The Hong Kong Mediation Council (HKMC), a division of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), is offering a mediation training course designed for individuals who are interested in becoming accredited mediators. The course will cover the following topics:

  • The key principles of mediation as a means of dispute resolution;
  • Principles of interest-based negotiation;
  • The process of facilitative mediation model;
  • The role of a mediator
  • Mediator's skills and techniques
  • Ethical code of conduct for mediators
  • Drafting settlement agreements; and
  • Role of lawyers and advisors in mediation


  • Legal practitioners, service professionals, government officers, corporate executives, senior management, corporate communications managers and dispute resolution practitioners.


  • The course will be taught in Cantonese with English materials
  • This is a 40-hour mediation training course conducted over a period of 5 days (see schedule below).
  • The course is pending accreditation by the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited ("HKMAAL"), and would seek CPD accreditation from the Law Society of Hong Kong


9:00am to 06:15pm - 8 hour sessions on each day:

  • Day 1: Saturday 17 July 2021;
  • Day 2: Sunday 18 July 2021;
  • Day 3: Saturday 24 July 2021;
  • Day 4: Sunday 25 July 2021; and
  • Day 5: Saturday 31 July 2021

(subject to the CO-VID19 situation in Hong Kong, this Course could be conducted either in a physical classroom, or in hybrid mode (online teaching + face-to-face exercises)


  • Standard: HK$15,000*
  • Early Bird:HK$13,000* (expire by Monday 28 June 2021, 6:00pm)

*Remarks: if you are a current member of the HKIAC Users' Council, you can enjoy a further discount of HK$1,000.

(upon registration, please post a cheque (payee: "HKIAC - Hong Kong Mediation Council") to Hong Kong Mediation Council(38/F, Two Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong).


  • Email: mediation@hkiac.org
  • Tel: 2525 2381


  • Christopher To (Lead Trainer)

    Christopher To

    Lead Trainer

    Christopher is an independent mediator, adjudicator and arbitrator who is on the panels of various leading global alternative dispute resolution bodies. He has arbitrated and adjudicated a variety of international cases involving both ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations and adjudications, and has mediated many international and domestic cases to date. After joining the Bar, he has represented clients in a variety of arbitrations as counsel.

    Christopher has written a variety of articles and publications in the areas of arbitration, adjudication, mediation, corporate governance and internet domain names and continues to write in these areas.

    As former Secretary-General of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, he managed to elevate Hong Kong’s status as the regional dispute resolution hub of Asia by increasing the number of international dispute cases being referred to Hong Kong for amiable resolution as well as creating the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre, a body that has gain international prominence within the dot.com community as a reliable, trustworthy, independent and reputable entity that manages domain name disputes. Prior to joining the Bar, he was the inaugural Executive Director of the Construction Industry Council, a position he held for 8 years, to which a variety of prominent achievements were made, including the renowned “Zero Carbon Building” an icon of the Build Environment that has been recognized globally.

    Christopher has a board practice and accepts instructions in all areas of work with emphasis on arbitration, adjudication and mediation.

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  • Josephine Ma (Assistant Trainer)

    Josephine Ma

    Assistant Trainer

    Josephine is a solicitor and a mediation trainer. She is an Accredited General Mediator, Family Mediator and Family Mediation Supervisor. She is a member of the Executive Committee of HKMC, and Co-Chairperson of the Commercial Interest Group and member of the Family Interest Group of HKMC. She started mediating in 2004 and has a wealth of experience in both mediating and teaching mediation.

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West Kowloon Mediation Centre - Joint Mediation Helpline Office

2 Ying Wah Street
Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR (China)

If you have any questions please contact Contact Us

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+852 25252381

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