ICC ASIA Conference Keeps Arbitration Professionals Up-To-Date.

Legal News & Analysis - Asia Pacific – Hong Kong - Dispute Resolution

26 May, 2016



Playing host to the second International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) Asia Conference on International Arbitration is Hong Kong – a leading centre for dispute resolution in the Asia- Pacific region. Held the 28-30 June 2016, the conference will help keep professionals well informed on the latest regional developments.


Featuring over 30 international practitioners from various disciplines, this intensive three-day event provides a wide array of formal and informal networking opportunities, hands-on case studies, interactive sessions, a first-rate training and stimulating workshop -- all of which are designed to educate and connect professionals within the domain of international arbitration.


President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration Alexis Mourre said: “As a global leader and preferred institution in dispute resolution, we are steadfast in our dedication and promotion of ICC dispute resolution services, especially in

Asia. Our expansion into Hong Kong and Singapore in recent years combined with our 2015 statistics proves that the region continues to develop as a significant player in the international arbitration arena.”


To kick off the event, the ICC Institute of World Business Law will host an advanced-level training on Tuesday 28 June. Entitled “The conduct of the proceedings and case management: the arbitrator’s perspective,” this comprehensive seminar will aid professionals looking to improve and expand their skills and competences. Participants will have a chance to master case management techniques and learn how to effectively conduct hearings and to establish authority over parties.


The conference programme will address pertinent topics tailored expressly to the region. The highlight will be an In-house Counsel roundtable among other informative sessions that will offer in-depth perspective on contemporary issues, such as developments in international arbitration in Greater China, investor-state arbitrations under ICC rules and intellectual property disputes among other noteworthy subjects. Kevin Kim, Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and partner at Bae Kim & Lee in Seoul said: “After the success of last year’s conference, we are thrilled to return with yet another exciting programme. We hope that by gathering the region’s leading experts, the ICC Asia Conference will actively discuss the most pressing and current challenges and trends in the field of arbitration concerning Asia’s emerging markets.” Mr Kim will be speaking on the panel, “Investor-State Arbitration under the ICC Rules.” 


To conclude, the final day of the event will be dedicated to a workshop pertaining to decisions regarding costs in international arbitration. This instructional session will brief participants onCommission on Arbitration and ADR new Report entitled, “Decisions on costs in international arbitration.”


"The first annual Asia Conference on International Arbitration was a marked success that was both highly relevant and engaging. The multi-day format makes this conference a positive and important forum for exchanges on international arbitration and regional development,” said Zachary Sharpe, In-house Counsel at Hyundai Heavy Industries in Seoul. 


Trainees can earn up to 17.5 CLE credits, 14.5 MCLE credits or 14.5 HK CPD points, in addition to 14.5 CPD or CNB hours.


Registration is open for this event and ICC Members can benefit from a 5% discount by contacting their local ICC national committee to obtain a reduced-rate code. Group pricing is available – five for the price of four -- and if you are an in-house counsel, full-time academic or government representative, a 30% discount will be provided. 



For further information, please contact: 

Katherine Anchorena, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

[email protected]