- Court stays proceedings as tortious claims fall within arbitration clause (Gossip Daily v Next Media Magazines)
- What are the practical implications of the judgment?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
Arbitration analysis: Jonathan Wong, counsel, and Dr Peter H Chang, knowledge lawyer, at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, examine an interim decision of the Hong Kong Court of first instance that both the contractual and tortious claims brought before it by the plaintiff fell within an arbitration clause in a sale and purchase agreement between the plaintiff and the defendants—therefore the court proceedings would be stayed in favour of pending arbitration proceedings, which had been commenced by the defendants.
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