Adoption of new HKIAC arbitration rules

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) announced on 18 October 2018 that it updated its Administered Arbitration Rules, which had entered into effect on 1 November 2018. A copy of the 2018 rules can be obtained here.

Hogan Lovells lawyers James Kwan and James Ng were involved in the revision process leading up to the adoption of the new 2018 rules. This client alert summarizes the most important changes between the 2013 rules and 2018 rules. These changes will solidify Hong Kong's status as a hub for arbitration in the region and globally, especially in terms of innovation, efficiency, and economy of the arbitral proceedings. The 2018 rules will reinforce the HKIAC as a leading global institution and provider of arbitration services.

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