LexisNexis Barristers Club CPD Course: The Post-COVID-19 Take on the Future of Dispute Resolution

Course Description

The embracing of technology in the practice of international arbitration has become increasingly popular and common amidst COVID-19. Despite the pandemic has presented challenges for the international arbitration community, the use of remote or virtual hearings has allowed courts and arbitrators to adapt to the new circumstances for their practices. In this CPD course, we have invited two distinguished speakers, Ms. Winnie Tam, SBS, SC, JP & Mr. Rimsky Yuen, GBM, SC, JP to share the key pragmatic steps for conducting remote or virtual hearings under the new normal and how it may reshape the practice in the future.

Course Agenda

  1. How has COVID-19 affected the conduct of international arbitrations?
  2. How has arbitral institutions sound the world stepped up to the challenge?
  3. When is a virtual hearing appropriate?
  4. What are the parties' considerations?
  5. Does a virtual hearing offend the right to a fair hearing where one party is unwilling?
  6. What are the necessary terms of a protocol for virtual hearing?
  7. At what stage of proceedings should the parties contemplate a virtual hearing, and if so its terms?
  8. What should parties pay attention to in preparation for a virtual hearing?
  9. What should the tribunal pay attention to in preparation for a virtual hearing?
  10. What challenges are faced by the Tribunal when conducting a virtual hearing?
  11. Experience in different types of arbitration undergoing virtual hearings.
  12. Q&A

Course Schedule

Date: 23 July 2021 (Friday) | Time: 3:30pm - 4:45pm | Fee: Free

Format: Hybrid (Virtual by Zoom or On-site at LexisNexis Hong Kong, 11/F Oxford House, Taikoo Place, 979
King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong)

Accreditation(s): 1 CPD Point (Law Society CPD points being applied for)

Level: Intermediate | Language: English

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  • Each attendee is required to attend the full course with the webcam and microphone turned on for the Law Society of Hong Kong to monitor attendance. Dial in only without webcam is not accepted.
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  • Each attendee is required to participate for the workshop session and is able to demonstrate a satisfactory degree of comprehension of the course.
  • In the event of any dispute regarding compliance of the online attendance, the decision of LexisNexis shall be final.

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  • In the event of any dispute, the decision of LexisNexis shall be final.
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