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HKIAC Arbitration Clause Negotiation Workshop
Honing The Art of Negotiation 

13 February 2017
You are an in-house counsel, contract manager, transactional or arbitration lawyer.  You have received a call from your management team or client at 6:30pm asking you to conclude an arbitration clause within a few hours before the deal is sealed.  How do you secure the best possible arbitration agreement for your company or client, while bearing the business objectives in mind and making sure that the corporate policy is followed.  What are the key drafting points you need to consider and what issues you can concede in return for more favourable terms in other parts of the arbitration clause? 
For anyone who has faced these questions, we welcome you to HKIAC’s arbitration clause negotiation workshop.  Four arbitration experts will engage in a mock negotiation over arbitration clauses to be included into three agreements concerning a Chinese private equity fund’s investment in a Chinese-foreign joint venture through an Indonesian company that is majority-owned by a Singaporean state-owned enterprise.  The negotiation process will be visually displayed in real-time while a commentator will discuss takeaway points as the negotiation progresses.  You should be able to walk away with a set of drafting techniques and bargaining tactics that you can use in real-life negotiations.
Lucy Reed
Director, Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore


Chiann Bao
Asia Pacific Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Christopher Boog
Partner, Schellenberg Wittmer

Cameron Ford
Corporate Counsel, Rio Tinto

Paul Tan
Partner, Rajah & Tann

Joe Liu
Managing Counsel, HKIAC
CPD Accreditation 
2 Public CPD Points 
Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Training Level: General

Attendance Policy
“Participants who wish to claim CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. This includes signing in on arrival and signing out at the conclusion of the activity in the manner required by the organiser, and not being absent from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to for more information.”

To apply for CPD Points, please email your AAS No to
13 February 2017

Maxwell Chambers
32 Maxwell Road, #03-01

Panel Session
4PM - 6:30PM 

Networking Session
Registration 3:30PM - 4PM 
Networking Cocktail
6:30PM - 7:30PM 




Supporting Partners

About Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre 
The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) is one of the world's leading arbitration institutions, offering efficient and cost-effective services in support of arbitration, mediation, adjudication and domain name dispute resolution.
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