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HKIAC 25th Anniversary

17th November 2010

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (the "HKIAC").

To celebrate this special occasion, the HKIAC will host a series of events from 17-20 November in Hong Kong. The festivities will commence on 17 November 2010 with the Kaplan Lecture 2010 and the Opening Reception. This year's Kaplan Lecture will be delivered by Toby Landau QC. We are pleased to have Mallesons Stephen Jaques as our primary sponsor providing its generous support with this landmark event.

The HKIAC 25th Anniversary Conference will then be held from 18-19 November 2010. The theme for the Conference is "Rethinking International Arbitration". The Opening Keynote speaker will be Jan Paulsson. The Conference will include many distinguished practitioners from around the world who will serve as presenters, commentators or moderators of the various sessions. These include Lord Hoffmann, Lord Goldsmith QC, Professor Dr Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, Arthur Marriott QC, Albert Jan van den Berg, David W. Rivkin, Dominique Brown-Berset, Hon. Charles Brower, Prof. Dr. Bernard Hanotiau, Christian MJ Kröner, Yu Jianlong and others.

On 20 November 2010, the HKIAC will organise a mock arbitration co-supported by the ICC Court of International Arbitration and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, East Asia Branch. Eminent practitioners including Louise Barrington, Anthony Canham, Dr. Sabine Stricker-Kellerer, Christopher Lau SC, Prof. Jingzhou Tao, Prof. Doug Jones, Karen Mills and others will role-play an ICC arbitration seated in Hong Kong.

Further details on the website:

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