ADR in Asia Conference: Tomorrow’s Disputes Today (Hybrid)
27 October 2021 | 13:30 - 17:00


13:30-17:00 (Hong Kong Time)
This event will run as a hybrid session. Choose to attend by Zoom or in-person when registering on the HKArb Week registration portal.

13:15 - 13:30 Registration for in-person attendees

13:30 - 13:45 Developments at HKIAC: One Year On
  • Sarah Grimmer, Secretary-General, HKIAC
13:45 - 14:05 Opening Remarks
  • The Honourable Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng GBM, GBS, SC, JP
 14:05 – 15:05 HK-PRC Interim Measures Arrangement: 2 Years On
  • Dr. Yanli Si, Deputy Chief Judge of the Research Office of the Supreme People’s Court of China
  • Sarah Grimmer, Secretary-General, HKIAC 
  • Yanhua Lin, Partner, Fangda Partners
  • James Rogers, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Paul Starr, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Friven Yeoh, Partner, Sidley Austin
15:05 – 15:10 HK45 Essay Competition: Winner Announcement
15:10 – 15:15 Break 

15:15 – 15:55 Hong Kong Courts and Arbitration: Past, Present, Future
  • The Honourable Chief Justice Andrew K. N. Cheung GBM
  • John Choong, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Sapna Jhangiani QC, International Legal Counsel, Attorney-General’s Chambers, Singapore
  • Paul Shieh SC, Arbitrator and Mediator, Temple Chambers
15:55 – 16:30 Crypto: Tomorrow’s Security, Currency, or Asset?
  • Simon Chapman QC, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Lucy Gazmararian, Founder & Managing Partner, Token Bay Capital; Board Member, Fintech Association of Hong Kong; Founder, Women in Crypto Hong Kong
  • Andy Meehan, Chief Compliance Officer, Asia, Gemini
16:30 - 16:50 “Tomorrow’s” Arbitrator: Views from The Honourable Charles N. Brower
  • The Honourable Charles N. Brower, Judge ad hoc, International Court of Justice, Twenty Essex
16:50 - 17:00 Closing Remarks
  • David W. Rivkin, Co-chair, HKIAC; Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton
Accredited by the Law Society of Hong Kong with 3.5 CPD point.


Registration Fees

  • Non-HKIAC Users Council Members: HK$1,200
  • HKIAC Users Council Members: HK$1,000
Virtual through Zoom
  • Virtual attendance: HK$750

If you choose to participate in-person, please note that all attendees are required to complete HKIAC’s Health Declaration Form prior to visiting the Centre. The online form will be sent to you prior to the event. An email confirmation will also be sent to you to confirm your registration.


Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre 
38th Floor Two Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong