Ge Gao, Hongwei Meng, Zihong Meng and Ziheng Meng (China) v. INTERPOL

The PCA acts as registry in this arbitration, which is being conducted under the Permanent Court of Arbitration Optional Rules for Arbitration Involving International Organizations and Private Parties of 1996 pursuant to the Agreement between the International Criminal Police Organization – Interpol and the Government of the French Republic regarding INTERPOL’s Headquarters in France

Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s) 2. Mr Hongwei Meng (China) (Private entity )
3. Mr Zihong Meng (China) (Private entity )
4. Mr Ziheng Meng (China) (Private entity )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) -
Names of Parties -
Case number 2019-19
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Concluded
Type of case Other proceedings
Subject matter or economic sector - Other -
Procedural rules Permanent Court of Arbitration Optional Rules for Arbitration between International Organizations and Private Parties
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced


Language of Proceeding English
Seat of Arbitration (by Country) Netherlands
Arbitrator(s), Conciliator(s), Other Neutral(s)

Ms. Loretta Malintoppi (Presiding Arbitrator)

Professor Guglielmo Verdirame QC

Professor Jean E. Kalicki

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

Dr. Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha

Mr. Stephen Bailey

Ms. Mariana Binder

Lindeborg Counsellors at Law (London, United Kingdom)


Mr. Emmanuel Marsigny

Mr. Louis Guesdon

Marsigny Gosset Avocats (Paris, France)


Professor Kirsten Schmalenbach (Salzburg, Austria)

Representatives of the Respondent(s)

Ms. Mary Rodriguez

Ms. Hala Rumeau-Maillot

Ms. Tonia Gillett

Ms. Sabine Mouret

Ms. Andrea Steward

Ms. Stela Lipcan

Office of Legal Affairs

INTERPOL General Secretariat (Lyon, France)


Mr. Michael Ostrove

Ms. Clémentine Emery

DLA Piper France LLP (Paris, France)


Mr. Ben Sanderson

DLA Piper Spain S.L.U. (Madrid, Spain)


Professor Carlo Santulli (Paris, France)

Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 3
Date of commencement of proceeding 29 April 2019
Date of issue of final award -
Length of Proceedings 2-3 years
Additional notes -