Due to expensive legal and contingency fees arrangements in legal proceedings in Hong Kong, parties lacking financial resources can now consider third party funding in arbitration and mediation which is permitted since 1 February 2019. However, a lot of clients and legal practitioners appear unfamiliar with the funding process.
In relation to this, the webinar aims to provide a comprehensive view of the funding process and practical tips as to the funding process in order to bring Hong Kong in line with England, Singapore and other jurisdictions. It also explores the prospects of its development in Hong Kong as well as other regions.
Speaker will cover: ➢ Application ➢ Funding Agreements ➢ Capital Adequacy Requirements ➢ Conflict ➢ Confidentiality & Privilege ➢
Disclosure ➢ Consequences of Non-Compliance with the Code ➢ Conclusion and Outlook
Marcel Wegmüller co-founded Nivalion in 2016. He is the firm’s Co-CEO, responsible for Nivalion’s funding activities in the Asia-Pacific region, Investor Relations & Programs, Finance & Operations and Communications. He is recognised by Who’s Who Legal as a Thought Leader in Third Party Funding and by Lawdragon as an outstanding litigation funder. Marcel has over 10 years’ experience in international disputes funding and established and led the first Swiss litigation funder. Previously, he held various senior positions at Credit Suisse Group. He holds a masters in law degree from the University of Zurich, is admitted to the Swiss bar and has completed executive programs at INSEAD and London Business School (LBS). Marcel speaks German and English.
Dr. Alice Meissner
Alice is a dual admitted attorney (Austria and Germany) and an Independent Senior Consultant for Asia & Pacific to Nivalion. Alice has a well-established track record with cross-border disputes, international commercial arbitration proceedings involving Chinese parties including enforcement of arbitration awards in China. Alice graduated at the University of Hamburg and obtained her ph.D in law from the University of Vienna. She is a frequent speaker on China-related topics. Alice speaks English, German and Cantonese (Chinese).
Dr. Christopher To
Christopher is a chartered arbitrator, certified adjudicator and accredited mediator, chartered engineer, chartered information technology professional, barrister-at-law and a law professor (adjunct) who is on the panels of various leading global alternative dispute resolution bodies. He has arbitrated, adjudicated and mediated a variety of cases and is representing clients in cases within the dispute resolution field.
Christopher is currently a barrister at law and the Programme Director of the LLM in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution at the City University of Hong Kong and was the Secretary-General of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (1998 to 2008).