State Immunities

07 Dec 2018 State Immunities Organiser: Asian Academy of International Law Focusing on the history, mechanisms and application of State immunity in international litigation, this talk provided an in-depth and informative review of this well-established principle in international law. The speaker, Mr Adrian Lai, Deputy Secretary General of the Academy, started with a brief introduction […]

The Future of International Investment Dispute Resolution: The European Union’s Proposal for a Multilateral Investment Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union’s Recent Judgment in <i>Achmea<i>

30 Oct 2018 The Future of International Investment Dispute Resolution: The European Union’s Proposal for a Multilateral Investment Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union’s Recent Judgment in Achmea Organiser:Asian Academy of International Law The investor-State dispute resolution has been an area of common interest and concern. In a timely manner, Judge […]

2018 Investment Law and Investor-State Mediator Training

15 – 21 Oct 2018 2018 Investment Law and Investor-State Mediator Training Organisers:ICSIDDepartment of Justice of the Hong Kong SARAsian Academy of International Law As the very first of its kind in Asia, this jointly organised capacity-building event was a seven-day training course specifically focusing on both investment law and investor-State mediator training. A group […]

Hong Kong Forum: The 60th Anniversary of New York Convention

20 Sep 2018 Hong Kong Forum: The 60th Anniversary of New York Convention Rejuvenating New York Convention in the 21st Century Organisers: UNCITRAL Department of Justice of the Hong Kong SAR Asian Academy of International Law Under the theme of ‘Rejuvenating New York Convention in the 21st Century’, this event was held to commemorate 60 […]

2018 Colloquium on International Law

06 – 07 Jul 2018 2018 Colloquium on International Law Sustainable Connectivity: Go Green, Deal Clean, Talk Peace Organisers:Asian Academy of International LawChinese Society of International Law Amongst all events of the Academy, the most significant one is the annual signature event, the Colloquium on International Law. Well attended by over 230 participants from the […]

Implementation of the Madrid Protocol in Hong Kong

08 Jun 2018 Implementation of the Madrid Protocol in Hong Kong Organiser:Asian Academy of International Law As a treaty administered by the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, the Madrid Protocol allows trade mark owners to have their trademarks protected in multiple jurisdictions by simply filing one application directly with their […]

Damages and Costs in Investment Treaty Arbitration Revisited

07 May 2018 Damages and Costs in Investment Treaty Arbitration Revisited Organiser: Asian Academy of International Law Drawing upon previous studies, Mr Matthew Hodgson, Partner of Allen & Overy, examined the issues of damages and costs, a seminal topic in investment treaty arbitration. The talk started off with an introduction of different types of costs, […]

Introduction to Investment Law and Dispute Resolution

21 Apr 2018 Introduction to Investment Law and Dispute Resolution Organiser:Asian Academy of International Law Led by Dr Jane Willems, Associate Professor at the School of Law of Tsinghua University, and Mr David Branson, a leading international arbitrator, this workshop furnished the audience with concise and informative introduction of the main features of international investment […]

Combination of Adversary and Inquisitorial Legal Systems – The Practice of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

08 Mar 2018 Combination of Adversary and Inquisitorial Legal Systems – The Practice of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia Organiser:Asian Academy of International Law The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has made significant contribution not only to the region of the former Yugoslavia, but also to international criminal courts […]