Tag Archives: Hong Kong

Fiji’s International Arbitration Act 2017

On 15 September 2017,Fiji passed the International Arbitration Act 2017 (the Act). The Act, which is based on the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on International Commercial Arbitration 1985 (incorporating the 2006 amendments) (Model Law), implements Fiji’s commitments under the Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards 1958 (New York Convention), […]

Hong Kong allows third party funding for arbitration

Following the consultation paper issued by the Third Party Funding for Arbitration Sub-Committee of Hong Kong’s Law Reform Commission (LRC) in October 2015 and recommendations made by the LRC in its report dated 12 October 2016, the Legislative Council of Hong Kong passed the Arbitration and Mediation Legislation (Third Party Funding) (Amendment) Bill 2016 on […]

Mayer Brown Expands Asia Base With Three Hires

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Mayer Brown JSM, formed a decade ago after the Am Law 100 firm absorbed Hong Kong’s Johnson Stokes & Master, has added three new partners in Asia. Shipping industry partner Conor Warde joined the firm’s Hong Kong office this week, while finance partners Ben Sandstad and Angelia Chia arrived in Singapore from Standard Chartered Bank Ltd. Warde, […]

With Green Light in Hong Kong, Morgan Lewis Plans for Asia Growth

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius’ association with Luk & Partners has received official approval from The Law Society of Hong Kong, establishing the combined entity as a registered foreign law firm in Hong Kong. The firms announced their plans for association in February, after Edwin Luk and Maurice Hoo left Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe to form […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner Launches Family Law Practice in Hong Kong and London

The U.K.-based firm Berwin Leighton Paisner has launched a new family asset protection practice in both Hong Kong and London. The practice is headed by Hong Kong partner Marcus Dearle, a family law litigator, and is part of the firm’s private client practice. The group advises high-net-worth clients on multijurisdictional pre- and post-nuptial agreements, cross-border […]

HK passes bill allowing third-party arbitration funding

Hong Kong’s Legislative Council on Wednesday passed a bill allowing third-party funding in arbitration, which is expected to come into effect later this year. Singapore, Asia’s other leading arbitration seat, passed a similar bill in January, so this move is “a welcome development, which will help Hong Kong maintain its status as one of the […]

Morrison & Foerster Adds Private Funds Partner in Hong Kong

Morrison & Foerster has hired a funds partner in Hong Kong. Former Debevoise & Plimpton associate Serena Tan has joined the firm’s corporate practice. She advises funds formation, structuring and investment transactions. Last year, she represented Hony Capital on a $430 million investment round in workplace provider WeWork Companies. Tan had been with Debevoise for […]

Hong Kong regulator publishes cyber security draft rules to guard against broker hacks

Hong Kong’s securities regulator on Monday published a proposal to tighten information security rules after a series of embarrassing hacks at the city’s brokers. The draft rules by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) will include requirements for two-step authentication for account log-in and for brokers to notify clients when a transaction had […]