By Xia Dongxia and Yang Ting King & Wood Mallesons’ Dispute Resolution Group

The Interpretation of the Supreme People’s Court on Issues Concerning the Application of Law for Hearing Cases of Sale and Purchase Contract Related Disputes (the “2012 Interpretation”) was promulgated on June 5, 2012, and came into effect on July 1, 2012. The 2012 Interpretation, which includes eight sections and forty-six articles, explicitly regulates the establishment and validity of sale and purchase contracts, delivery and transfer of title, risk allocation, inspection and acceptance of subject matter, liability for breach, retention of title, and special sale and purchase contracts. The 2012 Interpretation clarifies several ambiguous issues in judicial practice, and also supplements the PRC Contract Law[i](the “Contract Law”).

This article summarizes the main content of the 2012 Interpretation.

[i] The PRC Contract Law was adopted at the Second Session of the Ninth National People’s Congress on March 15, 1999, and became effective as of October 1, 1999.

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作者:夏东霞 杨婷 金杜律师事务所争议解决



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By Liu Xiangwen and Xu Xianhong  King & Wood Mallesons’ Dispute Resolution Group

International commercial disputes have an extensive scope, involving matters such as international sale of goods, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and construction. The so-called international commercial dispute resolution cases dealt with by Chinese lawyers means those related to China and foreign countries, the main factors of which occurred either in China or in other countries. Due to the main characteristic of cross-border issues, international commercial dispute resolution is distinguished from domestic dispute resolution.

In the past, the parties in international commercial activities paid less attention when choosing options for dispute resolution, which were indicated by the fact that there were often no dispute resolution clauses in their contracts, or even where there were such provisions, they were poorly drafted. This situation has improved substantially according to recent cases we have dealt with.Continue Reading Options for International Commercial Dispute Resolution

作者:刘相文 徐献宏   金杜律师事务所争议解决


在处理案件的过程中,我们发现国际商事活动的当事人越来越重视争议解决方式的选择,之前在合同中没有争议解决条款或者争议解决条款不规范的情况有所改观。Continue Reading 刍议国际商事争议解决方式的选择