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Practical Implications of the Belt and Road for Hong Kong SMEs

Practical Implications of the Belt and Road for Hong Kong SMEs: Risk and Dispute Resolution

HKIAC - HKGCC joint seminar

Five years after being launched, China's Belt and Road Initiative is gaining momentum. Projects continue to be announced across South Asia, Central Asia, Africa and beyond. There are huge opportunities for Hong Kong businesses in transportation, logistics, maritime, finance, telecommunications, real estate, information technology and legal services. Join our panel of experts who will identify how to mitigate risk in Belt and Road projects, discuss the types of issue that are likely to arise, and explain why Hong Kong is well positioned both to participate in Belt and Road projects and to resolve Belt and Road disputes.

Speaker(s):

Sarah Grimmer, Secretary-General, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
Vincent Connor, Partner, Pinsent Masons 
Maria Tan Pedersen, Partner, Jones Day
Behzad Mirzaei, Partner and Senior Advisor, Basio Consultants & Services Ltd / Chairman of the Asia & Africa Committee

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11 Dec 2018
Hong Kong

HKIAC Pre-Dispute Strategy Workshop - Mumbai

This workshop brings together legal counsel, an asset recovery specialist, and a third-party funder in an early stage meeting scenario to consider the legal options available and practical steps required to formulate an effective dispute resolution strategy.

Experts will consider the lifecycle of a dispute from commencement of proceedings through to enforcement and ultimate recovery. The aim is to equip attendees with the tools to make sound business decisions when faced with a dispute arising out of an infrastructure project.

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06 Dec 2018
Mumbai

Tribunal Secretary Training Programme (HK)

HKIAC Tribunal Secretary Training Programme - Hong Kong - FULL HOUSE -

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. Read more

03 Dec 2018 to 05 Dec 2018
Hong Kong

Arbitrators Challenged

This half day workshop will provide practical information on reasons for challenging arbitrator appointments and how to handle challenges, with reference to the relevant practice at HKIAC and in Hong Kong-seated arbitration. The participants will have an opportunity to exchange views with the trainers on real-life challenge scenarios.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Chiann Bao, Independent Arbitrator, Arbitration Chambers
  • Sarah Grimmer, Secretary-General, HKIAC
  • Benjamin Hughes, Independent Arbitrator and Associate Professor of Law, Seoul National University
  • Fei Ning, Managing Partner, Hui Zhong Law Firm
  • Guojian Xu, Partner, Boss & Young

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30 Nov 2018
Shanghai

HKIAC Lunch Talk for Young Practitioners - Mr. Mingchao Fan

Thank you for your interest in our HKIAC Lunch Talk for Young Practitioners - Mr. Mingchao Fan. We have reached full house for this event. Please email us your name, title and company name at events@hkiac.org and we will add you to our waiting list. Read more

23 Nov 2018

Christopher Greenwood in conversation with Neil Kaplan

Sir Christopher Greenwood in conversation with Neil Kaplan CBE, QC, SBS

Since March 2018, Christopher Greenwood has been a Judge of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal and an international arbitrator. Prior to his appointment to the Tribunal, he was a Judge of the International Court of Justice from 2009 to February 2018. Before his election to the Court, he was Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics and a practising barrister who regularly argued cases about international law before international and English courts.

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22 Nov 2018
Hong Kong

The Kaplan Lecture 2018

Is the Age of Arbitration in International Law Drawing to a Close?

You are cordially invited to attend the annual Kaplan Lecture, delivered by Sir Christopher Greenwood GBE, CMG, QC.

Since March 2018, Christopher Greenwood has been a Judge of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal and an international arbitrator. Prior to his appointment to the Tribunal, he was a Judge of the International Court of Justice from 2009 to February 2018. Before his election to the Court, he was Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics and a practising barrister who regularly argued cases about international law before international and English courts.

His publications include over 100 volumes of the International Law Reports (including some 80 volumes as Joint Editor with the late Sir Elihu Lauterpacht QC), a collection of essays – Essays on War in International Law (2006) – and numerous articles. He is currently working on a tenth edition of Oppenheim’s International Law. He has sat as an arbitrator in many investment cases and in the arbitration between Mauritius and the United Kingdom regarding the Chagos Islands. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1999, made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) for services to public international law in 2002 and knighted in 2009. In June 2018 he was appointed Knight Grand Cross (GBE) for services to international justice in Her
Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. He is an Honorary Fellow of Magdalene College and of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and an associate of the Institut de droit international.

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21 Nov 2018
Hong Kong

Effective Dispute Resolution for the Maritime Industry

In 2017, Hong Kong was ranked one of the top five largest shipping registers globally. Renowned for its heritage, vibrancy and strategically located in the heart of Asia, Hong Kong leads as an international maritime hub. This is set to continue given China’s focus on the use of its sea ports to connect regions across Asia, Africa and Europe through the Belt and Road Initiative. Given the volume of ships trading worldwide, economic and political fluctuations, and increased investment in the sector, the potential for disputes is high. An important step in risk management is having a well-drafted dispute resolution clause. Join our lunch talk where shipping experts will share their insights on issues that commonly lead to maritime disputes and why an effective dispute resolution clause is essential in protecting business interests in these uncharted waters.

Topics include: 

• Assessing risk in the maritime industry
• Key considerations when drafting dispute resolution clauses
• Practical issues when handling maritime disputes

 

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19 Nov 2018
Hong Kong

Evolution and the Discoverability of In-House Counsel Communications

In some countries, in-house counsel communications are privileged. In others, they are not. The question that comes up is whether in-house counsel communications should be treated as privileged in international arbitration. Darwin’s theory of natural selection may suggest the answer.

Join Jennifer Kirby as she discusses the evolution and the privilege rules regarding in-house counsel communications.

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12 Nov 2018
Hong Kong

"Opportunities for Sino-Amercian Commercial Mediation: resolving commercial disputes in the current political climate"

This event is organised by Hong Kong Mediation Council and JAMS for Mediators, lawyers, other professionals, business executives or anyone interested in mediation

Recent politics between the United States and Mainland China has had repercussions on Sino-American investment and trade. But these two countries remain the two most important economies in the world and Sino-American commerce will continue. What does the current political climate mean for those of us on the front-lines, doing business between America and China?

This discussion brings together experts in commercial dispute resolution from both the United States and Hong Kong to discuss change brought about by the current political climate and its impact on ADR practitioners, lawyers and business executives engaged in Sino-American commerce. What new opportunities exist for us? How can we get ourselves prepared to better appeal to clients? What challenges and pitfalls should we be aware of? And how can the Hong Kong business community position itself to manage the Sino-American political events taking place right now.Read more

30 Oct 2018

Hong Kong Arbitration Week 2018

Hong Kong Arbitration Week will take place between 29 October and 2 November. 

Now in its 7th year running, Hong Kong Arbitration Week has secured its reputation as a "Must Attend Event" in the global calendar for arbitration practitioners in Asia and worldwide. 

For more information, please email hkaweek@hkiac.org.  For more information, please visit http://hkaweek.hkiac.org/en/.

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29 Oct 2018 to 02 Nov 2018
Hong Kong

Pre-Dispute Strategy Workshop

本次研讨会将汇集法律顾问,资产追回专家以及第三方资助人在争议发生的早期阶段共同考虑制定有效争议解决策略,可行法律选择和实际操作步骤。

专家们将全盘考虑争议解决的流程,从启动仲裁程序、到执行仲裁裁决直至最终获得救济,从而给与会者提供切实有效的建议,以便其在面临潜在争议时做出明智的商业决策。

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26 Oct 2018
Hong Kong

HKIAC Lunch Talk for Young Practitioners - Shenzhen

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。

主讲人:郭晓文

郭晓文先生现任香港国际仲裁中心在册仲裁员,鼎颂专家菁英库专家,深圳国际仲裁院理事、专家咨询委员会主任。

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25 Oct 2018
Shenzhen

PE/VC跨境交易仲裁条款谈判演习

Arbitration Clause Negotiation Workshop

如果您是从事PE/VC业务的律师,或是投资基金的法务,在项目交易文件的谈判中,您可能经常遇到这些问题:争议解决条款到底重要不重要?到底如何去设计争议解决条款?如何确保争议解决条款的设计能最大化维护自己公司或者客户的利益?有哪些是必须要写
明的事项?哪些是非常重要而需要在谈判中坚持的事项?


如果在您的工作中遇到过这些问题,欢迎您参加由香港国际仲裁中心联合中华股权投资协会在北京举办的PE/VC跨境交易仲裁条款谈判演习活动。活动将通过资深律师的真实模拟谈判,全面展示争议解决条款谈判中需要考虑的因素、需要权衡的利弊及相关的规则,
并由资深评论员讲解和分享谈判要点。


您将获得实用的谈判技巧和策略。

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16 Oct 2018
Beijing

Effective Use of Commercial Dispute Resolution

The seminar is aimed at the legal and business community in Indonesia who are looking for a practical introduction on how best to use arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution in commercial matters from the contract drafting stage to the enforcement of awards.

The seminar will be conducted by experienced international arbitrators, and arbitration practitioners from law firms and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC).

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10 Oct 2018
Medan

HKIAC Arbitration Workshop: Arbitrators Challenged

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 conflict 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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04 Oct 2018
Seoul

3rd HKIAC Arbitration Workshop - Shanghai

Damages and costs in international arbitration

This half day workshop will explore the intricacies of calculating and proving damages in international arbitration.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Mustafa Hadi, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group
  • Brian McGinley, Partner, PwC
  • Catherine Mun, Partner, Li & Partners
  • Kathleen Paisley, Partner, Ambos Law
  • Ling Yang, Deputy Secretary-General, HKIAC

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28 Sep 2018
Shanghai

NEC4 seminar

A DAB HAND…DISPUTE RESOLUTION UNDER NEC4 

The Contractor has reached the final stages of the fit out of the Ritts Krakhaa Hotel. The project is close to completion, and yet the parties are far apart on various elements of the account. The accounts are currently HKD 1 billion apart and relationships have deteriorated. The disputes involve major subcontract packages, extended time for completion and an allegation of a major defect.

This contract contains a Dispute Advisory Board (DAB). Does this method actually work? Can the disputes be effectively resolved this way? Is it possible for the relationships to survive and even improve between the parties?

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06 Sep 2018
Hong Kong

HKIAC Lunch Talk for Young Practitioners

Ariel Ye, Partner at King & Wood Mallesons is the guest speaker at our HKIAC Lunch Talk for Young Practitioners and will speak on The end of the land the beginning of the sea: How the young lawyers access to international arbitration.Read more

27 Jul 2018
Shenzhen

HKIAC Arbitration Clause Negotiation Workshop – Yangon

HKIAC is organising its Arbitration Clause Negotiation Workshop in Yangon, Myanmar on 25 July 2018. This event is free of charge.

Description:

You are an in-house counsel, a contract manager, a transactional or dispute resolution lawyer. You have received a call from your management team or client at 6:30 p.m. asking you to finalise an arbitration agreement 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 part of the arbitration agreement may be traded against other terms of the contract? 

For anyone who has faced these questions, we welcome you to the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) Arbitration Clause Negotiation Workshop. The workshop will feature a real-time negotiation over an arbitration clause to be included in an agreement concerning a Chinese private equity fund’s investment in a joint venture through a Myanmar company. With the establishment of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, such questions are increasingly relevant for professionals in Myanmar.

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25 Jul 2018
Yangon

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