Secretary for Justice to speak at arbitration conference in Dubai

The Secretary for Justice, Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC, will visit Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), from March 7 to 9 to attend the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators International Arbitration Conference 2017 and speak at the panel discussion.

The conference will examine the synergy and divergence between civil law and common law in international arbitration from the perspective of the Middle East and Asia. Mr Yuen will speak at a panel discussion entitled "The Role of Legislation in Developing and Sustaining an Arbitration Friendly Seat".

During his stay in Dubai, Mr Yuen will meet with the Chief Justice of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts, Mr Michael Hwang, SC, to exchange views on issues of mutual interest.

Furthermore, Mr Yuen will attend a Chinese New Year reception and dinner organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council to meet with business representatives in the UAE. He will also take the opportunity to call on the Chinese Consul General in Dubai, Ms Li Lingbing.

Mr Yuen will return to Hong Kong in the morning on March 9.

Ends/Satursday, Mar 04, 2017