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CPD Course:
of the Recent
Arbitration Ordinance
(Cap. 609)
and Case Update

Presented by
Mr. Ip Ho Kin, Honic,
Gary Soo's Chambers

Essentials of the Recent Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609) and Case Update
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Code: EVT000000037 Level: Intermediate
Date: 25 August 2014 (Monday) Language: English
Time: 14:30 - 17:45 Accreditation(s): LSHK 3.0 CPD Points
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Presenter's Profile:
Mr. Ip Ho Kin, Honic

As a practising Barrister, Mr. Ip maintains a mixed practice of civil law and criminal law.  For civil practice, Mr. Ip's scope of practice includes: contract law, tort law, insurance law, construction law, land law, family law, company law, probate and will, admiralty law, international trade law, arbitration law, conflict of law, administrative law, and human rights law.  For criminal practice, Mr. Ip accepts briefs as prosecuting counsel and defence counsel.

As a practising Arbitrator, Mr. Ip is particularly experienced in international arbitration and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  Even before practising law, Mr. Ip has participated in many institutional arbitration proceedings, including those of CIETAC, GAFTA, FOSFA, and LME arbitrations.  He currently serves as a member in the Arbitration Committee of the Hong Kong BAR Association.

As a practising Mediator, Mr. Ip is accredited by the HKMAAL both as a General Mediator and a Family Mediator and has been frequently appointed as a mediator since 2012.  Mr. Ip has also completed professional training in Victim-Offender Mediation jointly offered by the Hong Kong Methodist Church and the Griffith University of Australia, and is a Professional Victim-Offender Mediator.

In addition to law and dispute resolution, Mr. Ip has acquired a degree in Applied Psychology and is a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society.  He is currently undertaking further professional education related to behavioral therapy with a view to practice as a psychotherapist in the near future.

Mr. IP is also enthusiastic in education.  Since 2008, he has been appointed as part-time lecturer by various tertiary institutions, including the IVE, HKU, CUHK, PolyU, CityU and the RMIT University of Australia.  The subjects that he has taught include: Dispute Resolution Projects, Law and Dispute Management of International Projects, Development Control Law, Construction Contract Law, Company Law, Contentious Issues of Child Rearing, Special Topics in Language & Law, and the Use of Chinese in Law.

Course Outline:

The Hong Kong SAR Government has attempted to promote Hong Kong as an international arbitration centre in recently years.  Coupled with such attempt, the law of arbitration in Hong Kong has undergone a major revision through the enactment of a new Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609) for replacement of the old Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 314) which was passed in 1963 by mirroring that of the English Arbitration Act 1950.

The objective of this CPD seminar is twofold.  Firstly, it aims at explaining some of the more important features of this legislation with a focus on those related to arbitral proceedings.  Secondly, it aims at providing a case update through review of the more important judicial cases decided since this legislation becomes effective on 1st June 2011.

It will be suitable for those who have a basic understanding of arbitration law and practice but who want to update themselves with the new legislation and the latest judicial decisions.  It will be of interest to anyone who is involved or interested in arbitration.


  • Interim measures
  • Security of costs
  • Costs issues
  • Enforcement issues
  • Case review since Cap. 609 comes into force

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