China & Singapore Agree to Assemble Multi-National BRI Mediation Panel

During the opening speech of the China-Singapore International Commercial Dispute Resolution Conference, held on January 24, Senior Minister of State for Health and Law Edwin Tong announced China and Singapore’s agreement to assemble a panel of international mediators to help resolve disputes regarding China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

The Belt and Road Initiative (“BRI”) is China’s effort to advance regional cooperation throughout Asia by building infrastructure, trade, and investment connections between China and many other Asian countries. Currently, BRI-related disputes are resolved through litigation or arbitration, but both of those mechanisms heavily rely on western theories of conflict resolution, according to […]

China & Singapore Agree to Assemble Multi-National BRI Mediation Panel 2019-03-18T18:08:44+00:00

Beijing Arbitration Center’s New Draft Investment Rules

The Beijing Arbitration Commission/Beijing International Arbitration Center (BAC) released the Beijing Arbitration Commission/Beijing International Arbitration Center International Investment Arbitration Rules (the Rules) for public comment on February 12, 2019. The BAC drafted the rules to accommodate the growing industry of Chinese and foreign investment arbitrations while simultaneously attempting to solve many of the reported issues plaguing current investment arbitration systems.  In response to industry concerns, the Rules propose the following innovative elements, among other creative provisions:

  1. Unity. The Rules aim to facilitate both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations by incorporating both institutional arbitration rules and ad hoc procedural guidelines from the
Beijing Arbitration Center’s New Draft Investment Rules
2019-03-19T16:37:45+00:00