On 24 Oct. 2023, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) of China issued a list of appointments and removals. According to the list, the NPC appointed Shen Hongyu (female) as the Chief Judge of the Fourth Civil Division of the Supreme People’s Court (SPC), removing her from her previous position as Deputy Chief Judge of the same division.
Shen Hongyu is a highly respected judge in the field of international commercial dispute resolution.
According to the website of the China International Commercial Court, Judge Shen Hongyu was born in October 1974. She holds a Ph.D. degree in law. She studied at the University of Hong Kong from Sept. 2002 to June 2003. From Aug. 2019 to Jan. 2020, she was a visiting scholar at Columbia University (USA). Starting from Aug. 1995, she had worked successively at the Bureau of Justice of Jiaxing of Zhejiang Province, Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court of Guangdong Province, the Fourth Civil Division of the SPC and the Intellectual Property Court of the SPC. She was appointed as judge of the SPC in Aug. 2015. In June 2020, Judge Shen was appointed as the Deputy Chief Judge of the Fourth Civil Division of the SPC. In July 2021, she was appointed as judge of the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization.
The Fourth Civil Division of the SPC handles cases involving foreign-related civil and commercial matters, the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and judgments in China, and is also in charge of formulating judicial policies and judicial interpretations applicable nationwide in these areas.
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