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  1. Legal news
    24 September 2020
    Cross-border: Is business interruption as a result of COVID-19 insured? An important ruling in the UK and the state of affairs in other countries

    Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, many companies around the world have been closed or have been forced to cut production dramatically. In the UK in particular, the question has arisen as to whether ...

  2. Legal news
    29 June 2020
    What effect might the UK’s Business interruption insurance test case have on similar cases over coverage in Hong Kong

    The United Kingdom's conduct regulator for insurers (and its intermediaries), the Financial Conduct Authority (the "FCA"), is seeking a court declaration to resolve contractual uncertainty in business interruption ...

  3. Legal news
    20 April 2018
    Arbitration SpeedRead: EU Court of Justice declares disputes clauses within intra-EU bilateral investment treaties incompatible with EU law

    The Court of Justice of the European Union has delivered a landmark judgment, declaring investor-state dispute settlement clauses within intra-EU bilateral investment treaties incompatible with EU law.

  4. Legal news
    20 April 2018
    UK Supreme Court adds to the bite of Worldwide Freezing Orders

    The UK Supreme Court judgment in JSC BTA Bank v Khrapunov [2018] UKSC 19 was handed down on 21 March 2018.

  5. Legal news
    24 January 2020
    A Look at HMRC's Criminal Investigatory tools

    HMRC have various powers at their disposal which they can use to gather evidence during an investigation. HMRC officers have similar powers to that of the police under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) to ...

  6. Legal news
    26 June 2018
    Rare refusal by Mainland China Court to enforce HKIAC Arbitration Award

    A recent judgment from the Beijing Fourth Intermediate People's Court ("Beijing Court") refused to recognise and enforce a foreign arbitral award issued in Hong Kong on the basis that the award dealt with a difference ...

  7. Twobirds news
    18 January 2021
    Bird & Bird kicks off the new year with a new dispute resolution partner in Hong Kong

    International law firm Bird & Bird this week appoints David Chu as partner in Hong Kong, providing a significant boost to the firm’s International Dispute Resolution group.