Asia, Arbitration And Third Party Funding

HK skyline.jpgHistorically, third party funding has been prohibited in many Asian jurisdictions, including the busy litigation markets of Hong Kong and Singapore. However, recent changes to regulations on third party funding in both jurisdictions are likely to be a further boost to┬áthe region, which has already become popular destination for arbitration – overtaking many traditional┬ácompetitors. Continue reading

Ask An Expert: Eric Chang

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Eric Z. Chang, Founder and Principal of LA-based Chang Law, speaks about key topics in international arbitration and the future of dispute resolution.

What is your current role in dispute resolution?

As counsel, I am a provider of dispute resolution. Although I act primarily in a counsel role, as with many practitioners in the international arbitration community, I also accept appointments as arbitrator.

My particular focus is on commercial international arbitration, and investor-state arbitration. I specialised in international arbitration because it is the pre-eminent dispute resolution mechanism in international transactions and international investment. International arbitration borrows from both civil law and common law concepts and practices, and clients from different legal systems also have different concepts of how dispute resolutions should be resolved.

I decided early on to focus my career from an international angle, and I hold law degrees from the United States and France, and have qualified in both legal systems (California, New York, Paris). My background thus lends itself to an international practice and, specifically, the hybrid nature of international arbitration. Continue reading