Authored by: Meg Utterback and Holly Blackwell
Over the past three decades China has become a significant player in the global market. Chinese companies are active sellers and purchasers of goods and services, investors in overseas projects, and contractors for infrastructure development, among other things. Foreign companies have established a local presence in China, whether as a hub for manufacturing, servicing the local market, or an investment in local resources. Many of the contracts underlying these transactions include agreements to arbitrate disputes.