欢迎阅读第七期《跨境》,我们定期报道全球国际仲裁动态。

Welcome to the seventh edition of Crossing Borders, a periodic review of developments in international arbitration across the world.

本期《跨境》聚焦中国提出的“一带一路”倡议及其对国际仲裁的影响。我们将探讨投资者在“一带一路”沿线国家和地区的投资中面临的主要风险和缓解策略,通过审慎设计投资结构、起草争议解决条款和利用商业和投资条约仲裁保护进行有针对性的投资保护的重要性。我们还将讨论与实施“一带一路”倡议相关的一个重要方面,即在中国承认和执行外国仲裁裁决。

In this edition, we focus on China’s Belt and Road initiative and its impact on international arbitration. We explore some of the key risks and mitigation strategies investors can use when making their investments along the Belt and Road, the importance of tailoring investment protections through careful structuring of investments, drafting of dispute resolution clauses and use of commercial and investment treaty arbitration protections. We also look at an area of significant practical importance to the initiative: the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in China.

我们随后会从利益相关方、香港国际仲裁中心和中国国际经济贸易仲裁委员会香港仲裁中心秘书长的视角探讨“一带一路”倡议。由于“一带一路”倡议对澳大利亚影响重大,我们还会介绍澳大利亚国际仲裁实践的最新动态。最后,我们会探究我们认为会影响“一带一路”相关争议的法律发展的主要方面,即在中国大陆执行中国国际经济贸易仲裁委员会香港仲裁中心的裁决,第三方资助和仲裁前置条件条款。我们还会介绍最近举行的关于应对“一带一路”相关风险的会议的最新情况。

We then take the measure of the initiative from key stakeholders, the Secretaries General at the HKIAC and CIETAC HK, and we provide updates on relevant developments in international arbitration practice in Australia. Finally, we examine key areas of legal development which will, we expect, impact Belt and Road disputes: enforcement of CIETAC HK awards in Mainland China, third party funding and waterfall clauses in arbitration agreements. We also provide an update on a recent Hong Kong conference dealing with Belt and Road risk.