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
HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisation of CDR Spring Arbitration Symposium 2017.
CDR’s Spring Arbitration Symposium on 27 April 2017 will focus on current trends in the construction and engineering sectors, as well as looking at the shipping, energy and commodities sectors.
The Symposium also looks at the enforcement climate, with sessions on challenges to awards, as well as our popular session on ‘Ask The Arbitrators’, which, for 2017, will look at the issue of tribunal selection.
Other subjects include drafting the perfect dispute resolution clause, as well as the use of best practice in assessing evidence in international arbitration, while our session on tribunal secretaries considers whether they are a useful aide to modern arbitral practice.
HKIAC is a supporting organisation of the Women in Business Law Forum.
IFLR is pleased to host the fourth annual Women in Business Law Forum. Featuring some of Asia’s foremost legal practitioners, this interactive event examines best practices and innovation around mentoring, personal branding, work-life balance, diversity, and breaking the glass ceiling.
The event includes some of Asia’s leading women general counsel and private practice lawyers who will share their personal stories with the audience. Unlike many events that are aimed at only partner and general counsel level individuals, this event welcomes men and women at all levels of their career with an aim to provide an inclusive debate around building the talent pipeline and to promote the growth of diversity and inclusion initiatives in Asia.Read more
Dot Trademark TLD Holding Company Limited collaborates with Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) to jointly organize an IP seminar “Innovation in Protecting and Applying Trademark Rights Online” on April 26 (Wednesday) to celebrate the World Intellectual Property Day.
In the new era of the Internet, intellectual property rights are important to brand owners as it can protect their ideas, products and trade secrets. The seminar focuses on the current and future trends on trademark rights protection and dispute resolution mechanism in global domain name system.
Featuring 2 interactive panel sessions, speakers from different jurisdictions will address the common IP issues such as trademark and IP rights protection. New domain name trends in the Chinese market will also be discussed, including new gTLDs and future developments, providing participants an opportunity to obtain insights on recent IP rights protection trends as well as future IP outlook.Read more
HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisation of 3rd Annual Symposium for Arbitrators and Mediators.
The event is held by Indonesian Academy of Independent Mediators and Arbitrators (MedArbId) in Jakarta. Topics will include:
- The Rising Presence of Dispute Resolution Professionals in Indonesia and Asia Pacific Region
- The Role of National Courts in Assisting Parties throughout and beyond the Arbitration and Mediation Process
- Emerging Issues and Challenges in International Arbitration and How They May Affect Future Practice
- Trends and Technologies Likely to Impact the Practice of Mediation and Arbitration in the Future
HKIAC is a supporting organisation of Innoxcell Annual Symposium.
White Collar Crime and Regulatory compliance are the biggest immediate challenges affecting corporation and financial services in Asia. Digital innovation and the sophistication of white-collar crime continue to evolve. Regulators and corporation are actively seeking to collaboration to fight corruption and misconduct.
A new breed of providers is creating technology and solution to make compliance and investigation cheaper, simpler and more flexible.
Come join us on April 26th & 27th at W Hong Kong!Read more
HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisation of GTR Asia Trade & Supply Chain Finance Conference 2017.
Through its market-leading magazine, Global Trade Review (GTR) provides essential news and analysis for corporates, bankers, lawyers and insurers working in trade and commodity finance, export finance, syndicated loans and regulation. GTR’s conferences offer top-class content for the financial markets, with focused panel discussions, high-quality presentations and a host of well-regarded speakers. With an unparalled base of contacts and a wealth of industry experience, GTR is always first with the latest market news and trends.Read more
The Belt and Road Initiative aims to promote co-development and strengthen economic and trade ties among countries spanning different regions within Asia, Europe and Africa. Its objective is to enhance regional connectivity through infrastructure developments and other projects.
As "Asia's rising star" along the Belt and Road, the Philippines is a promising market for investors in various sectors such as transport and logistics, public utilities and energy, and is expected to benefit from this initiative.
Participants of the seminar will learn about investment under the Belt and Road Initiative. Participants will also receive insights from experts as to how to maximise such opportunities in the Philippines and ensure that their investments are well-protected. Risk management and options for dispute resolution will also be addressed.Read more
HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisation of CIArb Workshop : Costs in Arbitration Hong Kong 2017
CIArb’s Costs in Arbitration Workshop 2017 will deliver first-hand and practical insight into how arbitral tribunals approach the issues relating to costs in arbitration. Combining the expertise of leading law firms, a recognised arbitrator and an experienced funder, the workshop will offer a 360- degree view of the cost landscape with a focus on five main areas including costs of arbitration proceedings, practical costs budgeting.
Members of Users Council can take advantage of early bird rates until 10 March. Read more
HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisation of Vis East Cocktail Party。
In conjunction with the Willem Vis East Moot Competition, the KCAB and the SIDRC would like to invite all arbitrators to their networking session on Monday 27 March 2017.
The details are as follows:
Date & Time: 27th March, 7:00 pm
Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills (23/F Gloucester Tower, 15 Queen's Road Central)
Entrance Fee: Free of charge
RSVP: click here
We welcome you to HKIAC’s first arbitration clause negotiation workshop in the Philippines. 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 joint venture through its special purpose investment vehicle. The negotiation process will be visually displayed in real-time while a commentator will discuss takeaway points as the negotiation progresses. You should be able to walk away with a set of drafting techniques and bargaining tactics that you can use in real-life negotiations.Read more
HKIAC and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom are pleased to bring you this discussion on third party funding. In this presentation, His Honour Judge David Waksman QC, Judge in Charge of the London Mercantile Court, who also sits in the English Commercial Court, will offer some perspectives on litigation funding in arbitrations, particularly in the light of his decisions in Essar v Norscot (arbitrator's power to award funding costs against losing party) and Impact Funding v AIG (insurance cover for solicitor's liability to funder). He will also speak about the autonomy of arbitration and its relation to the development of the law.
The presentation will consist of a short lecture followed by a question and answer session moderated by Rory McAlpine of Skadden Arps and Kim Rooney, Chair of the Hong Kong Law Reform Commission’s Sub-committee on Third Party Funding for Arbitration Read more
Columbia Arbitration Day is set to take place on March 3, 2017, at Columbia Law School and is centered on the theme “Striking a Balance: Confronting Tensions in International Arbitration.” Throughout the day, there will be four different panels and a keynote address given by Carolyn Lamm of White & Case. More information is available on the CAD website (which will be further updated in the coming weeks), and practitioners can now register here.Read more
HKIAC is a supporting organisation of IFLR Asia M & A Forum.
The 12th annual IFLR Asia M&A Forum is returning to the Island Shangri-La Hong Kong on 1-2 March 2017 to discuss key trends on the Asia-Pacific M&A market.
Recent global and economic events have meant that dealmakers are taking a more cautious stance, and there continues to be an ever-growing focus on technology and anti-corruption policies. Against this backdrop, this forum will provide attendees with key developments, best practices and tips for navigating unique deal-making environments in the region. Read more
HKIAC is pleased to support the only event in Asia focused on successfully negotiating and renegotiating Long Term Gas Supply contracts! Bringing together a senior level audience of leading purchasers, suppliers, expert consultants and the most highly regarded lawyers in this area, attendees will benefit from the extensive learning and business development opportunities. This is an event that no one involved in the negotiation or renegotiations of LTG contracts can afford to miss.Read more
HKIAC is a supporting organisation of the Global Pound Conference.
Hosting more than 5,000 corporate and disputes professionals in a series of events spanning 40 cities across 31 countries, the Global Pound Conference aims to improve the resolution of commercial disputes in the 21st century.
Theme: SHAPE THE FUTURE OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION: GLOBAL POUND CONFERENCE HONG KONG
Using a unique interactive format, which has been dubbed the blueprint for future conferences, delegates from key stakeholder groups vote anonymously on standardised questions via a voting App, debated in real time by world class moderators and panellists. The data will be distilled into a global report and white paper, heralding a new era of dispute resolution.
HKIAC's Managing Counsel, Joe Liu will be speaking in the panel session : How can Dispute Resolution be improved? (Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges)
HKIAC is pleased to host the HK Practice Moot for the 10th Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court. The HK Practice Moot is the only Asian practice moot for the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot, providing teams in the Asia-Pacific region experience in the practice of investment arbitration in simulated arbitration hearings.
This year, HKIAC is also pleased to introduce the "HKIAC Capacity Building Scholarship (HKCBS)", a new initiative to promote the development of investment arbitration in Asia and to also build the next generation of arbitrators.Read more
For anyone who has faced these questions, we welcome you to HKIAC’s arbitration clause negotiation workshop. Four arbitration experts will engage in a mock negotiation of arbitration clauses to be included into three agreements concerning a Chinese private equity fund’s investment in a Chinese-foreign joint venture through an Indonesian company majority-owned by a Singaporean state-owned enterprise. The negotiation process will be visually displayed in real-time while a commentator will discuss takeaway points as the negotiation progresses. You should be able to walk away with a set of drafting techniques and bargaining tactics that you can use in real-life negotiations.Read more