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[Lg01] Professional Legal Training Course – International Trade Law

Next cohort:

  • Course Code: Lg01-03H-0221
  • Hours: 9 Hours
  • Sessions: 3 Lessons
  • Date: 10, 17 & 24 February 2021
  • Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Language: English
  • Fee: Member - HK$3,100 ; Non-Member - HK$3,600
  • Application Deadline: 4 February 2021

Please refer to the details below

Course Description

International trade plays an integral role in many business activities in corporations. International trade law helps to govern trades between businesses from different countries, ensuring cross-border trades are being protected. International trade laws cover a series of aspects from negotiations on commercial contracts between companies to the international agreements and rules between states.

Learning Objectives

This course is designed for individuals who are interested in international trade law. Professor Shahla Ali, associate dean of the Hong Kong University will be exploring with students on the importance of international trade law. This course aims at providing principles and theories on this subject, it covers the concept, practicality of the application of international trade law in cross-border trades

Target Participants

  • Business and compliance
  • Dispute resolution experts: Mediator, Lawyers and arbitrators
  • Individuals who are interested in international trade law

Course Content

  • General features of international trade, key institutions, laws, trade compliance
  • Hong Kong and Mainland China trade laws
  • CISG (China),
  • Hong Kong Common Law rules, special investment agreements between Hong Kong and China



Professor Shahla Ali

  • Professor & Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong
  • Deputy Director, LLM in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong


Dr. Shahla Ali’s research centers on questions of governance, development and cross-border dispute resolution in East Asia. Before joining HKU, she worked as an attorney in the international trade and compliance group with Baker & McKenzie in its San Francisco office. She has consulted with USAID, IFC/World Bank and the United Nations on issues pertaining to access to justice, peace process negotiation training and land use conflict resolution. She serves as a bilingual arbitrator (English/Chinese) with CIETAC, HKIAC (ADNDRC), SIAC and is a member of the IBA Drafting Committee for Investor-State Mediation Rules, the DOJ Mediation Regulatory Framework Sub-Committee, and the FDRC Appointments Committee.



Students attaining 100% attendance in the course will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance

Course Details

Course Code Lg01
Time 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Duration6 9 hours in total
Location Physical classroom setting
Course Fee IDRRMI, HKMC, MHJMC member - $3,100

Non-member - $3,600

Course Mode Lecture, sharing and group discussion
Medium English
Payment Methods 1. Crossed cheque
- Cheque should be made payable to “Academy of Intl Dispute Resolution & Professional Negotiation Ltd.”
- Please write down your full name and contact number, and label the course title on the back of the cheque.
- Submit your cheque to Room 506, 5/F, West Wing, Justice Place, 11 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong2. Bank Transfer- Please provide the Bank-in Slip and state your full name, contact number, and the course title.
- Bank Name: Academy of Intl Dispute Resolution & Professional Negotiation Ltd
- Bank Account: BANK OF CHINA (Hong Kong) LIMITED (012-704-2-005666-9)
Application Deadline As listed above