CLIENT SERVICES

China Arbitration

Overview

DaHui has a wealth of practical experience in domestic arbitration and has the professional competence to fully handle work associated with each and every aspect of international arbitration cases. We have represented leading corporations and institutions in many notable cases in China.

Our deep understanding of Chinese law and rich experience before domestic arbitral tribunals (including CIETAC, BAC and SHIAC) position us as the top PRC law firm to advise international clients on the unique procedures of Chinese arbitration, providing our clients comfort that their rights will be protected. Some of our team have also served as arbitrators, including as sole arbitrators and tribunal chairs, across China and therefore have the sensitivity and professional network to understand and cater to the arbitration process from the adjudicators’ perspective.

We have helped to resolve disputes relating to securities, product liability, international trade, corporate law, real estate and other industries.

Our services in this area include:

  • Pre-arbitration services, including:
    • conducting comprehensive analysis of case materials and evidence, identifying key dispute points of the case and drafting legal analyses to assist in business decisions
    • analyzing defense and response strategies that the counterparty may adopt, and formulating corresponding countermeasures
    • assisting in preliminary investigations of counterparties’ property, analyzing property preservation risks and formulating the preservation plans
    • representing clients in litigation over the validity of arbitration clauses, jurisdictional challenges, etc.
  • Arbitration services, including:
    • drafting legal documents, e.g., notices of arbitration, statements of defense, counterclaims, objections to jurisdiction, property preservation applications and procedural filings
    • identifying and advising on appropriate party-appointed arbitrators
    • advising on case management strategies and preparing procedural timetables
    • identifying factual witnesses, conducting witness interviews and preparing witness statements
    • assessing and hiring external and expert witnesses, and assisting to draft expert reports
    • handling document production
    • preparing factual and expert witnesses for cross-examination
    • attending pre-hearing meetings and formal hearings, carrying out oral advocacy, conducting cross-examination of opposing witnesses, etc.
    • planning and assisting in settlement negotiations
  • Post-arbitration services, including:
    • assisting to further investigate the assets of counterparties, analyzing possibilities and risks of enforcement of awards and developing countermeasures
    • applying for enforcement of arbitral awards
    • participating and advocating in court proceedings for enforcement
    • liaising with judges on the feasibility of enforcing counterparties’ property, whether it has been preserved or not, and assisting in advancing enforcement processes

Relevant Experience

Burton

Represented Burton, an extreme sports manufacturer and seller, in enforcing a CIETAC arbitral award notwithstanding the former counsel's failure to preserve or otherwise secure enforceable assets.

China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation

Represented China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), the largest group in China in the field of design, manufacture and trade of military and civil ships, marine engineering and marine equipment, in an arbitration to claim for payments under its EPC contract in Pakistan.

Xinxing Pipes

Represented Xinxing Pipes, a world top 500 central enterprise in China’s steel sector, to obtain a favorable CIETAC award in a dispute over cross-border convertible bonds with a target amount exceeding RMB 400 million.

China State Construction Engineering Group

Represented a subsidiary company of China State Construction Engineering Group in handling a series of complex construction project dispute court and arbitration cases involving two national highways and commercial residential buildings with a total amount of more than RMB 400 million.

Zhuhai Yinlong

Represented Zhuhai Yinlong, one of China's largest EV bus manufacturers, in six CIETAC arbitration proceedings to recover over RMB 2 billion in misappropriated funds.

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