About the Webinar
The webinar will explore Emergency Arbitrator proceedings in Asia, with a focus on leading institutional arbitration rules and national arbitration laws in Hong Kong and Singapore. The webinar will also identify legal and strategic issues that parties should consider when deciding between Emergency Arbitrator proceedings and applying to national courts for interim relief.
- Emergency Arbitrator Mechanisms under Institutional Arbitration Rules (e.g., HKIAC, SIAC, ICC);
- Applicable test for grant of relief;
- Timing; and
- Available forms of relief (e.g. anti-suit injunctions).
- Treatment of Emergency Arbitrator decisions under the Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609) and the Singapore International Arbitration Act, including their enforceability.
- Legal and strategic advantages and disadvantages of Emergency Arbitrator proceedings compared to interim relief from national courts (e.g. availability of ex parte relief; interim relief that binds third parties; confidentiality; efficiency).
- Recent regional developments, including ‘Amazon’ Emergency Arbitrator decisions in Singapore and India.
- Future reforms:
- Availability of ‘preliminary orders’ and ex parte relief in Emergency Arbitrator proceedings; and
- Availability of Outcome-Related Success Fees for Emergency Arbitrator proceedings in Hong Kong.
About the Speaker
Senior Associate, Shearman & Sterling
Edward Taylor is a Senior Associate in the International Arbitration department of Shearman & Sterling’s Hong Kong office. He represents and advises companies, States and State-owned entities in commercial arbitration and investment treaty disputes. His practice includes disputes related to energy, oil and gas, infrastructure, telecommunications, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and real estate. He is dual-qualified in Hong Kong (solicitor) and England and Wales (solicitor advocate). He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (FHKIArb) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).