Arbitration (Amendment) Ordinance 2017

The Arbitration (Amendment) Bill 2016 was passed by the Legislative Council on 14 July 2017 and the Amendment Ordinance was gazetted on 23 June 2017.

The Amendment Ordinance amends the Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609) to clarify the arbitrability of disputes over intellectual property rights ("IPR"). It also updates the Schedule to the Arbitration (Parties to New York Convention) Order (Cap. 609 sub. Leg. A) as regards the list of contracting parties to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards done at New York on 10 June 1958. 

A soft copy of Amendment Ordinance is available at: