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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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A new beginning for arbitration in mainland China: HKIAC opens in Shanghai

On 20 November 2015, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) announced the opening of a representative office in Shanghai. The HKIAC's on-the-ground presence in Shanghai is an important milestone for China-related arbitration, as it is the first time that … Continue reading

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LCIA releases costs and duration data – the first of more to come?

Yesterday, 3 November 2015, the London Court of International Arbitration ("LCIA") released costs and duration data regarding actual cases administered by the LCIA under the LCIA Rules. It is thought that this is the first time an arbitral institution has … Continue reading

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Hong Kong court dismisses claim against HKIAC

In yet another example of robust judicial support for arbitration in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance has dismissed a claim brought against the HKIAC by a party to an HKIAC administered arbitration. The plaintiff in the … Continue reading

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Herbert Smith Freehills’ Justin D’Agostino appointed to the HKIAC Executive Committee

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Justin D’Agostino to the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) Executive Committee.   In advance of the HKIAC’s 30th anniversary and following the recent revision of the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules (see … Continue reading

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A matter of class: the spectre of class action arbitration in consumer product disputes

Class arbitrations have primarily been viewed as an instrument of the US legal system. However, given the international capability and procedural flexibility of arbitration, the scope that they offer for collective redress by consumers is attracting increasing interest.

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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), … Continue reading

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The 2013 HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules Released

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC“) has published the 2013 revisions to the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules (“2013 HKIAC Rules“). Justin D’Agostino and Briana Young of Herbert Smith Freehills in Hong Kong have been on the HKIAC Rules Revision … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal refuses leave to appeal in the Grand Pacific v. Pacific China case

The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (“CFA“) has today refused to interfere with a judgment of the Hong Kong Court of Appeal (“CA“) on the setting aside of arbitral Awards in Hong Kong. The CA’s unanimous judgment of 9 … Continue reading

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