The Legal Framework for Arbitration in China

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: In the terrotories of Hong Kong and Macao
  • Legal Provisions: Arbitration Law of the People´s Republic of China. An English translation is available on the website of the Ministry of Commerce.

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (accession: 22 January 1987) reciprocity; commercial disputes.
  • European Convention: No.
  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification/accsession:7 January 1993); reservations: The Chinese Government would only consider submitting to the jurisdiction of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes over compensation resulting from expropriation and nationalization.
  • Energy Charter Treaty: observer by invitation.

Arbitral Institutions

Last updated November 2016