King & Wood Mallesons review the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) rules governing the arbitration of international investment disputes and the CIETAC Investment Dispute Resolution Centre in Beijing as the default centre to administer those Rules. The authors note that how the Rules will be adopted in practice remains to be seen; the Rules could be included in investment contracts between Chinese investors and host country governments and could also be incorporated into China’s investment treaty regime (currently, China has more than 130 bilateral and multilateral investment treaties in place, including 56 bilateral investment treaties with countries on the Belt and Road).
About Phillip Rompotis
Phillip practices as a barrister and arbitrator in Hong Kong. He has over 25 years’ litigation and arbitration experience in commercial disputes relating to construction & engineering, financial services, joint venture & shareholders agreements, technology, trusts, property and landlord & tenant. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of various lists/panels of arbitrators.View