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First case on new Mediation Ordinance

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Hong Kong
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  • January 25 2013

The Hong Kong Court of First Instance has in Lincoln Air Conditioning & Engineering Co Ltd and another v Chan Ping Fai Ricky and others invoked the

Hong Kong courts consider the mediation-arbitration procedure

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Hong Kong
  • -
  • June 8 2011

In Gao Hai Yan v Keeneye Holdings Ltd 2011 HKEC 514, the enforcement in Hong Kong of a mainland arbitral award that was rendered (in China) following failed settlement efforts in a mediator-arbitrator ('med-arb') process was challenged on public policy grounds

Court of Appeal in Hong Kong addresses refusals to mediate and its impact on costs

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Hong Kong
  • -
  • June 21 2010

The Hong Kong Court of Appeal recently addressed refusals to mediate in Incorporated Owners of Shatin New Town v Yeung Kui 2010 HKEC176, where the losing party sought to vary a cost order contending that each party should bear its own costs as the winning party had unreasonably refused to mediate

New case management powers to encourage ADR

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Hong Kong
  • -
  • November 4 2009

The Civil Justice Reform, Practice Direction 31, due to come into effect in January 2010, gives Hong Kong courts new case management powers to encourage and facilitate ADR between litigants