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China proposes dedicated “Belt and Road” court

Supreme People’s Court Monitor has published a highly informative article on proposals by the SPC relating to China’s”Belt and Road” initiative. These include establishing a dedicated court, along the lines of the Singapore International Commercial Court, to hear Belt & … Continue reading

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Herbert Smith Freehills hires three new projects and disputes partners in China

Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed three partners to its Mainland China team, specialising in projects and projects-related disputes. Hew Kian Heong is one of the leading international construction and infrastructure disputes lawyers in China, regularly acting for Chinese and international … Continue reading

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China-related investment arbitrations: three recent developments

The last two months have delivered three notable developments in China-related investment arbitrations.  In addition to the third known claim to be lodged at ICSID against the People's Republic of China (PRC), two recent and potentially inconsistent decisions in claims … Continue reading

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ICSID issues first award involving China as Respondent, finding in host state’s favour

In an award dated 9 March 2017, the Tribunal in an ICSID arbitration between Korean investor Ansung Housing Co., Ltd and China dismissed all claims as time-barred. The Claimant's attempt to circumvent the limitation period by relying on the most … Continue reading

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Supreme People’s Court promulgates comprehensive judicial interpretation on PRC Civil Procedure Law

On 30 January 2015, the PRC Supreme People’s Court (SPC) promulgated its Judicial Interpretation of the Civil Procedure Law (the Interpretation)[1] which came into effect on 4 February 2015. The Interpretation aims to assist implementation of the current Civil Procedure … Continue reading

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Herbert Smith Freehills wins China award as Dispute Resolution International Law Firm of the Year

Herbert Smith Freehills has again won the title of “Dispute Resolution International Law Firm of the Year – Hong Kong & China” at the Chambers and Partners Awards ceremony held in Hong Kong on 17 February 2014. The awards reflect … Continue reading

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Herbert Smith Freehills’ Justin D’Agostino appointed to the HKIAC Executive Committee

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Justin D’Agostino to the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) Executive Committee.   In advance of the HKIAC’s 30th anniversary and following the recent revision of the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules (see … Continue reading

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CIETAC split update: Chinese courts’ approach to enforcing awards rendered by SCIA and SHIAC

Since CIETAC announced on 1 August 2012 that it had suspended the authorisation of its Shanghai and South China (Shenzhen) sub-commissions to accept and administer arbitrations,there have been a number of developments. The former Shanghai and South China sub-commissions have … Continue reading

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Sovereignty over Islands and Consequences for Maritime Boundaries: The Dispute over Senkaku/Diaoyu/Diaoyutai Islands

The last few weeks have seen anti-Japanese protests in almost a dozen Chinese cities.  Demonstrators took to the streets apparently in response to the latest developments in a long-standing dispute between China and Japan concerning a group of islands in … Continue reading

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