Maritime disputes and their settlement are attracting increasing attention from the international community. State practice in this area is also evolving. It is therefore extremely useful for scholars and practitioners to focus on this area, share insights and enhance understanding on the practice of the law of the sea.
With this in mind, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and the Chinese Society of International Law (CSIL) are pleased to jointly host a Public International Law Colloquium on Maritime Disputes Settlement on 15 and 16 July 2016 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.Read more
Young ArbitralWomen Practitioners (YAWP), a new sub-group of ArbitralWomen, invites female practitioners to an evening conference in Hong Kong on Thursday, 30 June 2016. The event will comprise a SpeedNet session as well as a panel discussion. The topic for the panel discussion is: “Skills that Make a Difference: What it Takes to be Effective Counsel in International Arbitration/How to Get Your First Arbitrator Appointment”.Read more
CDRC Vienna is the IBA-VIAC Mediation and Negotiation Competition. Universities from around the world come to Vienna to compete in simulated legal negotiations with the support of a student mediator and with the assessment and feedback of international experts. The problem is based on the case of the Willem C. VIS Moot which is remodeled to focus the students on their ability to utilize negotiation and mediation skills and strategies to successfully negotiate a settlement that best serves the needs of the parties. The competition is preceded and accompanied by a series of trainings and educational and social events in the field of Consensual Dispute Resolution.
HKIAC is pleased to hold our second tribunal secretary accreditation programme in Hong Kong. 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
Posidonia is a firm fixture for the global shipping industry. Every two years it is the essential place for serious business at the largest gathering in the shipping calendar.
Posidonia provides direct access to Greek shipping and the owners of the largest fleet under the control of any one national group, dominating the newbuilding orderbook and S&P market.Read more
With the cooperation and support of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea, the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB) is holding the fourth FDI Moot Asia-Pacific Regional Rounds with the Center for International Legal Studies (CILS).Read more
The conference brings together internationally renowned legal scholars and practitioners to discuss the areas in which the common law and civil law are divided; the impact of these differences on the drafting and ratification of international conventions; the search for a common framework; and the procedural aspects of the common law and civil law divide in commercial maritime law Read more
HKIAC is pleased to launch the world's first tribunal secretary accreditation programme in Singapore. 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
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch) Young Members Group Joint Professional Architectural Tour in Central and Networking Drinks on Saturday, 28th May 2016
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch) Young Members Group and the young groups of the Law Society of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Dental Association, Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Hong Kong Institute of Planners, and Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors are organizing a 3-hour architectural tour, led by the professional tour guides of Hong Kong Architecture Centre, a non-profit institution that aims at creating interaction between architecture and the general public, in Central on 28th May 2016. Networking drinks will be followed after the guided tour.Read more
It is 30 years since the Lighthouse Club Hong Kong Branch was formed in 1986 and 60 years since the Lighthouse Club was formed in the United Kingdom in 1956.
Over the past 30 years the Lighthouse Club has developed across the Asia Pacific region with members in Australia, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Manila, Phnom Penh, Shanghai, Singapore and Vietnam.
To celebrate its 30th Anniversary in Asia the Lighthouse Club has arranged a series of events in Hong Kong between 26th and 28th May 2016. Click the event link to learn more!Read more
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?
Join us in our signature workshop in Moscow!Read more
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
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.
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.
For details, please visit http://www.hktdc.com/fair/smarthkcd-en/SmartHK-Chengdu.htmlRead more
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
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
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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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