Region: Hong Kong

Contractors call halt to Hong Kong rail dispute

A UK-Chinese construction joint venture has agreed to settle a US$40 million HKIAC dispute with a subcontractor on a project to build part of a high-speed rail link to the Chinese mainland.

09 November 2022

Reed Smith builds in Hong Kong with Fangda hire

Mandarin-speaking arbitration lawyer Matthew Townsend has left Chinese firm Fangda Partners to join the partnership at Reed Smith in Hong Kong.

22 August 2022

Hong Kong award surfaces in tech investment dispute

A Chinese asset management group has asked a US court to enforce a US$145 million HKIAC award against the co-founder of a mobile internet services company in which it invested.

17 August 2022

Vape distributor breathes easy after ICDR award

A US seller of vaping devices has asked a US district court to enforce an ICDR award that held its former partner liable for breaching an exclusive global distribution agreement.

11 August 2022

Chinese-Saudi telecoms dispute kicks off at ICSID

Saudia Arabia is facing an ICSID claim by a Hong Kong investor in a now-liquidated telecoms consortium that had its operating licence cancelled by the state.

27 July 2022

Malaysian state telecoms company beats SIAC claim

Malaysia’s state-owned telecoms company says it has defeated a US$34.5 million SIAC claim brought by a Singapore-registered IPTV services provider, also winning a counterclaim for misrepresentation.

08 July 2022

The admissibility debate: practical lessons from Hong Kong

Simon Chapman QC and Charlotte Benton of Herbert Smith Freehills discuss their recent success before the Hong Kong Court of Appeal on the issue of pre-conditions to arbitration, and what the practical consequences of this decision are for users around the world.

14 June 2022

New leaders at HKIAC

After six years, Sarah Grimmer is to step down as secretary general of the HKIAC and will be succeeded by CMS's co-head of international arbitration, Mariel Dimsey, while Eric Ng will take over as deputy.

10 June 2022

China’s HNA Group liable in Manhattan skyscraper dispute

A US entity has applied to enforce a US$185 million award against ailing Chinese conglomerate HNA over an investment in a skyscraper in Manhattan.

27 May 2022

Legal finance and success fees in arbitration

As Hong Kong’s legislature considers a bill to allow success fees in arbitration, Kathryn Sanger and Briana Young of Herbert Smith Freehills and Emily Tillett of Burford Capital consider how such fee structures may intersect with the legal finance industry.

13 May 2022

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