The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review 2021

The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review 2021

Pages: 110

ISBN: 978-1-83862-249-7

  • £200.00


Across 17 chapters and 112 pages, The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review 2021 offers an invaluable retrospective.

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, Singapore and Vietnam. It also has overviews of construction and infrastructure disputes in the region (and how to avoid them), investment treaty arbitration (particularly its relevance to the Belt and Road Initiative), the impact of covid-19 on the art of damages calculation, and third-party funding.

Among the nuggets it contains:

  • the common mistakes that contractors make when allocating risk in contracts and how to avoid them;
    a groundbreaking year for international arbitrations in Korea;
  • the vogue among Asian states for including appeal mechanisms in their ISDS;
  • how China’s government has managed to open up the mainland market to institutions such as the ICC, without having to amend the national arbitration law;
  • the end of natural-justice based challenges to awards in Singapore; and
  • a handy table showing the position of third-party funding in eight Asian states.

Published: June 2020



  • Arbitration of intellectual property and licensing disputes
    Craig I Celniker, David Hambrick, Sarah Thomas, Daniel Steel, Cheryl Zhu and Janelle Hyun
    Morrison & Foerster
  • Arbitration in mainland China’s free trade zones aiming to match international standards
    Shanghai International Economic Trade Arbitration Commission (Shanghai International Arbitration Centre)
  • Disputes in construction and infrastructure projects
    Craig Shepherd, Daniel Waldek and Mitchell Dearness
    Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Innovation in progress – developments in Korea after the launch of KCAB INTERNATIONAL
    Sue Hyun Lim
  • Investment Treaty Arbitration in the Asia-Pacific
    Tony Dymond, Z J Jennifer Lim and Cameron Sim
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Serving the Maritime Ecosystem
    Punit Oza
    Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration
  • Covid-19 – the economic fallouty and the effect on damages claims
    Oliver Watts
    FTI Consulting
  • The rise of arbitration in the Asia-Pacific
    Andre Yeap SC and Kelvin Poon
    Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
  • Third-party funding in the Asia-Pacific region
    Gitanjali Bajaj, Ernest Yang and Queenie Chan
    DLA Piper

Country chapters:

  • Australia 
    Frank Bannon, Dale Brackin, Steve O’Reilly and Clive Luck
    Clayton Utz
  • China
    Zhang Shouzhi, Huang Tao and Xiong Yan
    King & Wood Mallesons
  • Hong Kong
    Peter Yuen, Olga Boltenko and Matthew Townsend
    Fangda Partners
  • India 
    Naresh Thacker and Mihika Jalan
    Economic Laws Practice
  • Japan 
    Yoshimi Ohara
    Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
  • Korea
    Beomsu Kim, Young Suk Park and Jae Hyuk Chang
    KL Partners
  • Malaysia 
    Andre Yeap SC and Avinash Pradhan
    Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
  • 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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