The book ‘Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards: The Interpretation and Application of the New York Convention by National Courts’, edited by Professor George A. Bermann, has just been published by Springer. I have contributed with a chapter on Macau (pp. 631-649). Here is the abstract:
This chapter reviews the interpretation and application of the New York Convention in Macau. Macanese courts have yet to apply the Convention even once. The case law is non-existent and the doctrine is silent. As such, judges and other practitioners have no experience in the Convention’s practical application. However, given the rise of arbitration generally in Asia over the past decade, it is expected that arbitration will become more popular in Macau. Further, as economic development in Macau continues to boom, disputes involving Macau and Macanese parties are expected to rise. As the caseload increases in the future, the law in Macau on the Convention will develop. Due to the lack of experience with the Convention in Macau, there are no suggestions to offer for its improvement.