This guide provides an overview of the global framework of international commercial arbitration - the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, also known as the New York Arbitration Convention. The book provides comprehensive insight into the laws of international arbitration for the world's most important jurisdictions in the arena of international arbitration: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, England/Wales, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, the Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. The country reports focus on international arbitration, and, where applicable, point to specific rules applying to domestic arbitration in a specific jurisdiction. Each country report follows a uniform structure along the following lines: an introduction, the arbitration agreement, the arbitral proceedings, and the control and the enforcement of arbitral awards. The book's contributors are experienced practitioners in arbitration from the featured countries.