Conferences & Workshops

2019

18 October 2019
Law and Economics Workshop Series: Do Legal Origins Predict Legal Substance? | Professor Yun-chien Chang, Research Professor & Director of Center for Empirical Legal Studies, Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica, Taiwan | Go to page >>>

24 September 2019
Law and Economics Workshop Series: The US-China Trade Negotiation: A Contract Theory Perspective | Dr Angela Zhang, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Centre for Chinese Law, Faculty of Law, HKU | Commentator: Professor Zhiwu Chen, Director, Asia Global Institute and Victor and William Fung Professor in Economics, HKU | Go to page >>>

18 July 2019
Law and Economics Workshop Series: Judging Around the World: Experimental, Clickstream, and Writing Evidence from the Lab | Professor Holger Spamann, Lawrence R. Grove Professor of Law, Harvard Law School | Go to page >>>

15 July 2019
Challenges and Opportunities for International Commercial Arbitration and Investor-State Dispute Settlement in the Asia-Pacific Region | A symposium organized by AIIFL and the University of Sydney Law School | Go to page >>>

21 June 2019
FinTech in Africa Conference 2019 II: Financial Inclusion and FinTech Adoption in Emerging Markets | Jointly organized/attended by the South African Consulate General, the Fintech Association of Hong Kong, Paxful, Africa Works Ventures, the Asian Institute of International Financial Law, HKU FinTech, and WHub.

24 May 2019
HKU FinTech Conference: Market Developments and Regulations | Keynote Speaker: Professor John M Griffin, Professor James A. Elkins Centennial Chair in Finance, McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin | Plenary Speaker: Mr. Eugene Huang, CTO and COO of OneConnect, Ping An | Go to page >>>

7 May 2019
FinTech in Africa Conference 2019 – Hong Kong | Hong Kong’s first conference on FinTech in Africa – a collaboration of the South African Consulate General, the Fintech Association of Hong Kong, Acorus Capital and the Asian Institute of International Financial Law – with speakers/ panelists: Maxine Barnett, Acorus Capital; Nick von Christierson, Diginex; Angela Itzikowitz, ENS Africa; Coenraad Jonker, TYME Capital; Musheer Ahmed, FinTech Association of Hong Kong; John Kane, TYME Capital; Douglas Arner, University of Hong Kong; Max Song, Partner, Blockdynamics; and Gareth Lai, Lumen. | Go to page >>>

27-28 April 2019
第六屆兩岸四地財產法論壇: 中國農村土地管理法的檢討
(The 6th Cross-Strait Property Law Forum) | Asian Institute of International Financial Law’s forum this year focused on the evaluation of Land Management Law of the People’s Republic of China, discussing the 40 land law Greater China Region scholars’ insights into rural land legal system and rural land reform in mainland China, and the impact of the Civil Code’s chapter on property rights on rural land, land law in Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan.

20 February 2019
Law and Economics Workshop Series: Rethinking Law School Tenure Standards | Law and Economics Workshop Series Rethinking Law School Tenure Standards, presented by Kyle Rozema, Wachtell Lipton Fellow in Behavioral Law and Economics, University of Chicago Law School.

2018

24 November 2018
The Secondary Market for Cryptos and Other Digital Assets: Regulatory and Technical Issues

15 October 2018
AIIFL is one of the supporting organisations of the full-day Forum-cum-Dialogue on infrastructure financing under the Belt & Road Initiative organized by the Asia-Pacific Structured Finance Association (APSA) and the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB). Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive Norman TL Chan (HKIB honorary president) delivered the keynote. |  Go to page >>>

3 July 2018
Law and Economics Workshop Series: Rules and Standards: An Experiment

9-10 June 2018
Banking and Financial Markets Workshop: Taiwan Financial Sectors and Belt and Road Initiative | Go to page >>>

24 May 2018
Systemic Risk in the Financial Sector: Ten Years after the Global Financial Crisis | Details (PDF)

24 March 2018
ICOs: Moving Forward on Best Practices | Go to page >>>

21 March 2018
Law and Economic Workshop SeriesFederal Judge Ideology: A New Measure of Ex-Ante Litigation Risk
Professor Kai Wai Hui, Faculty of Business & Economics, HKU

9 February 2018
Law and Economic Workshop SeriesAn Empirical Analysis of Bargaining Power in Licensing Contract Terms / So Sue Me! Re-discovery of Patent Value through Litigation | Go to page >>>

25 January 2018
Law and Economic Workshop SeriesThe Whack-A-Mole Game: Tobin Tax and Trading Frenzy | Go to page >>>

23 January 2018
Asian Financial Law Conference

2017

24 November 2017
Law and Economic Workshop SeriesWhat Explains Corporate Governance Regimes in China? | Go to page >>>

10 November 2017
Law and Economic Workshop Series: The Impact of Xi’s Anti-corruption Campaign on Politically Connected Listed Companies | Go to page >>>

16 October 2017
Insurance Law and Practice: Challenges and Opportunities

5 May 2017
Colloquium (Part II) “Innovations in Financial Law and Systems”: A Tribute to Professor Joseph J. Norton held at SMU Dedman School of Law, Dallas, Texas, USA | Go to page >>>

22 April 2017
第五屆財產法論壇在河南大學法學院舉行 (The 5th Cross-Strait Financial Law Forum held at Henan University, China)

13 March 2017
AIIFL supported the HKSAR Companies Registry’s Corporate Governance Roundtable | Details (HK SAR Press Release)

2016

11 November 2016
Shareholder Engagement and Activism in Hong Kong | Go to page >>>

7 November 2016
FINNOVASIA Academy Workshop on “The Future of FinTech in China

1-2 September 2016
China’s Identity in International Law | Go to page >>>

16-17 July 2016
The International Bar Association Law Students’ Committee Mid-Year Conference Hong Kong 2016:
Financial and Corporate Law in Asia | Go to page >>>

24-25 June 2016
Journal of Financial Regulation 2016 Annual Conference: Integration and Interconnectedness in Global Finance | Go to page >>>

5-6 May 2016
Innovation in Financial Law and Systems: A Conference in Honour of Professor Joseph J. Norton | Go to page >>>

2016年4月16-17日
第四屆兩岸四地金融法論壇
主題: 一帶一路對金融法帶來的挑戰與機遇
Delivered in Potunghua 日程表 | Programme (PDF)

2015

Finance in Asia: Regulating Regional Markets, 6 November 2015 | Go to page >>>

Renovating the Hong Kong Revenue Regime: The Local, Cross-border and International Contexts, 31 October 2015 | Go to page >>>

Unlocking Value in the PRC: Chinese Restructuring and its Cross-Border Implications, 23 October 2015 | Details (PDF)

Insurance Law and Practice 2015, 3 June 2015 | Go to page >>>

2nd Annual Symposium on EU-Asia Relations in Financial Services, 27-29 May 2015, Hong Kong | Details (PDF)

HKIMR-HKU International Conference on Finance, Institutions and Economic Growth, 22 May 2015

US-China Legal Summit, 2 March 2015

2014

The 15th Annual International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot (IMLAM) 2014 was hosted by the Asian Institute of International Financial Law (AIIFL), The University of Hong Kong, 4-8 July 2014

For more information about the IMLAM moot: Link

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2013

December 2013

Conference “Reconceptualising Global Finance and its Regulation“, 13-14 December 2013 | Cambridge University Press link to the 2017 book edited by Ross P. Buckley (University of New South Wales, Sydney), Emilios Avgouleas (University of Edinburgh) and Douglas W. Arner (The University of Hong Kong)

May 2013

Conference “Hong Kong Insurance Law and Practice“, 6 June 2013

April 2013

2013 Workshop on Harmonizing Cross-Strait Financial Regulations, 13 April 2013

2012

March 2012

AIIFL and CLLC Training Centre Workshop “Essential Workshop for Banking, Insurance & Dispute Resolution Professionals: Mastering Negotiation, Dispute & Complaint Handling Skills and Getting Ready for the Launch of the Financial Dispute Resolution Centre (“FDRC”)“, 10 March 2012

February 2012

Taxation Law Research Programme (TLRP) in conjunction with WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) jointly organized the Third TLRP International Conference “The European Union and Greater China: Understanding the Fundamentals of the New Taxation Relationship“, 25 February 2012

2011

December 2011

Conference “Legal Issues in Fund Distribution” co-hosted with University of Luxembourgon, 8 December, 2011

November 2011

Baker & McKenzie and and The University of Hong Kong – Centre for Comparative and Public Law (CCPL) and the Asian Institute of International Financial Law (AIIFL) jointly organized a Symposium: Environmental Markets: A New Frontier for Asia?, 4 November 2011

September 2011

AIIFL and CLLC Training Centre Workshop “Be a Winner in the New Era of Banking: Regulations, Business Opportunities & the FDRC“, 20, 24, 27 and 29 September 2011

July 2011

Asian International Economic Law Network (AIELN) Conference 2011: The Global Financial and Economic Crisis and the Post-Crisis International Economic Law Environment on 15-16 July 2011

June 2011

Hong Kong Insurance Law Association (HKILA) Inaugural Conference “The Future of Hong Kong Insurance Law” on 16 June 2011

February 2011

TFCTN/EAIEL/AIIFL Workshop “Present at the Beginning: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement” on 25 February 2011

2010

January 2010

Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Heyman Center on Corporate Governance, Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University and AIIFL Colloquium “Current Issues in Financial Regulation” on 12 January 2010

AIIFL and the Institute of Asian-Pacific Business Law, The William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa jointly organized a Symposium “Corporate Rescue in Hong Kong: The Government’s 2009 Legislative Proposals” at HKU on 22 January 2010

TLRP/AIIFL and Civic Exchange

2nd International Conference “Green Taxation in East Asia: Problems and Prospects” on 29 January 2010

2009

August 2009

AIIFL is co-organizing a Symposium on The Convergence of Property Rights among Mainland, Taiwan, Macau, and Hong Kong with HKU Department of Real Estate & Construction on 2-3 August 2009 

2008

May 2008

AIIFL co-sponsored, with the National Law School of India, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and Southern Methodist University, a Conference “The Elephant and the Dragon – Lessons and Challenges respecting the Role of Law in Economic Development in India and China“, 7-9 May 2008, National Law School of India, Bangalore, India

March 2008

AIIFL and the Institute of Asian-Pacific Business Law, The William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa jointly organized a Symposium “The PRC 2006 Enterprise Bankruptcy Law: A New Beginning? ” on 25 March 2008

2007

October 2007

AIIFL and the Institute of Asian-Pacific Business Law, The William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa jointly organized a Symposium “Entrepreneurialism, Risk Assessment & Private Investment in China” on 18 October 2007

April 2007

AIIFL co-hosted The Asset Forum in association with Asian Development Bank roundtable on Securitization: The Next Wave at the Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong on 18 April 2007

February 2007

Negotiation Workshop, conducted by Mr. David Newton, Managing Director, The Accord Group, Australia and Professor David Sandborg, Faculty of Law, HKU, 7 and 9 February, 2007

2006

September 2006

AIIFL is co-sponsoring Risky Business? Corporate Governance in Asia 2006 Conference with CSR-Asia on 25-26 September 2006. Further information about the Conference, please visit CSR-Asia website: http://www.csr-asia.com/corporategovernance2006.html

June 2006

The Hong Kong America Center in association with AIIFL organized American Corporate Governance: Implications for Asia Conference, 5-8 June 2006, at the City University of Hong Kong

2005

October 2005

AIIFL co-sponsored “Basel II Forum – 2007 and Beyond“. The Forum was organized by Key Media International and was held in Hong Kong on 13-14 October 2005, at the Hong Kong Jockey Club

May 2005

AIIFL co-hosted an international conference on “Law, Culture and Financial Sector Development” as part of the International Forum Series of the London Forum for International Economic Law and Development (www.lforum.org). The Forum was held at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in Shanghai, China on 14 May 2005

2004

3 September 2004

AIIFL co-sponsored a seminar on “Beijing-Hong Kong Corporate Restructuring and Liquidation” organized by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified PublicAccountants (formerly the Hong Kong Society of Accountants).

4 October 2004

“China Banking Liberalisation and Restructuring” seminar, including Dr. Lou Jianbo, Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director, Center for Real Estate Law, Peking University School of Law, and Lecturer in Chinese Commercial Law, University of Cambridge, and Professor Zhou Zhongfei, Deputy President and Professor of Law, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. The Seminar was chaired by Professor Angela Itzikowitz, Nedcor Professor of Banking Law, University of the Witwatersrand, and Paul Hastings Visiting Professor in Corporate and Financial Law, HKU Faculty of Law, and commentators included Mr. Mohan Datwani, Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP; Professor Rolf H. Weber, University of Zurich, and Paul Hastings Visiting Professor in Corporate and Financial Law, HKU Faculty of Law, and Mr. Wang Wei, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, London. The Seminar was co-organised by LexisNexis Butterworths; Shanghai University of Finance and Economics; the Institute of International Banking and Finance, Southern Methodist University; the Mandela Institute, University of the Witwatersrand; and the London Forum for International Economic Law and Development.

5 October 2004

Recent Developments in US and European Securities Regulation” seminar, including Professor Marc I. Steinberg, Radford Professor of Law, Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University, and Paul Hastings Visiting Professor in Corporate and Financial Law, HKU Faculty of Law, and Professor Rolf H. Weber, University of Zurich, and Paul Hastings Visiting Professor in Corporate and Financial Law, HKU Faculty of Law. The seminar was chaired by Professor Angela Itzikowitz, University of the Witwatersrand, and Paul Hastings Visiting Professor in Corporate and Financial Law, HKU Faculty of Law, and was co-organised by LexisNexis Butterworths; the Institute of International Banking and Finance, Southern Methodist University; the Mandela Institute, University of the Witwatersrand; and the London Forum for International Economic Law and Development.

2003

November 2003

AIIFL and Hong Kong Society of Accountants (HKSA) jointly organized a Conference “Cross-Border Restructuring: Hong Kong, Mainland China and the Region” on 22 November 2003

AIIFL and the Milken Institute jointly organized “Asian Bond Market Forum” on 11-14 November 2003

The Papers and commentaries presented at the Asian Bond Market Forum may be accessed through this link. All are in Acrobat format, together with biographies of the speakers and panellists.

February 2003

AIIFL and the Centre for Criminology, University of Hong Kong jointly held a Conference entitled “The Continuing Fight Against Organized Financial Crime in Hong Kong” on 15 February 2003

2002

October 2002

Corporate Rescue in China: Chinese and Comparative Perspectives

AIIFL held the Symposium on 7 October 2002 in Council Chamber, HKU. This symposium involved local and overseas academics and professionals in the discussion of Corporate Rescue.

June 2002

London Summer Programme in International Banking and Financial Law 

The London Forum for International Economic Law and Development at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (International Financial Law Unit), Queen Mary, University of London, and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) organised a Summer Programme running from 6-13 June 2002. The Forum was in cooperation with five Institutes including AIIFL.

Among the sessions at the Summer Programme were the following: Corporate Governance: International and Comparative Dimensions; Discerning the Rule of Law in a Global Financial/Commercial Environment; Comparative Banking Law Update (Private Law) Liability and Enforcement Emphasis; The Rise of Financial Conglomerates: The Case of Financial Holding Companies in the US; and International Financial Law Developments.

May 2002

Enhancing the Governance of Listed Companies

AIIFL co-organised a public forum with the Centre for Accounting Disclosure and Corporate Governance at the School of Accountancy of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Securities Institute on 13 May 2002 to discuss issues regarding corporate governance and listed companies in Hong Kong. 

March 2002

Securitisation in Asia: Developments and Outlook

AIIFL and the Duke University Global Capital Markets Center co-sponsored this one-day workshop at the Central Conference Center on 13 March 2002. The workshop focused on securitisation developments and transactions in Hong Kong and the region.

2001

July 2001

The Future of Financial Regulation in Taiwan

AIIFL co-sponsored this two-day workshop with the Department of Risk Management and Insurance, National Chengchi University, in Taipei on 6-7 July 2001. The workshop focused on changes to financial structure and financial regulation in Taiwan and involved international academics, market professionals and regulators from around the world.

Current Issues in Financial Regulation

AIIFL organised this seminar at the University of Hong Kong on 9 July 2001, which involved experts from Europe, Africa and North America in discussions of major developments in international financial regulation.

2000