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
Although the taxpayer-funded Financial Dispute Resolution Centre has handled far fewer cases than expected in its first 10 months of operation, industry players say it has made banks and brokers handle client complaints more seriously.20 May 2013 - 4:18am
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 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.
The number of mediation and arbitration matters heard in Hong Kong last year jumped 56 per cent to 500 from 2002, according to data from the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.17 Sep 2012 - 8:46am
Anyone (particularly insomniacs) watching a local television channel in Hong Kong recently may have seen the public broadcast advertisement for Hong Kong's new Financial Dispute Resolution Centre (FDRC).
What is the FDRC?
The FDRC is a "one-stop shop" for the settlement of disputes between certain individual investors and regulated financial institutions in Hong Kong.11 Sep 2012 - 2:47pm
A new regulatory body will be set up early next year to standardise the accreditation of mediators.23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Seven out of 10 lawyers seeking to become mediators fail to get accredited due to an approach to court cases that is 'too adversarial'.
Mediators, whose task is to help resolve legal disputes in civil cases before the parties have to resort to litigation, come from all walks of life. But, ironically, it is lawyers who fare worst when trying to get accredited.16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
One point I stress when teaching EMBA students about leadership is the need for a clear process for making business decisions. This is particularly important in organisations where people from different backgrounds and cultures work alongside each other, creating the potential for simple misunderstandings or more serious conflict.14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Few things in life are more frustrating than the feeling of being fleeced by a financial services company.
Whether you think you have been mis-sold a financial product, or are not happy with an insurance settlement, the complaints process can be long and bureaucratic, and consumers can easily feel the odds are stacked against them.2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am