You are an in-house counsel, a contract manager, a transactional or dispute resolution lawyer. You have received a call from your management team or client at 6:30 p.m. asking you to finalise an arbitration agreement within a few hours before the deal is sealed. How do you secure the best possible arbitration agreementfor 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 part of the arbitration agreement may be traded off against other terms of the contract?
For anyone who has faced these questions, we welcome you to the HKIAC Arbitration Clause Negotiation Workshop in London. The workshop will feature a real-time negotiation over arbitration clauses to be included in two agreements concerning a Chinese private equity fund’s investment in a joint venture through a UK company.