21 Jan 2016

Stevenson, Wong & Co. attended Mock Arbitration in Shanghai

On 21 January 2016, our partners Mr. Eric Lui, Ms. Heidi Chui, Mr. Stephen Wong, senior registered foreign lawyer Mr. Oliver Ross, senior associate Ms. Katy Lai, trainee solicitor Mr. Jensen Chang and Business Development Manager (China) Ms. Zita Huang attended a Mock Arbitration co-organised with AllBright Law Offices held at Shanghai International Convention Center.

Ms. Chui (on the left), Mr. Wong (in the middle) and Ms. Lai (on the right) as Counsel for the Respondent

The mock arbitral hearing, which revolved around shareholders’ disputes regarding a land development project in Singapore, was divided into three parts: opening submissions, examinations of witnesses and closing submissions. The hearing was administered using the arbitration rules of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), and counsel from both sides, together with the arbitration tribunal chaired by Mr. Ross, delivered a two-hour session which closely simulated how parties resolve disputes by arbitration administered by the HKIAC rules.

Ms. Judy Wang (on the left), Mr. Jeff Yao (second from left) and Mr. John Liu (second from right), partners of AllBright Law Offices and Counsel for the Claimant, and Ms. Lauren Qin (on the right), associate of AllBright Law Offices and witness for the Respondent

The Mock Arbitration was well received by the audience and in the Q&A session that followed, issues relating to the arbitration process under the HKIAC rules and cross-examination under the common law system were discussed.

Please contact our Mr. Eric Lui for any enquiries or further information about this event.