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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

First case on new Mediation Ordinance

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • 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
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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 Mediation Ordinance to come into effect in Hong Kong on 1 January 2013

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong
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  • October 19 2012

19 October, 2012 11:36 am The Secretary of Justice has given notice that the new Mediation Ordinance which was enacted in Hong Kong on 22 June 2012 will come into effect on 1 January 2013

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