Hong Kong Court Continues Injunction In Aid Of Foreign Arbitration Despite Delay In Commencement Of Substantive Proceedings

Hong Kong Court continues injunction in aid of foreign arbitral proceedings despite delay in the commencement of substantive proceedings

Baker McKenzie review the Hong Kong High Court’s decision in VE Global UK Limited v Charles Allard Jr and Intelita Limited [2017] HKEC 2135, where the Court considered it had the power to grant interim relief in Hong Kong in aid of arbitral or court proceedings commenced in a foreign jurisdiction, such interim relief designed to preserve assets or prevent misuse or disclosure of confidential information pending the outcome of the foreign proceedings and may be granted even where those proceedings have not yet been commenced.

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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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