Mr Jacob Smit

Jacob Smit


Arbitration & ADR

Enforcement regimes under New York and Washington Conventions – a tale of two cities
International | 07 June 2018

There are two principal treaties which govern the enforcement of international arbitral awards in foreign jurisdictions: the New York Convention and the Washington Convention. The success of international arbitration (both commercial and investment treaty arbitration) can be attributed in large part to the global enforcement regimes created under these treaties. While the New York Convention is broader in scope, it contains more grounds for resisting enforcement than the Washington Convention.