Interim Relief From Mainland Chinese Court Will Become Available For Hong Kong Arbitrations

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

In a significant legal development, on 2 April 2019, the Hong Kong Government and the Mainland Supreme People’s Court signed the Arrangement concerning Mutual Assistance (for interim measures), pursuant to which Hong Kong will become the only jurisdiction outside of Mainland China which, as an arbitral seat, will offer reciprocal access to interim measures from the Mainland courts.

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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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