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O’Melveny’s Yeoh Quoted in Asian Legal Business Article Discussing Arb-Med in Hong Kong

April 19, 2012

O’Melveny & Myers LLP partner Friven Yeoh was quoted in the Asian Legal Business article “Sowing Seeds,” discussing a Hong Kong court of appeal judgment from last December that has now cast a spotlight onto arb-med, a dispute resolution approach routinely used in China and Japan, but has never been utilized in Hong Kong. In the article, featured in the April 2012 issue, Yeoh is cautiously optimistic, commenting: “I am certainly personally open to it if the ground rules are set right. We have seen it work in China; a lot of cases get settled through arb-med. So i don’t see why it can’t happen out here in Hong Kong.” However, Yeoh noted it is “crucial, though, that parties enter the process with open eyes and reasonable expectations, and that an ‘experienced and astute’ arbitrator or mediator be involved.” Yeoh is a member of O’Melveny’s Business Trial and Litigation Practice and resides in the Firm’s Hong Kong office.