Latest News and Events
Funded by the Trade and Industrial Organisation Support Fund (TSF) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management Institute (“IDRRMI”) assists Hong Kong enterprises and cross-border mediation professionals to explore the Greater Bay Area market and promote the widespread use of cross-border mediation. Environmental mediation promotion project. Project activity details (Traditional Chinese)
Officially launch of the Interview series - Mediation New Generation Programme
Audiences from the Mainland/Greater Bay Area can watch through this link (Bread Entertainment)
Official visit from the Zhuhai Municipal Justice Bureau to the Hong Kong Mediation Centre and IDRRMI
UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Days 2023 - Unleashing the Potential of Cross-border Digital Trade
15 November 2023 marks 5th year of collaboration between the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific ("UNCITRAL RCAP"), the International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management Insitute ("IDRRMI"), the Hong Kong Mediation Centre ("HKMC"), and the Faculty of Law, the University of Hong Kong on UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Days series. This year, discussion will be carried out on the topic of cross-border digital trade. We welcome you to join us in this big event and it is FREE of Charge for members.
Please note that 2 CPD points of HKMC and IDRRMI will be granted to eligible attendees while the application for accreditation to the HKMAAL is pending. For details, please refer to the flyer below.
Seminar on "How Mediation Helps Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Resolve International Disputes, Employees' Compensation and Other Mainland Disputes"
This seminar is organized by the International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management Institute ("IDRRMI") funded by the "Trade and Industrial Organisation Support Fund (TSF)" of the Trade and Industry Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, and conducted by the Peak Continuing Education Institute. The seminar will be held on the 14th of November 2023 at the West Wing of the Hong Kong Legal Centre.
Seminar on "How Mediation Helps Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Resolve Employees' Compensation, Internal Conflicts and Other Disputes"
This seminar is organized by the International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management Institute ("IDRRMI") funded by the "Trade and Industrial Organisation Support Fund (TSF)" of the Trade and Industry Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, and conducted by the Peak Continuing Education Institute. The seminar was successfully held on the 18th of September at the West Wing of the Hong Kong Legal Centre.
International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management Institute (“IDRRMI”) and Indonesia Dispute Board ("IDB")
It is our privilege to announce the International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management Institute (“IDRRMI”) and Indonesia Dispute Board ("IDB") enter a collaboration agreement to jointly facilitate the use of effective dispute resolution and comprehensive risk management protection for businesses between Hong Kong and Indonesia.
The President of IDB, Dr Sabela Gayo and the delegation of IDB and Chairman of IDRRMI, Prof. Francis Law signed the MOU at the IDRRMI's Hong Kong Office in Central. It marks a great start to the collaboration between the two organisations.
International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management Institute (“IDRRMI”) signs a strategic collaboration agreement with BrainyBarrister LLP ("BrainyBarrister")
On 3 May 2023, International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management Institute (“IDRRMI”) signs a strategic collaboration agreement with BrainyBarrister LLP ("BrainyBarrister") to promote mediation and dispute resolution knowledge, application and professional service to the business market in India, Hong Kong and Mainland China. This agreement will leverage the combined strengths of IDRRMI and BrainyBarrister to provide clients with quick and easy access to risk prevention, early detection of disputes, transparent dispute resolution, professional advocacy and sustainable development in their businesses.
Representatives from respective organisations, the Chairman of IDRRMI - Prof. Dr. Francis Law and the Director of BrainyBarrister LLP - Mr. Akshat Garg, signed the collaboration agreement. The signing ceremony was witnessed by the Vice-chairman of IDRRMI - Dr. Alfred Chan and the Director of BrainyBarrister LLP - Ms. Richa Garg and they shared their excitement about this collaboration and future joint venture activities.
The Webinar on HONGKONG BUSINESS DAY at the RSPP Mediation Centre & IDRRMI was a great success.
Co-organised by the RSPP Mediation Centre and IDRRMI, the Webinar on Hong Kong Business Day at the RSPP mediation centre was successfully held on 27 April 2023. It attracted Russian businessmen, entrepreneurs and corporates interested in investing in China and professional mediators and arbitrators in Hong Kong and Mainland China to join.
On behalf of the IDRMMI, Prof. Dr. Francis Law and Dr. Alfred Chan shared the business and investment climate in Hong Kong, how understanding cultural differences could help on making business, the know-how on securing deals and preventing risk with Chinese partners, how Hong Kong professional supports Russian making business in the Mainland China and the dispute resolution tools for trade disputes. On the other hand, Ms. Maria Andreeva, Head of “International mediation team” at RSPP Mediation Centre, and Ms. Evgeniya Vaskova, Director of the Mediation Center of St. Petersburg State University shared the opportunities for bilateral businesses between Russia and China, the benefit of utilising mediation in trade disputes and the enforcement of dispute settlement agreements.
In the meeting, RSPP Mediation Centre and IDRRMI expressed high interest in further collaboration on joint venture activities, professional courses and formulating user-friendly mediation mechanisms for China and Russia business disputes.
[ISCM Seminar] Facility Management System - Values to Owners/operators and market trend
As one of the supporting organisations, IDRRMI invites you to the ISCM seminar to be held on 17 May 2023. Guest speaker, Mr. Daniel Ng (Director of Business Development at Facility Management Community Technologies Co. Ltd) will discuss how Facility Management Systems (FMS) can help address these challenges and create value with the support of case studies. In addition, he will also explore the development trend of FMS and recommend a roadmap to capitalize on the FMS potential.
Date: 17 May 2023 (Wednesday)
Seminar: 19:30 – 21:30
EY wavespace, 22/F Citic Tower,1 Tim Mei Avenue, Central
Cross-recognition scheme for mediators formally launched by the Alliance of Organisations for Mediation Standards (AMS)
A scheme to recognise the credentials of mediators across borders has been formally launched by the Alliance of Organisations for Mediation Standards (AMS). The arrangement allows a specific tier of accredited mediators from each member organisation to apply directly for an equivalent tier of accreditation with another member organisation.
“Our accredited mediators who take this opportunity to be cross-recognised potentially create avenues for themselves to co-mediate disputes with mediators under different Alliance members. In the process, mediation as a professional dispute resolution mechanism will be promoted, and mediation service standards will be practised and upheld.” – Joint statement by Alliance members
- The Asia Mediation Centre (AMC)
- Instituto de Certificação e Formação de Mediadores Lusófonos (ICFML)
- The International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management Institute (IDRRMI)
- Institut Français de Certification des Médiateurs (IFCM)
Webinar on Intercultural Business Strategy for Community Interest and Social Enterprise Sectors
- 22 Feburary 2023, 1:00 PM GMT (UK time)
- In English, with Chinese summary
- Registration for event
IDRRM UK events (here)
Hybrid seminar/webinar on Hong Kong Cross-border Disputes - Mediation Practice and Development for High-end Talents
Invitation丨We sincerely invite you to attend the Foresight Forum on Personal Development and Enterprise Business Strategies in the Greater Bay Area
Date: January 18, 2023
Theme: "Personal Development and Enterprise Business Strategy in the Greater Bay Area"
Address: Room 504, 5/F, West Wing, Justice Place, 11 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong
Online Platform: Tencent Conference (Conference Number: 723-067-433)
More information on the forum can be found here Forum details
What are the main issues we face within the construction industry, and what can we do about them?
The 2023 CABE Asia Pacific Conference "Constructing our Future Conference" on 17 February, will address these questions and gear you up to tackle these challenges head-on.
IDRRMI is pleased to support this event and encourage our members to attend so that we can start making the changes needed to build a better tomorrow.
Conference tickets are on sale now. More information on the conference can be found here Event details
Handling"Difficult Parties" in Mediation
At the 10th APCAM webinar series, distinguished speakers would explore with us difficult people in disputes and obstinacy for logical conversation in mediation. They will be helping us understand where these obstacles come from and what efforts and skills are needed to put an end to the conflict.
- 6 January 2023(Friday)
- Hong Kong 15:00 - 16:30 [Hong Kong (GMT+8)]
- * 12:30 – 14.00 [India Standard Time (UTC+5.30)
Join us on Zoom
- Meeting ID: 85044609607
- Passcode: 623AW
The 5th Shanghai-Hong Kong Webinar for Legal Talents Exchange: The Development Direction of ESG-Carbon Neutral Dispute Resolution in Shanghai and Hong Kong” Webinar
Since 2018, the relevant legal talents in Shanghai and Hong Kong have established a normalized exchange mechanism for legal talents between the two places. International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management Association, Jing'an Lawyers Working Committee, Shanghai Jinfu Law Firm, and Shanghai Lanbai Law Firm will jointly host the Fifth Shanghai-Hong Kong Legal Talent Exchange Online Seminar, which had held on December 16, 2022 Held online through Tencent Conference ( VOOV Meeting).
Nearly 50 legal and professional talents from Hong Kong and Shanghai participated in the conference.
Collaboration Signing Ceremony between HKIMC and HTIMC
The International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management Institute (IDRRMI) and The Shenzhen Futian Hetao International Mediation Center(HTIMC) jointly reached a new milestone by signing a collaboration agreement on the 22nd of November 2022.
Singapore Mediation Convention： An aid to the commercial world
IDRRMI's president - Dr. Francis Law, would be delivering a lecture on
"Singapore Mediation Convention： An aid to the commercial world". at the APCAM lecture series Today (12 Nov 2022) at 1:15 pm HK Time.
Join us on Zoom: https://lnkd.in/gZm9NWCF
(1 CPD point will be awarded to participants from the professional organizations HKMC, IDRRMI, HKIMC, MHJMC, HKCICA, HKADJC & IPAA)
The International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management System (“IDRRMS”) supports the establishment of the International Organization for Mediation Preparatory Office in Hong Kong
International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management System congratulations the Joint Statement signed by the People’s Republic of China and various foreign states, and warmly welcomes the establishment of the International Organization for Mediation Preparatory Office in Hong Kong.
2022 UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Day – Webinar: Charting the course for another Decade: Mediation and Arbitration in the Asia-Pacific Region
We are delighted to co-organise the annual flagship academic series with the United Nations Commission of International Trade Law – Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific (“UNCITRAL-RCAP”), Hong Kong Mediation Centre (“HKMC”) and the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong on the 27th October 2022, UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Day. The topic this year is “Charting the Course for another decade: Mediation and Arbitration in the Asia-Pacific Region”. It is to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of UNCITRAL RCAP and the impactful achievements the Centre has brought to the Asia-Pacific Region these years. Over 160 legal students, young lawyers, professional mediators and arbitrators joined us virtually, to share this moment.
Collaboration Signing Ceremony between IDRRMI and MARC
The International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management Institute (IDRRMI) and The Mediation and Arbitration Center (Mauritius) Ltd (MARC) jointly reached a new milestone by signing a collaboration agreement on the 17th of October 2022. This cooperation marks a prosperous collaboration between the two organisations on education, research and development. They would focus on capacity-building and promotional activities to foster a better commercial environment and international dispute-resolution mechanism between China, Mauritius, Hong Kong SAR, Asia Pacific and Africa.
Seminar on Business Protection in Greater Bay Area cum Collaboration Signing Ceremony
On the 7th of October 2022, the Seminar on Business Protection in Greater Bay Area cum Collaboration Signing Ceremony ("Event") has been successfully held. This day, we witness the International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management Institute (IDRRMI) entering a prosperous collaboration with the Innomasters Business Association (iMBA), Academy of International Dispute Resolution and Professional Negotiation (AIDRN) and International Professional Advocate Association (IPAA), to bring closer valuable business and professional opportunities in GBA to entrepreneurs, SMEs and youth. The Event took place in the Hong Kong Mediation Centre in DOJ, Central.
Chairman of the IDRRMI, Dr Francis Law, visited CIETAC/CMAC-HK
On 27th July, Dr. Francis Law, Chairman of the IDRRMI, Dr. Alfred Chan, Vice-chairman of the IDRRMI and Ms. Amy Wong, Honorary Secretary General visited the office of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission Hong Kong Arbitration Center (“CIETAC”)/ China Maritime Arbitration Commission (“CMAC-HK”). During the meeting, a fruitful and comprehensive discussion was conducted. The representatives suggested facilitating the collaboration by holding more joint venue events such as training programmes, seminars and other activities to promote Hong Kong’s dispute resolution services and expertise both locally and internationally.
IDRRMI was invited as an accredited NGO to participate in the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference (“MC12”)
June 12, 2022, marks the opening session of the 12th Ministerial Conference (“MC12”) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management Institute (IDRRMI), is privileged to be a WTO accredited Non-Governmental Organisations to attend MC12. Prof. Dr. Francis Law, Chairman; Dr. Alfred Chan, Vice-Chairman; Ms. Amy Wong, Honoury Secretary, Dr. Jimmy Ma, IAMP & FCIArb of IDRRMI will be attending the 4-day meetings virtually to witness the discussion on the topics including the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (“TRIPS”) waiver for COVID-19 vaccines, pandemic response, the trade and food security, fisheries subsidies, agriculture, the E-Commerce work programme and moratorium, the decision on World Food Programme and the WTO’s reform. We convey our heartfelt wish for the great success of the 12th Ministerial Conference.
IDRRMI and HEPHA Holdings Limited signed an MOU for collaboration, building a professional cooperative exchange mechanism
The MOU signing ceremony between HEPHA Holdings Limited (HEPHA) and International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management Institute (IDRRMI), International Association of Professional Attorneys (IPAA), and Hong Kong Intellectual Property Authentication Center (HIPAC) was successfully held on June 2, 2022, at Room 504, West Wing Justice Place, 11 Ice House Street, Central. The MOU was signed by Dr. Francis Law (Chairman of IDRRMI and IPAA), Mr. Kevin Lee (Co-founder and CEO of HEPHA), and Mr. Thomas Yip (Director of HIPAC).
Hong Kong Centre of International Commercial Arbitration, Bishkek International Court of Arbitration for Mining and Commerce and China (Yunnan) Center for the Prevention and Diversification of Disputes, Dispute Prevention and Diversified Solutions in the Kunming Area of the Pilot Free Trade Zone Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony
The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Hong Kong Centre of International Commercial Arbitration (HKCICA), the Bishkek International Court of Arbitration for Mining and Commerce (BICAMC) and the China (Yunnan) Center for the Prevention and Diversification of Disputes, Dispute Prevention and Diversified Solutions in the Kunming Area of the Pilot Free Trade Zone, was successfully held in a virtual mode. Dr. Francis Law, Chairman of HKCICA, Dr. Cai Qinan, Chairman of HKCICA E-Commerce and Online Arbitration Committee, and Mr. Quan Zhaohui, Chairman of HKCICA International Taxation Arbitration Committee attended signing ceremony online.
Event details and highlights in Chinese
Dr. LAW Wai Hung was appointed as an honorary member of the Hong Kong Quality And Talent Migrants Association and attended the first Hong Kong International Talent Summit Forum
Hong Kong Quality And Talent Migrants Association has been establishing platforms and sharing resources for migrants in Hong Kong. At the same time, they aim to help migrants to integrate with society through the Talents and Experts Program, which helps improve Hong Kong’s competitiveness in the international market too.
The association appoints influential political and business leaders, social talents, experts and scholars as honorary members of the association. The chairman of the IDRRMI, Dr. Law Wai Hung, was appointed to serve as the honorary advisor of the association. Dr. Law was also invited as a guest speaker at the Summit Forum "Combination · Sharing · Co-creation".
Details in Chinese: here
“The first case of personal bankruptcy mediation case in China“ Webinar
The webinar, jointly organized by the International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management Association (IDRRMI), AllBright Law Offices, Lucu Culture (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKCPA) and ShineWing Hong Kong, was successfully held on November 20, 2021. The seminar discussed China’s first personal bankruptcy settlement case and its significance.
Event highlights: here
Video Highlight of the International Dispute Resolution Conference 2019 - New Era of Global Collaboration
About International Dispute Resolution & Risk Management Institute
International Dispute Resolution & Risk Management Institute (IDRRMI) is a leading global professional body in the field of dispute resolution which receives support and recognition from Mainland authorities and prominent dispute resolution organizations such as Hong Kong Mediation Centre, Mainland - Hong Kong Joint Mediation Center and universities in Australia, China and the United Kingdom. IDRRMI is dedicated to providing the Belt and Road enterprises and other global organizations with one-stop solutions for dispute resolution, risk management, internal control, and corporate governance. IDRRMI has also established an accreditation mechanism to assess and certify dispute resolution specialists of different levels. The Advisory Board of IDRRMI consists of distinguished leaders in the commercial sector, legal profession and public services. IDRRMI comprises dispute resolution experts from more than 20 countries and regions and collaborates with over 40 partner organizations in Hong Kong, China and overseas. To popularize the concept of diversified dispute resolution, IDRRMI has launched the first international platform in connection with China’s diversified dispute resolution mechanism.