Paris, 10 January 2024
The China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC) and Jus Mundi are delighted to announce a new partnership to share non-confidential CMAC arbitration awards and related CMAC arbitration materials, free to the general public, for greater understanding of maritime arbitration in China, and for the benefit of the public good.
In the global partnership, CMAC will select non-confidential arbitration awards and related information for Jus Mundi to host on its open public database, allowing anyone in the world to search these materials using Jus Mundi’s open research tools.
Speaking about the partnership, Hu Li, Vice Chairman of CMAC, stated that:
“We are very pleased to enter into a constructive partnership with Jus Mundi, a prominent international law and research database.
CMAC was established in 1959 with a key objective to promote maritime arbitration in China and has been growing and gaining recognition among the maritime community both locally and internationally.
Guided by our founding mission, CMAC keeps crystallizing our close ties with our industry connections, such as Jus Mundi, into lasting institutional bonds that will mutually benefit the communities we serve.
With the digital support of Jus Mundi, CMAC will be accessible to more users, and their feedback and participation will in turn add to the richness and contextual nature of the content CMAC offers and further empower our outreach efforts beyond China to the globe.”
Jean-Rémi de Maistre, CEO & Co-Founder of Jus Mundi, said:
“The China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC) is China’s key and vital maritime arbitral institution. Jus Mundi is honored to form this global partnership with CMAC, which will see non-confidential arbitration awards made available to the world, in the name of greater understanding of arbitration in China. We are pleased to provide these important materials not just to the legal community in the region, but also in the name of the greater public good.”
The partnership will see select CMAC arbitration awards and related materials hosted on Jus Mundi’s comprehensive international law and arbitration database.
China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC), established within the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (China Chamber of International Commerce) on22 January 1959 in accordance with the Decision made by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China on 21 November 1958, is a permanent international arbitration institution which is featured by resolving admiralty, maritime, transport, logistics-related disputes and other commercial disputes agreed by parties.
CMAC has its two headquarters respectively in Beijing/Shanghai and sub-commissions in Tianjin, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Xiamen, Zhoushan, Haikou, Dalian and Qingdao, Arbitration Center in Hong Kong SAR and liaison offices in major Chinese coastal cities such as, Ningbo, Guangzhou and Nanning. To provide professional ADR services for specific business sectors, CMAC established the Aviation Dispute Arbitration Center, the Measurement Dispute Arbitration Center, the Construction Dispute Arbitration Center, the Maritime Mediation Center, the Aviation Dispute Mediation Center, the Salvage Disputes Mediation Center, the Logistics Dispute Resolution Center，and the Fishery Dispute Resolution Center, etc.
With its deep roots in mainland China and a firm footing in Hong Kong, CMAC meets the demands of the business community and conduct arbitration practices in different jurisdictions. To keep itself relevant to the changing arbitration landscape, CMAC offers unique commercial mediation service which has expanded its scope from maritime disputes to cases of other nature. CMAC has also launched its online arbitration service which gains momentum with financial disputes as its major focus. Looking into the future, CMAC will continue to lay out ADR service tailored to the needs of both Chinese and foreign users and work for the prosperity of international shipping trade and investment.
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