New Provisions Confirm Intellectual Property Disputes Are Arbitrable In Hong Kong

New Arbitration Provisions Confirm that IP Disputes are Arbitrable in Hong Kong

Baker McKenzie review the features of the January 2018 amendments to the Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance which confirm that all disputes relating to intellectual property rights, whether registered or subsisting within or outside Hong Kong, will be arbitrable as between the parties to an arbitration and that any arbitral award will not be contrary to public policy only because it concerns a dispute relating to intellectual property.

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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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