The Chinese firm is acting in a billion-dollar real estate dispute Based in Beijing and Shanghai, Hui Zhong Law Firm was founded in 2013 as one of the first Chinese law firms to specialize in dispute resolution and has significant experience in the field thanks to its senior partners.

Albert Vandenberg, from the Netherlands, was elected as the next chairman of the International Commission of Commercial Arbitration on November 1. He would start to perform his duties as the chairman from April of 2014. He has been the general editor for the International Commercial Arbitration Yearbook of the ICCA since 1986, the general editor…

Ms. Zheng Ruohua has been chosen by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Center as the next chairwoman. She will officially start to perform her duty as a chairwoman from January 1, 2014. Ms. Zheng Ruohua is a renowned expert in international arbitration. She currently is the deputy-chairwoman of the International Commission of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)…

American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) announced that commercial case referred to AAA shall apply to newly revised Commercial Arbitration Rules (the “Rules”) from Oct,1,2013. The main areas of revision are outlined below. – Mediation in the arbitration A Subject to the right of any party to opt out, in cases where a claim or counterclaim exceeds…

The HKIAC 2013 Arbitration Rules, HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules 2013 (the “Rules”), came into effect on November 1st. The new HKIAC arbitration rules will take place of the 2008 version of arbitration rules. The new arbitration rules continues the “light touch” approach, providing effective institutional assistance on the basis that party autonomy is substantially respected….

The ICC new Mediation Rules comes into effect on January 1st, 2014, replacing the ICC ADR Rules which was launched by ICC 13 years ago. The ICC Mediation Rules are managed by ADR Center (“Center”) of ICC as an individual management institution within the ICC. The center is the only authorized institution to manage the…

Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (hereinafter “JCAA”) has amended its Commercial Arbitration Rules recently, and the amended rules will come into force on February 1st, 2014. The last major amendments of JCAA Commercial Arbitration Rules dates back to year 2004, and was afterwards amended twice with minor changes in year 2006 and 2008. In the decade,…

The UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency in Treaty-based investor-State Arbitration stipulated by The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”) will be effected on April 1, 2014. The promulgation of the rules will have significant effect on the investment treaty arbitration practice. Treaty resolving the disputes between investor and nation in international investment treaty is…

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) originally promulgated its mediation and arbitration rules in 1994, providing speedy, flexible and cost-effective services through methods besides courts for parties to resolve intellectual property and technology disputes. In recent years, considering the revisions of UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and the development of practice of arbitration, WIPO starts to revise…

According to the Statement submitted by the British government to the UN Secretary General on 24th of February in 2014, the 1958 UN Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (“1958 New York Convention”) shall be applicable to British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) from 25th of May in 2014. There are great chances…

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