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Arbitration (Scotland) ACT 2010

Recognition and enforcement of New York Convention awards

Section 19 – Recognition and enforcement of New York Convention awards

70.Section 19 provides that New York Convention awards are recognised as binding on the parties between which they are made. Such an award is therefore capable of being relied upon by those parties as a defence, set-off or in any other way in any legal proceedings in Scotland. The court can order that such an award is enforceable in the same manner as a judgment or order of the court to the same effect.

71.A New York Convention award will also continue to be enforceable in accordance with the general law by summary diligence (as with enforcement under section 12 of the Act - see paragraph 49 above) provided the usual requirements are met. For instance, the arbitration agreement must contain consent to registration of the award in the Books of Council and Session for execution and the agreement and award must be so registered.

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