Region: China

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

Join us for GAR Live: Beijing

Readers are invited to join us for GAR Live: Beijing, which will address topics including arbitration in Asia and the dos and don’ts of cross examination.

18 August 2021

Hong Kong court enforces against Chinese state entity

A Hong Kong court has enforced a Lebanese steel trader’s LCIA award against a Chinese state-owned entity that was found to have used “guerrilla tactics” in the arbitration after its parent company went bankrupt.

17 August 2021

China publishes draft revised law

TRANSLATION ADDED: On 30 July, China's Ministry of Justice published a consultation draft of revisions to the Chinese Arbitration Law that would considerably liberalise its arbitration infrastructure. Fangda Partners’ Lin Yanhua and Matthew Townsend identify some key takeaways for international parties from the recently circulated draft amendments.

09 August 2021

Five case studies under the China-Hong Kong interim relief arrangement

Three Fangda lawyers – partner Diane Peng in Beijing and counsel Matthew Townsend and Fabian Roday in Hong Kong – summarise 5 real life cases in which they have obtained interim relief in mainland China in support of Hong Kong-seated arbitrations, highlighting the requirements, pitfalls and best practices.

20 July 2021

China to face the music over jazz festival

A Swiss investor has made good on his threat to file a treaty claim against China after his company was stripped of the rights to run an annual international jazz festival on the island of Hainan.

13 July 2021

Hong Kong enacts updates to enforcement arrangements with mainland

All mainland China-seated arbitral awards are now enforceable in Hong Kong and parties can pursue parallel enforcement in both jurisdictions, after the special administrative region enacted updates to an arrangement on mutual enforcement of awards.

16 June 2021

Australian court enforces award over failed textiles IPO

A court in Melbourne has enforced a Chinese venture capital fund’s US$27 million CIETAC award against Australian investors over the failed IPO of a sheepskin and textiles business.

24 May 2021

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