Singapore's planned international commercial court to take legal business away from London and Hong Kong
Singapore’s ambitious plans for an international commercial court are set to expand upon the city state’s success in arbitration, helping it siphon away more legal business from rivals like London and Hong Kong.Wednesday, 12 February, 2014, 2:49pm
I refer to your editorial ("A good place for friends to meet", May 27), referring to the imminent meeting between presidents Xi Jinping and Barack Obama in California.6 Jun 2013 - 2:10am
The dispute between, on the one hand, CIETAC (China's oldest and best known institutional arbitration body) and, on the other, SHIAC (the new Shanghai International Arbitration Centre) and SCIA (the new Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration), has recently come to a head.15 May 2013 - 4:01am
What should you expect from arbitration?24 Apr 2013 - 5:16am
Hong Kong and Macau agreed in January to an arrangement for the reciprocal enforcement of arbitral awards, bringing to a successful conclusion discussions which had been in progress for over a year.20 Mar 2013 - 5:31am
Figures from the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre show that in 2007, of the 448 arbitrations the centre handled, two in every five involved construction. By 2011, the number had dropped to 275, of which just one in seven was a construction arbitration.20 Feb 2013 - 5:46am
A dispute over a US$500 million railway contract between the Philippine government and a large Chinese state-owned company will be heard at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre - a move hailed as a vote of confidence in the city's judicial independence.30 Jan 2013 - 4:40am
What must an arbitration agreement include to be enforceable?12 Dec 2012 - 2:58am
A growing number of Hong Kong and Asian companies and individuals are turning to mediation to resolve their disputes rather than pursuing costly litigation through the courts.17 Sep 2012 - 3:16am
A new regulatory body will be set up early next year to standardise the accreditation of mediators.23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
The government-funded Financial Dispute Resolution Centre will start operation from Tuesday, using mediation and arbitration for customers seeking claims of up to HK$500,000 against their banks or brokers.15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
City University law students have triumphed over 91 other teams at an international commercial arbitration competition held in the city.
They crossed swords with representatives of the universities of Harvard, Houston, Fordham and La Trobe to come out top in a four-day Willem C. Vis (East) moot last month.12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Local commercial arbitrators will soon have judge-like emergency powers to freeze assets and preserve evidence, a move that has alarmed some lawmakers.
But Albert Wong Kwai-huen, the chairman of the city's arbitration centre, sought to assuage such fears, saying it would be a useful extension of existing, but rarely used, powers.19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Leading members of Hong Kong's arbitration community have sought to dispel fears that the city will lose its competitiveness as Asia's premier arbitration hub to Singapore, by clarifying the implications of a Court of Final Appeal ruling on what became known as the Congo case.5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
But this time the government believes it will be able to argue what a reasonable return is, as it says the situation has changed.
'At the time of the last ruling, they [Eastern Harbour Tunnel] hadn't made much of a profit. Now they have made billions of dollars ... how much more is reasonable?' said a person familiar with the situation.
SCMP, June 2223 Jun 2011 - 12:00am