On 17 March 2018, CRCICA and Shearman & Sterling organized a Seminar on “The Interpretation and Application of the New York Convention: Taking Stock of the Practice”.The Seminar focused on the 1958 New York Convention Guide (the “Guide”) which services as a reference tool collating case laws from a wide number of jurisdictions. For public accessibility, the UNCITRAL set up an interactive online platform in cooperation with Shearman & Sterling and the Columbia Law School in 2012.
Against Prof. Emmanuel Gaillard’s background speech about the New York Convention Guide, other topics of the agenda focused on the application of articles 3 and 5 of the Convention by the Egyptian Courts, the website of theGuide and the contribution of CRCICA, among fifty selected international institutions, to the UNCITRAL Digest on the New York Convention Guide.
The Seminar was concluded by interesting Qs & As where useful interactive discussions were raised. The event witnessed diversity of participants from law firms, Egyptian Lawsuit Authority and State Council, public and private sector companies (construction, petroleum, and electrics companies in particular), as well as academics and students.