The discussion will be jointly led by Matthew Gearing QC, Chairperson of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and William Wong SC, Chairman of the Arbitration Committee, Hong Kong Bar Association (HKBA).
Other speakers include:
- Nils Eliasson, Chairperson of the Proceedings Committee (HKIAC)
- Anthony Houghton SC, Council Member (HKIAC)
- Kathryn Sanger, Chairperson of the Appointments Committee (HKIAC)
- Proposed changes to the 2013 HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules
- Appointment of arbitrators
- Conditional/contingency fees
In 2010, UNCITRAL requested the assistance of two experts, Professor Emmanuel Gaillard and Professor George Bermann, to prepare a Guide on the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, 1958 (New York). The Guide, which was presented to the Commission in July 2016, aims to promote the uniform and effective interpretation and application of the Convention with a view to limit the risk that State practice diverge from its spirit. It is supplemented by a freely accessible online platform – newyorkconvention1958.org – which includes over 1800 decisions from multiple common law and civil law jurisdictions implementing the Convention.
Following the presentation of the Guide, various speakers will discuss recent trends and case law on the application of the New York Convention.
HKIAC is pleased to host the 5th HK Practice Moot for the 11th Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court on 22 – 23 February 2018. 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.
The HKIAC Capacity Building Scholarship (HKCBS) is an initiative to promote the development of investment arbitration in Asia and to able build the next generation of arbitrators.Read more
You are an in-house counsel, CEO or external lawyer faced with a foreign counter-party who is in breach of your, or your client’s, commercial arrangement. You have attempted to resolve the issues through informal negotiation without success. The dispute resolution clause provides for any disputes to be resolved by arbitration in Hong Kong under the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules. Before commencing formal proceedings you want to ensure the most effective strategy is adopted from the outset to maximise prospects of success and actual recovery.
This workshop brings together legal counsel, an asset recovery specialist, and a third-party funder in an early stage meeting scenario to consider the legal options available and practical steps required to formulate an effective dispute resolution strategy. Experts will consider the lifecycle of a dispute from commencement of proceedings through to enforcement and ultimate recovery. The aim is to equip attendees with the tools to make sound business decisions when faced with a potential dispute.
Attendees will also hear about the key features of HKIAC arbitration proceedings and the practical application of the tools available under the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules.
HKIAC is the first arbitral institution to offer a Tribunal Secretary Training Programme. As an extension of HKIAC’s tribunal secretary service, the Programme trains the next generation of tribunal secretaries around the world.
The training is two-and-a-half-day, during which part of the participants work will be assessed. A further written exam will follow the training. Participants who successfully pass the written assessment will be interviewed by a member of the Board or Faculty. Participants who have passed both the written and oral exam will receive a certificate of completion and will be listed on our website subject to his/her consent.
To apply, please send your cv to email@example.com.