International Arbitration Newsletter No. 1


Hong Kong / China


Hong Kong Court Refuses To Stay Shareholder's Dispute To Arbitration

Posted on June 17th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis
New HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules further enhance efficiency of arbitrations

Phillip Rompotis reviews the Hong Kong High Court’s May 2019 decision in Dickson Holdings Enterprise Continue Reading


Enforcement Of Award Adjourned Against A Non-Party

Posted on June 5th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis
Enforcement of an Award Adjourned Against a Non-Party to an Arbitration Agreement

Latham & Watkins review the English High Court’s decision in J (Lebanon) v. K (Kuwait) Continue Reading


Hong Kong Court Finds Enforcement Of Award Time Barred

Posted on March 8th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis
Jurisdiction Asia

Practitioners regularly encounter time bar and limitations issues when seeking to enforce or resist enforcement Continue Reading


Chinese Court Takes Pro-Arbitration Approach To Validity Of International Arbitration Agreement

Posted on February 26th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis
Chinese Court Takes Pro-Arbitration Approach to Validity of International Arbitration Agreement

Latham & Watkins provide a brief review of Chinalight International Trade Co. Ltd v Tata Continue Reading


HK Court Refuses Enforcement Of Chinese Award On Public Policy Grounds

Posted on January 14th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis
Hong Kong Court refuses to enforce a Chinese Arbitration Award on public policy grounds

Parties regularly seek to set aside or resist enforcement of arbitration awards on the basis Continue Reading



England / Europe


Award Set Aside Due To Tribunal's Failure To Act Fairly and Impartially

Posted on June 24th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis

Phillip Rompotis reviews the mid-May 2019 decision in P v D and others [2019] EWHC Continue Reading


Non-Party Bound By Arbitration Agreement On The Basis Of Implied Consent

Posted on June 19th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis
The Australian approach to the interpretation of arbitration agreements

Courts regularly face applications to set aside or resist enforcement of awards on one or Continue Reading


English Court Allows s.69 Appeal On A Point Of Law

Posted on June 10th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis

Herbert Smith Freehills reviews the April 2019 decision from the English Court of Appeal in Continue Reading


English Court Overturns Award For Lack Of Jurisdiction Because Company Dissolved

Posted on June 7th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis
English Court Overturns Award For Lack Of Jurisdiction Because Company Dissolved

Herbert Smith Freehills reviews the 2019 decision from the English Commercial Court in GA-Hyun Chung Continue Reading


English Court Upholds s.68 Challenge, Criticising Tribunal For Two-Year Delay In Delivering Award

Posted on June 6th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis
English High Court upholds s.68 challenge to arbitral award and criticises tribunal for two year delay in delivering its award

Herbert Smith Freehills review the English High Court’s decision in K v P [2019] EWHC Continue Reading


Enforcement Of Award Adjourned Against A Non-Party

Posted on June 5th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis
Enforcement of an Award Adjourned Against a Non-Party to an Arbitration Agreement

Latham & Watkins review the English High Court’s decision in J (Lebanon) v. K (Kuwait) Continue Reading



Singapore


No Set Aside By Reason Of Failure To Call Witness

Posted on May 6th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis

Corrs Chambers Westgarth review the Singapore High Court’s 2019 decision in BVU v BVX [2019] Continue Reading


Singapore CA Explains The Point Of No Return Between Litigation And Arbitration

Posted on November 1st, 2018 by Phillip Rompotis
Singapore Court of Appeal explains when a party will lose the right to switch from litigation to arbitration

Linklaters review the 2018 decision in Marty Ltd v Hualon Corp (Malaysia) [2018] SGCA 63, Continue Reading


Singapore Court Stays Proceedings In Favour Of Multi-Tier Arbitration Agreement

Posted on July 13th, 2018 by Phillip Rompotis
Whistful thinking Singapore High Court stays proceedings in favour of multi-tier arbitration agreement

Stephenson Harwood reviews the Singapore High Court’s decision in Ling Kong Henry v Tanglin Club Continue Reading


Singapore Court Upholds ICC Arbitration Agreement, Dismissing Challenge To Award

Posted on July 12th, 2018 by Phillip Rompotis
All in a good clause Singapore High Court upholds ICC arbitration agreement and dismisses challenge to award

Stephenson Harwood review the Singapore High Court’s decision in Sinolanka Hotels & Spa (Private) Limited Continue Reading


Singapore Court Reaffirms Need To Prove Prejudice To Refuse Enforcement

Posted on July 11th, 2018 by Phillip Rompotis
No harm, no foul Singapore High Court reaffirms need to prove prejudice to refuse enforcement of award

Stephenson Harwood review the 2018 decision of the Singapore High Court in Sanum Investments Limited Continue Reading



Australia


Australian Approach To Interpretation of Arbitration Agreements

Posted on May 4th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis

Albert Monichino QC reviews the recent Australian High Court decision in Rinehart v Hancock Prospecting Continue Reading


Parent Company Guarantees Cannot Circumvent Arbitration

Posted on June 7th, 2019 by Phillip Rompotis
English Court Provides Welcome Clarification on Key Arbitral Award Issues

Corrs Chambers Westgarth review the West Australian Supreme Court’s decision in KC Australia LNG Pty Continue Reading



About Phillip Rompotis

Phillip practices as a barrister and arbitrator in Hong Kong. He has over 25 years’ litigation and arbitration experience in commercial disputes relating to construction & engineering, financial services, joint venture & shareholders agreements, technology, trusts, property and landlord & tenant. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of various lists/panels of arbitrators.

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