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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

Mediation v Arbitration : Best Friends or Best Enemies?

Mediation v Arbitration: Best Friends or Best Enemies? - A View from Asia" that will take place on 1- 2 December 2016 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and the HKIAC,Hong Kong

Topics will include:

  • Drafting/negotiating/enforcing ADR clauses and the role of counsel
  • Mediator v arbitrator: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde?
  • Articulating mediation and arbitration proceedings: mission impossible or a piece of cake?
  • Enforcing a settlement reached through mediation or enforcing an award: a race for efficiency?

Register before 21 October to receive the early bird discount. To register, click here.

For more information, click here.Read more

01 Dec 2016 to 02 Dec 2016
Hong Kong

Business of IP Asia Forum (BIP Asia)

Jointly organised by the Government of the HKSAR, Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong Design Centre, the 6th Edition of Business of Intellectual Property Asia Forum (BIP Asia) will bring IP professionals and business leaders from around the world to discuss the latest developments in IP and explore business collaboration opportunities. The Forum last year had attracted more than 2,400 IP professionals and industry players, featuring over 80 heavy-weight speakers to share their insights.

As the supporting organisation of the event, members of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre are offered a special two-day pass (including Networking Luncheon on Thursday, 1st December) for HK$600 per person (original price HK$1,800).

Online Registration: Click here to register*

*To enjoy the special rate, please register with full payment and promotional code “BIP2016SO_60

For more information, please visit BIP Asia Forum website at more

01 Dec 2016 to 02 Dec 2016
Hong Kong

Domain Name Dispute Resolution Conference

HKIAC is a supporting organisation of the Domain Name Dispute Resolution Conference.

With the implementation of ICANN’s new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) programme, hundreds of new gTLDs are up and running in cyberspace. The best way to tackle online infringements in relation to these new gTLDs has become a matter of great concern to many intellectual property (IP) rights owners.

The conference will attract a considerable number of brand owners, IP practitioners as well as many other professionals from the international community.

Please click here for details.Read more

01 Dec 2016
Kuala Lumpur

HKIAC Arbitrator Training Series - Beijing

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 conict 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.

Please click here for details.Read more

29 Nov 2016

HKIAC 仲裁条款谈判演习会 - Beijing

设想您是一名公司法务、仲裁律师或项目律师,下午6:30收到公司管理层或客户的电话,要求在合同签订前的最后几小时内敲定一份仲裁协议。您将如何在有限的时间内为您的公司或客户争取最有利的仲裁条款?在谈判过程中,哪些是需要考虑的重点,仲裁 条款的哪些部分可以让步从而换取其他更有利的条款? 如果您曾经面临过上述问题,我们欢迎您参加HKIAC 联合LEB在北京举办的仲裁条款谈 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。


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29 Nov 2016

Managing Arbitration and Related Court Proceedings - Practical and Strategic Decisions

HKIAC and Baker & McKenzie are pleased to present a seminar to discuss practical and strategic considerations on how to best manage arbitration and related court proceedings. 

It will  start off with a presentation by Mr. Leng Sun Chan SC, Baker & McKenzie’s Global Head of International Arbitration, on how to strike a balance between commerciality and integrity of the arbitral process.  Mr. Chan SC will then be joined by Ms. Josephine Wan-Wen Hadikusumo, Senior Counsel Asia at Texas Instruments, and Mr. Joe Liu, Managing Counsel at HKIAC for a fireside chat on how to make various practical and strategic decisions during an arbitration and related court proceedings. 

The seminar brings together the perspectives of practitioners, in-house counsel and arbitral institutions, and is an event not to be missed for those seeking to manage arbitration and related court proceedings effectively and strategically in Hong Kong and beyond.
The seminar will be followed by a networking cocktail reception.

Please click here for details.Read more

28 Nov 2016
Hong Kong

HKIAC Arbitration Clause Negotiation Workshop - Seoul

You are an in-house counsel, a contract manager, transactional or arbitration lawyer. You have received a call from your management team or client at 6:30pm asking you to conclude an arbitration clause within a few hours before the deal is sealed. How do you secure the best possible arbitration agreement for your company or client, while bearing the business objectives in mind and making sure that the corporate policy is followed? What are the key drafting points you need to consider and what issues you can concede in return for more favourable terms in other parts of the arbitration clause?

For anyone who has faced these questions, we welcome you to HKIAC's arbitration clause negotiation workshop in Seoul.

Please click here for details.

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23 Nov 2016

The Kaplan Lecture 2016

People, not Systems - Lessons for the Future from the Past

An account of the individual hedgehogs, not the institutional foxes, who make arbitration work as a pragmatic system of dispute resolution from London to China.

Please click here for details.Read more

23 Nov 2016
Hong Kong

4th International Arbitration Conference - Sydney

Co-presented by the Australian Centre for International Arbitration (ACICA), the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia (BLS) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Australia (CIArb), this year’s Arbitration Conference will form part of Sydney Arbitration Week 2016.

The Hon James Allsop AO, Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia will welcome delegates to the conference.

The Hon Tom Bathurst AC, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, will give the opening address.

To register your interest, please email: 

To view the flyer, please click here.Read more

22 Nov 2016

Asian Logistics & Maritime Conference (ALMC)

The 6th Asian Logistics & Maritime Conference (ALMC) will be held on 22-23 November at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Being Asia’s largest conference, ALMC 2016 continues to bring internationally renowned speakers and 2000+ participants from around the world. The Conference will discuss hot topics like the Belt and Road Initiatives and the development of E-commerce. Visit us at for more details!

Enter “ALMC16SOIAC” in registration page to receive 50% discount for Full Pass while the original price is USD 230/ HKD 1,800.

Please click here for details.Read more

22 Nov 2016 to 23 Nov 2016

PMI HK Asia Pacific Project Management Congress 2016

The Project Management Institute Hong Kong Chapter is proud to host the PMI HK Asia Pacific Project Management Congress 2016 on 5th November at Cyberport Conference and Exhibition Centre.

Organisations and governments of all shapes and sizes are now increasingly focused on building a new tomorrow and making a difference to its customers, employees, its citizens, the economies and environments that they live in. How are they doing and will they arrive at a better tomorrow?

This Congress will explore the building blocks for building a better tomorrow, reflect on experiences and best practices that are applicable across organisations, industries, cultures and geographical boundaries. This will cover different perspectives including Leveraging Technology, Talent Mangement and Business & Strategic Alignment.

Please click here for details.Read more

05 Nov 2016
Hong Kong

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