Global Arbitration Review
Matthew Townsend and James Rogers
December 12, 2011 view as PDF
English and Chinese perspectives on international arbitration was the theme of a recent event co-hosted in Beijing by the China Britain Law Institute, or CBLI, and the Bar Council of England and Wales. CBLI co-founder Matthew Townsend and his colleague James Rogers, both of Fulbright & Jaworski's Beijing and Hong Kong offices, report.
Arbitration procedure and culture
Western businesses can be wary of arbitrating in mainland China. Sometimes this trepidation is justified, and sometimes less so. Nevertheless, it is a fact of commercial life that, through the effect of domestic legislation and the bargaining power of Chinese parties to China-related international commercial contracts, international disputes are often settled by arbitration in the PRC.
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