The Most Comprehensive Book for the Most Successful Treaty—A Book Review for 'New York Convention: Article-by-Article Commentary' (2nd Edition, edited by Reinmar Wolff)
Contemporary Asia Arbitration Journal, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 313-318, May 2020
6 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2020
Date Written: May 29, 2020
The United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards of 1958 includes a concise list of articles. It is very important in ensuring the stability of the commercial transaction and making international commercial relations much more secured and predictable. The book “New York Convention: Article-by-Article Commentary” (2019, 2nd Edition, edited by Dr. Reinmar Wolff) is a huge volume to comprehensively elaborate all aspects of the substantive and administrative aspects of the extremely important international instrument of the New York Convention. It provides practical information to assist practitioners in conducting their cases and judges in deciding their decision of recognition and enforcement of specific arbitral awards. It engages in various in-depth theoretical discussions to enrich academic discourse of the Convention. It also provides critical opinions to help States Parties to the Convention to consider possible future reform of the Convention. For students, this is also a book to quickly build up needed knowledge for their future careers in international arbitration. This is the most comprehensive book for one of the most successful international treaties of the New York Convention.
Keywords: arbitral award, arbitration agreement, more-favourable-right provision, New York Convention, recognition and enforcement of arbitral award, Singapore Convention on Mediation
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