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HK45 is delighted to host the Honourable Geoffrey Ma Tao-li GBM QC SC at its next Supper Club on Friday, 2 September 2022 in Hong Kong. This event will be the third in the current series of HK45 Supper Clubs and is generously sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis.


HK45 Supper Clubs are intended to offer an exclusive and informal opportunity to discuss arbitration related issues (and anything else that comes up) with senior practitioners. We encourage all junior law professionals to apply, as well as others with an interest in arbitration. Law firm employees must be non-partners with less than 10 years PQE. Chatham House rules apply. Our previous guests include the Hon. Mr Justice Coleman, the Hon. Madam Justice Mimmie Chan, the Right Hon. Madam Justice Beverley McLachlin, Chiann Bao, David Caron, Teresa Cheng, Lawrence Collins, Gavin Denton, Susan Dunn, Bernard Eder, Yves Fortier, Judith Gill, Gavan Griffith, Jackie van Haersolte-van Hof, Lord Hoffmann, Doug Jones, Neil Kaplan, Christopher Moger, Karyl Nairn and Lord Neuberger.


If you are interested and available to attend, the deadline has been extended - please register your interest by 29 August 2022.


Please note, spaces are not offered on a first come first served basis. We will select the participants based on factors including diversity, seniority, and past attendance or cancellation. Successful RSVPs will be notified on 30 August 2022.


The cost of the dinner is HKD 250, generously subsidised by Kirkland & Ellis. We will request payment and confirm the venue when we confirm your participation.


The Honourable Geoffrey Ma Tao-li GBM QC SC

The Hon. Geoffrey Ma Tao-li is well known as the former Chief Justice of Hong Kong.


Mr. Ma began his career as a barrister at Temple Chambers, rising to become Head of Chambers before moving to the bench in 2001. He was elevated to the Court of Appeal in 2002, was appointed Chief Judge of the High Court in 2003, and served as Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal from 2010 to 2021, during which time he was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal by the Hong Kong Government and made an Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour by the French Government. He now accepts appointments as an arbitrator and mediator.


Mr. Ma is also the Editor in Chief of Arbitration in Hong Kong: A Practical Guide, having overseen the past five editions of the text, and sits on the International Advisory Board of the HKIAC. 

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