By Paul Starr, James McKenzie and Nicholas Lee. King & Wood Mallesons’ Hong Kong office.
In the recently released “Report on Third Party Funding for Arbitration” (“Report”) the Law Reform Commission (“LRC”) has recommended that the Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609) be amended to permit third party funding in arbitration, mediation and litigation proceedings under the Arbitration Ordinance.
Though the reform still awaits passage through Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, should it go ahead it is likely to herald a flurry of activity in the funding space, with several funders having already set up shop in Hong Kong over the past 18 months in anticipation of the reform.
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