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Asia Disputes Notes Blog

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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…

PRC signs the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements: a step forward in the resolution of cross-border litigation

China, Hong Kong - September 28 2017 On 12 September 2017, the People's Republic of China (PRC) signed the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements (Convention). The Convention, in…

Chinese Court recognises a US commercial judgment for the first time based on principle of reciprocity

China - September 22 2017 On 30 June 2017, the Wuhan Intermediate People’s Court (Wuhan Court) handed down a decision recognising and enforcing a civil judgment of the Los…

Forum Election, Forum Non Conveniens and the Singapore International Commercial Courts

Singapore - September 12 2017 In its recent decision in Rappo v. Accent Delight International Ltd and another [2017] SGCA 27, the Singapore Court of Appeal considered the…

The Apology Ordinance has been gazetted today in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - September 1 2017 The Apology Ordinance has been gazetted today and will come into force on 1 December 2017. The law was passed on 13 July and is intended to…