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Tribunal Secretary Accreditation Programme - New York

Recognising the growing market demand for tribunal secretaries, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) is offering the world’s first tribunal secretary accreditation programme. As an extension of HKIAC’s award-winning tribunal secretary service, this programme is aimed at training and accrediting a new generation of qualified tribunal secretaries.

Join us for a one-and-a-half day workshop featuring various forms of lively and practical training and exercises, followed by a written and oral exam. Those who pass the exam may apply for admission to a list of accredited tribunal secretaries maintained by HKIAC that is available for appointment in arbitrations seated in any jurisdictions and governed by any procedural rules.

The programme is overseen by a senior advisory board and taught by a stellar faculty which includes members based in jurisdictions across Asia, Europe, North America and Australia.

To register your interest, please send us your CV to

CLE credits pending approval.

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17 Jun 2016 to 18 Jun 2016
New York

Construction Contract Essentials 2016

The Construction Contract Essentials 2016 with the theme Arbitrators' Perspectives on Construction Disputes --The Unique Picture, co-organised by the Centre for Innovation in Construction and Infrastructure Development (CICID) of the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Legal Training Institute (HKLTI), showscases a panel of eminent arbitrators and construction practitioners, for highly practical and insightful training professionals every day that bring about contractual disputes. more

17 Jun 2016
Hong Kong

Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery Asia

In what is the only specialist asset tracing & recovery conference taking place in the region, C5’s 2nd Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery Asia conference will bring together an international array of leading experts involved in fraud litigation and asset recovery to share their unique experiences in this growing area. Register now with the Promo Code “P10-999-HKIA16” to enjoy a 10% discount.Read more

06 Jun 2016
Hong Kong

Posidonia 2016

Posidonia is a firm fixture for the global shipping industry. Every two years it is the essential place for serious business at the largest gathering in the shipping calendar. 

Posidonia provides direct access to Greek shipping and  the owners of the largest fleet under the control of any one national group, dominating the newbuilding orderbook and S&P market.Read more

06 Jun 2016 to 10 Jun 2016

2016 FDI Moot Asia-Pacific Regional Rounds

With the cooperation and support of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea, the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB) is holding the fourth FDI Moot Asia-Pacific Regional Rounds with the Center for International Legal Studies (CILS).Read more

01 Jun 2016

UCL Commercial Maritime Law Conference

The conference brings together internationally renowned legal scholars and practitioners to discuss the areas in which the common law and civil law are divided; the impact of these differences on the drafting and ratification of international conventions; the search for a common framework; and the procedural aspects of the common law and civil law divide in commercial maritime law Read more

31 May 2016 to 01 Jun 2016

Tribunal Secretary Accreditation Programme - Singapore

HKIAC is pleased to launch the world's first tribunal secretary accreditation programme in Singapore.  As an extension of HKIAC's award-winning tribunal secretary service, this programme is aimed at training and accrediting a new generation of qualified tribunal secretaries.Read more

28 May 2016 to 29 May 2016

Invitation to the Joint Professional Architectural Tour and Networking Drinks - 28 May 2016

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch) Young Members Group Joint Professional Architectural Tour in Central and Networking Drinks on Saturday, 28th May 2016

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch) Young Members Group and the young groups of the Law Society of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Dental Association, Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Hong Kong Institute of Planners, and Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors are organizing a 3-hour architectural tour, led by the professional tour guides of Hong Kong Architecture Centre, a non-profit institution that aims at creating interaction between architecture and the general public, in Central on 28th May 2016. Networking drinks will be followed after the guided tour.Read more

28 May 2016
Hong Kong

International Construction Conference

It is 30 years since the Lighthouse Club Hong Kong Branch was formed in 1986 and 60 years since the Lighthouse Club was formed in the United Kingdom in 1956.

Over the past 30 years the Lighthouse Club has developed across the Asia Pacific region with members in Australia, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Manila, Phnom Penh, Shanghai, Singapore and Vietnam.

To celebrate its 30th Anniversary in Asia the Lighthouse Club has arranged a series of events in Hong Kong between 26th and 28th May 2016. Click the event link to learn more!Read more

26 May 2016 to 28 May 2016
Hong Kong

Asialaw Asia-Pacific In-House Counsel Summit 2016

The Asialaw Asia-Pacific In-House Counsel Summit is returning to Hong Kong on May 26 2016 for the 13th year to again address the latest challenges facing in-house counsel in the region. Read more

26 May 2016
Hong Kong

HKIAC Arbitration Clause Negotiation Workshop - Moscow

You are an in-house counsel, a contract manager, transactional or arbitration lawyer. You have received a call from your management team or client at 6:30pm asking you to conclude an arbitration clause within a few hours before the deal is sealed. 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 you can concede in return for more favourable terms in other parts of the arbitration clause?

Join us in our signature workshop in Moscow!Read more

24 May 2016

HKICS Annual Corporate and Regulatory Update (ACRU)

The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS) once again brings you prominent speakers from the regulatory bodies in Hong Kong at its 17th Annual Corporate and Regulatory Update (ACRU).

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20 May 2016

Belt and Road Summit

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is designed to enhance the orderly free-flow of economic factors and the efficient allocation of resources by expanding business cooperation between East and West, from Asia to Europe via Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, West Asia and the Middle East. The “Belt” and “Road” refer to the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, respectively. The Initiative offers companies unparalleled opportunities to tap into new markets and explore the tremendous potential of the Chinese mainland, ASEAN countries and many other economies along the Belt and Road.

Register before 8 April 2016 with the promotional code “BNR30HKIAC” to receive a 30% special discount.Read more

18 May 2016
Hong Kong

SCC Rules Revision 2017

Please join us for a presentation and discussion of the proposed changes to the arbitration rules of the SCC.

Topics that will be addressed include:

  • summary procedure
  • multi-party/multi-contract disputes
  • investment treaty arbitration; and
  • making the expedited procedure even more efficient

The discussion will be led by the chairman of the Rules Revision Committee Jakob Ragnwaldh (Mannheimer Swartling), together with the SCC Deputy
Secretary General Kristin Campbell-Wilson.

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17 May 2016
Hong Kong

SmartHK Chengdu

Business opportunities bloom for HK’s professional business service sector!

Well received with over 50,000 visits, SmartHK has well established as an iconic event for promoting HK service sectors and total business solution in Mainland China since its first edition in 2011 and close to 4,000 business matching meetings were arranged to bridge up HK service providers and Mainland enterprises. The next SmartHK will be held in Chengdu in May 2016 to connect Hong Kong’s service providers with potential clients in Western China region, including the manufacturing and retail sectors. The event also offers an invaluable opportunity to grasp first-hand information of the mainland market and expand business networks.

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12 May 2016 to 13 May 2016

It's Time for Africa! A View from the Arbitral Institutions

The Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) and the MCCI Arbitration and Mediation Center (MARC) are pleased to host this conference : "Arbitration - It's Time for Africa! A View from the Arbitral Instituions." Six years after the World Cup to have ever taken place on the continent, Mauritius is becoming, at least for a few days and perhaps far beyond, the African capital of international arbitration.

HKIAC's Managing Counsel, Maria - Krystyna Duval will be a panel speaker in the session : Promoting African Arbitrators and Practitioners : What can institutions do?

To learn more about the conference, click here 

Please register by 1 May 2016

(First come first served basis as places are limited)


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11 May 2016

A distinct way of doing business in Africa

In 2015, China’s trade with Africa reached a staggering US$222 billion and is set to continue to grow in the coming years. The Chinese approach to outbound investment, mainly through State-owned enterprises, remains somewhat cloaked in mystery to many international spectators. Read more

11 May 2016

ICCA Mauritius Congress 2016

The ICCA Congress is the pre-eminent event for international arbitration professionals. 

The Congress will offer discussion of cutting-edge issues in international arbitration of relevance to seasoned practitioners and young professionals alike.

The Congress will be addressed by both UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mohamed El Baradei.

ICCA Mauritius will feature distinguished speakers who have participated in many of the most-discussed arbitration proceedings of recent years, including Yukos v. Russia, White Industries v. India, and Philip Morris v. Australia.Read more

08 May 2016 to 11 May 2016

Mediation Week 2016 - Mediation Carnival

With the theme “ Harnessing Mediation to Build a Harmonious Community”, the Mediation Week 2016-Mediation Carnival is jointly organized by Department of Justice and Hong Kong Mediation Centre to introduce diversified mediation services to the community, such as Family Mediation, Peer Mediation and Building Management Mediation, to foster a greater understanding of mediation in general to build a harmonious community. The event is aimed to attract participation from diversified local residents including students, families, new arrivals from the Mainland and ethnic minorities.Read more

08 May 2016
Hong Kong

Sports Arbitration Conference Seoul

The Seoul IDRC, with co-hosts the Court of Arbitration for Sports and the Korean Council for International Arbitration, is proud to present its flagship event of the year: the Sports Arbitration Conference Seoul, 2 May 2016 at the Plaza Hotel, Seoul.   

This topic has been chosen in coordination with the Brazil 2016 Olympic Games and various Olympic events in PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Beijing, and Tokyo over the next six years.  The full-day program will feature delegates from the Court of Arbitration for Sports and distinguished practitioners in sports law and arbitration.  All lectures will be in English, with simultaneous Korean translation.

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02 May 2016

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