Asialaw is delighted to be a media partner for IBA’s conference “Mediation: Arbitration: Best friends or best enemies? A view from Asia” taking place on December 1 and 2 in Hong Kong.


Presented by the IBA Arbitration Committee and Mediation Committee and supported by the IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum, the conference brings together private practitioners, in-house counsel, mediators and arbitrators to share insights about the latest trends in alternative dispute resolution.


Topics will include:

  • Drafting/negotiating/enforcing ADR clauses and the role of counsel
  • Mediator v arbitrator: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde?
  • Articulating mediation and arbitration proceedings: mission impossible or a piece of cake?
  • Enforcing a settlement reached through mediation or enforcing an award: a race for efficiency?


Speakers will include:

  • Wesley Wong SC, Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Hong Kong SAR
  • Jianlong Yu, Vice Chairman and Secretary General, CIETAC, Beijing
  • Sarah Grimmer, Secretary General, Hong Kong International Arbitration Center, Hong Kong SAR
  • Yoshimi Ohara, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Tokyo; Co-chair, IBA Asia Pacific Arbitration Group
  • Natalie Morris Sharma, Legal Advisor, Permanent Mission of Singapore to the UN


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