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2020 UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Day Webinar

2020 UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Day
Webinar: The Future Practice of Commercial Dispute Resolution after Extending the Application of CISF to Hong Kong

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Date: 10 December 2020 (Thursday)

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Hong Kong Time)

Platform: Webinar via Zoom

Fee: Free Admission

CPD: HKMC and IDRRMI (2 points); HKMAAL (pending)

Registration & Contact:
- HK & Overseas: Ms Inky Hui (3622 1589,
- Mainland China: Ms Monica Zhang (WeChat: Mainland-HongKongJMC,

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) was established by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2205 (XXI) of 17 December 1966 and has since come to be the core legal body of the United Nations system in the field of international trade law. The UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific (UNCITRAL RCAP) established UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Day in 2014 to celebrate this historical resolution.

This year, an initial 25 universities and institutions across the region have joined the annual celebration to commemorate the establishment of UNCITRAL and promote awareness of international trade standards and norms, particularly those endorsed by UNCITRAL. In light of its 40th anniversary, the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), a multilateral treaty that establishes a uniform legal regime for contracts for the cross-border sale of goods, will receive special focus.

There are views supporting the application of the CISG to Hong Kong. In response to such views, UNCITRAL RCAP, The Department of Law, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong Mediation Centre (HKMC), and International Dispute Resolution & Risk Management Institute (IDRRMI) co-organize this Webinar.

From the perspective of harmonizing the CISG with prevailing Hong Kong laws, this Webinar studies the practice of commercial dispute resolution if the local application of the Convention comes to fruition. Furthermore, the Webinar highlights the indirect benefits brought by the application of the CISG to Hong Kong, namely enhancing the competence of Hong Kong’s dispute resolution practitioners, such as lawyers, mediators, arbitrators etc. It also critically examines the ways practitioners can prepare themselves for future changes in the practice of commercial dispute resolution.

[Source & collaborator: Hong Kong Mediation Centre (HKMC)'s event page ]