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The court decisions available on this website interpret and apply the New York Convention. These court decisions are in most cases published in the Yearbook Commercial Arbitration since its Volume I (1976). 

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The court decisions available on this website interpret and apply the New York Convention.

  1. Most decisions are reported in the Yearbook Commercial Arbitration, published by ICCA since 1976, and are numbered as in the Yearbook (e.g., US no. 954).

  2. Other decisions are indicated by country, date, and a short name (e.g., UK 18 June 2020 Alexander Brothers).

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    GUATEMALA 1 B

    See also Corte de Constitucionalidad, Apelación de Amparo, 5 April 2005 (Apatlán, Sociedad Anónima v. Respondent) GUATEMALA 1 A

    Corte de Constitucionalidad, Apelación de Amparo, 4 September 2008

    (Apatlán, Sociedad Anónima v. Respondent)

    301

    The court discusses the principle that the procedure for the enforcement of awards under the Convention is governed by the lex fori, as well as procedural issues (such as the competent enforcement court) not falling under the specific cases of ¶¶ 302-307.

    Procedure for enforcement in general
    504 Paragraph 1 - Ground a: Invalidity of the arbitration agreement - Agreement referred to in Art. II
    GUATEMALA 2

    Corte de Constitucionalidad, Inconstitucionalidad en Caso Concreto, 11 March 2008 (Corporación de Fianzas, Confianza, Sociedad Anónima and Texaco Guatemala Inc.)

    301

    The court discusses the principle that the procedure for the enforcement of awards under the Convention is governed by the lex fori, as well as procedural issues (such as the competent enforcement court) not falling under the specific cases of ¶¶ 302-307.

    Procedure for enforcement in general
    501

    The court discusses questions relating to the general approach taken by the Convention to the grounds for refusal of recognition and enforcement, including its pro-enforcement bias, as well as the system of the Convention, under which recognition and enforcement may only be denied on seven listed grounds and the petitioner has only the obligations set out in Art. IV.

    Grounds are exhaustive
    502

    The court discusses the principle that the merits of the award may not be reviewed and that the court may only carry out a limited review of the award to ascertain grounds for refusal.

    No re-examination of the merits of the arbitral award
    704(A) Panama Convention of 1975
  • Excerpt Topics
    GUATEMALA 1 A

    See also Corte de Constitucionalidad, Apelación de Amparo, 4 September 2008 (Apatlán, Sociedad Anónima v. Respondent) GUATEMALA 1 B

    Corte de Constitucionalidad, Apelación de Amparo, 5 April 2005 

    (Apatlán, Sociedad Anónima v. Respondent)

    301

    The court discusses the principle that the procedure for the enforcement of awards under the Convention is governed by the lex fori, as well as procedural issues (such as the competent enforcement court) not falling under the specific cases of ¶¶ 302-307.

    Procedure for enforcement in general
    504 Paragraph 1 - Ground a: Invalidity of the arbitration agreement - Agreement referred to in Art. II