International Commercial Arbitration in Hong Kong

A Guide


Stephen D. Mau

ISBN : 978-988-8528-22-6


October 2019

300 pages, 6″ x 9″

  • HK$750.00
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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.

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.

“Dr. Stephen Mau’s reference book provides invaluable expert guidance on international commercial arbitration and other ADR mechanisms in Hong Kong. The book offers in-depth practical as well as theoretical analysis of the main features associated with Hong Kong’s international commercial arbitration market. It should be of great use not only to professionals and academics in the field of international arbitration, but also to anyone interested in learning about out-of-court dispute resolution in Hong Kong.” —Professor Dr. Nayla Comair-Obeid, former president, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

“This book provides a simple yet comprehensive framework of conducting an arbitration with the essential elements that are crucial in managing a dispute within the jurisdictional context of Hong Kong. The book is written in a way all readers, such as students, lawyers, arbitration practitioners, and academics, will find the contents to be current, precise, easy to follow, and above all, a pleasure to read.” —Dr. Christopher To, barrister-at-law, Gilt Chambers