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Webinar: AGM 2021 followed by a talk - Break it Down Again?

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 Tuesday 15 June 2021 commencing at 6.15 p.m. Due to continuing COVID-19 and social distancing restrictions, only a limited number of people are permitted to physically attend the Club. In the circumstances, as things currently stand, the AGM will be broadcast by Zoom, with members attending virtually.

The SCLHK AGM and the talk will be held at the Hong Kong Club. However, due to continuing COVID-19 and social distancing restrictions, only a limited number of people are permitted to physically attend the Club. In the circumstances, as things currently stand, the AGM and the talk will be broadcast by Zoom, with members attending virtually.

AGM AGENDA 

  1. Apologies for absence 
  2. Adoption of the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 18 June 2020
  3. Annual Report by the Chairman 
  4. Treasurer's Report 
  5. To consider and adopt the Annual Report 
  6. To consider and adopt the Treasurer's Report
  7. To appoint Council Members pursuant to Article 8.1.4 of the Constitution of the Society
  8. Re-Appointment of Auditors 
  9. Any other business 
  10. To declare the meeting closed.

NOTES

  1. As required by the constitution (clause 8.1.1), at every Annual General Meeting one third of the  Members of the Council, or, if the number of Council Members is not a multiple of three, then the number nearest to, but not exceeding, one third shall retire from office. There were sixteen (16) Council Members for 2020/2021, as a result five (5) will be standing down.  As a result there are five (5) available positions on Council.
  2. All Members are requested to attend the meeting. Members entitled to attend and vote are not entitled under the Society's Constitution to appoint a proxy to attend and vote on their behalf.
  3. Those Members who wish to put forward themselves for nomination as a Council Member to the Council of the Society should notify the Secretary to the Society at c/o Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, 38th Floor, Two Exchange Square (Fax No. 2524 2171) not less than 7 days before the Annual General Meeting.

Dated the 18th day of May 2020.

Ben Bury
The Secretary to Society of Construction Law of Hong Kong
 

Talk after the AGM - Break it Down Again? 

Anthony Houghton SC will give a personal overview and some observations as to ways in which construction disputes might be approached where the objective is a speedy and economical resolution of disputes.


About the speaker:
Tony first qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in the United Kingdom, and practiced that profession when he first came to Hong Kong in 1981. He later studied law, and was called to the Bar, in England and Wales in 1988, and in Hong Kong in 1989. He has practiced as a barrister since then, in general civil and commercial litigation, but with a particular emphasis on construction and engineering work, especially in arbitration.
Although still active as a counsel, much of his practice now involves sitting as an arbitrator in Hong Kong, elsewhere in Asia and the Middle East on both construction and various non-construction related disputes. Tony was appointed as a Recorder of the Court of First Instance of the High Court of Hong Kong in March 2013.
Tony was formerly a trustee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and is also an approved tutor and course director for that body. He has been involved in many arbitration training courses, at all levels, and in at least 10 different jurisdictions. He is a former Chairman of the East Asia Branch, and was, for several years, a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Association in Thailand. He is proud to have been one of the very first members of the SCL Hong Kong.

When
June 15th, 2021 6:00 PM
Location
Hong Kong,
Hong Kong
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