Stevenson, Wong & Co. (“SW”) partner Ms. Sherlynn Chan attended the International Dispute Resolution Conference 2019 – New Era of Global Collaboration on 17 April 2019 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The conference was organized by United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”), Hong Kong Mediation Centre (“HKMC”), International Dispute Resolution & Risk Management Institute (“IDRRMI”) and Department of Justice (“DoJ”).
Distinguished guests including The Hon Mrs. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), H.E. Mr. Xie Feng, Commissioner, Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the HKSAR, Mr. Ye Jun, Deputy Director General of Department of Treaty and Law, Ministry of Commerce of the PRC (“MOFCOM”) and The Hon Mr. Justice Jeremy Poon, Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal of the High Court, Judiciary of the HKSAR attended the conference and delivered the opening remarks. The conference attracted more than 900 attendees from experts, practitioners, officials, scholars, entrepreneurs and those interested in dispute resolution.
Mr. Rimsky Yuen, Former Secretary for Justice, Advisory Board Member of IDRRMI and Senior Counsel of Temple Chambers delivered the keynote speech on the topic of “Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation: Gaps and Bridges”. There were also four sessions: “Trend of Using International Dispute Resolution to Address Trading and Investment Disputes”, “Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation”, “State-to-State Dispute Resolution and Investor-State Dispute Resolution” and “Mediation – a Smart Way to Resolve International Intellectual Property Disputes”. The 1-day Conference aims to foster discussion on emerging trends in dispute resolution and the impact of the “Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation” as newly approved by United Nations on international business environment. The conference ended with the closing remarks delivered by Ms. Christina Cheung, Law Officer (Civil Law) of DoJ.
Please contact Ms. Sherlynn Chan for any enquiries or further information about this event.