Revamping arbitration system in the Shanghai free trade zone

By Vincent Mu and Chloe Lin, Martin Hu & Partners

The Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (SHIAC) formed the Arbitration Tribunal of China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in October 2013 for providing legal services for the arbitration of business matters of enterprises in the zone.

牟笛 Vincent Mu 胡光律师事务所 资深律师 Senior Associate Martin Hu & Partners
Vincent Mu
Senior Associate
Martin Hu & Partners

SHIAC published on 8 April 2014 the Arbitration Rules of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, which came into force on 1 May. The arbitration rules have introduced innovative and improved arbitration proceedings by incorporating the characteristics of the legal environment in the FTZ and learning the state-of-the-art concepts and practices of the international system.

Protecting the system

To ensure judiciary protection for the arbitration system, the Shanghai Second Intermediate People’s Court – the judicial review court designated by the Shanghai Higher People’s Court for governing arbitral cases of SHIAC – published on 4 May 2014 the Several Opinions Concerning the Application of the Arbitration Rules of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone to the Judicial Review and Enforcement of Arbitral Cases, which contain a total of 20 articles mainly covering the scope of application, basic principles, case filing, judicial review and enforcement.

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Vincent Mu is a senior associate and Chloe Lin is an associate at Martin Hu & Partners




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