New Singapore mediation institute launched

On 5 November, the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI) was officially launched by Singapore’s Senior Minister for Law and Education, who described mediation as the “third jewel” in the crown of Singapore’s legal services landscape, alongside arbitration and international litigation. ... Read more

ADR Practical Guide No. 5: Preparing for Mediation

Herbert Smith Freehills’ publication 'Preparing for Mediation' is the fifth in our series of ADR Practical Guides, designed to provide clients with essential practical guidance on various processes falling under the banner of ADR in the United Kingdom, with a particular focus on… Read more

Staying a 25-year old winding up proceeding

In the unusual case of Albert Edward Rodrigues v Associacao Portuguesa de Socorrous Mutuos (in liquidation) (HCMP 1391/2014), the Hong Kong Court of First Instance ordered a permanent stay of a company's creditors' voluntary winding up which has technically been… Read more

Discharging Court appointed interim receivers in Hong Kong

In the very recent, but complex, case of Achieve Goal Holdings Limited v Zhong Xin Ore-Material Holding Company Limited (HCA 1987/2005), the Court of First Instance has reminded us of the high threshold imposed in discharging Court appointed interim receivers. … Read more

Recent Developments in India-related international arbitration

Herbert Smith Freehills has issued the latest edition of its Indian international arbitration e-bulletin. This issue considers some significant decisions of the Indian courts, including two decisions on the arbitrability of fraud claims and a decision of the Supreme Court… Read more