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On 8 April 2014, Acquisition International (‘AI’) Magazine announced the winners of their 2014 Dispute Resolution Awards. WunschArb Sarl won the ‘Cross Border Disputes Law Firm of the Year: Switzerland’ for its innovative devotion to resolution and prevention of cross-border commercial disputes. This is the first...

On 18th February 2014, Dongfeng Motor Group Corparation (“Dongfeng Motor”), a leading Chinese automobile making company listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, announced that Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle Company (“Dongfeng...

On 16 November 2013, Shanghai Shenhua FC (“Shenhua”), a Chinese Super League club was ordered by the International Federation of Football Association (“FIFA”) to pay an amount of EUR 12 million to Didier Drogba, a...

On 16th January 2014, Shanghai Electric Group Co Ltd ('Shanghai Electric'), a leading multinational power generation and electrical equipment manufacturing company in China listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Shanghai Stock Exchange, lost an...

On 21 November 2013, the Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China issued the SPC Provisions on the Publication of People's Courts' Judgments and Rulings on Internet (2013) (hereinafter the 'SPC Publication Provision 2013'), according to which all Chinese courts are mandatorily required to publish their...

During Hong Kong Arbitration Week, held in October 2013, Justice Ms. Shen Hongyu from the Fourth Civil Division of the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) commented on a refusal by the SPC to enforce a Singapore International Arbitration Centre (hereinafter...

During the week of 21st October 2013, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre ("HKIAC") organized the 2nd Hong Kong Arbitration Week. At this occasion, CIETAC held a seminar “Arbitration in Mainland China: Law & Practice” (“CIETAC Seminar”) at...

On 28 January 2014, the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (‘CIETAC’) published statistics showing its growth in 2013.

In 2013, CIETAC administered 1,256 cases, of which CIETAC Beijing administered 1,058 cases; the CIETAC Shanghai Office administered 159 cases, and the...

After waiting over a year after submitting an application to set up of a new office in Liaoning Province , the Shenyang Trade Promotion Committee eventually received permission from China Council For the Promotion Of International Trade (‘CCPIT’) to establish the CIETAC Shenyang Office....

On 23 September 2013, the Qianhai Court of the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA) held its first hearing. The formation of the Qianhai Court, as a division of the SCIA, was officially announced just one day before. The main purpose of setting up this division is to conduct...

On 12 August 2013, the Metallurgical Corporation of China Ltd ("MCC"), a state-owned enterprise and one of the largest Chinese equipment manufacturers, published an announcement, which reported that it has been...

Alibaba Group Holding Limited of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (Alibaba), registered the trade mark ALIBABA and the domain name alibaba.com at the very beginning of its establishment in 1999. The domain name alibaba.co belonged to and was operated by a third party. On 2 September 2013, Alibaba successfully claimed the domain name alibaba.co...

On 31 July 2013, Shanghai Dragon Corporation ('Dragon Corporation'), a leading Chinese cotton company listed on the Shanghai Exchange, was ordered to pay USD 637.6 million to ICT Cotton Limited ('ICT'), a British...

On 13 September 2013, the Henna, a luxury Chinese cruise ship belonging to HNA Tourism, was detained with 2,309 passengers and crew on board by a court in Jeju, South Korea due to a dispute between Jiangsu Shagang Group and HNA Tourism, a Chinese company. 

On 13 September 2013, the Henna, a...

"Clarisse von Wunschheim ist ein ausgesprochener Glücksfall für die schweizerische und internationale Schiedsgerichtsgemeinschaft, da sie echte Pionierarbeit in den Beziehungen zwischen der Schweiz und China auf diesem Gebiet leistet."

- Georg von Segesser, Partner, Schellenberg Wittmer, Zurich

Clarisse von Wunschheim is an outstanding lawyer, extremely diligent and open minded. She has acquired quite a lot of experience in international arbitration, from a theoretical as well as from a practical perspective, and has assisted me in several proceedings. I can warmly recommend her services!

- Pierre Tercier, Emeritus Professor, University of Fribourg and Honorary Chairman, International Court of Arbitration of the ICC

For the past six years Clarisse von Wunschheim has worked with me under various work conditions. Clarisse is easy to work with, not only due to her multi-lingual and multi-cultural background, but also due to her extraordinary efficiency and her proactive solution-oriented approach to complex international arbitration.

- Jingzhou Tao, Managing Partner for Asian Practice Expansion, Dechert LLP, Beijing

WunschARB has provided excellent expert support for our contract negotiations starting with an extensive discussion to understand our exact requirements, which resulted in a detailed and clear contract proposal in the English and Chinese language. Subsequently WunschARB provided valuable comments and proposals for contract modifications during the discussions with our contract partner.

- Sjeng Hovens, general manager, DADA Consultancy BV

Clarisse von Wunschheim has a deep understanding of arbitration law and practice in China. I have always found her to be responsive, accurate and available to assist my clients, with a great deal of legal and commercial experience and common sense.

- Ashley Howlett, Partner, Jones Day, Beijing

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FURTHER READING

The Book: Enforcement of Commercial Arbitral Awards in China 2013 4th ed.