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ADR for financial disputes: Proposals to significantly enhance the Hong Kong Financial Dispute Resolution Scheme

The Hong Kong Financial Dispute Resolution Centre (FDRC), which since June 2012 has been providing ADR services to financial institutions and their individual customers in Hong Kong, has recently launched a consultation to significantly enhance the Financial Dispute Resolution Scheme (FDRS) … Continue reading

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Herbert Smith Freehills launches latest insights guide: ADR in Asia Pacific – Spotlight on Singapore

  As dispute resolution professionals, users, judges, arbitrators and mediators prepare to convene in Singapore for the inaugural event of the Global Pound Conference series, Herbert Smith Freehills sheds light on ADR trends in the city state. Since the 1990s, … Continue reading

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Herbert Smith Freehills’ ADR in Asia Pacific Guide available online

We are pleased to launch online our ADR in Asia Pacific Guide, building on a publication we launched last year.  Please click here to download a copy. While focusing on the use of ADR in Asia Pacific, the guide will assist organisations wherever … Continue reading

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European Mediation and ADR Guide published

The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) has released its new European Mediation & ADR Guide, designed to assist corporates operating in Europe and beyond in taking full advantage of the range of ADR processes available to them. Herbert … 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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Mediation within arbitration – a new Med-Arb-Med protocol in Singapore

We recently reported (here) on the official launch of the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI) on 5 November 2014.   One particularly interesting feature of the launch was the announcement of a new arbitration-mediation-arbitration (‘Arb-Med-Arb’) protocol (“AMA Protocol“), under which the SIMI will work closely … Continue reading

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ADR Practical Guide No.1 : Common ADR processes – a snapshot

Herbert Smith Freehills has launched the first in our series of ADR Practical Guides, designed to provide practical insights into various processes falling under the banner of ADR, with a particular focus on mediation. The first guide provides a snapshot of some … Continue reading

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Mediation in arbitration proceedings – a Hong Kong perspective

The procedures of mediation and arbitration are regularly combined in some jurisdictions, such that an arbitrator assumes the role of mediator part-way through arbitral proceedings in an attempt to settle the dispute early (arb-med).  An alternative formulation is where a mediator, … Continue reading

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Hong Kong’s arbitration law expressly provides for arb-med/med-arb

Hong Kong’s Arbitration Ordinance came into force on 1 June 2011.  One of its enhanced features is that, provided the parties consent in writing, an arbitrator sitting in Hong Kong is permitted to mediate a dispute.  In those circumstances, the … Continue reading

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Hong Kong High Court consider the med-arb procedure

In Gao Hai Yan v Keeneye Holdings Ltd [2011] HKEC 514, the enforcement in Hong Kong of a mainland arbitral award that was rendered (in China) following failed settlement efforts in a mediator-arbitrator (med-arb) process was challenged on public policy … Continue reading

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