The following Arbitration practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
Note: some of the guidance in this Practice Note was developed from content originally produced in partnership with Professor Robert Merkin and CMS. This Practice Note also includes some practical guidance provided by Richard Power of Clyde & Co LLP.
This Practice Note considers the recognition and enforcement of arbitration awards in England and Wales (England and English are used as convenient shorthand in this Practice Note).
Such awards include:
awards made where the seat of the arbitration was England, and
foreign awards, ie awards made where the seat of the arbitration was in a jurisdiction that was not England
Foreign awards include:
New York Convention awards, ie awards made where the seat of the arbitration was in states that have adopted the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the New York Convention). The UK ratified the New York Convention and it entered into force for the UK on 23 December 1975—see Practice Note: The New York Convention—the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards—an introduction for general guidance and information on the New York Convention
Geneva Convention on the Execution of Foreign Arbitral Awards 1927 (Geneva Convention) awards
awards where no international convention or treaty applies (there are very few instances where this is relevant)
For guidance on the meaning of an ‘award’ under English law, see Practice Note:
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