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New Arrival Direct Jurisdiction

Direct Jurisdiction

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  • Publisher: Hart Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781509936427
  • Published In: September 2021
  • Format: Hardback , 416 pages
  • Jurisdiction: International ? Disclaimer:
    Countri(es) stated herein are used as reference only

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    The second thematic volume in the series Studies in Private International Law – Asia looks into direct jurisdiction, that is, the situations in which the courts of 15 key Asian states (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and India) are prepared to hear a case involving cross-border elements. For instance, where parties are habitually resident abroad and a dispute has only some, little or no connection with an Asian state, will the courts of that state accept jurisdiction and hear the case and (if so) on what conditions? More specifically, the book's chapters explore the circumstances in which different Asian states assume or decline jurisdiction not just in commercial matters, but also in other types of action (such as family, consumer and employment disputes).

    The Introduction defines terminology and identifies similarities in the approaches to direct jurisdiction taken by the 15 Asian states in civil and commercial litigation. Taking its cue from this, the Conclusion assesses whether there should be a multilateral convention or soft law instrument articulating principles of direct jurisdiction for Asia. The Conclusion also discusses possible trajectories that Asian states may be taking in respect of direct jurisdiction in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the political tensions currently besetting the world. The book suggests that enacting suitable rules of direct jurisdiction requires an Asian state to strike a delicate balance between affording certainty and protecting its nationals. At heart, direct jurisdiction involves sometimes difficult policy considerations and is not just about drawing up lists of jurisdictional grounds and exceptions to them.

  • 1. Introduction
    Wilson Lui (Independent Researcher) and Anselmo Reyes (Singapore International Commercial Court; Doshisha University, Japan)

    2. China
    Zhengyi Zhang (Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, China) and Jianping Shi (Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, China)

    3. Hong Kong
    James YP Wong (Dentons Hong Kong LLP)

    4. Taiwan
    Fuldien Li (Chinese Culture University, Taiwan) and Rong-Chwan Chen (National Taipei University, Taiwan)

    5. Japan
    Kazuaki Nishioka (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

    6. South Korea
    Sungjae Chun (Jipyong LLC, South Korea)

    7. Singapore
    Wilson Lui (Independent Researcher)

    8. Malaysia
    Nitin V Nadkarni (Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill, Malaysia) and Wai Fung Teh (Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill, Malaysia)

    9. Vietnam
    Nguyen Trinh (Hue University, Vietnam)

    10. Cambodia
    Nobumichi Teramura (Bun & Associates, Cambodia; University of Sydney, Australia)

    11. Myanmar
    Zaw Thura (Union of Myanmar)

    12. The Philippines
    Arvin Kristopher A Razon (De La Salle University, Philippines), Jocelyn P Cruz (De La Salle University, Philippines) and Justin DJ Sucgang (De La Salle University, Philippines)

    13. Indonesia
    Afifah Kusumadara (Brawijaya University, Indonesia)

    14. Thailand
    Akawat Laowonsiri (Thammasat University, Thailand)

    15. Sri Lanka
    Ramesh Fernando (Chambers of Mr Geoffrey Alagaratnam PC, Sri Lanka)

    16. India
    Sai Ramani Garimella (South Asian University, India; University of Johannesburg, South Africa)

    17. Conclusion
    Anselmo Reyes (Singapore International Commercial Court; Doshisha University, Japan) and Wilson Lui (Independent Researcher)

     

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