Jurisdiction - Hong Kong
Hong Kong – Inaugural Hong Kong Arbitration Week.


September 2012
The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre ("HKIAC") is Proud to Host the Inaugural Hong Kong Arbitration Week 
As economic forces and commercial interests have begun to shift the epicentre of international arbitration eastward to Asia,  many  questions  have arisen concerning the impact of Asian users, Asian law and practice, and Asian subject-matter on the practice of international arbitration. HKIAC has established the Hong Kong Arbitration Week to facilitate discussion between users and practitioners about the changing landscape in international arbitration. Through active dialogue, HKIAC hopes to raise awareness of emerging trends and to help bridge the gap between cultures. This effort is very much a collaborative effort of multiple institutions and players with an interest in Hong Kong’s arbitration culture.  Hong Kong Arbitration Week gives all those involved in the field an opportunity to work together to showcase the best that Hong Kong has to offer.
Through conferences, luncheons and evening receptions, Hong Kong Arbitration Week seeks to provide a multitude of forums in which users and practitioners can exchange ideas on how best to manage the increase in demand for arbitration services within Asia. Our programme for this year is as follows:
15  October, 2012
ICC/HK45 Early Evening Seminar and Cocktail Party
To kick off Hong Kong Arbitration Week, join Julian Lew QC and a panel of arbitration experts for an early evening seminar to discuss Asia's role as a dominant force in international arbitration in the 21st Century. The seminar will be followed by a cocktail party.
16 October, 2012
A comprehensive one day seminar guiding participants through the workings of the ICSID system of arbitration.
HK Arbitration Charity Ball
A night of glamour and camaraderie on the Hong Kong calendar aimed at raising funds to support local Hong Kong charities and to assist in the development of arbitration across Asia.
17 October, 2012
ADR in Asia Conference
Join prominent members of the ADR community from across the globe to address important issues and developments in international arbitration.  The overarching theme of this year's conference will be whether party autonomy helps or hinders the arbitral process.
HKIAC New Premises Launch Party
The HKIAC welcomes delegates from the ADR in Asia Conference to join in the inauguration of the newly remodeled centre with stunning views overlooking Hong Kong and state of the art facilities.
18 October, 2012
GAR Live 2nd Annual Asia Conference
Co-chaired by Michael Moser and Justin D'Agostino, speakers from CIETAC, the ICC and prominent law firms around Asia will discuss the current topics in Global Arbitration finishing with an Oxford-style debate about "India and international arbitration".
Hong Kong presents the ideal venue for tackling emerging legal issues related to arbitration in Asia. The city has long been a pioneer of supporting arbitration within the region. It has diligently undertaken legislative and administrative initiatives to establish a robust arbitration framework and to stay abreast of international best practice. Its independent courts have developed significant case law that minimizes destructive interference and maintains a strong pro-enforcement stance. Join us as we gather to share our experiences and thoughts on how to ensure that international arbitration in Asia meets the evolving needs of parties from all corners of the world.



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