CIETAC (2015)—starting an arbitration
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)—starting an arbitration
  • Prior to commencing arbitration
  • Which part of CIETAC is to administer the arbitration?
  • How do I start a CIETAC arbitration?
  • Request for Arbitration
  • Arbitration fee
  • How many copies of the Request do I need to file?
  • How and where do I send the Request?
  • South China Office, Arbitration Court of CIETAC
  • More...

CIETAC (2015)—starting an arbitration

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 Center (CIETAC, art 73) which are not covered by this Practice Note.

Prior to commencing arbitration

Before commencing an arbitration under any set of rules (or an ad hoc arbitration), consider the following issues:

  1. does the arbitration clause on which you rely cover the entirety of the dispute you are raising? For general guidance in this regard, see Practice Note: Arbitration agreements—definition, purpose and interpretation—does the arbitration

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