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Judge Song Jianli (宋建立) of China’s Supreme People’s Court

 Judge Song Jianli is a Senior Judge of the Second Rank. He has worked at the SPC since 1997, and previously worked in the Trial Supervision Division before joining the Fourth Civil Division in 2009. He was appointed as a judge of the SPC in June, 2011. Between 1989 and 1992, Judge Song worked in the Xuecheng District Court of Zaozhuang, Shandong Province.

Judge Song received his Doctor Degree of Law in international economic law from Wuhan University in China, and obtained a Master Degree of Law in international trade law from Southampton Institute in the United Kingdom in 2004. He was a visiting fellow in the Lauterpacht Research Center for International Law in the University of Cambridge from October 2005 to February 2006, a visiting scholar in the University of Pennsylvania law school from October 2005 to October 2006. In addition, He was a visiting scholar in the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and Private International law in Hamburg from September 2017 to December 2017. 

Judge Song is the author of the following books: International Commercial Litigation: Principles and Practice, published by Law Press in January, 2016; Judicial Review of Foreign Arbitral Awards: Principles and Practice, published by Law Press in January, 2016; and Jurisdictional Conflicts and Coordination in International Civil and Commercial Litigation, published by Law Press in March, 2009. He has published more than thirty articles in the areas of international economic law, private international law, and arbitration law.