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Critically evaluate the incorporation into the New York Convention of the restriction that only the courts of the seat of an arbitration can annul an award. Are the policies of the Convention served by this limitation, and what would be the consequences if no such limitation existed?

Article V of the New York Convention states that one ground for an award not being recognised is that “The award has not yet become binding on the parties, or has been set aside or suspended by a competent authority of the country in which, or under the law of which, that award was made”. Therefore, an annulment by a court not of the seat of arbitration would, under this ground, still be valid. 
The aim of the New York Convention is to promote the enforcement of arbitration awards in different countries to where the arbitration award was made. This is necessary for international arbitration to work. I will now consider the aforementioned restriction in Article V in the light of this aim of the Convention. Positive aspects to the restriction: 1.The role of foreign courts is to enforce not to annul: In order for international arbitration to work, foreign courts must uphold the arbitration awards made in other jurisdictions. If they didn’t then the arbitration award would be undermined. How…

Critically compare the doctrines of competence-competence adopted by American and French courts. Which is superior?


Should arbitral awards annulled at the seat of the arbitration be enforced by the courts of other countries?