HKIAC Advanced Arbitrator Training Programme is scheduled to take place on 20-21 April 2023, 9:30am - 5:30pm (HKT). This programme is a mixture of lectures, group work and individual work based on case scenarios.
1. The programme will be conducted in English.
2. The programme will be conducted fully in person at HKIAC Hong Kong office.
3. The programme includes a written assessment component.
4. A non-refundable registration fee will be due upon successful enrollment.
5. Programme materials will be made available in soft copy upon successful enrollment.
6. All participants who completed the workshop will be awarded a certificate of participation.
Who should attend:
Practitioners who are already on the HKIAC's panel or list; or
Practitioners without experience as an arbitrator but demonstrate substantial experience in arbitration (whether as counsel, expert witness or instructing solicitor) with at least ten years of arbitration experience.
To apply, please click the "Register" button above and provide us with a copy of your latest CV. Space is limited so please apply early. Successful applicants will be notified within two weeks of their application, and requested to make payment. Your registration is successful ONLY upon full payment. Applications will close at 6pm on 31 March 2023.
Early Bird Price (Application submitted on or before 17 March 2023) HKD 10,800
Standard Price (Application submitted after 17 March 2023) HKD 12,800
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact HKIAC at email@example.com.
With over 20 years of experience working in Singapore, Hong Kong, New York and London, Chiann Bao practices as a full-time independent arbitrator. Chiann has been appointed in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations as chair, co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator and emergency arbitrator in numerous arbitrations with a total of several USD billion dollars in dispute. She is a panel arbitrator of the major arbitral institutions worldwide, a Chartered arbitrator, and a CEDR-accredited mediator.
Chiann has served as arbitrator in a range of disputes in various sectors, including general corporate, joint venture and shareholder disputes, private equity, intellectual property and licensing, pharmaceuticals, media and telecommunications, technology, cryptoassets, construction and infrastructure projects, energy and resources, agency and distributorship agreements, sale of goods and general commercial disputes.
Prior to joining Arbitration Chambers, Chiann worked in private practice where she focused on complex international arbitration and litigation, acting as counsel for corporates and states in a range of disputes in various sectors.
Dr. Mariel Dimsey is Secretary-General of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre responsible for its international dispute resolution services and operations from Hong Kong, Seoul, and Shanghai. She is an international commercial and investment arbitration specialist. Prior to joining the HKIAC, Mariel was a Partner at CMS and Co-Head of the global CMS International Arbitration Group. She has over 15 years’ experience acting as adviser and advocate in numerous international arbitrations. She has extensive experience in both common law and civil law disputes, including disputes involving Chinese parties, and has full professional fluency in German. She also sits regularly as arbitrator and has experience as arbitrator under the HKIAC, ICC, KCAB, and DIS Rules, and in ad hoc disputes. She is on the arbitrator panels of several institutions. She is a past co-chair of the HK45 Committee, and a member of the WILHK Advisory Board. She is consistently ranked in both the regional and global editions of the leading legal directories. Mariel has a Dr. iur. (summa cum laude) from the University of Basel, an LLM from the University of Cologne and an LLB/BA (Business German) from the University of Queensland. She is admitted to practice law in Australia and Hong Kong.
Kaplan CBE QC SBS
Arbitrator at Arbitration Chambers; HKIAC Nominations Committee Member
Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS has been a full-time practising arbitrator since 1995. During this period, he has been involved in several hundred arbitrations as co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator or chairman. These arbitrations have included a wide range of commercial, infrastructure and investment disputes, under the auspices of the ICC, HKIAC, LCIA, PCA, SIAC, SCC, ICSID and CIETAC. Mr Kaplan’s investment treaty cases under ICSID and UNCITRAL both as presiding arbitrator and coarbitrator have involved Timor-Leste, Hungary, Croatia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Ecuador, Iran, India, Ukraine, Russia, Korea and Saudi Arabia.
Called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1965, Mr Kaplan has practiced as a barrister, Principal Crown Counsel at the Hong Kong Attorney General’s Chambers, and served as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong in charge of the Construction and Arbitration List. He has been a Queen’s Counsel since 1982 and was a founder and first head of Des Voeux Chambers in Hong Kong. In March 2022, Mr Kaplan was sworn in as a member of the Supreme Court of Bahrain.
Arbitrator at JLIU Dispute Resolution Services Limited
Joe Liu is an independent arbitrator and domain name panelist with significant experience in international dispute resolution spanning commercial, banking & finance, corporate, investment, energy and technology disputes. He is described as “a treasure chest of proven skills, talent and experience” and “an impressive practitioner on many levels”. Joe has experience in major arbitral institutions and an international law firm. He served in multiple senior roles including the Acting Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), acted as arbitrator or tribunal secretary in numerous arbitrations, and represented parties in multiple high-value and complex disputes under major arbitration rules. His experience spans the Asia Pacific with particular knowledge of China-related disputes, as well as Europe, Russia and North America. Fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, Joe has spoken and published extensively on international dispute resolution.
Arbitrator and Barrister at Gilt Chambers
Kim Rooney is Hong Kong barrister and an international arbitrator. She is a member of the ICC’s International Court of Arbitration. She sits as arbitrator in international arbitrations of commercial, finance, joint venture, high technology, energy and resources disputes around the world under various rules including those of ACICA, HKIAC, ICC, ICDR/AAA, JCCA, LCIA (India), SIAC and UNCITRAL. She was previously a partner of White & Case LLP, heading its Asian international dispute resolution practice based in Hong Kong where she has lived since 1990. She is on the panels of many arbitral institutions. Kim has represented clients as counsel in complex high value disputes in both commercial and investor state arbitrations, the latter including under ICSID Rules. She chaired the Hong Kong Law Reform Commission’s Subcommittee on Third Party Funding for Arbitration; its 2016 Final Report’s recommendations (with draft legislation) to clearly allow and to regulate Hong Kong third party funding of arbitration were implemented by 2017 amendments to the Arbitration Ordinance (Cap 609). She is also admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in Western Australia and a Solicitor in England and Wales. She was admitted as a Solicitor in Hong Kong from 1992 to 2009.
Tam SBS, SC, JP
Senior Counsel at Des Voeux Chambers; HKIAC Appointments Committee Member
Winnie Tam SBS, SC, JP practices from Des Voeux Chambers in Hong Kong as a barrister-advocate, independent arbitrator and mediator in civil and commercial law with an emphasis on intellectual property. She was also admitted to practise as a barrister in England and Wales, and as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore and the Australian Capital Territory. Winnie was awarded the title of Senior Counsel by the Chief Justice of HKSAR in 2006. She served as the Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association between January 2015 to January 2017, and currently as the Chairman of the Committee on Intellectual Property. In her capacity as a Deputy High Court Judge and then Recorder, she has adjudicated on a wide range of civil and commercial matters.
Based in Paris, Peter Thorp has substantial experience in conducting arbitrations in Asia and Europe under the rules of all of the major international arbitration institutions. He has acted as Chairman, Sole Arbitrator and Co-Arbitrator on a large number of ICC, LCIA, SCC, CIETAC, HKIAC, SIAC and CAA (Taiwan) arbitrations, as well as ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules. He is on the panel of numerous arbitration institutions, and is regularly selected by those institutions, such as the ICC and HKIAC, for appointments as arbitrator.
Peter has also frequently acted as emergency arbitrator and as sole arbitrator in expedited and fast-track arbitrations.
Peter is fluent in French and Chinese. Peter’s experience as arbitrator spans a broad range of sectors, including joint venture and M&A, shareholder disputes, IP and licensing, construction and infrastructure, media and telecoms, banking & finance, insurance, energy, oil & gas and mining, sale of goods, and pharmaceuticals/biotechnology.
Partner at Akin Gump; HKIAC Appointments Committee Chairperson
Ing Loong Yang is a Litigation partner in Akin Gump's Hong Kong office and is a highly respected international arbitration and cross-border disputes specialist advising clients across Asia and internationally.
Ing Loong is recognized as one of the foremost and top tier international arbitration and cross-border disputes practitioners in Hong Kong. He is ranked Tier 1 in Chambers Greater China 2023 and Chambers Global 2023 for Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (International Firms) – China. He is listed as a leading individual in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 in Hong Kong for Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration and as a global and national leader for Arbitration in Who’s Who Legal Global Leader Arbitration 2022, Who’s Who Legal National Leader Mainland China & Hong Kong SAR Arbitration 2022, and GAR 100 2021.
Ing Loong has significant experience representing clients in international arbitrations including, among others, under the rules of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), International Court of Arbitration (ICC), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and the Hong Kong Courts. He is a Solicitor-Advocate of the Hong Kong Courts, with full rights of audience in the Hong Kong Courts. He is also qualified in England and Wales, Singapore, and New York.
Deputy Secretary-General and Chief Representative of the Shanghai Office at HKIAC
Dr Ling Yang is Deputy Secretary-General of HKIAC and Chief Representative of the Shanghai Office.
Prior to joining HKIAC, Ling was an Associate Professor at the East China University of Political Science and Law where she taught international arbitration for nine years. During 2017, Ling was a visiting scholar at Boston University School of Law. Ling has published widely on issues of international dispute resolution and arbitration in China, and currently serves as Executive Editor-in-Chief for the Shanghai International Arbitration Review. Ling has also been appointed as arbitrator. She obtained a PhD in 2009 and an LLM in International Law in 2006 from Wuhan University. In 2008, she was visiting scholar at the University of Aix-en-Provence Marseille III.