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[Arb09] Professional Arbitration Advanced Course – Preparation for Arbitration cases

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  • Code: Arb09-02H-0620
  • Class : 2 Lessons
  • Date: 22 & 23 June 2020
  • Time: L1, L2 (7:00am - 10:00pm)
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Fee: $2,200 (IDRRMI, HKMC, MHJMC members); $2,400 (Non-members)
  • Deadline: 16 June 2020

Please refer to the details below

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Course Description

Arbitration is an alternative solution for dispute disarming, allowing parties to resolve the dispute without going to court. The arbitration process that normally faster, less expensive and confidential, which are the reasons its gaining popularity among disputing parties who seek dispute resolution mechanisms. This signified the importance of professional arbitrations as the gatekeeper to ensure the arbitration case is conducted with fairness, time preserved and high confidential protection. These can only be secured by professional arbitrators who are competent in instructing and judging throughout the entire arbitration process, and sometimes it requires good collaboration between arbitrators in a tribunal setting.

Learning Objectives

Good preparation skills in arbitration cases is a crucial component that defines you as an arbitrator. Often knowledge and skills were taught in courses on how to prepare a case as the legal, representatives of the disputants, in short, on the side of the clients. Relatively less understanding of the practical and key feature required in the process of preparation as an arbitrator. This course serves content-rich but condenses sessions that provide to our participants not only the skills and knowledge required in arbitration, also to facilitate effective learning with practical experience via case studies and group exercises.

Target Participants

  • Arbitrators and lawyers
  • Dispute resolution practitioner
  • People who might work with arbitrators or relates to arbitration
  • Individuals who are interested in understanding arbitrator’ role in preparing an arbitration case
  • Persons who are interested in learning the arbitration

Course Format

  • Mode: Lecture, sharing, group discussion, and exercise
  • Medium: Cantonese / Mandarin, supplemented by English


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


  • International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management Institute (IDRRMI): 6 points


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Mr. Edward Liu

  • Visiting professor (Shanghai Maritime University School of Economics & Management)
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, UK (FCILEx)
  • Chartered Surveyor (Facilities Management) (MRICS)
  • Registered Professional Surveyor (Property and Facilities Management) RPS (PFM)


Edward’s main area of practice is commercial and shipping litigation and arbitration. He is also extensively experienced in handling international commercial disputes covering areas such as the sale of goods/trade and commodities, energy and offshore projects, joint ventures, and international investment (particularly connected with Belt & Road projects). He has handled a wide variety of cases of different types and sizes under LMAA terms and HKIAC-administered arbitration rules. He also advises banks, insurers and trading companies on non-contentious matters concerning asset finance, trade finance, and shipping finance.

Edward is a visiting professor at Shanghai Maritime University School of Economics & Management, and a regular contributor to the leading English shipping law newsletter Lloyd’s Shipping & Trade Law. He is also a special contributor to the leading English arbitration law newsletter Arbitration Law Monthly.


Application & Payment Methods

Application Deadline 12:00 noon, 16 June 2020 (Tue)
Registration  1. Please complete and submit the online application form via the link below:

2. Please settle the course fee by either crossed cheque or bank transfer on or before 12:00 noon, 16 June 2020 (Tue).

Course Fee
  • IDRRMI, HKMC, MHJMC member - $2,200
  • Non-member - $2,400
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. Only applicable to owners of a Hong Kong bank account. Please submit your cross-cheque to the Academy of Intl Dispute Resolution & Professional Negotiation (21/F, Success Commercial Building, 245-251 Hennessy Road, Wanchai).

2. Bank Transfer

Please provide the Bank-in Slip and state your full name, contact number, and the course title.

Bank Name:


Bank Account:

Academy of Intl Dispute Resolution &

Professional Negotiation Ltd

Bank Account Number:



Terms & Conditions (Course Arb09-02H-0620)

A. Places will be allocated on the first-come-first-served basis according to the payment date.

B. Registration must be made by returning the completed application form via google link and sending the crossed-cheque or copy of the bank-in slip to Room 506, 5/F, West Wing, Justice Place, 11 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong on or before 12:00 noon, 16 June 2020. Confirmation will be notified by email upon successful registration on or before 17 June 2020.

C. If you do not receive an email confirmation from the Secretariat after 17 June 2020, your name will be on the waitlist. Your submitted cheque will be voided subsequently by the Secretariat if you have not been assigned a place in the captioned course. If your application fee was made by bank transfer, a cheque will be issued to you as a refund.

D. If you are not able to attend the captioned course upon receipt of the confirmation email, you are required to inform the Secretariat as soon as you are aware of your unavailability on / before the course date by email. No refund will be made after confirmation.

E. Participants must sign in and sign out. Participants who are late for more than 20 minutes or leave earlier of each session will not be qualified for the completion of IDRRMI’s  CPD Points in respective sessions.

F. AIDRN reserves the right to accept / reject the registration.

G. If typhoon signal no.8 or above or black rainstorm warning signal is hoisted and not lowered by 2 hours before the lesson starts, the course will be postponed or cancelled. Rescheduled date / time / venue will be announced in due course.

H. In case of any disputes, AIDRN reserves the right to make final decisions.

I. The course is subject to change at any time without liability