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At present, Hong Kong lawyers are prohibited from charging outcome related fee in arbitration. Lawyers in some jurisdictions could offer flexible fee structures to clients in arbitration.

In view of Hong Kong being a leading centre for arbitration services in the Asia-Pacific region, the Commission sees the value in studying this topic for arbitration.

A sub-committee was thus established in October 2019 to review the current position relating to outcome related fee structures for arbitration, consider whether reform is needed to the relevant law and regulatory framework and, if so, make such recommendations for reform as appropriate.

The Sub-committee’s secretary is Ms Kitty Fung, Senior Government Counsel.

If you wish to obtain further information on this project, please write to the Secretary of the Law Reform Commission by fax, post or email.

The Commission's offices are at:

4/F, East Wing, Justice Place,
18 Lower Albert Road,
Central, Hong Kong.

Telephone: (852) 3918 4097
Fax: (852) 3918 4096