Reciprocal enforcement, recognition, cross-border insolvency and company disputes: a changing matrix

07 May 2019

Just prior to Easter, on 20 April 2019, DVC’s William Wong SC, Michael Lok, Stephanie Wong and Look-Chan Ho delivered an engaging and insightful seminar on recent hot topics relating to reciprocal enforcement and recognition, mutual taking of evidence, and cross-border insolvency and company disputes. About 60 PRC lawyers attended the presentation and the event was co-organized and hosted by Messrs JunHe LLP and The China Legal Education and Career Seminar Series (CLECSS) at JunHe’s offices in Shanghai.

William and Stephanie delivered the first session on reciprocal recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters by the Courts of Mainland and Hong Kong. They also shared practical insights on the two new arrangements entered into between the Supreme People’s Court of China and the HKSAR Government, namely “The Arrangement on Reciprocal Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters by the Courts of the Mainland and of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region” and “The Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance on Court-ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitral Proceedings by the Courts of the Mainland and of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.”

Look subsequently spoke on “The Arrangement on Mutual Taking of Evidence in Civil and Commercial Matters between the Courts of the Mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region” and Schemes of Arrangement. Michael then closed the day with an expansion on cross-border insolvency and shareholders’ disputes as well as a review of key landmark cases.

After an afternoon of erudite discussion, the seminar ended with interesting and nuanced questions from the floor.

  • For more on a recent discussion of the new arrangement on interim measures click here

  • For tips on how to land your first arbitrators’ appointment from William Wong SC and Richard Leung JP click here 

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