Hill Dickinson has become the first law firm in Hong Kong to successfully obtain an order from a mainland Chinese court for interim measures in aid of an arbitration administered by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.

The mainland-Hong Kong arrangement concerning mutual assistance in interim measures concerning arbitration proceedings came into effect on Oct. 1. On the same day, Hill Dickinson Hong Kong, on behalf of the claimant, filed an application with the HKIAC to pass on the claimant’s application for property preservation to the Shanghai Maritime Court, and the court granted a property preservation order against the respondent on Oct. 8.

Hong Kong is the first and only jurisdiction granted interim measure assistance by mainland courts.

Hill Dickinson’s team comprised legal director Edward Liu and associate Maggie Lee. The claimant was represented in the Shanghai Maritime Court by partner Anna Lan of Co-effort Law Firm.


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