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June 15, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM HKT

Overview (Program Summary)

Driven by regulatory change, consumer and investor demand and a realization among institutions, boards, employees and other stakeholders of the importance of environmental, social and corporate governance (“ESG”) issues to sustainable growth, companies worldwide have increasingly had to navigate the emerging challenges and opportunities relating to these issues.

This is also true of compliance with human rights, where addressing and mitigating any potential adverse human rights impacts and associated legal risks is a priority for many corporations, including compliance with, for example, human rights, slavery and trafficking statutes.

What role can international arbitration play in addressing some of the legal consequences deriving from these concerns?


James Kwan
Partner, Hong Kong | International Arbitration - Hogan Lovells 

James is an International Arbitration partner in our Hong Kong office who advises clients engaged in high value and complex arbitrations. He specialises in technology, private equity, energy, and life sciences disputes. He has a range of international experience, having represented clients in arbitrations in Asia, the U.S., Middle East, and Europe under the major institutional and ad hoc rules, such as ICC, HKIAC, SIAC, CIETAC, LCIA, AAA, DIAC, and UNCITRAL. James has also sat as arbitrator and rendered awards in HKIAC, ICC, and DIAC arbitrations, and in addition is on the CIETAC, LCIA, SHIAC and KCAB and AIAC panels.  James is a solicitor advocate with Higher Rights of Audience before the Hong Kong courts.

Gaston P. Fernandez

Office Managing Partner, Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City | Corporate and Finance - Hogan Lovells

Gaston handles corporate, project development and finance matters. Fluent in Spanish and Mandarin, in addition to his native English, he facilitates deals for clients across borders and cultures. Gaston relocated to our Vietnam offices in 2021, having spent three years in the Beijing office and eleven in the Miami office of Hogan Lovells. Gaston has worked on matters involving financing from U.S., European and Asian banks, including China Development Bank, The Export-Import Bank of China, Bank of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), and The Export-Import Bank of Korea.

Gauthier Vannieuwenhuyse

Counsel, Paris - Hogan Lovells

Gauthier Vannieuwenhuyse is a counsel in the International Arbitration Group in our Paris office, with a focus on commercial and investment treaty arbitration. Gauthier has particular experience in arbitration in the technology and telecommunications, energy, and pharmaceutical sectors, with a focus on emerging markets. He also regularly acts in arbitration-related Court proceedings including annulment proceedings before the Paris Court of Appeal.



Date: Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Location: Webinar links will be sent upon registration

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