Programme

08:30 - 09:00
Registration

09:00 - 09:30
Keynote Speech
Review of the Civil Justice Reforms and the future landscape of dispute resolution

The Honourable Chief Justice Geoffrey MA Tao-li, GBM
09:30 - 11:00
Session 1: International Commercial Mediation: a model for Asia
  • Ms. Jody Sin - Vice-Chairperson, Hong Kong Mediation Council
  • Mr. Geoff Sharp – Commercial Mediator
  • Mr. Tat Lim – Managing Partner, Aequitas Law LLP
  • Mr. Michel Kallipetis QC – Mediator and Former Head of Littleton Chambers UK
  • Mr. Phillip Howell-Richardson – Commercial Mediator
  • Mr. Lee Jacobson – President, Jacobson Dispute Resolution, APC
11:00 - 11:10
Coffee break

11:10 - 12:30
Session 2: "The UN Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation: pathway and obstacles to implementation"
  • Ms. Ada Chen - Senior Assistant Law Officer (Civil Law) (Mediation), Department of Justice of the HKSAR Government
  • Mr. Tat Lim – Managing Partner, Aequitas Law LLP
  • Mr. Michel Kallipetis QC – Mediator and Former Head of Littleton Chambers UK
  • Mr. Geoff Sharp – Commercial Mediator
  • Dr. Christopher To – Gilt Chambers and Former Chairman of Hong Kong Mediation Council
12:30 - 13:45
Keynote Luncheon
13:45 - 15:15
Session 3: The interface between mediation, arbitration and litigation in resolving international commercial disputes
  • Mr. Gary Gao - Equity Partner, Zhong Lun Law Firm
  • Ms. Sarah Grimmer – Secretary-General, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
  • Mr. Nicholas Pryor - Commercial Mediator
  • A representative nominated by JAMS
15:15 - 16:45
Session 4: Open Forum for delegates and leading international mediators
  • Mr. Phillip Howell-Richardson – Commercial Mediator
  • Mr. Michel Kallipetis QC – Mediator and Former Head of Littleton Chambers UK
  • Mr. Joel Lee - Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, the National University of Singapore
  • Mr. Geoff Sharp – Commercial Mediator
  • Ms. Winnie Tam SC JP, Senior Counsel, Des Voeux Chambers
16:45 - 17:00
Closing remarks

  • Representative from International Academy of Mediators
  • Mr. Ling Chun Wai – Chairman, Hong Kong Mediation Council

Programmes are subject to changes






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