Mr. Nick Chan, MH, JP, Director of AALCO-HKRAC and distinguished guest speaker Dr. Christopher To, a barrister, accredited mediator, chartered arbitrator, chartered engineer, and chartered information technology professional.   He is an authority on alternative dispute resolution techniques and has represented clients in arbitrations, conducted adjudications, mediations, commission on inquiry and court litigation. He frequently acts as a neutral in Hong Kong and overseas and is a sought-after speaker/moderator at international forums. 

At this Fireside Chat, we covered the following topics:

⭐️ ️ Compliance with escalation clauses – courts or arbitral tribunal?

⭐️ Challenge to arbitration awards?

⭐️ Uniqueness of ESG related arbitration disputes?

⭐️ Outcome Related Fee Structures for Arbitration.

⭐️ Uniqueness of cryptocurrency related disputes and arbitration.

⭐️ Uniqueness of insolvency related disputes and arbitration.

⭐️ Effectiveness of mediation in resolving commercial disputes?

⭐️ The impact of sanctions on arbitration and ADR.

⭐️ Confidentiality of arbitration proceedings – recent developments.

⭐️ Challenges to arbitrators.

⭐️ Use of ODR and other technology in resolving disputes.

⭐️ Will adjudication replace arbitration as an effective means of resolving disputes?


The event was supported by The City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Bar Association, The Law Society of Hong Kong, The Federation of Hong Kong Industries, and Young Executive Council-Federation of Hong Kong Industries and attended by their members, lawmakers, government officials, business community leaders and leading professions at historical monument the Former French Mission Building which previously housed Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal.


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