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The Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), in collaboration with the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) is organising the first Asia edition of the ASA Arbitration Practice Seminar from 24-26 May 2019 in Da Nang, Vietnam. This retreat style conference has been successfully held in Europe for over 20 years, bringing together experienced arbitration practitioners to contribute to the debates, and to build on their own knowledge of international arbitration.

During the course of two days, sessions will be led jointly by two discussion leaders, one with a common law background and the other with a civil law background, and participants will be invited to share experiences, questions and ideas in lively debates. Discussions can continue over luncheons and at dinners all of which are included as part of the conference experience.

Who should attend?

The seminar is designed for those - arbitrators, counsel, in-house lawyers, experts - who wish to continue building on their international arbitration knowledge and practice and to benefit from the discussion leaders' combined experience and expertise.

CPD/CLE Credit pending approval.

Discussion Leaders

  • Domitille Baizeau (LALIVE, Geneva)

    Domitille Baizeau

    LALIVE, Geneva

  • Matthew Gearing QC (Allen & Overy, Hong Kong)

    Matthew Gearing QC

    Allen & Overy, Hong Kong

  • Doug Jones (Atkin Chambers, Sydney/London/Toronto)

    Doug Jones

    Atkin Chambers, Sydney/London/Toronto

  • Christopher Lau SC (3 Verulam Buildings, Singapore)

    Christopher Lau SC

    3 Verulam Buildings, Singapore

  • Loretta Malintoppi (39 Essex Chambers, Singapore/London)

    Loretta Malintoppi

    39 Essex Chambers, Singapore/London

  • Michael Moser (20 Essex Street, Hong Kong / London)

    Michael Moser

    20 Essex Street, Hong Kong / London

  • Yoshimi Ohara (Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Tokyo)

    Yoshimi Ohara

    Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Tokyo

  • Jakob Ragnwaldh (Mannheimer Swartling, Hong Kong)

    Jakob Ragnwaldh

    Mannheimer Swartling, Hong Kong

Practical Information

Registration fees:

Standard Rate: *HKD 15,000 

Registration will close on 16 May.

*Package includes:

  • Conference fees and materials
  • 2 nights accommodation at the Hyatt Regency Da Nang Resort & Spa
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Spaces are limited. There will be no refund for cancellations but substitutions will be accepted. 

Accompanying persons:

There are two options available as follows:

  1. Attendance at dinners: HKD 2,000
  2. Attendance at lunches and dinners: HKD 3,000


Starting: Friday 24 May 2019, at 2 p.m.

Ending:  Sunday 26 May 2019, at 2 p.m. 


Hyatt Regency Da Nang Resort and Spa

5 Truong Sa Street,

Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District,

Da Nang, Vietnam

Tel. +84 236 398 1234


Event Programme

ASA Arbitration Practice Seminar programme.pdfdownload

Visa requirements

A Vietnam tourist visa is required for almost all foreigners wishing to visa Vietnam.  Please check with your travel agent whether a visa is required. Nationals of certain countries may visit Vietnam without a visa (https://www.myvietnamvisa.com/vietnam-visa-exemption.html).

The time to process a Vietnam tourist visa application is normally 2 working days. A Vietnam travel visa can be applied for no earlier than 6 months prior to the date of departure.

About the venue

Hyatt Regency Da Nang Resort and Spa is situated on a tranquil stretch of white sandy beach, at the gateway to the vibrant city of Da Nang. The Hyatt Regency Da Nang Resort and Spa is an ideal base to explore Central Vietnam. 

How to get there?

Hyatt Regency Da Nang Resort and Spa is conveniently located just 15 minutes from Da Nang International Airport, 30 minutes from Hoi An.

Guests can take a taxi from the airport or arrange an airport transfer with the resort from VND1,200,000 per trip (subject to a 5% service charge and 10% VAT). Please contact the resort's concierge team at least 12 hours prior to arrival or departure. For reservations, please call +84 236 398 1234 or e-mail concierge.danang@hyatt.com


The most popular and reliable taxi companies are Mai Linh (+84 511 356 5656), Taxi Xanh (+84 511 368 6868), and Vinasun (+84 511 368 6868). All taxis are fitted with metres, with the starting price at VND 12,000 and VND 15,000 for every subsequent kilometre. The drivers also have a fairly good command of English, and there's also a helpline number stated on the passenger door should you require further assistance.

About the organisers

ASA - Swiss Arbitration Association

The Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), together with ASA Below 40, has over 1'200 members, practitioners and academics engaged and/or interested in domestic and international arbitration, from Switzerland and abroad. ASA contributes to the development of arbitration law and practice through regular conferences and workshops, including this unique annual Arbitration Practice Seminar; ASA Local Group meetings; ASA below 40 events for young practitioners, and the publication of the ASA Bulletin, a renowned arbitration quarterly, and of the ASA Special Series. For more information, see www.arbitration-ch.org.

HKIAC - Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

Founded in 1985, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) is one of Asia's oldest and most prestigious international arbitration institutions, offering efficient and cost effective arbitration administration services, in addition to mediation, adjudication and domain name dispute resolution. According to Global Arbitration Review, "No regional institution has been running so successfully for so long." With its multinational and multilingual Secretariat consisting of lawyers from around the world and a Panel Arbitrators comprised of leading arbitration experts with wide ranging expertise and experience from over 40 jurisdictions, HKIAC is Asia's premier arbitration institution. The pre-eminence of HKIAC as a venue for resolving international and domestic disputes is bolstered by its spacious state-of-the-art hearing facilities in central Hong Kong and is reflected in its diverse caseload. For more information, see www.hkiac.org.

Seminar organisation


Michael E. SchneiderLALIVE, ASA Honorary President

Organisation (listed in alphabetical order):

  • Sébastien Besson, Levy Kaufmann-Kohler
  • Melissa Magliana, LALIVE
  • Alex McLin, ASA
  • Julie Raneda, Schellenberg Wittmer
  • Kiran Sanghera, HKIAC
  • Franz T. Schwarz, WilmerHale
  • Karen TanHKIAC

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Hyatt Regency Da Nang Resort & Spa

5 Truong Sa Street, Hoa Hai Ward
Da Nang, Ngu Hanh Son District, Vietnam

If you have any questions please contact HKIAC Events

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