After nearly eight years as a diplomat for the US Department of State, Jeffry Duffy has joined the Philadelphia office of BakerHostetler as a specialist in complex commercial litigation and international disputes, including international antitrust arbitration.
Which are the most innovative and disappointing jurisdictions in Asia when it comes to international arbitration; and what have been the most important decisions and institutional developments in the region in the past year? Delegates at GAR Live Hong Kong shared their views.
Two significant judgments handed down by Switzerland’s highest court on the same day – one in French, one in German – show it entertaining wider grounds for the annulment of interim awards than previously; while a third ruling sets forth a new approach to the extension of arbitration clauses to non-signatories.
Physically and mentally disabled Hongkongers will be able to take to the waters thanks to money raised by the the third Hong Kong Arbitration Ball, which included a keynote speech by Lord Goldsmith QC on the territory’s neutrality as a seat of arbitration and adherence to the rule of law during the recent pro-democracy protests.