This event was part of Hong Kong Arbitration Week. The HKIAC has established the Hong Kong Arbitration Week to celebrate the triumphs and challenges of international arbitration while actively promoting the development of the practice in Asia. Following the dramatic economic growth across many parts of the region, the call for international arbitration has become significantly louder in recent years. Through conferences, luncheons and evening receptions, Hong Kong Arbitration Week seeks to provide a multitude of forums in which users and practitioners can come together to exchange ideas on how best to manage this increased demand for arbitration services. The HKIAC hopes to raise awareness of the latest trends in the field as it welcomes members of the global arbitration community to Hong Kong.
During the 4th Annual GAR Live Asia event, Gary Born, Chair of the International Arbitration Group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP served as a judge during session four, titled "The GAR Live Oxford Union-style Debate."