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Sphere of Jurisdiction

Territorial Jurisdiction:

1. The People's Court of Hengqin New Area, Zhuhai (hereinafter referred to as the Court) has jurisdiction over the various criminal, civil and commercial cases within the Hengqin New Area that shall be administered by the people's court at the grassroots level according to law;  

2. The Court has centralized jurisdiction over the civil and commercial cases of the first instance in the areas under the jurisdiction of Zhuhai City involving foreign countries or Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan which have been designated by the Supreme People's Court of China as cases to be dealt with by the Court; and

3. The Court has jurisdiction over general civil cases of first instance involving intellectual property rights that have taken place within the Hengqin New Area which have been designated by the Supreme People's Court of China as cases to be dealt with by the Court, excluding cases involving patent rights, new plant varieties, layout-design of integrated circuits, technical secrets, computer software, disputes related to well-known trademark recognizance and dispute related to monopoly.  

 

Levels of Jurisdiction:

1. The Court has jurisdiction over civil and commercial cases of the first instance of which the amount of object of litigation is less than RMB100 million yuan (excluding the same amount, the same below) and in which the domicile of all the parties is in the areas under the jurisdiction of Guangdong Province and civil and commercial cases of the first instance of which the amount of object of litigation is less than RMB50 million yuan (excluding the same amount, the same below) and in which the domicile of one of the parties is in areas not under the jurisdiction of Guangdong Province;

2. The Court has jurisdiction over civil and commercial cases of the first instance involving foreign countries or Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan of which the amount of object of litigation is less than RMB6 million yuan; and

3. The Court has jurisdiction over general civil cases of the first instance involving intellectual property rights of which the amount of object of litigation is less than RMB 5 million yuan and whose amount of object of litigation is more than RMB 5 million yuan but less than RMB 10 million yuan and in which the domicile of all the parties is in Zhuhai City.