Events
 

Thursday Jun 13, 2013

 
Alternative Dispute Resolution

Start Date:2013-06-13
End Date:2013-06-13

Short Descirption:

What entrepreneurs need to know about Mediation and Arbitration as alternatives to costly & time-consuming judicial proceedings

Presented by Mr. Chan Bing Woon SBS JP, and Mr. Dennis Cai, Assistant Secretary-General, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre


Long Description:

 



TEN

Alternative Dispute Resolution
What entrepreneurs need to know about Mediation and Arbitration as alternatives to costly & time-consuming judicial proceedings

Presented by Mr. Chan Bing Woon SBS JP, and
Mr. Dennis Cai, Assistant Secretary-General, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre


 

Event Details  


Time: 

Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm (at Bisous)

Topic: 

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Presented by Mr. Chan Bing Woon, SBS JP, and Mr. Dennis Cai, Assistant Secretary-General, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

TEN’s June 13 event is a special presentation for TEN by two distinguished guest speakers, focusing on what entrepreneurs need to know about Mediation and Arbitration.

1. Mediation to Resolve Disputes
Presented by: Mr. Chan Bing Woon, SBS JP. Chairperson of the Joint Mediation Helpline Office (JMHO), Hong Kong

and

2. Arbitration to Resolve Disputes
Presented by: Mr. Dennis Cai. Assistant Secretary-General, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre


Every entrepreneur or business owner will sooner or later face a serious dispute situation in his or her business. By being informed and properly prepared, an entrepreneur can make smart decisions and avoid many of the serious and expensive consequences of allowing a dispute to spin out of control.  Mediation and Arbitration are two common ways of resolving disputes between two or more parties without judicial proceedings.

It is no secret that the traditional way of filing a lawsuit and then proceeding through the judicial system can be enormously expensive and take years until settlement.  In addition, even the eventual “winner” of a lawsuit may suffer emotionally, financially and in other ways over a long period of time.

Mediation and Arbitration are two alternate dispute resolution processes that are typically much faster and less costly for both sides, but are generally not widely understood by entrepreneurs.  The Hong Kong government is wisely promoting alternatives to court filings for SME’s, partly as a way to “unclog” an overburdened court system.

In this 2-part presentation, each of our guest speakers will give a presentation of his specialty.  Our speakers will explain the processes, how and when they may be efficiently used, provide examples, and suggest contract clauses. For example, by inserting a simple clause in supplier, customer or distributor agreements stipulating Arbitration in case of a dispute (thereby avoiding litigation) the wise entrepreneur can avoid possible major “headaches”, business interruptions, and high costs.

A combined Q&A session will follow immediately after the second speaker’s presentation.

 

Venue:

Bisous
9/F., LKF Tower
33 Wyndham Street
Central District, Hong Kong
Tel: 2501-0002
Website


Bisous' Happy Hour "2 for 1" drinks policy will be in effect from 6:30 to 9:00

 


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NOTE:

This event is free for MEMBERS and $100 for non-members.

Please register HERE

 

   

About our speakers:


Mr. Chan Bing Woon SBS JP
Chairperson of the Joint Mediation Helpline Office (JMHO), Hong Kong

Mr. Chan Bing Woon has over 38 years of experience in the legal profession and has been admitted as a Solicitor in Hong Kong (HK) and UK and an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He is also a Notary Public, China Appointed Attesting Officer and Civil Celebrant of Marriages. He is currently a consultant of Yung Yu Yuen & Co., Solicitors and Notaries HK.  Mr. Chan sits on a number of Government boards and committees and currently he is a member of the Hospital Authority and Chairman of the Appeal Board Panel, under the Urban Renewal Authority Ordinance.

He is also a member of the Chief Justice’s Working Party on Mediation since 2007 and was re-appointed from 1st January 2013 to 31st December 2015; Chief Justice’s Civil Justice Reform Monitoring Committee and Secretary for Justice’s Working Group on Mediation and a member of the Secretary for Justice’s Task Force on Mediation.  He is currently also a member of the Secretary for Justice’s Steering Committee on Mediation and chairs its Public Education and Publicity Sub-Committee.

Mr. Chan is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, an accredited Mediator of the HK International Arbitration Centre and an Accredited Mediator of the HK Law Society and the Hong Kong Mediation Centre. Mr. Chan is the Immediate Past Chairman of the HK Mediation Council and currently Chairman of Joint Mediation Helpline Office Ltd.  Mr. Chan was also a Council Member of the HK International Arbitration Centre.


Mr. Dennis Cai
Assistant Secretary-General, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

Dennis Cai joined the Hong Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) in 2004 and is currently the Assistant Secretary-General of the HKIAC.

He holds degrees of B.A. in Trade Economics, L.L.M in WTO Laws and M.A. in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution (MAArbDR). He has memberships with the Licensing Executive Society (LES), Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb) and Hong Kong Institute of Directors (HKIoD).

Mr. Cai also regularly lectures on arbitration, domain name dispute resolution and legal translation at universities in Hong Kong.


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