Arbitration Reception and Seminar

A Seminar on “Arbitration: New Challenges and Opportunities” was held at the Function Hall of Justice Place on 25 September.

The Seminar presented views on conflict of interest in arbitration and Hong Kong as an arbitration-friendly jurisdiction for dispute resolution. Ms. Mary Thomson, Chair of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch) and Mr. Lee Tin Yan, Senior Assistant Solicitor General, Department of Justice (“DOJ”) spoke on these subject matters. Past President Huen Wong, Chairman of the Arbitration Committee of the Law Society was the moderator for the Seminar. He shared his observations on recent arbitration practices. The Seminar was over-subscribed.

The Seminar was preceded by a Reception where more than 50 members and guests from government departments, international and mainland arbitration organisations and professional organisations attended. Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen and President Thomas So spoke on the latest developments in arbitration in Hong Kong and the official launch of the Law Society’s Panel of Arbitrators.

(From left): Mr. Wesley Wong, Solicitor General of DOJ; President Thomas So; Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen; Past President Huen Wong; Council Members Bonita Chan and Cecilia Wong, and Ms. Heidi Chui, Member of Arbitration Committee. 

President So spoke to the participants on the recent developments of arbitration in Hong Kong and the launch of the Panel of Arbitrators of the Law Society.