Hong Kong—enforcement—New York Convention arbitration awards—procedure
Produced in partnership with Ernest Yang of DLA Piper (Hong Kong)
Hong Kong—enforcement—New York Convention arbitration awards—procedure

The following Arbitration guidance note Produced in partnership with Ernest Yang of DLA Piper (Hong Kong) provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Hong Kong—enforcement—New York Convention arbitration awards—procedure
  • The legal framework for the recognition and enforcement of New York Convention awards in Hong Kong
  • New York Convention awards and Hong Kong
  • Recognition and enforcement of New York Convention awards under the AO
  • What is the procedure for applying to permission to enforce a New York Convention awards?

This Practice Note considers the recognition and enforcement of New York Convention arbitral awards under the law of Hong Kong. It should be read in conjunction with Practice Note: Hong Kong—enforcement—New York Convention arbitration awards—grounds of refusal, as well as the other ‘Related documents’.

The legal framework for the recognition and enforcement of New York Convention awards in Hong Kong

The New York Convention is the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards 1958 adopted by the United Nations Conference on the International Commercial Arbitration and held at New York on 10 June 1958. For an introduction to the New York Convention, see Practice Note: The New York Convention—the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards—an introduction.

Section 87 of the Arbitration Ordinance, Chapter 609 (AO) and rule 10 of Order 73 of the Rules of the High Court, Chapter 4A (RHC) are the provisions relating to enforcement of a New York Convention award in Hong Kong:

  1. evidence to be produced for enforcement of New York Convention awards

  2. refusal of enforcement of New York Convention awards

New York Convention awards and Hong Kong

A New York Convention award means an arbitral award made in a state or the territory of a state, other than China or any part of China, which is a party to the New York