安泽量化投资联盟

贸仲香港《第三方资助仲裁指引》及贸仲委《投资仲裁规则》被国际商事仲裁理事会《第三方资助国际仲裁研究报告(第四版)》引用

中国贸仲委 2020-01-13 12:00:46



中文

贸仲香港《第三方资助仲裁指引》及贸仲委《投资仲裁规则》被国际商事仲裁理事会《第三方资助国际仲裁研究报告(第四版)》引用


        国际商事仲裁理事会(ICCA)公布的《第三方资助国际仲裁研究报告(第四版)》(“研究报告”)多次引用了贸仲香港《第三方资助仲裁指引》及贸仲委《投资仲裁规则》的相关内容。本研究报告由ICCA任命的专家组完成(由国际仲裁领域权威专家和资深执业人士组成),并在2018年4月召开的ICCA大会上公布。 

        贸仲香港发布的《第三方资助仲裁指引》由国际仲裁资深执业人士组成的工作组起草,旨在为存在第三方资助因素的仲裁程序提供倡导遵守的若干原则和行为规范。ICCA《研究报告》第三章引述了贸仲香港《第三方资助仲裁指引》关于第三方资助仲裁的定义,指出贸仲香港最先在相关机构指引中处理该定义问题。

        贸仲委公布的《投资仲裁规则》是首个由中国仲裁机构专门制定的国际投资仲裁规则,旨在为响应“一带一路”倡议进行海外投资的中国企业和投资者提供支持。ICCA《研究报告》第四章引述了贸仲委《投资仲裁规则》对第三方资助仲裁的相关披露要求,提到贸仲委是唯一一个在其投资仲裁规则中直接规定宽泛性披露要求的仲裁机构。

        这肯定了贸仲委对第三方资助的规则制定及研究正处于领先地位,其贡献和成果正日益被ICCA在内的国际仲裁领域的权威专家和资深执业人士广泛关注和重视。



English


CIETAC Hong Kong’s Guidelines for Third-Party Funding in Arbitration and the CIETAC International Investment Arbitration Rules featured in the Report of the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force on Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration


The Guidelines for Third-Party Funding in Arbitration released by CIETAC Hong Kong Arbitration Center, and the CIETAC International Investment Arbitration Rules, released by CIETAC in 2017, have been featured in the Report of the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force on Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration (“the Report”). The Report which was launched on 15 April 2018 at the ICCA Congress in Sydney acts as a reference for parties, counsel, and arbitrators to address the issues that arise in the course of an arbitration that involves an element of third-party funding. The Report is the joint effort of the ICCA-Queen Mary Task-Force on third-party funding (the Task Force) that comprises of arbitrators, inhouse and external counsels, government representatives, academics, and third-party funders.

The Guidelines for Third-Party Funding in Arbitration released by IETAC Hong Kong Arbitration Center (“the Guidelines”) were formulated to set out certain principles and conduct ,which parties and arbitrators are encouraged to observe when there is an element of third party funding involved. The first draft of the Guidelines was drafted by a Working Group consisting of 10 highly experienced arbitration practitioners and was ntroduced in response to the Third-Party Funding in Arbitration Consultation Paper issued by the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong in 2015. The Task Force used the definition of third-party funding

provided in the Guidelines to formulate a broad working definition of third-party funding in Chapter 3 of the Report. The Report also acknowledges the fact that CIETAC Hong Kong Arbitration Center is among the first institutions to directly address the topic of third-party funding.

The CIETAC International Investment Arbitration Rules (“the Investment Arbitration Rules”) is the first set of investment arbitration related rules to be introduced by an arbitration institution hailing from China. The Rules have been formulated and released at a time when the Belt and Road initiative by People’s Republic of China has gained momentum. The Investment Arbitration Rules have been mentioned in Chapter 4 of the Report which addresses the issue of disclosure and the potential conflicts of interest faced by arbitrators due to the involvement of third-party funding. The Chapter claims CIETAC to be one of the few institutions that has addressed the issue of disclosure with the help of the Investment Arbitration Rules, and highlights the requirement of the systematic disclosure of third-party funding enshrined in the Rules. This position adopted by CIETAC is unique as other institutions leave the issue to the discretion of the arbitrators.

The above shows that CIETAC’s significant contribution and efforts to address the issue of third-party funding in arbitration has been well recognized by ICCA and other global stakeholders. This is a proud moment for CIETAC and CIETAC Hong Kong Arbitration Center.