Last year, Singapore’s landmark Convention on Mediation formalised the city-state’s well-earned reputation as an attractive arbitration hub, with legal muscle and global recognition to back up its standing. But as the government continues to fine-tune the law and COVID-19 continues to cast a shadow, the market still has work to do.
By Aparna Sai
The Hong Kong Government and the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China have signed an agreement under which courts in each jurisdiction will now recognise and enforce interim measures in support of institutional arbitration seated in the other.
The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) recently opened a second representative office in Gujarat, India, just a few years after it set up shop Mumbai in 2013. SIAC CEO Lim Seok Hui talks to Raj Gunashekar about why the Indian market is an important one for the centre.
By John Kang
Hong Kong's Legislative Council on Wednesday passed a bill allowing third-party funding in arbitration, which is expected to come into effect later this year.
IMF Bentham, Australia's largest litigation funder, is opening an office in Singapore after hiring Tom Glasgow, a former litigation associate at Allen & Overy.
By Haky Moon
As construction booms in the Asian region, so do construction-related disputes. ALB speaks to experts about how these can be avoided or mitigated, at the very least.