Tribunal Secretary Training Programme

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

The Programme is taught by a world-class faculty (the "Faculty") and overseen by a Senior Advisory Board (the “Board”).  Members of the Faculty and the Board are listed below.

The training typically takes two and a half days, during which part of the participants work will be assessed. Participants who have passed the assessment will receive a certificate of completion and will be listed below subject to his/her consent.  

Recent Programme

  • Hong Kong: 8-10 July 2019
  • Hong Kong: 3 - 5 December 2018 
  • Manila: 13 - 15 December 2018 
  • Hong Kong: 14 - 16 June 2018 
  • Singapore: 23 - 24 November 2017
  • Shanghai: 14 - 15 December 2017

Senior Advisory Board

  • Neil Kaplan QC, Hong Kong
  • Henri Alvarez QC, Vancouver
  • Doug Jones AC, Sydney
  • Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva
  • Julian Lew QC, London
  • Hilary Heilbron QC, London
  • Michael Hwang SC, Singapore

Faculty

  • Sarah Grimmer, Hong Kong  
  • Nicolas Wiegand, Hong Kong
  • Olga Boltenko, Hong Kong
  • Romesh Weeramantry, Hong Kong
  • Niuscha Bassiri, Brussels
  • Angeline Welsh, London
  • Joshua Fellenbaum, London  
  • Chester Brown, Sydney
  • Janet Whittaker, Washington DC
  • Natalie Reid, New York
  • Anne Secomb, Singapore
  • Ina C.Popova, New York

The Programme was launched in December 2015 and has taken place in Hong Kong, Beijing, Singapore, London and New York.  The participants who have successfully completed the Programme and have given their consent to publish their information are listed below: 

Hong Kong: 4 - 5 December 2015     Instructors: Nicolas Wiegand and Romesh Weeramantry

Last NameFirst NameAffliliated OrganisationNationalityPlace of ResidenceCV
DaiWenMannheimer SwartlingChineseHong Kong
DontsovaOlgaPayne ClermontAmerican / RussianHong Kong
FokBryanHerbert Smith FreehillsBritish / ChineseHong Kong
HuiPatrickKenneth SitBritishHong Kong
LimBensonHogan LovellsSingaporeanSingapore
LiuDingminDechert ChineseBeijing
NgJamesBaker McKenzieAmericanHong Kong
SantiagoJayQuisumbing Torres (member firm of Baker & McKenzie International)  FilipinoPhilippines
WongJamesBird & BirdHong KongHong Kong

 

Beijing: 27 - 28 February 2016       Instructors: Olga Boltenko and Nicolas Wiegand

Last NameFirst NameAffiliated OrganisationNationalityPlace of ResidenceCV
ChangAlisonKing & Wood MallesonsTaiwaneseBeijing
LaiYu Man GeoffreyHill DickinsonChineseHong Kong
JiangYujian (Sylvia)Zhong Lun Law FirmChineseBeijing

 

London: 12 - 13 March 2016       Instructors: Niuscha Bassiri and Angeline Welsh

Last NameFirst NameAffiliated OrganisationNationalityPlace of ResidenceCV
BarkerPaulDoughty Street ChambersBritishLondon
BloomenthalJeremyJeremy M. Bloomenthal, Esq.AmericanBoston
MinasStephenThe Dickson Poon School of Law , King's CollegeAustralian & GreekLondon
PutilinIlyaClifford ChanceRussianMoscow
Van De VeldenJacobDe Brauw Blackstone WestbroekDutchAmsterdam / Nairobi
ZlatanskaElinaChartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)BulgarianLondon

 

Singapore: 28 - 29 May 2016    Instructors: Chester Brown and Olga Boltenko

Last NameFirst NameAffiliated OrganisationNationalityPlace of ResidenceCV
FooAndrew Clifford ChanceSingaporeanSingapore
JumaniDharamChambers of  Mr.S U Kamdar, SCIndianMumbai
LimJonathanWilmer HaleSingaporeanLondon / Singapore
MahajanKartikeyClifford ChanceIndianSingapore
TahsinAdamWhite & Case  BritishSingapore
YaremkoVolodymyrSayenko KharenkoUkrainianKiev
WadiaAnishChambers of Anish WadiaIndianIndia
YapAlvinEvershedsSingaporeanSingapore
YeohDerric Michael Hwang Chambers LLCSingaporeanSingapore

 

New York: 17 - 18 June 2016     Instructors: Natalie Reid and Janet Whittaker

Last NameFirst NameAffiliated OrganisationNationalityPlace of ResidenceCV
RanaRajatDechert IndianWashington DC
HalprinPeterAnderson KillAmericanNew York

 

Hong Kong: 24 - 25 June 2016     Instructors:  Nicolas Wiegand and Romesh Weeramantry

Last NameFirst NameAffiliated OrganisationNationalityPlace of Residence CV
AhujaNavinCity University of Hong KongBritishHong Kong
ChanChing Lung (Keith)CFA InstituteHong KongHong Kong
Cheung Yuen Fan (Fanny)Financial Dispute Resolution CentreChineseHong Kong
KofmanMarinaAustralian Centre for International Commerical ArbitrationAustralianHong Kong / London / Sydney
MakWing Wa (Mandy)Morrison & FoersterHong KongHong Kong
NijburgKirstinDe Brauw Blackstone WestbroekDutchSingapore
VijaySakshi IndianNew Dehli

 

Hong Kong:  8-9 May 2017  Instructors:  Sarah Grimmer and Romesh Weeramantry

Last NameFirst NameAffilated OrganisationNationalityPlace of ResidenceCV
Aguila

Esasto Miguel de Guzman

 

Filipino

Philippines
DengZhicong (Eric)

Fangda Partners

ChineseBeijing
GabatoVien Lawrence SYGabato Law OfficeFilipinoPhilippines
JiangHelen ShanHarvard Law SchoolChineseCambridge, MA
LawSau Wai (Samuel) Hong KongHong Kong
Lai Katherine Sze KeiLuk & Partners (In Association with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius)Hong KongHong Kong 
LazaroGrace Ann CQuisumbing Torres (member firm of Baker & McKenzie International)FilipinoPhilippines 
LeungTimParson Brinckerhoff (Asia)Hong KongHong Hong 
McKenzieJamesKing & Wood MallesonsAustralianHong Kong
Ng EricGilt ChambersUSA/Hong KongHong Kong
OmoriYuichiroBaker McKenzieJapaneseTokyo
RobbinsMichaelDorsey & WhitneyAustralianHong Kong
SucharitkulVanina

Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas

Thai, French, USAParis

 

Singapore: 23 - 24 November 2017  Instructors:  Sarah Grimmer and Romesh Weeramantry

Last NameFirst NameAffilated OrganisationNationalityPlace of ResidenceCV
Cheung

Desmond

DLA Piper

Hong Kong / British

Hong Kong
LimSi Cheng

Michael Hwang Chambers

SingaporeanSingapore
KwongChiew EeRahmat Lim & PartnersMalaysianMalaysia
NeoCathrynMichael Hwang ChambersSingaporeanSingapore
PoonNicholasDrew & Napier LLC Singapore
SimChristineCentre for International LawSingaporeanSingapore
YuLilyAnthony Rogers ChambersHong KongHong Kong

 

Shanghai:  14-15 December 2017  Instructors:  Sarah Grimmer and Nicolas Wiegand

Last NameFirst NameAffilated OrganisationNationalityPlace of ResidenceCV
Chen

Elva

T & C Law

Chinese

Hangzhou
CliftHamish

Bar Association of Queensland

AustralianBrisbane
JeongInhoeKim & Hyun(SeSeung) LLC, SeoulKoreanSeoul
MagrawKendraIHEIDAmericanGeneva
ParkMosesLiberty ChambersKoreanHong Kong
WongJanie Lai Yun CanadianHong Kong
XinYiPeking University, School of Transational LawChinese Shenzhen
YeWeinaHerbert Smith FreehillsChineseShanghai
ZhengTianyuanFangda PartnersChineseShanghai

 

Hong Kong: 14-16 June 2018 Instructors:  Sarah Grimmer and Olga Boltenko

Last NameFirst NameAffilated OrganisationNationalityPlace of ResidenceCV
Brar

Manini

Arista Chambers

Indian

New Dehli
BruesselCarlotta

HKIAC

German/AustralianHong Kong
ChandreshKunwarKabi & AssociatesIndianNew Dehli / Hong Kong
Chen ChuangEricPeking University School of Transnational LawChineseShenzhen
ChuaDanielHerbert Smith FreehillsMalaysianKuala Lumpur
DoumalHanaHKIACFrench / MoroccanHong Kong
FuXinGrandall Law FirmChineseShanghai / Nanjing
GanapathyPuneethAsian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC)IndianKuala Lumpur
HuDavidSkadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLPSingaporeanLondon
 
KaoJohnThe Hong Kong Institute of ArchitectsHong KongHong Kong
MaBoqiaoChinese University of Hong KongChineseShanghai
Mak Ho WangCharles Hong KongHong Kong
Miguel FigueiredoJose PortugueseMacau
MorwaleHarshalMIDS GenevaIndianGeneva
OhNicholasSir Oswald Cheung's ChambersAustralianHong Kong
OngRachelMichael Hwang Chambers LLCSingaporeanSingapore
SajnaniSurajKing & Wood MallesonsBritishHong Kong
ShuxiangJinChinese University of Hong KongChineseShenzhen
Stanley-RyanAshleyVictoria University of WellingtonNew Zealand / IrishWellington
XuRuiPeking University School of Transnational LawChineseBeijing

 

Hong Kong: 3 - 5 December 2018 Instructors:  Sarah Grimmer and Nicolas Wiegand

Last NameFirst NameAffilated OrganisationNationalityPlace of ResidenceCV
Benlafkih

Othmane

HKIAC

Moroccan

Hong Kong 
CarterJustin

N/A

AustralianAustralia
ChanCynthiaHerbert Smith FreehillsHong KongHong Kong
ChenPeter XiongchaoHerbert Smith FreehillsChineseHong Kong
ConstantinoJeffrey B. Cadiz Tabayoyong and PartnersFilipinoPhilippines
LiValerieDLA PiperHong KongHong Kong
LilliuMarco Francesco Citadel Arbitration LLCCanadian / ItalianVancouver
MokMurphyHerbert Smith FreehillsHong KongHong Kong
NordlundFilipHKIACSwedish / FinnishHong Kong
 
Tan Xi'enRachelNational University of SingaporeSingaporeanSingapore
TsubotaYotaroMori Hamada & Matsumoto Law FirmJapaneseSingapore
VajpeyiAlokSinghania & Co.IndianMumbai
Wei QiqiHKIACChineseHong Kong
GengXueyangBeijing DHH Law FirmChineseShanghai
XiaZhiyiZhong Lun Law FirmChineseShanghai
YeuAlbertARUPChinese / New ZealandHong Kong

 

Manila: 13 - 15 December 2018 Instructors:  Sarah Grimmer and Olga Boltenko

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last NameFirst NameAffilated OrganisationNationalityPlace of ResidenceCV
Bernardo

Donna

Supreme Court of the Philippines

Filipino

Philippines
BongcaronKristine

Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano (MVGS)

FilipinoPhilippines
Lee Kwang ChianSingapore Management UniversitySingaporeSingapore
UyMichael Marlowe Insights Philippines Legal Advisors FilipinoPhilippines
HengCelia Xili

Peking University School of Transnational Law

ChineseShenzhen
MacapagalMichaelQuisumbing Torres FilipinoPhilippines 
PrimadiAlbertus Aldio Asian International Arbitration Centre(AIAC) IndonesianKuala Lumpur
WangQianN/AChineseBeijing
XuRuiN/AChineseCleveland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hong Kong: 8-10 July 2019 Instructors: Sarah Grimmer and Olga Boltenko

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last NameFirst NameAffliliated OrganisationNationalityPlace of ResidenceCV
Bong-Kwan JustinAlan Leong SC's ChambersCanadaHong Kong
HuangZhihuangStevenson, Wong & Co.Hong KongHong Hong
HuiSui HangDavis Polk & WardwellSingaporeHong Kong
KoedaMihiroNishimura & AsahiJapaneseTokyo
LauChun MingStevenson, Wong & Co.Hong KongHong Kong 
LuLei Lei Fangda PartnersChineseBeijing
MokCheuk Yuen BillyLiberty ChambersHong KongHong Kong
NgSue SingaporeanThe Netherlands 
PrusinowskaMonikaChinese-EU School of Law at the China University of Polutical Science and LawPolandBeijing
SihombingSalaConflict Change Consulting LimitedAustralianHong Kong
TamKeithLiberty ChambersCanada / Hong KongHong Kong
TumpovskiyAnnaTLG Legal, PARussian /  AmericanMiami
YangShixinZhong Lun Law FirmChineseShenzhen
Yan Jiaying AngelaZhong Lun Law FirmChineseBeijing
ZhangTian ShuZhong Lun Law FirmChineseBeijing

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