Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards - study on arbitrability (2016)

The Subcommittee on Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards conducted in 2016 a comparative study on 'non-arbitrability' as a defence to the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards under the New York Convention. For such purpose, the Subcommittee has solicited and received reports from Arbitration Committee members reporting jurisdiction by jurisdiction on the treatment of arbitrability by the domestic courts in the context of enforcement of arbitration agreements and of foreign arbitral awards.

Each country report indicates its author(s) who may be contacted who may be contacted with questions or suggestions. If you have questions, comments or suggestions generally about the general and country reports, or if you want to prepare a country report for a country not yet covered by the study, please contact the Chair of the Subcommittee, Pascal Hollander, Hanotiau & van den Berg, Brussels, at

These reports are not intended as and must not be considered as legal advice.

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