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Supreme People’s Court Issues Rules of Procedure for the China International Commercial Courts

On 1 July 2018, the Supreme People’s Court of China (SPC) promulgated Provisions on Several Issues Regarding the Establishment of International Commercial Courts (Fa Shi 2018 – No.11). We reported this major development here. The SPC has now released further … Continue reading

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KCAB Releases Draft Protocol on Video Conferencing

At the 7th Asia Pacific ADR Conference in Seoul earlier this month, the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB) unveiled its Draft Seoul Protocol on Video Conferencing in International Arbitration. The Draft Protocol is intended to serve as a guide for … Continue reading

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Herbert Smith Freehills opens applications for International Arbitration internships in its market-leading London office

Herbert Smith Freehills is now accepting applications for two internship opportunities in our international arbitration team in London. The programme offers aspiring arbitration lawyers a chance to work within one of the world’s leading specialist arbitration groups.

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Back whence it came: Hong Kong Court remits Award for serious irregularity

A tribunal had decided liability and awarded sums as due on a basis not advanced by the claimant. In P v M [2018] HKCFI 2280, The Hong Kong Court of First Instance decided that this approach breached the “fundamental rule … 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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HKIAC Rules effective today

The HKIAC’s Administered Arbitration Rules 2018 enter into force today, 1 November 2018. See our earlier blog post for details of the updates and innovations. If you have questions or would like to know more about arbitrating under the updated … 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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HONG KONG COURT GIVES “DUE WEIGHT” TO SUPERVISORY COURT ON ENFORCEMENT

In U v S [2018] HKCFI 2086, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance (Court) dealt with an application to adjourn an application to set aside an enforcement order. In granting the adjournment, Chan J took into account public policy … Continue reading

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HONG KONG COURT REFUSES SET ASIDE, REJECTS PUBLIC POLICY CHALLENGE

In Paloma Co. Ltd. v. Capxon Electronic Industrial Co. Ltd [[2018] HKCFI 1147], the Hong Kong Court of First Instance rejected a public policy challenge to a New York Convention Award rendered by a tribunal in Japan. The Respondent applied … Continue reading

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HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS – SMU ASIAN ARBITRATION LECTURE

Sir Christopher Greenwood: Investor-State Arbitration: Is there a Future? This year marks the eighth edition of the Herbert Smith Freehills – SMU Asian Arbitration Lecture Series. We are delighted that Sir Christopher Greenwood GBE, CMG, QC, will deliver the lecture … Continue reading

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