In a recent case involving the enforcement of a foreign arbitral award, the Shanghai Maritime Court confirmed its jurisdiction over an offshore company respondent with its principal place of business in China (see Oriental Prime Shipping Co. Limited v. Hong Glory International Shipping Company Limited (2020)) .
Insight: China Justice 中国司法洞察
In China, cybercrime involving individuals' privacy is known as the crime of violating citizens' personal information.
In 2019, the Court of Appeal for British Columbia of Canada upheld the trial ruling to enforce a Chinese civil settlement statement (Wei v. Li, 2019 BCCA 114).
The case of the "Sapphire Princess" stands out as the first tort case in China to take place on a cruise ship on the high seas.
Under Chinese intellectual property law, courts may impose punitive damages on malicious infringers of intellectual property rights.
In 2022, the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court unanimously reversed the trial court ruling, rejecting the blanket non-recognition of Chinese judgments (Shanghai Yongrun Inv. Mgmt. Co. v. Xu, et al., 203 A.D.3d 495, 160 N.Y.S.3d 874 (N.Y. App. Div. 2022)).
In 2020, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Canada ruled to partially recognize a Chinese divorce judgment by recognizing the part on spousal support, but not the part on child custody and child support (Cao v. Chen, 2020 BCSC 735).
In 2020, a local court in Beijing ruled to recognize and enforce a monetary judgment (ordonnance) of the Commercial Court of Paris, France, marking the third time that Chinese courts have enforced French judgments.
In 2020, a local court in Beijing ruled to recognize and enforce a trademark judgment of the Korean Supreme Court, marking the first time that Chinese courts have recognized and enforced an intellectual property judgment, and the third time that South Korean judgments have been enforced in China (SD Biotechnologies Co. Ltd v. 99 Trade Co. Ltd (2019) Jing 04 Xie Wai Ren No.3).
In the recognition and assistance procedures for cross-border bankruptcy cases, Chinese courts are attempting to provide guidance to the bankruptcy administrator to directly apply to foreign courts for recognition and assistance.