On behalf of the CIArb (East Asia Branch), we would like to invite you to join us at our inaugural conference in Hong Kong!
CIArb (East Asia Branch) Young Members Group Conference 2019: Challenges and Opportunities for Young Arbitrators (“YMG Conference”) is the first conference of CIArb (East Asia Branch) Young Members Group, specifically aimed for young alternative dispute resolution practitioners. We hope that you will be able to join us for this excellent opportunity to both network with your fellow colleagues and to get an international perspective of the current discussions of international arbitral practice.
08.30 Registration 09.00 Opening Speeches 09.25 Keynote Address - Teresa Cheng, GBS, SC, JP, Secretary for Justice (Hong Kong), Department of Justice 10.00 Panel 1 11.15 Panel 2 Lunch 13.45 Panel 3 14.45 Panel 4 15.50 Panel 5 17.15 Closing Speech 18.00 - 20.00 - Reception at Liberty Exchange
Ms. Teresa Cheng, SC, was appointed Secretary for Justice (Hong Kong) on 6 January 2018. She was a Senior Counsel in private practice before joining the Government. She is also a chartered engineer and chartered arbitrator. She was frequently engaged as an arbitrator or a counsel in complex international commercial or investment disputes.
Ms. Cheng was one of the founders and Chairman of the Asian Academy of International Law. She is the Past Vice President of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration, Past Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and Past Chairperson of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. In 2008, she became the first Asian woman elected through a global election as President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She served as Deputy Judge / Recorder in the Court of First Instance of the High Court of Hong Kong from 2011 to 2017. She is a member of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes Panel of Arbitrators, and was a member of the World Bank's Sanctions Board.
Ms. Cheng is a Fellow of King's College London, and was the Course Director of the International Arbitration and Dispute Settlement Course at the Law School of Tsinghua University in Beijing.