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2019

COLLOQUIUM ON
INTERNATIONAL LAW

15-16 Aug

Welcome Message

May I welcome you to the website of the 2019 Colloquium on International Law. This year’s Colloquium is the third one in a successful series of the Academy’s Colloquia. The first two were very well attended, and I invite you to get the Proceedings from the Academy’s website.

This year’s Colloquium comes at a time when the world continues to head into uncharted waters. At the time of writing this message, mid-May 2019, it is uncertain whether the United States and China will reach a trade agreement to their long-running trade dispute…

About The Colloquium

As the flagship event of the Asian Academy of International Law, the annual Colloquium on International Law in the past years have been graced with the presence of an array of distinguished speakers, supported by various esteemed bodies and well attended by audiences coming from all over the world, gathering prestigious scholars, legal professionals, entrepreneurs, diplomats and high-ranking government officials to deliberate on topical issues that pertain to different spheres of international law.

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Speakers

LAM-CHENG, Carrie GBM GBS

LAM-CHENG, Carrie GBM GBS

Chief Executive, Hong Kong SAR
NEOH, Anthony<br/>QC SC JP

NEOH, Anthony
QC SC JP

Chairman,
Asian Academy of International Law
HUANG, Jin

HUANG, Jin

President, Chinese Society of International Law
CALDWELL, Peter Scott

CALDWELL, Peter Scott

Mediator and Chartered Arbitrator, Caldwell Ltd
CARBALLO-LEYDA, Alejandro

CARBALLO-LEYDA, Alejandro

General Counsel & Head of the Conflict Resolution Centre, The International Energy Charter
CHAISSE, Julien

CHAISSE, Julien

Professor, Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
CHENG, Teresa

CHENG, Teresa

Secretary for Justice,
HKSAR, China
CHEUNG, Susie

CHEUNG, Susie

Founder Member and Co-Convenor, The Asia-Pacific Structured Finance Association Limited
D’AGOSTINO, Justin

D’AGOSTINO, Justin

Executive Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
FROHMANN, Alicia

FROHMANN, Alicia

Consultant, UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
GASTORN, Kennedy

GASTORN, Kennedy

Secretary-General, Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization
GUPTA, Sourabh

GUPTA, Sourabh

Resident Senior Fellow, The Institute for China-America Studies
KASEMSUVAN,<br/>Sorajak

KASEMSUVAN,
Sorajak

Secretary-General, Asian Peace and Reconciliation Council
KUC, Oktawian

KUC, Oktawian

Associate Legal Officer Division on Investment and Enterprise, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
LEE, Kar-chung Felix

LEE, Kar-chung Felix

Senior Vice President, Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited
PERTEGÁS, Marta

PERTEGÁS, Marta

Law Professor, Maastricht University and University of Antwerp
STARR, Paul

STARR, Paul

Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
TING, Allen

TING, Allen

Senior Legal Counsel, Legal Compliance Management Department, Huawei
WEBER, Rolf H.

WEBER, Rolf H.

Professor Emeritus of International Business Law, Faculty of Law, University of Zurich
WILLEMS, Jane

WILLEMS, Jane

Associate Professor, School of Law, Tsinghua University
WONG, Stephen Kai-yi

WONG, Stephen Kai-yi

Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong
YOON,<br/>Keong-Min

YOON,
Keong-Min

Legal Consultant World Bank’s Legal Vice Presidency
ZHAO, Yun

ZHAO, Yun

Professor and Head of Department of Law, The University of Hong Kong

Schedule

09:00
09:00 - 09:25 AM

OPENING SPEECHES

Mrs Carrie Lam GBM GBS
Dr Anthony Neoh QC SC JP
Professor Huang Jin
09:25
09:25 - 10:00 AM

Special Topic: Contribution of AALCO to the Development of International Law

Speaker: Professor GASTORN, Kennedy
10:00
10:00 - 10:20 AM

BREAK

10:20
10:20 - 12:15 PM

Session I: Spurring Cross-Border Trade and Investment

Moderator: Dr Anthony Neoh QC SC JP

Speaker: Professor Julien Chaisse
Towards a Multilateral Framework on Investment Facilitation - Key Design Features and Significance for Global Trade and Development

Speaker: Mr Sourabh Gupta
Road Rules, Road Rage and Trade and Investment Law: Are Trump’s Tariff Wars Justified?

Speaker: Professor Alicia Frohmann
Gender Provisions in Trade and Investment Agreements

Speaker: Dr Oktawian Kuc
The Roles of SEZs in Encouraging Trade and Investment

Speaker: Mr Felix Lee
Front Line Ground Experience of Hong Kong Corporates Investing and Operating in China

Panel Discussion

Q & A
12:15
12:15 - 13:30 PM

Lunch (for speakers and VIPs only)

13:30
13:30 - 15:40 PM

Session II: Dispute Resolution – The Global Dimension

Keynote Speech: Ms Teresa Cheng GBS SC JP

Moderator: Mr Justin D'Agostino

Speaker: Dr Sorajak Kasemsuvan
The Art of Dispute Resolution from an Asian Perspective

Speaker: Dr Alejandro Carballo-Leyda
Effective Use of Investment Mediation

Speaker: Professor Marta Pertegás
The 2019 Hague Judgments Convention: Its Conclusion and the Road Ahead

Speaker: Dr Jane Willems
International Business Courts: A New Era for International Commercial and Investment Dispute Resolution?

Speaker: Professor Huang Jin
New Development of Dispute Settlement of Cross-border Trade and Investment

Panel Discussion

Q&A
15:40
15:40 - 16:00 PM

BREAK

16:00
16:00 - 17:30 PM

Session III: International Law – The Belt and Road Initiative

Moderator: Mr Paul Starr

Speaker: Professor Zhao Yun
International Legal Issues of the Belt and Road Initiative

Speaker: Mr Peter Scott Caldwell
Online Dispute Resolution: Facilitating Global Investment including the Belt and Road Initiative

Speaker: Mr Allen Ting
Cross-Border Legal Challenges in Building a Digital Silk Road

Speaker: Ms Susie Cheung
Topic: Hong Kong – Towards a Securitisation Financing Hub for the Belt and Road Initiative
and Greater Bay Area


Panel Discussion

Q & A
09:00
09:00 - 10:25 AM

Session IV: Cyber Security

Keynote Speech: TBC
State’s Management of Cyber Security Risk

Moderator: Dr Anthony Neoh QC SC JP

Speaker: Professor Rolf H. Weber
Cyber Security in International Law

Speaker: Mr Keong-Min Yoon
World Bank’s Efforts to Combat Cybercrime and the Importance of International Cooperation

Speaker: Mr Stephen Wong
Investing in Data - the Related Privacy Risks

Speaker: Mr Song Duanzhi
Cyber Security from the Corporate Perspective
10:25
10:25 - 10:45 AM

BREAK

10:45
10:45 - 11:10 AM

PANEL DISCUSSION

Q&A
11:10
11:10 - 11:30 AM

Closing Remarks

Dr Anthony Neoh QC SC JP
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