Launch of Asia Pacific Guide to Privilege 2019

Please click here to access a preview of the Guide. We are pleased to launch the 2019 edition of our Asia Pacific Guide to Privilege. Businesses are increasingly faced with multi-jurisdictional disputes where evidence rarely falls within the borders of a single country and complex legal privilege issues often surface when dealing with communications across multiple … Read more

ADR Practical Guide launched on the use of Mediation with Arbitration

Our London ADR team has launched the sixth guide in their series of ADR Practical Guides, designed to provide clients with essential practical guidance on various processes falling under the banner of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), with a particular focus on mediation. Guide No. 6: ‘Use of Mediation with Arbitration’ provides a brief description of how mediation and … Read more

New Seoul International Dispute Resolution Centre opens in Korea

The new Seoul International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC) opened its doors in Korea last month, signalling the rising trend in international arbitration in Asia. Attending the official launch were Herbert Smith Freehills’ disputes partners Tony Dymond, based in Seoul, and Justin D’Agostino, based in Hong Kong and Greater China, both of whom have specialist experience … Read more

Upcoming Webinars

There are a number of upcoming webinars which are likely to be of particular interest to clients from across the Asian region. Negotiating the challenges of Myanmar – Thursday, 27 June 2013 In this webinar Herbert Smith Freehill’s Myanmar practice group looks at the opportunities and challenges for companies investing in Mynamar. The speakers will discuss, … Read more

Arbitration in South Korea: A New Phase Begins

To mark the opening of Herbert Smith Freehills’ new office in Seoul, we examine arbitration in South Korea. Whilst the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (“KCAB”) has reported growth in the number of international arbitrations, South Korea is seldom considered as a seat of international arbitration and use of the KCAB’s International Arbitration Rules has been … Read more

P.R.I.M.E. Finance – A New Dispute Resolution Option for the Financial Sector

The Panel of Recognised International Market Experts in Finance, (“P.R.I.M.E. Finance” or “PRIME“), is a newly established dispute resolution body based in The Hague, officially launched in January 2012.1 PRIME aims to provide a bespoke forum for the resolution of complex financial disputes, including cases relating to derivatives, swaps, wholesale financial market trading and other … Read more