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Inauguration Ceremony of the Hong Kong Adjudication Centre (HKADJC)

The inauguration ceremony of the Hong Kong Adjudication Centre (HKADJC) was held on the 28th of September 2021 at 3:00 pm. The centre was officially launched under the witness of representatives from the Department of Justices HKSAR and leaders from different professional industries, including building management, construction, innovation and technology, and more.

Established under the International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management Insitute, the HKADJC aims to provide professional adjudication service, filling the service gap that is currently in place in the professional dispute resolution area in Hong Kong. By collaborating with our 280 allied partners, HKADJC would uplift the professionalism of the dispute resolution industry, support different industries, and building international influence.

Event highlights: here

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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 was successfully 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 focused on Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs), Navigating the Storm: Helping MSMEs Set Sail With Legal Harmonization. 

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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

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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

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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

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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 successfully held on 27th July invited experts covering four continents discuss the use of mediation in cross border commercial disputes from a business perspective.

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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", which was successfully held on July 20, 2021. HKAB arranged 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.

 

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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

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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) co-organized “Webinar 1: Safe Port – Eastern City to Ocean Victory & Beyond” on the 16th June 2021.

The panel looked at the development of law, “The Eastern City”, and considered the questions of absolute versus qualified warranties, using various references. The panel also addressed 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 then moved on to the practical considerations to avoid disputes by bringing in clarity.

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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 

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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-organized the Signing Ceremony of Alliance for Mediation Standards Memorandum of Understanding which was successfully held on 28 April 2021 (Wed).

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

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Webinar : Use of Robotics in Disinfection

IDRRMI was one of the supporting Organisations for the webinar successfully held on 20 April 2021, by The Institute of Shopping Centre Management (ISCM)

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

IDRRMI was one of the supporting organizations of Joint Webinar by Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (Hong Kong Branch) and London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA), which was successfully held on 8th April 2021. 

The panelists addressed the legal aspects of cases implying terms in shipping contracts context which among others, included a discussion on the Union Power and Res Cogitans.

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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 was successfully held on 14 March 2021 at 11:30 a.m (India time), 2:00 pm ( Hong Kong Time) 5:00 pm (Melbourne Time).

The APCAM Webinar series conducted by the Asia Pacific Centre for Arbitration & Mediation, was a global tour of all jurisdictions, discussing the ADR developments regionally and globally by the most reputed professionals and stakeholders from global jurisdictions.

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Signing Ceremony and Seminar on Cooperative Development Opportunities and Risk Prevention of SMEs in the Greater Bay Area

Date: March 8, 2021

Time: 14:30-16:35 (Hong Kong Time)

Venue: Zoom Online Meeting

Cost: Free Admission

CPD: IDRRMI, HKMC & HKMAAL(pending) (2 points)

Registration here: http://forms.ebdan.net/ls/ArbhtRod 

Contact: International Dispute Resolution & Risk Management Institute

Contact number: 3622 2178/3622 2242

Contact email: admin@idrrmi.org

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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 was successfully held on 26 January 2021 (Tuesday).

Event Highlights: Here

2020 UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Day

[Webinar] The Future Practice of Commercial Dispute Resolution after Extending the Application of CISG to Hong Kong

Date: 10 December 2020 (Thursday)

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (HKT)

Language: English

Target Audience: University students, lawyers, dispute resolution practitioners

Platform: Zoom

CPD Points: HKMC: 2 points; IDRRMI: 2 points; HKMAAL: pending

Registration Deadline: 7 December 2020

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/7KfxR4zXX6WQatzQ7

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[Webinar] Protecting companies’ IP in the New Global Economic Turmoil

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13 October 2020, 15:00 - 17:00 (GMT+8)

 

Venue: 

Zoom Platform (Click to visit the website)

Zoom ID: 869 7640 2068 or
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Date: 22 September 2020

Time: 19:30 - 21:00

Venue: Hong Kong Mediation Centre, 21/F, Success Commercial Building, 245-251 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Fee: Panel Members of HKMC, IDRRMI Mediators, IPDRAA members, MHJMC members: HK$150
Associate Members of HKMC: HK$200
Non-member: HK$350

CPD: HKMC: 1.5 points; IDRRMI: 1.5 points

Contact Person: Ms. Inky Hui (IDRRMI)

Contact Number: 3622 1589

Contact Email: admin@idrrmi.org

[Webinar] COVID-19 Outbreak: Impact on employment in businesses

Date: 19 August 2020

Time: 19:30 - 21:00

Format: Online Webinar

Fee: Free of Charge

CPD: HKMC: 1.5 points; IDRRMI: 1.5 points; MHJMC: 1.5 points; IPDRAA: 1.5 points

Contact Person: Ms. Inky Hui (IDRRMI)

Contact Number: 3622 1589

Contact Email: admin@idrrmi.org

Business of Intellectual Property Asia Forum (BIP Asia)

Date: 5 to 6 December 2019

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Fee: HK$800 (Member of International Dispute Resolution & Risk Management Institute)

CPD: IDRRMI (12.5 points)

Contact Person: HKTDC

Contact Number: 1830 668

Contact Email: bipasia@hktdc.org

2019 UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Day

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 eleven universities 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.

For details of the programme, please refer to the attached poster.

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UNCITRAL Mediation Convention, International Contract Practice and the Belt & Road Initiative 

Date: 2 December 2019

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Registration Time: 18:45

Language: English

Target Audience: University Students, Mediators

Venue: Hong Kong Mediation Centre, 21/F, Success Commercial Building, 245-251 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

CPD: 2 points (HKMC/IDRRMI); Pending (HKMAAL)

Workshop

Risk Management and International Mediation in the Trade War Period

Date: 21st November 2019

Time: 07:45 - 17:45

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

CPD: 7.5 points (IDRRMI)

Enquiries: Please contact Ms Pham Thu Huong (huong.pham@viac.org.vn) or Ms Vu Thi Hang (hang.vu@viac.org.vn).

Conversion Course for International Accredited Professional Mediator of IDRRMI

Total hours: 12 hours

Date and Time: 9 Nov 2019 (Sat) & 10 Nov 2019 (Sun)  (9:30 am - 5:00 pm) (incl. 1.5 hours lunchtime)

Medium: Cantonese and Putonghua (Teaching materials mainly in Chinese)

Venue: Macau University of Science and Technology, Av. Wai Long, Macao (To be confirmed)

International Professional Dispute Resolution Advocacy Training Course

Total hours: 18 hours

Date:5th to 7th,  12th to 13th & 18th November 2019

Time: 7pm to 10pm

Venue: 21/F, Success Commercial Building, 245-251 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

CPD: 18 points (HKMC/MHJMC/IPDRAA)

BELT and ROAD Summit 2019

Date:11-12 September 2019
Time: 9:15am - 5:15pm; 10:00am - 3:45pm
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
CPD: 11 points (HKMC)
Contact: HKTDC
Tel: 1830 668

Email: beltandroadsummit@hktdc.org

Website: www.beltandroadsummit.hk

Date:2019-07-30
Time: 19:30 - 21:00
Venue:Academic Conference Room, 11th Floor, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
(Hong Kong University Station Exit C1)
Fee: IDRRMI IAPM/HKMC Panel Member:HK$150 ;HKMC Associate Member:HK$200;Non-memebr:HK$350
CPD: HKMC:1.5分;IDRRMI:1.5分;HKMAAL:1.5分 (pending)
Contact person: Ms. Annie Hung
Tel: 3622 2285
Email: events@mediationcentre.org.hk
online enrolment:https://forms.gle/7HKjCSeTJ8t4ueLF8

International Professional Mediator Training Certificate Course (9th Cohort)

  • Duration: 40 Hours
  • Date: 31 May, 1, 2, 7 & 8 June 2019
  • Time: 9am to 5pm (including 1.5 hr lunch break)
  • Venue: 29/F, Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre, No.6 Zhujiang Dong Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou
  • Teaching Medium: Putonghua (Teaching materials mainly in Chinese)

International Dispute Resolution Conference 2019 - New Era of Global Collaboration

  • Duration: 7.5 Hours
  • Date: 17 April 2019 (Wed)
  • Time: 9:00am - 6:30pm (Registration at 8:30am)
  • Venue: N201, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong
  • Medium: English & Putonghua (Simultaneous  English and Putonghua interpretation will be provided)
  • CPD: HKMC: 7.5 points; IDRRMI: 7.5 points; HKMAAL 7.5 points; The Law Society of Hong Kong 7.5 points
  • Online Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/t9FJ47zzpzEewbak1
  • Enquiries:
    Tel: +852 3159 2919 / +852 3159 2902
    Email: idrc2019@mediationcentre.org.hk

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Conversion Course for Certified Workplace Mediator (6th Cohort)

  • Duration: 5 Hours
  • Date: 26 April & 3 February 2019
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Venue: 21/F, Success Commercial Building, 245-251 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
  • Teaching Medium: Cantonese (Teaching materials mainly in Chinese)
  • CPD: HKMC: 5 points; MHJMC: 5 points

International Professional Mediator Training Certificate Course (10th Cohort)

  • Duration: 40 Hours (5 days in total)
  • Date: 16, 17, 18, 23 & 24 February 2019
  • Time: 9am - 5pm (including 1.5 hr lunch break)
  • Venue: Archives Building, No. 1033 Shennan Rd, Shenzhen
  • Teaching Medium: Putonghua (Teaching materials mainly in Chinese)

International Professional Mediation Coach Training

  • Duration: 13 Hours (5 lessons)
  • Date & Time: 23, 25, 28 January 2019 (7:00pm - 9:30pm), 29 January 2019 (7:15 - 9:45pm) & 30 January 2019 (7pm - 10pm)
  • Venue: 21/F, Success Commercial Building, 245 - 251 Hennessy Road, Wanchai
  • Teaching Medium: Cantonese (with English teaching materials)
  • CPD: MHJMC: 13 points; HKMC: 13 points

Conversion Course for International Accredited Professional Mediator of IDRRMI

  • Duration: 15 Hours
  • Date: 8, 11, 15, 18 & 22 January 2019
  • Time: 7pm - 10pm
  • Venue: 21/F, Success Commercial Building, 245-251 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
  • Teaching Medium: Cantonese and Putonghua (Teaching materials mainly in Chinese)
  • CPD: HKMC: 15 points

Professional Mediator (Intellectual Property) Training Certificate Course - Grade 2

  • Duration: 24 Hours
  • Date: 15 - 17 December 2018
  • Time: 9am - 5pm (including 1.5 hr lunch break)
  • Venue: CGICP Office
  • Teaching Medium: Putonghua (Teaching materials mainly in Chinese)

Business of Intellectual Property Asia Forum

  • Duration: 12.5 Hours
  • Date: 6 - 7 December 2018
  • Time: 8:00am - 6:30pm
  • Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • CPD: IDRRMI: 12.5 points; MHJMC: 12.5 points
  • Enquiries: Please contact HKTDC at 1830 668 or bipasia@hktdc.org.

Cross-border Dispute Resolution Seminar Series - Commercial & Family Matters

  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Date: 13 November 2018 (Tuesday)
  • Time: 7pm - 10pm
  • Venue: Theatre 2, 1/F, HKPC Building,Hong Kong Productivity Council,78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Medium: Cantonese
  • CPD: IDRRMI: 3 points; HKMC: 15 points; Law Society: 3 points (pending)

Core Skills for Mediation Advocacy Trainers & Assessors

  • Duration: 7 Hours
  • Date: 25 October 2018
  • Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Venue: 21/F, Success Commercial Building, 245-251 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
  • Teaching Medium: English
  • CPD: HKMC: 7 points; MHJMC: 7 points; IDRRMI: 7 points

Core Dispute Resolution Advocacy Skills for Litigators, Counsels & Transactional Lawyers

  • Duration: 21 Hours
  • Date: 22 - 24 October 2018
  • Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Venue: Shop 2, G/F, Pico Tower, 66 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
  • Teaching Medium: English
  • CPD: HKMC: 21 points; MHJMC: 21 points; IPDRAA: 21 points

Training for International Accredited Professional Mediation Trainer

  • Duration: 120 Hours
  • Date: 8 (Saturday), 15 (Saturday) & 16 (Sunday) September 2018
  • Time: 10am - 5pm (Stage 1)
  • Venue: 9/F, Success Commercial Building, 245 - 251 Hennessy Road, Wanchai
  • Teaching Medium: Cantonese (with English teaching materials)
  • CPD: HKMC: 18 points; MHJMC: 18 points