South China International Arbitration Center (Hong Kong) Arbitration Rules Come into Force

South China International Arbitration Center (Hong Kong) (SCIAHK) is a new Hong Kong registered arbitral institution. It is affiliated to the Shenzhen-based Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA, also known as South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission), but operates as an independent institution. SCIAHK’s Board recently approved the South China International Arbitration Center (Hong Kong) Arbitration Rules (the Rules), which came into force on 1 May 2022.

The most notable feature of the Rules is that they were drafted based on, and follow the structure and numbering of, the 2013 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Hence, they will be a familiar document to many users. Appendix 5 to the Rules sets out a list of modifications to the 2013 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, providing a useful overview of the Rules.

Read the complete story here.

Featured Arbitrators

View all

Read these next


Canada – Arbitration Agreement Invalid due to Unconscionability and no Consideration

This article was first published on the Arbitration Matters blog, here. In Pokornik v. SkipTheDishes Restaurant Services Inc., 2022 MBKB 178, Justice Chartier considered the principles arising from Uber Technologies Inc. v....

By Cynthia Kuehl

Sixth Circuit Reverses Order Finding Employment Arbitration Agreement Void Due to Coercion

This article first appeared on the Carlton Fields webpage, here. An employee sued her former employer and coworkers in the Eastern District of Michigan for sexual harassment, defamation, and for...

By Benjamin Stearns

International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) Rule Amendments Greenlight OArb

Effective March 1, 2021, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) amended a number of its International Dispute Resolution Procedures. The amendments impact several areas of the ICDR arbitration rules:...

By Amy Schmitz

Find an Arbitrator