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Foreign Arbitration Institutions Now Permitted to Administer Arbitration in Shanghai FTZ

China - December 4 2019 On October 21, 2019, the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Justice (the “Shanghai BOJ”) passed the Administrative Measures for Business Offices…

Terence Wong, Ya’nan Zhao

New Interim Relief Arrangement in Aid of Arbitral Proceedings between Hong Kong and China Effective on October 1, 2019

China, Hong Kong - October 1 2019 China’s Supreme People’s Court (“SPC”) and the Hong Kong Department of Justice (“DOJ”) have announced that the Arrangement Concerning Mutual…

Terence Wong, Ya’nan Zhao

Recent Decision Highlights the Importance of Arbitration Agreements Having Express Language Selecting the Arbitration Seat and Governing Law

Singapore - September 3 2019 On 1 July 2019, the High Court of Singapore issued a ruling in the case of BNA v. BNB affirming the jurisdiction of a Singapore-seated tribunal by…

Terence Wong, Ya’nan Zhao

Chinese court set aside part of an arbitral award related to a non-signatory to the arbitration agreement

China - August 28 2019 On April 29, 2019, the Wuhan Intermediate People’s Court (the “Court”) issued a ruling partially setting aside an arbitral award because it involved…

Terence Wong, Ya’nan Zhao

The Current Status of Enforcing U.S. Judgments in China

China, USA - July 30 2019 Chinese courts have now only twice recognized and enforced U.S. civil court judgments. Most recently, a Chinese company successfully obtained a…

Terence Wong, Ya’nan Zhao