Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2019

30 November 2018

DVC is delighted to lift the lid on the latest rankings from Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific  2019 for 12 of our Silks and 10 of our Juniors. With a robust representation in Commercial Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property and Family Law, we also welcome newcomers John Hui, Sabrina Ho, and Justin Lam this year. Congratulations to all of them. Find out who made the cut here: Click here to read more

DVC’s Look-Chan Ho and Maples & Calder partner, Aisling Dwyer recently moderated the GRR Live Event in Hong Kong. The event featured The Hon. Mr. Justice Harris as keynote speaker on mutual recognition and pushback on Singapore moratoriums

23 November 2018

(This article first appeared on the GRR Live website and was authored by GRR’s Deputy Editor, Douglas Thompson. It is reproduced with the GRR’s kind permission.) Opening this year’s GRR Live Hong Kong, the Judge in charge of Hong Kong’s company and insolvency portfolio, Mr Justice Jonathan Harris, has called for a mutual recognition protocol for insolvency orders between mainland Chinese courts and their Hong Kong counterparts, and raised scepticism... Click here to read more

New Pilot Scheme for Private Adjudication

20 November 2018

DVC's Head of Chambers, John Scott QC, SC, JP,  Mairéad Rattigan and Frances Irving are currently working on a new groundbreaking procedure in Hong Kong to enable private Adjudication of Financial Disputes in Matrimonial and Family disputes, assisted by training from UK experts. The Pilot scheme will seek to take this type of dispute out of the courts and into private adjudicators' hands, whilst maintaining Court Supervision of the process. Click here to read more

The Power and Pitfalls of a shifting IP landscape in Hong Kong

15 November 2018

(This article provides a summary of an invited Q&A interview with DVC’s Benny Lo as it appeared in the September 2018 issue of Asia IP.)  In a recent Q&A interview published by Asia IP, Benny Lo provided a compass for the conversation on recent changes relating to IP protection and dispute resolution in Hong Kong.  Benny began by outlining two key composites that will impact the IP protection backbone over... Click here to read more

Welcome to DVC’s 4th Edition of A Word of Counsel

01 November 2018

Take a look inside for an overview of recent developments in the company, insolvency, arbitration and competition spheres. As we prepare to wrap up 2018, you will also find a slew of exciting Announcements and Event write ups involving many of DVC's members.  Click here to read more

Using AI in IA (International Arbitration)

31 October 2018

How has technology created a paradigm shift in the way we resolve disputes - and how does AI specifically impact international arbitration?  DVC's Benny Lo drills down and considers various themes that emerge around this issue.   Disruptive technologies fundamentally challenge the way we do things; they can shake up an industry and beat out established competitors.  We have seen examples of this with Uber disrupting conventional taxi services, language apps... Click here to read more

Arbitration Week: The Interaction between Arbitration and Insolvency Law

30 October 2018

Look-Chan Ho spoke at an HK Arbitration Week event today hosted by HFW entitled “The Interaction between Arbitration and Insolvency Law”. The other panellists were Ben Bury (Holman Fenwick Willan), Damien McDonald (Fangda), Damian Honey (Holman Fenwick Willian), Charlie Morris (Woodsford Ligation Funding) and Damien Whitehead (Ashurst). The panel discussed the funding of claims in an insolvency context and how arbitration could intersect with the various stages of an insolvency situation,... Click here to read more

Intellectual Property Infringement Arbitration Theme Forum in Shanghai

25 October 2018

DVC's Deputy Head of Chambers, Winnie Tam SC, JP spoke at the engaging and well-attended Intellectual Property Infringement Arbitration Theme Forum held in Shanghai on 24 October. The Forum was sponsored by the Shanghai Institute of Intellectual Property, co-organised by the Shanghai Copyright Association, Free Trade Zone Intellectual Property Association, and the Pudong New Area Professional Institutions Association.  Please view the link below to read more about the nuanced perspectives... Click here to read more

2nd Annual Global Restructuring Review

18 October 2018

DVC's Look Chan Ho will join  standout  specialists in the insolvency and restructuring field as they consider PRC restructuring law at the GRR Live which will take place on Tuesday 6 November at Town House. Click here for more information     Click here to read more

Superwomen in Intellectual Property

05 October 2018

Join leading IP practitioners including DVC's Winnie Tam SC, JP as they discuss myriad challenges on the IP horizon and their pathways to success on the IP front in "Superwomen in Intellectual Property: A Sharing Session"  on 25 October as part of @Hong Kong University's 50th anniversary celebrations.   Click here to read more