2021 UNCITRAL RCAP - Incheon Law & Business Forum: Navigating the Storm: Helping MSMEs Set Sail With Legal Harmonization
2021 UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Day flagship academic series - Incheon Law & Business Forum will be launched on the 6-7 September virtually via zoom. Launched by the UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific, the theme in the 2021 AP day series would be focusing on Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs), Navigating the Storm: Helping MSMEs Set Sail With Legal Harmonization. We welcome you to join us in this insightful event.
Post-Brexit opportunities on business and dispute resolution
Jointly organised by the International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management Insitute (IDRRMI) & Association of Mediation Assessors Trainers and Instructors (AMATI), the "Post-Brexit opportunities on business and dispute resolution" was successfully launched on 24 August 2021 (Tuesday) at 17:00 hrs (Hong Kong Time).
The webinar was moderated by Dr Francis Law. Four distinguished panelists (Dr Andrew Goodman, Mr Robert Rhodes QC, Mr Michel Kallipetis QC, and Ms Selana Kong) shared their insights on the dynamic of business, international trade, dispute resolution influenced by Brexit. They also discussed with us the challenges to professionals and legal, and how we shall seize the opportunities in these areas.
Event Highlights: Here
The opportunities for Hong Kong Lawyers to participate in the development of the Greater Bay Area - In mediation and Arbitration Professions
The hybrid webinar/seminar on How shall Hong Kong Lawyers Participate in the Development of the Greater Bay Area with Mediation and Arbitration Professions, jointly organised by Hong Kong Mediation Centre (HKMC), Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Mediation Centre (MHJMC) and International Dispute Resolution & Risk Management Institute (IDRRMI), was successfully held at Justice Place, Central and via Zoom on 16 August 2021. With over 100 participants joining the event both physically and virtually, the event earned a lot of positive feedback.
Event Highlights: here
The International Webinar on Dispute Resolution in Portuguese-speaking Countries, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and Hainan Free Trade Port cum Signing Ceremony of Framework Cooperation Agreement
The International Webinar on Dispute Resolution in Portuguese-speaking Countries, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and Hainan Free Trade Port cum Signing Ceremony of Framework Cooperation Agreement was successfully held on July 17, 2021, 8:30 p.m. (Macau & Hong Kong time) on Zoom.
The Signing of The Framework Cooperation Agreement
- Macao Mediation Association
- Haikou International Business Mediation Center
- International Dispute Resolution & Risk Management Institute
- Instituto de Certificacao e Formacao de Mediadores Lusofonos
The collaboration aims to facilitate more effectively promote the development of dispute resolution consultation services in Hainan, Hong Kong, Macao, Brazil, Angola, Portugal, Mozambique, and Guinea-Bissau, to use mediation as a means to resolve commercial disputes arising from investments and operation of companies and individuals in all countries and regions, and to provide the best commercial dispute resolution services for commercial entities in Hainan, Hong Kong, Macao Brazil, Angola, Portugal, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau, all parties agree to enter into a cooperation framework agreement on dispute resolution and research, recommendation of international mediators and training services for mediators.
Visit detail: here
Global Perspectives for Business in Resolving Cross Border Commercial Disputes
Disputes exist in all levels of society. Business disputes in particular lead to multiple potential losses from a cost and relationship perspective. Is mediation the answer? How do we ensure we have the right mediators? Who determines the standards for what makes a good mediator? And is this different for every country?
This interactive webinar will see experts covering four continents discuss the use of mediation in cross border commercial disputes from a business perspective.
If you are a mediator or future mediator, or represent a mediation center, trade association, business entity or department, you may find this panel interesting!
Date: 27th July 2021, (Tuesday)
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm (Hong Kong time)
Mode of Delivery: Webinar
Free Registration: here
Institute of Shopping Centre Management : How to Enhance Barrier Free Shopping Experience
ISCM is pleased to invite the Hong Kong Association for the Blind (HKAB) to present this webinar on "How to Enhance Barrier Free Shopping Experience". HKAB will arrange ambassadors for public education on the impact of different eye diseases on vision, and how to solve the challenges of clothing, food, housing and transportation through technology. Information on communication skills with the visually impaired and wayfinding will also be shared to enhance the public's understanding of the visually impaired.
The International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management Association (IDRA) is the supporting organization and invites all members to this webinar.
Time: 7pm - 9 pm (Hong Kong time)
Date: 20th July 2021
Mode of Delivery: Webinar
Visit from the SME Global Alliance
On 5 July 2021, the International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management Institute has greeted the visit from SME Global Alliance.
In the meeting, representatives seek better business protection and opportunities for SMEs in the Greaterbay Area. Different topics were covered, including areas in relation to the background of the respective organisations, challenges faced by the SMEs, professional training, expert cultivation, and professional service provision. Organisations have a consensus on securing further collaboration with MOUs.
Visit detail: here
Hong Kong Engineering Associations Alliance (EAA) Alliance signing ceremony
We are delighted to announce the Hong Kong Engineering Associations Alliance (EAA) has been established under the joint effort of the International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management Insitute (IDRRMI) and 11 engineering-related professional organisations on 2 July 2021. The EAA signing ceremony was held at the Hong Kong Mediation Centre’s central office and was honourably witnessed by the Legislative Council of Hong Kong for the Engineering constituency, Ir Dr Hon LO Wai-Kwok, GBS, MH, JP.
The EAA aims at enhancing the professionalism in engineering expertise, knowledge exchange, and to support professional service with efficient risk management and dispute resolution protection.
Event detail: here
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: https://lnkd.in/gP8qZus
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: uncitral.un.org/sites/uncitral.un.org/files/media-documents/uncitral/en/tripartiteguide.pdf
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.
- 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.
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
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
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.