In a significant development for the region, Mainland China and Hong Kong have announced a bilateral arrangement by which the Chinese courts will now recognise and enforce interim measures in support of institutional arbitration seated in Hong Kong (the “Arrangement”). As China has no equivalent measures in place with any other non-Mainland jurisdictions, the Arrangement…

Under the current Chinese legal framework, while PRC Courts are granted exclusive power to grant interim relief measures in support of arbitration , there is lack of an express legal basis for Courts to do so in support of “off-shore” arbitrations. However, two recently released Chinese court cases seem to have broken the mold by…