Case List of LMAA Arbitral Awards in China

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By Meng Yu &  Guodong Du 


Last updated: March 4, 2019

We are endeavoring to collect all Chinese court decisions involving the recognition and enforcement of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (“LMAA”) arbitral awards. The Case List is made available for our readers to get a glimpse of the role of Chinese courts in international arbitration.

The Case List is continually updated with new reports. To date, we have collected 26 cases.

Result: 

Yes” - a Chinese court ruling is rendered on the recognition and enforcement of the arbitral award.

No” - a Chinese court ruling is rendered against the recognition and enforcement of the arbitral award.

Partial enforcement” - a Chinese court ruling is rendered on partial enforcement of the arbitral award.

Withdrawal” - a Chinese court ruling is rendered to grant the motion to withdraw.

Dismissal” - a Chinese court ruling is rendered to dismiss the application.

Arbitral Award:

The case number (and the date) of the LMAA arbitral award 

Date:

The date of the Chinese court ruling

Bases:

New York Convention” - The Chinese court ruling was rendered based on the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the “New York Convention”)

Arrangement” - The Chinese court ruling was rendered based on the Arrangement of the Supreme People's Court on the Mutual Execution of Arbitral Awards between the Mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the “Arrangement”)

Petitioner:

The party filing a petition to recognize and enforce the arbitral award

Respondent: 

The party against whom the arbitral award is invoked

Chinese court:

The Chinese court that rendered the ruling

Court decision:

The docket number of the Chinese court ruling 

Grounds:

The specific ground for refusal under the New York Convention or under the Arrangement, if the recognition and enforcement of an LMAA arbitral award is refused

Result Arbitral Award Date Bases Petitioner Respondent Chinese Court Court Decision Grounds
Dismissal  (May 16, 2017) December 19, 2018 New York Convention Sea  Dolphin  Shipping  Limited. Xiamen Jianfa Agricultural Products Co., Ltd.  (厦门建发农产品有限公司) Xiamen Maritime Court  (厦门海事法院) [2017]闽72协外认1号民事裁定书 New York Convention, Article IV 1. (a).
Yes (September 21, 2017) November 13, 2018 New York Convention Cosco shipping Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (广东中远海运重工有限公司) Bramco.L.L.C. Guangzhou Maritime Court (广州海事法院) [2018]粤72协外认2号  
Yes (November 1, 2016) May 25, 2018 New York Convention Chinaland Shipping Pte. Ltd. (中源船务有限公司) Conor Shipping Company Limited. Tianjin Maritime Court (天津海事法院) [2018]津72民特2号  
Yes (November 1, 2016) May 25, 2018 New York Convention Chinaland Shipping Pte. Ltd. (中源船务有限公司) Conor Shipping Company Limited. Tianjin Maritime Court (天津海事法院) [2018]津72民特3号  
Yes (October 11, 2016) December 6, 2017 New York Convention Guoyu Dolphin Two Ltd Tangshan Fuyi Materials Co., Ltd. (唐山市福翼物资有限公司) Langfang Intermediate People's Court (廊坊市中级人民法院) [2017]冀10协外认3号  
Yes (August 11, 2016) December 14, 2017 New York Convention Guoyu Dolphin Two Ltd Tangshan Fuyi Materials Co., Ltd. (唐山市福翼物资有限公司) Langfang Intermediate People's Court (廊坊市中级人民法院) [2017]冀10协外认4号  
Yes (August 4, 2016 & November 21, 2016) December 28, 2017 New York Convention Core White Limited. Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (江苏熔盛重工有限公司) Wuhan Maritime Court (武汉海事法院) (2017)鄂72协外认3号  
Yes (August 4, 2016 & November 21, 2016) December 16, 2017 New York Convention Rich islands limited.  Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (江苏熔盛重工有限公司) Wuhan Maritime Court (武汉海事法院) (2017)鄂72协外认2号  
Yes (August 4, 2016 & November 21, 2016) December 16, 2017 New York Convention Top GrandLimited. Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (江苏熔盛重工有限公司) Wuhan Maritime Court (武汉海事法院) (2017)鄂72协外认4号  
Yes (August 4, 2016 & November 21, 2016) December 16, 2017 New York Convention Rhine Star Limited. Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (江苏熔盛重工有限公司) Wuhan Maritime Court (武汉海事法院) (2017)鄂72协外认5号  
Yes (August 4, 2016 & November 21, 2016) December 16, 2017 New York Convention Season Navigation Ltd. Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (江苏熔盛重工有限公司) Wuhan Maritime Court (武汉海事法院) (2017)鄂72协外认6号  
Yes (October 6, 2017) December 15, 2017 New York Convention Youda (Shanghai) International Freight Co., Ltd. (有达(上海)国际货运有限公司) Shanghai Zhonghao International Freight Forwarding Co., Ltd. (上海中翊国际货物运输代理有限公司) Shanghai Maritime Court (上海海事法院) (2017)沪72协外认1号  
Yes (October 8, 2014) September 9, 2017 New York Convention BBC Chartering & Logistic GmbH & Co. KG Zhenjiang Aihai Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (镇江市埃海船业有限公司) Wuhan Maritime Court (武汉海事法院) (2016)鄂72协外认2号  
Yes (January 13, 2016) August 15th, 2017 New York Convention Korea Line Corporation HNA Group Co., Ltd. (海航集团有限公司) Haikou Maritime Court (海口海事法院) (2016)琼72协外认1号之二  
Yes (October 6, 2014 & October 17, 2014) May 19, 2016 New York Convention BBC Chartering & Logistic GmbH & Co. KG Shanghai Moreover International Freight Co.,Ltd. (上海福瑞国际货物运输代理有限公司) Shanghai Maritime Court (上海海事法院) (2015)沪海法民认字第2号  
Yes (August 10, 2015 and August 28, 2015) April 21, 2016 New York Convention Emarat Maritime, LLC. Milocean Limited (洲裕船务有限公司) Shanghai Maritime Court (上海海事法院) (2016)沪72协外认1号  
Yes (December 2, 2014) March 22, 2016 New York Convention Johann M. K. Blumenthal GmbH & Co. KG.  Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (江苏熔盛重工有限公司) Shanghai Maritime Court (上海海事法院) (2015)沪海法民认字第3号  
Yes (September 1, 2013) February 22, 2016 New York Convention Schiffahrts-Gesellschaft MS Mentor mbH & Co. KG Grand China Shipping (Yantai) Co., Ltd. (大新华轮船(烟台)有限公司) Qingdao Maritime Court (青岛海事法院) (2015)青海法海商初字第1552号  
Yes (May 13, 2014) December 10, 2014 New York Convention Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering Co.,Ltd. Alpha Elephant Inc. & Noel Venture Limited Xiamen Maritime Court  (厦门海事法院) (2014)厦海法认字第14号  
Yes (May 13, 2014) December 10, 2014 New York Convention Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering Co.,Ltd. Beta Elephant Inc. & Noel Venture Limited Xiamen Maritime Court  (厦门海事法院) (2014)厦海法认字第13号  
Yes (March 10, 2014) July 23, 2014 New York Convention Spring Maritime Limited Shandong Haina Real Estate Co., Ltd. (山东海纳房地产股份有限公司) Qingdao Maritime Court (青岛海事法院) (2014)青海法海商初字第722号  
Yes (July 19, 2013 & August 29, 2013) July 22, 2014 New York Convention
Spring Maritime Limited Shandong Haina Real Estate Co., Ltd. (山东海纳房地产股份有限公司) Qingdao Maritime Court (青岛海事法院) (2013)青海法海商初字第1032号  
Yes (February 27, 2014) July 22, 2014 New York Convention Summer Maritime Limited. Shandong Haina Real Estate Co., Ltd. (山东海纳房地产股份有限公司) Qingdao Maritime Court (青岛海事法院) (2014)青海法海商初字第721号  
No (June 2, 2010) July 12, 2012 New York Convention Western Bulk Pte Ltd.  Beijing Zhonggang Tiantie Steel Trading Co., Ltd. (北京中钢天铁钢铁贸易有限公司) Tianjin Maritime Court (天津海事法院) (2010)津海法确字第6号 New York Convention, Article V 1. (d).
Yes (December 5, 2013) May 29, 2014 New York Convention
Pacific Carriers Limited. Zhejiang Hongguan Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (浙江宏冠船业有限公司) Ningbo Maritime Court (宁波海事法院) (2014)甬海法仲确字第1号  
Yes (December 5, 2013) May 29, 2014 New York Convention
Pacific Carriers Limited. Zhejiang Hongguan Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (浙江宏冠船业有限公司) Ningbo Maritime Court (宁波海事法院) (2014)甬海法仲确字第2号  



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