Chinese court adopts narrow interpretation of public policy exception when enforcing HKIAC awards

Bar & Bench October 23 2015

By Arthur Ma & Joanna Du

In the fourth article under the HKIAC series, Arthur Ma & Joanna Du examine the interpretation of laws with respect to arbitral awards by Chinese courts.

In a recent court ruling, a Chinese court enforced two awards issued by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”) despite claims that enforcing the awards would violate China’s public policy. The court ruling immediately attracted heated discussion because it is the first time a Chinese court has considered a variable interest . . .

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