Dispute resolution workshop held

November 9, 2022
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The ASEAN online dispute resolution workshop is held in hybrid mode.

The Workshop on Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Workshop was held in hybrid mode today as part of Hong Kong Legal Week 2022. 


With the support of the ASEAN Secretariat and Hong Kong's Trade & Industry Department, the workshop's theme was "ODR in Facilitating Cross-Border Trade & Investment for ASEAN & Hong Kong Businesses".


Representatives from six ASEAN member states and the ASEAN Secretariat joined the Workshop in person in Hong Kong, with other ASEAN member states participating online.


In delivering his opening remarks, Secretary for Justice Paul Lam highlighted the importance of ODR for micro, small and medium enterprises, particularly in facilitating cross-border trade and investment.


Distinguished speakers from international organisations and ODR experts shared their insights on how ODR facilitates access to justice by providing a cost-effective and efficient solution to cross-boundary disputes in the era of flourishing digital trade.


The workshop was also supported by the Economic & Technical Co-operation Work Programme under the free trade agreement between ASEAN and Hong Kong.


Director-General of Trade & Industry Maggie Wong in her closing remarks said today's workshop contributed tremendously to enhancing the mutual co-operation and capacity building between ASEAN and Hong Kong.


Click here to register for Hong Kong Legal Week 2022 events online.

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