Announcements

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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Mediation in Hong Kong and the Global Pound Conference: article published

Julian Copeman, May Tai and Anita Phillips discuss their client research and the outputs of the recent Global Pound Conference to assess what is required to bring mediation into the mainstream for commercial parties in Hong Kong. Click here to access their article in Asian Dispute Review, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The Global Pound Conference series and its importance

The Global Pound Conference (GPC) series presents a unique opportunity to engage all stakeholders in a conversation about dispute resolution and how it should best be used in commercial disputes. The time is ripe to review all processes (litigation, arbitration … Continue reading

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