This issue of Asian Dispute Review commences with Matthew Townsend, Jonathan Tsang and Anand Tiwari’s article on the lessons for crypto-asset trading platforms on arbitration in the APAC Region. A commentary by Thomas R Snider follows on Dubai Decree No 34 of 2021 concerning the Dubai International Arbitration Centre which has resulted in a consolidation of arbitral institutions in the emirate. Taivankhuu Altangerel then discusses the gap between the Civil Procedure Law and the Arbitration Law of Mongolia in failing to address a right of appeal in relation to applications to recognise foreign arbitral awards. Next, Ian Cocking and Priscillia Lam describe the state of play for statutory adjudication in the Hong Kong construction industry as Hong Kong gears up for discussion in the Legislative Council of the draft of the Security of Payment Bill in the fourth quarter of 2023.
For the In-house Counsel Focus article, Jennifer Wu, Cynthia Chan and Jane Ng discuss the various ways in which Hong Kong-seated and non-Hong Kong awards can be challenged before the Hong Kong courts. This is followed by the Jurisdiction Focus article, in which Shreya Gupta, Juhi Gupta and Pratik Singhvi provide an overview of the legislative framework of arbitration in India, along with recent judicial developments.
Edward Alder then reviews Navin Ahuja's book Taming the Guerrilla in International Commercial Arbitration: Levelling the Playing Field. This issue concludes with the News section written by Robert Morgan.
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