31 Mar 2021


Why Arbitrate in Hong Kong

Department of Justice, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Asian Academy of International Law

As an international legal hub known for being the place where the East and the West converge, Hong Kong has all along been famed for its robust common law system and independent judiciary, with not only modernised legal framework for arbitration and streamlined administration procedures, but also game-changing arrangements with the Mainland China and professionals specialised in handling China-related disputes.

In the wake of the enthusiastic responses received from ‘Why Hong Kong Is Irreplaceable’, this webinar marks the beginning of a series of webinars featuring the one and only Hong Kong. This first edition has attracted 625 registrants coming from all around the world, comprising academics, legal practitioners, company executives and directors, investors as well as government officials.

This event was honoured by the presence of Ms Teresa Cheng GBS SC JP, Secretary for Justice of the Hong Kong SAR, and Dr Anthony Neoh, Chairman of the Asian Academy of International Law, along with leading practitioners with solid experience in the field of international arbitration. The deliberations revolved around international commercial arbitration, China-related arbitration, and investment-related arbitration. Through insightful sharing and lively exchange of views, speakers examined a range of specific issues through case studies, reviewing different negotiating positions and considerations of different parties involved, highlighting various core strengths of Hong Kong based on facts and figures, and affirming Hong Kong as one of the most favoured seats of international arbitration as well as a prime venue for dispute resolution services.

What attendees say

• Very comprehensive layout of issues expounded by experts
• It’s very rich in content, and covered many of the questions I have in mind
• The webinar was quite informative and well organised. You had speakers who did not only speak to the theme they were allocated, but could also add additional items related to their presentations

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