Shan Guojun, president of the Beijing Fourth Intermediate People's Court, Yuan Yuchi, vice-president of the court, and Ma Jun, chief judge of the Beijing International Commercial Court, attended a symposium at the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) on April 24.
At the symposium, Wang Chengjie, deputy director and secretary-general of the CIETAC, introduced the history, development, institutional responsibilities, and overall work of the CIETAC as the earliest foreign-related arbitration institution in China, and shared its experience in professional construction and international development.
The two sides held in-depth exchanges and discussions on the characteristics of the foreign-related arbitration system, the experience of the CIETAC in handling foreign-related cases, the legal application and ascertainment in trials of foreign-related cases, the mechanism for cultivating foreign-related legal talents, and the judicial review of arbitration.
They also held consultations to fully leverage their respective professional advantages through innovative working mechanisms and to promote the effective connection between arbitration and justice, so as to provide diverse and efficient dispute resolution channels for parties in commercial cases.
Shan said that the CIETAC has long been committed to advancing the development of international and domestic commercial arbitration and has unique advantages and rich experience, which play an important role in resolving international and domestic economic and trade disputes and international investment disputes, and are worth learning by courts. The courts adhere to the concept of balancing support and supervision in the judicial review of arbitration to create a good judicial environment for the healthy and orderly development of arbitration undertakings.
The Beijing Fourth Intermediate People's Court will concentrate on its judicial work and handle cases to a high standard, support and safeguard the construction of the national comprehensive demonstration zone for expanding opening-up in the services sector and the China (Beijing) Pilot Free Trade Zone and the international first-class business environment, work together with arbitration institutions to promote Beijing as the preferred location for resolving foreign-related commercial disputes, and contribute to the construction of high-level international commercial trials and arbitration with Chinese characteristics, he added.
The symposium achieved fruitful results. Both parties deepened their understanding of the positioning of arbitration and judiciary work in diversified dispute resolution mechanisms. They jointly promised to continue to strengthen communication and exchanges, improve the regular communication mechanism, continuously promote the positive interaction between arbitration and judiciary institutions, work together to optimize the business environment in the capital city, and strive to make Beijing a preferred destination for international commercial dispute resolution in the world.