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Asian-Pacific Forum: Navigating the Life Cycle of a Cross-Border Deal

Asian-Pacific Forum: Navigating the Life Cycle of a Cross-Border Deal

Asian-Pacific Forum: Navigating the Life Cycle of a Cross-Border Deal

Presented by American Bar Association – International Law Section
Sponsored by JAMS

About the Event

This Forum will cover what every practitioner needs to know in cross-border deals. International transactions have unique features, and the differences between Western and Asian cultures draw even more complexities. Leading experts will provide a road map and cutting- edge strategies to navigate the minefields of negotiating, structuring, and completing a deal, as well as resolving disputes that can obstruct a deal. They will also provide insights into the latest national security hurdles to foreign investment and cross-border transactions. The Forum will take place during Hong Kong Arbitration Week, a "Must Attend" event for arbitration practitioners in Asia and around the world.

Date / Time

October 24 - 25, 2019


38th Floor Two Exchange Square
8 Connaught Place
Hong Kong


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JAMS Featured Speakers



Conna Weiner
JAMS Mediator and Arbitrator

Deals Gone Bad: Arbitrating Cross-Border Disputes in the Asia-Pacific Region
Friday, October 25, 2019 | 2:00 PM

Arbitration clauses are ubiquitous in cross-border transactions, but the actual experience of arbitration can differ greatly depending on the seat of arbitration, applicable arbitral rules, and governing law, among other factors. Arbitration in the Asia-Pacific region has developed certain differentiating characteristics, driven in part by intense innovation and competition among the leading arbitral institutions in the region. Unique substantive and procedural aspects of the legal systems of major jurisdictions in the region can also play a decisive role. This panel of experts will examine cutting-edge issues facing disputing parties and arbitration practitioners in the Asia-Pacific region, including: the impact of recent procedural innovations on outcomes, efficiency and costs; the availability and effectiveness of interim relief (with a particular focus on China); the role of mediation before and during arbitration; distinct features of the Hong Kong and Singapore third-party funding ordinances; problems and solutions for multi-party disputes; and hot button issues relating to arbitrator selection and diversity.


Featured People

Conna A. Weiner, Esq., FCIArb
  • Business Commercial
  • Employment Law
  • Health Care
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Life Sciences
  • Pharmaceuticals & Mass Torts
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