ICC YAAF: Challenges and Opportunities for Chinese Parties in Construction Arbitration – A Case Study

06 Jun 2024

Hong Kong English (no simultaneous translation)
Start: 18:30 (HKT) - End: 20:00 (HKT)

We will present and analyse a real life case study on the practical issues arising from an arbitration concerning a construction project in Central America involving Chinese investors. Our panel will share their insights and vast experience with unique perspectives from arbitrators, counsel (both international counsel and local counsel) and the ICC case management office in Hong Kong.

Join us for a thorough and fun analysis of the practical issues arising from a construction dispute involving Chinese parties.

Topics to be discussed include: (1) parties perceptions of the arbitration process; (2) managing and understanding the disclosure / discovery process; (3) obtaining security in respect of the claim and costs; (4) assessing when arbitrator challenges are appropriate; (5) dealing with hearings and cross-examination; and (6) ultimately ways in which the ICC Rules of Arbitration, the Secretariat and robust ICC arbitration procedures can help.


(Hong Kong Time Zone)

18:30 - 18:35

Welcome remarks

  • Adela Mao, ICC YAAF Representative South Asia, Barrister-at-law, Hong Kong

18:35 - 19:45

Challenges and Opportunities for Chinese Parties in Construction Arbitration – A Case Study 

  • Paul Starr, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Hong Kong
  • Alexis Mourre, Arbitrator, MCL Arbitration, Paris
  • Yves Hu Yupeng, Junhe Law Firm, Beijing
  • Winnie Wat, Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration

19:45 - 20:00

Q&A Session

Yves Hu Yupeng

Partner, Junhe Law Firm, Beijing

Alexis Mourre

Arbitrator, MCL Arbitration, Paris

Paul Starr

Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Hong Kong

Winnie Wat

Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Venue King & Wood Mallesons, 13/F Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong
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