King & Wood Mallesons review the amendments to the Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance introducing third party funding for arbitrations and mediations in Hong Kong. This is one of the more comprehensive reviews I have seen and also draws comparisons with third party funding of arbitration in England and Wales to determine what practical lessons can be learned from the reform process in that jurisdiction. It is well worth a read given the potential impact of these changes to the arbitration landscape in Hong Kong.
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.View