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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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Criminal Law Lecture reaches global audience

Hong Kong, 20 September 2021: Lord Ken Macdonald QC enthralled a global audience with his insight and observations into academic freedoms when he delivered the fourth HKU-Boase Cohen & Collins Criminal Law Lecture on Friday. His talk, “Free Speech in Universities”, examined how a combination of the UK government’s anti-terrorism legislation and a transatlantic “cancel […]

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Welcome to our 2021 trainees

Hong Kong, 17 September 2021: Boase Cohen & Collins extends a warm welcome to the firm’s latest Trainee Solicitor, Jasmine Kwong. She follows in the footsteps of colleague Gabriel Brettell who joined earlier this year. BC&C Senior Partner Colin Cohen is delighted to have the two new recruits on board. “Since we were founded in […]

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Old backdrop to a new political order

Hong Kong, 15 September 2021: “If you build it, they will come.” It’s a quote adapted from the classic 1989 film Field of Dreams in which a corn farmer in Iowa (played by Kevin Costner) risks his livelihood to construct a baseball diamond on his land and the ghosts of past players arrive to take […]

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China gets tough on data protection

By Allison Lee Hong Kong, 10 September 2021: China’s long-awaited data privacy legislation, the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL), will take effect on 1 November. While the law does not directly apply to Hong Kong, which has its own Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, it does have extraterritorial application, meaning companies in Hong Kong and elsewhere […]

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BC&C student prize winner announced

Hong Kong, 9 September 2021: BC&C Partner Usha Casewell has praised the continuing excellence of the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Law after presenting the firm’s annual student prize. The Boase Cohen & Collins Prize in Accounts and Financial Management was awarded to outstanding scholar Jackie Leung, who recently completed her Postgraduate Certificate in […]

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