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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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Talk affirms sensible estate planning

Hong Kong, 24 May 2022: Our Partner Alex Liu highlighted the importance of making a will and safeguarding family assets in a presentation to members of the Hong Kong business community. Alex covered such topics as the differences between wills and trusts, protecting your children’s future and guardianship of elders, highlighting his talk – entitled […]

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Covid replays test our endurance

Paris, 18 May 2022: German film director and football fan Wim Wenders once made a movie called The Goalkeeper’s Fear of the Penalty. I’m no lover of spot-kicks either, especially when it’s a shootout to decide a big match involving my beloved Chelsea. Doubt becomes dread which turns into despair. Such was my fate at […]

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Human trafficking flaws exposed

By Melville Boase Hong Kong, 13 May 2022: Migrant worker activists have long argued Hong Kong needs an effective, bespoke law to combat human trafficking and forced labour. Now, a landmark High Court judgment has given renewed hope this may finally happen. In a comprehensive defeat for the government, Mr Justice Russell Coleman ruled this […]

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BC&C’s young footballers shine on

Hong Kong, 11 May 2022: Congratulations to the Boase Cohen & Collins-sponsored VCD Athletic U23s, a group of young footballers making their mark in Southeast England’s highly competitive football scene. The team have just finished runners-up in the Isthmian Development League South, continuing their upward trajectory after six years of continuous backing from BC&C. “It’s […]

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Law & More: Episode 14 – Robbie McRobbie

Hong Kong, 10 May 2022: We are pleased to welcome Robbie McRobbie, CEO of the Hong Kong Rugby Union, as our latest guest on Law & More. Robbie tells our Senior Partner Colin Cohen about his upbringing in Scotland, days at Oxford University and his entertaining first career as a Hong Kong police officer. He […]

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