Launch of ICC Commission’s latest Report: Financial Institutions and International Arbitration

Hong Kong, China, • English

The ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR presents a series of events to launch its new Report: Financial Institutions and International Arbitration. Co-organized with ICC Hong Kong, this launch event will take place on 10 April 2017 and is kindly hosted by Latham & Watkins LLP.



ICC Commission’s latest Report on Financial Institutions and International Arbitration reflects financial institutions’ perceptions and experience of international arbitration.

Arbitration, with its flexibility and worldwide enforcement, has the potential to become the preferred dispute resolution method for the world’s corporate and investment banks. This one-of-a-kind interdisciplinary Report addresses the potential benefits of international commercial arbitration in banking and financial matters and some common misperceptions about the process. It concludes with a series of detailed recommendations for tailoring the arbitration procedure to suit the needs of the banking and finance sectors.

The report offers an analytical survey of arbitration in twelve banking and financial sectors and products spanning all CIB financing, capital markets, asset management and advisory mandate fields. It is the linchpin of a new approach to dispute risk management in international banking and finance.


All local, regional and international professionals involved in banking, finance and international arbitration: bankers, decision-makers in banks and funds, in-house counsel in the banking sector, government representatives, lawyers and arbitrators.

Launch Events Worldwide

The first global launch of this worldwide series of events was held in Rome on 8 November 2016

Upcoming Next: Singapore 11 April, London, 17 May 2017

Hard copies of the Report will be distributed to attendees at all launch events. The report “Financial Institutions and International Arbitration – ICC Arbitration & ADR Commission Report” can also be downloaded from the ICC website.


13:30 – 14:00Registration
14:00 – 14:15Welcome Remarks and Introductory Remarks
14:15 – 14:30Introduction of Report on Financial Institutions and International Arbitration
14:30 – 15:15Panel I: Overview of the Report, Its Recommendations and Conclusions
15:15 – 15:30Coffee break
15:30 – 17:00Panel II: What Banks and Financial Institutions should know about International Arbitration
17:00 – 17:30Q&A
17:30 – 17:45Closing Remarks
17:45 – 21:00Cocktail sponsored by Latham & Watkins


John ChoongPartner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hong Kong
Mingchao FanICC Regional Director of Arbitration and ADR for North Asia, Shanghai
Cameron HassellPartner, Clifford Chance, Hong Kong
Timothy LindsayPartner, Lowndes Jordan, New Zealand Arbitration in Sovereign Lending Workstream Leader
Susan Lesle MunroPartner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Beijing
Charles NairacPartner, White & Case, Paris

Arbitration in International Financing Workstream Leader

Patricia PetersonIndependent Arbitrator, Paris
Simon PowellPartner, Latham & Watkins, Hong Kong
Anselmo ReyesProfessor of Legal Practice at Hong Kong University, Former Judge of the Hong Kong High Court, Representative of the Asia-Pacific Regional Office of the Hague Conference, International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court
Claudia SalomonPartner, Latham & Watkins LLP, New York, Co-chair of the Task Force of the Report, New York
Ronald SumChairman of ICC HK Arbitration Committee, Hong Kong, Partner, Troutman Sanders, Hong Kong
Pui-Ki TaCounsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Asia Office, Hong Kong
Mary ThomsonBarrister-at-law, Arbitrator, Mediator, Chartered Adjudicator
Annet van HooftCo-Head International Dispute Resolution Group, Bird & Bird, Vice Chair of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, Paris
Dominic WuManaging Director and Senior Risk Manager, Asia Pacific, BNY Mellon, Hong Kong

Logistical notes

Latham & Watkins
18th Floor, One Exchange Square
8 Connaught Place, Central
Hong Kong

Registration Fee:
You will enjoy early bird discount if you register and pay on or before 30 March, 2017.

There will be no refund for cancellation of booking initiated by the applicant. However, the registration may be transferred to another person from the same company or organization at no extra charge, subject to the prior consent of ICC-HK.

Seat Confirmation:
Seat confirmation is based on receipt of payment on a first come, first served basis.

Payment Method:

By cheque, please mark payable to:

Int’l Chamber of Commerce – Hong Kong

(Please send your cheque to: Flat B, 8/F., Wah Kit Commerical Centre, 300 Des Voeux Road Central,

Sheung Wan,  Hong Kong)


By bank transfer:

Int’l Chamber of Commerce – Hong Kong

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Please send your contact details indicating method of payment to:
Email: publn@icchkcbc.org
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