On February 25, 2022, China’s Supreme People’s Court (“SPC”) issued the Interpretation of Several Issues Concerning the Application of the General Provisions of the Civil Code (“Interpretation”).  The Interpretation consists of 39 articles in nine sections, covering general rules, capacity for civil rights and for civil conducts, juridical acts, agency, civil liability, statute of limitations, etc.  The Interpretation was drafted on the basis of extensive research on judicial practice, responding to a number of issues reflected in judicial practice, which will provide valuable guidance for future judicial practice.  This article will discuss relevant parts of the Interpretation that further clarify or interpret previous provisions or practice, based on the relevant provisions before its promulgation and our experience in relevant legal practice.
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By Mark Hoyle King&Wood Mallesons’ Dubai Office

Mark HoyleIn the language of lawyers praising a jurist, the word “greatest” is usually an overblown epithet. There is one man though that many consider, rightly, to be the Arab world’s greatest jurist in modern times. Dr Abdel Razzaq Al Sanhouri was the eminent jurist, teacher, writer and draftsman