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HKIAC Arbitrator Training Series

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 conict 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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21 Oct 2016
Hong Kong

National Initiative towards Strengthening Arbitration and Enforcement in India

The premier think tank of Government of India is organizing a Global Conference on “National Initiative towards strengthening Arbitration and Enforcement in India” from 21st October to 23rd October 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. FICCI is privileged to be a supporting partner in this initiative.

The conference aims to provide a platform for the relevant stakeholders including Indian legal community, international arbitral institutions, businesses etc to deliberate critical issues, share the international best practices and chart out a roadmap to strengthen arbitration and its enforcement in the country.

Hon’ble President of India, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Hon’ble Chief Justice of India, senior Union Ministers, eminent legal practitioner and business leaders are expected to address this conference.

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21 Oct 2016 to 23 Oct 2016
New Delhi

The Evolution of Intellectual Property Disputes

The growing importance and signicance of the Internet have brought along numerous challenges to legal thoughts, approaches and systems.

Today, and increasingly in the years to come, Internet is disrupting the national and international landscapes. Multiple norms (national and international; private and public; trade, investment or purely IP
focused) and dispute settlement mechanisms (litigation, arbitration, mediation) associated to different legal remedies (reparation, compensation, compliance) can be used to devise innovative and complex legal strategies.

Join our domain name and intellectual property experts as they exchange their views on salient issues pertaining to Intellectual Property disputes and assess cutting-edge legal approaches towards the cyberspace and its multifaceted challenges.

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19 Oct 2016
Hong Kong

The Harbour Lecture Hong Kong: Anyone for Costs?

The Harbour Lecture Hong Kong: Anyone for Costs?
By Harbour Litigation Funding
19 October 2016
4:30 - 6:30 PM (followed by a Cocktail Reception)
The Foreign Correspondents' Club, Hong Kong, (2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, Hong Kong)


The allocation of costs often involves various difficulties that tribunals have the challenging task to address. Most international arbitration rules confer on the Tribunal a very wide discretion as to whether costs should be awarded, to whom and in what amount. As claims for costs get larger this discretion becomes onerous. This Lecture aims to shed light on the origin of the principles underlying the allocation of the costs decision process and the major trends in international commercial and treaty arbitrations. 

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19 Oct 2016
Hong Kong

ABA - 2016 Fall Meeting

The ABA Section of International Law invites you to attend the 2016 Fall Meeting on October 18-21, 2016 at the Tokyo Hilton Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre is a Cooperating Entity on this event and members can take advantage of discounted ABA Section of International Law Member Rates by registering online and selecting the “Cooperating Entity” rate.  Registration rates are further discounted for full-time law students, full time gov./academic/NGO, corporate counsel, and young lawyers (35 and under).

The theme for the Meeting is The Pacific Century: Progress and Predictions. The Fall Meeting is a four day conference that will feature cutting edge panels that cover the latest international legal and ethics issues.Read more

18 Oct 2016 to 21 Oct 2016

5th Annual HK Arbitration Week

Already in its fifth year, Hong Kong Arbitration Week attracts an ever growing number of users and practitioners from every corner of the globe to the heart of Hong Kong to exchange insights on the changing landscape of international arbitration.

This year will be no different. The HKIAC and this year's co-organisers look forward to welcoming you to Asia's World City for a week of engaging, informative and enjoyable events!

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HKArbWeek Events

Opportunities and Challenges under the Belt and Road Initiative :  2016 Hong Kong Summit on Financial and Investment Dispute Resolution in China
17 October 2016
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
HKIAC (38/F, Two Exchange Square, Central, Hong Kong)

HKArbWeek 2016 Welcome Reception
By HKArbWeek Organisers
17 October 2016
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
3/F, LHT Tower, 31 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong

ADR in Asia Conference
18 October 2016
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong (8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong)

HK Arbitration Charity Ball
18 October 2016
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
JW Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong (Pacific Place 88 Queensway, Hong Kong)

Transparency in Arbitration: Quo Vadis?
By Latham & Watkins
19 October 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Latham & Watkins (18/F, One Exchange Square, Central, Hong Kong)

Energy disputes : Lessons learnt in Europe and opportunities facing the Chinese energy market
By The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC)
19 October 2016
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM (Registration starts at 2:00 PM)
HKIAC (38/F, Two Exchange Square, Central, Hong Kong)

The Harbour Lecture Hong Kong: Anyone for Costs?
By Harbour Litigation Funding
19 October 2016
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (followed by a Cocktail Reception)
The Foreign Correspondents' Club (2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, Hong Kong) 

6th Annual GAR Live Hong Kong
By Global Arbitration Review
20 October 2016
9:00 AM - 6:15 PM (followed by a Cocktail Reception)
HKIAC (38/F Two Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong)

2nd Annual GAR Live Hong Kong Closing Dinner
By Global Arbitration Review
20 October 2016
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Hong Kong Club (1 Jackson Rd, Hong Kong)

HK45 Arbitration Pub Quiz
By HK45
20 October 2016
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Herbert Smith Freehills (23/F, Gloucester Tower, Landmark, Central, Hong Kong)
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17 Oct 2016 to 21 Oct 2016
Hong Kong

The 1st CARTAL Conference on International Arbitration 2016

The theme of the Conference, “Arbitration at Crossroads”, alludes to the critical stage which the law and practice of arbitration is at, both domestically in India, as well as in international dispute resolution. The aim of the Conference is to act as a platform for both prominent practitioners and academicians to analyse some of the most contemporary issues and help chalk out a potential roadmap to navigate through them.

The Conference consists of four panel discussions, to be held on October 15-16, 2016 at the National Law University, Jodhpur in India.

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15 Oct 2016 to 16 Oct 2016

Fordham International Arbitration & Mediation Conference

The Fordham International Arbitration and Mediation Conference will be held on Friday, October 14, 2016.

This year's theme is New Developments, New Challenges, and New Ideas in International Dispute Resolution.

Keynote Address: Gerald Aksen

Topics include :

  • The Arbitrator’s Role in Settlement
  • Emergency Arbitrators and Interim Measures
  • The Enforceability of Awards Set Aside at the Seat
  • Issues in Latin America
  • Technology and Arbitration

Special Pre-Conference Event:
Arbitral Women Breakfast on Unconscious Bias

Special Discounted Registration rates :

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14 Oct 2016
New York

Advanced Maritime Engineering Conference AMEC2016

The Advanced Maritime Engineering Conference (AMEC) 2016 will be held on 13-14 October 2016 at the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

The theme of AMEC 2016 is Green and Sustainable Development in Shipping and Engineering, with a scope ranging from Green Energy Production and Logistic; Innovative Ship and Engineering Design; Shipping Policy, Shipping and Engineering Management and Safety; to Sustainability, Safety and Education in Shipping and Engineering.

Further details about the Conference are available at the website (

An early bird discount may be available for registrations on or before 1 September 2016.

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13 Oct 2016 to 14 Oct 2016
Hong Kong

The 5th Asia Pacific ADR Conference

Jointly hosted by the UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea, the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Seoul International Dispute Resolution Center (SIDRC), the 5th Asia Pacific ADR Conference will feature various important aspects of international arbitration, with an overview of the development of arbitration from 50 years ago when UNCITRAL and KCAB were established. This is a valuable opportunity for experts, officials, researchers, scholars, and practitioners from the region and around the world to exchange insights and views on ADR. All are welcomed to attend.

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12 Oct 2016 to 13 Oct 2016

Fifth Annual Conference of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society

HKIAC is a supporting organisation and is pleased to invite you to Fifth Annual Conference of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society. 

This conference will explore both the “flattening” and centrifugal forces at work in international arbitration and their implications for practitioners, arbitral institutions, and businesses engaged in cross-border commerce.Read more

09 Oct 2016 to 11 Oct 2016

Hong Kong Arbitration Masterclass Series

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) is a supporting organisation of Hong Kong Arbitration Masterclass Series. 

The practice and use of arbitration in Hong Kong has proposed further under the legal landscape by the Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance (Cap.609), which has since been updated. Utlizing the structure of the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration, this newly launched Hong Kong Arbitration Masterclass Series aims to review the decided cases and key principles in each of the steps of a Hong Kong arbitration (from commencement to enforcement) and to provide a one-stop operational roadmap for all lawyers and non-lawyer professionals who are involvd in arbitration.

4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19 October 2016         

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04 Oct 2016 to 19 Oct 2016
Hong Kong

Business Brunch : Hong Kong Arbitration Lifehacks

HKIAC Managing Counsel Joe Liu spoke at KIAP’s client seminar in Moscow and discussed with a group of in-house counsel on the use of HKIAC arbitration for Russia-related disputes.

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01 Oct 2016

ABA Moscow Dispute Resolution Conference 2016

Who Should Attend? Litigators, Corporate Counsel, Arbitration Practitioners, Judges, Academics, Business Executives and Policy‐Makers.

Network: Meet colleagues from around the world and expand your network during networking breakfast, networking breaks, luncheon and reception, all of which are included with the registration fee. 

CLE: Earn up to 7.5 CLE credit hours. For delegates from other countries where CPD/CLE is mandatory, the ABA will be pleased to provide a Uniform Certificate of Attendance which, subject to the exact CPD/CLE requirements of your bar association/law society, may be used to obtain the equivalent accreditation in your jurisdiction.

Register: Visit to register. Discounted Early Bird rates expire September 2.

Hotel Accommodations: The Section has reserved a special nightly rate at The Radisson Royal Moscow. To request a copy of the booking form, please email to secure your room online. 

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30 Sep 2016

Indonesia and SE Asia: 4th Annual International Arbitration Summit

Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong will be organising the Indonesia and SE Asia: 4th Annual International Arbitration Summit on Thursday 29 September 2016 at Grand Hyatt Jakarta. We are pleased to have M. Husseyn Umar, Chairman of BANI Arbitration Center, Indonesia opening the event followed by keynote presentation by Mr Campbell Bridge SC, Mediator and Arbitrator, 7 Wentworth Selborne Chambers. Free registration is available for General Counsel, contact for more information.Read more

29 Sep 2016

AsiaLaw Dispute Resolution Summit 2016

Asialaw’s Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Summit is returning to Hong Kong on September 27 2016. Now in its third year, the Summit is dedicated to providing delegates with the latest know-how, trends and developments in dispute management in the region, and to give in-house counsel an insight into dealing with cross-border disputes, enforcement issues, and more.

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27 Sep 2016
Hong Kong

International Dispute Resolution Masterclass

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RCAP), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) East Asia Branch (EAB) and the International Dispute Resolution Academy (IDRA) are co-organising a two-day intensive masterclass programme on international dispute resolution in Shanghai on 26 and 27 September 2016.

This masterclass programme focuses on what lawyers, arbitrators and cross-border trading companies and merchants need to know about the relevant UNCITRAL instruments on international commercial conciliation and arbitration. It will develop participants’ understanding of the prevailing principles and practice in international arbitration and cross-border dispute resolution.

Interested parties please contact Ms. ZHA Xiangyu and copy Mr. HUANG Henry and Dr. YANG Fan

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26 Sep 2016 to 27 Sep 2016

HKIB Annual Banking Conference 2016

The 2016 Annual Banking Conference will explore ways for Hong Kong to bolster capacity both in terms of resources, infrastructure and talent in order to fully benefit from the opportunities driven by technological development, regional investment and macroeconomic trends.

Members are eligible for a special rate for enrollment at HK$2,900/pax (Early bird discount available at HK$2,600/pax if registration plus full payment are received by 31 July 2016).

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20 Sep 2016
Hong Kong



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20 Sep 2016

How to Become a Sensational Arbitral Tribunal Secretary?

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) is delighted to invite you to a free seminar on the significant role of tribunal secretaries in international arbitration. Anyone who has acted, or is interested to act, as arbitral tribunal secretary, lawyers or students interested to
understand the best practices of an arbitral tribunal secretary in international arbitration, will greatly benefit from this seminar. There will also be an opportunity to mingle over drinks afterwards.

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25 Aug 2016

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