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Arbitration is your dispute resolution mechanism of choice when you need flexibility, enforceability and an award which reflects the realities and complexities of your business. You need arbitrators and advisers who are comfortable with the technical detail, and know the arbitral rules and institutions inside out.

Consistently ranked as one of the world’s busiest and most successful international arbitration practices, our team has a significant track record in international arbitration, whatever the law applicable to the dispute, the language of the arbitration, the seat of the hearing or the arbitration rules under which the dispute is to be resolved.

Our team members in Hong Kong has particular skills in the field of investment disputes, advising both investors and, sovereign states on complex and challenging matters. We also support clients at the early stages of investments, helping them understand how to secure investment treaty protection and avoid the potential pitfalls that are often the root cause of disputes.

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27 May 20
LCIA’s An­nu­al Case­work Re­port 2019: Steady growth
In­tro­duc­tion On 19 May 2020, the Lon­don Court of In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion (“LCIA”) re­leased its An­nu­al Case­work Re­port for 2019 (“Re­port”). This art­icle fo­cuses on ar­bit­ra­tions ad­min­istered un­der...
22 May 20
For­eign in­vest­ments in Ger­man life sci­ence com­pan­ies be­come sub­ject...
In re­sponse to the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic, Ger­many has widened the scope of its in­vest­ment con­trol to in­clude nu­mer­ous life sci­ence com­pan­ies. The amend­ments to the For­eign Trade and Pay­ments Or­din­ance ("AWV")...
07 May 20
The use of ex­perts in in­ter­na­tion­al con­struc­tion dis­putes: con­flicts...
A re­cent de­cision of the Tech­no­logy and Con­struc­tion Court ap­pears to be the first re­por­ted Eng­lish de­cision to up­hold a fudi­ciary duty of loy­alty in an ex­pert wit­ness ap­point­ment. The find­ing in this...
04 May 20
In­ter­na­tion­al Law in times of crisis: COV­ID-19 and For­eign In­vest­ments
As the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic con­tin­ues to un­ravel without re­gard to na­tion­al bor­ders, coun­tries around the world are faced with both pub­lic health and eco­nom­ic is­sues on a scale not pre­vi­ously seen. In this...
17 Apr 20
Vir­tu­al hear­ings: are they really the an­swer?
This is the second in a series of art­icles ex­plor­ing non-tra­di­tion­al ap­proaches that parties and tribunals may ad­opt in or­der to al­low ar­bit­ra­tions to pro­ceed, both in the short-term, in a world where...
26 Mar 20
Do­ing ar­bit­ra­tion dif­fer­ently: doc­u­ments-only ar­bit­ra­tion dur­ing the...
The dis­rup­tion caused by the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has left com­pan­ies across the world scram­bling to main­tain a sense of con­tinu­ity, as their ex­ec­ut­ives, em­ploy­ees and ad­visers ad­just to life un­der gov­ern­ment-im­posed...
19 Mar 20
Bur­ied Treas­ure: Hong Kong Court re­fuses to re­in­state dis­solved com­pany 
This art­icle is pro­duced by Lau, Hor­ton & Wise LLP, a Hong Kong law firm in as­so­ci­ation with CMS Hasche Sigle, Hong Kong LLP. The gen­er­al rule in Hong Kong (and in­deed Eng­lish) law is that once a com­pany...
07 Feb 20
Coronavir­us and Force Ma­jeure
The World Health Or­gan­isa­tion Dir­ect­or Gen­er­al’s re­cent de­clar­a­tion that the glob­al out­break of the coronavir­us is a “pub­lic health emer­gency of in­ter­na­tion­al con­cern” is, of course, dom­in­at­ing...
27 Nov 19
In­vest­ment ar­bit­ra­tion and con­struc­tion con­tracts: jur­is­dic­tion over...
A re­cent IC­SID tribunal has up­held jur­is­dic­tion over a dis­pute con­cern­ing an al­leged set­tle­ment agree­ment arising from con­tract­or claims on a ma­jor in­fra­struc­ture pro­ject in the Re­pub­lic of Mozam­bi­que....
03 Oct 19
In­ter­im meas­ures in Main­land Chinese courts in aid of Hong Kong-seated...
On 1 Oc­to­ber 2019, the Ar­range­ment Con­cern­ing Mu­tu­al As­sist­ance in Court-ordered In­ter­im Meas­ures in Aid of Ar­bit­ral Pro­ceed­ings (the “Ar­range­ment”), con­cluded between China’s Su­preme People’s...
21 Aug 19
Un­due para­noia over due pro­cess
Twin du­ties of fair­ness and ef­fi­ciency Most ar­bit­rat­ors are keenly aware that their award may be set aside or re­fused re­cog­ni­tion un­der the New York Con­ven­tion if the los­ing party was not ac­cor­ded due...
07 Aug 19
A step for­ward for In­ter­na­tion­al Me­di­ation: The Singa­pore Con­ven­tion...
The United Na­tions Con­ven­tion on In­ter­na­tion­al Set­tle­ment Agree­ments Res­ult­ing from Me­di­ation (known as the “Singa­pore Con­ven­tion”) is open today (7 Au­gust 2019) for sig­na­ture by United Na­tion states...