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Herbert Smith Freehills launches latest Guide to Dispute Resolution in Asia Pacific

Please click here to preview this publication.  To request a copy of the guide, please email asia.publications@hsf.com. Our updated Guide to Dispute Resolution in Asia Pacific aims to provide answers to some of the basic questions a party unfamiliar with … Continue reading

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Launch of landmark global conference series on the future of dispute resolution

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce the launch of The Global Pound Conference (GPC) Series 2016-17. The aim of this ambitious worldwide conference series is to build a global conversation about the current landscape of civil and commercial dispute resolution and how … Continue reading

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ADR in Asia – overview of key ADR processes

We previously reported the publication of our ADR in Asia Guide.  As well as distilling the results of our client survey on the use of mediation in Hong Kong, the Guide contains a summary of the main ADR processes used … Continue reading

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Herbert Smith Freehills publishes ADR in Asia Guide

Herbert Smith Freehills’ Hong Kong dispute resolution team has launched its first ADR in Asia Guide, featuring a spotlight on mediation in Hong Kong. In particular, the Guide includes the results of our recent client research on how international corporates use … Continue reading

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Herbert Smith Freehills to publish survey on the use of ADR in Asia

To mark the fifth anniversary of the introduction of the Mediation Practice Direction in Hong Kong, Herbert Smith Freehills has recently conducted a client survey on the use of ADR in Asia generally, and specifically on mediation in Hong Kong. … Continue reading

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Selling Mediation in the East

It is generally accepted that, while the use of mediation is on the rise globally, this trend is significantly more pronounced in the West than in Asia.   While the modern concept of formal mediation has of course been around for longer in the … Continue reading

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Our new Asia disputes blog

We have today launched Herbert Smith Freehills’ new Asia disputes blog, Asia Disputes Notes, where you will find the latest updates on disputes related topics from across the Asian jurisdictions in which we operate (Hong Kong and Greater China, Southeast … Continue reading

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Tiered dispute resolution mechanisms including conciliation and mediation under China-Taiwan Bilateral Investment Protection Agreement

On 9 August 2012, after two years of negotiation, Mainland Chinese and Taiwanese negotiators signed two cross-strait agreements; the Cross-strait Bilateral Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement (IPA), and the Cross-strait Customs Cooperation Agreement. The IPA has been hailed as a … Continue reading

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Judicial mediation in mainland China explained

With the Chinese courts under increasingly heavy case loads, use of “judicial mediation” continues to be encouraged by all levels of the Chinese courts as a means of effective case management. Although mediation and “judicial mediation” both have long histories … Continue reading

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