Arbitration

27May2022

Hong Kong Court sets aside ex parte order to enforce Mainland Chinese arbitral award on the grounds of material non-disclosure but re-grants order for enforcement on an inter partes basis

Summary In Lin Chien Hsiung v Lin Hsiu Fen[1], the Hong Kong Court of First Instance (“CFI”): (a) set aside an ex parte order for enforcement of an arbitral award (the “Award”)issued by Shanghai Arbitration Commission ( “SAC”); but (b) subsequently exercised its discretion to…Read More

12Jan2022

Results of 2022 Chambers Greater China Region Guide announced

Tanner De Witt is delighted once again to be recognised by Chambers & Partners in their inaugural 2022 Greater China Region Guide for each of its main practice areas. Please see full results and editorial commentary below. Corporate/M&A: Independent Hong Kong Firms (Band 2)Full ranking here. What the…Read More

13May2021

Drafting issues relevant to Hong Kong and beyond: asymmetric clauses, multiple-contract scenarios and risks of arbitrating against non-parties in financial arbitration

Introduction It goes without saying that a well-considered and well-drafted arbitration agreement avoids wasting time and costs on satellite arguments, which go to peripheral matters and not the substance of a dispute. Common features in suites of financial agreements include: (a) asymmetric arbitration clauses; (b)…Read More

12Apr2021

Press release: Continued growth for Tanner De Witt’s international arbitration practice

For media: Download a PDF copy of this press release at this link. The growing arbitration department at one of Hong Kong’s largest independent firms continues to reach new heights, with two new hires and various community initiatives in the pipeline. It has been an eventful and…Read More

25Feb2021

Arbitration partner Kevin Warburton gives his views on the Supplemental Arrangement in Asian Legal Business

Arbitration partner Kevin Warburton is featured in Asian Legal Business’ recent article Refinement and Clarity which discusses the Supplemental Arrangement Concerning the Mutual Enforcement of Arbitral Awards between China and Hong Kong. Kevin shares his thoughts on recognition and enforcement, removal of the restriction of…Read More

04Feb2021

Legal update: the Supplemental Arrangement Concerning the Mutual Enforcement of Arbitral Awards between China and Hong Kong

Hong Kong and Mainland China signed the Supplemental Arrangement Concerning Mutual Enforcement of Arbitral Awards between the Mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR”) (the “Supplemental Arrangement”) on 27 November 2020. The Supplemental Arrangement embodies amendments to the existing arrangement, made in accordance…Read More

28Jan2021

Legal issues in the booming arts industry – what you need to know

This article was originally published in the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong’s DutchCham magazine. As investors all over the globe are looking to diversify beyond the volatile and uncertain stock and bonds markets, they increasingly turn to alternative investment classes such as wine,…Read More

04Jan2021

Legal update: Arbitrator’s duty of disclosure

On 27 November 2020, the UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in Halliburton Company v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd (formerly known as Ace Bermuda Insurance Ltd) [2020] UKSC 48 (see also the summary of the case here). Lord Hodge (with whom Lord Reed, Lady Black and Lord Lloyd-Jones…Read More

23Oct2020

Tanner De Witt attends Hong Kong Arbitration Week 2020

Members of Tanner De Witt’s Arbitration team (including Kevin Warburton, Kevin Siu, Sharina Mahtani and Ling Meng) participated in a wide array of debates, lectures and training sessions this week as part of Hong Kong Arbitration Week (as well as the annual pub quiz). It…Read More

24Sep2020

Kevin Warburton speaks on Global Law Students Association panel

Partner Kevin Warburton spoke to more than 100 students today at an online panel discussion organised by the Global Law Students Association, a wholly-student run organisation with over 1,000 highly ambitious, academically driven and internationally minded student members. The panel that Kevin participated in was…Read More

17Sep2020

Tanner De Witt sponsors Healthcare Compliance Summit and Foreign Investment Law Conference series in Shanghai

Tanner De Witt attends as Gold Sponsor another remarkable China-focused conference series in Shanghai. Corporate and Commercial solicitor Peter Tang, currently based in Shenzhen, joined The Annual China Cross-border Litigation Conference, The Annual China Healthcare, Pharmaceutical & Life Science Industry Compliance Summit and The Annual…Read More