Published: June 2012
International arbitral awards are generally expected to be enforceable worldwide. The international community has provided a set of rules for ensuring their certainty, finality, and portability. The Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (“New York Convention”)1 “provides a carefully structured framework for the review and enforcement of international arbitral awards” and currently has 146 parties.3 The New York Convention contains a …
*Allen B. Green is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP. He represents clients in international arbitration and court litigation, focusing on those involving governmental parties and issues arising under international government contracts.
**Josh Weiss holds a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School and is a law clerk to the Honorable Gerald E. Rosen, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, for the 2011/12 term.