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This issue of Asian Dispute Review commences with an article based on the 2019 Kaplan Lecture delivered in
Hong Kong by the Rt Hon Beverley McLachlin, who provides a judicial perspective on the relationship between
arbitration and the rule of law, and where it is headed. Teresa Cheng then discusses interim measures of protection
in international arbitration and how cross-jurisdictional arrangements may serve as an ‘interim stopgap measure’ for
less developed arbitral jurisdictions. Her article is based on the 2019 Hong Kong Vis East Moot Annual Lecture.
These are followed by an article in which Olga Boltenko, Howard Chan and Wong Zi Wei survey the regimes for
setting aside jurisdictional findings and applying for the ad hoc admission of counsel in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Anton Asoskov then examines the role of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre as a Permanent Arbitral
Institution in Russia-related international arbitrations.
The ‘In-House Counsel Focus’ article by Karl Hennessee considers recent developments in settlement in arbitration,
including the role of arbitrators in actively promoting settlement. In his ‘Jurisdiction Focus’ article, Konstantin
Voropaev offers insights into arbitration law reforms enacted in Kazakhstan in 2019 and dispute resolution at the
Astana International Financial Centre.
This issue concludes with Robert Morgan’s book review of Arbitration in Malaysia: A Commentary on the Malaysian
Arbitration Act by Thayananthan Baskaran.
In other news, we would like to extend a warm welcome to Shaylla Shabir, who has
joined the editorial team as an Editorial Assistant.
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