Supreme Court considers Article IV of New York Convention for registration of arbitral awards


In the recent Supreme Court case Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications v Alrena Investments Limited,(1) the appellants challenged the first-instance court judgment which had refused the registration and execution in Cyprus of an arbitral award issued by the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry on December 27 2011. The appellants claimed that the first-instance judge had erred in concluding that the requirement under Article IV(1)(a) of the New York Convention 1958 – which is incorporated into Cypriot law through Law 84/1979 – had not been fulfilled.

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