James Rogers, a partner in our Hong Kong office, discusses the existing restrictions which prevent international arbitral institutions from administering domestic arbitrations in China and highlights that these restrictions might be liberalised in the future. James considers the potential impact of a recent decision of the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China in relation to the validity of an arbitration agreement providing for ICC arbitration in Shanghai (Anhui Longlide Packaging and Printing Co Ltd v BP Agnati SRL (2013) Min Si Ta Zi No. 13).

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