24 May 2019
DVC's Michael Lok was invited to take part in a cross-border arbitration seminar series, hosted by Globe-Law Law Firm in Beijing on 23 May 2019. The series was entitled "International Arbitration Practices."
The presentation was divided into three parts; the first homed in on Cross-border Company disputes and Insolvency and the role of arbitration. The second focussed on the Interpretation of Provisional Measures in International Arbitration - which Michael co-presented with a US qualified Lawyer from Globe-Law. The final segment for the day centred on Jurisdiction of Investor-State Arbitration and 4 approaches to waiving States' Jurisdictional Immunity.
Lawyers as well as representatives from both private and state-owned entities attended. Michael provided an insightful analysis on the role of arbitration in insolvency cases and shareholders' disputes, taking into account recent decisions including Lasmos Ltd v. Southwest Pacific  2 HKLRD 449, Chu Kong v Lau Wing Yan  1 HKLRD 589; and Dickson Valora Group (Holdings) Company Limited v Fan Ji Qian  HKCFI 482