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Arbitration (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 comes into effect 19 May 2021

Hong Kong - April 8 2021 In our previous article, we reported on the Supplemental Arrangement Concerning Mutual Enforcement of Arbitral Awards between Mainland China and the…

Draft Technical Circular on the Implementation of the Spirit of Security of Payment Legislation in Public Works Contracts

Hong Kong - March 26 2021 Since the consultation document on Proposed Security of Payment Legislation (SOPL) for the Construction Industry in June 2015 and the report of the…

Mainland China and Hong Kong sign Supplemental Arrangement on mutual enforcement of arbitral awards

China, Hong Kong - December 14 2020 On 27 November 2020, the Secretary for Justice, Ms Teresa Cheng SC, and the Vice-President of the Supreme People’s Court, Mr Yang Wanming, signed the…

Mosquito breeding on construction sites - when does the appointed contractor have a defence?

Hong Kong - November 11 2020 In a previous article, we looked at whether a contractor has a defence when charged with an offence under section 27(3) of the Public Health and…

Court set aside order to enforce arbitral award for material non-disclosure

Hong Kong - August 5 2020 In the recent case of 1955 Capital Fund I GP LLC & Anor v Global Industrial Investment Ltd, HCCT 61/2019, Hong Kong’s Court of First Instance set…