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New Arbitration Provisions Confirm that IP Disputes are Arbitrable in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - January 12 2018 On 1 January 2018, new provisions in the Arbitration Ordinance have come into force to confirm that all disputes relating to intellectual property...

Paul Teo.


Hong Kong Court Grants Receivership Order in Aid of a PRC-Seated CIETAC Arbitration

Hong Kong - August 1 2017 The Hong Kong courts can issue interim orders in aid of foreign (including the PRC) seated arbitrations, which can be useful in preserving assets and...

Gillian Lam, Paul Teo, Anthony K.S. Poon, Andrew KN Chin.


Hong Kong Passes Law to Allow Third Party Funding for Arbitration and Related Proceedings

Hong Kong - July 9 2017 On 23 June 2017, the landmark Arbitration and Mediation Legislation (Third Party Funding) (Amendment) Ordinance 2017 (“Amendment Ordinance“) was...

Paul Teo.


Hong Kong Court Dismisses Claim of Crown Immunity by Chinese State-Owned Enterprise

China, Hong Kong - June 20 2017 The Hong Kong Court of First Instance, in TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd v. China National Coal Group Corporation (08062017, HCCT232015) (TNB Case), has...

Paul Teo.


Court of Appeal provides clarification on “good faith” principle in the context of enforcement of arbitral awards

Hong Kong - January 19 2017 Hong Kong courts have a discretion to enforce foreign awards under the New York Convention (“NYC“) even though a ground for resisting enforcement has...

Paul Teo, Gary A. Seib.