Region: China

Chinese gas field award upheld in Singapore

An insolvent Hong Kong energy company has lost its bid to revive a US$340 million UNCITRAL claim against a Chinese state-owned entity relating to a gas field in the East China Sea.

07 January 2022

Are Chinese parties reluctant to arbitrate Belt and Road disputes?

The first-ever GAR Live in mainland China discussed Belt and Road disputes, with some suggesting Chinese parties are reluctant to submit such matters to international arbitration.

10 November 2021

Covid plea fails to halt Hong Kong share freeze

A Hong Kong court has granted an injunction in aid of a CIETAC claim over a share transfer that was terminated on the grounds of covid-19 and “deteriorating Sino-US relations”.

20 October 2021

Interpol defeats claim over jailed ex-president

An arbitral tribunal in The Hague has thrown out a claim brought against Interpol by the wife of its former president after he was detained by Chinese authorities on corruption charges.

19 October 2021

Bristol Myers faces billion-dollar claim over cancer drug

An ICC panel in New York is hearing a US$1.5 billion claim against US pharmaceuticals group Bristol Myers Squibb over the supply of a cancer therapy drug that was blocked by Chinese regulators.

15 October 2021

Cooperation on the menu in China

A highlight of China Arbitration Week, this year's China Arbitration Summit and Belt and Road Arbitration Institutions Forum affirmed China’s commitment to arbitration and particularly to strengthening international cooperation to develop talent and harmonise practice. Melody Chan, partner at White & Case in Hong Kong, and associates Philip Tan and Clemency Wang in Singapore, report.

04 October 2021

ICC announces new Asia and Middle East leadership

The International Chamber of Commerce has hired three new regional directors for business development of arbitration and ADR in Asia and the Middle East.

21 September 2021

Nigeria fights to reverse Chinese investor’s treaty win

Nigeria has asked a UK court to overturn the first known investment treaty award won by a mainland Chinese investor against an African state, in a dispute over a soured joint venture to develop a free trade zone near Lagos.

13 September 2021

Cambodia faces first known treaty claim

Chinese telecoms investors have filed an ICSID claim against Cambodia, the first known treaty-based arbitration the country has faced.

07 September 2021

Singaporean’s claim against China leaves ICSID

A Singaporean businessman’s ICSID claim against China has been discontinued as the parties agree to have the treaty dispute heard under UNCITRAL rules.

31 August 2021

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