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Charting the New Water of 21st Century IP Dispute Resolution

HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organiser of this event.

Join DVC and HKU on 22 November for a free CPD accredited Symposium (in association with the HKIAC.) A panel of experts will share insights and unlock the value of the recent IP Arbitration Amendment Bill passed this year as they Chart the New Waters of 21st Century IP Dispute Resolution.

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22 Nov 2017
Hong Kong

International Arbitration in Mongolia: Navigating the Next Frontier [FULL-HOUSE]

We are over-subscribed for this event. Please email events@hkiac.org to be put on the waiting list.

Shearman & Sterling and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) would like to invite you to our joint seminar on International Arbitration in Mongolia. 

Dedicated to foreign investors, multi-national corporations and Mongolian companies, this full day conference will explore and examine ways in which companies can navigate investment opportunities while also mitigating their risks in Mongolia. The key themes in the conference include:

  • Mongolia’s New Arbitration Law
  • Remedies and Arbitration under Mongolia’s Investment Treaties
  • Closing Deals and Resolving Disputes in the Mining Industry
  • Managing Legal Risks and Disputes under the Belt & Road Initiative

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22 Nov 2017
Mongolia

NEC4 - Time to Upgrade? (FULL-HOUSE)

Driver Trett and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) would like to invite you to our joint NEC4 seminar. 

NEC3 is one of the Hong Kong’s most popular contracts for construction. 2017 saw the launch of NEC4, which features a host of changes to the contract procedures. This seminar will consider the key changes and explain how they may work in practice.

Demand for these events is always high, and often over-subscribed, so please ensure you book your place early. This is suitable for those interested in construction contracts from a Contracting or Employer based organisation.

Guest Speaker: Mark Wheeler, Global Chief Operating Officer, Driver Trett

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21 Nov 2017
Hong Kong

Navigating the Belt and Road: Opportunities & Risks for the Maritime Industry (FULL HOUSE)

We are over-subscribed for this event. Please email events@hkiac.org to be put on the waiting list.

The Belt and Road Initiative aims to strengthen economic ties across Asia, Europe and Africa. Key to the initiative is the Maritime Silk Road, which aims to open up new sea trade routes. Hong Kong, as China’s second largest trading partner, is well placed to take advantage of the significant opportunities that will follow.

The purpose of this seminar is to provide insights from various industry experts as to how the maritime industry can maximise opportunities under the Belt and Road Initiative in the coming years. Risk management and dispute resolution strategies will also be addressed.

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20 Nov 2017
Hong Kong

The Annual Kaplan Lecture (Full-House)

Re-Examining the Legal Expert in International Arbitration

You are cordially invited to attend the annual Kaplan Lecture, delivered by Donald Donovan, President of ICCA and Co-Chair of the International Disputes Group at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

Donald Francis Donovan is Co-Head of the International Disputes Group at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and serves as counsel in international disputes before courts in the United States, international arbitration tribunals, and international courts. He is widely regarded as one of the leading international arbitration practitioners and practicing international lawyers in the world. Mr. Donovan serves as President of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). He recently completed a term as President of the American Society of International Law, and he previously served as Chair of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA). He teaches International Arbitration and International Investment Law and Arbitration at the New York University School of Law.

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15 Nov 2017
Hong Kong

ICCA-ASIL Task force on Damages In International Arbitration

In the afternoon of 15 November 2017, the Joint ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages in International Arbitration (Task Force), co-chaired by Catherine Amirfar and Gabrielle Nater-Bass, will convene to present its ongoing work to promote consistency and rigor in the quantification of damages in international arbitration. The Task Force, which is comprised of leading legal and economics experts from diverse jurisdictions across the globe, aims to develop a damages tool of practical application.

Participants will be invited to assist the Task Force in identifying legal and policy gaps and inconsistencies and to comment on the Task Force’s work to date. The seminar is open to all interested participants.Read more

15 Nov 2017
Hong Kong

Lunch Talk by Neil Kaplan

HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisation of this event.

Lunch Talk by Neil Kaplan: How to avoid or successfully manage disputes organised by Christine N Concerts will be held on Tuesday, 14 November 2017 at the Hong Kong Club.

  • 12:00pm - Drinks
  • 12:15pm - Lunch (3 course with wine)
  • 12:50pm - Talk
  • 1:30pm - Q & A

Early Bird Rate: $390 (by 31 October)

Standard: $450

Attire: Smart Casual, no denim, sports or gym shoes.

RSVP: +852 9464 1941 or christine.nigam@aol.com Read more

14 Nov 2017

Financing your Dispute: The Use of Third Party Funding

HKIAC is pleased to co-organise a seminar with KLRCA. Given recent legislative developments in the region, users of arbitration have the option to use third party funding to offset the financial risk of pursuing their disputes. This event will provide a practical overview of the recent developments in Hong Kong regarding third party funding, explain the key features of third party funding and how to obtain it, and what parties and counsel should consider when seeking funding.

The seminar will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA).

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08 Nov 2017
Kuala Lumpur

Resolving Cross-Border IP and Technology Disputes (FULL HOUSE)

We are over-subscribed for this event. Please email events@hkiac.org to be put on the waiting list.

HKIAC is pleased to co-organise a seminar with Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Centre (SVAMC).  Intellectual property (IP) is central to today’s knowledge economy, but rising disputes can interfere with the effective exploitation and protection of IP rights.  Although IP disputes are traditionally resolved through court litigation, businesses have increasingly turned to mediation, arbitration or other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures, especially in cross border settings.   The Arbitration (Amendment) Bill 2016 clarifying the arbitrability of IP disputes, solidifies Hong Kong’s position as a leading jurisdiction for resolving cross-border IP disputes. US and Hong Kong IP experts will share their views on resolving cross-border IP and technology disputes using ADR.Read more

07 Nov 2017
Hong Kong

Introduction of the IBA Soft Laws

HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisation of this event.

Registration is now open for the 'IBA-APAG International Arbitration Training Day: Introduction of the IBA Soft Laws', taking place on 4 November 2017 at the Sheraton Hanoi, Vietnam.  

Topics will include:

  • How to draft arbitration clauses - an empirical analysis of 'Pathological' arbitration clauses
  • Comparison between international arbitration and Vietnamese domestic arbitration - comparison of the VIAC and UNCITRAL rules
  • Dealing with evidence, conflict of interest and party representation in international arbitration: the application of the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration, IBA Guidelines on Conflict of Interest in International Arbitration, and IBA Guidelines on Party Representation in International Arbitration
  • Recent developments in investment treaty arbitration

Early bird registration expires on 20 October.  For more information on this event, please click here.
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04 Nov 2017
Hanoi

IBA-APAG International Arbitration Training Day

HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisation of this event.

Registration is now open for the IBA-APAG International Arbitration Training Day: Introduction of the IBA Soft Laws, taking place 4 November 2017 at the Sheraton Hanoi, Vietnam. Early bird expires on 20 October - book today!

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04 Nov 2017
Hanoi

KIEV ARBITRATION DAYS 2017: Think Big!

HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisation of this event.

Ukrainian Bar Association kindly invite to participate in the International Conference “KIEV ARBITRATION DAYS 2017: Think Big!” (3 November 2017, Kyiv, Ukraine).Read more

03 Nov 2017
Kiev

Third Party Funding in Arbitration

HKIAC is pleased to be a special partner for this event.

The theme is third party funding in Arbitration.

Topics will include: 

  • What are the prospects for TPF in Russia?
  • Why has Hong Kong enacted special legislation about TPF in arbitration?
  • Which are the ethical aspects of TPF and does TPF cause any conflict of interest among arbitrators, counsels and funders?
  • How does TPF affect legal market?
  • Should TPF affect allocation of costs between the parties to arbitration?
  • Who provides financing and how is it regulated?
  • How to find a TPF provider?

The leading practitioners from Russia and Hong Kong, that has recently adopted new TPF legislation, will discuss these and some other practical questions concerning TPF in arbitration.

For more information, please click here.

To register, please send an email to info@centerarbitr.ru Read more

24 Oct 2017
Moscow

International Dispute Resolution Masterclass

HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisation of this event.

This five-day intensive masterclass programme focuses on what lawyers, arbitrators and cross-border trading companies and merchants need to understand the prevalent international princi-ples and best practices in international commer-cial and investment arbitration and mediation.
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23 Oct 2017 to 27 Oct 2017
Beijing

CIArb Asia Pacific Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration & CIArb Oxford Diploma Course 2017

HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisation of this event.

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of East Asia, Australia & and Singapore is conducting the Asia Pacific Diploma Course In International Arbitration in Hong Kong from 21 – 29 October 2017. Following the success in Singapore in 2016, this pre-eminent tertiary course offers a prestigious globally recognised qualification.  Aimed  at  meeting   the   increasing  demands  for  accredited arbitrators and arbitration practitioners to resolve cross-border disputes in the Asia Pacific.Read more

21 Oct 2017 to 29 Oct 2017
Hong Kong

Online Dispute Resolution: Now and the Future

Online Dispute Resolution is a form of dispute resolution that relies on the internet to resolve disputes. Dispute resolution methods including negotiation, mediation, conciliation and arbitration are gradually evolving to become available online.

As one of the founding offices of the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Center (“ADNDRC”), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”) has been administering domain name disputes since 2002 and is accommodating users’ needs for more online dispute resolution options.

During this year’s Hong Kong Arbitration Week, please join our intellectual property, domain name and information technology experts as they exchange views on salient issues pertaining to online dispute resolution.

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18 Oct 2017
Hong Kong

2017 HK Arbitration Week

Coming to its 6th year, the Hong Kong Arbitration Week has taken its place in the global calendar of "Must Attend Events" for arbitration practitioners in Asia and worldwide.

2017 HK Arb Week Programme will include:

  • 15 October (Sunday)
  • 16 October (Monday)
    • Affiliated events by:
    • Seminar hosted by ICC 
    • Seminar hosted by Latham & Watkins 
    • Seminar hosted by Skadden
    • Seminar hosted by KCAB 
  • 17 October (Tuesday)
    • ADR in Asia Conference
    • Hong Kong Arbitration Charity Ball
    • Hong Kong Arbitration Charity Ball Afterparty
  • 18 October (Wednesday)
    • 2nd Asia Pacific Judicial Summit
    • Affiliated event:  2nd Annual Harbour Lecture - Asia Pacific
  • 19 October (Thursday)
    • 7th Annual GAR Live Hong Kong
    • Affiliated event:  HK45 Annual Arbitration Pub Quiz
  • 20 October (Friday)
    • HKIAC - IBA Arb 40: Arbitrator Training Series 
    • Affiliated event:  Seminar hosted by PwC
  • Please click here for sponsorship opportunites  
  • Please  click here for registration and more information.
  • Please contact hkaweek@hkiac.org for any questions
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15 Oct 2017 to 20 Oct 2017
Hong Kong

2017 Hong Kong Summit on Commercial Dispute Resolution in China

HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisation of the 2017 Hong Kong Summit on Commercial Dispute Resolution in China.

This joint event is part of a series of Annual Summit on Commercial Dispute Resolution in China organized by the BAC/BIAC. This year, the Annual Summit reaches its fifth anniversary. The purpose of the Summit is to create a platform for arbitration practitioners and users to discuss and exchange views on the impact of the Belt and Road Initiative development strategy on the international dispute resolution in recent years. Read more

14 Oct 2017
Hong Kong

Arbitration and the need for speed

HKIAC is pleased to be a co-organiser of this event.

Efficiency is always a factor to consider when choosing a dispute resolution mechanism in commercial contracts. At the seminar, we will take a look at the practical effects of increased speed in arbitration. We will also explore whether fast track arbitration is approaching the limits of due process – how much can an arbitration be expedited whilst still protecting the parties’ right to present their case?

We are delighted to invite lawyers practising in commercial dispute resolution to a highly relevant seminar on arbitration and efficiency.

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12 Oct 2017
Sydney

THE 2ND CARTAL CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION “LOOKING EAST: ARBITRATION IN THE ASIAN AGE”

HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisation of this event.

The Centre for Advanced Research and Training in Arbitration Law ("CARTAL") at National Law University, Jodhpur endeavours to further academic research and study in the field of arbitration and dispute resolution. In line with its objectives, the Centre proposes to organize the "2nd CARTAL Conference on International Arbitration, 2017" ("Conference").

The theme of the 2nd Annual International Arbitration Conference is “Looking East: Arbitration in the Asian Age”. The main aim of the Conference is to study the differing success seen by various regions in Asia in adapting to the practice of international arbitration.

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30 Sep 2017 to 01 Oct 2017
India

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