Arbitration

Following the decision of the High Court of Hong Kong in CL v SCG [2019] HKCFI 398, the victorious claimant (CL) in Hong Kong arbitration proceedings was left unable to enforce the Award in Hong Kong...
June 2019
On 25 April 2019, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) became the first foreign arbitral institution to receive a Russian governmental permit to administer arbitrations under Russia...
June 2019
As a programmatic guide to the current and future cooperation and development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (the “Greater Bay Area”) to 2035, the Outline Development Plan for the...
May 2019
On 2 April 2019, the HKSAR Government and the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China signed the “Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-ordered Interim Measures in Aid of...
May 2019
By setting a clear regional development strategy, the State Council’s Outline Development Plan (“Plan”) for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (“Greater Bay Area”) aims at coordinating...
May 2019
On 25 April 2019, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) became the first foreign arbitral institution to receive a Russian governmental permit to administer arbitrations pursuant to...
May 2019
When the battle’s lost and won (in arbitration), and the victor has a final award, they must turn to enforcement. This involves asking the local courts in a relevant jurisdiction (usually, where the...
May 2019
In Dickson Valora Group (Holdings) Co Ltd and another v Fan Ji Qian [2019] CFI 482, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance granted an anti-suit injunction restraining a non-party to a contract from...
April 2019
On the eve of the finals of the VIS East Moot, with much of the World’s arbitration community focusing on Hong Kong, the Region’s government signed an arrangement with the Chinese Supreme People’s...
April 2019
In a recent case (Dickson Valora Group (Holdings) Co. Ltd v Fan [2019] HKCFI 482), the Hong Kong courts have confirmed their unambiguous pro-arbitration stance, both in terms of arbitration...
April 2019
Date: 2 April 2019 (Tuesday) Time: 7:00pm-8:15pm (Tea Reception: 6:30pm-7:00pm) Venue: Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), 38th Floor Two Exchange Square, 8...
March 2019
INTRODUCTION On 1 November 2018, the 2018 Administered Arbitration Rules (“2018 Rules”) of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”) came into effect. This is the third version of...
March 2019
One look at Dr. Lee George Lam’s extensive list of qualifications and you can tell that the Chairman of Hong Kong’s global tech hub Cyberport loves to learn. His academic qualifications include: a...
March 2019
Often parties seek to avoid the law of the host-state in international investment contracts. They choose any body of law or legal principles they wish, so long as it is not solely the law of the host...
February 2019
Background Arbitration has long been welcomed by commercial industries for its distinct advantages of finality, simplicity, flexibility and confidentiality. Many commercial parties tend to choose...
February 2019
Christopher Leong, the president of the Law Association for Asia and the Pacific (LAWASIA), is committed to making a difference in the region’s legal industry. Over his 30-year-long legal career,...
January 2019
The Arbitration and Mediation Legislation (Third Party Funding) (Amendment) Ordinance was enacted on 14 June 2017 and came into operation on 23 June 2017. Certain key provisions were not...
January 2019
The Law Society organised three visits to the nine cities within the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area ("the Greater Bay Area") in 2018. The third visit was held on 3 and 4 December, covering Zhuhai...
January 2019
The School of Law of City University of Hong Kong (CityU) held its graduation ceremony at the Wong Cheung Lo Hui Yuet Hall, 5/F Lau Ming Wai Academic Building on 1 December 2018, celebrating the...
January 2019
As Hong Kong enters into the New Year, Peter Yuen and Matthew Townsend of Fangda Partners, Hong Kong examine the arbitration developments in the jurisdiction over the past 12 months In 2019, Hong...
January 2019