Multilateral investments bring about new opportunities, interflow of capital and also, inevitably, investor-State disputes. Nowadays, an increasing number of parties are turning to mediation for a more expeditious, effective and parties-driven way to dispute settlement. Indeed, mediation has been rapidly gaining traction in resolving investor-State disputes as a component of, or even a substitute for arbitration. As such, the Department of Justice of the Hong Kong SAR Government, joining force with the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes and the Asian Academy of International Law, is co-organising the 3rd Investment Law & Investor-State Mediator Training that comprises two modules to be held in Q4 of 2021 and Q1 of 2022 respectively.
The Investment Law Module is a one-day webinar, focusing on consolidating participants’ knowledge in international investment law such as basic principles, dispute resolution process, selected international treaties and other topical issues raised in international investment disputes. Those attending the Investment Law Module would gain priority admission to the highly exclusive Investor-State Mediation Module at a special rate.
The Investor-State Mediation Module is a four-day intensive physical training on international mediation that covers considerations specific to investor-State mediation, inter-cultural competency, process design and conduct of an effective investor-State mediation as well as ethical challenges, among other topics. Participants will also have an opportunity to participate in interactive role-playing sessions, receiving feedback from A-list trainers of investor-State mediation.
Investment Law Module
Date: 4 October 2021
Time: 0930–1700 (GMT+8)
Investor-State Mediation Module
Venue: The Former French Mission Building, Central, Hong Kong
Date: 11–14 March 2022
Time: 0900–1730 daily
Details about registration and fee to be announced in due course