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
With multiple positions to juggle, industry changes to stay on top of and a hectic travel schedule, Dr. Francis Law is a busy man. As President of the Academy of International Dispute Resolution and...
June 2019
The US-China trade dispute has dominated newspaper headlines and trade associations’ discussions in Hong Kong over the last 12 months, casting a cloud over business in the city, China and beyond....
June 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
Exploring new business opportunities for members has always been one of the many important tasks of the Law Society. The Law Society signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mongolian Bar...
May 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
China’s new Foreign Investment Law (“2019 FIL”) changes how foreign investment is regulated in China. The National People’s Congress (NPC) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) passed this new law...
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
The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law’s (UNCITRAL) Convention on the Enforcement of International Settlement Agreements was adopted by the UN General Assembly on the 20th December...
April 2019
“90 percent of judgments in civil and commercial matters will be mutually recognised and enforced between the Mainland and HKSAR” On January 18, 2019, the Supreme People’s Court and the Department...
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
The Hong Kong Academy of Law organised 17 courses in January with a total of 785 participants. One of the 17 courses was “The New China Individual Income Tax Law” held on 29 January. The China...
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
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