CIETAC (2015)—joinder and consolidation
Produced in partnership with Kevin Hong of Norton Rose Fulbright

The following Arbitration practice note produced in partnership with Kevin Hong of Norton Rose Fulbright provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • CIETAC (2015)—joinder and consolidation
  • Joinder of additional parties
  • How do I apply to join an additional party?
  • What information should the Request for Joinder contain?
  • Who decides the joinder application?
  • When is the deemed date of commencement of arbitration against the additional party?
  • What impact does the joinder of an additional party have on the proceedings?
  • When does the additional party have to submit its Statement of Defense (and/or Counterclaim)?
  • Consolidation of arbitrations
  • In what circumstances may consolidation be ordered?
  • More...

CIETAC (2015)—joinder and consolidation

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): Many arbitral organisations have responded to the coronavirus pandemic with practical guidance and/or changes to their usual procedures and ways of working. For information on how this content and relevant arbitration proceedings may be impacted, see Practice Note: Arbitral organisations and coronavirus (COVID-19)—practical impact. For additional information, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and arbitration—overview.

This Practice Note covers arbitration under the CIETAC Arbitration Rules 2015 (CIETAC Rules), which, generally, apply to arbitrations accepted by CIETAC on or after 1 January 2015 (CIETAC, art 84). For guidance on arbitration under the CIETAC Rules 2012, see: CIETAC arbitration—overview.

This Practice Note applies to international or foreign related disputes or disputes related to Hong Kong SAR or Macao SAR or the Taiwan region (CIETAC, art 3). CIETAC has separate provisions for summary arbitration (see CIETAC (2015)—summary procedure) and domestic arbitration; these are not covered in this Practice Note. There are also separate provisions for arbitrations by the CIETAC Hong Kong Arbitration Centre (CIETAC, art 73) which are not covered by this Practice Note.

The CIETAC Rules 2015 introduced new provisions for joinder of additional parties (CIETAC, art 18) and enhanced consolidation provisions (CIETAC, art 19) compared to those in the CIETAC Rules 2012.

Joinder of additional parties

The CIETAC Rules 2015 contain detailed provisions that govern when additional parties may be joined to a pending CIETAC arbitration.

How do I

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