“ICC arbitration in Shanghai" held valid by Chinese Supreme Court: does China open door for non-PRC arbitration commissions?
【摘要】：this paper firstly gives summary introduction of the landmark decision of Chinese Supreme Court in Longlide case, which holds "ICC arbitration in Shanghai " as valid. For purpose of proper interpretation of this decision, this paper then analyzes Chinese law's special requirement regarding " selected arbitration commission " in arbitration clauses, special " choice of law " rule regarding law applicable for determination of validity of arbitration clause, and case analysis regarding Chinese court judicial practice regarding ICC arbitration clause prior to Longlide case. After detailed analysis of WTO Rules regarding trade in service, this paper concludes that for purpose of China's WTO commitment, arbitration service is not within scope as opened to other WTO members. Coupled with analysis of Chinese Supreme Court's decision in the Marinic case regarding practical impediments of non-PRC arbitration commissions' arbitration in China, this paper concludes that although "ICC arbitration in Shanghai" is validated, there is still a long way to go before non-PRC arbitration commissions can arbitrate effectively in same manner as China's domestic commissions in China.