The Law Society co-organised with the Hong Kong Bar Association (“HKBA”), a session entitled “The Unique Role of Hong Kong as an Arbitration and Mediation Venue for China and the Belt and Road” at the IBA virtual conference on 16 November 2020 with over 140 registrations. The session covered various issues including recent developments in Hong Kong’s international dispute resolution framework, third party funding, arbitrability of intellectual property disputes and how Hong Kong-based lawyers and their clients can benefit from the Belt and Road Initiative and Greater Bay Area.

Apart from the representatives of the Law Society and HKBA, Mr. Rimsky Yuen SC, Co-Chairperson of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”), also joined the panel and introduced Hong Kong as an arbitration venue and the work of HKIAC under the pandemic.

(From left to right) Vice-President Amirali Nasir; President Melissa Pang; Mr. Rimsky Yuen SC, Co-Chairperson of HKIAC; Mr. Philip Dykes SC, Chairman of HKBA; and Ms. Kim Rooney, Chairperson of the Committee on Arbitration of HKBA shared their valuable insights at the joint session.