By Huang Tao and Dai Yue  King & Wood Mallesons’ Dispute Resolution Group

Lacking knowledge of and exposure to China’s judicial and arbitrational system, foreign companies usually worry about dispute resolution clauses more than any other clause in a contract. Deciding which arbitration tribunal and what arbitration rules to specify becomes a sensitive and important aspect of contract negotiations for wholly foreign owned entities (“WFOE”) and cooperative joint ventures (“CJV”).

I.     Choice of Arbitration Tribunal

Contracts in which one party is a foreign entity will contain foreign elements, allowing the parties to choose their jurisdiction without restriction under PRC law. The parties to such a contract may decide at their discretion whether to choose an arbitration tribunal within China or in another country, or resort to ad hoc arbitration to resolve disputes.

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作者:黄滔  戴月 金杜律师事务所争议解决

由于对中国司法制度和仲裁制度的陌生或偏见,外国公司在订立合同时对争议解决条款的关注大大高于其它条款。而在争议解决条款中,它们最为关心的问题之一则是仲裁机构和仲裁规则的选择。在决定选择恰当的仲裁机构及仲裁规则前,外国公司应考虑下列法律问题。

一、仲裁机构的选择

在合同主体一方为外方的情况下,该合同由于具备了“涉外因素”,因而可以自由选择国内机构、国外机构或国外临时仲裁作为争议解决手段。中国法律对此均无禁止性规定。

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一、在仲裁地对裁决提出异议

相对于执行程序,争议解决的过程中获得一个令人满意的仲裁裁决相对容易一些,但即使裁定胜诉方获得经济赔偿,败诉方却拒绝支付时,胜诉方需要采取进一步措施以真正获得赔偿。其间每一个步骤都意味着败诉方可能会拒绝或延期支付。

即使执行程序开始之前,裁决债务人仍有机会阻止裁决债权人采取救济措施:对仲裁裁决提出异议的常见的方式是向仲裁委员会所在地的法院申请撤销裁决。

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By Ariel Ye and James Rowland   King & Wood Mallesons’ Dispute Resolution Group

I.        Challenging the award in the place of arbitration

Achieving a favorable arbitral award is sometimes the easy part of the dispute resolution process. Where the successful party is awarded money damages and the unsuccessful party resists payment, the successful party will still need to take further steps to actually obtain the money awarded. Each step will present the unsuccessful party with another opportunity to resist or delay payment.

Even before arriving at enforcement proceedings, there is a threshold opportunity for the award debtor to prevent the award creditor from securing its remedy: by challenging the award, usually in an ‘action to set aside’, before the national courts in the place of arbitration.

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