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
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
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
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
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
The average value of contracts in dispute in Asia's construction industry fell by 17.7 per cent to US$53.1 million last year, from US$64.5 million in 2010, consultancy EC Harris says.
Worldwide, the average value of construction contracts in dispute fell to US$32.2 million, from US$35.1 million in 2010, the company said in a report.30 May 2012 - 12:00am
Most secondary school students do not want to talk to their parents when conflicts arise, a study says.16 May 2012 - 12:00am
Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung hopes Legco can still pass a bill to create a statutory framework for mediation - an alternative to court action to settle disputes - despite delays caused by lawmakers' filibuster of a contentious bill on by-elections.12 May 2012 - 12:00am
Winning the prestigious Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition not only helps prepare City University of Hong Kong (CityU) law students to enter the legal profession. It also consolidates the reputation of CityU as the best mooting school in Hong Kong and the region.23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Mediation was touted as a quick, cheap way to resolve disputes arising from a controversial law making it easier for developers to buy old buildings, but only two deals have been reached in the past year.
And one homeowner who tried the process described it as little more than a formality.11 Jun 2015 - 4:33pm
Ideally divorcing couples can part as friends. In real life, though, the process can get very ugly, with drawn-out disputes over issues like division of assets and alimony payments. Fights can get particularly nasty when children are used to get back at an estranged spouse, as former nurse Doris Chong Lai-man knows only too well.5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Hong Kong's planned financial dispute resolution centre, which will allow clients to use mediation to seek claims of up to HK$500,000 against their banks or brokers, is on target to open by the end of June, according to the government.12 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Being brought up in a solid middle-class family, Louise Chan soon learned about the importance of integrity. To this day, it's a code by which she lives, in both her career and personal life. But as we all know, life is far from simple, disrupted at times by misunderstandings and disputes, which need to be resolved. Otherwise, they threaten the balance and development of society.23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am