Adjudication: The New Arbitration in the Chinese Construction Industry?

    August 2009

    Adjudication: The New Arbitration in the Chinese Construction Industry?

    To what extent has the growth in adjudication spread to Mainland China? There is no doubt that there has been a growth in the popularity of ADR in Mainland China. The China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission ("CIETAC"), which employs its own Arbitration Rules to help resolve disputes, has seen an explosive increase in the number of new arbitration cases received. This has risen from 267 in 1992 to 1230 in 2008.

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