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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

2017 HK Practice Moot

HKIAC is pleased to host the HK Practice Moot for the 10th Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court.  The HK Practice Moot is the only Asian practice moot for the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot, providing teams in the Asia-Pacific region experience in the practice of investment arbitration in simulated arbitration hearings.

This year, HKIAC is also pleased to introduce the "HKIAC Capacity Building Scholarship (HKCBS)", a new initiative to promote the development of investment arbitration in Asia and to also build the next generation of arbitrators.Read more

16 Feb 2017 to 17 Feb 2017
Hong Kong

HKIAC Arbitration Clause Negotiation Workshop - Singapore

For anyone who has faced these questions, we welcome you to HKIAC’s arbitration clause negotiation workshop.  Four arbitration experts will engage in a mock negotiation of arbitration clauses to be included into three agreements concerning a Chinese private equity fund’s investment in a Chinese-foreign joint venture through an Indonesian company majority-owned by a Singaporean state-owned enterprise.  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

13 Feb 2017

Practical Tips on Common Issues of Contract Drafting - Seoul

HKIAC and the Seoul IDRC are pleased to co-host this training session in Seoul which will provide practical and informative guides on contractual clauses that in-house counsels encounter frequently in the course of their work and insights into the latest legal developments in Korea.Read more

20 Jan 2017

Inter-State Disputes in the Asia-Pacific

HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting partner of the CMS Lecture:  Inter-State Disputes in the Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific region has a fascinating past and present, peppered by disputes, large and small, between neighbouring states. As is often the case with inter-State disputes, many of the disputes in the Asia-Pacific region have been on the agendas of diplomats and lawyers for decades. In the recent past, a number of the most significant inter-State disputes in contemporary times have been based in the Asia-Pacific and have been decided through arbitration.

The speakers will discuss the arbitration of inter-State disputes in the Asia-Pacific region and how lessons learned from the resolution of such disputes may inform the future.Read more

13 Jan 2017
Hong Kong

Private Equity Investment in Africa

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and Acorus Capital is hosting a panel discussion to explore opportunities and prospects in untapped industries with a focus on Private Equity investment. 
The seminar will cover a wide range of topics including:

  • Identifying Private Equity investment opportunities 
  • Demystifying Uncertainties & Overcoming Challenges
  • Addressing considerations and concerns in documents
  • Using Arbitration as a Recovery Tool
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15 Dec 2016
Hong Kong



为此,香港中国企业协会(“中企协会”)与香港国际仲裁中心(“HKIAC”)联合举办本次座谈。会上HKIAC主席郑若骅资深大律师将对国际仲裁规则和文书写作以案例的形式作详细讲解。会上还有其他来自香港和内地的仲裁专家,将对中资企业在国际仲裁中遇到的常见问题和解决办法进行深入讨论。Read more

15 Dec 2016

The Dawn of a New Beginning: Recent Developments in Indian Arbitration

HKIAC is a supporting organisation of the The Dawn of a New Beginning: Recent Developments in Indian Arbitration conference.

The Second Annual conference organised in Mumbai is supported by HKIAC, MCIA, KLRCA and ICC to endorse India as a global hub for arbitration amongst international practitioners, corporate houses and the Indian legal fraternity. It is a step towards strengthening our national initiative towards arbitration and enforcement in India.Read more

10 Dec 2016

Arbitration in Banking

Based on newly-released empirical findings, Professor Affaki will explore in his lecture the reality of arbitration in banking and financial matters. He will make the case for a differentiated approach according to the particular banking sector where arbitration is contemplated, including derivatives, project finance, advisory banking, sovereign lending, and Islamic finance and offer recommendations that take into account the reality of banking and finance in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis and the risk approach in international banks towards commercial and investment arbitration.
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09 Dec 2016
Hong Kong

Arbitration Masterclass Series

HKIAC is a supporting organisation of Arbitration Masterclass Series.

Arbitration is a private judicial method of dispute resolution, with awards legally enforced. This Masterclass series MC1 – MC6 are six self-standing sessions, which provides a strong platform for understanding the laws and rules of Arbitration; composition of Arbitral Tribunal; pleadings and hearings; Award Making, recognition and enforcement of Awards based on the Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance (CAP. 609). Read more

05 Dec 2016 to 07 Dec 2016
Hong Kong

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