HK Summit 2015 Film Coverage 13 May 2015
Grand Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

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HK Summit 2015 Film Coverage 13 May 2015

Grand Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

Opening Reception

 • Teresa Cheng SC, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
 • Albert Jan van den Berg, President, ICCA

9:00 – 9:15

Welcome Remarks

 • Teresa Cheng SC, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
 • Albert Jan van den Berg, President, ICCA


9:15 – 9:40

Keynote Speech

• Yibing Mao, Marriott International, Inc


Bridging Cultures

9:40 – 11:00

Session 1: Debate

“This House Believes that the New York Convention Does More Harm Than Good to Developing Economies”


 • Adriana Braghetta, Vice-President, ICCA
 • Dominique Hascher, Supreme Judicial Court of France
 • Makhdoom Ali Khan, Supreme Court of Pakistan
 • Lucy Reed, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

 • Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel, Independent Arbitrator
 • Fernando Mantilla-Serrano, Latham & Watkins
 • Zia Mody, AZB & Partners

 • Sheila Ahuja, Allen & Overy

11:20 – 12:50

Session 2: New Regionalism and South-South Trade

As a new generation of industrial powers assert their presence on the world stage and new trading relationships affect the global economic map, we look to the past to help us better understand what the future may hold. This session also explores the unique features influencing the public and private sectors in the South–South regions and the importance of linking the rule of law and public administration, identifying weaknesses and capacity gaps within the public administration.

Scene Setters:
 • Mark Feldman, Peking University, School of Transnational Law
 • Ross O'Brien, The Economist Corporate Network

 • Salim Moollan, Essex Court Chambers

 • Olufunke Adekoya, Aelex
 • Alfredo Bullard Gonzalez, Bullard, Falla & Ezcurra Abogados
 • Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, International Court of Justice


 • Alejandro I. Garcia, Winston & Strawn

12:50 – 13:00

Connecting the Present with the Future

• Kate Brown de Vejar, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle


Connecting Futures

14:15 – 15:30

Session 3: Breakout Sessions :: I

The Young ICCA Soapbox: Transparency in International Commercial Arbitration: The Way of the Future or the Beginning of the End


Timothy Foden,Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

1st Motion:
That there is a public interest in making international commercial arbitration proceedings public.
For: Jern-Fei Ng, Essex Court Chambers
Against: Timothy Hughes, Herbert Smith Freehills

2nd Motion:
That, in the absence of party-agreement to the contrary, commercial arbitral decisions and awards should be made public.
For: Diego Brian Gosis, Gomm & Smith
Against: Ruth Stackpool-Moore, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

3rd Motion:

That advocates for commercial arbitration proceedings remaining private must be hiding something.
For: Jelita Pandjaitan, Linklaters
Against: Garðar Víðir Gunnarsson, Reykjavik University

Session 3: Breakout Sessions :: II

Do Anti-Corruption Investigations and Anti-Bribery Legislation Influence or Affect International Arbitration?

Corruption has become a policy priority for the development community and many states have enacted anti-bribery legislations to prohibit investors from engaging in corrupt practices in developing countries. There have been cases where allegations of corruption have been raised in investment treaty arbitrations. Is it possible for violations of domestic anti-corruption legislations influence the outcomes of international investment arbitrations and should that be the case? 

Scene Setter:
 • Christopher Stephens, Asian Development Bank

 • Robert Pé, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

 • AB Mahmoud, Dikko & Mahmoud
 • Ellen Gracie Northfleet, Independent Arbitrator
 • Kate Yin, Fangda Partners

 • Catherine Duggan, Harvard Business School

15:50 – 16:50

Session 4: Looking into the Future: Challenges to Investment Across Borders

Investment treaty is a double-edged sword. States want their investors to be protected by investment treaties and have recourse to arbitration when their rights have been violated. At the same time, however, states are equally exposing themselves to the possibility of arbitration claims by investors.
Some are of the view that investment arbitration is biased against developing countries and that investment treaties unduly interfere with the right of the state to regulate. While others criticize the system for allowing individuals who have no accountability to decide vital questions of national interest. This session discusses what the future holds for investment arbitration.

 • Justin D'Agostino, Herbert Smith Freehills

 • V.V. Veeder, Essex Court Chambers
 • Jeremy Sharpe, US Department of State
 • Professor Hi-Taek Shin, Seoul National University School of Law
 • Nassib G. Ziadé, Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution

 • Joan A. De Venecia, Home Development Mutual Fund

16:50 – 17:00

Closing Remarks

 • Albert Jan van den Berg, President, ICCA