HONG KONG COURT REFUSES LEAVE TO APPEAL AWARD ON POINTS OF LAW

The Hong Kong Court of First Instance has refused leave to appeal a construction award on points of law because the decision of the arbitrator on the relevant issues was not “obviously wrong” or “open to serious doubt” (Employer v. Contractor [2023] HKCFI 2911). Read more

The Law Commission’s Second Consultation Paper – an evolving approach

This week the Law Commission published a second Consultation Paper as part of its review of the English Arbitration Act (the Act). The Paper raises three issues for consultation: (1) how the proper law of the arbitration agreement should be determined under English law; (2) the procedure for jurisdictional challenges before the English court under … Read more