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Mediation Conference 2020 “Mediate First – More Than You Can Imagine” (2020)

Legal Week 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic may have disrupted lives of many around the world. Yet, amidst the difficult times, we rise to the challenges and aspire to carry on business as usual. The Hong Kong Legal Week 2020, with a range of dedicated events for professionals and practitioners, will be held virtually from 2 to 6 November 2020.
Cherishing the importance of the rule of law as a core value of Hong Kong, the opening of the Hong Kong Legal Week 2020 will feature the official launch of “Vision 2030 for Rule of Law", a ten-year visionary initiative, which is a commitment by the Department of Justice to building and maintaining a fair and rule-based society underpinned by the rule of law through collaboration with stakeholders towards sustainable development for all. 
Mediation Conference 2020 “Mediate First – More Than You Can Imagine”
Date: 6 November 2020 (Friday)
Time: 09:30 – 11:30 HKT (Morning session) / 15:00 – 18:00 HKT (Afternoon session)
CPD: 5 CPD points (2 for am session / 3 for pm session)
  • Morning Session
Ms Anna Joubin-Bret
Secretary, United Nations Commission on International Trade Law
Professor Ting Kwok Iu, MH
Consultant, Kwok, Ng & Chan
Judge Deng Yu
Director of the Judicial Reform Office, Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China
Madam Guo Min
Team leader for Diversified Dispute Resolution of the Case Filing Tribunal and Senior Judge Assistant, Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China
Ms Winnie Tam, SC, SBS, JP
Barrister, international arbitrator and mediator, Des Voeux Chambers
Professor Nadja Alexander
Professor of Law (Practice), Singapore Management University (SMU); Director, Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy (SIDRA) of SMU
Mr Bill Marsh
International Mediator, Independent Mediators, UK
Dr James Ding
Commissioner, Inclusive Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Office, Department of Justice, Hong Kong SAR Government


  • Afternoon Session
Mr Adrian Lai
Deputy Secretary General, Asian Academy of International Law
Mr Daniel Lam, SBS, JP
Chief Executive Officer, eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre
Mr James South
Managing Director, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution; Mediator
Mr Rhys West
Chief Executive, FairWay Resolution
Mr Zbynek Loebl
Of Counsel, PRK Partners
Mr C K Kwong, JP
Senior Partner, Sit, Fung, Kwong & Shum
Mr Simon Chapman, QC
Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
Ms Elaine Liu, JP
Barrister, Sir Oswald Cheung’s Chambers
Ms Manon Schonewille
Business mediator, Legal Rebel in Rotterdam The Netherlands; Founder, Toolkit Company Academy Mediation & Negotiation
Professor Leung Hing Fung
Vice- Chairman, Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited
Ms Christina Cheung, JP
Law Officer (Civil Law), Department of Justice, Hong Kong SAR Government
For those who are interested, please visit https://www.legalweek.hk  for more detail and registration.

(6 November 2020)

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