OVERVIEW OF THE LATEST COURT PRACTICE ON THE RUSSIAN SANCTIONS-RELATED AMENDMENTS—IS WINTER COMING?

This analysis was first published on Lexis®PSL on 29 October 2021 and can be found here (subscription required). Ivan Teselkin, partner, Maria Dolotova, of counsel, Alexander Gridasov, senior associate, and Sergei Eremin, senior associate, of Herbert Smith Freehills provide an overview of Russian court decisions on the impact of recent amendments to Russian law relating … Read more

SINGAPORE TO ALLOW CONDITIONAL FEE ARRANGEMENTS

On 1 November 2021, a bill to permit Conditional Fee Arrangements (CFA) had its first reading in the Singapore Parliament. If the bill is passed, it will permit law firms and lawyers in Singapore to enter into CFAs with their clients in respect of certain types of disputes (whether relating to proceedings in Singapore or … Read more

HONG KONG COURT REAFFIRMS PRO-ARBITRATION STANCE BY GRANTING STAY OF COURT PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT UNDER A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT IN FAVOUR OF ARBITRATION

The judgment of the Hong Kong District Court (“Court“) in Gurkhas Construction Ltd v Craft Façade Tech (Hong Kong) Co Ltd is the latest example of the Hong Kong judiciary’s willingness to give effect to an arbitration clause wherever possible. In this case, the Court granted a stay of proceedings in favour of arbitration on … Read more

MALAYSIA: HIGH COURT REFUSES INDEMNITY COSTS ON SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION FOR REFERRAL TO ARBITRATION AND DETERMINES THE EFFECT OF TIME BARS ON A TRIBUNAL’S JURISDICTION

In Lineclear Motion Pictures Sdn Bhd v Measat Broadcast Network Systems Sdn Bhd (High Court Civil Appeal No.: WA-12ANCC-45-04/2021), the High Court refused to award indemnity costs to a party who successfully obtained a stay of court proceedings under section 10 of the Arbitration Act 2005 (“Act“), on the basis of the conduct of the … Read more