Arbitration

Justin D’Agostino to lead ICC Court’s new Belt and Road Commission

Justin D’Agostino, Herbert Smith Freehills’ Global Head of Disputes, has been appointed chair of a new ICC Court commission to develop the ICC’s approach to dispute resolution procedures for China’s Belt and Road initiative. “There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ method of … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Courts grant anti-suit injunctions to restrain foreign proceedings in breach of an arbitration agreement

In Arjowiggins HKK2 Ltd v Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Ltd [2018] HKCFI 93, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance has granted an anti-suit injunction in favour of a recipient of a Hong Kong arbitral award to restrain the continuation … Continue reading

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Amendments to the Singapore International Commercial Court Regime to strengthen Singapore as an international arbitration seat of choice

On 9 January 2018, amendments were passed to the Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment) Act (“SCJA “) which clarify that the Singapore International Commercial Court (“SICC“) has jurisdiction to hear proceedings relating to international commercial arbitration.  The amendments also abolish … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Court continues injunction in aid of foreign arbitral proceedings

In Ve Global UK Limited v Charles Allard Jr and Intelita Limited, HCMP1678/2017, 10 October 2017, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance continued injunctions and dismissed the Defendants’ allegation of abuse of process in respect of the Plaintiff’s delay … Continue reading

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Hong Kong allows third party funding for arbitration and mediation

Hong Kong's Legislative Council has passed a law allowing third parties to fund arbitrations seated in the territory, as well as work done in Hong Kong for arbitrations seated elsewhere, and for mediations. This development has been long anticipated, and will … Continue reading

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Julian Copeman and Anita Phillips discuss the Global Pound Conference and what to expect at the upcoming Hong Kong event

Hong Kong Lawyer has published an article by Julian Copeman, partner, and Anita Phillips, professional support consultant, discussing commercial dispute resolution in Hong Kong and what the Global Pound Conference series has highlighted for change at other events across the … Continue reading

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India and Brazil conclude negotiations of Bilateral Investment Treaty

As previously noted in April 2015, India amended its model bilateral investment treaty (the Indian Model BIT) and has reportedly been deploying it in recent months to seek to re-negotiate bilateral investment treaties (BITs) with over 47 countries (see previous … Continue reading

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Shape the future of dispute resolution: Global Pound Conference in Hong Kong

Hosting more than 5,000 corporate and disputes professionals in a series spanning 40 cities across 31 countries, the Global Pound Conference aims to improve the resolution of commercial disputes in the 21st century. Using a unique interactive format, which has been dubbed … Continue reading

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Singapore update: litigation funding moves a step closer and new legislation proposed to give force to settlement agreements made through mediation

Last week saw two important and novel pieces of legislation related to dispute resolution put before the Singapore Parliament.  The first is a bill to amend current legislation to permit third party funding in international arbitration and related litigation.  The … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Law Reform Commission recommends that third party funding be allowed for arbitration

Following consultation in October 2015 (discussed in our earlier blog here), the Hong Kong Law Reform Commission (LRC) released a report last week in which it recommended that third party funding of arbitration should be allowed for arbitrations seated in Hong … Continue reading

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