The Belt and Road Initiative aims to promote co-development and strengthen economic and trade ties among countries spanning different regions within Asia, Europe and Africa. Its objective is to enhance regional connectivity through infrastructure developments and other projects.
As "Asia's rising star" along the Belt and Road, the Philippines is a promising market for investors in various sectors such as transport and logistics, public utilities and energy, and is expected to benefit from this initiative.
Participants of the seminar will learn about investment under the Belt and Road Initiative. Participants will also receive insights from experts as to how to maximise such opportunities in the Philippines and ensure that their investments are well-protected. Risk management and options for dispute resolution will also be addressed.Read more
HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting organisation of Vis East Cocktail Party。
In conjunction with the Willem Vis East Moot Competition, the KCAB and the SIDRC would like to invite all arbitrators to their networking session on Monday 27 March 2017.
The details are as follows:
Date & Time: 27th March, 7:00 pm
Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills (23/F Gloucester Tower, 15 Queen's Road Central)
Entrance Fee: Free of charge
RSVP: click here
We welcome you to HKIAC’s first arbitration clause negotiation workshop in the Philippines. The workshop will feature a mock negotiation over arbitration clauses to be included into two agreements concerning a Chinese private equity fund’s investment in a joint venture through its special purpose investment vehicle. The negotiation process will be visually displayed in real-time while a commentator will discuss takeaway points as the negotiation progresses. You should be able to walk away with a set of drafting techniques and bargaining tactics that you can use in real-life negotiations.Read more
HKIAC and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom are pleased to bring you this discussion on third party funding. In this presentation, His Honour Judge David Waksman QC, Judge in Charge of the London Mercantile Court, who also sits in the English Commercial Court, will offer some perspectives on litigation funding in arbitrations, particularly in the light of his decisions in Essar v Norscot (arbitrator's power to award funding costs against losing party) and Impact Funding v AIG (insurance cover for solicitor's liability to funder). He will also speak about the autonomy of arbitration and its relation to the development of the law.
The presentation will consist of a short lecture followed by a question and answer session moderated by Rory McAlpine of Skadden Arps and Kim Rooney, Chair of the Hong Kong Law Reform Commission’s Sub-committee on Third Party Funding for Arbitration Read more
Columbia Arbitration Day is set to take place on March 3, 2017, at Columbia Law School and is centered on the theme “Striking a Balance: Confronting Tensions in International Arbitration.” Throughout the day, there will be four different panels and a keynote address given by Carolyn Lamm of White & Case. More information is available on the CAD website (which will be further updated in the coming weeks), and practitioners can now register here.Read more
HKIAC is a supporting organisation of IFLR Asia M & A Forum.
The 12th annual IFLR Asia M&A Forum is returning to the Island Shangri-La Hong Kong on 1-2 March 2017 to discuss key trends on the Asia-Pacific M&A market.
Recent global and economic events have meant that dealmakers are taking a more cautious stance, and there continues to be an ever-growing focus on technology and anti-corruption policies. Against this backdrop, this forum will provide attendees with key developments, best practices and tips for navigating unique deal-making environments in the region. Read more
HKIAC is pleased to support the only event in Asia focused on successfully negotiating and renegotiating Long Term Gas Supply contracts! Bringing together a senior level audience of leading purchasers, suppliers, expert consultants and the most highly regarded lawyers in this area, attendees will benefit from the extensive learning and business development opportunities. This is an event that no one involved in the negotiation or renegotiations of LTG contracts can afford to miss.Read more
HKIAC is a supporting organisation of the Global Pound Conference.
Hosting more than 5,000 corporate and disputes professionals in a series of events spanning 40 cities across 31 countries, the Global Pound Conference aims to improve the resolution of commercial disputes in the 21st century.
Theme: SHAPE THE FUTURE OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION: GLOBAL POUND CONFERENCE HONG KONG
Using a unique interactive format, which has been dubbed the blueprint for future conferences, delegates from key stakeholder groups vote anonymously on standardised questions via a voting App, debated in real time by world class moderators and panellists. The data will be distilled into a global report and white paper, heralding a new era of dispute resolution.
HKIAC's Managing Counsel, Joe Liu will be speaking in the panel session : How can Dispute Resolution be improved? (Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges)
HKIAC is pleased to host the HK Practice Moot for the 10th Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court. The HK Practice Moot is the only Asian practice moot for the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot, providing teams in the Asia-Pacific region experience in the practice of investment arbitration in simulated arbitration hearings.
This year, HKIAC is also pleased to introduce the "HKIAC Capacity Building Scholarship (HKCBS)", a new initiative to promote the development of investment arbitration in Asia and to also build the next generation of arbitrators.Read more
For anyone who has faced these questions, we welcome you to HKIAC’s arbitration clause negotiation workshop. Four arbitration experts will engage in a mock negotiation of arbitration clauses to be included into three agreements concerning a Chinese private equity fund’s investment in a Chinese-foreign joint venture through an Indonesian company majority-owned by a Singaporean state-owned enterprise. The negotiation process will be visually displayed in real-time while a commentator will discuss takeaway points as the negotiation progresses. You should be able to walk away with a set of drafting techniques and bargaining tactics that you can use in real-life negotiations.Read more
HKIAC and the Seoul IDRC are pleased to co-host this training session in Seoul which will provide practical and informative guides on contractual clauses that in-house counsels encounter frequently in the course of their work and insights into the latest legal developments in Korea.Read more
HKIAC is pleased to be a supporting partner of the CMS Lecture: Inter-State Disputes in the Asia-Pacific
The Asia-Pacific region has a fascinating past and present, peppered by disputes, large and small, between neighbouring states. As is often the case with inter-State disputes, many of the disputes in the Asia-Pacific region have been on the agendas of diplomats and lawyers for decades. In the recent past, a number of the most significant inter-State disputes in contemporary times have been based in the Asia-Pacific and have been decided through arbitration.
The speakers will discuss the arbitration of inter-State disputes in the Asia-Pacific region and how lessons learned from the resolution of such disputes may inform the future.Read more
The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and Acorus Capital is hosting a panel discussion to explore opportunities and prospects in untapped industries with a focus on Private Equity investment.
The seminar will cover a wide range of topics including:
- Identifying Private Equity investment opportunities
- Demystifying Uncertainties & Overcoming Challenges
- Addressing considerations and concerns in documents
- Using Arbitration as a Recovery Tool Read more
HKIAC is a supporting organisation of the The Dawn of a New Beginning: Recent Developments in Indian Arbitration conference.
The Second Annual conference organised in Mumbai is supported by HKIAC, MCIA, KLRCA and ICC to endorse India as a global hub for arbitration amongst international practitioners, corporate houses and the Indian legal fraternity. It is a step towards strengthening our national initiative towards arbitration and enforcement in India.Read more
Based on newly-released empirical findings, Professor Affaki will explore in his lecture the reality of arbitration in banking and financial matters. He will make the case for a differentiated approach according to the particular banking sector where arbitration is contemplated, including derivatives, project finance, advisory banking, sovereign lending, and Islamic finance and offer recommendations that take into account the reality of banking and finance in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis and the risk approach in international banks towards commercial and investment arbitration.
HKIAC is a supporting organisation of Arbitration Masterclass Series.
Arbitration is a private judicial method of dispute resolution, with awards legally enforced. This Masterclass series MC1 – MC6 are six self-standing sessions, which provides a strong platform for understanding the laws and rules of Arbitration; composition of Arbitral Tribunal; pleadings and hearings; Award Making, recognition and enforcement of Awards based on the Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance (CAP. 609). Read more
Jointly organised by the Government of the HKSAR, Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong Design Centre, the 6th Edition of Business of Intellectual Property Asia Forum (BIP Asia) will bring IP professionals and business leaders from around the world to discuss the latest developments in IP and explore business collaboration opportunities. The Forum last year had attracted more than 2,400 IP professionals and industry players, featuring over 80 heavy-weight speakers to share their insights.
As the supporting organisation of the event, members of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre are offered a special two-day pass (including Networking Luncheon on Thursday, 1st December) for HK$600 per person (original price HK$1,800).
Online Registration: Click here to register*
*To enjoy the special rate, please register with full payment and promotional code “BIP2016SO_60”
For more information, please visit BIP Asia Forum website at www.bipasiaforum.com.Read more
Mediation v Arbitration: Best Friends or Best Enemies? - A View from Asia" that will take place on 1- 2 December 2016 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and the HKIAC,Hong Kong
Topics will include:
- Drafting/negotiating/enforcing ADR clauses and the role of counsel
- Mediator v arbitrator: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde?
- Articulating mediation and arbitration proceedings: mission impossible or a piece of cake?
- Enforcing a settlement reached through mediation or enforcing an award: a race for efficiency?
Register before 21 October to receive the early bird discount. To register, click here.
HKIAC is a supporting organisation of the Domain Name Dispute Resolution Conference.
With the implementation of ICANN’s new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) programme, hundreds of new gTLDs are up and running in cyberspace. The best way to tackle online infringements in relation to these new gTLDs has become a matter of great concern to many intellectual property (IP) rights owners.
The conference will attract a considerable number of brand owners, IP practitioners as well as many other professionals from the international community.