Arbitration

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
On 1 November 2018, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)’s new administered arbitration rules (2018 HKIAC Rules) will come into effect. The 2018 HKIAC Rules introduce impactful...
November 2018
On 1 November 2018, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”)’s new administered arbitration rules (“2018 HKIAC Rules”) will come into effect. The 2018 HKIAC Rules introduce impactful...
October 2018
The fifth Hong Kong Legal Services Forum was held in Guangzhou on 5 September. A record high of more than 1,200 representatives from the legal, political and business sectors from all over Guangdong...
October 2018
The Hong Kong Academy of Law (“Academy”) organised a total of 35 seminars in August, 3 of which had an audience of over 100. One of the three seminars was “Case Management - the Common Problems...
October 2018
In Baosteel Engineering & Technology Group Co. Ltd. v. China Zenith Chemical Group Ltd. [HCCT 7/2018], the Hong Kong Court of First Instance granted a temporary stay of enforcement of an arbitral...
September 2018
When promoting Hong Kong’s dispute resolution services over the past three years, the HKSAR government and the legal profession have relied on the survey published by the Queen Mary University in...
September 2018
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