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Shanghai allows foreign institutions to administer “foreign-related” arbitrations

06 November 2019

Shanghai is to allow foreign arbitral institutions to register in a free trade zone and administer “foreign-related” arbitrations seated in mainland China. Craig Celniker, Sarah Thomas, Cheryl Zhu and Nicole Tsui of Morrison Foerster consider whether the move is a step towards the liberalisation of China’s arbitration landscape or a missed opportunity.