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Insights & Publications

Hong Kong winding up and bankruptcy petitions under the shadow of exclusive jurisdiction clauses and arbitration agreements

May 29, 2023

The much anticipated judgment of the Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong ('CFA') in Guy Kwok-Hung Lam v Tor Asia Credit Master Fund LP was handed down on May 4, 2023...


Controlling Costs in International Arbitration—Article 34.2 HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules

February 8, 2023

The fact is that arbitration is neither cost-effective nor time-efficient per se. That said...


On-demand bond for default under a construction contract—not quite says the Hong Kong Court of Appeal

August 4, 2022

M+ is Hong Kong’s brand-new museum of visual culture built by West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. It is an amazing project and great addition...


Non-compliance with multi-tiered dispute resolution procedures not a ground to set aside Hong Kong arbitration award: The crucial distinction between targeting the admissibility of a claim and the jurisdiction of a tribunal

June 27, 2022

The Hong Kong Court of Appeal decided...


Construction companies in liquidation: Who owns the retention money?

May 9, 2022

A recent decision of the Hong Kong Court of Appeal arising out of the liquidation of Hsin Chong Construction Company Limited (Hsin Chong) raises two important issues that often arise in the context of a company under liquidation...


Judgment Enforcement Starts Well Before Judgment

May 9, 2022

Whilst parties to a transaction don’t usually contemplate what is hoped to be a profitable venture ending up in litigation and enforcement of a judgment, it is important that they and their legal team do prepare for the worst...


Russia's Favourite Arbitration Institutions

July 16, 2021

On 19 May 2021, the Russian Ministry of Justice granted the status of a permanent arbitration institution (PAI) to the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)...


International Arbitration Managing Cases Efficiently and Cost-Effectively

November 1, 2017

Arbitration continues to grow as a preferred method of dispute resolution, particularly for cross-border disputes. Parties often choose arbitration over litigation because of its flexible, confidential process; the opportunity to appoint an experienced tribunal; and the ability to enforce awards under the New York Convention...