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October 21, 2021

Maxwell Conversations: Will Asia Change International Arbitration?


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Partner Nils Eliasson (Hong Kong-International Arbitration) was invited to take part in Maxwell Chambers’ thought-provoking webinar, “Will Asia Change International Arbitration?” The event was part of “Maxwell Conversations,” a series of webinars which aim to foster discussions among leading members of the international arbitration community.

Professor Julian D.M. Lew, Head of the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) presented the findings of the QMUL 2021 International Arbitration Survey, in particular, that two of the top three preferred places of arbitration are located in Asia and that Asia hosts three out of the five most preferred arbitral institutions globally. He also discussed the effect a greater geographic, cultural and ethnic diversity in arbitral tribunals may have on the regional or global practice of international arbitration.

Nils Eliasson participated in this event in his capacity as representative of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). He currently serves as Vice-Chair of HKIAC and chairs the HKIAC Proceedings Committee. He also is a member of the Hong Kong Government Advisory Committee on Arbitration. Nils Eliasson has been based in Hong Kong for the past 12 years and has acted as counsel or arbitrator in numerous commercial and investment treaty disputes related to Asia. He is widely considered as a leading practitioner for such disputes.

Maxwell Chambers is an integrated Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) complex in Singapore established to provide best of class facilities and services for the conduct of ADR activities.

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