ICC-HK | ICC Arbitration Seminar
21 October 2019 | 13:30 - 17:00


This ICC Seminar jointly organized by the ICC International Court of Arbitration and ICC Hong Kong will focus on:

  • “Hong Kong’s International Arbitration Landscape – Adapting to New Dynamics”
  • An update on recent developments in International dispute resolution in Mainland China and in the Hong Kong SAR
  • An update on recent developments in ICC’s global and regional arbitration practices.
  • Insights on Current Issues in International Arbitration and Cross Border Dispute Resolution from In-house Counsel Mediators and other stakeholders
Confirmed speakers include Mr, Alexis Mourre, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration and Mr. Alex Fessas, Secretary General of the ICC Court. Further details of speakers will be provided shortly.


1.30 Registration
1.45 Welcome
1.50 Keynote speech from Alexis Mourre, President ICC International Court of Arbitration on "ICC Arbitration in Asia focusing on China"
2.10 Hong Kong's International Arbitration Landscape – Adapting to New Dynamics

Moderators: Justin D'Agostino, Chair ICC Belt & Road Commission & Kim Rooney, Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Rimsky Yuen SC, Barrister, formerly Hong Kong Secretary for Justice
  • Peter Quayle, Deputy General Counsel, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • Hongwei (David) Jia, Founding Partner LongAn (Shenzhen) Law Firm
  • Meg Utterback, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
3.15 Coffee break
3.30 Update on ICC Globally, Regionally and in Hong Kong
  • Pui Ki Ta, Counsel ICC Secretariat Hong Kong
  • Ming Chao Fan, ICC Regional Director of Arbitration and ADR for North Asia
  • Chiann Bao, Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Briana Young, ICC Belt & Road Commission
  • Rory McAlpine, Chair, ICC Hong Kong Arbitration & ADR Committee
  • Ronald Sum & Christopher To, Co-Chairs, ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition – Hong Kong.
4.10 Insights from Leading In-House Counsel and Mediators on Current Issues on Arbitration and Mediation

Moderator: Rory McAlpine
  • William Wood QC, Arbitrator and Mediator on "Recent Developments in Mediation"
  • Karl Hennessee, Head of Litigation, Airbus & Chairman of the Governing Body of the ICC Court of International Arbitration on "Arbitral Efficiency"
  • Cheng-Yee Khong, Associate Investment Manager, IMF Bentham
  • Kent Phillips, Partner, Hogan Lovells
  • Jacelyn Tan, Legal Director, Asia Pacific, beIN SPORTS
  • Christopher To, Arbitrator, Mediator and Barrister
4.55 Closing

Registration Fees

Non-members: $1,000 (more than 5 years)
Members: $800 (more than 5 years)
Non-Members/Members: $600 (less than 5 years)
Student: $400


Hogan Lovells
11th Floor, One Pacific Place,
88 Queensway,
Hong Kong

HFW is a market leading sector-focused international law firm with more than 600 lawyers working across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

We have a significant global arbitration practice. Our lawyers have been at the forefront of arbitration developments over many years. Our practice is sector focused, and we have a range and depth of arbitration matters that many larger firms would envy, with the total number of arbitrations handled at any one time estimated at 750. We are especially strong in a number of core areas, particularly construction, energy, trade and commodities, shipping, aviation, insurance/reinsurance, banking and financial services – all fields where international arbitration is very important and generates significant work. The arbitrations we handle are often complex and extremely high value too; last year, the quantum of arbitration claims under management was US$11 billion.

We conduct arbitrations under all the most popular arbitration forums and institutional rules, including UNICTRAL, LCIA, ICC, ICSID, ARIAS, CIETAC, ACICA, PCERA, DIFC-LCIA, HKIAC and SIAC. We also conduct hundreds of arbitrations under the specific rules of trade bodies such as GAFTA, FOSFA, LMAA, LME, RSA and LOF. Our partners serve as arbitrators and as expert witnesses in arbitration, and we have advised arbitral bodies and governments on arbitral rules and legislation. More recently, we have further expanded our international arbitration practice into investor-state arbitrations, having represented states and investors alike.

We are consistently listed in the GAR 100 "approved" list as a leading international arbitration practice and frequently act in arbitration-related court proceedings. In fact, The Lawyers' Litigation Tracker 2018 revealed that HFW was the most active litigation firm in terms of arbitration-related litigation (Q1-Q2), commercial litigation (Q1-Q3) and in the English Commercial Court (2016 – 2017, Q3 2018).

For further details, please visit us at http://www.hfw.com/Dispute-Resolution.

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