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International Commercial Arbitration in Hong Kong A Guide

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By Stephen D. Mau

November 2019

International Commercial Arbitration in Hong Kong: A Guide provides an essential introduction to commercial arbitration law and practices, focusing on Hong Kong as an example of a model law jurisdiction with a pro-arbitration stance. With the evolution and increasing popularity of dispute resolution in the international arena, one is no longer able to rely purely on knowledge of the local law and practices.

This timely book is written in simple English and clearly arranged in a step-by-step format. Newcomers to this legal field will find the principles covered in the book easy to understand. It begins with an overview of the various “Alternative Dispute Resolution” choices available in Hong Kong. The remainder of the book covers all the aspects that one needs to know about commercial arbitration, including the advantages and disadvantages of arbitration in general; the laws and rules; the appointment of a sole arbitrator or a tribunal; the arbitrator’s jurisdiction, duties, and authorities, and how they are defined within the Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609); the arbitration process; the contents of an arbitral award and the recognition and enforcement of the award; and cost-saving techniques in arbitration.

Experienced arbitrators and senior legal practitioners will also find International Commercial Arbitration in Hong Kong: A Guide to be a valuable reference on the various concepts and latest case precedents.


About the Author

Stephen D. Mau has more than twenty-five years of legal and business experience in the United States and Hong Kong. Before his retirement, he spent eleven years teaching in the Master of Science/Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution program in the Department of Building and Real Estate at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a HKMAAL-accredited mediator (general), and a RICS-accredited evaluative mediator. He has published articles in international arbitration journals in addition to four books with HKU Press.

Paperback 978-988-8528-23-3
HK$390 (Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and Taiwan only)
US$55 (Other Countries)
Hardback 978-988-8528-22-6
HK$750 (Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and Taiwan only)
US$95 (Other Countries)

Publisher: HKU Press


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