Hong Kong & China

Hong Kong courts can order interim relief against non-parties—but only sparingly

The decision in Company A and Others v Company B and Others [2018] HKCU 3575 confirms that Hong Kong courts can order interim relief in support of an arbitration, even against a person or entity which is not party to … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Court Refuses Recognition of Mainland Award on Public Policy Grounds

On 18 October 2018, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance (Court) in Z v Y [2018] HKCFI 2342 refused to recognise an Award of the China Guangzhou Arbitration Commission by reason of public policy. Mimmie Chan J presided and … Continue reading

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New HKIAC Rules enter into force on 1 November 2018

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) Council has approved updated Administered Arbitration Rules (2018 Rules). The 2018 Rules are the product of a detailed review, by a committee including Herbert Smith Freehills’ Professional Support Consultant Briana Young, and a … Continue reading

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First Emergency Arbitration Procedure in China

The Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC) recently administered the first emergency arbitration proceeding in mainland China. Wei Sun was the emergency arbitrator who heard the application and he has since published a discussion of the matter online. Although the decision has … Continue reading

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Delhi High Court agrees to enforce CIETAC arbitral award against Indian company despite CIETAC split

In its decision of 4 July 2018, the Delhi High Court (“Court“) has agreed to enforce a China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) award against an Indian company, despite the award debtor’s arguments that the dispute should have … Continue reading

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Filed under Asia, Enforcement, Hong Kong & China, India, India Disputes, Institutions

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION INTERNSHIP (HONG KONG): APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Herbert Smith Freehills is accepting applications for short-term internships with the firm’s international arbitration group in Hong Kong. Three to four paid internship positions are open for three to four months each (not extendable), beginning in or around January, May … Continue reading

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HONG KONG COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE STAYS COURT PROCEEDINGS TO ARBITRATION, REITERATES S.20 PRINCIPLES

In Leung Kwok Hung trading as Kaiser (M&E) Decoration Engineering Company v. Johnson Controls Hong Kong Limited [HCCT 56/2017], the Hong Kong Court of First Instance granted the Defendant’s application under s.20 of the Arbitration Ordinance, staying Court proceedings in … Continue reading

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Filed under Arbitration clauses, Arbitration laws, Asia, Court intervention, Hong Kong & China

HONG KONG COURT OF APPEAL: COMMON LAW ACTIONS AVAILABLE TO ENFORCE ARBITRAL AWARDS

Two key developments emerge from the long-running proceedings in Xiamen Xinjingdi Group Co Ltd v Eton Properties Ltd [2016] 2 HKLRD 1106 and Xiamen Xinjingdi Group Co Ltd v Eton Properties [2018] HKCFI 910. The Hong Kong Court of Appeal … Continue reading

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Dispute Resolution in Asia-Pacific: Parties seek efficient processes and enforceable outcomes

Following our report on the Global Pound Conference series, which brought together over 4000 stakeholders at 28 conferences worldwide, our analysis of the Asia Pacific results reveals different demands in Asia and Oceania. Six Asia Pacific cities hosted conferences to … Continue reading

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Filed under Asia, East Asia, Events, Global Pound Conference, Hong Kong & China, India, Publications and Guides, Singapore, South East Asia

HKIAC 2017 CASE STATISTICS

The HKIAC has recently published its case statistics for 2017, showing a continued healthy demand for its services. The HKIAC saw a 15.7% increase in its caseload compared to 2016, with the total amount in dispute in HKIAC arbitrations doubling … Continue reading

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