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


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

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Hong Kong

2022 Virtual HK Practice Moot

HKIAC will host the the first Virtual HK Practice Moot in preparation for the 14th Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot. The event will be held virtually on 15-16 February 2022, from 9am-6pm(HKT).

The HK Practice Moot provides teams in the Asia-Pacific region with experience in the practice of investment arbitration in a simulated arbitration hearing setting and to learn more about the international arbitration in Hong Kong.

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The registration for this event is closed.

For enquiries about the HK Practice Moot, please contact us at:

Telephone : (852) 2525 2381
Email : events@hkiac.org
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IAM-HKMC 调解论坛 (2020年10月27至30日)

国际商事调解:聚焦亞洲 建设未來

来自世界各地顶尖的法律专家、国际调解员,著名学者将参加是次活动,并于六个不同主题的云端研讨会上探讨调解发展的各种新议题Read more


国际仲裁中文赛 Doing International Arbitration in Chinese


仲裁是当事人的选择。如何仲裁,更是如此。大体而言,境外国际仲裁已形成一套与内地通常的程序有别、相对固定的模式。相对独立的,是程序语言和实体准据法的选择。实践中,英文和普通法体系内的法律仍是主流。与此相应,内地律师和内地仲裁员,在境外国际仲裁中并不常见。但香港国际仲裁中心(HKIAC)近年的数据显示,选用中文或中英文双语及适用中国法的案件显著增多,2018年已近20%。内地律师和内地仲裁员的参与,也略有增加。Read more


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

Hong Kong

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

Hong Kong

HKIAC Shanghai Office Open Day 2019


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



本次论坛旨在培训国际商事仲裁的整体流程,加强涉外律师及相关从业人员对国际商事仲裁的了解与认识,提高自身参与境外仲裁的能力,将其更好的运用到工作之中。同时也积极推动国际商事仲裁作为争议纠纷解决方式之一的广泛适用。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

Hong Kong

HKMC Mediation Talk: Some Practical Tips on Mediation from Practitioners

The following topics would be covered in this Mediation Talk:

  1. How to deal with an opponent who is hostile to mediation?
  2. How to deal with an opponent who shows obvious signs that he is insincere about the mediation as soon as it is started?
  3. Lawyers' role at the mediation
  4. How useful is pre-mediation conference?
  5. Are joint sessions helpful or should parties go straight to caucus?
  6. How to deal with an intransigent client or opponent?
  7. What can be used when doing reality test?
  8. When should the mediator 'call it a day'?
  9. Problems faced / experienced by mediators/parties
  10. Choice of mediator
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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

Da Nang

HKMC Seminar: "Mediation and Mediation Skills as Good Business Approach"

Mediators work with people who are working with the issues between them.

Mediation is essentially an assisted negotiation and while direct negotiation between the parties is the most efficient way of resolving disputes if this breaks down, the next best option is to involve a neutral third party to assist, utilising a process framework which makes fruitful discussion safe and potentially productive.

How does this happen? While all mediations are unique, at the same time there are some recurrent themes around the people aspects of disputes that can emerge. Mediators use certain skills that can be applied in the business environment.

This seminar provides individuals with the opportunity to explore a more pragmatic approach to negotiation and developing a strategic approach that the negotiator will be able to apply.

By the end of this seminar, participants will have:

  • Identified the negotiation phase model
  • Analyzed sources of conflict in negotiation
  • Identified essential components of effective (active) listening
  • Established different approaches in dealing with emotions
  • Examined the impact of external influences on negotiation strategy/outcome
  • Engaged in individual and group discussi

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Hong Kong

HKIAC 仲裁条款模拟谈判演习 - 长沙


如果在您的工作中遇到过这些问题,欢迎您参加由香港国际仲裁中心(HKIAC)联合国浩律师(长沙)事务所、欧华律师事务所在长沙举办的HKIAC 仲裁条款模拟谈判演习活动。活动将通过资深律师的真实模拟谈判,全面展示争议解决条款谈判中需要考虑的因素、需要权衡的利弊及相关的规则,并由资深评论员讲解谈判过程和分享谈判要点。


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HKMC 40th General Mediation Training Course (accredited by HKMAAL)

The Hong Kong Mediation Council (HKMC), a division of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), is offering a mediation training course designed for individuals who are interested to become accredited mediators. The course will cover the following topics:

  • The key principles of mediation as a means of dispute resolution;
  • Principles of interest-based negotiation;
  • The process of facilitative mediation model;
  • The role of a mediator;
  • Mediator's skills and techniques;
  • Ethical code of mediators;
  • Drafting settlement agreement; and
  • Role of lawyers and advisors in mediation

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Hong Kong

HKIAC Lunch Talk for Young Practitioners

HKIAC Lunch Talk for Young Practitioners (HKIAC 青年午餐会) 提供平台供青年人与资深国际仲裁人士交流,探讨和思考国际仲裁相关问题。帮助提升青年人参与国际仲裁的能力。拓展青年人仲裁职业机会和渠道。







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HKMC's Experienced Mediators Round-Table Sharing Dinner

Experienced mediators accumulate practical knowledge and tactics to conduct mediation in both professional and effective ways. Newly accredited mediators take time to acquire the “know-how”, and often have many questions and challenges before and during the mediation process. This round-table sharing dinner tries to break this gap and provide opportunities for junior mediators to ask questions in relaxing and enjoyable environment.

There will be one experienced mediator and moderator in each table. While enjoying the dinner, participants are free to ask mediation related questions. Experienced mediators will try to address their issues, share their own methods or practices and have fruitful exchange together.

Enroll now to secure your seat. Take this golden opportunity to learn and talk with experienced mediators!

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Hong Kong

HKMC's Skills Enhancement Series: A Practitioner’s Guide to Evaluative Mediation

Join our experts as they discuss and compare evaluative mediation regimes in Hong Kong, UK and other jurisdiction. The seminar will also examine problems commonly associated with evaluative mediation, such as professional indemnity insurance, legal and regulatory hurdles, and the need to maintain the mediator's neutrality and independence.

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Hong Kong