SCIA’s Announcement on Work Arrangements during the Epidemic Prevention and Control Period
In light of the current situation of epidemic prevention and control, in order to protect the health and life safety of domestic and foreign parties and other participants in the arbitral proceedings, and to ensure the smooth conduct of arbitral proceedings in accordance with the law, the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (also known as the "South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission", "The Greater Bay Area International Arbitration Centre" and "Shenzhen Arbitration Commission", hereinafter as “SCIA”) hereby announces the work arrangements during the epidemic prevention and control period as follows:
1. About Case Filing
On-site case filing and consulting services will be suspended from 14 March until 18 March 2022. If the parties and their representatives need to submit an arbitration application, please login in SCIA Online Arbitration Service Platform (https://online.scia.com.cn/Account/Login), input the case details and submit the case materials (in electronic form).
If the parties or their representatives need to inquire case filing matters, please call the service hotline of Case Filing Department (86-755-25831663) or send email to email@example.com.
2. About Hearing
On-site hearings and cross-examination originally scheduled from 14 March to 18 March 2022 will be suspended. Details will be separately notified by the relevant case manager as per the arbitral tribunal’s decision.
The arbitral tribunal may, in accordance with the corresponding provisions of the SCIA Arbitration Rules, decide the arbitral proceedings to advance in an efficient and convenient manner by holding video-conference hearings or cross-examination, or by hearing the case based on documents.
For other matters relating to the hearing, the parties and their representatives may directly contact the relevant case manager.
3. About Documents Submission
According to the SCIA Arbitration Rules, unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the SCIA or the arbitral tribunal may direct the parties to send case materials and supporting documents directly to the SCIA Online Arbitration Service Platform.
To mitigate the epidemic’s influence on the submission of case materials by domestic and foreign parties and their representatives, it is encouraged to make the submission through the SCIA Online Arbitration Service Platform (https://online.scia.com.cn/Account/Login), or other appropriate way upon communication with the case manager.
4. About Other Issues
For any enquiry, please contact 86-755-83501700, 86-755-83501704 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This announcement takes effect from the date of its publication. If there is any adjustment, it will be announced separately.
SCIA apologises for any inconvenience caused by the relevant arrangements, and remains grateful to all parties and other participants in the arbitral proceedings at home and abroad.
Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration
13 March 2022