Region: Hong Kong

Hong Kong court rules on escalation clauses

A Hong Kong court has upheld an award in favour of a satellite operator after finding that it is up to arbitrators to decide whether a party has complied with pre-conditions to arbitration in an escalation clause – a ruling that counsel say could have a “far reaching” impact in other UNCITRAL Model Law jurisdictions.

23 June 2021

Indemnity costs in unsuccessful applications for set aside: different approaches compared

Sapna Jhangiani QC of Clyde & Co and Jarret Huang of the Singapore Management University School of Law look at a recent decision of the Singapore Court of Appeal that adds to debate on the role of indemnity costs in unsuccessful applications to set aside arbitral awards, comparing the court’s approach to those of the Hong Kong and English courts.

17 June 2021

Hong Kong enacts updates to enforcement arrangements with mainland

All mainland China-seated arbitral awards are now enforceable in Hong Kong and parties can pursue parallel enforcement in both jurisdictions, after the special administrative region enacted updates to an arrangement on mutual enforcement of awards.

16 June 2021

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

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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

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