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Sat, 20 Feb


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Adjudicator Accreditation Training (4 Days) [FULL]

HKICAdj is delivering an Adjudicators Accreditation Training Course to provide construction professionals with insights about contractual and statutory adjudication.

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Adjudicator Accreditation Training (4 Days) [FULL]
Adjudicator Accreditation Training (4 Days) [FULL]

Time & Location

20 Feb 2021, 09:00 GMT+8 – 28 Feb 2021, 17:00 GMT+8

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About The Event

About The Event 

HKICAdj is delivering an Adjudicators Accreditation Training Course to provide construction professionals with insights about contractual and statutory adjudication. This training course will be discussing the proposed Security of Payment Legislation (SOPL) in Hong Kong and also integrating with NEC3 and NEC4 ECC adjudication frameworks. This course will be delivered by experienced adjudicators and cross-border expert trainers.

Course Structure

Day 1: Brief introduction of HKICAdj, Different ADR Forms, Contract Law, Tort Law, Rules of Evidence

Day 2: Fundamentals of Construction Law, Fundamentals of Adjudication, Key Features of NEC Contract, NEC Dispute Resolution Clause

Day 3: Adjudication procedures, International adjudication practice, Decision writing concepts

Day 4: Adjudication Practice Tutorial, Written examination

Benefits of professionals upon successful completion of the course and passing the examination include:

1. Listing on the HKICAdj list of adjudicators

2. Use of post-nominal title MHKICAdj or FHKICAdj

3. Waiver of 2021 membership fee

4. Enjoy discounts for events organized by HKICAdj

Moreover, the course fee includes a top up course* for candidates successfully listed on the HKICAdj list of adjudicators to familiarize with the SOPL upon its enactment.

*top up course will enable listed adjudicators to gain the knowledge and essentials of the Hong Kong’s Security of Payment Ordinance.

The course will be delivered on four days on 20, 21, 27 & 28 Feb 2021, including a decision

writing examination.

Course Fee (Rate includes course materials and examination fee):

Normal Rate:

HK$17,500 per person 

Early Bird:

HK$15,500 per person before 31 Jan 2021

Deadline for application: 13 Feb 2021


  1. Due to the COVID-19, the upcoming course in early 2021 will be delivered online using ZOOM. The ZOOM ID will be provided before the training
  2. The format of the final examination on Day 4 will be changed from face-to-face examination to online examination.

Course Trainers:

Dr Christopher TO, Prof M T Yeung, Mr Edward Chin

Lead Trainer – Dr. Christopher TO BEng(Hons), LLB(Hons), LLM, MA, PhD, DEng, PCLL DipCD, FCIArb, FHKIArb, FSIArb, FIET, FHKIoD, RPE, CEng, CITP, FHKIE, MBCS, HKCS, ARAeS, Chartered Arbitrator, Accredited Mediator, and Adjudicator.

Dr. Christopher To is an independent mediator and arbitrator who is on the panels of various leading global alternative dispute resolution bodies. He has arbitrated a variety of international cases involving both ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations; and has mediated many international and domestic cases. He is an accredited mediator, chartered arbitrator, chartered engineer, chartered information technology professional and a law professor. As former Secretary-General of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Dr. To managed to elevate Hong Kong’s status as the regional dispute resolution hub of Asia.

Co-Trainer – Mr. Edward CHIN, BSc, Post-Bac Dip of (Canadian) Legal Studies, LLB, LLM, PCLL, MCIArb, AHKIoD

Edward Chin is a qualified Hong Kong barrister, and he is a current member at Prince’s Chambers. He is also a current Visiting Tutor at the University of Law at the Hong Kong campus. He is also the Co-Vice Chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Young Members Group.

Edward’s education spans three jurisdictions including Hong Kong, England and Wales and Canada. Of those three jurisdictions, Edward holds degrees in Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws (Corporate and Commercial Law). Edward has also studied law in all three jurisdictions. He has extensive legal research and legal publication experience in both the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. Edward is currently the contributing author for Company Law in Hong Kong: Insolvency 2020 and a case reporter for Lexis Hong Kong Cases. In the past, Edward was the copy editor for James Kessler QC at Taxation Chambers for his Taxation of Non-residents and Foreign Domiciliaries 2014-2015

Co-Trainer & Lead Tutor – Prof. Ming Tai YEUNG, BSc(Eng)(Hons), LLB(Hons), LLM, CEng, FHKIArb, MICE, MHKIE

Prof. M T Yeung is both a practising barrister and a professional civil engineer. He has practised as a civil engineer for 11 years before switched to a barrister in 1989. His main practice as counsel is on construction and commercial litigation and arbitration

Prof. Yeung has acted as an Arbitrator in more than 150 construction and commercial disputes. He has also acted as Chairman or Vice Chairman in statutory appeal boards, as well as Dispute Resolution Advisor and Mediator in some public works projects. He also teaches at various local universities and professional institutions.


  • 3 hours 30 minutes

    Day 1 morning session

  • 3 hours 30 minutes

    Day 1 afternoon session

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