IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C3.6, Convention Centre, Level 3

Session information

Recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards: the force of a multilateral regime in protectionist markets

Thursday 12 October (1615 - 1730)

Room C3.6, Convention Centre, Level 3


Arbitration Committee (Lead)


This session will examine classic and extreme examples of awards that reach the enforcement stage and how states respond under the New York Convention. Are awards not being enforced because of pervading national economic interests or does the New York Convention still function well and properly marginalise domestic national interests?

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Christian Leathley Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, New York, New York, USA; Chair, Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards Subcommittee


Professor Mohamed Abdel Wahab Zulficar & Partners, Cairo, Egypt; Vice Chair, Arbitration Committee
Cecilia Carrara Legance, Rome, Italy
Reza Mohtashami KC Three Crowns, London, England; Secretary, Arbitration Committee
Ina Popova Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, New York, USA