The 1958 New York Convention Hot Topics and Recent Developments
Monday, 12 February 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (registration at 5:00 PM | lecture to start at 5:30 PM)
38/F Two Exchange Square | 8 Connaught Place, Central | Hong Kong
In 2010, UNCITRAL requested the assistance of two experts, Professor Emmanuel Gaillard and Professor George Bermann, to prepare a Guide on the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, 1958 (New York). The Guide, which was presented to the Commission in July 2016, aims to promote the uniform and effective interpretation and application of the Convention with a view to limit the risk that State practice diverge from its spirit. It is supplemented by a freely accessible online platform – newyorkconvention1958.org – which includes over 1800 decisions from multiple common law and civil law jurisdictions implementing the Convention. Following the presentation of the Guide, various speakers will discuss recent trends and case law on the application of the New York Convention.
Emmanuel Gaillard, Professor of Law, Head of Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration practice
Complimentary Registration | Seats are limited. Registration is accepted online based on a first-come-first serve approach