arbitration

26Sep2018

Update: Mainland Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Ordinance (Highlights)

Background Previous situation Enforcement of foreign judgments in Hong Kong is ordinarily governed by the Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Ordinance. Following the handover in 1997 however, China is no longer considered a foreign country by Hong Kong, therefore this ordinance is no longer applicable when…Read More

28Jul2017

Asialaw: Third-party funding in arbitration now permitted in Hong Kong

Article from Karry Lai, Editor, Asialaw Like it or not, arbitration can be expensive. Third-party funding arrangements offer a possible solution. Hong Kong has just passed the Arbitration and Mediation Legislation (Third Party Funding) (Amendment) Bill 2016 on 14 June, allowing the method to gain…Read More

16Jun2016

Arbitration – domestic and international

The global interest in Asia and in particular inbound investment to China has led to a sustained increase in Hong Kong arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism in commercial contract agreements. The absence of robust legal systems in some parts of Asia has meant that…Read More

10May2011

Hong Kong’s New Arbitration Ordinance

Hong Kong has recently passed a new Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609). The New Arbitration Ordinance comes into effect on 1 June 2011, replacing the existing Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 341). Arbitral proceedings and related Court proceedings started before the New Arbitration Ordinance comes into force will…Read More