HONG KONG’S FUNDING LAW NOW IN FORCE

Hong Kong’s long-awaited legislation permitting third parties to fund arbitrations and related proceedings takes effect today. As heralded in our earlier posts, this is a widely welcomed development in one of the world’s leading arbitral seats, and is expected to… Read more

ICC and KLRCA sign MoU to promote dispute resolution in Asia

On 1 November 2017, the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) and the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), agreeing to work together to promote dispute resolution in… Read more

Dawn raids – are you ready?

Click here for a preview Surprise inspections by governmental authorities are on the rise. Any company in any sector may be on the receiving end and obstructing a lawful raid is a criminal offence. Therefore, it is essential to be… Read more

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… Read more

ADR in Asia Pacific: Spotlight on Indonesia

          The third edition of our ADR in Asia Pacific Guide spotlights alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in Indonesia.  We summarise the state of play in relation to ADR in Indonesia and its interplay with adversarial processes… Read more

The Global Pound Conference series and its importance

The Global Pound Conference (GPC) series presents a unique opportunity to engage all stakeholders in a conversation about dispute resolution and how it should best be used in commercial disputes. The time is ripe to review all processes (litigation, arbitration… Read more

Herbert Smith Freehills launches ADR Hub

Herbert Smith Freehills has launched a new Alternative Dispute Resolution Hub (at www.hsf.com/adr).   Sitting alongside our ADR Notes blog (which keeps subscribers up to date on legal and other developments in the ADR landscape), the ADR Hub features the latest thinking and in-depth commentary on… Read more

Updated 2017 CEDR model mediation documents and rules

At a launch on 24 November 2016, the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) headquartered in London released updates for all of its main model mediation documents and rules. The updated documents are available on the CEDR website here (requiring free registration), including: ADR… Read more

Guide to Dispute Resolution in Africa: 2nd edition

Herbert Smith Freehills has published an updated second edition of our Guide to Dispute Resolution in Africa, a publication summarising the key dispute resolution procedures and trends in each of Africa's 54 diverse jurisdictions. In the light of the recent growth in China, India and Japan's business interests in… Read more

New anti-bribery regime in Korea comes into effect today

In an e-bulletin published in March 2015, we reported that the South Korean National Assembly passed the “Act on the Prohibition of Illegal Solicitations and the Prevention of Conflicts of Interest of Public Officials”. The Act is also known as… Read more

Class actions are going global: Is your business ready?

Companies across the globe are increasingly facing the risk of class action litigation, with some finding themselves unprepared when a claim is lodged. We have recently launched a new Globalisation of Class Actions hub to keep Herbert Smith Freehills clients and contacts up-to-date… Read more