Arbitration

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

07Sep2020

Press release: Tanner De Witt bolsters arbitration practice with appointment of Kevin Warburton

For media: Download a PDF copy of this press release at this link. Tanner De Witt announces with great pleasure the appointment of Kevin Warburton as Partner to join our arbitration practice. The appointment is effective today, Monday 7 September 2020. Prior to joining Tanner De Witt,…Read More

26Aug2020

Advancing Private Adjudication of financial disputes in matrimonial and family proceedings

The first Private Family Adjudication (‘PFA’) was held recently in Hong Kong. It reportedly ran smoothly and led to a swift decision. It prevented a significant delay in ancillary relief trial proceedings, which had been adjourned due to the impact of Covid-19 on the Courts….Read More

14Aug2020

Hong Kong Government launches Visa-Free Entry for Arbitration Participants

Generally, anyone who does not have the right of abode or the right to land in Hong Kong requires a visa to work in Hong Kong.  In the past, this requirement applied to all participants in arbitral proceedings in Hong Kong including arbitrators, witnesses, counsel,…Read More

30Jul2020

Hong Kong: Arbitration hub in the Greater Bay Area

Arbitration has become the leading process for resolving international business disputes in Hong Kong as the region sees an increasing number of matters involving the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area. This article originally appeared in DutchCham Magazine’s July 2020 issue. Hong Kong is widely recognised…Read More

29Jun2020

HKIAC permitted to administer corporate disputes in Russia upon award of PAI status

As of 25 April 2019, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”) is the first foreign arbitral institution permitted by the Russian Ministry of Justice to function as a permanent arbitral institution (“PAI”) under Article 44(3) of the Federal Law No. 382-FZ dated 29 December…Read More