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Asia Disputes Notes Blog

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Shaping the future of dispute resolution: global themes and regional differences revealed

Global - May 18 2018 The Global Pound Conference series - a unique and ambitious project to inform how commercial disputes should be resolved to better serve modern…

Podcast: How Arbitration and ADR can be used together

Global - May 15 2018 In this short podcast Professional Support Consultants Hannah Ambrose and Vanessa Naish look at how Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (or…

Supreme Court decision clarifies basis for the award of Wrotham Park damages

Hong Kong - May 4 2018 We discussed aspects of “Wrotham Park damages” (also called “license fee damages” or “negotiating damages”) in Herbert Smith Freehills Hong Kong…

Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal clarifies the meaning of “Malice” in defamation claims

Hong Kong - April 19 2018 The Court of Final Appeal (“CFA“) has handed down its much anticipated judgment in Jonathan Lu & Others v Paul Chan Mo Po & Anor [2018] HKCFA 11 (10…

Hong Kong Courts grant anti-suit injunctions to restrain foreign proceedings in breach of an arbitration agreement

Hong Kong - February 5 2018 In Arjowiggins HKK2 Ltd v Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Ltd [2018] HKCFI 93, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance has granted an anti-suit…

Singapore’s first cryptocurrency dispute to go to trial

Singapore - January 24 2018 There has been a significant increase in interest in, and the use of, cryptocurrencies in recent times. Cryptocurrencies are essentially…

Japan International Mediation Centre to open in Kyoto

Japan, Singapore - January 23 2018 It has recently been announced that a new “Japan International Mediation Centre” is to open in Kyoto, reportedly in early 2018. Mediation is a form…

Hong Kong Court confirms third party banks do not owe a duty of care to holders of Mareva Injunctions

Hong Kong, United Kingdom - November 24 2017 The Hong Kong court has for the first time held that a third party bank does not owe a duty of care to the holder of a Mareva injunction. Applying the…

Court of first instance considers auditor’s duty to detect and report irregularities in accounting statements

Canada - November 16 2017 In Days Impex Ltd v Fung Yu [2017] HKEC 2269, the Court of First Instance refused to strike out a negligence claim brought against an audit firm for…

Hong Kong and Macao on verge of concluding a mutual service arrangement for civil and commercial proceedings

Hong Kong, Macau - October 31 2017 The Hong Kong Government plans to conclude an arrangement with the Macao Special Administrative Region for the mutual service of judicial documents…