Registration at RPC, 38/F, One Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay
Mr. Victor Dawes SC, Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association
On occasion of the Vis East Moot and sponsored by RPC, please join us for a discussion on topical developments in arbitration practice over the past year, including new developments in ADR in Hong Kong, notable recent cases on setting aside and enforcement of arbitral awards, updates to PRC arbitration laws as well as a timely review of the Hong Kong court's stance towards arbitration. Mr. Victor Dawes SC, Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association, will also deliver a keynote address this year before the panel discussion. There will be an in-person networking event (with drinks and canapés) after the panel discussion.
Mr. Victor Dawes SC is a Senior Counsel at Temple Chambers in Hong Kong. He is currently the Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association. Victor is a commercial litigator with substantial experience in wide range of commercial and chancery disputes including international arbitration, equity and trusts, probate, company law, and banking and financial disputes. He appears regularly as counsel in arbitrations and related court applications, and sits as arbitrator in a wide range of commercial disputes. Victor is on the HKIAC's Panel of Arbitrators, the HKIAC's Panel for Financial Services Disputes and the SHIAC Panel. He is a member of the Proceedings Committee of the HKIAC. Victor was also appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC).
ODR Director of eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre Limited
Jacob is the ODR Director of eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre Limited. He coordinates efforts at eBRAM to make dispute resolution more accessible to all by drawing upon his experience in ADR (alternative dispute resolution) and his knowledge in technology.
Prior to joining eBRAM, Jacob was a member of a leading international law firm for seven years. He was part of its international arbitration practice. He was also a core member of its Digital Law Group.
Jacob read law at the City University of Hong Kong and is a Hong Kong-qualified solicitor, currently non-practising.
Barrister at Des Voeux Chambers
Sabrina practises in all areas of civil work, with an emphasis on commercial, company and insurance law. She is a member of the List of Arbitrators of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration. Sabrina is a Director of eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre Ltd. Sabrina is also a Committee Member of the Arbitration Committee and the Standing Committee on Mainland Affairs of the Hong Kong Bar Association.
Of Counsel at RPC
Yi-Shun Teoh is an Of Counsel at RPC in Hong Kong. He has represented private equity firms, financial institutions, insurers, major corporates and high net worth individual clients in complex Hong Kong litigation proceedings and international arbitrations under the leading institutional rules (including ICC, HKIAC, SIAC, CIETAC and UNCITRAL) seated in Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Beijing and Shenzhen. Yi-Shun has acted in some of the most high-profile and landmark set aside / enforcement cases in the Hong Kong courts over the past decade. He is a Solicitor Advocate and a member of the Arbitration Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong, the Arbitration and ADR Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Hong Kong and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). Yi-Shun is triple-qualified in Hong Kong, England and Wales and New South Wales (Australia).
Deputy Counsel at HKIAC
Yinsheng Qu is Deputy Counsel at Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. She administers arbitration cases bilingually under various rules including HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. She also serves as tribunal secretary in international arbitration cases arising from the sectors of corporate, insurance and financial services. Prior to joining HKIAC, Yinsheng has worked as a trainee at the European Court of Human Rights and as a clinical attorney at Harvard International Human Rights Clinic. Yinsheng is qualified in Mainland China.
Managing Associate at Linklaters
Cecilia is a Managing Associate at the dispute resolution team in the Hong Kong office of Linklaters. She has a wealth of experience in advising on cross-border commercial and insolvency disputes for listed corporations and large private conglomerates, as well as state-owned enterprises. Cecilia’s practice covers complex commercial litigation (in jurisdictions such as Hong Kong, Singapore, PRC, the UK and Australia) and international commercial arbitration under the major institutional rules, including the HKIAC, ICC, LCIA and CIETAC, with a particular focus on China-related disputes.
She is qualified in Hong Kong and is trilingual in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. She is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).
Associate at Kirkland & Ellis
Jacky is an associate in the disputes resolution team in the Hong Kong office of Kirkland & Ellis. He has significant experience of conducting international arbitration, arbitration-related litigation, commercial litigation and usual interim application, including emergency arbitration, injunction and security for costs application, etc. These matters include substantial international arbitration under the major institutional rules, including ICSID, HKIAC and ICC involving jurisdictions including Hong Kong, the PRC, the UK, India, Japan, Pakistan and the USA. Clients include States, financial institutions, private equity funds, liquidators and multi-national corporates.
He is currently one of the Editorial Assistants for the Asian Dispute Review and regularly writes on dispute resolution. He is qualified in Hong Kong and is trilingual in English, Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese.
HK45 is a group for young arbitration practitioners in Hong Kong and beyond formed under the auspices of the HKIAC. Our aims are to promote interest in and knowledge of issues relating to arbitration, and to provide opportunities for both professional development and social interaction.