Arbitration—Macau—Q&A guide

The following Arbitration practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Arbitration—Macau—Q&A guide
  • 1. Is your jurisdiction a contracting state to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards? Since when has the Convention been in force? Were any declarations or notifications made under articles I, X and XI of the Convention? What other multilateral conventions relating to international commercial and investment arbitration is your country a party to?
  • 2. Do bilateral investment treaties exist with other countries?
  • 3. What are the primary domestic sources of law relating to domestic and foreign arbitral proceedings, and recognition and enforcement of awards?
  • 4. Is your domestic arbitration law based on the UNCITRAL Model Law? What are the major differences between your domestic arbitration law and the UNCITRAL Model Law?
  • 5. What are the mandatory domestic arbitration law provisions on procedure from which parties may not deviate?
  • 6. Is there any rule in your domestic arbitration law that provides the arbitral tribunal with guidance as to which substantive law to apply to the merits of the dispute?
  • 7. What are the most prominent arbitral institutions situated in your jurisdiction?
  • 8. Are there any types of disputes that are not arbitrable?
  • 9. What formal and other requirements exist for an arbitration agreement?
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Arbitration—Macau—Q&A guide

This Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to arbitration in Macau published as part of the Lexology Getting the Deal Through series by Law Business Research (published: February 2021).

Authors: JNV - Lawyers and Notaries—Jorge Neto Valente; Cristina Neto Valente

1. Is your jurisdiction a contracting state to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards? Since when has the Convention been in force? Were any declarations or notifications made under articles I, X and XI of the Convention? What other multilateral conventions relating to international commercial and investment arbitration is your country a party to?

The application of the New York Convention has been extended to the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (Macau) on 19 July 2005, by way of a note from the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Such extension is subject to the same reciprocity and commercial reservations that PRC had made on 22 January 1987, pursuant to article I of the 1958 New York Convention.

Macau has signed bilateral arrangements on mutual recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards with PRC (in 2007) and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (Hong Kong SAR) (in 2013).

2. Do bilateral investment treaties exist with other countries?

Macau entered into an agreement to increase economical and

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