Authored by Arthur Dong ( at Anjie Law Firm


During the past year, for those who are running international commercial activities, it is noteworthy that the Supreme People’s Court of China (the “Supreme Court”) has, through the publication of a series of official replies towards cases in lower level courts, further clarified the criteria for determining the validity of foreign-related commercial arbitration clauses. Taking into consideration relevant cases, this column will explore with its readers the issue of how to distinguish the effectiveness of foreign-related commercial arbitration clauses in China.