The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review 2020

The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review 2020

Pages: 126

ISBN: 978-1-78915-094-0

  • £200.00


Across 16 chapters spanning 128 pages, this edition provides an invaluable retrospective, executed by 34 leading figures. All contributors are vetted for their standing and knowledge before being invited to take part.

Together, our contributors capture and interpret the most substantial recent international arbitration events of the year just gone, with footnotes and relevant statistics. Other articles provide valuable background so that you can get up to speed quickly on the essentials of a particular country as a seat.

This edition covers Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam, has overviews of developments in energy arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, and enforcement, and includes a discussion of the pros and cons of discounted cash-flow as a method of valuing a growth business. Among the nuggets it contains:

  • a description of how China has extended its reporting system – whereby lower courts must notify the Supreme People’s Court before taking decisions that may affect awards or arbitrations – to include domestic cases;
  • statistics showing a boom in arbitration in Vietnam, plus a review of the most recent cases on annulment and enforcement;
  • a full review of all the significant court decisions from Indian in the past year;
  • how Malaysia has made it easier for foreign counsel to appear in international arbitrations there; and
  • remarkable statistics from Korea showing the growth of international cases at the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board and the extent of the government’s development plans.

The review also looks to answer speculative questions facing arbitration in the Asia-Pacific. The retrospective on the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre on the occasion of the HKIAC’s 35th birthday answers ‘will Hong Kong will be seen as neutral territory vis-à-vis the mainland in the future?’, while ‘DCF – gold standard or fool’s gold?’ questions how arbitrators might attempt to value Spotify Technology were it expropriated by Sweden.

Published: June 2019



  • DCF: Gold Standard or Fool’s Gold?  
    • Montek Mayal and Alex Davie, FTI Consulting
  • Distinction and Connection: Hong Kong and Mainland China, a View from the HKIAC
    • Sarah Grimmer, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
  • International arbitration developments during the second decade of the Pacific century
    • Wesley Pang, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
  • Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in the Asia-Pacific
    • Andre Yeap SC and Kelvin Poon, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
  • Financial Arbitration in China: Actuality and Development
    • Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (Shanghai International Arbitration Center
  • Investment treaty arbitration in the Asia-Pacific 
    • Tony Dymond and Z J Jennifer Lim, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Oil and gas arbitration in the Asia-Pacific region 
    • Duncan Speller, Jonathan Lim and Justin Li, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration
    • Shi Yan Lee, Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration

Country chapters:

  • Australia 
    • Doug Jones, Frank Bannon, Dale Brackin, Steve O’Reilly and Clive Luck, Clayton Utz
  • China
    • Zhang Shouzhi, Huang Tao and Xiong Yan, King & Wood Mallesons
  • India 
    • Naresh Thacker and Mihika Jalan, Economic Laws Practice
  • Japan 
    • Yoshimi Ohara, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
  • Korea
    • Beomsu Kim, Young Suk Park and Keewoong Lee, KL Partners
  • Malaysia 
    • Andre Yeap SC and Avinash Pradhan, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
  • Philippines
    • Jan Vincent S Soliven and Camille Ross G Parpan, Desierto & Desierto Law
  • Singapore 
    • Alvin Yeo, Chou Sean Yu and Lim Wei Lee, WongPartnership LLP
  • Vietnam
    • Nguyen Ngoc Minh, Nguyen Thi Thu Trang
      and Nguyen Thi Mai Anh, Dzungsrt & Associates LLC


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