HKIAC Case Digest Wins GAR Award For Best Innovation

06 Apr 2022

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06 Apr 2022

HKIAC Case Digest Wins GAR Award For Best Innovation

HKIAC is proud to announce that the HKIAC Case Digest was awarded Best Innovation by an Individual or Organisation at the 12th annual GAR Awards ceremony, which took place during Paris Arbitration Week 2022.

HKIAC Case Digest is a searchable database of anonymised and summarised procedural decisions taken by HKIAC which was launched in December 2021. It provides subscribers with insight into HKIAC’s procedural decision-making, including analyses by the HKIAC’s Proceedings and Appointments Committees, under various rules.   

HKIAC and Hong Kong recognised across multiple categories

HKIAC initiatives were also nominated in two other categories this year. HKIAC’s Women in Arbitration (WIA) WE GROW Mentorship and Coaching Programme and the HKIAC Green Office Challenge were shortlisted respectively for the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge Award and Campaign for Greener Arbitration Award for Sustainable Behaviour.

HKIAC Co-chair, and Debevoise & Plimpton partner, David W. Rivkin was nominated in the Best Innovation category for the Town Elder rules. The C v D decision by the Hong Kong courts on escalation clauses was nominated in the Most Important Decision category. Hong Kong was nominated in the Best Development category for updating the arrangement on mutual enforcement of awards with mainland China.  

Sarah Grimmer, HKIAC Secretary-General, says “we are thrilled and grateful to win this award and hope that the HKIAC Case Digest will be of great benefit to the community”.

Recent awards and successes

HKIAC is pleased to have its efforts globally recognised at the GAR Awards. This is the third year HKIAC has been awarded a GAR award amongst other successes in recent times, which include:

  • HKIAC ranked third most preferred arbitral institution worldwide (2021 Queen Mary University of London and White & Case International Arbitration Survey).
  • HKIAC ranked first for location and IT services in the hearing centre preferences survey (GAR Guide to Regional Arbitration 2021).
  • GAR Award for Best Development in 2016 for the opening of HKIAC’s Shanghai Office.
  • GAR Award for Innovation by an Individual or Organisation in 2015 for adding choice of law provisions to its model clauses and introducing the HKIAC Tribunal Secretary Service.

HKIAC has also previously been nominated for seven GAR Awards, including: the 2013 HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules; its arbitrator fee choice system; the arbitration evaluation system; the HKIAC Tribunal Secretary Training Programme; offering its hearing space for free in cases involving states on the OECD’s DAC list; the introduction of the HKIAC Panel of Arbitrators for Financial Services Disputes; and for establishing the WIA initiative.

HKIAC thanks all those who have supported HKIAC’s initiatives, and congratulates all winners and nominees of the GAR Awards 2022 for the efforts of our community to improve international arbitration for all.


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