ADR in Asia Conference: Arbitrating for Settlement
22 October 2019 | 08:30 - 16:30


The ADR in Asia Conference is a major event in the arbitration calendar. It is a platform for some of the most prominent members of the arbitration community from across the globe to address important issues and developments in international arbitration. Following the success of the past seven Hong Kong Arbitration Weeks, this annual Conference will continue to be the flagship of our Annual HKArbWeek.

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Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong


Welcome Reception
Worldwide companies, investors, State-owned enterprises and States facing increasingly complex international disputes turn to Latham & Watkins for winning strategies and seamless service to prepare for arbitration, resolve high-value issues, and advise on enforcement actions. Latham provides clients with a sophisticated International Arbitration Practice capable of resolving disputes that straddle borders, corporate structures, commercial contracts, jurisdictions, and treaties. Latham offers particular expertise in international commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, multi-jurisdictional disputes and public international law. In recent years, we have represented clients in cases before every major arbitral institution and under every set of arbitration rules, including the AAA, AIAC, CIETAC, HKIAC, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SIAC and UNCITRAL rules, and in numerous ad hoc proceedings.

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Mr. Oliver Browne

Mr. Philip Clifford QC

Ms. Sophie Lamb QC

Mr. Sebastian-Seelmann-Eggebert

Mr. Ing Loong Yang

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom ("Skadden") has advised corporates and financial institutions on their businesses and operations in Asia for over 25 years. Our Asia Pacific International Litigation and Arbitration Group provides a full range of international dispute resolution services across the region, and is fully integrated with Skadden's market-leading global Group. Our services include the drafting of bespoke dispute resolution clauses, pre-litigation/arbitration management, strategy and advice, as well as the enforcement of court judgments and arbitration awards. The team in Asia is particularly experienced in litigation and arbitration cases involving different systems of national law, as well as private and public international law. Our multi-lingual team covers arbitrations emanating from or related to China, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, the Philippines and other countries in the Asia Pacific region. The team also has the distinction of being experienced in both international commercial and investor-state arbitrations, and team members have represented clients in arbitrations under virtually all of the major arbitration rules, including but not limited to the arbitration rules of the AAA/ICDR, ICC, LCIA, HKIAC, CIETAC, SIAC, UNCITRAL and ICSID.

Cleary Gottlieb is a leading integrated global partnership that has helped shape the globalization of the legal profession. We are consistently recognized as one of the top firms in the area of disputes, arbitration and regulatory enforcement and investigations, and our wide-ranging experience and global reach set us apart from our peers. Cleary Gottlieb has extensive regional experience dating back to the opening of our Hong Kong office in 1980, and regularly represents leading Asian and multinational firms in both domestic and international disputes.

Our lawyers have extensive experience in commercial, investor-State and inter-State disputes in a broad range of industries, and represent clients before a wide range of international arbitral tribunals, including tribunals constituted under the aegis of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and ad hoc tribunals constituted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Our lawyers also serve as arbitrators in major international cases, are experienced in drafting arbitration clauses for complex international transactions and regularly work with our corporate colleagues on highly technical commercial and investment treaty arbitrations.

In 2017 we were awarded 'Arbitration Law Firm of the Year' by the LegalCommunity and the award for the 'Most Important Published Decision' by Global Arbitration Review. Our international focus and established practices in Europe, Asia, the United States, Latin America, MENA and numerous emerging markets make us the firm of choice for clients who look for lawyers they can trust to manage their most sensitive and business critical matters.

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Harbour, the pioneer of third party funding

We have been instrumental in shaping the third party funding landscape worldwide. We have an in-depth understanding of litigation and arbitration which makes Harbour one of the most reliable funders globally. It is why leading law firms and corporates turn to us when they seek capital to fund their arbitration or litigation proceedings.

Our team has been funding claims since 2002. Not only do we have one of the most experienced teams, we lead the way in best practice in funding.

The Harbour team is drawn from top legal, financial and commercial talent. The people you deal with come from first-class private practices or held senior in-house positions.

A substantial amount of capital is immediately available. Our funds total HK$7.86 billion.

We also offer access to a competitively priced, bespoke ATE insurance facility. The premium can be included as part of the costs if we fund the claim.

Having funded 80+ cases under 4 arbitral rules and in 13 jurisdictions, we offer truly global geographical coverage.

Each litigation director is a specialist in one or more areas and understand your claims. We have experts in international arbitration, commercial, competition, construction, fraud, insolvency, IP, banking and finance law. We don't shy away from complex or high-value disputes.

It is this resilience and wealth of expertise that enables us to deal with difficult issues when they arise, as they inevitably do, in the unpredictable world of legal disputes, in a highly informed and professional manner.

In Harbour you will find a dependable partner who is principled, responsible and transparent. We pay legal costs on time, monthly.

Harbour does not control the legal team running a claim - nor does it get involved in any settlement negotiations.

There is absolute clarity about our terms. If the case is won and monies received, we take our pre-agreed share of the proceeds. If the case is lost, the loss is Harbour's - not the claimant's.

Our criteria are simple and obtaining funding is straightforward when all crucial information is available. Our investment committee meets every 2 weeks and approval can be granted quickly.

When Harbour funds a claim, the entire budget is ring fenced and protected from day one. This gives peace of mind, as the claimant knows its budget is guaranteed and not used for other cases.

We are aligned in wanting success for the claims we fund.

Harbour Hong Kong
You can discuss any aspect of funding, or whether your case is suitable for funding with Ruth Susan Dunn on and Dominic Afzali on

Ranked as a Top 10 Global Law Firm, CMS can work for you in 42 countries and with 74 offices worldwide. 4,500 CMS lawyers offer you business-focused advice tailored to your needs, whether in your local market or across multiple jurisdictions.

CMS has been active in Hong Kong and the wider Asia Pacific region for many years supporting clients across the full spectrum of dispute resolution, financial transactions, corporate, commercial and M&A. Consistently ranked as one of the world's busiest and most successful international arbitration practices, our team has a significant track record in international arbitration, whatever the law applicable to the dispute, the language of the arbitration, the seat of the hearing or the arbitration rules under which the dispute is to be resolved. Our team members in Hong Kong has particular skills in the field of investment disputes, advising both investors and, sovereign states on complex and challenging matters. We also support clients at the early stages of investments, helping them understand how to secure investment treaty protection and avoid the potential pitfalls that are often the root cause of disputes.


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