Announcements

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 … Continue reading

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Hong Kong and Macao on verge of concluding a mutual service arrangement for civil and commercial proceedings

The Hong Kong Government plans to conclude an arrangement with the Macao Special Administrative Region for the mutual service of judicial documents in civil and commercial cases in December 2017. The proposed arrangement is designed to overcome existing limitations in … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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PRC signs the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements: a step forward in the resolution of cross-border litigation

On 12 September 2017, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) signed the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements (Convention).  The Convention, in force since 1 October 2015, seeks to provide certainty in cross-border litigation by allowing parties to choose … Continue reading

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Herbert Smith Freehills hires three new projects and disputes partners in China

Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed three partners to its Mainland China team, specialising in projects and projects-related disputes. Hew Kian Heong is one of the leading international construction and infrastructure disputes lawyers in China, regularly acting for Chinese and international … Continue reading

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The Apology Ordinance has been gazetted today in Hong Kong

The Apology Ordinance has been gazetted today and will come into force on 1 December 2017.  The law was passed on 13 July and is intended to facilitate the resolution of civil disputes in the territory. Hong Kong is the … Continue reading

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India related commercial contracts: dispute resolution and governing law clauses

We are delighted to share with you the sixth edition of our well-regarded Guide on Dispute Resolution and Governing Law Clauses in India-related Commercial Contracts.   The Guide is intended to assist in-house counsel who handle India-related commercial contracts on … Continue reading

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Apology legislation passed in Hong Kong – what does it mean for you?

On 13 July, Hong Kong’s Legislative Council passed a law (the Apology Law) intended to facilitate the resolution of civil disputes in the territory. The Apology Law, which is expected to be gazetted and come into force shortly, reforms the … Continue reading

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Arrangement on mutual taking of evidence between Hong Kong and Mainland

The Arrangement on Mutual Taking of Evidence in Civil and Commercial Matters between the Courts of the Mainland and Hong Kong (Arrangement) recently came into force on 1 March 2017, announced by the Department of Justice.  The Arrangement is introduced … Continue reading

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