A recent article in the Financial Times, titled “Companies consider writing Hong Kong out of legal contracts” has caused a stir in the Hong Kong legal industry.
The article quoted senior lawyers from 10 large law firms in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore, stating that companies from the United States and Japan were concerned mainland Chinese policies would jeopardise Hong Kong’s rule of law. Thus, they considered switching their choice for seat of arbitration from Hong Kong to Singapore in their…


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