Mediators work with people who are working with the issues between them.
Mediation is essentially an assisted negotiation and while direct negotiation between the parties is the most efficient way of resolving disputes if this breaks down, the next best option is to involve a neutral third party to assist, utilising a process framework which makes fruitful discussion safe and potentially productive.
How does this happen? While all mediations are unique, at the same time there are some recurrent themes around the people aspects of disputes that can emerge. Mediators use certain skills that can be applied in the business environment.
This seminar provides individuals with the opportunity to explore a more pragmatic approach to negotiation and developing a strategic approach that the negotiator will be able to apply.
By the end of this seminar, participants will have:
- Identified the negotiation phase model
- Analyzed sources of conflict in negotiation
- Identified essential components of effective (active) listening
- Established different approaches in dealing with emotions
- Examined the impact of external influences on negotiation strategy/outcome
- Engaged in individual and group discussi
Understanding Chinese State-Owned Entities - Doing Business and Resolving Disputes with Chinese State-Owned Entities
In today's global marketplace, State-owned entities (SoEs) are increasingly involved in cross-border commercial and investment activity. This is especially so with the implementation of China's outbound investment programme, the Belt & Road Initiative, in which Chinese SoEs are playing a leading role. The increased involvement of SoEs in cross-border commercial and investment activity gives rise to important issues concerning the nature of SoEs, business risk management, and dispute resolution.
The Secretary of Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Teresa Cheng GBS SC JP will deliver a keynote speech. Experts will discuss the legal issues relevant to doing business and resolving disputes with Chinese SoEs.
After the seminar, the Department of Justice (DoJ) and Invest Kong Kong (InvestHK) of the HKSAR request the pleasure of your company at a cocktail reception.
Co-organisers: HKIAC, Department of Justice (DOJ), ICC
Navigating Applicable Law, Admission of Evidence and Related Proceedings: Issues and Challenges
On the occasion of the 16th Vis East Moot, which will be held in Hong Kong between 31 March and 7 April 2019, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and the Vienna International Arbitral Centre will hold a seminar to discuss issues concerning the applicable law to the arbitration agreement, the admissibility of illegally obtained evidence, and the legal and evidentiary positions across related proceedings.
It is anticipated that 600+ competitors will descend upon Hong Kong for the 16th Willem C. Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moot. This year's competition will feature the new 2018 HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules, which recently came into force on 1 November 2018. During the week of the competition in Hong Kong, HKIAC is opening its doors to participants, including competitors and arbitrators, each day from 1 to 4 April 2019 between 2:00pm to 4:00pm for those wishing to visit the Centre. This open house will feature a presentation by members of the Secretariat and a tour of HKIAC. It will be an opportunity to meet the team at HKIAC and learn more about the work of the Centre.
The Hong Kong Mediation Council (HKMC), a division of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), is offering a mediation training course designed for individuals who are interested to become accredited mediators. The course will cover the following topics:
- The key principles of mediation as a means of dispute resolution;
- Principles of interest-based negotiation;
- The process of facilitative mediation model;
- The role of a mediator;
- Mediator's skills and techniques;
- Ethical code of mediators;
- Drafting settlement agreement; and
- Role of lawyers and advisors in mediation
HKIAC Lunch Talk for Young Practitioners (HKIAC 青年午餐会) 提供平台供青年人与资深国际仲裁人士交流，探讨和思考国际仲裁相关问题。帮助提升青年人参与国际仲裁的能力。拓展青年人仲裁职业机会和渠道。
- Overview of current in-bound and out-bound investment market in Korea
- Korean perspective of investment treaty arbitration and Korean treaty-making policy
- Selected issues on jurisdiction and substantive protections under investment treaties
- HKIAC administration of investment treaty arbitration and Hong Kong as seat
Experienced mediators accumulate practical knowledge and tactics to conduct mediation in both professional and effective ways. Newly accredited mediators take time to acquire the “know-how”, and often have many questions and challenges before and during the mediation process. This round-table sharing dinner tries to break this gap and provide opportunities for junior mediators to ask questions in relaxing and enjoyable environment.
There will be one experienced mediator and moderator in each table. While enjoying the dinner, participants are free to ask mediation related questions. Experienced mediators will try to address their issues, share their own methods or practices and have fruitful exchange together.
Enroll now to secure your seat. Take this golden opportunity to learn and talk with experienced mediators!
Debating the upsides and downsides of party or tribunal appointed experts in Arbitrations
The debate will feature leading members of the Hong Kong international arbitration community who will assemble on two sides of the debate, arguing the case for whether the parties, or the Tribunal, should be responsible for appointing expert witnessess in arbitration, and related topics.
Organisers: BRG, HKIAC and Arbitration Chambers
For young and aspiring female practitioners in arbitration, with burning questions on how to raise your profile, land that first arbitral appointment, identify and approach potential clients, get speaking engagements and published in journals, network for success, how to “do BD”, and everything you have always wanted to know about becoming a star in international arbitration.
Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to learn practical tips from international arbitration stars and come prepared with your questions. Light breakfast will be provided courtesy of Stephenson Harwood.
You are cordially invited to attend the inaugural HKIAC Lecture, delivered by Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler.
Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler currently serves as President of ICCA, the International Council for Commercial Arbitration. She practices international commercial and investment arbitration and has acted in over 220 international arbitrations, mainly as arbitrator. Gabrielle appears on numerous institutional arbitration panels (including ICC, ICSID, AAA, LCIA, SIAC, CIETAC) and conducts arbitrations under the rules of all major institutions. She is regularly ranked among the top ten arbitrators worldwide; a study of investment arbitration released in 2016 concluded that she was the "most influential arbitrator in the world".
A Professor Emerita at Geneva University Law School, Gabrielle is also the founder, former director and a current faculty member of the Geneva LLM in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS), a joint program of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and Geneva Law School. She is also a visiting professor at National University of Singapore, Tsinghua University in Beijing, and Georgetown University and the President of the Council of the Center for International Dispute Settlement (CIDS). Gabrielle teaches courses on international commercial and investment arbitration and heads research projects in the area of arbitration.
She is Honorary President of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and was ASA President from 2001 to 2005. Gabrielle is also a founder of the FIAA (Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy) and the President of its Advisory Board, as well as a former member of the ICC Court, LCIA Court, and AAA Board. She was and is a member of the Swiss delegation to UNCITRAL, including within Working Group II on transparency (until 2014), and presently Working Group III on the reform of investor-state arbitration, for which she has co-authored two CIDS reports.
Formerly, Gabrielle was a professor (international arbitration, 1997-2018) and assistant professor (private international law, 1993-1997) at the University of Geneva Law School; partner of Schellenberg Wittmer (1996-2007), and partner (1985-1995) and associate (1981-1985) of Baker & McKenzie, in Geneva and New York. After studies at the University of Geneva (law degree 1974) and a doctorate from the University of Basel (1979), she was admitted to the Geneva Bar (1976) and New York State Bar (1982).
Join our experts as they discuss and compare evaluative mediation regimes in Hong Kong, UK and other jurisdiction. The seminar will also examine problems commonly associated with evaluative mediation, such as professional indemnity insurance, legal and regulatory hurdles, and the need to maintain the mediator's neutrality and independence.
The HK Practice Moot provides teams in the Asia-Pacific region with experience in the practice of investment arbitration in a simulated arbitration hearing setting as well as an opportunity to network with other teams and of the Hong Kong arbitration community.
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AIIB Legal Seminar - A Project Finance Toolkit for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) are pleased to present a joint seminar to explain and discuss legal and commercial aspects of AIIB's status, policies and projects. It features an interview with AIIB's General Counsel, Gerard Sanders, a presentation from AIIB's Head of Corporate Law, Peter Quayle, on the international legal status of AIIB and dispute resolution, as well as a roundtable discussion on what makes a "shovel-ready" AIIB project involving Mr. Sanders, Mr. Quayle and AIIB's Senior Legal Consultant, Jennifer Handz. The seminar also includes speakers from HKIAC, the Department of Justice of Hong Kong, and the legal and banking sectors in Hong Kong.
Brigitte Stern is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Paris. She regularly serves as arbitrator in investment treaty arbitrations and international commercial arbitrations. She is a member of the ICSID Panel of Conciliators and Arbitrators, designated by Georgia and a member of the Panelists of WTO, designated by France. She has acted as expert and international legal adviser for States and various organisations. Professor Stern was also a member and Vice-President of the United Nations Administrative Tribunal, and of the ADB and ATBIS Tribunals. She has appeared as counsel before the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal and before the International Court of Justice.
Join us as we discuss the most recent developments in arbitration practice over the past year.
- Pryd Diebschlag (Minter Ellison) - Recent Hong Kong arbitration-related case law and developments in the enforcement of awards in Mainland China
- Stella Hu (Herbert Smith Freehills) - Developments in the international commercial courts in Asia
- Eliza Jiang (Fangda Partners) - Case study of the first emergency arbitration in the PRC
- Michelle Shi (HKIAC) - An introduction to the 2018 HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules
HK45 is a group for professionals who are under 45 years of age and who are interested in the practice of arbitration. The mission of the group is to promote interest in and knowledge of issues relating to arbitration. HK45 is formed under the auspices of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, and is intended to provide opportunities for both professional development and social interaction.
Membership to HK45 is free.
Seminar: Arbitrator appointments, conflicts and challenges
Date: 16 January 2019
Time: 12:00 - 14:00 (registration starts at 12:00 |light lunch provided)
Venue: 38/F Two Exchange Square, Hong Kong
- Nils Eliasson, Council Member, HKIAC; Partner, Shearman & Sterling
- Judith Gill QC, President, LCIA Court; Arbitrator, 20 Essex Street
- Sarah Grimmer, Secretary-General, HKIAC
- Jackie van Haersolte-van Hof, Director General, LCIA
- Kathryn Sanger, Council Member, HKIAC; Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
HKIAC Tribunal Secretary Training Programme - Manila
HKIAC is the first arbitral institution to offer a Tribunal Secretary Training Programme. As an extension of HKIAC’s tribunal secretary service, the Programme trains the next generation of tribunal secretaries around the world.
The training is two-and-a-half-day, during which part of the participants work will be assessed. Participants who have passed the written exam will receive a certificate of completion and will be listed on our website subject to his/her consent.