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The newyorkconvention.org website gives you access to information regarding the New York Convention in general, its history, its interpretation and application by the courts. You will also find a bibliography, and other relevant matters such as a "draft" for a revised Convention. 

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In Brief


The newyorkconvention.org website is an initiative of Albert Jan van den Berg.

Professor Albert Jan van den Berg is a partner at Hanotiau & van den Berg in Brussels, Belgium.  He is and has been sole, presiding and party-appointed arbitrator in numerous international arbitrations (ad hoc, AAA/ICDR, CRCICA, DIAC, DRCAFTA, ECT, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, NAFTA, NAI, OHADA, SCAI, SCC, SIAC, and UNCITRAL), relating to, inter alia, airports, aviation, banking, broadcasting, construction, defense projects, distributorship, electricity and gas supply, fashion, futures and options, gambling, information technology, insurance and re-insurance, investments, joint ventures, licensing, media, mining, nuclear energy, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, post M&A, post-privatization, professional associations, real estate, sales, satellites, shale gas, solar energy, sports, telecom, turnkey projects. Professor van den Berg also frequently acts as counsel in international commercial arbitration matters and in setting aside proceedings.

Professor van den Berg is on many panels of arbitrators, including the American Arbitration Association (AAA), New York; Arbitral Tribunal for Football, World Cup Division for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, Geneva;  Asian International Arbitration Centre, Kuala Lumpur; Center for Arbitration and Conciliation, Bogotá Chamber of Commerce; Center for Arbitration and Mediation, Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada; China  International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), Beijing; CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution; Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC); Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Indonesian Board of National Arbitration (BANI), Jakarta;  International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Washington; Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI); and Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC); Vienna International Arbitral Center (VIAC).  He is an arbitrator on the Arbitral Tribunal concerning the Bank for International Settlements (Hague Treaty of 20 January 1930).

Professor van den Berg is Honorary President of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), having served as President from 2014 to 2016. He was also President and Secretary-General of the NAI and Vice-President of the London Court of  International Arbitration (LCIA). He is Emeritus Professor of Law (arbitration chair) at Erasmus University, Rotterdam. He is currently Co-Chair of the International Arbitration Program and Visiting Professor at the University of Miami School of Law. He is also a Visiting Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC and Tsinghua University Law School, Beijing and member of the Faculty of the Geneva University Master of Laws in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS), Geneva. Professor van den Berg was General Editor of ICCA Publications from 1986 to 2018. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Global Arbitration Review, London and the Tijdschrift voor Arbitrage, Rotterdam; and the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of World Investment & Trade; Advisory Board, Arab Yearbook of Public and Private International Law. He has extensively published and lectured on international arbitration and has founded and maintains a website on the New York Convention on the Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (newyorkconvention.org). His legal education includes law degrees from the University of Amsterdam (1973), University of Aix-en-Provence (1974) and New York University (1975), as well as doctoral degrees from the University of Aix-en-Provence (1977) and Erasmus University, Rotterdam (1981).

Professor van den Berg is a member of the CIETAC International Advisory Board; Commission on Arbitration and ADR of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Paris;  LCIA Company, London; ICCA; International Advisory Board of the HKIAC; Council, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA); Arbitrator Committee, Thailand Arbitration Center; Arbitration Court, Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC); Advisory Board of the Geneva University MIDS; Board of Trustees of the Institute of International Commercial Law of Pace University School of Law; and Executive Committee, Asian Academy of International Law (AAIL). He is Awareness Ambassador of the ICC Task Force on Disability Inclusion in International Arbitration. Professor van den Berg was awarded “Arbitration Lawyer of the Year Award” by The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers in 2006, 2011, and 2017, and “Best Prepared and Most Responsive Arbitrator” by the Global Arbitration Review in 2013 and listed in Chambers, ranked Band 1 (2023) and Who’s Who Legal, Global Elite Thought Leader (2023).

Professor van den Berg is the author of "The New York Arbitration Convention of 1958. Towards a Uniform Judicial Interpretation" (1981) (referred to as "NYAC I"), which is available online here.

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