A Guide to the CIETAC Arbitration Rules
Jianlong Yu and Lijun Cao
Jianlong Yu, Vice-Chairman of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and Secretary General of the China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC), and Lijun Cao, Partner, Zhong Lun Law Firm, Beijing, China
Mr Yu Jianlong is the Vice-Chairman of CIETAC and Secretary General of CCOIC. His other posts include: Vice-Chairman of the China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC); Vice-Chairman of the Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group (APRAG); Vice-Chairman of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI); and Vice-Chairman of the China Academy of Arbitration Law (CAAL). He is a Board Member of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC). Mr. Yu began to serve in the International Relations Department of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) in 1988. He held the positions of Deputy Director and Director of the American Affairs Division consecutively from 1992 to 1998, and became Deputy Director General of the International Relations Department in 1998. He served as Director General of the Economic Information Department ofthe CCPIT from 2004 to 2006.
Mr Cao Lijun is a Partner with Zhong Lun Law Firm, Beijing, China. Prior to this, Lijun worked with CIETAC in Beijing for over thirteen years, and was the Deputy Director of CIETAC's Foreign-Related Department, a member of CIETAC's Award Scrutiny Team and a member of CIETAC's Case Compilation Committee. He has administered over 300 arbitration cases under CIETAC Rules and reviewed arbitral awards for at least another 300 CIETAC cases. He has arbitrated over 90 cases as presiding arbitrator, sole arbitrator or party-appointed arbitrator under the CIETAC Rules and UNCITRAL Rules.
Among his professional affiliations, Lijun is a panellist of CIETAC, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the Kuala Lumper Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA), and a panellist of the Mediation Centre of the China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC).