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Arbitration

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Not all disputes need to end up in court. We have vast experience in arbitration – a practical and cost-effective alternative method of settling a wide range of civil and commercial disagreements. Arbitration offers privacy, since proceedings and decisions are kept confidential, as well as greater flexibility and less formality.

Our arbitration team is led by Senior Partner Colin Cohen, whose proficiency in this field has seen him admitted as a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators and as a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the Law Society of Hong Kong. Crucially, Hong Kong is widely recognised as an international centre for arbitration and the process is strongly supported by the courts.

We are well versed in other methods of settling disputes including mediation, in which parties work towards an agreement, and negotiation. With our guidance, we help clients reach mutually satisfactory outcomes which offer more chance of compliance and better preserve relationships.

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Let the quarantine games begin

Basel, 28 July 2021: As a criminal defence lawyer, my primary knowledge of “fencing” concerns the illegal practice of knowingly acquiring stolen goods and selling them for profit. Now, I’m more familiar with terms such as en-guarde, counter-parry and corps-a-corps after watching Edgar Cheung’s fencing triumph at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday. In winning the […]

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Law & More: Episode 3 – Michael Hartmann

Hong Kong, 26 July 2021: We are pleased to publish the third episode of Law & More, our podcast series that explores issues in the legal world and beyond. This time, our Senior Partner Colin Cohen meets former Court of Final Appeal judge Michael Hartmann. In their wide-ranging discussion, Michael recalls his days as a […]

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Anti-doxxing proposals, fair or too far?

By Arthur Chan  Hong Kong, 23 July 2021:  Hong Kong’s authorities are taking concrete steps to clamp down on doxxing. The government is proposing tough new laws that will result in penalties not only for offenders, but also the tech platforms which display such data. As well, it wants the city’s privacy watchdog to be […]

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Comings and goings on Freedom Day

Basel, 21 July 2021: This week, Chief Executive Carrie Lam has shrugged off the recent exodus of residents from Hong Kong, insisting this is the “best time” to live in our city. In the past few months, a significant number of people have left for good, with many relocating to the UK under its new […]

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Poised to take the quarantine penalty

London, 14 July 2021: Flight bans, quarantine measures and social distancing regulations are unfathomable to six-year-olds. They see the world in endearingly simple terms, a fact neatly illustrated by a recent video conversation with grandson Nathan. “Gung gung [grandfather], when are you coming home?” he wants to know. I say probably a few more weeks […]

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