The IBA Annual Litigation Forum 2016 took place in San Francisco from 27th-29th April 2016. Gall was one of the sponsors of this leading event presented by the IBA Litigation Committee and the IBA Corporate Counsel Forum and supported by the IBA North American Regional Forum.
Gall was proud and delighted to be one of the sponsors at this year’s YDA (Youth Diabetes Action) Spring Fling, the YDA’s annual fundraiser to support children in Hong Kong suffering from diabetes. The theme for the night was “Le Grand Tour”, a night of car racing, music and an inspirational talk by racing car driver Dan Wells. The event was help to raise funds for equipment for the YDA’s newly purchased Centre of Excellence.
In a judgment delivered on 4 March 2016 the Hong Kong CFI has ruled that the court need only be satisfied on a prima facie basis that a valid arbitration agreement applies, in order to stay court proceedings. The case in question is Bluegold Investment Holdings Limited v Kwan Chun Fun Calvin [HCA 1492/2015].The decision confirms Hong Kong’s position as an attractive seat for international arbitration and highlights the importance of ensuring consistency across suites of documents.