About the Webinar
With the 14th 5 years plan firmly in place, two of the initiatives for Hong Kong is to “….support Hong Kong to develop into a centre for international legal and dispute resolution services for the Asia-Pacific region….” and “….enhance the integration of Hong Kong and Macau into the overall development of the country, foster complementary and co-ordinated development with the Mainland….”. Arbitration in Hong Kong is very much developed and has for decades been the top 3 preferred seat globally. In addition, Hong Kong traditionally been a “stepping board” for foreign investors into the Mainland and for Mainland investors into foreign jurisdictions. With so much business activities, there will inevitably be disputes by way of arbitration proceedings. Hence mutual arrangements on arbitration between Hong Kong and the Mainland play an important role in enhancing Hong Kong as an international legal and dispute resolution services centre. The purpose of the 90 minutes seminar is to give not only an overview on the developments of these mutual arrangements but also to review some of the recent case authorities in the Mainland and Hong Kong on these arrangements from a practical perspective.
About the Speaker
Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution (Asia)
Addleshaw Goddard (Hong Kong) LLP
Ronald Sum is a Partner in the Hong Kong office and Head of Dispute Resolution in Asia of Addleshaw Goddard (Hong Kong) LLP. He concentrates his practice in all areas of dispute resolution, specializing in China related matters, cross border disputes, complex commercial disputes, regulatory bodies investigations, transportation (maritime, aviation, road and rail), international trade, insurance and reinsurance including export credit insurance, product liability and product recall, including arbitration, litigation, mediation and investigations.
Ronald is qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong, England and Wales and Australia. He is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators and the fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is the immediate past chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce: Arbitration and ADR Sub-Committee. He is also the council and appointments committee member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. He is on the panel of arbitrators of various institutions and has acted both as counsel and arbitrator in administered arbitration proceedings including the ICC, HKIAC, LMAA, CIETAC, SCIA, SIAC, THAC, GAFTA/FOSFA etc. Ronald has conducted arbitration in Hong Kong, China, London, United States, Australia and Singapore. Ronald is also an accredited mediator of HKMAAL, CIETAC and the Law Society of Hong Kong. Ronald has recently been appointed as an Investor State Mediator under the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA). Ronald is a council member of the Hong Kong Mediation Council. He also sits on the Hong Kong Government Advisory Committee on the Promotion of Arbitration and the Hong Kong Steering Committee on Mediation. Ronald is also a director of the eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre.
Ronald has recently been awarded as one of China’s Elite 100 lawyers (Foreign firm) by China Business Law Journal – a member of the A List of China’s legal profession.