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Interim Relief from Mainland Chinese Court will become available for Hong Kong Arbitrations

08 May 2019 Justin Tang, Asia-Pacific; Hong Kong

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On 2 April 2019, the Hong Kong Government and the Mainland Supreme People’s Court signed the Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitral Proceedings by the Courts of the Mainland and of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the “Arrangement”). Once implemented, the Arrangement will allow parties to arbitral proceedings seated in Hong Kong to apply, at any time before an arbitral award is made, to Mainland courts for interim measures including property preservation, evidence preservation and conduct preservation.

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Hong Kong introduces Third Party Funding for Arbitration

11 February 2019 Glenys Newall, Hong Kong

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The Hong Kong Government has announced that amendments to the Arbitration Ordinance, allowing for third party funding of arbitration in Hong Kong, will come into effect on 1 February 2019. This is a long awaited and highly anticipated development. In addition, in accordance with the provisions of Division 4 of part 10A of the Arbitration Ordinance, the Hong Kong Government has released a “Code of Practice for Third Party Funding of Arbitration”.

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2018 HKIAC Rules now in force

20 November 2018 Sadie Buls, Hong Kong

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The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre 2018 Administered Arbitration Rules (the "2018 HKIAC Rules") came into force on 1 November 2018.  They will apply in respect of arbitrations where a notice was submitted on or after that date.

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HKIAC 2018 Rules – where are we now?

04 October 2018 Sadie Buls, Hong Kong

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As we reported last year, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”) is consulting on amendments to its 2013 version of the Rules in an effort to respond to the needs of HKIAC users and technological advances in dispute resolution. The ongoing rules revision process is overseen by the HKIAC Rules Revision Committee. The first draft of the new rules was published back in August 2017 and highlighted major amendments proposed by the Committee for public consultation.

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Linklaters’ recent contributions to Kluwer Arbitration Blog

18 July 2018 Matthew Weiniger; Akshay Sewlikar; Stephanie Tang, Europe; Hong Kong; United States of America

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Linklaters has recently contributed two articles to the Kluwer Arbitration Blog.

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HKIAC consults on amendments to its arbitration rules

11 September 2017 Andrew Mullan; Shirley Au Yeung, Asia-Pacific; Hong Kong

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The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”) is consulting on amendments to the 2013 version of its Administered Arbitration Rules. The proposed changes incorporate a number of new provisions and amendments, highlighting HKIAC’s efforts to respond to the needs of its users and technological advances in dispute resolution. The changes may impact on how parties conduct their HKIAC arbitrations in the future and users are invited to submit comments by 2 October 2017.

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CEPA: Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement Investment Agreement

31 August 2017 Sadie Buls; Matthew Weiniger, China; Hong Kong

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On 28 June 2017, Hong Kong and mainland China signed two new agreements under the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement ("CEPA"), a step that has been described by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce as marking a milestone in CEPA’s development. 

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Third party funding for arbitration permitted in Hong Kong

15 June 2017 Justin Tang, Asia-Pacific; Hong Kong

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Legislation allowing third party funding for arbitration has been passed in Hong Kong. This is a significant development which will bring Hong Kong in line with other jurisdictions which allow third party funding for arbitration, including Australia, England and Wales, and Singapore.   

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