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Dispute Resolution Issues in Belt and Road Commercial Transactions and The Role of Hong Kong

What are the practical considerations of companies when drafting litigation / arbitration clauses in Belt and Road Commercial Contracts?

The current status of Hong Kong as a dispute resolution center in Belt and Road Commercial Transactions, and how to enhance its attractiveness?


Date: 24 Jan 2019 (Thu)
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Venue: Rm 1109, Shirley Chan Building, PolyU

* The Forum will be conducted in Chinese


Ms Bobo Lai
Tel: (852) 3400 3412

Haitian LU

Prof. Haitian Lu
Professor in Law
Associate Dean, Faculty of Business
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Mr Liu Chun Hua
Director-General, Department of Law,
Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR

Ms Sylvia Siu Wing-yee, JP
President, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators
Founder & Past President, Hong Kong Mediation Centre
ADR Chairlady and Past President of Hong Kong Federation of Women Lawyers
Vice-Chairlady of Nansha International Arbitration Centre
Vice-President of Guangdong, Hong Kong & Macao Arbitration & Mediation Alliance

Solicitor admitted in HK, UK, Singapore & Australia, Ms Siu is an Arbitrator of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”), the Law Society of Hong Kong (“LS”), WTC Macau Arbitration Centre, CIETAC, Wuhan International Arbitration Court, Shanghai International Arbitration Centre, Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration & Guangzhou, Qingdao, Wenzhou, Weizhou, Weihai Arbitration Commission.

Mr Ronald Sum, FCIArb, FHKIArb, Accredited Mediator
Chairperson, Committee on Arbitration & ADR Sub-Committee,
International Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong (ICC-HK)

Partner, Locke Lord (Hong Kong office), head of arbitration and ADR, Asia

Mr Sum is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). He is on the panel of arbitrators of various institutions and has acted both as counsel and arbitrator in administered arbitration proceedings including the ICC, HKIAC, CIETAC, SCIA, SIAC, LMAA, GAFTA/FOSFA etc. Ronald has conducted arbitrations in Hong Kong, China, London, United States, Australia and Singapore. Ronald is also an accredited mediator of HKMAAL, CIETAC and the Law Society of Hong Kong. Ronald has recently be appointed as an Investor State Mediator under the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA). Ronald is on the Hong Kong Government Advisory Committee on the Promotion of Arbitration and the Hong Kong Steering Committee on Mediation.

Dr Chen Lei
Associate Dean, Faculty of Law,
Director of Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law (RCCL)
City University of Hong Kong

Dr Chen is the fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitration, and is based in the Beijing Arbitration Commission, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, the International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration, the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, the Shenzhen International Arbitration Court, the Shanghai Guozhong, the Guangzhou Arbitration Commission, the Korean Commercial Arbitration Commission, Thailand. The International Arbitration Center, Kuala Lumpur Asia International Arbitration Center, Qingdao, Yantai, Weihai, Foshan, Zhuhai Arbitration Commission and other arbitration institutions.

Dr Gu Weixia
Associate Professor of Law,
Co-Director, Master of Common Law Programme
Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong

Dr Gu’s research interests are in arbitration and commercial dispute resolution, she is an Articles Editor of the Hong Kong Law Journal. She was the youngest recipient in Hong Kong of the Fulbright Award from the United States Department of State and had been selected as an Honorary Young Fellow of the New York University.

Ms Tongying
General Counsel,
China Merchants Financial Group

Ms Tong is a fellow of CIETIC, specialized in Financial, Real Estate and Investment.

Mr Wang Qianyi
Group General Counsel- China,
Hutchison Property Group Limited

Mr Wang is an arbitrator of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission and the Shenzhen International Court of Arbitration.

Ms Heidi Chui
Partner, Head of litigation and dispute resolution department, Stevenson Wong & Co
Belt and Road Committee, the Law Society of Hong Kong

Ms Chui is an arbitrator on the panel of The Law Society of Hong Kong, one of the few solicitors who got accreditation and listed on the panel. She is also an accredited mediator of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, The Law Society of Hong Kong and a Panel Mediator for Buildings Management Cases of the Lands Tribunal, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (U.K.) and a Civil Celebrant of Marriages. She is also a China Appointed Attesting Officer as appointed by the Ministry of Justice PRC. She has been appointed as Expert of professional Committee on Real Estate Arbitration of China Academy of Arbitration Law. Ms Chui has also been appointed as a Panel of Arbitrator of the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration ("SCIA").

Mr Lance Jiang
Registered Foreign Lawyer (New York),
Addleshaw Goddard (Hong Kong) LLP

Mr Jiang was the co-head of Legal in Great Wall AMC International Holdings Co., Managing Director and Senior Counsel in Elion Resources Group and the Bank of New York Mellon. Mr Jiang is also a Certified Banking and Securities Practitioner in China and a Certified Talent of WTO Matters.

Mr Joe Liu
Deputy Secretary-General of HKIAC

Mr Liu oversees dispute resolution proceedings under HKIAC’s auspices, develops HKIAC’s rules and procedures, and promotes HKIAC’s dispute resolution services worldwide. He has acted as secretary to multiple tribunals in HKIAC-administered matters. Mr Liu was a member of the HKIAC Rules Revision Committees which oversaw the drafting of both the 2013 and 2018 HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules. He was also one of the key contributors to Moser & Bao, A Guide to the HKIAC Arbitration Rules – a detailed commentary to the 2013 Rules published by Oxford University Press.

Before joining HKIAC, Mr Liu worked as a Registered Foreign Lawyer at Allen & Overy in Hong Kong and worked at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. He is admitted to practice law in New York and a fluent speaker of English, Mandarin and Cantonese. He holds an LLB from Wuhan University and LLMs from the London School of Economics and Political Science and New York University.