Two Arbitration Centers in Shenzhen, China combined into Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration
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On December 25, 2017, the Government of Shenzhen, China announced that the previous Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (“SCIA”) and Shenzhen Arbitration Commission will be combined into one arbitration center named Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration. The combination indicates Shenzhen’s ambition to become a modernized hub in Southern China for domestic and international arbitration. It also comes amidst China’s effort to build itself as an international seat of arbitration on the heels of the “one belt one road” initiative.