4th IATC Conferernce
Advocacy in Arbitration: Bridging Borders, Enhancing the Rule of Law

Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 April 2020
The Murray Hotel, Hong Kong

As at 9 December 2019

Sunday 5 April 2020

Time Activity Address
19:00 – 22:00 Welcome Drinks Reception The Arches, Level 1, The Murray Hong Kong

Day 1: Monday 6 April 2020

Time Activity Chair/Speakers
09:00 – 09:30 Registration  
09:30 – 09:40 Welcome and Introduction The Hon. Mr. Justice Russell Coleman (HK)
09:40 – 10:10 Keynote Speech The Hon. Chief Justice Ma (HK)
10:10 - 11:00 Session 1:
Powering Excellence: Insights from the Hong Kong Seven’s
Showcasing the mind set and psychological aspects of performance at high levels from the view point of coaches of elite athletes
Mark Mulholland QC (NI)

Coaches from the Seven’s teams:
Dr. Leigh Jones (HK)
Ireland - TBC
11:00 – 11:30 Tea/Coffee  
11:30 – 13:00 Session 2:
“Cross-Border Arbitration: Handling multi-jurisdictional issues and cultures; pitfalls”
Comparing US style, Chinese style and English styles of arbitration advocacy
Samuel Chacko (SG)

Winnie Tam SC (HK)
Dhinesh Baskaran (MY)
Leigh-Ann Mulcahy QC (UK)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch  
14:00 – 15:30 Session 3:
“Dance with the Tribunal Part I” - Effective Witness Handling in Arbitration
Roxanne Ismail SC (HK)

Jenny Cane SC (SA)
Paul Stanley QC (UK)
Francis Goh (SG)
15:30 – 16:00 Tea/Coffee  
16:00 – 17:00 Session 4:
“Dance with the Tribunal Part II” - Written Advocacy
Justice Glenn Martin (AU)

The Hon. Mr. Justice David Unterhalter (SA)
Kate Davenport QC (NZ)
Daniel Koh (SG)
17:00 - 17:15 Round Up for Day 1 Anna Annandale S.C. (SA)
19:00 GALA DINNER - City Hall Maxim’s Palace
2/F, City Hall Low Block

Speech: Effective Advocacy in Arbitration
Keynote Speaker:
The Hon. Mr. Justice Russell Coleman (HK)

Day 2: Tuesday 7 April 2020

Time Activity Chair/Speakers
09:30 - 10:00 Keynote Speech The Hon. Teresa Cheng GBS SC JP, Secretary for Justice (HK)
10:00 - 11:00 Session 5:
Effective Use of Technology in Dispute Resolution
Neil Mackenzie QC (SL)

11:00 – 11:30 Tea/Coffee  
11:30 – 13:00 Session 6:
Expert Hot-tubbing: Advocacy in Dealing with the Cross Fire

Given the specialised nature of arbitrations, expert evidence is often called. It is also common for a joint conference of experts to take place during the hearings which in itself requires a different brand of advocacy, i.e. dealing with experts on opposing sides at the same time. 
Justice Mary Lim JCA (MY)

Joseph Liow (SG)
Gananathan P. (MY)
Ian Robertson SC (AU)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Session 7:
“Dance with the Tribunal III” – Tips from the Tribunal – What Arbitrators really want
Justice Malcolm Wallis JA (SA)

Lord Neuberger (UK)
William Wong S.C. (HK)
Richard Khaw S.C. (HK)
15:30 – 16:00 Concluding Remarks Brendan Navin Siva
16:00 – 16:30 Tea/Coffee  

The IATC reserves the right to amend any part of the Programme without prior notice.

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