Log in

How to Preserve Your Rights and Positions in Contracts Involving a Chinese Counterparty – Arbitration Options and Sovereign/Crown Immunity Issues

  • 09 Aug 2017
  • 12:30 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Baker McKenzie, 14th Floor, Hutchison House, 10 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong
  • 14


Registration is closed

The HKCCA’s Executive Committee invites you to the following presentation, hosted by Baker McKenzie

Food and drinks will be provided. 1.5 Law Society of Hong Kong CPD point has been accredited. New York and California Approved Jurisdiction policy may apply.

TOPIC:  How to Preserve Your Rights and Positions in Contracts Involving a Chinese Counterparty – Arbitration Options and Sovereign/Crown Immunity Issues

This session will focus on two case studies that illustrate the legal pitfalls and workarounds associated with the often encountered questions of how best to preserve and enforce your rights when: (1) contracting with a Chinese counterparty in PRC onshore and overseas transactions; and (2) contracting with a Chinese state-related entity in Hong Kong which may make use of the principles of sovereign immunity and crown immunity to defend enforcement proceedings in Hong Kong.

SPEAKERS:  Paul Teo and Philipp Hanusch

Paul Teo, Partner, Hong Kong, Baker McKenzie

Paul leads Baker McKenzie's Arbitration Practice in Greater China. He handles a broad range of disputes related to corporate and commercial transactions, energy, mining and resources, infrastructure and construction, offshore and marine, and telecommunications. Paul has been recognised as a leading practitioner by Who's Who Legal, Chambers Asia Pacific, Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration, Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Construction Lawyers, and Benchmark Asia Pacific as a "Disputes Star". 

Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, he jointly led a top-tier global law firm's international arbitration practice in Southeast Asia. He had also spent 9 years in HK previously in an earlier stint with another leading international firm. Paul is regularly appointed as arbitrator. He is Chartered Arbitrator and he is listed on the Presidential Panel of Arbitrators of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and he serves on the panels of many leading arbitral institutions.

Philipp Hanusch, Senior Associate, Hong Kong, Baker McKenzie 

Philipp's practice focuses on international commercial arbitration. Before joining Baker McKenzie in February 2015, he worked as an associate for a major Hong Kong law firm. Prior to that, he worked for a leading Austrian law firm in Vienna. In 2011, he was appointed legal counsel to the Austrian Consulate in Hong Kong.

Philipp has represented parties in international arbitration proceedings under the rules of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), China International Economic Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC), and International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), and under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Philipp has been appointed twice as sole arbitrator in ICC arbitration proceedings (under the 1998 and 2012 ICC Rules) with seat in Hong Kong.

Haifeng Li, Counsel, Beijing, Baker McKenzie FenXun (FTZ) Joint Operations Office

Haifeng has represented more than a hundred domestic and foreign companies, advising on disputes resolution matters. His clients include LG, GE, Sinochem, HSBC, Schneider, Siemens, Louis Dreyfus, Air Products and other renowned enterprises in China and abroad. The arbitration cases he has handled spread across major international arbitration institutions around the globe, such as the ICC International Court of Arbitration, HKIAC, SIAC, CIETAC, and BAC. Li has handled disputes in the areas of sales & purchases, distributions, technology & trademark licenses, construction, M&As, shareholder and corporate governance disputes, finance, hybrid business models and employment. 

Before joining Baker McKenzie FenXun, Haifeng served for over twenty years as General Counsel of China National Agrochemical Corp. (CNAC) , lawyer of Global Law Office, director of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT, the supervisory body of CIETAC), and Deputy Secretary General of ICC CHINA, the China chapter of ICC., successively , and has established extensive and close connections in business sectors, with government agencies and international institutions.


Venue: Baker McKenzie, 14th Floor, Hutchison House, 10 Harcourt Road, Central
Date: 9 Aug 2017
Time: 12:30 for registration, 12:45 - 14:15 for presentation
RSVP: Please register your attendance online no later than Monday, August 7th, 2017. If you register but are then unable to attend, please email events@hkcca.net and tell us so that other members on any waitlist may attend.

If you have any suggestions for topics or speakers for future HKCCA events, please let us know at events@hkcca.net.

Please note this event is exclusively for HKCCA members. If you are not an HKCCA member but you want to attend this presentation, you need to successfully apply for membership at www.hkcca.net and pay the membership fee before registering for the event. If you have any membership queries, please contact HKCCA Secretariat on info@hkcca.net or (852) 2516 7007

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software