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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

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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

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

'Aspects of the Arbitrator's Impartiality and Disclosure Obligations' and 'Arbitrating IP Disputes' organised by HKIAC and Prince's Chambers

The First Session: Aspects of the Arbitrator's Impartiality and Disclosure Obligations

In this session, we will look at developments in Arbitrator's Impartiality and Disclosure Obligations, with some real-life examples from the IBA Red, Orange and Green List scenarios, including the co-counselling item in jurisdictions with independent Bars like Hong Kong.

The Second Session: Arbitrating IP Disputes

In this session, we will discuss developments in the arbitration of intellectual property disputes.Read more

25 May 2023
Hong Kong

Increasing diversity and efficiency in the resolution of construction and engineering disputes in international arbitration - a new slant for ESG?

HKIAC is co-hosting a seminar with Hogan Lovells and Keating Chambers, as part of London International Disputes Week 2023. 

The panel discussion will focus on two recent trends in the resolution of construction and engineering disputes in international arbitration, and how all participants in the resolution of those disputes can equip themselves to address them. The first trend relates to the increasing demand that practitioners, experts and members of tribunals should be more diverse. The second trend relates to the call for greater efficiency and reduced cost.Read more

18 May 2023

2023 HKIAC Tribunal Secretary Training Programme

The 18th HKIAC Tribunal Secretary Training Programme is scheduled to take place from 10-12 May 2023. Registration will open on 20 February 2023. Guided by experienced instructors, participants will receive practical training on the role of tribunal secretaries through various forms of discussions and exercises. Read more

10 May 2023 to 12 May 2023
Hong Kong

Dealing with litigious family matters and Prevention of disputes co-organised by HKIAC and Deloitte Private

The Seminar, through an interactive panel discussion, will provide:

  • an overview of the common fact patterns of family conflicts and disputes, with assessment and diagnosis of the causes of family issues and tension; 
  • insights on preventing, managing and resolving family disputes by process options and structure, and the roles played by professionals (accountants and legal practitioners) and ADR institutions in assisting the families through mediation and arbitration, and 
  • guidance on how to manage, preserve or restore relationships among family members to bring about harmonious family ties way forward. 
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08 May 2023
Hong Kong

[Full House] ASA Arbitration Practice Seminar organised with HKIAC

The event is now at its full capacity.

The Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), in collaboration with the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) is organising the second Asia edition of the ASA Arbitration Practice Seminar following the successful edition in Da Nang, Vietnam in 2019.

The programme can be found here.

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05 May 2023 to 07 May 2023

ADNDRC Domain Name Dispute Resolution Practice Development Workshop 2.0

This is the second edition of the ADNDRC's Domain Name Practice Development Workshop. This year, the Practice Development Workshop will explore practical and legal complexities relating to proceedings under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), including concurrent litigation proceedings, case management by the ADNDRC, and the practitioner's perspective.

ADNDRC provides comprehensive online dispute resolution services for resolving domain name disputes, accredited by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) since 2002.

Dates and Time: 27 April 2023, 10:00am – 12:30pm HKT; and 28 April 2023, 10:00am – 12:30pm HKTRead more

27 Apr 2023 to 28 Apr 2023

Hong Kong Practice Moot for the 15th Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court

HKIAC is organising the Virtual Hong Kong Practice Moot for the 15th Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court on 25 and 26 April 2023.

If you wish to join this Practice Moot, please complete and submit the registration form on or before 6pm Hong Kong time on 7 March 2023. HKIAC will inform teams shortly thereafter whether their registration has been accepted for the HK Practice Moot. Read more

25 Apr 2023 to 26 Apr 2023

Mediation Jamming – Roleplay Practice Workshop

This Workshop is organised by Hong Kong Mediation Council Limited ("HKMC") - a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.

Many mediators do not have the time and space to continuously polish their mediation skills after their certification. This workshop organised by the General Mediation Division of HKMC provides you with a role play opportunity for mediators (especially those who has done less than 5 cases). We use the term "jamming" because different role plays will have different outcomes and dynamics based on the chemistry of the mediators and party members. The "jamming" space allows participants to experiment, experience, and understand mediation from different perspectives.

Participants will join different small teams of 5: each team will have 2 mediators, 2 disputing parties and an experienced mediation Coach. At the end of the roleplay, the Coaches will provide practical tips that can help participant mediators maximise the value of the mediation process.

The Workshop will be held face-to-face in Cantonese, at Room 903, 9/F, AIA Hong Kong Tower, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.Read more

24 Apr 2023
Hong Kong

HKIAC advanced Arbitration Training Programme 2023

HKIAC Advanced Arbitrator Training Programme is scheduled to take place on 20 and 21 April 2023, 9:30am - 5:30pm (HKT). This programme is a mixture of lectures, group work and individual work based on case scenariosRead more

20 Apr 2023 to 21 Apr 2023

Book launch: "So, Now You Are an Arbitrator: The Arbitrator's Toolkit" by Chiann Bao and Neil Kaplan

HKIAC is pleased to host a book launch to celebrate the publication of ‘So, Now You Are an Arbitrator: The Arbitrator’s Toolkit’ by Neil Kaplan and Chiann Bao on 20 April at HKIAC.Read more

20 Apr 2023
Hong Kong

[Full House] Meet with Ling Yang, Chief Representative of the HKIAC Shanghai Office

HKIAC's Deputy Secretary-General and Chief Representative of the Shanghai Office, Ling Yang will be in Hong Kong next week.

Take the opportunity to meet her over a casual lunch at HKIAC and learn about HKIAC's presence in Mainland China, HKIAC's latest statistics related to Mainland parties and PRC law as governing law, recent development on interim measures Arrangement and HKIAC's inclusion in the SPC/CICC and also further HKIAC initiatives in Mainland China.

More details can be found here.Read more

18 Apr 2023

WIA In-house Counsel Interest Group

The first Session of WIA In-house Counsel Interest Group will take place on 8 April 2023 in Beijing.Read more

08 Apr 2023

PAW:Spotlight on Hong Kong: Innovations in International Arbitration

As part of Paris Arbitration Week, HKIAC is co-organising with GBS Disputes to host a breakfast seminar where experts will provide a practical overview of recent developments in Hong Kong’s pro-arbitration landscape and how HKIAC has adapted to provide unique advantages in the current arbitration market.
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30 Mar 2023

[FULL HOUSE] Validity of the Arbitration Agreement: Risks and Benefits of Contracting with SOEs

The event is now at its full capacity.

On the occasion of the 20th Vis East Moot, which will be held in Hong Kong between 19th and 26th March, 2023, HKIAC is organising a panel discussion during the Vis East Week, on 20 March 2023, at 6pm, at HKIAC, on the topic of “Validity of the Arbitration Agreement: Risks and Benefits of Contracting with SOEs”, followed by a Cocktail Reception sponsored by Rybalkin, Gortsunyan, Dyakin & Partners.

More details can be found here.Read more

20 Mar 2023
Hong Kong

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