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International Arbitration Practices – part of a presentation series with Globe-Law Law Firm in Beijing by Michael Lok

24 May 2019

DVC’s Michael Lok was invited to take part in a cross-border arbitration seminar series, hosted by Globe-Law Law Firm in Beijing on 23 May 2019. The series was entitled “International Arbitration Practices.”

The presentation was divided into three parts; the first homed in on Cross-border Company disputes and Insolvency and the role of arbitration. The second focussed on the Interpretation of Provisional Measures in International Arbitration  – which Michael co-presented with a US qualified Lawyer from Globe-Law. The final segment for the day centred on Jurisdiction of Investor-State Arbitration and 4 approaches to waiving States’ Jurisdictional Immunity.

Lawyers as well as representatives from both private and state-owned entities attended.  Michael provided an insightful analysis on the role of arbitration in insolvency cases and shareholders’ disputes, taking into account recent decisions including Lasmos Ltd v. Southwest Pacific [2018] 2 HKLRD 449, Chu Kong v Lau Wing Yan [2019] 1 HKLRD 589; and  Dickson Valora Group (Holdings) Company Limited v Fan Ji Qian [2019] HKCFI 482