The Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Russia, by William R. Spiegelberger. Juris, 2014. Pp. 316.*
Appealing to academics and practitioners alike, William Spiegelberger’s recent book emerges as a welcome addition to the literature on Russian enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. The treatise stands at the forefront of this complex field, as Spiegelberger masterfully succeeds in distilling hundreds of Russian enforcement cases from the past decade into an exceedingly useful breakdown. The result is a publication that is both comprehensive and user-friendly.
From the outset, William Spiegelberger delineates a clear objective in his book. He aspires to chart a course for non-Russian counsel and clients to help them traverse the unfamiliar landscape of enforcing a foreign arbitral award in Russia. In doing so, the author lays out the framework of the Russian enforcement process, outlining the applicable laws, treaties, rules, and enforcing court system.