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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.

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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: 

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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.

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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.

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05 Nov 2016
Hong Kong

SCLHK One Day International Conference 2016

SCLHK is pleased to announce its 2016 One Day International Conference.
4th November 2016.

Hong Kong Football Club, Happy Valley, Hong Kong.

The theme for this year’s conference will be Legislation
Update and Hot Topics Relating to Time, Cost and Contract Administration.

The conference will look at:
• Legislation updates
• Contractual and practical issues relating to delay and disruption
• Contractual and practical issues relating to the recovery of costs
• “Poor contract administration is the prime reason for disputes”Read more

04 Nov 2016


Ukrainian Bar Association kindly invites you to participate in KIEV ARBITRATION DAYS 2016: Think Big! which will take place on 3 November 2016 in Radisson Blu Hotel (22, Yaroslaviv Val str.), Kiev, Ukraine. The conference is conducted under the auspices of the Ukrainian Bar Association.

The KAD 2016 will bring together world-class dispute resolution practitioners and prominent arbitration experts to discuss problems and perspectives of international arbitration. The programme coordinator of the conference is Irina Nazarova, Chief of the ADR Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association, managing partner at ENGARDE Attorneys at Law.

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03 Nov 2016

South Korea & Japan: 5th Annual International Arbitration Summit

Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong will be organising the South Korea & Japan:  5th Annual International Arbitration Summit on Thursday 27 October 2016 at Millennium Seoul Hilton. We are pleased to have Mr Sungbae Ji, President of Korean Commercial Arbitration Board opening the event followed by keynote presentation by Richard Wilmot-Smith Q.C., 39 Essex St Chambers. Free registration is available for General Counsel, contact for more information.Read more

27 Oct 2016

HKIAC Arbitration Clause Negotiation Workshop - Mumbai

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 Mumbai.

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26 Oct 2016

The Corporate Counsel Asia Summit 2016

Corporate Counsel Asia Summit is the premium forum bringing together leading in-house counsel with specialist international law firms and legal services providers. As an invitation-only event taking place behind closed doors, the summit offers regional GCs an intimate environment for a focused discussion of key new drivers shaping the legal profession.

Taking place at The Westin Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 24 - 25 October 2016; attendees will benefit from visionary keynote presentations, real-life case studies and interactive sessions!

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24 Oct 2016 to 25 Oct 2016
Kuala Lumpur

International Dispute Resolution Masterclass

This five-day intensive masterclass programme focuses on what lawyers, arbitrators and cross-border trading companies and merchants need to know about the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration, UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Conciliation, UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and UNCITRAL Conciliation Rules. It will develop participants’ understanding of the aforementioned UNCITRAL instruments and further substantiate their understanding of the prevailing principles and practice in international arbitration and cross-border dispute resolution.

There are three modules in the programme. Module 1 consists of two-day interactive lectures and workshops on UNCITRAL texts on international arbitration and dispute resolution. Module 2 is the CIArb EAB Entry Course; and Module 3 is the CIArb EAB Accelerated Route to Membership Course.

Participants who complete all the three Modules will be awarded a certificate of attendance issued by the organiser(s). Those who pass the assessments in Module 2 will be eligible to apply for Associate grade of CIArb (which is the first grade). Those who pass the assessments in both Modules 2 and 3 of the programme will be eligible to apply for Member grade of CIArb (which is the second grade).Read more

24 Oct 2016 to 28 Oct 2016

National Initiative towards Strengthening Arbitration and Enforcement in India

The premier think tank of Government of India is organizing a Global Conference on “National Initiative towards strengthening Arbitration and Enforcement in India” from 21st October to 23rd October 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. FICCI is privileged to be a supporting partner in this initiative.

The conference aims to provide a platform for the relevant stakeholders including Indian legal community, international arbitral institutions, businesses etc to deliberate critical issues, share the international best practices and chart out a roadmap to strengthen arbitration and its enforcement in the country.

Hon’ble President of India, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Hon’ble Chief Justice of India, senior Union Ministers, eminent legal practitioner and business leaders are expected to address this conference.

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21 Oct 2016 to 23 Oct 2016
New Delhi

HKIAC Arbitrator Training Series

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.

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21 Oct 2016
Hong Kong

The Harbour Lecture Hong Kong: Anyone for Costs?

The Harbour Lecture Hong Kong: Anyone for Costs?
By Harbour Litigation Funding
19 October 2016
4:30 - 6:30 PM (followed by a Cocktail Reception)
The Foreign Correspondents' Club, Hong Kong, (2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, Hong Kong)


The allocation of costs often involves various difficulties that tribunals have the challenging task to address. Most international arbitration rules confer on the Tribunal a very wide discretion as to whether costs should be awarded, to whom and in what amount. As claims for costs get larger this discretion becomes onerous. This Lecture aims to shed light on the origin of the principles underlying the allocation of the costs decision process and the major trends in international commercial and treaty arbitrations. 

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19 Oct 2016
Hong Kong

The Evolution of Intellectual Property Disputes

The growing importance and signicance of the Internet have brought along numerous challenges to legal thoughts, approaches and systems.

Today, and increasingly in the years to come, Internet is disrupting the national and international landscapes. Multiple norms (national and international; private and public; trade, investment or purely IP
focused) and dispute settlement mechanisms (litigation, arbitration, mediation) associated to different legal remedies (reparation, compensation, compliance) can be used to devise innovative and complex legal strategies.

Join our domain name and intellectual property experts as they exchange their views on salient issues pertaining to Intellectual Property disputes and assess cutting-edge legal approaches towards the cyberspace and its multifaceted challenges.

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19 Oct 2016
Hong Kong

ABA - 2016 Fall Meeting

The ABA Section of International Law invites you to attend the 2016 Fall Meeting on October 18-21, 2016 at the Tokyo Hilton Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre is a Cooperating Entity on this event and members can take advantage of discounted ABA Section of International Law Member Rates by registering online and selecting the “Cooperating Entity” rate.  Registration rates are further discounted for full-time law students, full time gov./academic/NGO, corporate counsel, and young lawyers (35 and under).

The theme for the Meeting is The Pacific Century: Progress and Predictions. The Fall Meeting is a four day conference that will feature cutting edge panels that cover the latest international legal and ethics issues.Read more

18 Oct 2016 to 21 Oct 2016

5th Annual HK Arbitration Week

Already in its fifth year, Hong Kong Arbitration Week attracts an ever growing number of users and practitioners from every corner of the globe to the heart of Hong Kong to exchange insights on the changing landscape of international arbitration.

This year will be no different. The HKIAC and this year's co-organisers look forward to welcoming you to Asia's World City for a week of engaging, informative and enjoyable events!

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HKArbWeek Events

Opportunities and Challenges under the Belt and Road Initiative :  2016 Hong Kong Summit on Financial and Investment Dispute Resolution in China
17 October 2016
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
HKIAC (38/F, Two Exchange Square, Central, Hong Kong)

HKArbWeek 2016 Welcome Reception
By HKArbWeek Organisers
17 October 2016
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
3/F, LHT Tower, 31 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong

ADR in Asia Conference
18 October 2016
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong (8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong)

HK Arbitration Charity Ball
18 October 2016
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
JW Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong (Pacific Place 88 Queensway, Hong Kong)

Transparency in Arbitration: Quo Vadis?
By Latham & Watkins
19 October 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Latham & Watkins (18/F, One Exchange Square, Central, Hong Kong)

Energy disputes : Lessons learnt in Europe and opportunities facing the Chinese energy market
By The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC)
19 October 2016
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM (Registration starts at 2:00 PM)
HKIAC (38/F, Two Exchange Square, Central, Hong Kong)

The Harbour Lecture Hong Kong: Anyone for Costs?
By Harbour Litigation Funding
19 October 2016
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (followed by a Cocktail Reception)
The Foreign Correspondents' Club (2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, Hong Kong) 

6th Annual GAR Live Hong Kong
By Global Arbitration Review
20 October 2016
9:00 AM - 6:15 PM (followed by a Cocktail Reception)
HKIAC (38/F Two Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong)

2nd Annual GAR Live Hong Kong Closing Dinner
By Global Arbitration Review
20 October 2016
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Hong Kong Club (1 Jackson Rd, Hong Kong)

HK45 Arbitration Pub Quiz
By HK45
20 October 2016
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Herbert Smith Freehills (23/F, Gloucester Tower, Landmark, Central, Hong Kong)
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17 Oct 2016 to 21 Oct 2016
Hong Kong

The 1st CARTAL Conference on International Arbitration 2016

The theme of the Conference, “Arbitration at Crossroads”, alludes to the critical stage which the law and practice of arbitration is at, both domestically in India, as well as in international dispute resolution. The aim of the Conference is to act as a platform for both prominent practitioners and academicians to analyse some of the most contemporary issues and help chalk out a potential roadmap to navigate through them.

The Conference consists of four panel discussions, to be held on October 15-16, 2016 at the National Law University, Jodhpur in India.

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15 Oct 2016 to 16 Oct 2016

Fordham International Arbitration & Mediation Conference

The Fordham International Arbitration and Mediation Conference will be held on Friday, October 14, 2016.

This year's theme is New Developments, New Challenges, and New Ideas in International Dispute Resolution.

Keynote Address: Gerald Aksen

Topics include :

  • The Arbitrator’s Role in Settlement
  • Emergency Arbitrators and Interim Measures
  • The Enforceability of Awards Set Aside at the Seat
  • Issues in Latin America
  • Technology and Arbitration

Special Pre-Conference Event:
Arbitral Women Breakfast on Unconscious Bias

Special Discounted Registration rates :

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14 Oct 2016
New York

Advanced Maritime Engineering Conference AMEC2016

The Advanced Maritime Engineering Conference (AMEC) 2016 will be held on 13-14 October 2016 at the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

The theme of AMEC 2016 is Green and Sustainable Development in Shipping and Engineering, with a scope ranging from Green Energy Production and Logistic; Innovative Ship and Engineering Design; Shipping Policy, Shipping and Engineering Management and Safety; to Sustainability, Safety and Education in Shipping and Engineering.

Further details about the Conference are available at the website (

An early bird discount may be available for registrations on or before 1 September 2016.

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13 Oct 2016 to 14 Oct 2016
Hong Kong

The 5th Asia Pacific ADR Conference

Jointly hosted by the UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea, the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Seoul International Dispute Resolution Center (SIDRC), the 5th Asia Pacific ADR Conference will feature various important aspects of international arbitration, with an overview of the development of arbitration from 50 years ago when UNCITRAL and KCAB were established. This is a valuable opportunity for experts, officials, researchers, scholars, and practitioners from the region and around the world to exchange insights and views on ADR. All are welcomed to attend.

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12 Oct 2016 to 13 Oct 2016

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