Arbitration

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
“The trap had a ghastly perfection”  - Stephen King, The Gunslinger Introduction China’s economic power has surpassed market expectations in the past decades. The World...
January 2019
The Arbitration and Mediation Legislation (Third Party Funding) (Amendment) Ordinance 2017 (“Amendment Ordinance”) was gazetted in June 2017. By virtue of the Amendment Ordinance, the authorised body...
December 2018
Barrister Anthony Neoh SC, a former chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission, was recently named as head of Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC). In this conversation withHong Kong...
December 2018
In Z v Y [2018] HKCFI 2342 the Court of First Instance refused to enforce an award on public policy grounds since there was evidence to show that the underlying agreement had been “tainted...
December 2018
On 28 October, the 6th Annual Forum hosted by CIETAC Hong Kong Arbitration Centre, fellow members and practitioners gathered on a Sunday afternoon in anticipation of a live debate on Med-Arb and a...
December 2018
1.  The English Courts will still be hard at work promoting the jurisdiction as arbitration friendly …by allowing only limited challenges to arbitral awards and recognising the wide powers and...
November 2018
The Day of Arbitration Field Practice organised by the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission Hong Kong Arbitration Center (“CIETAC Hong Kong”) was held on 16 September in...
November 2018
The Law Society received six delegations from the Greater China region in September and early October, namely the National Taipei University of Business, Professionals from the New Social Classes,...
November 2018