Hong Kong/Macao enforcement arrangement takes effect

On 16 December 2013, the Arrangement Concerning Reciprocal Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards between the Hong Kong SAR and the Macao SAR (the Arrangement) came into force. The Arrangement, which was signed on 7 January 2013, is implemented by ss. 98A-99D of the Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance. Sections 98A-98D are added to the legislation … Read more

Hong Kong passes amendments to Arbitration Ordinance

On 10 July, the Legislative Council of Hong Kong passed the Arbitration (Amendment) Bill 2013 (click here for our earlier post on the Bill). The Arbitration (Amendment) Ordinance 2013 introduces a number of changes to the 2011 Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609), aimed at ensuring Hong Kong remains at the forefront of modern arbitral practice. The amendments … Read more