The Legal Framework for Arbitration in Hong Kong

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: Yes.
  • Legal Provisions: Arbitration Ordinance (Chap. 609), in force since 1 June 2011.English version of the Ordinance is available on the Hong Kong e-Legislation website.

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 1 July 1997; The territorial application of Convention as signed and ratified by the People's Republic of China extends to Hong Kong as its Special Administrative Region) reservations: reciprocity; commercial disputes;
  • European Convention: No.
  • ICSID Convention: Yes (as an Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China)
  • Energy Charter Treaty: The People's Republic of China is an observer by invitation.

Arbitral Institutions


Last updated July 2017