Hong Kong & China

Hong Kong Court continues injunction in aid of foreign arbitral proceedings

In Ve Global UK Limited v Charles Allard Jr and Intelita Limited, HCMP1678/2017, 10 October 2017, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance continued injunctions and dismissed the Defendants’ allegation of abuse of process in respect of the Plaintiff’s delay … Continue reading

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China proposes dedicated “Belt and Road” court

Supreme People’s Court Monitor has published a highly informative article on proposals by the SPC relating to China’s”Belt and Road” initiative. These include establishing a dedicated court, along the lines of the Singapore International Commercial Court, to hear Belt & … Continue reading

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PRC signs the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements: a step forward in the resolution of cross-border litigation

On 12 September 2017, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) signed the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements (Convention).  The Convention, in force since 1 October 2015, seeks to provide certainty in cross-border litigation by allowing parties to choose … Continue reading

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Herbert Smith Freehills hires three new projects and disputes partners in China

Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed three partners to its Mainland China team, specialising in projects and projects-related disputes. Hew Kian Heong is one of the leading international construction and infrastructure disputes lawyers in China, regularly acting for Chinese and international … Continue reading

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Astro/First Media: Leave to appeal granted in Hong Kong enforcement proceedings

In the long-running Astro v First Media dispute, the Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong (CFA) has granted First Media leave to appeal against the Court of Appeal’s decision refusing an extension of time to apply to set aside … Continue reading

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PRC Court refuses to enforce an SIAC award made under Expedited Procedure

The Shanghai No.1 Intermediate Court (the Shanghai Court) recently refused to enforce a SIAC award under Article V(1)(d) of the New York Convention, which provides that the award may be refused if “[T]he composition of the arbitral authority or the … Continue reading

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PRC court enforces HKIAC arbitration award in favour of Australian gold mining company

On 21 July 2017, the Beijing No. 4 Intermediate People’s Court enforced a Hong Kong award in favour of Stonewall Resources Limited (Stonewall), an Australian listed gold mining company.  The HKIAC award is related to breach by Shandong Qixing Iron … Continue reading

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Taiwan’s CAA adopts new international arbitration rule

Taiwan’s Chinese Arbitration Association (“CAA“) has adopted new arbitration rules for arbitrations seated outside Taiwan. The Chinese Arbitration Association Rules, International (known as the “CAAI Rules“) came into effect on 1 July 2017 and are intended to apply to arbitrations … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Court upholds refusal to stay execution of enforcement order

Overview The Hong Kong Court of First Instance (CFI) has denied leave to appeal its May 2017 decision in  Israel Sorin (IZZY) Shohat v Balram Chainrai [2017] HKEC 1118. In that decision (see our previous post), Chow J refused to … Continue reading

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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 paid internship positions are open for three to four months each (not extendable), beginning in or around January, May and September … Continue reading

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