Arbitration laws and rules routinely provide for a mechanism to challenge arbitrators. While challenges to arbitrators are, at least in Hong Kong arbitration, not often sustained, any challenge made will disrupt proceedings, add delay and increase costs. Every arbitrator should, therefore, be keeping pace with the international standards and latest practice relevant to potential conflict of interests, duties of disclosure, typical challenge allegations and related procedures. This training will provide practical and informative insights into the latest developments in this area, with reference to the relevant practice at HKIAC and in Hong Kong-seated arbitration. The participants will also have an opportunity to exchange views with the trainers on practical issues arising from two real-life challenge scenarios.
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