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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
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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

Mediation Ethics Seminar

The Commercial Mediation Interest Group of the Hong Kong Mediation Council is honoured to have the renowned solicitor mediator and assessor Mr. Simon YEUNG to deliver a seminar on Monday, 29 February 2016.

The seminar will cover the issues of mediation ethics such as impartiality, confidentiality and conflicts of interest. It will also cover the foundation of mediation such as voluntariness and self-determination of the parties, competence of the mediator, the question of truthfulness and disclosure, the mediator’s duties to third parties and the legal representatives’ duties.Read more

29 Feb 2016
Hong Kong

Tribunal Secretary Accreditation Programme - Beijing

HKIAC is pleased to launch the world's first tribunal secretary accreditation programme in Beijing.  As an extension of HKIAC's award-winning tribunal secretary service, this programme is aimed at training and accrediting a new generation of qualified tribunal secretaries. Read more

27 Feb 2016 to 28 Feb 2016

HK45 Arbitration Update for 2015

Join us as we discuss the most recent developments in Hong Kong, Mainland China, India, Singapore and further afield. Moderated by Eleanor Hughes. Speakers include Sheila Ahuja, Simone Hui, James MacKinnon, Matthew Townsend, J. Romesh Weeramantry, and Ing Loong Yang.Read more

25 Feb 2016
Hong Kong

How to Become a Sensational Tribunal Arbitral Secretary?

Have you ever acted as secretary to an arbitral tribunal?  Would you like to?  Are you curious what the job entails? 

Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and The Phillippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb) are delighted to invite you to a joint seminar on the significant role of tribunal secretaries.

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24 Feb 2016

Hong Kong Practice Moot 2016

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) is pleased to host the third Hong Kong Practice Moot for the 9th Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot (HK Practice Moot). The event will be held at HKIAC’s state of the art facilities at Exchange Square in Central, Hong Kong.Read more

24 Feb 2016 to 25 Feb 2016
Hong Kong

Challenging Assumptions in International Arbitration

Columbia Arbitration Day (CAD), the Columbia International Arbitration Association's (CIAA) largest annual event, is one of the premier international arbitration and CLE-accredited conferences in the United States, bringing together scholars, practitioners, and students from all over the world for an annual discussion on the challenges that drive the international arbitration community.Read more

17 Feb 2016

国际仲裁“沪港通” — 探索程序管理的最佳实践

新年之际,上海国际仲裁中心(SHIAC)和香港国际仲裁中心(HKIAC)联合为您奉上2016年首场“头脑风暴”:探索仲裁程序管理的最佳实践。Read more

19 Jan 2016

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