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Posted Dec 01, 2015 Third Party Funding in Hong Kong

For those of you who attend regular arbitration conferences, you will know that the topic of arbitration and third party funding (“TPF”) is often a hotly debated topic.  Recent developments in Hong Kong have only increased that focus. The Hong Kong Law Reform Commission published a consultation paper on 19 October 2015, recommending that the […]

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Posted Nov 18, 2015 Western Australian decision of Laing v Samsung – Payment Dispute

When is a payment dispute a dispute and can your adjudicator handle it? This is an article on the recent Supreme Court of Western Australia decision of Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd (Laing) v Samsung C&T Corporations (Samsung) of 3 July 2015. Background to the dispute  Samsung were appointed EPC contractor on the infamous […]

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Posted Nov 17, 2015 Improvements and Innovations in International Arbitration

The 2015 Owen Mary University of London International Survey with the support of the White and Case was recently released detailing data on recent trends in International Arbitration. The survey topics covered ranged from preferred dispute resolution methods, best and worst characteristics of arbitration and ways in which different stakeholders in arbitration can contribute to […]

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Posted Nov 10, 2015 Implications for Developers in the amended Strata Schemes Management Bill 2015

On 28 October 2015 the Strata Schemes Management Bill 2015, which incorporates the Strata Schemes Development Bill 2015 (jointly the Bill), passed both houses of parliament and is awaiting ascent from the Governor General. The Regulations accompanying the Bill are still in the consultation process however the Bill is expected to come into force in […]

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Posted Nov 02, 2015 Impending Changes to Strata Legal Services Obligations

A new Bill for the management of Strata Schemes has been passed in the New South Wales parliament and will come into force in July 2016. The Bill contains revisions of the Strata Schemes Management Act (1996) (Act), including section 80D which provides guidelines for the engagement of legal services. Section 80D Section 80D provides […]

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