You can’t keep a good man down

In the recent case of Eastern Athletic Association Football Team Ltd v Alessandro Ferreira Leonardo (HCA 2383/2015), the High Court refused to grant an interlocutory injunction to a football club, Eastern Athletic Association ("EAA"), to restrain one of its players… Read more

When will the Hong Kong Court grant pre-action discovery?

In Zhang Shouen and another v Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd HCMP 682/2015, the Court considered whether to grant the applicants' request for pre-action discovery pursuant to section 41 of the High Court Ordinance ("HCO"). This case provides a… Read more

Amendments to the Indian Arbitration Act now effective

The Indian Government has taken steps to implement long awaited arbitration reforms by promulgating an ordinance, the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015 (the "Ordinance"), amending the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 (the "Act"). These amendments have been on the… Read more


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

Sorry seems to be the hardest word

The Hong Kong Department of Justice’s Steering Committee on Mediation recently published a consultation paper reviewing the legal implications of offering apologies in the context of disputes. They recommend enacting legislation to encourage disputing parties to apologise without fear of… Read more

England: Extending Mareva injunctions to trustees

Herbert Smith Freehills Disputes Notes has already reported on the litigation between JSC Mezhdunarodniy Promyshlenniy Bank (Mezhprom) and Sergei Viktorovich Pugachev (Mr Pugachev) (see our article of 27 November 2014) . In a new decision, the Court has extended the… Read more