IADC members and guests from Hong Kong, Beijing, Shenzhen, South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, and the United States enjoyed a successful Asian Regional Meeting in Hong Kong on October 19 and 20, 2017.
Attendees enjoyed a reception and dinner with signature IADC hospitality and spirit on the evening of Thursday, October 19 and then a full day of programming on a number of Asian-focused comparative legal programs and topics on Friday, October 20 hosted by Skadden Arps office and IADC member Chiann Bao. Members closed the Regional Meeting together Friday night with an evening cruise on a traditional Chinese Junk in the Hong Kong Harbour to enjoy the nightly Symphony of Lights. Many thanks to our hosts, sponsors, and speakers for a successful meeting.
The Asian Regional Meeting followed successful joint IADC programs earlier in the week sponsored by local bar associations and a number of other legal, academic, and business organizations in Shanghai and Shenzhen in which IADC leaders from Singapore, Germany, and the United States participated. Our special thanks, in particular to Benchmark Chambers International, the Shenzhen Bar Association, and the Shanghai University for Political Science and Law for their role in organizing the events. We also recognize the China Institute for Shanghai Cooperation Organization International Exchange and Judicial Cooperation (CNISCO) as a co-organizer of the Chinese Overseas Investment Legal Forum in Shanghai and the CIETAC – China International Economic and Arbitration and Trade Commission as a co-organizer of the IADC Chinese Corporate Counsel Symposium in Shenzhen. Both groups were instrumental in making the events successful.
The week's events were a successful step forward for the IADC's Asian Membership Initiative, which is designed to deliver greater IADC value to our members while expanding quality membership in Asia.