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Dispute Resolution

Hong Kong

CMS´s sector-focused lawyers are dispute resolution specialists and business-minded problem solvers. If you have an issue that requires legal action, we can assist you in analysing risk, managing disputes and seeking constructive solutions and settlement.

In Hong Kong, we support clients in arbitration proceedings in international commercial and construction disputes and in investment arbitration. Our team regularly act as arbitrators, giving them extensive inside knowledge of the workings of the key arbitral institutions in the region and further afield.

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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22 Mar 19
CMS Hong Kong awar­ded 'New Asi­an Of­fice of the Year'
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....
2 May 2017
CMS, Nabarro and Olswang com­plete ground­break­ing mer­ger
Cre­ates ma­ter­i­ally strengthened of­fer­ing across APAC
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...
07 Aug 19
Singa­pore Con­ven­tion on Me­di­ation signed by 46 coun­tries at open­ing...
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. The United Na­tions Con­ven­tion on In­ter­na­tion­al Set­tle­ment Agree­ments Res­ult­ing from Me­di­ation,...
13 May 19
The Ver­dict Risk & In­vest­ig­a­tions
We are pleased to send our new is­sue of The Ver­dict, an at-a-glance round-up of re­cent leg­al de­vel­op­ments in re­la­tion to cor­por­ate crime. In this is­sue, the spot­light is on some sig­ni­fic­ant changes to...
18 Apr 19
BARE­CON - The Im­port­ance of Class
In the re­cent case of Sil­ver­burn Ship­ping (IoM) Ltd -v- Ark Ship­ping Com­pany LLC [2019] EWHC 376 (Comm), the High Court ruled that an ob­lig­a­tion in a charter­party to keep a ves­sel in class is both an...
10 Apr 19
Parties to Hong Kong ar­bit­ral pro­ceed­ings can ob­tain in­ter­im meas­ures...
In­tro­duc­tion In many jur­is­dic­tions, a stand­ard fea­ture of in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion is that parties to an ar­bit­ra­tion agree­ment can re­quest in­ter­im re­lief from na­tion­al courts in sup­port of en­su­ing...
08 Apr 19
New ar­range­ment with Main­land adds to ad­vant­ages of Hong Kong ar­bit­ra­tion
This art­icle is pro­duced by Lau, Hor­ton & Wise LLP, a Hong Kong law firm in as­so­ci­ation with CMS Hasche Sigle, Hong Kong LLP Hot on the heels of the ex­ten­sion of an ar­range­ment for re­cip­roc­al en­force­ment...
29 Mar 19
Caveat vic­tor - Hong Kong Court re­jects late at­tempt to en­force an...
When the battle’s lost and won (in ar­bit­ra­tion), and the vic­tor has a fi­nal award, they must turn to en­force­ment. This in­volves ask­ing the loc­al courts in a rel­ev­ant jur­is­dic­tion (usu­ally, where the...