This is an online event hosted by CIArb’s East Asia Branch Young Members Group, as part of its 2nd Annual Conference. The event will take place at 7.00am GMT, 3.00pm SGT (Singapore time). Please check your local time zone.
This webinar will be discussing the trends in arbitration that have arisen due to the increase of Chinese parties in ADR. The discussion seeks to address the following: Are there more mediation cases now? Are there measures currently in place to ensure enforcement in China (ex. HK-Mainland Agreement on Enforcement of Interim Measures)? Are institutions or law firms hiring more Chinese-speaking lawyers? Has there been an increase in demand for Chinese-speaking experts and other professionals? Should young ADR practitioners start learning Mandarin? What is the status of foreign arbitral institutions that have opened offices in China? How about the status of Chinese arbitral institutions that have opened offices abroad?
Cost(s): Attendance to this event is free of charge but pre-registration is a must.
Elizabeth is a partner at Stephenson Harwood, experienced in transnational disputes. She is tri-qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong, England and Wales, and Australia (Victoria and Federal jurisdictions). She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and a Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (FMIArb). Elizabeth is a ranked lawyer in Legal500 Asia Pacific's "Rising Star" category for 2020.
Kevin LEE Barrister | Princes' Chambers (Hong Kong)
Kevin Lee is a barrister from Princes' Chambers, Hong Kong. His practice covers all aspects of commercial litigation and international arbitration. He has particular experience of advising on, and acting in, disputes involving banking and financial services, company law, competition law, public law, shipping and international trade, insurance and reinsurance, securities regulatory, and conflicts of law.
Eugene THONG Tribunal Law Clerk | The Arbitration Chambers
Eugene Thong is a tribunal law clerk at The Arbitration Chambers, where he assists arbitrators in both institutional and ad hoc cases.
Eugene was previously Deputy Counsel at the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, and worked at the Secretariat's Hong Kong office before forming part of the team that launched and established its Singapore office. Across both offices, he managed hundreds of cases and to date remains the only Deputy Counsel to have administered a significant docket of cases from each of the following regions: East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Oceania and the Middle East. Before the ICC, Eugene worked at the Singapore and London offices of a major international law firm.
Eugene is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, and was educated in both the civil and common law traditions. He is trilingual in English, Mandarin and French.
Qing is a senior associate with Pinsent Masons. She is a qualified in China and England and Wales. She has extensive experience working in cross-jurisdictional context, and has advised clients on some high profile disputes arising from infrastructure and energy sectors.
Qing is admitted to Fellowship at Prime Dispute, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, U.K., Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, Kovise Foundation Conflict Resolution International and Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand. She is also listed at Prime Dispute's Panel of Arbitrators.
Qing frequently writes and lectures on construction law, PPP and international arbitration. She prepared PPP case study reports and PPP sample contracts for the PPP Centre of the Ministry of Finance of the PRC.