The Supreme People’s Court’s “one-stop” diversified international commercial dispute resolution platform has been upgraded and revised and is available online

As of March 31, 2024, the Supreme People’s Court’s “one-stop” diversified international commercial dispute resolution platform (commonly referred to as the “one-stop” platform) has been revamped and updated online. Its website, which includes the International Commercial Court, is now live and available for use (https://cicc.court.gov.cn/pc).

The “one-stop” platform is a comprehensive platform that comprises four functional modules: mediation services, arbitration services, litigation services, and auxiliary services (neutral evaluation + case scheduling). It is linked to various legal websites, including the International Commercial Court of the Supreme People’s Court, the Litigation Service Network of the Supreme People’s Court, and the People’s Court Online security system, People’s Court mediation platform, People’s Court Internet unified identity authentication system, and Supreme People’s Court case handling platform. Additionally, it is connected with ten international commercial arbitration institutions and two international commercial mediation institutions that have integrated into the “one-stop” diversified international commercial dispute resolution mechanism system. Once logged in, the parties have the freedom to choose the most appropriate dispute resolution method, depending on their needs, such as neutral evaluation, mediation, arbitration or litigation.

For international commercial disputes where the amount in question is more than RMB 300 million, or for other international commercial disputes that have a significant impact, parties can apply for neutral evaluation before turning to mediation, arbitration or litigation. They can choose neutrality in the “auxiliary services” of the “one-stop” platform. The evaluation function involves applying to the International Commercial Expert Committee of the Supreme People’s Court to provide professional evaluation opinions based on the case situation. This will enable the parties to obtain sufficient information to judge the possible litigation results and choose the most suitable dispute resolution method.

If parties involved in a dispute require mediation, they can utilize the “Mediation Service” module to apply for mediation by an international commercial mediation agency or expert committee. If parties require arbitration services, they can click on the “Arbitration Services” module and choose to apply for arbitration. The case will then be reviewed and filed by the relevant arbitration institution. If a party applies for preservation during arbitration, the accepting arbitration institution will conduct a formal review. Then, they will send a transmittal letter to the International Commercial Court and initiate an application for preservation. If parties need to revoke a mainland arbitration award, apply for recognition and enforcement of an overseas arbitration award, or file a lawsuit, they can click on the “Litigation Service” module. This will allow them to enter the Supreme People’s Court Litigation Service Network and apply for online filing.

The “one-stop” platform has created a dispute resolution system that is diverse, standardized in process, and efficient in connection. Parties can choose between different dispute resolution methods through the platform and switch between different platforms. This not only helps to improve the efficiency of dispute resolution but also reduces the time and economic costs of the entire process.

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