HKIAC announces 13 applications made to Mainland Courts for interim relief in HKIAC-administered arbitrations

More than four months have passed since the implementation of The Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitral Proceedings by the Courts of the Mainland and of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the "Arrangement"), which permits parties to Hong Kong-seated arbitrations to seek interim relief from Mainland courts (see our previously published briefing).

Since the inception of the Arrangement, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre ("HKIAC") has processed 13 applications by parties to HKIAC-administered arbitrations to preserve evidence or assets in Mainland China of an aggregate value of RMB 5.5 billion (approximately USD 798 million). Key highlights from these 13 applications will be discussed in this alert.

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