Workshop on Deal Making and Dispute Resolution in Commercial Transactions
On Monday 18 November at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra...Read more
2019 Hong Kong Arbitration Week
Coming to its 8th 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.Read more
国际仲裁中文赛 Doing International Arbitration in Chinese
Adjudication in Hong Kong and Introduction to CIArb (EAB) Adjudication Training Course
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Registration
6:00 PM - 6:05 PM: Welcome Remarks
Procedural War Stories and Technology in Arbitration - HK45 & KCAB Next Seminar and HKIAC Seminar
As part of the Seoul ADR Festival, HK45 and KCAB Next invite you to this event designed to be interactive and to provide an opportunity for all participants to share news and views on how new technology is impacting the practice of international arbitration...Read more
Manage Domain Names and Trademarks in the E-business World (2019 ADNDRC Conference)
The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) is delighted to host the 2019 ADNDRC Conference on 11 September 2019 to address emerging issues in domain name dispute resolution. The theme for this year's Conference is Protecting Domain Names in Asia...Read more
HKIAC Belt and Road Conference
The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) will host a full day conference to focus on infrastructure investment and risk management in the cross-border context.
The conference will bring together government officials, business leaders, financiers and legal experts to discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with implementing and operating infrastructure projects.
Tribunal Secretary Training Programme - Hong Kong
Join us for a two-and-a-half-day programme featuring practical training on the role of tribunal secretaries.
The programme is taught by an experienced Faculty and overseen by a Senior Advisory Board which includes international arbitration specialists from around the world.Read more
Fashion sustainability: How technology got us into trouble and how it will help save us
The "Sustainability: Meet the Experts Series" aims to bring together inspiring people who are shaping the world. Through cross-industry learning and collaboration, we hope this series will forge new relationships and create synergies that will transform your business and life.Read more
HKIAC's status as a permanent arbitral institution in Russia: implications and plans
On 25 April 2019, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) became the first foreign arbitral institution to be granted permission to function as a permanent arbitral institution under Russia's Federal Laws on Arbitration. This has important implications for the arbitration of Russia-related disputes. Join Sarah Grimmer, Secretary-General of the HKIAC, as she discusses the implications of this development for arbitration users and the HKIAC's plans.Read more
Hong Kong Mediation Council:「食飯問功課」Experience Sharing Dinner
You are newly accredited. You have conducted a few mediation sessions. Yet there are moments that you feel you could do better. We believe that every aspiring mediator has been there – you are not alone. Would you like an opportunity to share, ask questions and equip yourselves further for a better next session?Read more
Data Protection in Arbitration Proceedings
The ICCA-IBA Joint Task Force on Data Protection in Arbitration Proceedings will publish its widely anticipated Data Protection Roadmap in June. The HKIAC and other arbitration institutions have been strong supporters of the task force's work, and would like to invite you to a grab bag lunch on 18 June at 1 PM to discuss data protection with Sarah Grimmer, Secretary General of the HKIAC, and Kathleen Paisley, co-chair of the task force. The lunch will be an informal round table discussion, and questions are encouraged.Read more
HKIAC Shanghai Office Open Day 2019
- FULL HOUSE -
Aimed at law school students at Shanghai-based universities who are interested in arbitration, this event will provide details on why parties choose to arbitrate in Hong Kong, and in particular why parties use HKIAC as the arbitral institution.Read more
Launch of Dr Michael Hwang SC's "Selected Essays on Dispute Resolution"
The Hong Kong Launch of Dr Michael Hwang SC's "Selected Essays on Dispute Resolution"
MICHAEL HWANG SC is well-known to the Hong Kong arbitration community from his frequent visits and talks over the years. Last December he published a new book called "Selected Essays on Dispute Resolution": a collection of various essays written by him over the years, mainly on the subject of international arbitration, but also on other related topics which have attracted his interest over his 50 years in the law. As this volume was published to mark his 50th anniversary as a practising lawyer, it opens with an essay on his reminiscences and reflections on his career as a lawyer. There then follows essays on a diversity of topics in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration. This volume also includes essays on Mediation and International and Domestic Law, reflecting his broader interests in other areas of law.
This evening will have a replay of the video of that event in Singapore with Dr Hwang in attendance to add additional comments and answer questions and of course to sign books for those who wish to acquire copies. As with his first volume, the book is distributed on a complimentary basis, but those who acquire copies are invited to make donations of HKD 600 to Mother's Choice.Read more
2018 HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules Roadshow
Please join us as we continue with our roadshow around the globe to show case our new 2018 HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules. We will be coming to New York on 11 June 2019 and London on 19 June 2019 where we will have roundtable discussions with a panel of legal experts on the new Rules through a case study. In particular, the panel will consider the Rules in relation to effective and efficient management of complex arbitrations, including provisions on joinder, consolidation, single arbitration under multiple contracts and concurrent proceedings, as well as other key features of the Rules.
The panel will also discuss the latest trends coming out of Hong Kong and Asia, including an update on China's Belt & Road Initiative and on Hong Kong's role in dispute resolution involving Chinese and foreign parties, as well as recent developments at HKIAC relevant to such disputes.Read more
HKMC Mediation Talk: Some Practical Tips on Mediation from Practitioners
The following topics would be covered in this Mediation Talk:
- How to deal with an opponent who is hostile to mediation?
- How to deal with an opponent who shows obvious signs that he is insincere about the mediation as soon as it is started?
- Lawyers' role at the mediation
- How useful is pre-mediation conference?
- Are joint sessions helpful or should parties go straight to caucus?
- How to deal with an intransigent client or opponent?
- What can be used when doing reality test?
- When should the mediator 'call it a day'?
- Problems faced / experienced by mediators/parties
- Choice of mediator Read more
2019 ASA Arbitration Practice Seminar
The Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), in collaboration with the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) is organising the first Asia edition of the ASA Arbitration Practice Seminar from 24-26 May 2019 in Da Nang, Vietnam. This retreat style conference has been successfully held in Europe for over 20 years, bringing together experienced arbitration practitioners to contribute to the debates, and to build on their own knowledge of international arbitration.
During the course of two days, sessions will be led jointly by two discussion leaders, one with a common law background and the other with a civil law background, and participants will be invited to share experiences, questions and ideas in lively debates. Discussions can continue over luncheons, at cocktail receptions and at dinners all of which are included as part of the conference experience.
Who should attend?
The seminar is designed for those - arbitrators, counsel, in-house lawyers, experts - who wish to continue building on their international arbitration knowledge and practice and to benefit from the discussion leaders' combined experience and expertise.
To register and see more information, please click here.Read more
Spotlight on African and Asian Opportunities
The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) is pleased to host its second biennial Hong Kong Business and Legal Summit with a focus on Africa. Together with the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organisation (AALCO), this Summit will bring together business leaders and legal experts to discuss the opportunities and challenges of investing in Africa.
- The African-Asian century? The economic rise of the regional relationship
- Overview of Africa's economic direction and investment opportunities
- Getting the deal done: Africa-China dialogue on energy and infrastructure
- Project finance: Who pays and what are the risks?
- Planning ahead: Effective strategies for mitigating risk Read more