By Ariel Ye, Harry Liu and Qiu Yue

PRC law sets forth specific requirements for individuals who serve as arbitrators in China. Article 13 of the PRC Arbitration Law requires arbitrators to be “fair and honest.” Arbitrators must also meet at least one of the following qualifications: (1) have a minimum eight years work experience in arbitration; (2) have a minimum eight years experience as a lawyer or as a judge; (3) be engaged in legal research and teaching with a senior academic title; or (4) be engaged as a professional focused on economic and trade matters with a senior academic title or equivalent professional title also having legal knowledge.
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