NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the Society of Construction Law Hong Kong will be held at the Hong Kong Club, No.1 Jackson Road, Central, Hong Kong on Wednesday 7th June 2023 commencing at 6.15 p.m.
After the event Victor Dawes SC will give a talk on 'Where will Hong Kong be in 2047 – our position as a dispute resolution hub'.
Victor Dawes SC is the current Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association. He will discuss the vital position Hong Kong plays now, and has played over many years, as a hub for dispute resolution in the region and explores how this position may develop between now and 2047, which will mark the expiry of the proclamation in Article 5 of the Basic Law of the HKSAR that the principle and policies regarding Hong Kong will remain unchanged.
About the speaker:
Victor is a commercial litigator with substantial experience in wide range of commercial and chancery disputes including international arbitration, equity and trusts, probate, company law, and banking and financial disputes.
Since the financial crisis in 2008, he appeared for a large number of financial institutions in the most significant mis-selling cases concerning a wide range of investment products: e.g. Selina Kwok v HSBC, DBS Bank v Sit, Chang v Bank of Singapore and Shine Grace v Citibank.
Victor also has a substantial practice in high value trust disputes, most recently appearing in Herman Budihardjo v Di Gunawan and Yang Foo-oi v Wai-wai Chen.
As part of his ADR practice, Victor appears regularly as counsel in arbitrations and related court applications, and sits as arbitrator in a wide range of commercial disputes. He is on the HKIAC Panel of Arbitrator, the HKIAC Panel for Financial Services Disputes, the SHIAC Panel, and a member of the HKIAC Proceedings Committee.
In July 2020, Victor was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Securities and Futures Commission. Throughout his career, Victor acted regularly as advocate for both regulators and market participants. Recent cases include acting for the Stock Exchange in a number of judicial review proceedings regarding decisions of the Listing Appeals Committee. Victor is currently the Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association.