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The 5th FDI Moot Asia-Pacific Regional Rounds

HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisation of the 5th FDI Moot Asia-Pacific Regional Rounds.

The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB) is holding the 5th FDI Moot Asia-Pacific Regional Rounds with Center for International Legal Studies (CILS) and Seoul National University School of Law.

Increasing international investment, the proliferation of international investment treaties and contracts have contributed to the development of international law that defines obligations between host States and foreign investors and refers to internationalized arbitration procedures for resolving related disputes. The FDI Moot addresses such investment disputes.

The 2017 FDI Moot case considers how Mercuria, a State faced with a “greyscale” epidemic, has treated a foreign investor, patent-holder of the active ingredient in an effective greyscale treatment, by first breaching a supply agreement, which was the basis for the investor’s production facility investments in Mercuria, and failing to enforce the consequent arbitration award and by then granting a compulsory license to a state-owned manufacturer.

For any additional enquiries, please email fdimoot@kcab.or.kr

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09 Aug 2017 to 12 Aug 2017
Seoul

Adjudication Short Course

HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisation of this event.

With the introduction of Adjudication in the proposed Security of Payment Legislation in Hong Kong. Adjudication is set to become the "first-tier" dispute resolution method in construction contracts. This short course will provide an overview of Adjudication, the Adjudication process and its strength and weakness in resolving commercial disputes. The laws relating to Adjudication, the applicable Adjudication Rules as well as the use of Adjudication in Hong Kong and overseas will also be discussed.

Speaker: Dr Christopher To. Read more

07 Aug 2017 to 08 Aug 2017
Hong Kong

Risky business: political risk insurance in OBOR jurisdictions

HKIAC is pleased to host and support the International Law Lecture Series organised by CMS.

Investment in emerging markets along OBOR jurisdictions is risky, including within Asia. Some of the jurisdictions suffer from political instability, lack of security, regulation or infrastructure, the absence of a fair and impartial legal system, poor corporate governance and inconsistent adherence to the rule of law. These risks raise investment costs and may deter investment altogether. The World Bank Group, through its Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), has been navigating the complex world of political risk in Asia for decades, and has designed political risk insurance policies to hedge against these risks.Read more

12 Jul 2017
Hong Kong

[FULL-HOUSE]HKIAC Arbitration Clause Negotiation Workshop - Tokyo

[FULL-HOUSE]

If you wish to be put on the waiting list, please email us your name, title, organisation to events@hkiac.org. 

How do you secure the best possible arbitration agreement for your company or client, while bearing the business objectives in mind and making sure that the corporate policy is followed? What are the key drafting points you need to consider and what issues can you concede in return for more favourable terms in other parts of the arbitration clause?

We welcome you to HKIAC’s first arbitration clause negotiation workshop in the Japan on Wednesday, 5 July 2017 . The workshop will feature a mock negotiation over arbitration clauses to be included into two agreements concerning a Chinese private equity fund’s investment in a Chinese-foreign joint venture through a Japanese company that is majority-owned by a Singaporean state-owned enterprise. 

Date: 5 July 2017, Wednesday
Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Akasaka K-Tower, 2-7, Motoakasaka 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0051, Japan Read more

05 Jul 2017
Tokyo

Arbitration Masterclass Series

HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisation of this event.

Arbitration is a private judicial method of dispute resolution, with awards legally enforced. This Masterclass series MC1 - MC6 are six self-standing sessions, which provides a strong platform for understanding the laws and rules of Arbitration; composition of Arbitral Tribunal; pleadings and hearings; Award Making, recognition and enforcement of Awards based on the Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance (CAP. 609). 

The masterclass series on Arbitration will be held in June & July 2017. It will be conducted by Dr Christopher To.Read more

26 Jun 2017 to 12 Jul 2017
Hong Kong

Legal and Contracting Essentials for Belt and Road Infrastructure Projects

HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisation of this event.

Opportunity favours the prepared mind. It is a valuable and vital path for Hong Kong corporates and professionals to explore the full opportunities under the Belt and Road Initiative.

This Legal and Contracting Essentials for Belt and Road Infrastructure Projects Seminar, is co-organised by the Centre for Innovation in Construction and Infrastructure Development (CICID) of The University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Legal Training Institute (HKLTI), and the Alternative Disputes Resolution Committee of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE ADR Committee), for highly practical and insightful training focusing on common contracting issues facing construction professionals every day that bring about contractual disputes.Read more

16 Jun 2017
Hong Kong

The Quiet Triumph - How Arbitration Changed the World

HKIAC is pleased to host and support the following event.

Topics include Emergency Arbitration : From Recent Developments to Real Life Case Studies and Screening of the Quiet Triumpth - How Arbitration Changed the World.

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15 Jun 2017
Hong Kong

Frand or Foe? The future of patent licensing in Asia

China has been the world leader in patent applications for the past five years, receiving more than 1,100,000 in 2015 — more than the US and Japan combined.The country’s thirst for intellectual property is reshaping the global patent market via the emergence of patent hungry
state-owned entities and a burgeoning litigation environment. Following the NDRC’s landmark antirust ruling and penalty against Qualcomm in 2015, other regulatory agencies have initiated “copycat” investigations with an ever broader scope. The South Korean competition agency
followed up with even tougher penalties while Taiwanese and US antitrust enforcers have also launched probes of the chip-maker’s business model than threatens to have serious ramifications across the industry—Apple has launched billion dollar civil suits against Qualcomm in the US, the UK and China on the back of this enhanced regulatory scrutiny.

What does the future hold for those operating in this space? Hear from leading experts in the field as we analyze their future impact and discuss the demand for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to resolve issues arising from the licensing of standard-essential patents.

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07 Jun 2017
Hong Kong

[FULL-HOUSE]Spotlight on Sovereign Wealth Funds

Litigating banking and investment disputes under the spectre of corruption and bribery

Trillions of dollars are under management by sovereign wealth funds.

The Malaysian 1MDB corruption allegations have hit the headlines and major London litigation involving sovereign funds has included Libyan Investment Authority v Goldman Sachs in 2016, with LIA v SocGen upcoming in 2017. Cases such as KWL v UBS have exposed the corrosive effect of bribery of public officials. Banks around the world are under scrutiny in relation to investment relationships and also money-laundering allegations.

In this seminar chaired by Dr Michael Moser, Members of 20 Essex Street and HKIAC will explore this potent combination of corruption, investment and banking.Read more

06 Jun 2017
Hong Kong

Fraud & Asset Recovery Asia

HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisation of this event.

C5’s 3rd Annual conference on Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery in Hong Kong will provide you with the unique opportunity to benchmark and share experiences with leading global and regional civil fraud practitioners.

As well as educational content, the high seniority of attendees ensures excellent networking opportunities with key decision makers in practice areas where referral work is common.

Download the conference agenda: https://goo.gl/hvvNXF

Register online and quote the following code at registration to receive an exclusive 15% discount: D15-999-HKIA17. Read more

05 Jun 2017 to 06 Jun 2017
Hong Kong

HKIAC Arbitrator Training Series - Shanghai

HKIAC’s full-day arbitrator training will address everything you ever wanted to know about managing the arbitral process but did not know whom to ask and more. Experienced arbitrators will guide an animated exchange with attendees on the “tricky issues” and how to deal with them.Read more

02 Jun 2017
Shanghai

HKICS 18th Annual Corporate and Regulatory Update

HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisation of HKICS 18th Annual Corporate and Regulatory Update .

The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS) once again brings you prominent speakers from the regulatory bodies in Hong Kong: the Companies Registry, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, and the Securities and Futures Commission at its 18th Annual Corporate and Regulatory Update (ACRU 2017) on Friday, 2 June 2017. This annual signature event will provide first-hand knowledge of the latest corporate and regulatory developments as well as emerging trends from leading regulatory bodies.

For details and registration, please click here.

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02 Jun 2017
Hong Kong

SmartHK 2017

HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisation of SmartHK 2017, which is the annual largest flagship event organised by HKTDC on the Chinese mainland to promote the excellence of Hong Kong's services.

Under the Central Government's Belt and Road Initiative, the Fujian Province is designated as the core area of the "21st Century Maritime Silk Road". In addition to being the main starting point of the ancient maritime Silk Road, Fujian is also an important province in China for international trade and co-operation. With the establishment of the Fujian Free-Trade Zone and the strong presence of renowned enterprises and brands such as Anta (China) and Hengan Group, Fujian possesses a keen demand for a full range of business services at which Hong Kong excels.

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25 May 2017
Hong Kong

HKTDC Business Mission to Hangzhou/Fuzhou/Quanzhou

HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisation of HKTDC's Business Mission to Hangzhou/Fuzhou/Quanzhou.

Jointly organised by the HKTDC and the Departments of Commerce in Zhejiang and Fujian, the mission aims to connect HK service providers with over 1,000 representatives of mainland enterprises seeking for overseas investment and partnership opportunities.Read more

23 May 2017 to 26 May 2017
China

KLIAW 2017 - Redefining ADR : Asia & Beyond

HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisation of this event.

The Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre of Arbitration will be organising yet another big conference this year and this time it will be the Kuala Lumpur International ADR Week which is themed, Redefining ADR: Asia and Beyond.

The conference will address the complex issues raised in Alternative Dispute Resolution, with a particular focus on the Asian region and its formidable strength within the global arbitration industry. 25 speakers from all over the world will gather at the KLRCA and share their experience and thoughts in over 20 sessions and breakout sessions over 3 days at KLRCA, Bangunan Sulaiman.  Read more

15 May 2017 to 17 May 2017
Kuala Lumpur

Book Launch Reception - A Guide to the HKIAC Arbitration Rules

A Book Launch Reception will be held on 11 May 2017 to celebrate the launch of the "Guide to the HKIAC Arbitration Rules" by Michael Moser and Chiann Bao, published by Oxford University Press. 

This is the first detailed commentary on HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules providing practitioners with an insider's perspective on how the HKIAC Secretariat administers arbitration under these rules.

Venue: HKIAC, 38/F, Two Exchange Square, Central, Hong Kong

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm 

To RSVP, please email events@hkiac.org with your name,title and organisation. To view the flyer, please click here

 

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11 May 2017
Hong Kong

Russia - Hong Kong: Business and Legal Summit

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and the Russian Arbitration Association (RAA) are pleased to launch the inaugural “Russia – Hong Kong Business and Legal Summit”.
The aim of the Summit is to bring together thought-leaders from relevant business and legal groups to engage in high-level dialogue about the newly strengthened economic axis of trade between Russia and Asia and to discuss investment opporutnities and risks  between the two regions.Read more

11 May 2017
Hong Kong

HKIAC Tribunal Secretary Training Programme - Hong Kong

[FULLY BOOKED]

HKIAC is the first arbitral institution to offer a Tribunal Secretary Training Programme.  As an extension of HKIAC’s tribunal secretary service, the Programme trains the next generation of tribunal secretaries around the world. 

Join us for a two-day workshop featuring practical training by experienced tribunal secretaries, followed by a written exam and oral interview with members of the Senior Advisory Board. 
The programme is taught by an experienced faculty and overseen by a senior advisory board which includes eminent arbitrators from around the world.

If you wish to be added to the waiting list, please email us at events@hkiac.org together with your latest CV.

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08 May 2017 to 09 May 2017
Hong Kong

Cross-Sector Mediation Forum

Unbeknown to many accredited mediators in Hong Kong, different private sectors and institutional/special sectors have their own selection criteria in appointing a mediator. Among them are the Legal/ ADR, Corporate, Insurance and Construction fields from private sectors, and the Housing Authority, Financial Dispute Resolution Centre, Joint Mediation Helpline Office and HK Family Welfare Society from the institutional/ special sectors. It is amazing how they may differ in the characteristics they look for in a mediator and the ‘why’ and ‘what’ factors which may affect whom they choose and appoint.

In view of the above, key stakeholders and prominent leaders in this respect would share their invaluable insights into the topic at this Forum with mediators from various organizations. Details of the Forum are as follows:Read more

28 Apr 2017
Hong Kong

HKIAC仲裁条款谈判演习会

设想您是一名公司法务、仲裁律师或项目律师,下午6:30收到公司管理层或客户的电话,要求在合同签订前的最后几小时内敲定一份仲裁协议。您将如何在有限的时间内为您的公司或客户争取最有利的仲裁条款?在谈判过程中,哪些是需要考虑的重点,仲裁条款的哪些部分可以让步从而换取其他更有利的条款?
 
如果您曾经面临过上述问题,我们欢迎您参加HKIAC 联合昆明市律师协会和八谦律师集团在昆明举办的仲裁条款谈判演习会。会上将由两家公司的代表现场模拟谈判两份仲裁协议,由资深评论员讲解谈判过程和分享谈判要点。您将获得的,是实用的谈判技巧和策略。Read more

28 Apr 2017
Kunming

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