"Anton G. Maurer has made a serious and comprehensive study of the history, interpretation and application of various relevant jurisdictions, and it contains a detailed description of the developments in Brazil, Russia,
India, and China. The result of his work will surely become a valuable tool for both academics and practicing lawyers."
--Eduardo Zuleta, Co-Director of the Dispute Resolution and Investment Protection Department, Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta, Bogota; Co-Chair IBA Arbitration Committee
"Dr. Maurer has written a tour de force that will be a valuable work of reference for all international arbitration practitioners with its width and depth of coverage, and its detailed analysis of critical court decisions from all the major arbitration centres. This is a true work of scholarship on one of the most controversial subjects in international arbitration, which also provides in its footnotes a valuable source of other primary materials on the subject."
--Michael Hwang S.C., Michael Hwang Chambers
"In practice, when an award is refused enforcement under the New York Convention, it is done on the basis of the public policy exception. The major interest of Mr. Maurer's book is that it combines an in-depth analysis of the history of Article V(2)(b) of the New York Convention and a very detailed study of the way it is applied in the major jurisdictions. It is an indispensable complement to all the studies which were published these last years on public policy in international arbitration."
--Bernard Hanotiau, Hanotiau & van den Berg; Professor of Law, Universities of Louvain and Namur (Belgium)
"This book off ers a very valuable resource in understanding one of the most controversial exceptions to enforcement under the New York Convention. It provides an in-depth analysis of the drafting history of the Convention and a very useful survey of how important arbitral jurisdictions have interpreted the public policy principle."
- Barry Leon, Partner and Head of the International Arbitration Group, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l., Toronto
"A thorough and thoughtful examination of the public policy exception with a global panorama of jurisprudence; particularly striking for the reader is the analysis of the history of how the New York Convention came into being and is therefore of enormous practical assistance to the present-day practitioner. A book for the desk top."
- Klaus Reichert, S.C., Brick Court Chambers, London; Council Member, ICCA
"Thoroughly researched and well written, The Public Policy Exception under the New York Convention will become a reference work for practitioners and scholars at the cutting edge of modern arbitration. Congratulations to Anton G. Maurer on his outstanding achievement!"
- Ariel (Lu) Ye, Partner and Head of Cross Border Dispute Resolution, King & Wood, Mallesons, Beijing
"This book is a valuable addition to the development of international arbitration especially with regard to the interpretation of the New York Convention. The book deals incisively with the drafting history and interpretation of Article V(2)(b). The comparative study of the public policy exception in various countries is extremely useful to arbitration practitioners as they would be able to have an immediate insight as to the manner in which the courts of those jurisdictions are interpreting the public policy exceptions. The decisions of the courts of the various jurisdictions are discussed critically. This is supplemented by copious footnotes and references to academic writings. The book deals in detail, with the approach of the courts of BRIC countries namely Brazil, Russia, India and China, where the problems of enforcement of arbitral awards are legion. This is a book that a practitioner of international arbitration should have in his library."
- Cecil Abraham, Senior Partner, Dispute Resolution Practice Group, Zul Rafique & Partners
"Anton G. Maurer has accomplished an extraordinary and impressive work by presenting a very detailed and profound analysis of the history, interpretation and application of the public policy exception under the New York Convention. Maurer's publication surely will become a well-thumbed handbook for anyone dealing with the enforcement of arbitral awards under the New York Convention."
- Dr. Georg von Segesser, Partner, FCIArb., Schellenberg Wittmer
"Mr. Maurer's treatise is a tour de force, providing a comprehensive analysis of the New York Convention’s 'Public Policy Exception,' including its travaux preparatoire and application by courts worldwide. It is an indispensible resource for any law firm that seeks to enforce or to challenge the enforcement of an international arbitration award in domestic courts."
- Kenneth B. Reisenfeld, Partner, Patton Boggs LLP, Chair, International Arbitration Practice; former Chair, ABA Section of International Law
"This is a very well written book and a result of extensive research. It is a must for those professionals who deal with private international law and international arbitration."
- Fernando Eduardo Serec, Head Partner in the Litigation and Arbitration practice groups of Tozzini Freire Advogados, Sao Paulo