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Update on the “turf war” between CIETAC and its former sub-commissions

We have previously reported on the jurisdictional turf war between CIETAC and its former sub-commissions and the recent decisions of the Shanghai and Shenzhen courts confirming the legitimacy of the newly established Shanghai International Arbitration Centre (“SHIAC”) and Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (“SCIA”) (see our previous blog post). The approach adopted in these cases was confirmed in two recent decisions by the Shenzhen court (on 21 January 2015) and the Beijing court (on 13 February 2015) (“the Recent Decisions“). In both cases, the court ruled that the SCIA (as

New alternative for dispute resolution in China – Shanghai Free-Trade Zone Arbitration

While Chinese and foreign companies may be familiar with mediation and arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (“ADR“) in China, the concept of arbitration with a flavour of Free-Trade Zone (“FTZ“) may be something new. Nonetheless, the Shanghai international Arbitration Centre (“SHIAC“), formerly known as the Shanghai Sub-commission of CIETAC (which stands for the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission) recently offered this alternative for the Shanghai FTZ, which alternative is also expressly backed up by the Courts in Shanghai. For those doing business in China and/or

Suzhou Court Refuses to Enforce Arbitral Award rendered by CIETAC Shanghai (also known as SHIAC)

In May 2013, the Suzhou Intermediate People’s Court refused to enforce an arbitral award rendered by the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission Shanghai Sub-commission (“CIETAC Shanghai”), which changed its name in April 2013 to the Shanghai International Arbitration Centre (“SHIAC” or 上海国际仲裁中心), and also became known as the Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (“SIETAC” or 上海国际经济贸易仲裁委员会).  The official logo of the new organisation uses “SHIAC” for short. In essence, the decision was based on the following findings:

Shanghai International Arbitration Centre – A New Chapter

In a further development of the on-going saga of development of arbitral institutions in China, on Thursday 11 April 2013, a press conference was held in Shanghai to announce the establishment of the Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (“SIETAC” or 上海国际经济贸易仲裁委员会).  SIETAC is also to be known as the Shanghai International Arbitration Centre (“SHIAC” or 上海国际仲裁中心).  The official logo of the new organisation uses “SHIAC” for short. Accordingly to the official announcement of the SHIAC: Upon the approval by the Shanghai Municipal Government and agreed by the Shanghai