About the Course

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of Australia, East Asia and Singapore is conducting the Asia Pacific Diploma Course In International Arbitration in Hong Kong from 21 - 29 October 2017.

This is a joint effort aimed at meeting the increasing demands for accredited arbitrators and arbitration practitioners to resolve cross border disputes in the Asia Pacific.

It is a pre-eminent tertiary international course offering a prestigious globally recognised qualification, supported by international arbitral bodies.

During an intensive nine-day program, students will be taught the practice of international commercial arbitration, covering major forms of arbitration and arbitration institutions such as ICC, SIAC and CIETAC, and will gain the ability to appear in or act as an arbitrator or counsel in different contexts.

In addition, during the week-day afternoon sessions, students will take part in practical group workshops under the guidance of experienced arbitrators. Students will also be given practical training in the conduct of an international arbitration and will discuss a range of problems which may arise in the course of conducting an international arbitration.

Lectures and tutorials will be conducted by international arbitration experts from across the Asia Pacific and around the world.

Entry Requirements

  • Practising lawyers and other professionals who are familiar with legal reasoning and concepts and are involved in arbitration (domestic or international) and who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of international commercial arbitration.
  • Members or Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators who have experience of domestic arbitration practice and wish to extend their knowledge to include international arbitration procedures.


Topics include:

  • What is International Commercial Arbitration?
  • What Laws, Legal Norms And Legal Systems Apply in International Commercial Arbitration
  • The History and Development of the Framework of the New York Convention, the UNCITRAL Model Law and the Laws Governing International Arbitration in Australia and Asia
  • The Arbitration Agreement: Formation Validity Activation and Scope. How to Draft an Appropriate Arbitration Agreement
  • Stays of Court Proceedings and Anti-suit Injunctions; The Appointment of the Arbitrator; The Arbitrator's Independence; and Impartiality Confidentiality in Arbitration Interim Measures
  • The Preliminary Conference and Hearing
  • The Award: Interest and Costs, and Award Writing
  • Setting Aside, Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards
  • Investment Treaty Arbitration
  • ICC, CIETAC and other Arbitral Processes
  • Maritime Arbitration
  • Sports Arbitration
  • Construction Arbitration


Course Dates and Venues

21 & 22 October 2017

King Wood & Mallesons
13/F Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong


23, 25,26 & 27 October 2017

Cliftons Hong Kong
Hutchison House, 10 Harcourt Rd, Central, Hong Kong


24 October 2017

38th Floor, Two Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong


28 & 29 October 2017

Stevenson Wong & Co

Central Tower, 28 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong



Social Event  Dates and Venues

21 October 2017

Welcome Drinks

Empire Hotel Wan Chai

33 Hennessy Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong


25 October 2017

Midweek Reception

"A Symphony of Lights Dinner Cruise".  Laser show, international dinner, live band and sightseeing on Victoria Harbour



27 October 2017

Gala Dinner

Special Guest Speaker:
 Wesley Wong SC  Solicitor General of Hong Kong 

The Hong Kong Bankers Club
43/F, Gloucester Tower, 15 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong



Empire Hotel Wan Chai Hong Kong

33 Hennessy Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Contact:   Chalee Nai Kin at CNaikin@ciarb.org  to book discounted rate.