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CIETAC, SHIAC, SCIA: who will win?

Several controversial decisions made by the Chinese courts have attempted to address a lacuna left by the 2012/2013 breakaway of the CIETAC Shanghai and Shenzhen sub-commissions. However, recent developments at CIETAC indicate that CIETAC is unlikely to give up the fight for jurisdiction over such claims quite yet. Read our 2013 ARBlog entry for the background on the breakaway sub-commissions here.  In essence, following a dispute with CIETAC Beijing, the CIETAC Shanghai and Shenzhen sub-commissions broke away and established themselves as independent arbitration institutions with their own sets of rules

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