Legal Plus Masterclass Series (Live Web Forum): Recent & Future Developments in Arbitration

  • Hong Kong Local Time (GMT+8)
     May 26, 2022
     9:00 am - 12:15 pm

This event will be conducted in English.
3 CPD points approved by the Law Society of Hong Kong. 

Legal Plus Masterclass is a series that brings you the latest information on recent hot topics.  The next Masterclass will be on Recent & Future Developments in Arbitration scheduled on Thursday 26 May 2022, held virtually from 9:00am – 12:15pm (Hong Kong local time – GMT +8). 

This Masterclass will cover the Hong Kong’s Future Relevance as a Seat of Arbitration, update of the Arbitration Law and share Arbitration Practice and its Future.  The 3-hr session will be presented by Mr Julian Cohen, Barrister & Arbitrator, Resolution Chambers.  The course outline is as below.


Hong Kong’s Future Relevance as a Seat of Arbitration

  • Challenges and opportunities in
    • Domestic arbitration market
    • GBA arbitration market
    • International arbitration market

Update on Arbitration Law
Recent authorities and legal developments including

  • The laws governing the arbitration agreement
  • Multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Stays to arbitration
  • Enforcement

Update on Arbitration Practice and the Future

  • Virtual hearings
  • Updated IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitrations (2021)
  • CIARB guidance on Use of Technology in Arbitration
  • HKIAC initiatives
  • Achieving real change on D&I and climate change issues in arbitration

Interactive Discussions

Early Bird rate: HKD 1,399 (on or before 15 April 2022)
Normal rate: HKD 1,650 (from 16 April 2022)

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Julian Cohen
Barrister & Arbitrator, Resolution Chambers

Julian Cohen has over 30 years’ specialist experience of commercial arbitrations, construction and engineering disputes, and international arbitrations. Sums in dispute in his cases vary from small to in excess of USD 2 billion.    He has long standing commitments to Asia-Pacific region (since 1998) and to the Middle East & Africa (since 2009) as an advocate and as an arbitrator. He founded Resolution Chambers in 2021. As well as being  recognised as a top arbitration practitioner, Julian is also recognised as being one of Hong Kong’s leading construction barristers.

In addition to his arbitration practice in Hong Kong, he has been involved with disputes and arbitrations in Macau SAR, PRC Mainland, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Fiji, Guam, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Yemen, Egypt, Mali, Benin, Sierra Leone, Albania, Czech Republic, France, Belgium, Germany,  Brazil, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

He is also involved in arbitration law reform and the training of arbitrators in Hong Kong and internationally (including in Papua New Guinea, Afghanistan, Maldives and Sri Lanka).