The legislative history of the new Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance

Stephen David Mau

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Discusses the background to the Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance 2010, which entered into force on June 1, 2011. Outlines the proposals of the initial Bill, and examines the amendments made in response to the concerns raised during the deliberations of the Bills Committee. Evaluates: (1) the opt in/opt out rules for the Ordinance's transitional period under s.99; (2) the automatic opt-in rules provided by ss 100 and 101; and (3) the rule permitting the arbitrator to also serve as a mediator in respect of the same case with the parties' consent. Presents a table of destinations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)482-506
Number of pages25
JournalConstruction law journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Arbitration
  • Commercial arbitration
  • Hong Kong
  • Mediators


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