In our legal update "
Amendments to Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609)" dated 30
July 2013, we advised that the Arbitration (Amendment) Bill 2013
(Amendment Ordinance) was passed on 10 July 2013 and that, save and
except for the amendments governing the enforcement of Macau
arbitral awards, which were to commence on a day to be appointed by
the Secretary for Justice by notice published in the gazette, all
other amendments had come into operation on 19 July 2013.
In accordance with a notice published in the gazette on 7
October 2013, the Secretary for Justice announced that the
amendments governing the enforcement of Macau arbitral awards (see
legal update) in section 18 of the Amendment Ordinance and
other related amendments thereto shall come into operation on 16
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