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Dispute Resolution

Our dedicated international arbitration team supports clients in arbitration proceedings in international commercial and construction disputes and in investment arbitration. Besides acting as counsel, our senior  team members also act as arbitrators, giving them invaluable experience in handling arbitral proceedings as well as inside knowledge of the key arbitral institutions in the region and further afield.

Our maritime disputes team advises across the full spectrum of disputes including charter party, bill of lading, marine casualty, brokerage and brokers liability, ship management, insurance and reinsurance, trade credit, political risk and specialist insurance arbitration.

Through our locally qualified lawyers, we also advise and act on a broad range of commercial disputes in the Hong Kong Courts for both listed and privately held companies, trading houses and banks, including shareholder and joint venture disputes, insolvency proceedings, regulatory enquiries, disputes under contracts relating to sale of goods and services, documentary credits, financing issues, bills of exchange, cyber security breaches, distribution and agency agreements, management agreements and product liability issues, both domestic and international. We have particular experience of obtaining and resisting injunctive relief, as well as expertise in enforcement proceedings.

Using our global experience and local knowledge, we can safeguard your interests before arbitral tribunals, state courts and in alternative dispute resolution. With over 400 disputes lawyers in nearly 40 countries, we can resolve both local and complex multi-jurisdictional disputes.

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In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion
Arbitration is your dispute resolution mechanism of choice when you need flexibility, enforceability and an award which reflects the realities and com
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Lit­ig­a­tion in Hong Kong Courts
Litigation services in Hong Kong are provided by lawyers of our Associated firm Lau, Horton & Wise LLP. They cover the full range of commercial di
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Mari­time Dis­putes
CMS' sector-focused lawyers are dispute resolution specialists and business-minded problem solvers. If you have an issue that requires legal acti
Spe­cial­ist & Com­mod­ity Dis­putes
We act for trading houses and banks on disputes arising under commodity sale and purchase contracts, documentary credits, financing issues, bills of e

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20/03/2023
UK An­nounces it will be­come a party to the Singa­pore Con­ven­tion on Me­di­ation
It has been an­nounced that the UK will be­come a party to the United Na­tions Con­ven­tion on In­ter­na­tion­al Set­tle­ment Agree­ments Res­ult­ing from Me­di­ation (the “Singa­pore Con­ven­tion”), as an “im­port­ant...
17/03/2023
In­ter­Di­git­al v Len­ovo – High Court sets glob­al FRAND li­cence terms
The UK High Court has handed down its de­cision in the FRAND tri­al of the In­ter­Di­git­al v Len­ovo lit­ig­a­tion. It con­cerned In­ter­Di­git­al, an Amer­ic­an com­pany hold­ing pat­ents rel­ev­ant to 3G, 4G and 5G tech­no­logy...
02/03/2023
In­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion law and rules in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is prob­ably the only city in the world with three lead­ing in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ral in­sti­tu­tions. These are HKI­AC, CI­ETAC (with its CI­ETAC Hong Kong Ar­bit­ra­tion Centre (CI­ETAC HKAC)), and ICC (with...
23/12/2022
In­ter­na­tion­al Dis­putes Di­gest - 2022 Winter Edi­tion
Wel­come to the winter edi­tion of the In­ter­na­tion­al Dis­putes Di­gest, our bi-an­nu­al pub­lic­a­tion that con­siders and ana­lyses cur­rent trends in glob­al dis­pute-res­ol­u­tion and their wider im­pact. With war ra­ging...
12/12/2022
Glob­al Life Sci­ences & Health­care For­um 2022: Fa­cing the op­por­tun­it­ies...
Di­git­al ad­vances and in­nov­at­ive ther­apies are push­ing the bound­ar­ies of health and the leg­al world has to keep pace Life sci­ences are fizz­ing with in­genu­ity and in­nov­a­tion with re­volu­tion­ary gene and...
22/11/2022
Glob­al Life Sci­ences & Health­care For­um 2022: Life Sci­ences are reap­ing...
Di­git­al trans­form­a­tion in life sci­ences is cre­at­ing op­por­tun­it­ies to counter health­care’s most in­tract­able prob­lems from treat­ing rare dis­eases to ac­cel­er­at­ing dia­gnostics and re­du­cing treat­ment back­logs...
16/11/2022
Tech­no­logy Trans­form­a­tion – Me­dia
The me­dia sec­tor is known to be highly com­pet­it­ive, with that com­pet­i­tion driv­ing in­nov­a­tion. Older me­dia busi­nesses have had to grapple with dis­rupt­ive new entrants. And those new entrants are con­stantly...
11/11/2022
Tech­no­logy Trans­form­a­tion – Fin­an­cial Ser­vices
The Fin­an­cial Ser­vices (FS) sec­tor is a lead­er in pro­tect­ing its tech in­fra­struc­ture, re­flect­ing the high de­gree of scru­tiny from reg­u­lat­ors. FS firms are at a tip­ping point, with large in­cum­bents ey­ing...
11/11/2022
Tech­no­logy Trans­form­a­tion - Con­sumer Products & Re­tail
Di­git­al­isa­tion has trans­formed how con­sumer products are man­u­fac­tured, dis­trib­uted and sold. The push to main­tain a com­pet­it­ive ad­vant­age, drives in­creased in­vest­ment in new tech­no­lo­gies. This in­vest­ment...
10/11/2022
Tech­no­logy Trans­form­a­tion: Man­aging Risks in a Chan­ging Land­scape
Chan­ging tech, chan­ging risks Whilst tech­no­logy is per­vas­ive, we only now un­der­stand with great­er clar­ity its im­pact on fin­an­cial sys­tems, mar­kets and sup­ply chains, al­low­ing or­gan­isa­tions to mon­it­or...
08/11/2022
Tech­no­logy Trans­form­a­tion – Me­dia
The me­dia sec­tor is known to be highly com­pet­it­ive, with that com­pet­i­tion driv­ing in­nov­a­tion. Older me­dia busi­nesses have had to grapple with dis­rupt­ive new entrants. And those new entrants are con­stantly work­ing to de­liv­er bet­ter and more en­ga­ging con­tent and user ex­per­i­ences to main­tain their ad­vant­age. Di­git­isa­tion has changed how me­dia com­pan­ies in­ter­act with their audi­ence in ways we could not have ima­gined just a few years ago, but this comes with risk.This re­port is a deep dive in­to the data first pro­duced for the re­port Tech­no­logy Trans­form­a­tion: Man­aging Risks in a Chan­ging Land­scape. This saw over 500 cor­por­ate coun­sel and risk man­agers sur­veyed from mul­tiple in­dus­tries across the world. Here we look in de­tail at the 75 re­spond­ents from the me­dia sec­tor, and their per­spect­ives on the risks as­so­ci­ated with busi­ness-crit­ic­al tech­no­lo­gies, in­clud­ing emer­ging tech­no­lo­gies. What did we find? Me­dia is a dy­nam­ic sec­tor and can be an early ad­op­ter of many nov­el tech­no­lo­gies as com­pan­ies push for com­pet­it­ive ad­vant­ages to cre­ate and sat­is­fy cus­tom­er de­mand. As we look to the fu­ture, the sec­tor does seem un­der­prepared in some areas, which is a po­ten­tial cause for con­cern.Down­load the Tech­no­logy Trans­form­a­tion me­dia sec­tor re­port now to read aboutThe prin­cip­al drivers in the ad­op­tion of busi­ness-crit­ic­al tech­no­logy in the me­dia sec­tor­Con­fid­ence in man­aging tech-re­lated risks among seni­or me­dia ex­ec­ut­ivesFu­ture threats from new tech­no­lo­gies like AI and block­chain­Which plans and pro­cesses me­dia com­pan­ies are put­ting in place to pro­tect tech in­fra­struc­ture­Cul­tur­al bar­ri­ers to man­aging tech risks in the me­dia sec­tor­Preferred ap­proaches to dis­pute res­ol­u­tion in the me­dia sec­tor
18/10/2022
Tech­no­logy Trans­form­a­tion – Fin­an­cial Ser­vices
The Fin­an­cial Ser­vices (FS) sec­tor is a lead­er in pro­tect­ing its tech in­fra­struc­ture, re­flect­ing the high de­gree of scru­tiny from reg­u­lat­ors. FS firms are at a tip­ping point, with large in­cum­bents ey­ing smal­ler firms and fintechs for their IP and skills to re­main com­pet­it­ive while con­sid­er­ing up­grades to leg­acy sys­tems. Sim­ul­tan­eously, reg­u­la­tion is chan­ging to re­flect new and emer­ging tech­no­lo­gies and threats.This re­port is a deep dive in­to data first pro­duced for the re­port Tech­no­logy Trans­form­a­tion: Man­aging Risks in a Chan­ging Land­scape. This saw over 500 people sur­veyed from mul­tiple in­dus­tries across the world. Here we look in de­tail at the 85 re­spond­ents from the FS sec­tor, and their per­spect­ives on the risks as­so­ci­ated with busi­ness-crit­ic­al tech­no­lo­gies, in­clud­ing emer­ging tech­no­lo­gies. This sec­tor is more highly reg­u­lated than most of the oth­er sec­tors sur­veyed, with many his­tor­ic­al tech dis­putes re­lat­ing to reg­u­la­tion. But the fo­cus of reg­u­la­tion is shift­ing, and so are the risks af­fect­ing this sec­tor.Down­load the Tech­no­logy Trans­form­a­tion Fin­an­cial Ser­vices re­port now to read about:Drivers of tech­no­logy ad­op­tion in the fin­an­cial ser­vices sec­torNew risks emer­ging and tra­di­tion­al bar­ri­ers to risk man­age­ment­Cur­rent tech­no­logy risks in the fin­an­cial ser­vices sec­tor­Fu­ture risks, in­clud­ing AI and crypto­cur­ren­cies, and meas­ures to deal with themPre­ferred ap­proaches to tech­no­logy dis­pute res­ol­u­tion for the fin­an­cial ser­vices sec­tor