Iyo ang China, Akin ang New York: Why the China Chang Doctrine Poses Potential Conflict with the New York Convention

It is prudent to first assess if the exclusive jurisdiction of the CIAC will not be a stumbling block to the enforceability of the arbitral award if the arbitral award is sought to be enforced outside Philippine jurisdiction.


Alternative Dispute Resolution

Credit Unit





9/29/2025 12:00:00 AM


Philippine law has vested the CIAC with exclusive jurisdiction to arbitrate construction disputes. This course will examine the relationship between the exclusive jurisdiction of the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC) over construction arbitration disputes and the obligation of the Philippines under the New York Convention to recognize arbitration agreements and arbitral awards involving other jurisdictions.

This course will present a certain measure of caution which the stakeholders in construction arbitration – parties and counsel – must be aware of when they submit to CIAC jurisdiction.

At the end of this course, you should be able to: 

  • State the purpose behind the creation of CIAC,
  • Identify the exclusive jurisdiction of the CIAC,
  • Describe the New York Convention and how it relates to CIAC, and
  • Explain the potential consequences of enforcing the exclusive jurisdiction of the CIAC if there is a potential conflict with a foreign jurisdiction.

Course Status


Course Price


when you avail the Full Compliance (36 Units) bundle


Regular price for 1 credit unit course



Founding Partner, Arthur Autea & Associates / ADR Lawyer

Atty. Arthur P. Autea is a graduate of the University of the Philippines, where he took up his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Cum Laude), as well as his Bachelor of Laws Degree. He was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1987. 

As a legal practitioner, he has fully devoted his time to dispute resolution and related practice areas. In 1996, he co-founded the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. where he has served as Secretary General and as Vice President and Chairman of the Committee for Drafting and Revision of Rules.