Dispute Resolution

In Chang Pui Yin & Ors v Bank of Singapore Ltd (CACV 194/2016), the Court of Appeal has upheld a Court of First Instance ruling that a bank be held liable for losses suffered by investors in...
September 2017
In Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited v Arjowiggins HKK 2 Limited (HCMP 3060/2016), the Hong Kong Court of First Instance (“CFI”) decided that an otherwise solvent mainland Chinese...
August 2017
"This decision confirms Hong Kong’s position as an arbitration-friendly jurisdiction”. This ritual phrase seems to follow every law firm bulletin reporting on the latest judgment staying...
July 2017
Given the similarities with regard to the laws of maintenance and champerty in Ireland and Hong Kong, and the “sisterhood” of the common law, the recent judgment of the Irish Supreme Court in ...
July 2017
The High Court in London recently decided for the first time on the availability of litigation privilege in criminal investigations conducted by the UK Serious Fraud Office (the “SFO”). The decision...
July 2017
With the passage of the Arbitration and Mediation Legislation (Third Party Funding) (Amendment) Bill 2016 through the Legislative Council of Hong Kong ("Legco") in near record time, we asked the...
June 2017
In the latest twist in a long-running dispute between Malaysian broadcaster Astro Group and Indonesian conglomerate Lippo Group, a Lippo Group entity has failed to overturn a Hong Kong Court of First...
February 2017
For the first time the jurisdiction of the Hong Kong Court, pursuant to s. 21M of the High Court Ordinance (Cap. 4) to grant free-standing Mareva relief in aid of foreign proceedings, was considered...
February 2017
Forty years on from the original Pound Conference – the seminal event that led to the birth of mediation – dispute resolution has reached an impasse. In Hong Kong, mediation remains under-utilised...
January 2017
Summary order for account – order under O.43 r.1 sought for true and proper account for income and expenditure of t’ong – O. 43 r. 1 not appropriate for seeking specific discovery, answers to...
December 2016
On 12 October 2016, the Law Reform Commission (“LRC“) released its Final Report on Third Party Funding for Arbitration (the “Final Report”) recommending that the Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance (Cap...
December 2016
The recent decision of the Hong Kong Court of First Instance in Sun Tian Gang v Hong Kong & China Gas (Jilin) Ltd [2016] HKEC 2128 (“Sun Tian Gang”) confirms the circumstances in which Hong Kong...
November 2016
On 12 October 2016, the Law Reform Commission (“LRC”) released its Final Report on Third Party Funding for Arbitration (the “Final Report”) recommending that the Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance (Cap...
November 2016
Hong Kong as a super-connector in the “One-Belt-One-Road” initiative has all along adopted a pro-arbitration approach to resolve disputes. Parties of different social, cultural and economic...
October 2016
Hong Kong's Financial Dispute Resolution Centre ("FDRC") has proposed to raise the level of money an investor can claim under the scheme sixfold, as well as extending the limitation period for...
October 2016
Shares – transfer – execution by Registrar of instrument of transfer of share held on trust – rectification of register of members Pursuant to O. 85 of the Rules of the High Court (Cap. 4A, Sub....
October 2016
The Consumers Council has recommended revising and improving consumers’ ability to resolve disputes with traders in Hong Kong. At present, aggrieved consumers’ options include presenting complaints...
October 2016
Two recent Court of Appeal cases, one in Hong Kong and the other in England & Wales, illustrate circumstances in which courts will waive the confidentiality attached to mediation and without...
October 2016
Litigation solicitors will benefit from reading comments of Deputy High Court Judge Seagroatt in his reasons for decision in Wide Power Corporation Limited v The Incorporated Owners of Manhattan...
October 2016
Vexatious litigant – s. 27 order restraining litigant from commencing or issuing fresh claims or proceedings against plaintiff – granted by consent with proviso D, acting in person, brought or was...
October 2016