On August 28th2022, a professional team of lawyers led by Director Chen Yi of ZLF (Hengqin) Law Firm and Senior Partner Tan Yueqi of Beijing Zhongyin(Shenzhen)Law Firm acts on behalf of a well-known domestic enterprise as Claimant for an arbitration case conducted in English heard by Zhuhai Court of International Arbitration.
The members of the tribunal of this case were constituted by a British presiding arbitrator, a HKSAR arbitrator and a Singaporean arbitrator. The arbitral proceedings is conducted in video-conference session.
Since both parties in this case had agreed to the fact that this arbitration proceedings shall be conducted in English, which means the following matters shall be conducted in English in accordance with the arbitration rule: the notice of arbitration, answers to the arbitration, presentation of the evidence, the application of the procedural issue, ordersand hearing session of the arbitral tribunal, both parties’ submissions and the arbitral award, etc.
Having been orchestrated by Ms.Chen Yi and Mr. Tan Yueqi, upon full preparation of our team of lawyers, Mr. Tan Yueqi was the first counsel conducting advocacy while Mr. Chen Enzhi representing as the second counsel conducting advocacy. As the hearing was conducted in a widely-used adversarial procedure in common law system, counsels of the Claimant and Respondent debated intensively about the focus of the dispute. The hearing session lasted for 6 hours and ended successfully at 19：00.
In addition, those who appeared in the hearing session included Trainee Lawyer Guo Yi ofZLF(Hengqin) Law Firm and Paralegal Guo Ning of Beijing Zhongyin(Shenzhen)Law Firm.
It is said that this is a first-ever arbitration case accepted by the Zhuhai Court of International Arbitration adopting English as the arbitration language.