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Arbitration and the need for speed

HKIAC is pleased to be a co-organiser of this event.

Efficiency is always a factor to consider when choosing a dispute resolution mechanism in commercial contracts. At the seminar, we will take a look at the practical effects of increased speed in arbitration. We will also explore whether fast track arbitration is approaching the limits of due process – how much can an arbitration be expedited whilst still protecting the parties’ right to present their case?

We are delighted to invite lawyers practising in commercial dispute resolution to a highly relevant seminar on arbitration and efficiency.

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12 Oct 2017


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

The Centre for Advanced Research and Training in Arbitration Law ("CARTAL") at National Law University, Jodhpur endeavours to further academic research and study in the field of arbitration and dispute resolution. In line with its objectives, the Centre proposes to organize the "2nd CARTAL Conference on International Arbitration, 2017" ("Conference").

The theme of the 2nd Annual International Arbitration Conference is “Looking East: Arbitration in the Asian Age”. The main aim of the Conference is to study the differing success seen by various regions in Asia in adapting to the practice of international arbitration.

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30 Sep 2017 to 01 Oct 2017

The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB) Annual Banking Conference 2017

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

With the theme “Changing World, Reshaping Priorities”, this year's conference will look at how the industry can achieve better operational efficiency and profitability by reshaping their priorities, trying new business models and better leverage technologies against the backdrop of shifting geopolitical landscape, economical policies and customers’ preferences.Read more

29 Sep 2017
Hong Kong

Chasing the Money: Part One Pre-dispute asset tracing

Today the global economy is more closely intertwined than ever before, with parties taking advantage of free movement of capital to easily transfer assets across jurisdictions. The ability to "chase the money" is all the more important, especially in cross-border dispute resolution proceedings involving multiple legal systems, parties and complex corporate structures.

The first of this two part seminar* will provide a comprehensive overview of how asset tracing can be used to shape a dispute resolution strategy at the early stages, and equip participants with the tools to make sound business decisions when faced with a dispute.

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26 Sep 2017
Hong Kong

3rd IPBA-KLRCA Asia-Pac Arbitration Day

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

The third edition of the IPBA Asia Pac Arbitration Day held jointly with the KLRCA, builds on the success of the previous 2015 and 2016 events held in Kuala Lumpur. Acclaimed speakers and keen international delegate participation will be replicated again this year with a focus on trending issues in the arbitration world. 

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25 Sep 2017
Hong Kong

Think Asia, Think Hong Kong 2017

HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisaion of Think Asia, Think Hong Kong 2017.

As Asia continues to drive the global economy's growth, British companies keen on exploring new business opportunities in the East can partner with Hong Kong, Asia's international trade and financial centre, in their search for success. Following the overwhelming response in the UK, Japan, USA, France, Italy, Canada and Germany, Think Asia, Think Hong Kong will revisit the city of London, UK in September 2017. Apart from a range of sector-specific seminars featuring internationally renowned speakers, the campaign will also connect the British participants with the Hong Kong/China counterparts through one-on-one business matching meetings.Read more

21 Sep 2017

[FULL-HOUSE] An Evening with Lord Neuberger

We are over-subscribed for this event. Please email to be put on the waiting list.

Neil Kaplan CBE, QC, SBS, will chair an open discussion with The Right Hon the Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury.

Lord Neuberger has held the office of President of The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom since 2012, a position from which he retires this year, and has sat as a Non-Permanent Judge of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal since 2009.

Join us for this rare opportunity to hear from Lord Neuberger.

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18 Sep 2017
Hong Kong

ALB Hong Kong 2017 In -House Legal Summit

HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisation.

Asian Legal Business is proud to present the Hong Kong 2017 In-House Legal Summit taking place on 12 September. ALB’s signature annual summit gathers together in-house counsels, legal practitioners and industry experts to discuss recent regulatory changes, hot pressing legal issues and best practice solutions in Hong Kong and the Greater China region.

This event is free for all in-house legal counsels. 

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12 Sep 2017
Hong Kong

Belt and Road Summit

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

The“Belt and Road Summit” jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will be held in Hong Kong on 11 September 2017.Read more

11 Sep 2017
Hong Kong

4th Annual International Arbitration, Compliance & Competition Law Summit

HKIAC is pleased to be supporting organisation of this event. is one of the world’s leading online resource for competition law research. It contains a wealth of commentary from expert authors and an extensive collection of primary source material. Plus, as a subscriber you gain access to exclusive materials.Read more

07 Sep 2017

Mediation Professional Training Course - Preparation for Stage II

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

This Mediation Professional Training Course - Preparation for Stage II is designed for those who are seeking to become an accredited mediator in Hong Kong.Read more

02 Sep 2017 to 09 Sep 2017
Hong Kong

Digital Marketplace Seminar 2017 - The Age of E-Sport

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

Organised by HKIRC, the 9th Digital Marketplace Seminar (DMP) themed “The Age of E-Sport”, will discuss the emerging trends in the eSports business, how companies are striving to drive innovation and technology to create breakthroughs, how to tap into new markets in the youth sector, and drive new directions and strategies for capturing opportunities related to the rise of eSports.Read more

31 Aug 2017
Hong Kong



為促進中港兩地法律及航運界的交流合作,共同探討香港航運法律服務如何在國家「一帶一路」和「粵港澳大灣區」政策中發揮積極作用,香港與內地法律專業聯合會協同香港中國企業協會法律專業委員會將舉辦「一帶一路」法律服務系列論壇之一「香港航運金融與仲裁法律論壇」。Read more

26 Aug 2017
Hong Kong

Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, Oxford, UK

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

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ distinguished Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration is set to take place once again at Oxford University on the 17th of August this year.

First launched in 1995, the Diploma is internationally recognised attracting candidates from a number of jurisdictions, including Australia, Canada, England, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Singapore, Scotland, Thailand and the USA.

The Diploma course provides participants with a thorough understanding of the practice and procedure of international commercial arbitration and places are limited to ensure the best possible learning outcomes.Read more

17 Aug 2017
The U.K.

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.

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09 Aug 2017 to 12 Aug 2017

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


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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

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

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