First for Disputes Conference

17 November 2016

09:00 - 17:10

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

Bird & Bird & First for Disputes

Bird & Bird is recognised as a major global disputes practice. Our First for Disputes Conference is intended to offer in-house lawyers an opportunity to benefit from our wealth and breadth of disputes experience and to receive updates from experts on a range of disputes topics.

We will be running a range of focused workshops in the morning, with delegates able to choose between sessions on arbitration, employment, anti-bribery and corruption investigations, IP and competition disputes. The afternoon plenary sessions will provide updates on a number of key topics in relation to dispute resolution.

This conference has been designed with flexibility in mind: we hope you can attend the whole day, however, if you are unable to attend the workshop sessions in the morning, we would be delighted to welcome you for lunch and the afternoon plenary sessions, or vice versa. Please note that the availability for the morning workshop sessions is limited.

This event is supported by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.

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The programme

09.00 - 09.30

Workshops registration and refreshments

09.30 - 10.20

Workshop session 1:
Option 1: International Arbitration
Option 2: Employment

10.20 - 11.10

Workshop session 2:
Option 1: Anti-Bribery, Corruption and Money Laundering
Option 2: Competition

11.10 - 11.30

Coffee Break

11.30 - 12.20

Workshop session 3
Option 1: Intellectual Property
Option 2: Regulatory

12.20 - 13.35

Afternoon plenary sessions registration, networking and lunch

13.35 -13.45

Opening address by Richard Keady

13.45 - 14.45


14.45 - 15.45

Drafting Effective Dispute Resolution and Governing Law Clauses

15.45 - 16.00

Coffee break

16.00 - 17.00


17.00 - 17.10

Closing address by Annet van Hooft

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