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Russia - Hong Kong: Business and Legal Summit

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and the Russian Arbitration Association (RAA) are pleased to launch the inaugural “Russia – Hong Kong Business and Legal Summit”.
The aim of the Summit is to bring together thought-leaders from relevant business and legal groups to engage in high-level dialogue about the newly strengthened economic axis of trade between Russia and Asia and to discuss investment opporutnities and risks  between the two regions.Read more

11 May 2017
Hong Kong

Book Launch Reception - A Guide to the HKIAC Arbitration Rules

A Book Launch Reception will be held on 11 May 2017 to celebrate the launch of the "Guide to the HKIAC Arbitration Rules" by Michael Moser and Chiann Bao, published by Oxford University Press. 

This is the first detailed commentary on HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules providing practitioners with an insider's perspective on how the HKIAC Secretariat administers arbitration under these rules.

Venue: HKIAC, 38/F, Two Exchange Square, Central, Hong Kong

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm 

To RSVP, please email with your name,title and organisation. To view the flyer, please click here


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11 May 2017
Hong Kong

Cross-Sector Mediation Forum

Unbeknown to many accredited mediators in Hong Kong, different private sectors and institutional/special sectors have their own selection criteria in appointing a mediator. Among them are the Legal/ ADR, Corporate, Insurance and Construction fields from private sectors, and the Housing Authority, Financial Dispute Resolution Centre, Joint Mediation Helpline Office and HK Family Welfare Society from the institutional/ special sectors. It is amazing how they may differ in the characteristics they look for in a mediator and the ‘why’ and ‘what’ factors which may affect whom they choose and appoint.

In view of the above, key stakeholders and prominent leaders in this respect would share their invaluable insights into the topic at this Forum with mediators from various organizations. Details of the Forum are as follows:Read more

28 Apr 2017
Hong Kong


如果您曾经面临过上述问题,我们欢迎您参加HKIAC 联合昆明市律师协会和八谦律师集团在昆明举办的仲裁条款谈判演习会。会上将由两家公司的代表现场模拟谈判两份仲裁协议,由资深评论员讲解谈判过程和分享谈判要点。您将获得的,是实用的谈判技巧和策略。Read more

28 Apr 2017

Asia Women in Business Law Forum 2017

HKIAC is a supporting organisation of the Women in Business Law Forum. 

IFLR is pleased to host the fourth annual Women in Business Law Forum. Featuring some of Asia’s foremost legal practitioners, this interactive event examines best practices and innovation around mentoring, personal branding, work-life balance, diversity, and breaking the glass ceiling.

The event includes some of Asia’s leading women general counsel and private practice lawyers who will share their personal stories with the audience. Unlike many events that are aimed at only partner and general counsel level individuals, this event welcomes men and women at all levels of their career with an aim to provide an inclusive debate around building the talent pipeline and to promote the growth of diversity and inclusion initiatives in Asia.Read more

27 Apr 2017

CDR Spring Arbitration Symposium 2017

HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisation of CDR Spring Arbitration Symposium 2017.

CDR’s Spring Arbitration Symposium on 27 April 2017 will focus on current trends in the construction and engineering sectors, as well as looking at the shipping, energy and commodities sectors.

The Symposium also looks at the enforcement climate, with sessions on  challenges to awards, as well as our popular session on ‘Ask The Arbitrators’, which, for 2017, will look at the issue of tribunal selection.

Other subjects include drafting the perfect dispute resolution clause, as well as the use of best practice in assessing evidence in international arbitration, while our session on tribunal secretaries considers whether they are a useful aide to modern arbitral practice.

For details, please click here.Read more

27 Apr 2017

Innoxcell Annual Symposium

HKIAC is a supporting organisation of Innoxcell Annual Symposium. 

White Collar Crime and Regulatory compliance are the biggest immediate challenges affecting corporation and financial services in Asia. Digital innovation and the sophistication of white-collar crime continue to evolve. Regulators and corporation are actively seeking to collaboration to fight corruption and misconduct.

A  new  breed  of  providers is creating technology and solution to make compliance and investigation cheaper, simpler and more flexible.

Come join us on April 26th & 27th at W Hong Kong!Read more

26 Apr 2017 to 27 Apr 2017
Hong Kong

Innovation in Protecting and Applying Trademark Rights Online

Dot Trademark TLD Holding Company Limited collaborates with Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) to jointly organize an IP seminar “Innovation in Protecting and Applying Trademark Rights Online” on April 26 (Wednesday) to celebrate the World Intellectual Property Day.

In the new era of the Internet, intellectual property rights are important to brand owners as it can protect their ideas, products and trade secrets. The seminar focuses on the current and future trends on trademark rights protection and dispute resolution mechanism in global domain name system.

Featuring 2 interactive panel sessions, speakers from different jurisdictions will address the common IP issues such as trademark and IP rights protection. New domain name trends in the Chinese market will also be discussed, including new gTLDs and future developments, providing participants an opportunity to obtain insights on recent IP rights protection trends as well as future IP outlook.Read more

26 Apr 2017
Hong Kong

3rd Annual Symposium for Arbitrators and Mediators

HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisation of 3rd Annual Symposium for Arbitrators and Mediators.

The event is held by Indonesian Academy of Independent Mediators and Arbitrators (MedArbId) in Jakarta. Topics will include:

  • The Rising Presence of Dispute Resolution Professionals in Indonesia and Asia Pacific Region
  • The Role of National Courts in Assisting Parties throughout and beyond the Arbitration and Mediation Process
  • Emerging Issues and Challenges in International Arbitration and How They May Affect Future Practice
  • Trends and Technologies Likely to Impact the Practice of Mediation and Arbitration in the Future

To view flyer, please click here.Read more

26 Apr 2017

GTR Asia Trade & Supply Chain Finance Conference 2017

HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisation of GTR Asia Trade & Supply Chain Finance Conference 2017.

Through its market-leading magazine, Global Trade Review (GTR) provides essential news and analysis for corporates, bankers, lawyers and insurers working in trade and commodity finance, export finance, syndicated loans and regulation. GTR’s conferences offer top-class content for the financial markets, with focused panel discussions, high-quality presentations and a host of well-regarded speakers. With an unparalled base of contacts and a wealth of industry experience, GTR is always first with the latest market news and trends.Read more

19 Apr 2017
Hong Kong


 如果您曾經面臨過上述問題,我們歡迎您參加HKIAC 在台北舉辦的仲裁條款談判演習會。會上將由中國內地和台灣的兩家公司的代表現場模擬談判兩份仲裁協議,由資深評論員講解談判過程和分享談判要點。您將獲得實用的談判技巧和策略。Read more

30 Mar 2017

The Belt & Road Initiative : Investments in the Philippines

The Belt and Road Initiative aims to promote co-development and strengthen economic and trade ties among countries spanning different regions within Asia, Europe and Africa. Its objective is to enhance regional connectivity through infrastructure developments and other projects.

As "Asia's rising star" along the Belt and Road, the Philippines is a promising market for investors in various sectors such as transport and logistics, public utilities and energy, and is expected to benefit from this initiative.

Participants of the seminar will learn about investment under the Belt and Road Initiative. Participants will also receive insights from experts as to how to maximise such opportunities in the Philippines and ensure that their investments are well-protected. Risk management and options for dispute resolution will also be addressed.Read more

28 Mar 2017

CIArb Workshop : Costs in Arbitration Hong Kong 2017

HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisation of CIArb Workshop : Costs in Arbitration Hong Kong 2017

CIArb’s Costs in Arbitration Workshop 2017 will deliver first-hand and practical insight into how arbitral tribunals approach the issues relating to costs in arbitration. Combining the expertise of leading law firms, a recognised arbitrator and an experienced funder, the workshop will offer a 360- degree view of the cost landscape with a focus on five main areas including costs of arbitration proceedings, practical costs budgeting.

Members of Users Council can take advantage of early bird rates until 10 March. Read more

28 Mar 2017
Hong Kong

HKIAC Arbitration Clause Negotiation Workshop - Manila

We welcome you to HKIAC’s first arbitration clause negotiation workshop in the Philippines. The workshop will feature a mock negotiation over arbitration clauses to be included into two agreements concerning a Chinese private equity fund’s investment in a joint venture through its special purpose investment vehicle. The negotiation process will be visually displayed in real-time while a commentator will discuss takeaway points as the negotiation progresses. You should be able to walk away with a set of drafting techniques and bargaining tactics that you can use in real-life negotiations.Read more

27 Mar 2017

What price the access to justice? The implications of third party funding for the arbitral process. 

HKIAC and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom are pleased to bring you this discussion on third party funding. In this presentation, His Honour Judge David Waksman QC, Judge in Charge of the London Mercantile Court, who also sits in the English Commercial Court, will offer some perspectives on litigation funding in arbitrations, particularly in the light of his decisions in Essar v Norscot (arbitrator's power to award funding costs against losing party) and Impact Funding v AIG (insurance cover for solicitor's liability to funder). He will also speak about the autonomy of arbitration and its relation to the development of the law.

The presentation will consist of a short lecture followed by a question and answer session moderated by Rory McAlpine of Skadden Arps and Kim Rooney, Chair of the Hong Kong Law Reform Commission’s Sub-committee on Third Party Funding for Arbitration Read more

27 Mar 2017
Hong Kong

Vis East Cocktail Party

HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisation of Vis East Cocktail Party。

In conjunction with the Willem Vis East Moot Competition, the KCAB and the SIDRC would like to invite all arbitrators to their networking session on Monday 27 March 2017.

The details are as follows:

Date & Time: 27th March, 7:00 pm

Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills (23/F Gloucester Tower, 15 Queen's Road Central)

Entrance Fee: Free of charge

RSVP: click here

Flyer:  KCAB_Hong Kong Event.pdfRead more

27 Mar 2017
Hong Kong

Columbia Arbitration Day

Columbia Arbitration Day is set to take place on March 3, 2017, at Columbia Law School and is centered on the theme “Striking a Balance: Confronting Tensions in International Arbitration.” Throughout the day, there will be four different panels and a keynote address given by Carolyn Lamm of White & Case. More information is available on the CAD website (which will be further updated in the coming weeks), and practitioners can now register here.Read more

03 Mar 2017
New York

IFLR Asia M & A Forum

HKIAC is a supporting organisation of IFLR Asia M & A Forum.

The 12th annual IFLR Asia M&A Forum is returning to the Island Shangri-La Hong Kong on 1-2 March 2017 to discuss key trends on the Asia-Pacific M&A market.

Recent global and economic events have meant that dealmakers are taking a more cautious stance, and there continues to be an ever-growing focus on technology and anti-corruption policies. Against this backdrop, this forum will provide attendees with key developments, best practices and tips for navigating unique deal-making environments in the region. Read more

01 Mar 2017 to 02 Mar 2017
Hong Kong

Long Term Gas Supply Contract Asia Congress

HKIAC is pleased to support the only event in Asia focused on successfully negotiating and renegotiating Long Term Gas Supply contracts! Bringing together a senior level audience of leading purchasers, suppliers, expert consultants and the most highly regarded lawyers in this area, attendees will benefit from the extensive learning and business development opportunities. This is an event that no one involved in the negotiation or renegotiations of LTG contracts can afford to miss.Read more

27 Feb 2017 to 28 Feb 2017

The Global Pound Conference (GPC) Series 2017

HKIAC is a supporting organisation of the Global Pound Conference. 

Hosting more than 5,000 corporate and disputes professionals in a series of events spanning 40 cities across 31 countries, the Global Pound Conference aims to improve the resolution of commercial disputes in the 21st century.


Using a unique interactive format, which has been dubbed the blueprint for future conferences, delegates from key stakeholder groups vote anonymously on standardised questions via a voting App, debated in real time by world class moderators and panellists. The data will be distilled into a global report and white paper, heralding a new era of dispute resolution. 

HKIAC's Managing Counsel, Joe Liu will be speaking in the panel session : How can Dispute Resolution be improved?  (Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges)

For more information, please visit the website here. Register your interest here. Read more

23 Feb 2017
Hong Kong

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