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One-Day Mediation Conference “Mediate Disputes to Enhance Harmony in doing Business between Hong Kong and China cum the 2nd Shanghai-Hong Kong Commercial Mediation Forum”

Date: 27th November 2014 (Thursday)

Time: 9:00 – 17:30

Venue: Owners Box 3/F Member Stand I Happy Valley Racecourse, Hong Kong Jockey Club


Program Rundown

Language: Cantonese/ Mandarin

9:00 – 9:15           Registration

9:15 – 9:45           Opening Remarks

  • Mr. Rimsky YUEN, SC, JP, Secretary for Justice, HKSAR
  • The Hon Mr Justice LAM, V-P, Appeal of the Court of Appeal of the High Court
  • Mr. David CHEN, Vice President of Shanghai Bar Association, Vice director of Management Committee of Shanghai Commercial Mediation Center, Mediator of SCMC
  • Mr. Antony MAN, Chairman, Joint Mediation Helpline Office

09:45 –11:00       Session 1: The Beauty and Beast of Hong Kong Mediation

  • Dispute Resolution - Mediation, Arbitration and Litigation (25 mins)

Ms. Elaine LIU, JP

  • Styles of Mediation (Facilitative and Evaluative model) (25 mins)

  Mr. Richard LEUNG, Mr. Lawrence LEE

  • The Advantages of using Hong Kong Mediation  (25 mins)


11:00 – 11:15      Morning Refreshment Break

11:15 – 12:30      Session 2: Mediation in Legal Framework and Commercial Mediation

  • Lawyers’ perspectives on Mediation  (25 mins)

  Mr. Huen WONG, JP 

  • Mediation Services in Hong Kong and Commercial Mediation (25 mins)

  Mr. Francis LAW

  • The applications and practices of Commercial Mediation in Shanghai (25 mins)

  Ms. Wei ZHANG, Director of Shanghai Commercial Mediation Center, Dean of Kai Sheng Mediator Academy

12:30 – 14:00      Conference Luncheon

14:00 – 14:25      Session 3: The frontiers of Mediation Development in Hong Kong

  • Civil Justice Reform, Mediation Ordinance and Mediator Accreditation  (25 mins)

  Prof. H.F. LEUNG

14:25– 14:55       Session 4: Introduction to Real Estate and Construction Mediation: Dos & Don’ts

  • How does Mediation help to resolve the Real Estate and Construction Mediation & Cases Sharing  (30 mins)

  Prof. Christopher TO

14:55-15:10         Afternoon Refreshment Break

15:10 – 17:00      Session 5: Mediation in Mainland

  • The methods and skills of Steel Trade cases mediation (20 mins)

  Mr. Sean YUAN, Mediator of Shanghai Commercial Mediation Center

  • The intellectual property disputes mediation in Electronic Business  (20 mins)

Mr. Mingjian YOU, Vice Director of the committee of intellectual property of Shanghai Lawyer Association, Director of the committee of intellectual property of SCMC, Mediator of SCMC

  • Introduction of mediation rules of SCMC (20 mins)

  Ms. Haige LI, Vice director of Shanghai Commercial Mediation Center, Mediator of SCMC

  • The professional training mode of Commercial Mediation in Shanghai  (20 mins)

  Prof. Li YANG, Vice Dean of KoGuan Law School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University,

  Academic Dean of Kai Sheng Mediator Academy

  • 中国内地商事调解在华南地区的最新发展 (10 mins)


Question & Answer Session (20 mins)

MC : Ms. Wei ZHANG, Director of Shanghai Commercial Mediation Center,

Dean of Kai Sheng Mediator Academy

17:00 – 17:10      Closing Remarks

  • Ms. Jody SIN, Chairman, Hong Kong Mediation Council
  • Mr. CHAN Bing Woon, SBS, JP, Honorary Advisor, Joint Mediation Helpline Office

Master of Ceremonies: Ms. Cindy FONG, Joint Mediation Helpline Office


Registration Fee: $200

Registration Method:

(1) Please click here to register online OR

(2) complete the registration form and send it via email to seminar@jointmediationhelpline.org.hk or fax to 2899 2984

Payment Method:

(1) By Cheque: Please send a crossed cheque of HK$200 payable to “Joint Mediation Helpline Office” to JMHO by post. Please write your name and telephone number at the back of the cheque.(Address: Room LG102, LG1/F, High Court Building, 38 Queensway, Admiralty)

(2) Bank Transfer: Please transfer HK$200 to HSBC Bank Account (A/C No.:848-525713-838; A/C Name: “Joint Mediation Helpline Office”) and send the copy of the bank deposit receipt to JMHO by email or fax. (email address: seminar@jointmediationhelpline.org.hk; fax no: 2899 2984)

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