Indemnity costs for unsuccessful challenge to an arbitration agreement

22 Jan 2016

The Hong Kong Court has clarified in a recent decision by Madam Justice Mimmie Chan in Chimbusco International Petroleum (Singapore) Limited v Fully Best Trading Limited [2015] HKEC 2573 that absent special circumstances, the costs to be borne in an unsuccessful challenge to an arbitration agreement should be ordered on an indemnity basis.

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