Application Now Open: The Hague Academy of International Law’s Advanced Course in Hong Kong – 1st Edition (2023)


The first edition of the HAIL Advanced Courses in Hong Kong, organised in cooperation with with the Asian Academy of International Law and (AAIL) and the Hong Kong Department of Justice, will take place on 11-15 December 2023 with a focus on “Current Trends on International Commercial and Investment Dispute Settlement“.

For this special programme, the Secretary-General of The Hague Academy of International Law (Professor Jean-Marc Thouvenin) has invited leading academics and practitioners from around the world to Hong Kong, including Diego P. Fernández Arroyo (Science Po, Paris), Franco Ferrari (New York University),  Natalie Morris-Sharma (Attorney-General’s Chambers, Singapore), Matthias Weller (University of Bonn) and Judge Gao Xiaoli (Supreme People’s Court, China), who will deliver five expert lectures on:

Lecture 1: ‘The United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation’ (Natalie Morris-Sharma)
Lecture 2: ‘Investor-State Dispute Settlement’ (Diego P. Fernández Arroyo)
Lecture 3: ‘International Commercial Arbitration’ (Franco Ferrari)
Lecture 4: , ‘Settlement of International Disputes before Domestic Courts’ (Matthias Weller)
Lecture 5: ‘Latest Developments of Dispute Resolution in China’ (Judge Gao Xiaoli)

This course is free of charge. However, full attendance is mandatory. Interested candidates are invited to send the completed application form to by 13 October 2023. All applications are subject to review. Succesful applicants will receive email confirmation by October 31. Registered participants will have pre-course access to the HAIL e-learning platform that provides reading materials prepared by the lecturers. A certificate of attendance will be awarded to participant with a perfect attendance record.

For further information provided by the organisers, please refer to the attached HAIL eFlyer and application form.