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Background
The international trend of globalization and regional integration vigorously bring about various development schemes and plans, including the "Belt and Road” Initiative, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the strategic development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area. International commerce and trade are expected to increase, together with commercial disputes. Enterprises’ demand for high-end legal, dispute resolution, risk prevention and management services, etc. is also growing. When it comes to the different advantages and shortcomings of different means of dispute resolution, the traditional legal, mediation and arbitration professionals are not satisfying clients’ needs. Clients nowadays have high expectation on international professional dispute resolution advocacy services, hoping that legal, mediation and arbitration professionals can have broader categories of service in order to provide better protection for the clients’ overall interest. When offering dispute resolution advocacy service, professional international dispute resolution advocates should first carry out risk assessment and analysis of overall interest for the client so as to assist the client in choosing the most effective dispute resolution means and related professional dispute resolution professionals, evaluating the other party’s considerations and negotiation strategies, and also the feasibility and execution details of the settlement agreement, etc.
Course Objectives
This course will equip students with the different knowledge and skills needed in dispute resolution advocacy and maximize the settlement benefits for clients in selecting the correct means to resolve and during the dispute resolution and negotiation processes. Participative exercises, case studies and role play will be included in this well-rounded training, in order to prepare students for the accreditation assessment for being an International Professional Dispute Resolution Advocate.
Advantages of the Course
High Recognition:
Mainland - Hong Kong Joint Mediation Center is the first joint Mediation Center in our region set up by two major mediation institutions in the Mainland and Hong Kong. It is well-recognized and highly supported by the Department of Justice of Hong Kong. MHJMC has already signed collaboration agreements with over 20 international dispute resolution organizations and universities, commencing different collaborations. It is expected in 2018, the collaboration network of MHJMC will be enlarged to 50 organizations worldwide. The innovative MHJMC International Dispute Resolution System adopted and practised by MHJMC is revered internationally and is regarded as one of the most internationally recognized international dispute resolution systems.

International Professional Qualification:
This is the only certified Course which allows graduates to be eligible for taking the exam for an international professional dispute resolution advocate qualification. Upon completion of this Course, graduates can obtain the qualification of "International Professional Dispute Resolution Advocate” (IPDRA) through Accreditation Assessment, and also the opportunities to handle cross-border and international commercial mediation cases as IPDRA.

Teaching Quality Assurance:
A team of veteran instructors, experienced in delivering training and mediation sessions, is responsible for preparing the teaching materials and teaching this Course. The reputable teaching team has trained up many professional mediators and dispute resolution experts in Hong Kong and around the world. They have also been participating in the design and development of professional dispute resolution mechanisms in different regions. All these indicate that the teaching team and teaching materials are up to international professional standards.

Professional Development Platform:
MHJMC innovates the MHJMC International Dispute Resolution Mechanism, which can properly settle international commercial disputes through the collaboration platform consisting of legal, arbitration and mediation organizations in various regions. The International Dispute Resolution Mechanism also provides diversified continuing professional development opportunities and platform for all dispute resolution experts, including advancement courses, talks, seminars, mediation and dispute resolution case referrals, etc., in order to help them further develop their mediation profession.

Course Outline
A. Client’s Demand for High-End Dispute Resolution Services
  - The development of dispute resolution profession
  - Understanding the means of dispute resolution
  - How high-end dispute resolution services can satisfy clients’ needs
  - Shortcomings of traditional dispute resolution services
  - Sharpening the competitive edge of legal professionals and dispute resolution experts
B. Profession of International Professional Dispute Resolution Advocates
  - The brand-new international professional service
Risk prevention
Risk management
Early assessment
Dispute resolution
Enforcement of the agreement/ arbitral award
  - Professional qualification and role of International Professional Dispute Resolution Advocate
  - MHJMC International Dispute Resolution Mechanism
  - Cross-profession, Cross-culture and cross-border collaboration of International Dispute Resolution Mechanism
  - Advantages of International Dispute Resolution Mechanism to legal professionals, dispute resolution experts and clients
C. Professional Services offered by International Professional Dispute Resolution Advocates
  - How to assist your client in choosing the means of dispute resolution
  - Choosing the appropriate dispute resolution personnel, venue and time
  - Procedures of MHJMC of International Dispute Resolution Service
  - Service charges and rules
D. Preparation Work of International Professional Dispute Resolution Advocates
  - Logistics - organizing the dispute resolution process
  - Documentation - preparing the documentation
  - People - preparing the team for the dispute resolution process
  - People – lawyer’s preparation
  - Strategy - preparing the opening statement
  - Strategy - preparing for the private sessions
E. Fighting for the best interests of client during mediation
  - Opening phase
  - Exploration phase
  - Managing time effectively
  - Bargaining phase
  - Dealing with deadlock
  - Settlement phase
F. Highlights of combination of dispute resolution means
  - Combination with the court
  - Combination with arbitration
Target
Issue of Certificates
Upon completion of this Course
- Students attaining ≥ 70% attendance in the course will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance
- Students attaining ≥ 70% attendance and passing the end-of-course assessment will be awarded a Certificate of Completion
- Candidates successfully passing the assessment are eligible to apply to be the International Professional Dispute Resolution Advocate of MHJMC with the presence of the Certificate of Completion or the Assessment Results within a year
Course Details
Duration 14 Hours
Date & Time
1 December 2017 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3 December 2017 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
7 December 2017 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Venue Mainland - Hong Kong Joint Mediation Center
(21/F, Success Commercial Building, 245-251 Hennessey Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong)
Teaching medium Cantonese (Teaching materials mainly in Chinese)
Tuition Fee HK$4,500
Application Method Please fill in and submit the application form, with the copy of academic qualifications, through e-mail or mail to MHJMC (21/F, Success Commercial Building, 245-251 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong)
Payment Method 
  1. Cheque (Only applicable to owners of a Hong Kong bank account) Payable to "Mainland - Hong Kong Joint Mediation Center Limited”; or
  2. Bank Transfer (Only applicable to owners of a Hong Kong bank account) Please transfer the tuition fee to Bank of China Account 012-704-0-007316-3. Account Name: "Mainland - Hong Kong Joint Mediation Center Limited”; or
  3. Telegraphic Transfer (Applicable to owners of a mainland bank account) Please first exchange money to HKD4500 and deposit the money to the Bank of China Hong Kong Dollar Account of MHJMC. The administration fee will be borne by applicants. 
    Bank Name: BANK OF CHINA (HONG KONG) LIMITED
    Bank Address: 152-158 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
    Account Name: Mainland - Hong Kong Joint Mediation Center Limited
    Account No.: 012-704-00073163
    Swift code: BKCHHKHHXXX
    English Address of MHJMC: 21/F, Commercial Building, 245-251 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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All Rights Reserved.
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All Rights Reserved.