The book exposes the difficulties of the 1958 New York Convention—widely regarded as one of the most important treaties in international trade—and explores the potential solutions to these challenges. The detailed chapters examine each substantive article of the New York Convention and present a succinct selection of landmark cases for in-depth analysis. Paulsson has studied more than 1,700 decisions rendered under the Convention since its inception. The insights of the book will help lawyers and judges discover practical ways to respond to questions of application situated in the Convention.
The foreword is written by Judge Stephen Schwebel, former president of the International Court of Justice. He notes, “Ms. Paulsson’s style is lucid and her analyses are incisive. She has produced an important treatise on a treaty of great legal and practical importance.”
Before publishing this book, Ms. Paulsson co- authored the ICCA Guide on the 1958 New York Convention and has taught on the 1958 United Nations Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (“The New York Convention”) for the last decade. She also teaches in the University of Miami School of Law’s White & Case International Arbitration LLM Program on the New York Convention.