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Hong Kong Court of Appeal issues landmark decision on setting aside arbitral awards

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Hong Kong
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  • May 11 2012

In Pacific China Holdings Ltd v. Grand Pacific Holdings Ltd CACV 1362011, the Hong Kong Court of Appeal on 9 May overturned a first instance decision to set aside an ICC award for alleged violations of Article 34(2) of the UNCITRAL Model Law

Hong Kong court allows stay of court proceedings in favour of arbitration and rejects parallel application to stay arbitration

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Hong Kong
  • -
  • April 3 2012

In Lin Ming and another v Chen Shu Quan and others HCA 19002011, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance has allowed a stay of court proceedings in favour of arbitration and refused to grant an anti-arbitration injunction in parallel applications

Hong Kong Court of Appeal allows enforcement of prc arbitral award and provides important guidance on objections to arbitral procedure and "arb-med"

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • China, Hong Kong
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  • December 8 2011

In Gao Haiyan and another v. Keeneye Holdings and another CACV 792011, the Hong Kong Court of Appeal has allowed the enforcement of a mainland Chinese arbitral award, reversing a decision of the Court of First Instance to refuse enforcement on the grounds of public policy

Standing Committee of the National People's Congress gives interpretation in Democratic Republic of the Congo v. FG Hemisphere Associates: sovereign immunity in Hong Kong is confirmed to be absolute

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong
  • -
  • September 1 2011

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress ("SCNPC") has given its interpretation of certain questions referred to it by the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal ("CFA") in its landmark provisional judgment in Democratic Republic of the Congo v. FG Hemisphere Associates