Supreme Court instructs lower court to apply New York Convention

Dispute Resolution / Litigation & Arbitration

Dr. Nikolaus Pitkowitz, ILO Newsletter vom 10. Juli 2015

The Supreme Court recently issued clear instructions that when it comes to the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards, Austrian law must not be applied where it is superseded by international treaties, such as the New York Convention. However, the convention contains no specific rules regarding the service of documents. Therefore, the decisive issue is whether national rules may nevertheless be applied in such a situation.


Dr. Nikolaus Pitkowitz

M.B.L.-HSG Partner