Arbitration

Hong Kong allows third party funding for arbitration and mediation

Hong Kong's Legislative Council has passed a law allowing third parties to fund arbitrations seated in the territory, as well as work done in Hong Kong for arbitrations seated elsewhere, and for mediations. This development has been long anticipated, and will … Continue reading

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Julian Copeman and Anita Phillips discuss the Global Pound Conference and what to expect at the upcoming Hong Kong event

Hong Kong Lawyer has published an article by Julian Copeman, partner, and Anita Phillips, professional support consultant, discussing commercial dispute resolution in Hong Kong and what the Global Pound Conference series has highlighted for change at other events across the … Continue reading

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India and Brazil conclude negotiations of Bilateral Investment Treaty

As previously noted in April 2015, India amended its model bilateral investment treaty (the Indian Model BIT) and has reportedly been deploying it in recent months to seek to re-negotiate bilateral investment treaties (BITs) with over 47 countries (see previous … Continue reading

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Shape the future of dispute resolution: Global Pound Conference in Hong Kong

Hosting more than 5,000 corporate and disputes professionals in a series spanning 40 cities across 31 countries, the Global Pound Conference aims to improve the resolution of commercial disputes in the 21st century. Using a unique interactive format, which has been dubbed … Continue reading

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Singapore update: litigation funding moves a step closer and new legislation proposed to give force to settlement agreements made through mediation

Last week saw two important and novel pieces of legislation related to dispute resolution put before the Singapore Parliament.  The first is a bill to amend current legislation to permit third party funding in international arbitration and related litigation.  The … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Law Reform Commission recommends that third party funding be allowed for arbitration

Following consultation in October 2015 (discussed in our earlier blog here), the Hong Kong Law Reform Commission (LRC) released a report last week in which it recommended that third party funding of arbitration should be allowed for arbitrations seated in Hong … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Court orders stay to arbitration pursuant to proper steps of escalation clause for dispute resolution

In William Lim and Another v. Hung Ka Hai Clement and Others [2016] HKCFI 1439; HCA 1282/2016 (24 August 2016), the Hong Kong Court of First Instance ordered a stay of court proceedings and referred an ongoing dispute to arbitration … Continue reading

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Suitability of ad hoc admissions: Singapore Court admits English QC for arbitration appeal

Introduction The Singapore High Court has taken the rare step of allowing an English QC to appear before it in relation to an application to set aside an arbitral award made in an investor-state arbitration; the first successful ad hoc … Continue reading

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

Please click here to preview this publication. As a result of a rise in global economic activities around the region, Asia is experiencing the inevitable increase in commercial and investment disputes, both litigation and arbitration, with a multi-jurisdictional dimension. Our … Continue reading

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Hong Kong CFI stays proceedings in favour of arbitration notwithstanding defendant’s submission to Hong Kong courts; upholds arbitration agreement contained in related contract

 Hong Kong CFI has stayed a claim under a deed of guarantee pending arbitration on the basis of an arbitration agreement in a Subscription Agreement containing the guaranteed obligations (Bluegold Investment Holdings Ltd v Kwan Chun Fun Calvin [2016] HKEC … Continue reading

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