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来源:香港国际仲裁中心HKIAC 发布日期:2019-10-16 10:36:12 浏览量:1335

自《关于内地与香港特别行政区法院就仲裁程序相互协助保全的安排》(下称“《安排》”)于2019年10月1日生效以来,香港国际仲裁中心(下称“HKIAC”)已受理了五例仲裁保全申请。


该五例申请均是由HKIAC依据其机构仲裁规则管理,并以香港为仲裁地所正在进行的仲裁程序。并且在上述涉及保全的案件中,申请人均向内地人民法院提出了财产保全的单方申请。在受理申请的过程中,HKIAC负责出具函件用以证明该案件已被HKIAC受理并且由其转递至有关内地人民法院。申请人同时也可根据最高人民法院于2019年9月26日发布的有关《安排》的解释及适用,将保全申请书连同仲裁机构的转递函自行提交给相关内地人民法院。


在这五份仲裁保全申请中,其中一份已于2019年10月8日获得上海海事法院的支持。该案申请人于2019年10月1日向HKIAC提交了仲裁保全申请,HKIAC在收到申请的次日,即10月2日便出具了证明函。其余四份申请仍在处理的过程中。


为协助当事人根据《安排》申请仲裁保全,HKIAC要求申请人提供以下文件和信息以便于尽快出具证明函:

    1. 根据《安排》的规定向HKIAC提交出具证明函的书面申请;

    2. 向有关内地人民法院申请保全的保全申请书副本及相关证明材料;

    3. HKIAC所需的其他文件。


对于仲裁地在香港且由香港国际仲裁中心机构仲裁规则管理的仲裁案件,HKIAC在出具上述证明函时不收取额外费用。HKIAC将会进一步公布如何协助当事人根据《安排》申请仲裁保全程序的指南。


香港律政司司长郑若骅女士,资深大律师、金紫荆勋章获得者、太平绅士表示:“我很高兴看到由HKIAC管理的仲裁案件的当事人能第一时间利用该《安排》寻求内地人民法院的协助且该申请程序如此高效。该《安排》的成功实施需要依靠法院、适格仲裁机构及当事人的共同努力。我希望该《安排》将持续发挥作用。”


HKIAC秘书长Sarah Grimmer表示:“我们已经看到该《安排》所产生的积极效应——在刚刚生效的十天内已收到五份申请,并且其中一项法院已裁定授予保全。这一发展的重要性不容小觑。”


News Alert

HKIAC Receives Five Applications under Hong Kong-Mainland Arrangement on Interim Measures


The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre ("HKIAC") has received five applications for interim measures since the Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitral Proceedings by the Courts of the Mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the "Arrangement") came into force on 1 October 2019.


All five applications were made in ongoing arbitrations seated in Hong Kong and administered by HKIAC under its Administered Arbitration Rules. In each of these cases, the applicant sought an ex parte order from the relevant Mainland Chinese court to preserve assets on the Mainland. In each case, HKIAC issued a letter to confirm acceptance of the case and to transfer the application to the relevant Mainland court and the applicant then submitted its application together with HKIAC's letter to the relevant court directly pursuant to the Interpretation and Application of the Arrangement dated 26 September 2019.


Out of the five applications, one was granted by the Shanghai Maritime Court on 8 October 2019. In that case, the application was submitted to HKIAC on 1 October 2019 and HKIAC issued its letter on 2 October 2019. The other four applications remain pending.


In order to issue a letter to facilitate an application under the Arrangement, HKIAC requires the applicant to provide the following information and documents:

  1. a request for a letter from HKIAC under the Arrangement; 

  2. a copy of the application to the relevant Mainland court and its supporting materials; and

  3. any other documents required by HKIAC.


HKIAC does not charge a fee for issuing a letter listed at item 1 above in an HKIAC-administered arbitration seated in Hong Kong. HKIAC intends to publish further guidance regarding the procedure for assisting a party in submitting an application under the Arrangement.


Teresa Cheng, GBS, SC, JP, Secretary for Justice of Hong Kong, comments that "I am pleased to see that parties to HKIAC administered arbitrations in Hong Kong are quick to take advantage of the Arrangement to seek assistance from the Mainland courts and how efficient the process has been. The successful implementation of the Arrangement requires efforts of the courts, qualified arbitral institutions and parties. I am hopeful that the Arrangement will continue to work well."


Sarah GrimmerSecretary-General of HKIAC, comments that, "we have seen the positive impact of the Arrangement immediately with five applications within the first ten days of the Arrangement coming into force, one of which has already resulted in the granting of the order sought. The importance of this development cannot be overstated."



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