Allegation of fraud cannot be used to defraud an arbitration agreement – Indian Supreme Court's ruling on arbitrability

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The Indian Supreme Court, in Avitel Post Studioz Limited & Ords v HSBC PI Holdings (Mauritius) Limited ("Avitel"),1 has clarified that only "serious allegations of fraud" would take a dispute outside the ambit of an arbitration clause. Same set of facts ...

24 August 2020

Singapore: COVID-19 - Out-Of-Court Restructuring Options for Companies to Save Costs

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The COVID-19 pandemic has left many businesses badly affected, particularly those in industries such as leisure, travel and F&B, as consumer spending plummets. This article will discuss how companies can restructure businesses and operations to reduce costs. ...

01 July 2020

What effect might the UK’s Business interruption insurance test case have on similar cases over coverage in Hong Kong

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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 ("BI") insurance cover (the "Test Case"). In ...

29 June 2020

Hong Kong and Mainland China: Force Majeure & COVID-19 & You

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Bird & Bird continues to keep clients and others informed about the impact brought about by COVID-19 in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Consequently, this article summarises the law relating to force majeure in both jurisdictions and offers some practical ...

28 April 2020

Service of Claim Documents (Hong Kong)

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In this Q&A we consider the rules relating to service of claim documents within jurisdiction and abroad in Hong Kong. It contains Hong Kong-specific information setting out the framework for service of claim documents (in relation to domestic and foreign ...

27 April 2020