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Introduction of a mediation bill in Hong Kong

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

In an effort to provide a legal framework for conducting mediation in Hong Kong, the Mediation Task Force has recently announced that it aims to introduce the Mediation Bill into the Legislative Council towards the end of 2011

Mediation in Hong Kong: the civil justice reforms two years on

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong
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  • January 31 2011

Mediation has been a particular focus in Hong Kong over the last year

Hong Kong courts consider the mediation-arbitration procedure

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong
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  • 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
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  • Hong Kong
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  • 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

Hong Kong mediation and arbitration scheme demonstrates success in dealing with Lehman-related claims

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong
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  • September 22 2010

In October 2008, following the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced that the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) would administer a mediation and arbitration scheme to assist parties with claims arising out of the Lehman bankruptcy to settle their disputes through mediation and, if unsuccessful, arbitration

New case management powers to encourage ADR

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong
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  • 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