Our Asia-Pacific disputes team is delighted to send you the fifth edition of our quarterly joint Dispute Resolution bulletin featuring articles on hot dispute resolution topics and recent legal developments in key jurisdictions in the region. We hope you will find these Alerts helpful and interesting. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss any of the issues raised in the articles.


Hong Kong

New requirement for Hong Kong companies to maintain a significant controllers register

Richard Keady and Grace Lee

The Companies (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 ("CAO") came into effect on 1 March 2018. It introduced several new requirements for enhancing transparency of corporate beneficial ownership and control with a view to fulfilling Hong Kong's international obligations in, among others, combating tax evasion, money laundering and terrorist financing. 

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Anti-suit injunction update - Hong Kong grants anti-suit injunction to restrain proceedings in PRC after arbitral award obtained in Hong Kong

Richard Keady and Aline Mooney

The High Court of Hong Kong has recently granted an anti-suit injunction restraining parallel proceedings in the courts of PRC brought by an unsuccessful party to an arbitration award obtained in Hong Kong.

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Singapore

Articles produced by our Singapore office, Bird & Bird ATMD LLP

Dunlop v Cavendish: the fluctuating law of penalties in Singapore - A discussion of Hon Chin Kong v Yip Fook Mun and another

Navin Joseph Lobo and Cheng Liqi

The Singapore High Court recently had to consider whether the penalty rule applies to deposits in its decision in the case of Hon Chin Kong v Yip Fook Mun and another. 

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The Singapore Court of Appeal provides guidance on the cumulative application of the doctrines of forum election and forum non conveniens in the exercise of its discretion to assume jurisdiction

Jonathan Choo and Pravin Thevar

The Singapore Court of Appeal provides guidance on the cumulative application of the doctrines of forum election and forum non conveniens in the exercise of its discretion to assume jurisdiction.

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Australia

Take Notice! Getting Termination Notices Right           

Sophie Dawson and Matthew Mulcahy

A breach of a contractual term may, in certain circumstances, give the innocent party the right to terminate the contract pursuant to a termination clause in the contract.

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Recent UK case serves as timely reminder to Australian lawyers of the importance of the basic principles for client legal privilege

Sophie Dawson and Jessica Laverty

The England and Wales Court of Appeal (Civil Division) has recently provided Australian lawyers with a timely reminder that client legal privilege does not extend to communications with third parties, unless those confidential communications are prepared for the dominant purpose of legal advice being provided, or for assisting actual or contemplated litigation.

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Authors

Sophie Dawson

Sophie Dawson

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Australia

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Jessica Laverty

Jessica Laverty

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Australia

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Matthew Mulcahy

Matthew Mulcahy

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Australia

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Grace Lee

Grace Lee

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China

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Liqi Cheng

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Singapore

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Jonathan Choo

Jonathan Choo

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Singapore

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Lobo-Navin Joseph

Navin Joseph Lobo

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Singapore

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