Suzhou court refuses to enforce arbitral award rendered by CIETAC Shanghai

In May 2013, the Suzhou Intermediate People’s Court refused to enforce an arbitral award rendered by the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission Shanghai Sub-commission (CIETAC Shanghai), which has changed its name to, inter alia, the Shanghai International Arbitration Centre (SHIAC).

The decision adds more uncertainty to the on-going difference between, on the one hand, SHIAC as well as CIETAC’s South China Sub-commission based in Shenzhen (CIETAC Shenzhen), and on the other hand the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission’s Headquarters in Beijing (CIETAC Beijing)…

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