Adjudication Services

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To meet the increasing demand of using adjudication to resolve construction or engineering disputes as well as to encourage enlisting of potential HKICM members as an adjudicator, the Institute has set up an Adjudication Panel in March 2014 aiming to establish a List of Adjudicators (the “List) to provide adjudication services to HKICM members and the public.
The Adjudication Services Scheme will be launched in the latter half of 2014 with details to be announced later.
HKICM members who are existing Accredited Adjudicator are encourage to apply for inclusion in the List. Those non-accredited members may enroll in the “Half-day Adjudication Training Course” to be organized by HKICM in order to meet the pre-requisite requirement for inclusion in the List (details of the qualifications for empanelling in the List to be announced later).


Half-day Training Course on Adjuducation 2014

(Organized by HKICM and supported by Australian Institute of Building (Hong Kong Chapter))

   Flyer/Application Form (pdf / Words Version)


Details of the Adjudication Training Course: -

Topics / Speakers : (I)    An Overview of Adjudication, Strength and Weakness - Mr. King WONG
(II)   An Overview of the Proposed Security for Payment Legislation - Mr. Damon SO
(III)  Laws relating to Adjudication - Ms. Teresa CHENG, GBS, SC, JP
(IV)  HKIAC Adjudication Rules - Mr. Christopher TO
Date : 7 June 2014 (Saturday)
Time : 9:00 am ~ 1:00 pm
Venue : Lecture Room C, Joint Professional Centre
Unit 1, G/F, The Centre, 99 Queens Road Central, Hong Kong
Class Capacity  : 35
Fee : HK$1,500.00 (Members) / HK$1,800.00 (Non-members)
Priority  : HKICM or AIB Corporate Members only
Language : English supplement by Cantonese
CPD Hours : 3 Hours
Details : The training course rundown is as follows:
    Time Programme
    9:00 - 9:15 Registration
    9:15 - 9:30 Opening remarks by Mr. King WONG
    9:30 - 10:15 Session 1 - An Overview of Adjudication, Strength and Weakness (Speaker: Mr. King WONG, Barrister of Academy Chambers)
    10:15 - 11:00 Session 2 - An Overview of the Proposed Security for Payment Legislation (Speaker: Mr. Damon SO, Solicitor & Construction Partner of Hogan Lovell)
    11:00 - 11:15 Morning Tea Break
    11:15 - 12:00 Session 3 - Laws relating to Adjudication (Speaker: Ms. Teresa CHENG GBS, SC, JP, Chairperson of HKIAC)
    12:00 - 12:45 Session 4 - HKIAC Adjudication Rules (Speaker: Mr. Christopher TO, Executive Director of CIC)
    12:45 - 13:00 Closing remarks, souvenir presentation (by HKICM President, Cr Paul Chung) and group photo taking
About the Speakers : Mr. King WONG is a Barrister with major area of practice in commercial and construction litigations, personal injuries claims and company matters. He also participated in mediation, arbitration, litigation and dispute settlement for commercial and construction matters.
Mr. Wong is a Chartered Builder and Chartered Civil Engineer. He has more than 20 years of experience in Hong Kong, Australia and China as a construction and consulting engineer in the areas of construction and project management, planning and control, forensic programming and contract administration. In particular, he had represented contractors and developers for preparation, review and negotiation of construction claims.
Mr. Wong is a Fellow member of the HKIE, ICE, AIB and CIArb. He is the past president of the Australian Institute of Building (Hong Kong Chapter) in 2010 to 2011. He is also a qualified accountant in Hong Kong. His name is included in the List of Arbitrators and Mediators of the HKIAC, HKIE and Hong Kong Bar Association.

    Mr. Damon SO is a Partner with the Projects (Engineering and Construction) Group of the Hong Kong office of Hogan Lovells, an international law firm specializing in construction law.  He initially qualified as a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer.
Since qualified as a solicitor, Mr. SO has undertaken a wide range of both contentious and non-contentious construction work and has had occasion to consider many of the issues which typically arise in respect of various construction projects.  His contentious work includes a large amount of litigation and arbitration, acting for statutory bodies, employers, contractors, consultants and insurers, in respect of building and civil projects.
His non-contentious work includes advising and drafting construction, consultancy and other related contracts for employers, contractors and consultants in respect of a number of building and civil projects using various standard forms of contract.
He is a co-author of leading textbooks on arbitration namely "The Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong – Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609)" and "Butterworths Hong Kong Arbitration Law Handbook" both published in 2012.

    Ms. Teresa CHENG is a Senior Counsel, Chartered Engineer, Chartered Arbitrator and Accredited Mediator with a distinguished record of public service in Hong Kong.
Ms. CHENG specializes in areas of law in construction, international commercial transactions, joint venture contracts and investment arbitration, and is an experienced practitioner in international arbitration and mediation. She is frequently engaged as counsel or arbitrator in complex international commercial disputes. Her current appointments include (amongst many others) Chairperson of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and Vice-President of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration. In 2008, she was the first Asian woman elected through a global election as President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She has sat as a Deputy Judge in the Court of First Instance of the High Court of Hong Kong, and is a World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes panel arbitrator designated by its Chairman.
Ms. CHENG was awarded the Hong Kong Gold Bauhinia Star by the CE of Hong Kong SAR in recognition of her public service in 2011. She is currently also the Chair of the Air Transport Licensing Authority. She previously served the Hong Kong community as Chairperson for the Provisional Minimum Wage Commission, Transport Advisory Committee, Town Planning Appeal Board, Environmental Impact Assessment Appeal Board Panel, the Appeal Tribunal (Buildings) Panel and the Copyright Tribunal, etc.
Ms. CHENG is a Fellow of King’s College London, and the Course Director of the International Arbitration and Dispute Settlement Course at the School of Law, Tsinghua University and Adjunct Professor with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She was previously Honorary and Visiting Professor of the China University of Political Science and Law. Ms. Cheng has co-authored numerous books and articles in journals and seminars. Some of her recent publications include “Construction Law and Practice in Hong Kong” and “Arbitration in Hong Kong: A Practical Guide”, published by Sweet & Maxwell, as well as papers in the “International Council for Commercial Arbitration Congress Series”, published by Kluwer Law International.

    Mr. Christopher TO is currently Executive Director of the Construction Industry Council and was previously Secretary General of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.
He holds adjunct professorships from a variety of academic institutions and is involved with educational reform and governance of such institutions. He is a member of various academic societies and actively participates as a Committee Member of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and the Hong Kong Corporate Counsel Association.
He is also involved in a variety of boards and companies, ranging from engineering, IT and R&D. In 2001, Christopher was the youngest Director to be awarded Director of the Year Award in Hong Kong and in 2007 he was named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.



For any enquires over the “Half-day Training Course on Adjudication 2014” or application for inclusion in the HKICM List of Adjudicators, please feel free to call on the Secretariat on (852) 2523 2081 or send emails to