This issue of Asian Dispute Review commences with a thought-provoking article by Toby Landau QC, adapted from
his Keynote Address delivered at Hong Kong International Arbitration Week in 2017. It explores the extent to which the
arbitration process is capable of shaping external events, particularly with regard to State conduct.
Sarah Grimmer takes readers on a journey highlighting HKIAC’s Tribunal Secretary Service, its success and key
milestones. Her article also addresses common concerns and offers insights into HKIAC’s statistics. This is followed by an article co-authored by Kate Parlett and Mark Tushingham which navigates important measures adopted by States in favour of regulation to protect the environment and how they are dealt with by investor-State arbitration.
The ‘In-house Counsel Focus’ article by John Scott QC, SC, JP discusses party non-participation and awards in
default of appearance, offering readers practical solutions.
The ‘Jurisdiction Focus’ article by Professor Arthur P Autea explores judicial restraint, interim relief, the finality of
arbitral awards and other interesting developments and case law in the Philippines.
This issue concludes with a book review by Dr Mariel Dimsey of UNCITRAL Arbitration by Jan Paulsson and Georgios Petrochilos. We will, as usual, return in January with a new issue and look forward to offering more insights and commentary on dispute resolution in Asia in 2019.