On 22 October 2013, R&P attorney Limeng Yang attended the Inauguration Ceremony for the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (“FTZ”) Court of Arbitration. More than 280 officials, judges and lawyers attended the grand ceremony, which was held at the Waigaoqiao Sheraton. Professor Ding Wei, Chairman of the Legal Affairs Commission of the Shanghai Municipal People’s Congress Standing Committee, gave a presentation on the legislations of the FTZ and the functions of the FTZ Court of Arbitration. He also addressed the government’s strong ambition to build Shanghai into an International Arbitration Center.
R&P has a growing arbitration practice, while managing director Maarten Roos is the only Dutch national appointed to the panel of the SHIAC. The firm looks forward to representing clients in this new FTZ tribunal!