Party Engagement & Witness Testimony

26 Oct 2021

Hybrid English
14:00 (Hong Kong) | 08:00 (Paris)

Join us for this half-day event to discuss the Frontiers of International Arbitration and the latest development of ICC Dispute Resolution Services in Asia, as part of the Hong Kong Arbitration Week.

*Hong Kong Time Zone

14:00-14:05

Registration

14:05-14:10

Welcome

14:10-14:50

Client mindset: How to Increase Party Engagement in International Arbitration

  • Claudia Salomon, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Alexander G. Fessas, Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Kim Rooney, Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Hong Kong
  • Simon Chapman QC, Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Hong Kong

14:50-16:20

Plenary Panel: How Valuable is Witness Testimony?

Moderated by ICC HK Arbitration Committee Chairman Rory McAlpine

  • Ula Cartwright-Finch, Founder and Managing Director, Cortex Capital
  • Toby Landau QC, Barrister and Arbitrator, Duxton Hill Chambers
  • Hon. Robert C. Tang GBM SBS QC SC JP, Non-Permanent Judge of the Hong Kong Final Court of Appeal
  • Kanice Chan, Executive Director, Litigation and Investigations Asia, Nomura International (Hong Kong)

16:20-17:00

A Deeper Look at ICC Dispute Resolution Services in Asia

  • Xin Zhang, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Hong Kong,
  • Donna Huang, Director, ICC Arbitration & ADR, North Asia, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Susan Munro, Co-chair of ICC BRI Commission, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Hong Kong
  • Robert Pe, Co-chair of ICC BRI Commission, Independent Arbitrator, Arbitration Chambers, Hong Kong
  • Rory McAlpine, ICC HK Arbitration Committee Chair, ICC HK Committee on Arbitration and ADR, Hong Kong
  • Ronald Sum, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Hong Kong; Co-Chair of the Steering Committee, ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition
  • Christopher ToIndependent Arbitrator, Gilt Chambers, Hong Kong; Co-Chair of the Steering Committee, ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition
  • Cameron Sim, ICC YAF Representative. for North Asia Chapter; International Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton, International Counsel, Hong Kong

17:00-17:10

Closing

Ula Cartwright-Finch

Founder and Managing Director, Cortex Capital, London

Kanice Chan

Executive Director for Litigation and Investigations Asia, Nomura International, Hong Kong

Simon Chapman QC

Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Hong Kong

Alexander G. Fessas

Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, Dispute Resolution Services

Donna Huang

Director, ICC Arbitration and ADR, North Asia, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Toby Landau QC

Barrister and Arbitrator, Duxton Hill Chambers, Singapore

Rory McAlpine

ICC HK Arbitration Committee Chair, ICC HK Committee on Arbitration and ADR, Hong Kong

Susan Munro

Co-chair of ICC BRI Commission, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Hong Kong

Robert Pe

Co-chair of ICC BRI Commission, Independent Arbitrator, Arbitration Chambers, Hong Kong

Kim Rooney

Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Hong Kong

Claudia Salomon

President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Ronald Sum

Partner, Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Hong Kong; Co-Chair of the Steering Committee, ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition

Cameron Sim

ICC YAF Representative for North Asia Chapter; International Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton, Hong Kong

Hon. Robert C. Tang GBM SBS QC SC JP

Non-Permanent Judge, the Hong Kong Final Court of Appeal, Hong Kong

Christopher To

Independent Arbitrator, Gilt Chambers, Hong Kong; Co-Chair of the Steering Committee, ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition

Xin Zhang

Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Hong Kong

Date and venue

26 October 2021

Centricity, 2/F, Chater House, Chater Road, Central

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