HK45 Essay Competition

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HK45 is proud to launch a new round of the HK45 Essay Competition.  We are inviting submissions from young practitioners and students.

Topic:

  • Option 1: Will alternative funding arrangements (such as third party funding or alternative fee arrangements with counsel) help or harm arbitration users?
  • Option 2: Is there any room for ADR in blockchain disputes?
  • Option 3: How much transparency should be required of international arbitration proceedings?

Word count:

  • Not more than 2500 words, excluding appendices, footnotes, tables, etc.

Prizes:

 Asia Emerging Economies Category 
(see notes below) 
Hong Kong / Global Category
Winner

HK$8,000

+ HK$6,000 credit to be used towards arbitration-related legal training/books.

HK$8,000

1st Runner Up

HK$6,000

+ HK$4,000 credit to be used towards arbitration-related legal training/books.

HK$6,000

2nd Runner Up

HK$5,000

+ HK$3,000 credit to be used towards arbitration-related legal training/books.

HK$5,000

Honourable Mentions 
(up to 3 in each category)
HK$1,000 credit to be used towards arbitration-related legal training/books.HK$1,000 credit to be used towards arbitration-related legal training / books.

 

  • Winning essays will be selected by an esteemed panel of judges including: Matthew Gearing QC; Sarah Grimmer; Jern-Fei Ng QC and Kathryn Sanger. 
  • The top essay from both categories will be considered for publication in Asian Dispute Review (subject to review by the Asian Dispute Review Editorial Board);
  • Winning, 1st Runner Up and 2nd Runner Up essays will be published on the HK45 Blog.

Emerging Economies include: India, Indonesia, Laos, Mainland China, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. If your country or territory is not included in this list, please email us with the name of your country or territory to confirm whether your submission will be considered in the Asia Emerging Economies Category or Global Categories.

Submission:

Please click apply and submit final essays in a single, text-searchable PDF file by 4 July 2022. Please make sure to include your name, organisation, and country at the top of your submission. All work should be original, and plagiarism will result in disqualification. We do not currently accept co-authorship. Judges' decisions will be final.

Participants must be under 45 years old, and members of HK45.

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