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Insights from the East: Trends and Observations from China Related Disputes

We are pleased to invite you to a breakfast session, hosted by 3VB during London International Disputes Week, where our panellists will share the latest trends and observations in handling China-related disputes.

Drawing on their extensive experience acting in arbitrations involving Chinese parties, panellists will share their views on the common types of disputes seen in the region, the sectors from which they're arising, and ways to navigate the possible challenges that can arise.

You will also hear the institutional perspective from HKIAC, which has unparallelled experience in administering disputes between Chinese and non-Chinese parties. Joanne Lau, Secretary General, HKIAC, will provide an update on the use of the reciprocal arrangement on the interim measures application, and introduce HKIAC's 2024 Administered Arbitration Rules, which come into effect 1 June 2024.

If you are interested in China, or your client's business involves China inbound or outbound investment activity, you shouldn't miss this session.

For more information, please see the event flyer and registration page:Read more

07 Jun 2024

Arbitration in Asia: A Discussion with HKIAC's Secretary-General

Arbitration in Asia: A Discussion with HKIAC's Secretary-General”‎, has kindly been organised by Dr Maria Fanou from QMUL School of Law’s School of International Arbitration. HKIAC's Secretary-General, Joanne Lau, will introduce HKIAC's updated 2024 Administered Arbitration Rules on the key changes, HKIAC’s recent case statistics and latest trends in arbitration.

Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm BST
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Centre For Commercial Law Studies, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields London WC2A

For more information, please see the registration page:Read more

06 Jun 2024

2024 Practice Development Workshop

We welcome all those involved in internet regulation, brand protection, dispute resolution and in particular, issues relating to domain name dispute resolution in Asia.

This year we will discuss and explore developments in the domain name registration system, Web3, monitoring systems for brand protection, AI, and technical and procedural issues for domain name dispute resolution across different jurisdictions in Asia.Read more

30 May 2024

Ciarb Asia Pacific Diploma in International Arbitration

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)’s Asia Pacific Diploma Course in International Commercial Arbitration is taking place from 11-19 May in Singapore.

This course offers a unique "fast track" pathway towards achieving Fellowship of CIArb, making it an ideal choice for busy and up-and-coming practitioners. It provides participants with an understanding of international commercial arbitration, empowering participants to excel in this dynamic field.

HKIAC is proud to support this highly regarded program.

For more information, please refer to the PDF file attached.Read more

11 May 2024 to 19 May 2024

ICCA 2024 Hong Kong

2024 ICCA Hong Kong is scheduled to take place from 5-8 May 2024 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.Read more

05 May 2024 to 08 May 2024

HKIAC in Seoul: ICCA Roadshow Reception

HKIAC and Kim&Chang are co-organising a reception in Seoul on 22 March 2024. At the event, our speakers will share the latest updates on preparations for ICCA Hong Kong (5-8 May 2024) and highlight why ICCA 2024 is relevant to Korean delegates.

Please join us for this fantastic mingling opportunity!Read more

22 Mar 2024

HKIAC in Paris: ICCA Roadshow Reception

HKIAC is delighted to welcome you to a drinks reception, to hear the latest updates on preparations for ICCA Hong Kong (5-8 May 2024), and to meet Joanne Lau, newly appointed HKIAC Secretary-General.Read more

18 Mar 2024

The 28th Goff Arbitration Lecture-International Arbitration - Can It Survive and Prosper in the Face of Incommensurable Methods of Fact Finding?

We are thrilled to invite you to the 28th Goff Arbitration Lecture with the theme of “International Arbitration - Can It Survive and Prosper in the Face of Incommensurable Methods of Fact Finding?”
Drawing upon the illustrious legacy of the Goff Arbitration Lecture organized by City University of Hong Kong, Professor Dr. Christopher To, the LLMArbDR Programme Director, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for this special event. Professor Thomas Crofts, the Associate Dean, will be delivering the Welcoming Remarks and Introduction at the event.
We are delighted to have Mr. Justin Gleeson SC, an esteemed international arbitration practitioner and barrister, as our distinguished speaker for the event. With his extensive experience, including his role as the former Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Mr. Gleeson has advised on international, constitutional, and public law matters. Following the lecture, there will be a discussion led by Mr. Neil Kaplan, providing an opportunity for participants to engage in insightful conversations.
The event will conclude with a networking reception at HKIAC, generously sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills.
Date: 14 March 2024 (Thursday)
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Venue: In-person at HKIAC (seats are limited) / Online via Zoom (Hybrid Event)
For more information, please refer to the flyer and register.Read more

14 Mar 2024

RIDW24: Hong Kong and Riyadh

Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) warmly invites you to our exclusive event, Hong Kong and Riyadh: Legal and Dispute Resolution Services for Businesses along the Belt and Road, taking place on 5 March, as part of the Riyadh International Disputes Week 2024.Read more

05 Mar 2024

ERA Pledge Training Event - The First Two Months – What Arbitrators (and Counsel!) Need to Know

The first two months of an arbitration are usually critical for the overall progression of proceedings. This workshop is aimed at preparing arbitrators who have received (or are close to receiving) their first appointments as arbitrator for the first two months of an arbitration. Important topics such as initial correspondence, managing non-participating parties, and preparation of Procedural Order No. 1 will be discussed. Please note that this is an interactive event to which participants are expected to actively contribute. Read more

21 Feb 2024

ICCA Hong Kong 2024 - Thailand Roadshow

HKIAC and THAC Thailand Arbitration Center are co-organizing an ICCA roadshow in Bangkok on 30 January 2024. During this event, panelists will offer an introduction to ICCA 2024 Hong Kong and explain its relevance to arbitration practitioners in Thailand.

Event details:

Time:  3:30-6pm (Bangkok Time) (GTM+7)

Location: Thailand Arbitration Center, 26, 689 Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok, 10110, Thailand

Speakers: Mariel Dimsey (Secretary-General at HKIAC), James Rix (Counsel at Nishimura & Asahi Bangkok) , Dr. Vanina Sucharitkul, FCIArb (Foreign Counsel at Rajah & Tann Asia), Robert Tang ( Partner at DLA Piper (Thailand) Limited)


More information: E-flyerRead more

30 Jan 2024

2024 Tribunal Secretary Training Programme - Singapore

HKIAC's next Tribunal Secretary Training Programme is scheduled to take place from 24 to 26 January 2024 in Singapore. Guided by experienced instructors, participants will receive practical training on the role of tribunal secretaries through various forms of discussions and exercises.Read more

24 Jan 2024 to 26 Jan 2024

An Introduction To HKIAC Arbitration

We cordially invite JILA members to join us for an informative evening with Dong Long. The session, which will last approximately one hour, will cover important aspects such as key considerations for drafting an arbitration in Hong Kong. Read more

21 Nov 2023

The Kaplan Lecture 2023 with Lord Neuberger

You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Kaplan Lecture.

We are delighted to announce that this year's lecture will be delivered by the esteemed The Rt. Hon. Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury.

We do hope you're able to join us.


Date:13 November 2023 (Monday)
Time:6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Venue:Stephenson Harwood, 18th floor, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong KongRead more

13 Nov 2023

Breaking the Boundaries: Arbitration, Construction and Energy

HKIAC is pleased to cordially invite you to an in-person event for the Seoul ADR Festival. The event will be conducted in two sessions with various speakers. The first session will focus on the key commercial, contractual and financial issues and challenges in development of offshore wind power projects in Korea. The second session will focus on managing disputes arising from offshore wind power projects, including considerations regarding dispute resolution clauses, choosing arbitration procedures and the enforcement of any awards.

Please join experts from various industries who will update you on the latest topics and their implications to your business in the Asia-Pacific region as well as provide practical methods to mitigate risk in an increasingly changing legal and industrial landscape.


Date:31 October 2023 (Tuesday)
Time:2:00 pm to 4:00 pm KST
Venue:18F Trade Tower, 511 Yeongdong-daero Gangnam Seoul, Korea (South)Read more

31 Oct 2023

ICCA Hong Kong 2024 Promotional Event During IBA in Paris

HKIAC and White & Case are organising an event in Paris on 30 October 2023 to promote ICCA 2024 Hong Kong, as part of the IBA Annual Conference. Please join us for an evening of anecdotes and discussions about what will make ICCA 2024 Hong Kong so special.Read more

30 Oct 2023

ADR in Asia Conference: The Kintsugi of 21st Century International Arbitration

Hong Kong Arbitration Week flagship event - 2023 ADR in Asia Conference, with the theme, "The Kintsugi of 21st Century International Arbitration", this conference aims, in the spirit of kintsugi, to “reset” approaches to arbitration after the fragmentation of recent years, with different perspectives, innovative discussions, and a lively debate.
Our outstanding panellists will explore a wide range of topics, including “what is an issue conflict?”, the efficacy and utility of AI in international arbitration, the uptake of ORFSA, as well as releasing new research that unlocks the black box of party appointments. Read more

18 Oct 2023
Hong Kong

Seminar on Interim Measures Arrangement co-organised by Supreme People’s Court and Department of Justice

Co-organisers: The Supreme People's Court, PRC(“SPC”) and Department of Justice, HKSAR (“DoJ”)
Host: Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”)
Date: Tuesday, 17 October 2023
Time: 10:00 to 12:00Read more
17 Oct 2023
Hong Kong

2023 Hong Kong Arbitration Week

2023 Hong Kong Arbitration Week is scheduled to take place from 16-20 October 2023 at Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.Read more

16 Oct 2023 to 20 Oct 2023
Hong Kong

2023 Hong Kong Summit on Commercial Dispute Resolution in China

A commercial dispute resolution summit event co-organising by HKIAC that take place in Hong Kong.Read more

14 Oct 2023
Hong Kong

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