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The Supreme People's Court's Interpretation and Application of the Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance
in Court-ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitral Proceedings by the Courts of the Mainland and of the
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Jiang Qibo, Zhou Jiahai, Yanli, Liu Kun
On 25 March 2019, the Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitral Proceedings by the Courts of the Mainland and of the HOng Kong Special Administrative Region (the "Arrangement") was discussed and approved at the 1763rd plenary meeting of the Adjudicative Committee of the Supreme People's Court. On 2 April 2019, Mr. Yang Wanming, Vice-President of the Supreme People's Court, and Ms. Teresa Cheng, Secretary for Justice of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, signed the Arrangement in Hong Kong. Following discussions between the two sides, the Arrangement was scheduled to come into force on 1 October 2020 in both places and will be promulgated in the form of judicial interpretation on the Mainland. This is the seventh arrangement on judicial assistance signed by the Mainland and Hong Kong and the first document signed by the Mainland with another jurisdiction in respect of preservation measures in arbitration. The Arrangement signifies closer judicial assistance between the Mainland and Hong Kong under the "One Country, Two Systems" policy.