SMU Asian Arbitration Lecture 2022

Please join us at the Herbert Smith Freehills-SMU Asian Arbitration Lecture on Wednesday, 23 November 2022, 5:00 PM. This year’s lecture will be presented by Prof. Dr. Diane Desierto on the subject of “Human Rights, Environmental and Climate Change Law in the Substance and Procedure of International Arbitration“. Inter-State, investor-state and commercial arbitration in recent years has … Read more

Hong Kong Mediation Lecture 2022

We are pleased to announce that the annual Hong Kong Mediation Lecture will take place in hybrid format on Wednesday 9th November during Hong Kong Legal Week 2022. Co-organised with the Hong Kong Department of Justice, keynote speaker, The Honourable Mr Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon, Permanent Judge of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal … Read more


AIIB and HKIAC are presenting a joint seminar on the AIIB’s status, policies and projects on 21 February. The seminar, which is supported by Hong Kong’s Department of Justice and the ICC, features: an interview with AIIB’s General Counsel, Gerard Sanders a presentation from AIIB’s head of corporate Law, Peter Quayle, on the international legal … Read more

Dispute Resolution in Asia-Pacific: Parties seek efficient processes and enforceable outcomes

Following our report on the Global Pound Conference series, which brought together over 4000 stakeholders at 28 conferences worldwide, our analysis of the Asia Pacific results reveals different demands in Asia and Oceania. Six Asia Pacific cities hosted conferences to assess how dispute resolution can be improved: Singapore; Hong Kong; Chandigarh, India; Bangkok, Thailand; Sydney, … Read more

Paula Hodges QC to co-chair 8th Annual GAR Live London conference, 10 May 2018

The 8th Annual GAR Live London conference takes place on 10th May. Attracting in-house counsel, arbitrators, arbitration counsel and other arbitration stakeholders from around the world, this year’s GAR Live London agenda will focus on a number of practical discussion points, such as how parties, counsel and arbitrators can deal with corruption or fraud during … Read more