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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?

The book looks into establishing jurisdiction not just in commercial matters, but also in matters such as family law and succession, and it analyses the difference of approach between civil and common law countries. The Introduction and Conclusion tease out similarities and differences in the approaches taken by the 15 Asian states with a view to assessing the extent to which those approaches are consistent with or different from each other.

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1. Introduction

Anselmo Reyes (Singapore International Commercial Court

Doshisha University, Japan) and Wilson Lui (Independent Researcher)

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 (Yamato University, Japan)

6. South Korea

Unho Lee (Kyushu University, Japan)

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 Kusumadra (Brawijaya University, Indonesia)

14. Thailand

Akawat Laowonsiri (Thammasat University, Thailand)

15. Sri Lanka

Ramesh Fernando (Junior Counsel)

16. India

Sai Ramani Garimella (South Asian University, India)

17. Conclusion

Anselmo Reyes (Singapore International Commercial Court

Doshisha University, Japan) and Wilson Lui (Independent Researcher)