WIA Coffee Roulette is a series of bi-monthly events, aiming to provide a platform for worldwide arbitration practitioners to connect with each other and to encourage cross-cultural exchanges in the international arbitration community.
Each of the bi-monthly events will be divided into two parts:
The first part is a 30-minute Main Room chat between a WIA host and a guest speaker
The second part is a 30-minute Satellite Room chat. Each participant will be paired with another participant, who could be our guest speaker, in a Satellite Room for a private and informal chat. The Satellite Room chat will be entirely led by the two participants
The Main Room chat of the sixth WIA Coffee Roulette will be hosted by Dr. Ling Yang, Deputy Secretary-General of HKIAC and Chief Representative of the Shanghai Office, and joined by Prof. Bernard Hanotiau, Partner of Hanotiau & van den Berg, as the guest speaker.
Please join us on18 December 2023 at 17:00 HKT for our final session in this series of WIA Coffee Roulette when Prof. Bernard Hanotiau will share highlights of his career, practice, and advice for younger practitioners and join our Satellite Room chat.
Bernard Hanotiau is a member of the Brussels and Paris Bars.
Since 1978, Bernard Hanotiau has been actively involved in more than 500 international arbitration cases as party-appointed arbitrator, chairman, sole arbitrator, counsel and expert in all parts of the world. Mr. Hanotiau is professor emeritus of the law school of Louvain University (Belgium) and visiting professor at NUS University (Singapore). He is a member of the ICCA Advisory Board and of the Council of the ICC Institute and a member of the ICC International Arbitration Commission. He is also a former vice-president of the Institute of Transnational Arbitration (Dallas), of the LCIA Court and of the DIAC Board (Dubai). He is a member of the Court of Arbitration of SIAC (Singapore), of the Advisory Board of the Seoul IDRC and of HKIAC (Hong Kong).
He is the author of Complex Arbitrations: Multiparty, Multicontract, Multi-issue (Kluwer, second edition 2020) and of more than 120 articles, most of them relating to international commercial law and arbitration. In March 2011, Mr. Hanotiau received the GAR “Arbitrator of the Year” award. In April 2016, he also received the Who’s Who Legal “Lawyer of the Year” for Arbitration award.
Deputy Secretary-General of HKIAC and Chief Representative of the Shanghai Office
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.
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