HK45 is proud to launch a new round of the HK45 Essay Competition. We are inviting submissions from young practitioners and students.
Option 1: What limits, if any, should be placed on witness preparation in the context of international arbitration?
Option 2: Should breach of contractual pre-conditions to arbitration be considered as an admissibility issue or an issue impacting the arbitral tribunal's jurisdiction?
Option 3: What impact will the current geopolitical climate have on the future of international arbitration?
- Not more than 2500 words, excluding appendices, footnotes, tables, etc.
|Asia Emerging Economies Category |
(see notes below)
|Hong Kong / Global Category|
+ HK$6,000 credit to be used towards arbitration-related legal training/books.
|1st Runner Up||
+ HK$4,000 credit to be used towards arbitration-related legal training/books.
|2nd Runner Up||
+ HK$3,000 credit to be used towards arbitration-related legal training/books.
|Honourable Mentions |
(up to 3 in each category)
|HK$1,000 credit to be used towards arbitration-related legal training/books.||HK$1,000 credit to be used towards arbitration-related legal training / books.|
- Winning essays will be selected by an esteemed panel of judges.
- The top essay from both categories will be considered for publication in Asian Dispute Review (subject to review by the Asian Dispute Review Editorial Board).
- The 1st runner up and 2nd runner up in both categories will be considered for publication in the Kluwer Arbitration Blog (subject to review by the Kluwer Arbitration Blog Editorial Board and subject to editorial comments to meet the Blog's editorial policy and guidelines, including a 1,500-word requirement). In particular, the piece should be original and address current issues on the topic, rather than only summarize cases or core concepts.
Please click apply and submit final essays in a single, text-searchable PDF file, together with a copy of your CV, by 3 July 2023. Please make sure to include at the top of your submission your name, organisation, country and whether you would like your submission to be considered under the Global Category or Asia Emerging Economies Category.
Emerging Economies include: India, Indonesia, Laos, Mainland China, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. If your country or territory is not included in this list, please email us with the name of your country or territory and your CV to confirm whether your submission will be considered in the Asia Emerging Economies Category or Global Category. Participants from Emerging Economies who have had significant arbitration experience in developed jurisdictions will be considered under the Global Category.
All work should be original, and plagiarism will result in disqualification. We do not currently accept co-authorship. Judges' decisions will be final.
Participants must be under 45 years old, and members of HK45.