Parties to transactions with Mainland Chinese elements will need to consider means of protecting their interest in Mainland China. The Hong Kong-Mainland China Arrangement on Interim Measures (the "Arrangement") provides an unprecedented regime for parties to foreign-seated arbitrations to access Chinese court orders to preserve assets, evidence and conduct in Mainland China. The Arrangement allows the Mainland courts to grant interim relief in aid of arbitratons seated in Hong Kong and administered by a quaified institution. Hong Kong is the only seat outside of Mainland China where parties to arbitrations may obtain interim relief from the Mainland courts.
This webinar will discuss the Arrangement as a critical tool of protecting parties' interest in Mainland China and an important consideration for the choice of dispute resolution clauses for China-related transactions. Practitioners who have experience in obtaining interim relief under the Arrangement will share their practical tips and success stories. HKIAC, the only arbitral institution that has published statistics regarding the Arrangement, will also discuss its role and practice of handling applications to the Mainland courts.
The webinar will cover the following key points:
Time: 16:30 – 17:30 (Hong Kong time) / 10:30 – 11:30 (Paris time)
Deputy Secretary-General and Chief Representative of the Shanghai Office at HKIAC
Partner at Jingtian & Gongcheng
Partner at Shearman & Sterling; HKIAC Vice Chairperson
Senior Vice-President of Litigation, Investigations & Regulatory Affairs at Airbus; HKIAC Council Member
Secretary-General at HKIAC
Partner at Arnold & Porter