Asia-Pacific

New Book: Construction Arbitration in Hong Kong

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Hot off the press is the new book on Construction Arbitration in Hong Kong, published by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, which was launched last...

Singapore: Procedural Innovations Not Anticipated in Arbitration Agreement

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Case Note on AQZ V ARA SGHC 49 Introduction There have been many procedural innovations in the past few years as arbitral institutes strive to...

What can happen if parties fail to pay the advance on costs requested by...

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The High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland had to decide whether it could allow state court proceedings if the parties have failed to pay the advance on...

Shagang South-Asia (Hong Kong) Trading Co. Ltd v Daewoo Logistics [2015] EWHC 194 (Comm)

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The English High Court case of Shagang South-Asia (Hong Kong) Trading Co. Ltd v Daewoo Logistics EWHC 194 (Comm) (Shagang) is another illustration...

Choosing “China” as a seat of arbitration – Will you end up in Mainland...

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Case comment on Z v A and others  (HCCT 8/2013) Introduction The place of arbitration is of pivotal importance to any arbitration because it determines: the...

Comparison of the ICC, LCIA, SCC, CIETAC, SIAC, HKIAC, and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules

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What are the differences between the most popular international arbitration rules. You find an updated version of our comparison chart at: https://globalarbitrationnews.com/comparison-of-the-icc-lcia-scc-cietac-siac-hkiac-and-uncitral-arbitration-rules-20160517/  

Greater China: CIETAC’s New Rules Bring PRC Arbitration Regime Closer to International Practices

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Recent developments The China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (“CIETAC”) has recently published its new arbitration rules (the “2015 Rules”) bringing China’s arbitration regime...

Australia: Choosing the law of your arbitration agreement – it matters

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(just ask Hong Kong and London) New rules and model clauses released by the Hong Kong and London arbitral institutions highlight the importance of choosing...

Australia: New Queensland Commercial Arbitration Act

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One step closer to national harmonisation On 14 March 2013, the Commercial Arbitration Act 2013 (Act) was passed in Queensland. This Act brings Queensland into...

Australia: International arbitration is safe. The High Court of Australia confirms the validity of...

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The High Court of Australia dismissed a challenge to the constitutional validity of the International Arbitration Act 1974 (Cth) (Act) and declared the Act...