Duelling dragons - the Asia disputes outlook
04 October 2016 09:30
by Matthew Field
Hong Kong remains Asia's disputes capital but Singapore continues to close the gap with sustained investment attracting more litigation and arbitration work
For so long the epicentre of dispute resolution in Asia, events have conspired in recent history to undermine Hong Kong's status. Two years ago, hundreds of members of the judiciary led a silent march in response to a diktat from Beijing challenging the judicial independence of Hong Kong from the mainland. It was the start of what became known as the 'umbrella movement' protests.