590. Recognition and enforcement of New York Convention awards.

590.     Recognition and enforcement of New York Convention awards.

A New York Convention award1 must be recognised as binding on the persons as between whom it was made, and may accordingly be relied on by those persons by way of defence, set-off or otherwise in any legal proceedings in England, Wales or Northern Ireland2. A New York Convention award may, by permission of the court3, be enforced in the same manner as a judgment or order of the court to the same effect4. Where permission is so given, judgment may be entered in terms of the award5.

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