How Sports Arbitration Is Evolving In China - The New 2023 Sports Arbitration Law
On June 24, 2022, the 35th Session of the Standing Committee of the Thirteenth National People's Congress adopted the newly revised Law of the People's Republic of China on Sports (hereinafter referred to as the “Sports Law”).
In the newly revised Sports Law, the sports arbitration system was officially established in the form of law in China. This article briefly introduces and comments on the sports arbitration chapter of the Sports Law, which will be officially implemented on January 1, 2023. It looks at
Background To Sports Arbitration In China
The Formal Establishment Of China's Sports Arbitration System
Commentary On The New Arbitration System
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Gong Xiaoyan is a partner at East & Concord Partners. She provides legal services for a large number of sports associations and administration centers for sports, including but not limited to Chinese Football Association, China Athletic Association, China Anti-Doping Agency of General Administration of Sports of China, administration centers covering swimming, volleyball, table tennis and badminton, winter sports, shooting and archery, weightlifting, wrestling and jujitsu, chess and canoeing, Culture Center of General Administration of Sports of China, Institute of Sports Medicine of General Administration of Sports of China and Beijing Sports Competitions Administration Center. In addition, she has also represented many anti-doping cases of athletes on international platforms as well as cases concerning international sports arbitration between foreign players and sports clubs.
Liu Jiahe is a Counsel at East & Concord Partners. She graduated from ISDE with a Master in International Sports Law and is also a member of the Athletes Committee of the Chinese Football Association. She was a former full-time legal counsel of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
Song Xiaoyan is a senior associate at East & Concord Partners specialising in sports law and commercial law. She has extensive experience in providing a wide range of legal services for sports federations, clubs and corporations in both Chinese and English. She is also a member of the Sports Laws Society of the China Law Society.
Guo Jingyu is an associate at law at East & Concord Partners. He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. He has deeply involved in legal counseling services for a number of national sports associations and sports management organizations. His practice areas also include anti-doping legal service and dispute resolution.