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Belt and Road Summit

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is designed to enhance the orderly free-flow of economic factors and the efficient allocation of resources by expanding business cooperation between East and West, from Asia to Europe via Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, West Asia and the Middle East. The “Belt” and “Road” refer to the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, respectively. The Initiative offers companies unparalleled opportunities to tap into new markets and explore the tremendous potential of the Chinese mainland, ASEAN countries and many other economies along the Belt and Road.

Register before 8 April 2016 with the promotional code “BNR30HKIAC” to receive a 30% special discount.Read more

18 May 2016
Hong Kong

SCC Rules Revision 2017

Please join us for a presentation and discussion of the proposed changes to the arbitration rules of the SCC.

Topics that will be addressed include:

  • summary procedure
  • multi-party/multi-contract disputes
  • investment treaty arbitration; and
  • making the expedited procedure even more efficient

The discussion will be led by the chairman of the Rules Revision Committee Jakob Ragnwaldh (Mannheimer Swartling), together with the SCC Deputy
Secretary General Kristin Campbell-Wilson.

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17 May 2016
Hong Kong

SmartHK Chengdu

Business opportunities bloom for HK’s professional business service sector!

Well received with over 50,000 visits, SmartHK has well established as an iconic event for promoting HK service sectors and total business solution in Mainland China since its first edition in 2011 and close to 4,000 business matching meetings were arranged to bridge up HK service providers and Mainland enterprises. The next SmartHK will be held in Chengdu in May 2016 to connect Hong Kong’s service providers with potential clients in Western China region, including the manufacturing and retail sectors. The event also offers an invaluable opportunity to grasp first-hand information of the mainland market and expand business networks.

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12 May 2016 to 13 May 2016

It's Time for Africa! A View from the Arbitral Institutions

The Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) and the MCCI Arbitration and Mediation Center (MARC) are pleased to host this conference : "Arbitration - It's Time for Africa! A View from the Arbitral Instituions." Six years after the World Cup to have ever taken place on the continent, Mauritius is becoming, at least for a few days and perhaps far beyond, the African capital of international arbitration.

HKIAC's Managing Counsel, Maria - Krystyna Duval will be a panel speaker in the session : Promoting African Arbitrators and Practitioners : What can institutions do?

To learn more about the conference, click here 

Please register by 1 May 2016

(First come first served basis as places are limited)


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11 May 2016

A distinct way of doing business in Africa

In 2015, China’s trade with Africa reached a staggering US$222 billion and is set to continue to grow in the coming years. The Chinese approach to outbound investment, mainly through State-owned enterprises, remains somewhat cloaked in mystery to many international spectators. Read more

11 May 2016

ICCA Mauritius Congress 2016

The ICCA Congress is the pre-eminent event for international arbitration professionals. 

The Congress will offer discussion of cutting-edge issues in international arbitration of relevance to seasoned practitioners and young professionals alike.

The Congress will be addressed by both UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mohamed El Baradei.

ICCA Mauritius will feature distinguished speakers who have participated in many of the most-discussed arbitration proceedings of recent years, including Yukos v. Russia, White Industries v. India, and Philip Morris v. Australia.Read more

08 May 2016 to 11 May 2016

Mediation Week 2016 - Mediation Carnival

With the theme “ Harnessing Mediation to Build a Harmonious Community”, the Mediation Week 2016-Mediation Carnival is jointly organized by Department of Justice and Hong Kong Mediation Centre to introduce diversified mediation services to the community, such as Family Mediation, Peer Mediation and Building Management Mediation, to foster a greater understanding of mediation in general to build a harmonious community. The event is aimed to attract participation from diversified local residents including students, families, new arrivals from the Mainland and ethnic minorities.Read more

08 May 2016
Hong Kong

Sports Arbitration Conference Seoul

The Seoul IDRC, with co-hosts the Court of Arbitration for Sports and the Korean Council for International Arbitration, is proud to present its flagship event of the year: the Sports Arbitration Conference Seoul, 2 May 2016 at the Plaza Hotel, Seoul.   

This topic has been chosen in coordination with the Brazil 2016 Olympic Games and various Olympic events in PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Beijing, and Tokyo over the next six years.  The full-day program will feature delegates from the Court of Arbitration for Sports and distinguished practitioners in sports law and arbitration.  All lectures will be in English, with simultaneous Korean translation.

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02 May 2016

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 first arbitration clause negotiation workshop in Seoul.Read more

20 Apr 2016

The Indian Arbitration Reforms - A Giant Leap for India?

There was much excitement last year when two key ordinances aimed at reforming the dispute resolution processes in India were promulgated by the President of India. The Arbitration Ordinance which amends the Indian Arbitration Act and the Commercial Courts Ordinance, which provides for the establishment of Commercial Courts across India. In January this year, these ordinances were enacted by the Indian Parliament. 

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19 Apr 2016
Hong Kong







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15 Apr 2016

2016 Asian Regional Meeting - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Join the IADC for a full day of multiple panel discussion programming followed by a professional networking cocktail reception is being planned. There will be a separate, optional dinner after the event.Read more

12 Apr 2016

One size fits all? A cultural lens on the ideal arbitrator

On the occasion of the 23rd Willem C Vis Moot, which will be held in Vienna between 17 and 24 March 2016, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC) will be jointly organizing a seminar to explore the qualities which are essential to an ideal arbitrator and whether these qualities differ from one culture to another with a particular focus on the Far East.

Contact Ms Christa Eybl at or +43 (0) 5 90 900-4397 to register.Read more

19 Mar 2016

2nd International Women's Conference

Co-organised by ArbitralWomen and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, this conference will explore a plethora of issues and opportunities which women face in the ADR sector, ranging from the strategic to the pragmatic. Commencing with a special keynote address the programme will offer a series of panel sessions, offering interactive Q&A opportunities. Proceeding this, a social networking reception and dinner will be held at UNESCO House where attendees can connect with colleagues and network with new contacts.Read more

16 Mar 2016

Practical Guidance : Managing Financial Service Disputes

Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and Eversheds are delighted to invite you to a joint seminar on international financial disputes.  

Stakeholders in the financial services sector are experiencing a new era of proliferating regulation and increasing cross-border investment in the wake of the global financial crisis.

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16 Mar 2016

HKIAC Arbitration Clause Negotiation Workshop

Join us with four arbitration experts to 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. 

There is no charge to attend this event.Read more

15 Mar 2016
Hong Kong

FIAA Workshop

HKIAC is pleased to support the FIAA training in Hong Kong.  This learning-by-doing workshop will provide international arbitration practitioners with advanced skills and techniques for examination, cross-examination and witness conferencing involving expert witnesses. Participants will have a unique opportunity to improve their advocacy skills by:

  • working with accounting experts from leading firms; 
  • engaging in exercises and simulations based on a mock arbitration case, including a full day witness hearing; and 
  • obtaining direct feedback and practical advice from leading international arbitration practitioners and advocacy instructors.
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10 Mar 2016 to 12 Mar 2016
Hong Kong

One size fits all? A cultural lens on the ideal arbitrator

On the occasion of the 13th Vis East Moot, which will be held in Hong Kong between 6th and 13th March, 2016, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC) will be jointly organizing a seminar to explore the qualities which are essential to an ideal arbitrator and whether these qualities differ from one culture to another with a particular focus on the Far East.

The seminar will conclude with a “Wine Tasting & Networking” opportunity.Read more

07 Mar 2016
Hong Kong

5th Annual GENNEXT Counsel Congress & Awards 2016

Theme: Global Exchanges on Business Trends & Challenges - The Future is here

Rapid changes in the global business environment have and will continue to create uncertainty in the corporate world. In a scenario where offering great legal advice is expected as baseline, how does one move closer to that oh-so-elusive goal of brilliance, especially in the In-House context? India is no stranger to this evolution; the country could well be the next regional hub for transactional and arbitrational legal services. What’s more, we may also open up the legal sector to foreign players.Read more

03 Mar 2016 to 05 Mar 2016

Asia M&A Forum 2016

The 11th annual IFLR Asia M&A will be returning to Hong Kong on 2-3 March 2016 to cover the latest developments as the region continues to demostrate strong growth in deal making. 

Join HKIAC and other leading corporate lawyers, legal professionals and others in this coomprehensive two-day forum to address the critical issues in M&A.

Free for in-house counsel, bankers' counsel and heads of legal.  To register or for more information, please email more

02 Mar 2016 to 03 Mar 2016
Hong Kong

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