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

Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 April 2024
The Murray Hotel, Hong Kong

Sunday 7 April 2024

Sunday 7 April 2024

Time Activity Address
18:00 – 21:00 Welcome Drinks Reception Cotton Tree Terrace, UG Level, The Murray Hong Kong

Day 1: Monday 8 April 2024

Time Activity Chair/Speakers
09:00 – 09:30 Registration  
09:30 – 09:40 Welcome and Introduction
The Hon. Mr. Justice Russell Coleman (HKG)

Brendan Navin Siva (IATC / MYS)
09:40 – 10:10 Keynote Speech
The Hon. Chief Justice Andrew Cheung, GBM (HKG)
10:10 - 11:00 Session 1:
Powering Excellence: Insights from the High Performance Individuals 

Showcasing the mind set and psychological aspects of performance at high levels from the viewpoint of a coach of elite athletes and an actor
Darren Lehane, SC (IRL)

Dr. Jevon Groves (HKG)
Nick Atkinson (HKG)
11:00 – 11:30 Tea/Coffee  
11:30 – 13:00 Session 2:
“Cross-Border Arbitration: Handling multi-jurisdictional issues and cultures; pitfalls”

Comparing US, Chinese and English styles of arbitration advocacy
Samuel Chacko (SGP)

Leigh-Ann Mulcahy, KC (E&W)
Dr. William Wong, SC, JP (HKG)
Dhinesh Baskaran (MYS)
Lei Shi (PRC)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch  
14:00 – 15:30 Session 3:
“Dance with the Tribunal Part I” - Effective Witness Handling in Arbitration
Jose-Antonio Maurellet, SC (HKG)

Richard Samuel (E&W)
Huen Wong, BBS, SBS, JP (HKG)
Joseph Liow (SGP)
Jenny Cane, SC (ZAR)
15:30 – 16:00 Tea/Coffee  
16:00 – 17:00 Session 4:
“Dance with the Tribunal Part II” - Written Advocacy
Neil Mackenzie, KC (SCT)

The Hon. Mr. Justice Russell Coleman (HKG) 
Andrew Chiew (MYS)
The Hon. Mr. Justice David Unterhalter (ZAR)

17:00 - 17:15 Round Up for Day 1
Anna Annandale, SC (IATC, ZAR)
19:00 GALA DINNER - City Hall Maxim’s Palace
2/F, City Hall Low Block

Speech: Effective Advocacy in Arbitration
Keynote Speaker:
The Hon. Geoffrey Ma, GBM (HKG)

Day 2: Tuesday 9 April 2024

Time Activity Chair/Speakers
09:30 - 10:00 Keynote Speech
The Hon. Paul Lam, SBS, SC, JP, Secretary for Justice (HKG)
10:00 - 11:15 Session 5:
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. 
The Hon. Justice Dato' Mary Lim, FCJ (MYS)

Ian Robertson, SC (AUS)
Gananathan P. (MYS)
Francis Goh (SGP)
11:15 – 11:45 Tea/Coffee  
11:45 – 13:15 Session 6:
“Dance with the Tribunal III” – Tips from the Tribunal – What Arbitrators really want
The Hon. Geoffrey Ma, GBM (HKG)

Anthony Neoh, QC, SC, JP (HKG)
Winnie Tam, SBS, SC, JP (HKG)
The Hon. Paul Heath, KC (NZL)
13:15 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:30 Session 7:
A Tale of 3 Cities - Arbitration Opportunities in the PRC
Jonathan Chang, SC (HKG)

Huawei Sun, Zhong Lun Law Firm, Beijing
Edward Liu, Zhenghan Law Firm, Shanghai
Dr. Liu XiaoChun, President, Shenzhen Court for International Arbitration
15:30 – 16:00 Concluding Remarks Brendan Navin Siva (IATC / MYS)
Victor Dawes, SC (HKG)
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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