Arrangement on mutual taking of evidence between Hong Kong and Mainland

The Arrangement on Mutual Taking of Evidence in Civil and Commercial Matters between the Courts of the Mainland and Hong Kong (Arrangement) recently came into force on 1 March 2017, announced by the Department of Justice.  The Arrangement is introduced … Continue reading

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PRC court recognises and enforces a Singapore High Court judgment based on reciprocity principle

The Nanjing Intermediate People's Court in Jiangsu Province, China ("Nanjing Court") recently issued a ruling recognising and enforcing a default judgment granted by the High Court of Singapore ("Singapore Judgment") based on the reciprocity principle. Although permitted under the PRC … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal finds no breach of comity in granting Mareva injunction to protect a foreign claim for breach of an exclusive jurisdiction clause

In the case of Compania Sud Americana de Vapores S.A. v Hin-Pro International Logistics Limited (FACV 1/2016), the Court of Final Appeal (CFA) overturned the Court of Appeal's (CA) decision and reinstated a Mareva injunction granted in support of proceedings … Continue reading

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Hong Kong SFC confirms enforcement priorities and approach following strategic review

In its recently relaunched Enforcement Reporter newsletter (see first issue), the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has confirmed that corporate fraud and misfeasance, anti-money laundering, Growth Enterprise Market companies and multiple intra-group failings are issues high on its agenda and … Continue reading

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Guide to Dispute Resolution in Africa: 2nd edition

Herbert Smith Freehills has published an updated second edition of our Guide to Dispute Resolution in Africa, a publication summarising the key dispute resolution procedures and trends in each of Africa's 54 diverse jurisdictions. In the light of the recent growth in China, India and Japan's business interests in … 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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PRC: local courts’ observations on labour disputes

Local courts in Beijing and Shanghai have recently issued whitepapers setting out their observations of employment cases and their positions regarding certain common employment legal issues for the year of 2015. Given Beijing and Shanghai are two of the biggest … 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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SPC clarifies jurisdiction issues arising from the CIETAC split

On 15 July 2015, the Supreme People’s Court in China (the “SPC“) issued a binding judicial interpretation on how lower courts are to handle various issues arising out of the CIETAC split (the “SPC Reply“). The interpretation responded to requests … Continue reading

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New guide to anti-corruption regulation in Asia Pacific launched

Over the past two years we have witnessed an exponential increase in global efforts to combat corruption. Nowhere is this more visible than Asia, where a number of countries have recently passed new anti-corruption legislation or taken steps to strengthen … Continue reading

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