Law & Investor-State Mediator Training 2019
Investor-State mediation has become an increasingly popular alternative to, if not substitute for, arbitration
in resolving investment disputes. In certain new treaties, mediation has been introduced as a pre-condition to
the commencement of investor-State arbitration.
Building on the success of last year’s training which was attended by over 50 participants from 18 jurisdictions, the Department of Justice of the Hong Kong SAR Government, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and Asian Academy of International Law are jointly organising two rounds of 7-day investment law and investor-State mediator
training course in Hong Kong in 2019. World-renowned trainers will be sharing their knowledge and expertise
in international investment law and investor-State mediation.
The first part of the training course will focus on building up participants’ knowledge in international investment
law including the basic principles, topical issues raised in international investment disputes and dispute
resolution process. This will be followed by the second part of the training course – a 3-day intensive training
on international mediation which covers considerations specific to investor-State mediation, inter-cultural
competency, process design and conduct of an effective investor-State mediation, and ethical challenges,
among other topics. Interactive role-playing sessions will be included.
In respect of each part of the training course, should attendance rate be over 80%, “Certificate of Attendance”
of the part will be issued. In addition, “Certificate of Completion” shall be issued upon the successful completion
of the optional assessment of the part.
What participants of last year said:
- “Top-notch instructors from well-known international institution shared their experience in investment
- law and investor-State mediation.”
- “Enabled me to keep pace with the latest trend of mediation convention.”
- “I did not have any knowledge pertaining to the course, now I am fully skilled and equipped.”
Government officials and mediators who are interested in knowing more about investment law and investor-
State mediation are invited to participate. Seats are very limited. For further information click here.
To book on Round 1 click here
To book on Round 2 click here
Friday 25 October 2019. Round 1: 25 - 31 October 2019
Location: Hong Kong
Address: Holiday Inn Express Soho, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong