Singapore’s first cryptocurrency dispute to go to trial

There has been a significant increase in interest in, and the use of, cryptocurrencies in recent times. Cryptocurrencies are essentially de-centralised virtual currencies, which are not linked to any particular country, nor regulated by any central bank or monetary authority.… 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

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

Significant developments in Indonesian criminal law

Indonesia’s Criminal Procedure Code (“KUHAP”) was last revised in 1981. Many are of the view that it has not kept up with legal developments since then and that it is in need of substantial amendments. In the past month, there… Read more

Singapore publishes draft Mediation Bill

The Singapore Ministry of Law is seeking public feedback on a draft Mediation Bill. The Bill will give effect to one of the key recommendations of the International Commercial Mediation Working Group (ICMWG) in 2013, being the enactment of a… Read more

HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS – SMU ASIAN ARBITRATION LECTURE

MULTIPLE PROCEEDINGS IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION This year's Herbert Smith Freehills-SMU Asian Arbitration Lecture will be delivered by Professor Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, followed by commentary from Alastair Henderson, Managing Partner of Herbert Smith Freehills Singapore and Head of International Arbitration Southeast Asia.… Read more

New class action law in Thailand

The Thai Civil Procedure Code has been amended to allow for class action suits to be brought by large groups of plaintiffs for breach of civil wrongs, including breach of tort, breach of contract and breach of labour rights. The… Read more

ADR in Asia  – overview of key ADR processes

We previously reported the publication of our new ADR in Asia Guide. As well as distilling the results of our client survey on mediation in Hong Kong, the Guide contains a summary of the main ADR processes and their use… Read more