The New York Convention of 1958

The New York Convention of 1958 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards is the single most important legal text in international commercial arbitration: it defines the international currency of international arbitration agreements and arbitral awards. Students taking The New York Convention of 1958 course obtain a unique insight into the workings of the Convention and into the great challenges it faces to keep current with the world of arbitration as it has evolved since 1958. Indeed, since the publication in 1981 of his classical treatisse "The New York Convention of 1958: Towards a Uniform Judicial Interpretation", Professor Albert Jan van den Berg has been widely recognized as the worldwide expert on the topic.

This intensive course is taught in the academic years 2023-2024 and 2024-2025.