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International Dispute Resolution: Reflections and Redirections

Date: 22nd July 2019

Time: 14:00 - 18:15

Venue: Not available

Event Details

Time: 14.15-18.15 (registration from 14.00)

Venue: Chinese University of Hong Kong, Graduate Law Centre, 2/F, Bank of America Tower12, Harcourt Road, Hong Kong

In collaboration with

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) are hosting an inaugural seminar to celebrate the launch of BIICL's first Asian based office.

14:15 Opening remarks by Professor Christopher Gane, Dean of Law, CUHK

14:30 Speech by Professor Rocky Tuan, Vice-Chancellor, CUHK

Session One: International Arbitration - civil law, common law or Sui Generis?

Former President of the UK Supreme Court, The Rt Hon The Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury and Dr Michael Pryles AO PBM will reflect upon how the civil law and common law systems have influenced international arbitration and whether the systems have truly converged within the arbitration ecosystem or do they lean towards one system over another, in particular in Asia.

This will be followed by a panel discussion with participants including:

  • Christopher Boog, Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
  • Robert Rhoda, Dentons
  • Professor Fernando Dias Simoes, Chinese University Hong Kong

Moderator: Chiann Bao, Arbitration Chambers; Honorary Senior Fellow, BIICL

Session Two: Investment Arbitration - Issues and Insights

Certain issues within investment arbitration such as jurisdiction, expropriation, the definition and scope of arbitration, MFN clauses, and procedural fairness have arisen with increasing regularity. Speakers will share their thoughts on these topics and more, including insights on China's experience.

  • Neil Kaplan CBE JP QC SBS, Arbitration Chambers
  • Huawei Sun, Zhong Lun Law Firm
  • Nils Eliasson, Shearman & Sterling
  • Matthew Hodgson, Allen & Overy
  • May Tai, Herbert Smith Freehills

Moderator: Chin Leng LIM, Choh-Ming Li Professor of Law, CUHK, Keating Chambers (London); and Honorary Senior Fellow, BIICL

17:45 Remarks by Keith Ruddock, Chair BIICL Board of Trustees

18:00 Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-Li will make the closing remarks

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