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ICS HK & WISTA HK: Webinar 1 / Safe Port - Eastern City to Ocean Victory & Beyond

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Hong Kong Branch (ICS HK) and the Women's International Shipping & Trade Association (WISTA HK) will be co-organizing“Webinar 1: Safe Port – Eastern City to Ocean Victory & Beyond” on the 16th June 2021.

Hong Kong Centre of International Commerce Arbitration (HKCICA) is one of the Supporting Organizations. The event is free for our members.

The panel will briefly look at the development of law, “The Eastern City”, and consider the questions of absolute versus qualified warranties, using various references. Time permitting, the panel will also address questions such as - safe port at the time of the nomination with nothing to suggest that it may become unsafe and then becoming so while the vessel is in the port; unsafe at the time of nomination but safe when the vessel arrives and is at the port; consequences of owner’s decision to accept the orders to sail to an unsafe port and the issues of forfeiting the right to damages, mitigation, and indemnity. The panel will then move on to the practical considerations to avoid disputes by bringing in clarity.

Please see the event detail as below, the flyer and the program are also attached for your reference.

Date: 16th June 2021, (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00pm – 7:15pm (GMT+8)
Mode of Delivery: Webinar
Free Registration:

IDRRMI & MGG Webinar: How the CAI between European Union and China will shape the world’s economy in 2022?

We are delighted to announce the IDRRMI & MGG Webinar: How the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) between European Union and China will shape the world’s economy in 2022? has been successfully conducted on the 25 May 2021 5pm Hong Kong time.

Co-organised by the International Dispute Resolution & Risk Management Institute (“IDRRMI”) and Mediators Global Group (“MGG”), The webinar aims to foster discussion on the opportunities and challenges influenced by the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) between European Union and China.

Moderated by Dr Alfred Chan, Vice president of IDRRMI, our distinguished speakers shared four important aspects in relation to opportunities and challenges CAI would bring. Deep appreciation to Giovanni Matteucci, Delcy Lagones de Anglim, Olga Tsiptse, and Stelios Asproftas who explore with us the topic of cultural sensitivity, personal data protection, the role of dispute resolution, and utilising the online platform for dispute resolution in the COVID19. We would also extend our appreciation to the supporting organisations, which contributes to the success of the webinar. The webinar was attracted interest from many participants.

Webinar Highlights: click here 

Signing Ceremony of Alliance for Mediation Standards Memorandum of Understanding

International Dispute Resolution & Risk Management Institute (IDRRMI), Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI), Asia Mediation Centre (AMC), L'Institut Français de Certification des Médiateurs (IFCM), Instituto de Certificacao e Formacao de Mediadores Lusofonos (ICFML) co-organize the Signing Ceremony of Alliance for Mediation Standards Memorandum of Understanding which will be held on 28 April 2021 (Wed). This is the first signing ceremony between 5 leading mediation organisations from 4 continents, collaborating to wider the opportunities and international exposure for mediators. It also provides a reliable option for international businesses. The event is expected to draw over 500 audiences from different parts of the world to celebrate with us the historical moment for international professional mediation development.

IDRRMI Members are welcome to attend the ceremony through web-conference.

Details and highlights of the Signing Ceremony are as follows:

Date: 28 April 2021 (Wed)
Time: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
· ZOOM online meeting: Meeting ID:828 8311 4620
· Tencent online meeting (VooV meeting): Meeting ID:368 053 075; Password:210428
Language: English & Putonghua

Event flyer (detail and agenda) please click: here


Launching of the UNCITRAL – HCCH – UNIDROIT Legal Guide

United Nations Commission of International Trade Law - Regional Centre of Asia Pacific (UNCITRAL RCAP) is delighted to present the new Legal Guide to Uniform Instruments in the Area of International Commercial Contracts, with a Focus on Sales, jointly developed with the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) and UNIDROIT.

The Legal Guide is a user-friendly resource for those interested in the adoption, application, and interpretation of uniform contract law, and provides an overview of key legislative texts prepared by the three sister organisations.

It features the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), the HCCH Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts, and the UNIDROIT Principles on International Commercial Contracts, illustrating how these texts interact to achieve a predictable yet flexible legal framework for international trade.

The Legal Guide (English version) is available, free of charge, on the UNCITRAL website:

The Legal Guide (English version) is available, free of charge, on the UNCITRAL website: Guide

Webinar : Use of Robotics in Disinfection

As one of the supporting Organisations for the webinar held by The Institute of Shopping Centre Management (ISCM), members of IDRRMI are invited to join the webinar.

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to unfold, it is critical to ensure the ongoing health and safety of the shopping mall staff, tenants and shoppers. Especially when there are sudden outbreaks of infected cases, using autonomous robotics to perform disinfection becomes part of the overall strategy to uplift efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

  • Speaker:
    • Mr. Albert Lam, Co-Founder, Novelte Robotic Solutions
    • K.C. Wong, Respected Indoor, Air Quality (IAQ) Management Expert
  • Date: 20 April 2021
  • Time: 19:00 - 21:00
  • Format: Zoom

Registration link:  Please click here


ISCM Flyer (Mr Albert Lam)_V2-1

Webinar:“- is there more to a contract than meets the eye?” 

As one of the supporting organizations of Joint Webinar by Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (Hong Kong Branch) and London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA), HKCICA would like to invite all IDRRMI members to join the webinar.

The webinar will consider when and in which ways terms may be implied into shipping contracts and "The principles of implied terms under English law”.

The panellists will address the legal aspects of cases implying terms in shipping contracts context which among others, will include a discussion on the Union Power and Res Cogitans. The implications of such decisions in a broader sense for various maritime contracts and resulting changes, if any, made to the existing standard forms.

The webinar will also seek to answer “do commercial practitioners need to know and appreciate the obligations flowing from the implied terms” and thus the parties may consider contracting in or out of such implied terms to the extent that such exclusion can legally be made.

8th April 2021 / 6pm-7.30pm, Hong Kong/Singapore Time

Registration link:  Please click here.

The seats are limited to only 500.

The webinar will also be relayed live using Sailor Today channel.



Seizing the Best Business Opportunities in the Asia Pacific

We are delighted to announce that the Korea International Mediation Centre of the Republic of Korea has joined APCAM, the online signing ceremony cum APCAM Webinar will be held on 14 March 2021 at 11:30 a.m (India time), 2:00 pm ( Hong Kong Time) 5:00 pm (Melbourne Time).

We gratefully welcome you to the signing ceremony and the first APCAM Webinar on the topic, “Seizing the Best Business Opportunities in the Asia Pacific”. The APCAM Webinar series conducted by the Asia Pacific Centre for Arbitration & Mediation, will be a global tour of all jurisdictions, discussing the ADR developments regionally and globally by the most reputed professionals and stakeholders from global jurisdictions.

HKCICA|Construction Mediation and Arbitration (Webinar)

Event Highlights: Here

With the booming development of the construction industry, construction disputes took up a large portion of the overall cases. HKCICA invited Dr Christopher To, Chairman of Construction Arbitration Committee of HKCICA, as a moderator to hold a discussion with the leading arbitration and mediation specialists Mr Stanley Lo, Ms Alice To, Mr Damon So, and Mr Sidney Tong. Our webinar welcomes all professionals and everyone who is interested in construction dispute resolution.

Topic: Construction Mediation and Arbitration
Time: 3 pm to 5 pm (Hong Kong time, GMT+8hour)
Date: 26 January 2021 (Tuesday)
Type: Zoom Webinar

You can join the webinar by 2 methods:

  • Zoom Meeting ID:856 0831 5763 Password:765006
  • Or click the link below: Here





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