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A Guide to the HKIAC Arbitration Rules

Michael Moser, Chiann Bao


This book provides a detailed commentary on the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) Administered Arbitration Rules providing practitioners with an insider’s perspective on how the HKIAC Secretariat administers arbitrations under these rules. HKIAC is one of the world’s most sophisticated arbitration institutions, which established a set of Administered Arbitration Rules in 2008. Since then, HKIAC has enjoyed a continued yearly growth in cases. In 2015, HKIAC saw a record number of arbitration cases in 2012. This guide makes reference to the Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance as well as drawing comparisons with other institutional rules and the UNCITRAL Model Rules to emphasize key issues to consider when drafting an arbitral clause or strategizing over the conduct of an arbitration. As well as offering an insider’s perspective it provides examples of anonymous cases handled at the HKIAC, and a discussion on various issues arising from arbitrations involving mainland parties or enforcing arbitration awards in mainland China. The book not only draws from seven years’ experience administering arbitrations under the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules (2008) but highlights the various changes made in the revised Rules that came into effect in November 2013 benefiting from privileged access. The book begins with an introduction to the HKIAC, including a history with statistics and details of other services provided by the HKIAC itself. The commentary then goes on to examine each article in depth. Relevant supporting documents are appended including Recommended HKIAC Arbitration Clauses, HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules (2013), UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 2010, and the Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance.

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Michael Moser, author

Chiann Bao, author

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