Region: Hong Kong

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

Hong Kong tables bill on success fees

Hong Kong has published a bill that would allow success fees in arbitrations and related court proceedings, bringing the special administrative region in line with other major arbitral seats.

29 March 2022

HKIAC looks back on Year of Ox

As China celebrates the start of the Year of the Tiger, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre has released its case figures for the Year of the Ox (2021), when 277 arbitrations were submitted to the centre featuring parties from 41 jurisdictions and with approximately US$7 billion in dispute.

11 February 2022

Hong Kong urged to lift ban on success fees

The Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong has recommended that a ban on success fees in arbitration should be lifted to bring the special administrative region in line with other major arbitral seats.

15 December 2021

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