Jose Antonio Maurellet SC’s election to the International Insolvency Institute

08 May 2017

Jose Antonio Maurellet SC has been elected to the International Insolvency Institute. He will also attend its annual conference in London in June 2017.  The Institute is a non-profit organisation of practitioners, academics, judges and regulators in the international insolvency field.  It currently includes representatives from over 45 jurisdictions. It is dedicated to improving international cooperation in the insolvency field and focused on promoting greater international cooperation and coordination through improvements... Read more

Arbitration training delivered by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Asia

05 May 2017

  The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators has continued to be active in its training events in the Asia region, with “Member” and “Fellowship” assessments having been carried out in Hong Kong, Manila, and Bangkok in the last 3 months.  Anthony Houghton SC has been the Course Director for each of these assessment courses, in which a total of over 70 people have taken part, carrying responsibility for quality control and... Read more

Facilitating Macao’s position as a bridge between Brazil and China

21 April 2017

Anthony Houghton SC recently took part in a conference jointly organised by the Macau Lawyers Association, and the International Dispute Resolution Academy focused on Sino-Brazilian Dispute Resolution. Attendees were welcomed by Dr. Jorge Neto Valente, as the President of Macau Lawyers Association, and the keynote address at this important seminar was given by Dr. Liu Dexue, the Director of the Legal Affairs Bureau, of the Macao SAR. Dr Liu emphasised... Read more

MoU signed by HKBA & HKCEA to facilitate cooperation between HK barristers & China’s legal teams

18 April 2017

  The Hong Kong Bar Association (the HKBA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Hong Kong Chinese Enterprise Association (the HKCEA) through its Special Committee on China Practice Development to facilitate cooperation between Hong Kong barristers and legal professionals. This was done with a view to cementing a framework which would assist Chinese enterprises in their efforts to go outbound and invest overseas.   The MoU was signed... Read more

Crossroads in Intellectual Property Law: Arbitration, Brexit and Recent Hong Kong Cases

12 April 2017

Winnie Tam SC of Des Voeux Chambers and Charmaine Koo of Deacons hosted their first collaborative IP seminar entitled Crossroads on Intellectual Property Law: Arbitration, Brexit & Recent Hong Kong Cases on Saturday, 8 April 2017. Featuring Simon Thorley QC as the keynote speaker, and with contributions from up-and-coming Des Voeux Chambers’ barristers Benny Lo, Jason Yu, Tom Ng and Stephanie Wong, there was a full house at Club Lusitano. Simon Thorley... Read more

“Thou Shall Not Interfere” – Lunchtime Seminar on Arbitration/Dispute Resolution

12 April 2017

At a lively and informative event on Friday, 7 April, Des Voeux Chambers and Conyers Dill Pearman hosted their first joint Dispute Resolution seminar featuring presentations by Jeffrey Elkinson, Director in the Litigation & Insolvency department in the Bermuda office of Conyers and a Door Tenant from DVC, as well as William Wong SC from DVC, Chairman of the Special Committee on Arbitration of the Hong Kong Bar Association.  The event entitled “Thou Shall Not Interfere” began following brief introductory... Read more

Anthony Houghton, SC chaired panel which examined arbitrators’ immunity in CIArb UAE Conference

30 March 2017

Des Voeux Chambers' Anthony Houghton, SC chaired a panel discussion recently in Dubai, at a conference organized by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators entitled “The Synergy and Divergence between Civil Law and Common Law in International Arbitration”.  The panel, comprising Teresa Giovannini, Prof Dr Mohamed S Abdel Wahab, Prof Dr Loukas Mistelis, Dr Mark Hoyle and Joel Richardson, brought their extensive practical and academic experience to bear in discussing topics... Read more

Join DVC and Deacons for their first joint Intellectual Property Thought Leadership Event

23 March 2017

Des Voeux Chambers in collaboration with Deacons CROSSROADS IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW: Arbitration, Brexit and Recent Hong Kong Cases Click here to register Read more

Des Voeux Chambers and Conyers Dill Pearman present a Dispute Resolution seminar

23 March 2017

Des Voeux Chambers in collaboration with Conyers Dill & Pearman  DISPUTE RESOLUTION SEMINAR: “Thou Shall Not Interfere" Click here to register Read more

DVC Shanghai Construction Conference 2017

28 February 2017

On 17 February 2017, Ian Pennicott QC SC, Calvin Cheuk, and Kaiser Leung participated in two law conferences held in Shanghai at LLinks Law Offices and the Shanghai International Arbitration Center. The focus of the conferences was on international arbitration and construction disputes. For a longer summary of the trip, please see below.   Summary On 17 February 2017, Mr. Ian Pennicott QC SC, Mr. Calvin Cheuk, and Mr. Kaiser Leung... Read more