14 June 2018 - 18:00 to 20:30

'The development and future of dispute resolution in Hong Kong', a lecture delivered by Teresa Cheng GBS SC JP, Secretary for Justice in Hong Kong.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks and canape reception.

Open to: Barrister members of all four Inns, solicitors and student members of Gray's Inn
Location: Bingham Room
Registration: 17:45
Qualifying Session: 1 QS
Equivalent to 1 CPD hour (view the Bar Standards Board guidance for CPD)

Speaker biography

Ms. Teresa Cheng, SC, was appointed Secretary for Justice on January 6, 2018. She was a Senior Counsel in private practice before joining the Government. She is also a chartered engineer, chartered arbitrator and accredited mediator. She was frequently engaged as arbitrator or counsel in complex international commercial or investment disputes.

Ms. Cheng was one of the founders and Chairman of the Asian Academy of International Law. She is a Past Vice President of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration, Past Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and Past Chairperson of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.  In 2008, she became the first Asian woman elected through a global election as President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She served as Deputy Judge / Recorder in the Court of First Instance of the High Court of Hong Kong from 2011 to 2017. She is a member of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes Panel of Arbitrators, and was a member of the World Bank's Sanctions Board.

Ms. Cheng is a Fellow of King's College in London, and was the Course Director of the International Arbitration and Dispute Settlement Course at the Law School of Tsinghua University in Beijing.


Cost: £10 

Book and pay online via the Gray's Inn Online System (GIOS). Non-members will be required to register first if using the booking system for the first time. 

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