On 1 September 2023, the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress released the amendments to the PRC Civil Procedure Law (“2021 CPL”) which will take effect from 1 January 2024 (“2024 CPL”). Among these amendments, there are considerable changes in respect of foreign-related litigation, including the PRC courts’ jurisdiction over foreign-related disputes, parallel proceedings, service of process, nationality of arbitral awards and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. Wider scope of PRC courts’ jurisdiction…
Hailin Cui is a counsel of Baker McKenzie FenXun's Investigations, Compliance & Ethics and Dispute Resolution Practice Group. She has over nine years of professional experience in international arbitration. Her practice focuses on China-related arbitration including both international and domestic commercial arbitration. She has extensive experiences representing clients in various forums including HKIAC, ICC, CIETAC, SHIAC, and SCIA. She is a regular contributor to Baker McKenzie FenXun’s International Arbitration Year Book (China Chapter). Hailin is very familiar with Chinese arbitration laws and has been speaking at various seminars and workshops regarding arbitration related legislative and judicial developments in China.