Hong Kong Court Dismisses Set-Aside Application For Lack Of Jurisdiction

Hong Kong Court Dismisses set-aside application for lack of jurisdiction

Herbert Smith Freehills review the December 2016 decision of the Hong Kong High Court in A v D, where the Plaintiffs applied to set aside an arbitrator’s decision on the ground of serious irregularity under section 4 of Schedule 2 of the Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609). The authors note that the judgment demonstrates the high threshold required for setting aside a decision by an arbitrator 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 Hong Kong 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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