Overseas Arbitration Institutions able to administer Foreign-Related Arbitrations in Shanghai Lin-Gang Pilot Free Trade Zone from January 2020

From 1 January 2020, pursuant to the “Administrative Measures for Business Offices Established by Overseas Arbitration Institutions in Lin-Gang Pilot Free Trade Zone” (the “Measures”) issued by the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Justice, qualifying foreign arbitration institutions will be allowed to set up operating offices in the Shanghai Lin-Gang Pilot Free Trade Zone to administer civil and commercial foreign-related arbitrations in certain areas. The Measures will be initially valid for three years until 31 December 2023.

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