Region: Hong Kong

Hong Kong young group names new leaders

HK45, the young practitioners’ group of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, has announced three new co-chairs and six new members of its committee.

07 May 2021

Working from home creates cybersecurity headache

Cybersecurity risks in international arbitration have increased due to the pandemic, when working remotely from home has become the new normal, heard delegates at the latest Hong Kong Arbitration Week.

25 March 2021

Wrong respondent derails Belt and Road award

A Hong Kong court has set aside a Swedish arbitrator’s US$18 million HKIAC award against a Chinese pipeline company relating to the Belt and Road initiative after concluding that the wrong entity was named as respondent.

09 March 2021

HKIAC shows strength as enters Year of Ox

In statistics revealed just before the Chinese New Year, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre has revealed that in 2020 the centre received the highest number of arbitration filings in a decade with a record US$8.8 billion in dispute.

16 February 2021

Hong Kong

Featured in The Guide to M&A Arbitration - Third Edition

20 January 2021

Hong Kong court looks at "choice of remedies" doctrine and power to correct awards

A recent Hong Kong court decision highlights the perils when award debtors apply to set aside an award and later challenge enforcement on different grounds, explain lawyers from Kobre & Kim who handled the court proceedings and counsel in the underlying arbitration in a jointly-written article.

09 December 2020

Hong Kong-China enforcement arrangement updated after two decades

Twenty years after it was first signed, the Hong Kong government and Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China have updated their arrangement on mutual enforcement of awards, paving the way for all mainland China-seated awards to be enforceable in Hong Kong irrespective of the administering authority.

01 December 2020

Listen to the lawyers, says Hong Kong chief justice

Hong Kong's chief justice has set out how, despite challenging times, the territory retains all the "indicators" of a safe jurisdiction in which to litigate or arbitrate – including the confidence of lawyers who practise there.

23 November 2020

Mayer Brown promotes two

Mayer Brown has promoted Rachael O’Grady, who is acting in a treaty claim against Romania, to the partnership in London – while Raymond Yang is made counsel in Hong Kong.

20 November 2020

Shanghai arbitration clause fails to halt winding-up

A Hong Kong affiliate of industrial fishing group Pacific Andes cannot rely on a SHIAC arbitration clause to protect itself from winding-up proceedings because the clause was irrelevant to its debt, a court has found.

13 November 2020

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