The 24th Goff Arbitration Lecture Isn’t 700 Years Long Enough? – Time to Think Again about Costs by Mr Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS, International Arbitrator

Date: 2 April 2019 (Tuesday)

Time: 7:00pm-8:15pm (Tea Reception: 6:30pm-7:00pm)

Venue: Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), 38th Floor Two Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central

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About the speaker:

Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS, this year’s speaker, has been a full-time practising arbitrator since 1995. During this period he has been involved in several hundred arbitrations as co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator or chairman in England and Hong Kong, but also in the USA, Canada, France, Germany, Croatia, Austria, Philippines, China, Laos, Japan, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Australia, Denmark, Sweden and South Africa.

Called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1965, Neil Kaplan has practiced as a barrister, Principal Crown Counsel at the Hong Kong Attorney General’s Chambers, and served as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong in charge of the Construction and Arbitration List. He is also past Chairman of the HKIAC and past President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a Governing Board Member of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and a panelist of several arbitral institutions including China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC).

In this lecture, Neil Kaplan will discuss whether the long standing English cost shifting rule is still fit for purpose in arbitration given all the changes that have occurred since it was introduced in England 700 years ago.

*Application for CPD point is being applied for by the Law Society of Hong Kong.