Join us for a two-and-a-half-day programme featuring practical training on the role of tribunal secretaries.
The programme is taught by an experienced Faculty and overseen by a Senior Advisory Board which includes international arbitration specialists from around the world.Read more
On 25 April 2019, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) became the first foreign arbitral institution to be granted permission to function as a permanent arbitral institution under Russia's Federal Laws on Arbitration. This has important implications for the arbitration of Russia-related disputes. Join Sarah Grimmer, Secretary-General of the HKIAC, as she discusses the implications of this development for arbitration users and the HKIAC's plans.Read more
You are newly accredited. You have conducted a few mediation sessions. Yet there are moments that you feel you could do better. We believe that every aspiring mediator has been there – you are not alone. Would you like an opportunity to share, ask questions and equip yourselves further for a better next session?Read more
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Aimed at law school students at Shanghai-based universities who are interested in arbitration, this event will provide details on why parties choose to arbitrate in Hong Kong, and in particular why parties use HKIAC as the arbitral institution.Read more
The Hong Kong Launch of Dr Michael Hwang SC's "Selected Essays on Dispute Resolution"
MICHAEL HWANG SC is well-known to the Hong Kong arbitration community from his frequent visits and talks over the years. Last December he published a new book called "Selected Essays on Dispute Resolution": a collection of various essays written by him over the years, mainly on the subject of international arbitration, but also on other related topics which have attracted his interest over his 50 years in the law. As this volume was published to mark his 50th anniversary as a practising lawyer, it opens with an essay on his reminiscences and reflections on his career as a lawyer. There then follows essays on a diversity of topics in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration. This volume also includes essays on Mediation and International and Domestic Law, reflecting his broader interests in other areas of law.
This evening will have a replay of the video of that event in Singapore with Dr Hwang in attendance to add additional comments and answer questions and of course to sign books for those who wish to acquire copies. As with his first volume, the book is distributed on a complimentary basis, but those who acquire copies are invited to make donations of HKD 600 to Mother's Choice.Read more
The following topics would be covered in this Mediation Talk:
- How to deal with an opponent who is hostile to mediation?
- How to deal with an opponent who shows obvious signs that he is insincere about the mediation as soon as it is started?
- Lawyers' role at the mediation
- How useful is pre-mediation conference?
- Are joint sessions helpful or should parties go straight to caucus?
- How to deal with an intransigent client or opponent?
- What can be used when doing reality test?
- When should the mediator 'call it a day'?
- Problems faced / experienced by mediators/parties
- Choice of mediator Read more
The Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), in collaboration with the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) is organising the first Asia edition of the ASA Arbitration Practice Seminar from 24-26 May 2019 in Da Nang, Vietnam. This retreat style conference has been successfully held in Europe for over 20 years, bringing together experienced arbitration practitioners to contribute to the debates, and to build on their own knowledge of international arbitration.
During the course of two days, sessions will be led jointly by two discussion leaders, one with a common law background and the other with a civil law background, and participants will be invited to share experiences, questions and ideas in lively debates. Discussions can continue over luncheons, at cocktail receptions and at dinners all of which are included as part of the conference experience.
Who should attend?
The seminar is designed for those - arbitrators, counsel, in-house lawyers, experts - who wish to continue building on their international arbitration knowledge and practice and to benefit from the discussion leaders' combined experience and expertise.
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
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。
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!
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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Contact person : Hermione LamRead more
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.
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.
- 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