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Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

Effective arbitral habit now spares litigious blushes later

What must an arbitration agreement include to be enforceable?

Wednesday, 12 December, 2012, 2:58am

Rise in arbitrators' power queried

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

HK's status as arbitration hub safe, experts say

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


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9 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Minibond buyers offered alternatives to lawsuits

Regulator sets up mediation, arbitration service for investors

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has moved to stop the minibonds controversy spawning lengthy and costly litigation by appointing mediators and arbitrators to resolve disputes between investors and banks.

Regulators are under pressure to prevent the disputes dragging on.

1 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Justice experts call for benchmark on mediation services

Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang and Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung yesterday called on the rising number of mediation service providers to make a concerted effort to develop a common accreditation benchmark.

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Heritage building eyed for arbitration centre

A leading dispute-resolution body has asked the government to set aside a heritage building in Central for an arbitration and mediation centre - saying the Court of Final Appeal building is an ideal candidate.

15 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Talk prevents disputes erupting into court battles

Negotiators at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) dealt with 394 cases last year as companies sought to resolve disputes without going to court.

16 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Hong Kong arbitration cases reach record high

Government urged to provide bigger premises to satisfy potential growth

The number of arbitration cases handled by Hong Kong reached a record high of 394 last year, bringing the city a step closer to achieving the status of an international dispute resolution centre.

4 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Arbitration's success offers new opportunities

The public does not hear much about the bustling activities that go on inside the arbitration rooms of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) in Central, as the proceedings are conducted in private and their outcomes not publicised. Yet this city's rise as an arbitration centre over the past two decades is a big success story.

4 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Arbitrators to hold talks on better co-operation

Arbitrators from Hong Kong, Macau, the mainland and Taiwan are to attend a seminar later this month on cross-border co-operation, the first of its kind to be joined by practitioners in the profession from the four jurisdictions.

The seminar, entitled 'Co-operation and Development: Arbitration Institutions in Greater China', is to be held in Shenzhen on May 26.

8 May 2006 - 12:00am

SAR targets Taiwan role

The Government will propose legislation next month allowing Taiwanese arbitration awards to be enforced in Hong Kong in another step to boost the SAR's reputation as a regional settlement centre.

The proposed amendment follows last year's agreement that made arbitration settlements in the mainland and Hong Kong mutually enforceable.

29 May 2000 - 12:00am