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ERA Pledge Training Event - The First Two Months – What Arbitrators (and Counsel!) Need to Know

The first two months of an arbitration are usually critical for the overall progression of proceedings. This workshop is aimed at preparing arbitrators who have received (or are close to receiving) their first appointments as arbitrator for the first two months of an arbitration. Important topics such as initial correspondence, managing non-participating parties, and preparation of Procedural Order No. 1 will be discussed. Please note that this is an interactive event to which participants are expected to actively contribute. Read more

21 Feb 2024

ICCA Hong Kong 2024 - Thailand Roadshow

HKIAC and THAC Thailand Arbitration Center are co-organizing an ICCA roadshow in Bangkok on 30 January 2024. During this event, panelists will offer an introduction to ICCA 2024 Hong Kong and explain its relevance to arbitration practitioners in Thailand.

Event details:

Time:  3:30-6pm (Bangkok Time) (GTM+7)

Location: Thailand Arbitration Center, 26, 689 Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok, 10110, Thailand

Speakers: Mariel Dimsey (Secretary-General at HKIAC), James Rix (Counsel at Nishimura & Asahi Bangkok) , Dr. Vanina Sucharitkul, FCIArb (Foreign Counsel at Rajah & Tann Asia), Robert Tang ( Partner at DLA Piper (Thailand) Limited)


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30 Jan 2024

2024 Tribunal Secretary Training Programme - Singapore

HKIAC's next Tribunal Secretary Training Programme is scheduled to take place from 24 to 26 January 2024 in Singapore. Guided by experienced instructors, participants will receive practical training on the role of tribunal secretaries through various forms of discussions and exercises.Read more

24 Jan 2024 to 26 Jan 2024

An Introduction To HKIAC Arbitration

We cordially invite JILA members to join us for an informative evening with Dong Long. The session, which will last approximately one hour, will cover important aspects such as key considerations for drafting an arbitration in Hong Kong. Read more

21 Nov 2023

The Kaplan Lecture 2023 with Lord Neuberger

You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Kaplan Lecture.

We are delighted to announce that this year's lecture will be delivered by the esteemed The Rt. Hon. Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury.

We do hope you're able to join us.


Date:13 November 2023 (Monday)
Time:6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Venue:Stephenson Harwood, 18th floor, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong KongRead more

13 Nov 2023

Breaking the Boundaries: Arbitration, Construction and Energy

HKIAC is pleased to cordially invite you to an in-person event for the Seoul ADR Festival. The event will be conducted in two sessions with various speakers. The first session will focus on the key commercial, contractual and financial issues and challenges in development of offshore wind power projects in Korea. The second session will focus on managing disputes arising from offshore wind power projects, including considerations regarding dispute resolution clauses, choosing arbitration procedures and the enforcement of any awards.

Please join experts from various industries who will update you on the latest topics and their implications to your business in the Asia-Pacific region as well as provide practical methods to mitigate risk in an increasingly changing legal and industrial landscape.


Date:31 October 2023 (Tuesday)
Time:2:00 pm to 4:00 pm KST
Venue:18F Trade Tower, 511 Yeongdong-daero Gangnam Seoul, Korea (South)Read more

31 Oct 2023

ICCA Hong Kong 2024 Promotional Event During IBA in Paris

HKIAC and White & Case are organising an event in Paris on 30 October 2023 to promote ICCA 2024 Hong Kong, as part of the IBA Annual Conference. Please join us for an evening of anecdotes and discussions about what will make ICCA 2024 Hong Kong so special.Read more

30 Oct 2023

ADR in Asia Conference: The Kintsugi of 21st Century International Arbitration

Hong Kong Arbitration Week flagship event - 2023 ADR in Asia Conference, with the theme, "The Kintsugi of 21st Century International Arbitration", this conference aims, in the spirit of kintsugi, to “reset” approaches to arbitration after the fragmentation of recent years, with different perspectives, innovative discussions, and a lively debate.
Our outstanding panellists will explore a wide range of topics, including “what is an issue conflict?”, the efficacy and utility of AI in international arbitration, the uptake of ORFSA, as well as releasing new research that unlocks the black box of party appointments. Read more

18 Oct 2023
Hong Kong

Seminar on Interim Measures Arrangement co-organised by Supreme People’s Court and Department of Justice

Co-organisers: The Supreme People's Court, PRC(“SPC”) and Department of Justice, HKSAR (“DoJ”)
Host: Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”)
Date: Tuesday, 17 October 2023
Time: 10:00 to 12:00Read more
17 Oct 2023
Hong Kong

2023 Hong Kong Arbitration Week

2023 Hong Kong Arbitration Week is scheduled to take place from 16-20 October 2023 at Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.Read more

16 Oct 2023 to 20 Oct 2023
Hong Kong

2023 Hong Kong Summit on Commercial Dispute Resolution in China

A commercial dispute resolution summit event co-organising by HKIAC that take place in Hong Kong.Read more

14 Oct 2023
Hong Kong

Nairobi Arbitration Week

We are thrilled to announce that Mariel Dimsey, Secretary General of HKIAC, is speaking at Nairobi Arbitration Week, being held from 18 – 22 September, and organised by Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration (NCIA).

This year’s theme "Gearing up for Changing Times: Exploring Perspectives for Arbitration", delivers a diverse and engaging program of events.

For registration and more information, please visit:

HKIAC is a proud supporter of Nairobi Arbitration Week.
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18 Sep 2023 to 22 Sep 2023

Towards the Future

HKIAC and China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) Joint Seminar: Towards the Future
Join us at the highly anticipated HKIAC + CIETAC Joint Seminar: Towards the Future in Beijing on Friday, 1 September 2023, as we delve into crucial topics including “Recent Developments in International Arbitration” and “Effective Case Management in International Arbitration”.

Date: 1 September 2023 | 14:00 - 19:00 (HKT)
Venue: China Ballroom, China World Summit Wing, No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Beijing China

Register now at: more

01 Sep 2023

A breakfast with the leaders – a rapid fire round with HKIAC, MCIA and SIAC

Start your day with an intimate chat with those who are spearheading the three leading arbitral institutions, Dr. Mariel Dimsey (HKIAC), Ms Neeti Sachdeva (MCIA), and Mr Kevin Nash (SIAC). On Wednesday, 30 August 2023, during the Singapore Convention Week, the Allen & Overy team will interview the three leaders through “rapid fire style” questions on their roles, the trends they have observed and their preferences and predictions relating to arbitration. There will also be an opportunity to network over breakfast before and after the interview.

If this is of interest to you, please find the event details below.

Date: Wednesday 30 August 2023
Time: 8.30am-9.30am SGT
Breakfast and registration at 8.30am
Session starts at 8.45am

Location: Allen & Overy Singapore,
9F OUE Bayfront, 50 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049321Read more

30 Aug 2023

Hong Kong Legal Services Forum 2023

"Sichuan, Chongqing and Hong Kong Join Hands for a Brighter Future"

The Forum, with the theme of “Sichuan, Chongqing and Hong Kong Join Hands for a Brighter Future”, seeks to promote the legal and dispute resolution services of Hong Kong to enterprises and other service users in the Mainland. It is part of the DoJ's ongoing effort to consolidate Hong Kong's status as an international legal and dispute resolution services centre in the Asia-Pacific region.

Date:24 August 2023 (Thursday)
Time:9:00 am to 5:00 pm
(Registration starts at 8:30 am)
Venue:Shangri-La Chengdu
9 East Binjiang Road, Jinjiang District, Chengdu, ChinaRead more

24 Aug 2023

Yonsei Arbitration Day

Organiser:  Yonsei Law School
Theme: Charting ESG Frontiers and Arbitration
Date & Time: Thursday, 24 August 2023 | 4:00-6:30pm KST
Format: Zoom

[Session 1] Navigating Global Challenges: Synergies between Arbitration and ESG Principles
[Session 2] Tips for Newcomers: How to Navigate the Field of International Arbitration

Register here: more

24 Aug 2023

AIAC ASIA ADR WEEK 2023. Theme: PRISM: The Spectrum of ADR

Get ready for Asia ADR Week 2023 with a spectacular theme: "PRISM: The Spectrum of ADR" !

Organised by Asian International Arbitration Centre
Date: 24 - 26 August 2023
Hybrid Event (In-person & Virtual)
In-person - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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24 Aug 2023

Let's Discuss Real-Life Problems! HK Edition

Join us for an interactive and insightful discussion with Christopher Moger KC (4 Pump Court), Dong Long (HKIAC), and Ing Loong Yang (Akin). The speakers will be leading the discussions and sharing their perspectives on how to tackle practical issues in relation to (i) procedural matters, (ii) experts in arbitration, (iii) institutional perspectives, and (iv) jurisdiction, admissibility and arbitrability. The session will adopt the Tylney Hall format, where everyone is welcome to chime in and participate in the discussion.

Refreshments will be available after discussion, so you can mingle and chat with the speakers and other arbitration practitioners over drinks. Limited spaces are available – register now to secure your spot!
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16 Aug 2023

Colombo Arbitration Week 2023

HKIAC is pleased to announce that we have become a of the supporting organizations for Colombo Arbitration Week 2023.

Our Deputy Secretary-General, Mr. Eric Ng, will participate to the panel discussion - "In favor of not reinventing the wheel – the model followed by leading arbitral seats."

Colombo Arbitration Week is a valuable platform that unites local and international ADR users and practitioners. It offers a unique opportunity to exchange perspectives, share knowledge, and discuss various aspects of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). The inaugural event in 2022 featured esteemed experts in arbitration and mediation, covering topics like Investor-State Dispute Settlement, Multi-tiered Dispute Resolution Clauses in Construction Disputes, the proposed Arbitration Act for Sri Lanka, and Sri Lanka's Commercial Mediation Landscape. Additionally, the event included a dedicated session for NextGen practitioners, focusing on training and experiential opportunities.

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06 Aug 2023

Arbitration Synergies and Opportunities Between Hong Kong and The Mainland

HKIAC is co-organising a seminar with Gall and Des Voeux Chambers on "Arbitration Synergies and Opportunities Between Hong Kong and The Mainland".

The panel will focus on:

  • The latest developments in the arrangements to seek interim measures in aid of arbitrations seated in HK and the enforcement of arbitral awards;
  • HK cases concerning issues of conflict of dispute resolution clauses;
  • The pro-arbitration approach of the Hong Kong Court.

1 CPD point is applied for accreditation.Read more

15 Jun 2023
Hong Kong

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