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HKA G&S: another way out - alternative dispute resolution and statutory adjudication in Hong Kong

Event organised by ICE

29 November 2023
19:00 - 20:30 HKT (GMT+8)

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Given the increases in size, complexity and number of projects down the pipeline for the Hong Kong construction industry, construction disputes will inevitably be on a steady rise. As opposed to resorting to litigation through the court system, parties to these commercial disputes are looking for less adversarial ways to resolve disagreements. A decade since the coming into effect of the Hong Kong Mediation Ordinance, it is a good occasion to review how alternative dispute resolution fuels a speedy and effective way out of conflicts.

In this webinar, Mr John Lau, a seasoned project manager and dispute resolution professional, will be illustrating the roles alternative dispute resolution plays in getting out of conflicts quicker, less costly and more effectively. He will be sharing observations on how dispute arises from his practice as an independent arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator; and how parties benefit from taking a less adversarial approach.

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  • Registration will be confirmed on a first-come-first-served basis, with priority given to ICE HKA G&S members. Only successful applicants will be notified.
  • Attendance certificates will be provided within two weeks of the event, subject to attendees having participated for the entire duration of the event.
  • Applicants with no-show records will be given lower priority in future G&S events.
  • The above is subject to change without prior notice.


John Lau

John Lau

Hospital Authority

Manager, Capital Projects

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John Lau

Mr John Lau is a chartered civil engineer, an ICE fellow (FICE) with over two decades of experience in project management, design and construction management of various building and civil engineering projects in Hong Kong and abroad. He has been an ICE reviewer, and holds supervisory and mentorship roles of various professional institutions. He is also a fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia (FIEAust).

He is keen on promoting alternative dispute resolution within the construction industry with fellowships with the Chartered Institution of Arbitrators (FCIArb), and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS). He is an accredited mediator, an adjudicator and an arbitrator.

He currently oversees construction of a new major public hospital in Hong Kong.

For more information please contact:

Cecilia Lai