A Digest of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone Arbitration Rules: A More Liberal Development of Arbitration Practice in PRC

May 07, 2014

After splitting from the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (the CIETAC) through the notable “CIETAC split” event in 2012, the Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (the SHIAC), or the Shanghai International Arbitration Center, formerly known as the Shanghai Sub-commission of CIETAC, has taken on several bold and innovative attempts aimed at becoming one of the most advanced arbitration institutes in P. R. China. These attempts include the diligent promulgation and revision of its own arbitration rules since the split from CIETAC, and the establishment of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone Court of Arbitration (the Pilot Court) in October 2013.

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