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Webinar: Halliburton v Chubb: what it means for arbitrator bias – around the world and in Asia

You are invited to the first joint event of the Society of Construction Law Hong Kong and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch) to be held in 2021. You will hear from three pre-eminent speakers on the recent UK Supreme Court decision on arbitrator bias: Halliburton v Chubb [2020] UKSC 48. This webinar will be presented by Michael Crane QC of Fountain Court Chambers (who led the team for Chubb), Jonathan Webb of Holman Fenwick Willan (who led the team for one of the interveners) and the Honourable Rimsky Yuen SC of Temple Chambers.

Please join us on Thursday, 28 January 2021 to discuss this important issue for all arbitrations.

About the speakers:
Michael Crane QC. Michael Crane has over fifteen years’ experience as an international arbitrator. As well as ad hoc references, he has been appointed under most of the world’s leading institutional rules including those of the ICC, LCIA, LMAA, UNCITRAL, AAA, SIAC and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. Michael’s experience to date divides roughly equally between party appointments and appointments as sole or presiding third arbitrator. Michael is currently ranked by Chambers & Partners (UK Bar) as an international arbitrator with a Band 1 listing. Until recently he combined his arbitration practice with that as a leading silk at the Commercial Bar. In his final year of full-time practice at the Bar Michael was ranked by Chambers & Partners as the Star Individual in Aviation and achieved Band 1 rankings in Commercial Dispute Resolution, Insurance, International Arbitration (Commercial) and Transport law.

Jonathan Webb. Jonathan is a Partner in HFW’s London office specialising in shipping dispute resolution and litigation arising from charterparties, bills of lading, shipbuilding contracts, ship sale MOAs, financing contracts, ship management and crewing agreements, hull insurance policies, bunker supply contracts and general average situations as well as disputes involving commodities, mining, energy and off-shore contracts. Cases involving shipping insolvencies, security arrests and enforcement are a speciality.

The Honourable Rimsky Yuen, GBM, SC, JP. Rimsky Yuen has been a barrister since 1987. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2003. He specialized in commercial disputes including corporate disputes, insolvency, as well as banking and financial products disputes. In addition to acting as advocate in court and other legal proceedings, Mr. Yuen acted as arbitrator in international arbitration and as mediator in commercial disputes. Further, apart from being the Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association from 2007 to 2009, Mr. Yuen was a Recorder of the Court of First Instance of the High Court during the period from 2006 to 2012. From 1 July 2012 to 5 January 2018, Mr. Yuen was the Secretary for Justice of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). As Secretary for Justice, he was the chief legal adviser to the HKSAR Government and was responsible for, among others, the promotion of arbitration and mediation. On 5 January 2018, Mr. Yuen resigned as Secretary for Justice and thereafter resumed private practice as barrister, arbitrator and mediator in April 2018. Mr. Yuen was also recently appointed as a member of the International Commercial Expert Committee of the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China.

January 28th, 2021 6:30 PM
Hong Kong,
Hong Kong
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