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What are the available options for resolving business disputes? What works and what doesn't? Conflicts are commonplace in the commercial world and as such companies may find themselves seeking answers to these questions at one point or another during their lifetime of operation. Whilst litigation is often considered the common means for resolving disputes, there are also less confrontational approaches, which when paired with proper legal advice, could effectively address such issues in the event that they arise.

Join us on 19 September when Desmond Yu and Rachel Lo, respectively Partner and Senior Associate at MinterEllison LLP, will detail the key concepts behind conventional dispute resolution methods such as litigation, arbitration and mediation, as well as the practical considerations which businesses should take into account when adopting different methods. They will also explain why lawyers should not be left as the last resort to resolving disputes that arise in the commercial context.

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- In-person attendance is open to HKGCC Members only.
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Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

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Desmond Yu, Partner, MinterEllison LLP

Desmond has over 20 years of experience in complex corporate / commercial / regulatory dispute avoidance / resolution and litigation, specialising in securities regulatory matters.  He acts for a wide spectrum of clients, including regulatory authorities, international conglomerates, state-owned enterprises, local publicly listed companies, and participants of all levels in the financial market.

Rachel Lo, Senior Associate, MinterEllison LLP

Rachel is a Senior Associate in the Disputes, Competition & Insurance Team. Her practice focuses on commercial civil litigation, dispute resolution and financial services regulatory matters.

Language English
Date and Time 2022/09/19 15:30 to 16:30
Venue Online via Zoom (Members and Non-members) / In-person at Chamber Theatre (HKGCC members only)
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Karen Au
Tel: 28231200
  • HK$ 120 for Members (Attend in Person (HKGCC members only))
  • HK$ 100 for Members / HK$ 200 for Non-Members (Online via Zoom)
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
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