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Women in Arbitration (WIA) is pleased to launch the "WIA Coffee Roulette 2024" series, a platform for arbitration practitioners worldwide to connect with each other and engage in cross-cultural exchange. The events will be held every two months and will be in a hybrid format (i.e., in-person and online).


Each event will have two parts:


  1. A 45-minute plenary discussion between a WIA host and a guest speaker.
  2. Followed by a 30 to 45-minute networking session


Our unique networking session in the WIA Coffee Roulette 2024 series is designed to foster meaningful connections. Participants attending in person will be paired for a private and informal chat. Online participants will be paired in Zoom breakout room for a private and informal chat.


The plenary discussion will be broadcast on Zoom and available to online participants.


The details of the first WIA Coffee Roulette 2024 are as follows:


Guest speaker: Queenie Lau SC, Barrister-at-law at Temple Chambers, Hong Kong

WIA Host: Heidi Chui, Senior Partner, Allbright Law (Hong Kong) Offices LLP

Date: 10 July 2024

Time:17:00-18:30 HKT

Location (for those attending in person): HKIAC, 38/F, Two Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Hong Kong 

Location (for those attending online): A Zoom link will be provided. 

Registration link:


In the plenary session, Queenie Lau SC, a leading barrister from Temple Chambers, Hong Kong, will share captivating insights from her distinguished career, offering valuable advice to younger practitioners. Queenie will discuss the advantages of being a woman in arbitration, the purpose and highlights of her journey, and how she balances a demanding career with her passions, such as photography and travel, demonstrating that it is indeed possible to stop and smell the flowers amidst a busy practice. Attendees will gain practical life lessons and professional wisdom from Queenie's extensive experience in commercial law, mediation, and advocacy.