Supreme Court strict on form but arbitration-friendly on refusal grounds under New York Convention
Dr. Elisabeth Vanas-Metzler und Mag. Tobias Birsak, ILO Newsletter vom 26. Mai 2016

The Supreme Court recently considered several formal objections under the New York Convention, as well as several alleged grounds for refusal. The court adopted a rather strict approach with regard to the authentication requirement under the convention, while reiterating that the convention should generally be interpreted in favour of the recognition and enforcement of foreign awards.