JCAA Announces New Sets of Rules

Overview The Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA) has issued an announcement that it is (i) amending its two current sets of arbitration rules and (ii) introducing a revolutionary set of rules designed to provide efficient and cheap civil-law style arbitration.… Read more

China’s highest court addresses CIETAC split

The Supreme People's Court of China (the SPC) has taken steps to bring consistency to decisions involving CIETAC, China's largest arbitral commission, and its breakaway sub-commissions in Shanghai and Shenzhen. (See our posts of 14 August 2012 and 12 July 2013 for… Read more

Hong Kong tables amendments to arbitration law

On 28 March 2013, Hong Kong gazetted The Arbitration (Amendment) Bill 2013. The Bill will amend Hong Kong's Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609) to implement an arrangement for mutual enforcement of awards between Hong Kong and Macao, allow for enforcement of… Read more

CIETAC Split: the latest developments and how to proceed

CIETAC Beijing announced on 1 August that it had suspended the authorisation of its Shanghai and South China (Shenzhen) sub-commissions to accept and administer arbitrations.  In response, the Shanghai and South China sub-commissions published a joint statement on 4 August,… Read more