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Online CPD event | Trans-Tasman | Virtual arbitrations: How new is the new normal?

with Neil Kaplan and Donna Ross

Tuesday 18 August 2020 | Online

Are virtual arbitrations really all that new? In this presentation in the form of a Q & A, Neil Kaplan will discuss virtual arbitrations pre-Covid-19 – for example during SARS, how the number of arbitrations conducted virtually has increased and a ways to ensure procedural fairness, including some novel means such as shorter hearing days and asynchronous proceedings.


About the presenters

Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS

Mr. Kaplan has practiced as a barrister, Principal Crown Counsel at the Hong Kong Attorney General’s Chambers, and served as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong in charge of the Construction and Arbitration List.

He has been the Chairman of the HKIAC, President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is currently a Council Member, a Governing Board Member of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration and a Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. He is a Chartered Arbitrator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. He was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to international arbitration as well as the Silver Bauhinia Star by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR.

Donna Ross LL.M., FCIARB

Donna is the chair of Resolution Institute's Victorian Arbitration PDG, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Resolution Institute and a graded arbitrator, an IMI and NMAS accredited mediator and an LIV Accredited Specialist in Mediation and an Australian, U.S. and French lawyer. In addition to her work as a neutral and advocate, she also teaches arbitration, mediation and negotiation.