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

Programme
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
Chair:
Mark Mulholland QC (NI)

Coaches from the Seven’s teams:
Dr. Leigh Jones (HK)
SA - TBC
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
Chair:
Samuel Chacko (SG)

Speakers:
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
Chair:
Roxanne Ismail SC (HK)

Speakers:
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
Chair:
Justice Glenn Martin (AU)

Speakers:
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
Chair:
Neil Mackenzie QC (SL)

Presenters:
TBC
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. 
Chair:
Justice Mary Lim JCA (MY)

Speakers:
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
Chair:
Justice Malcolm Wallis JA (SA)

Speakers:
Lord Neuberger (UK)
William Wong S.C. (HK)
Richard Khaw S.C. (HK)
TBC
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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