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SPC Issues Guidelines for One-Stop Intl. Commercial Dispute Resolution

Wed, 05 Jun 2024
Categories: China Legal Trends

On 29 Dec. 2023, China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) issued the “Work Guidelines for the One-Stop Diversified International Commercial Dispute Resolution Platform (For Trial Implementation)” (hereinafter the “Guidelines” “一站式”国际商事纠纷多元化解决平台工作指引(试行)), which was implemented from 30 Jan. 2024.

The “One-Stop” platform refers to the online service platform established by the SPC’s International Commercial Court (CICC) on its official website (http://cicc.court.gov.cn). On this platform, the SPC provides full-process online services for international commercial mediation institutions, international commercial arbitration institutions, and expert committee members from the CICC Expert Committee within the diversified resolution mechanism of international commercial disputes, supports and facilitates the parties to efficiently resolve international commercial disputes through diversified methods such as neutral evaluation, mediation, arbitration, or litigation.

The “One-Stop” platform has the following four functions:

  1. Dispute resolution guidance: Providing parties with guidance to different dispute resolution methods such as mediation, arbitration, and litigation, and assisting parties in choosing appropriate dispute resolution methods.
  2. Evaluation and guidance: Establishing a neutral evaluation mechanism based on the types and characteristics of different international commercial disputes, and guiding parties to choose appropriate procedures to resolve disputes.
  3. Procedural connection: Providing supporting operational norms for the conversion of procedures between litigation, arbitration, and mediation, which is conducive to the substantive resolution of disputes.
  4. Auxiliary services: Assisting in neutral evaluation, arbitration preservation, etc., which facilitates parties to obtain relevant legal services.

 

 

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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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