Hong Kong Court Stays Proceedings To Arbitration

Hong Kong Court Stays Proceedings to Arbitration

Herbert Smith Freehills review the 2017 decision of the Hong Kong High Court in Polytec Overseas Ltd and another v. Grand Dragon International Holdings Co Ltd and others [2017] HKCFI 604, where the Court upheld the defendant’s application under s. 20 of the Arbitration Ordinance to stay court proceedings issued by the plaintiffs in favour of arbitration, notwithstanding that the relevant contracts between the parties appeared to contain incompatible dispute resolution provisions.

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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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