A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM OUR CO-CHAIRS
"For the first time since its creation in 2012, the Hong Kong Arbitration Charity Ball (HKACB) has not taken place due to the continued impact of COVID-19 and the associated travel restrictions which prevented many of our guests from travelling to Hong Kong.
Despite the cancellation of our event, we wanted to show some (much needed) support to the two charities that were going to benefit from this year’s fundraising, namely the Centre for Refugees and Pro Bono HK. Charities are deeply affected by the current crisis as they have lost most of their funding while the number of people in need increases. In addition to the pandemic, the Centre for Refugees lost two of their sponsored staff members and suffered a major fire a few months ago. In these circumstances, every donation counts.
When the committee decided to postpone the Ball to 2021, Ruth Stackpool-Moore, Nicolas Wiegand, Thomas Walsh and Lucille Kante reached out to all HKACB's sponsors and managed to raise HKD 344,000.
The HKIAC also supported this initiative by donating the Hong Kong Arbitration Week Participation Fees totalling HKD 30,000, allowing HKACB to donate a total amount of HKD 374,000 (to be divided equally between the two charities).
We would like to thank the HKIAC as well as HSF, BRG, Debevoise, CMS, Clifford Chance, Omni Bridgeway, Alix Partners, Neil Kaplan (Arbitration Chambers) and Janie Wong (Addleshaw Goddard) for making such generous contributions.
We look forward to seeing you all again in 2021."
Ruth Stackpool-Moore, Nicolas Wiegand & Thomas Walsh
Co-Chairs of the Hong Kong Arbitration Charity Ball
Find out more about the two charities supported by HKACB here:
21 October 2020
The Rosewood Hotel, Victoria Dockside
ABOUT THE HKACB /
The Hong Kong Arbitration Charity Ball (HKACB) is held annually to raise funds to support local Hong Kong charities and assist in the development of arbitration across Asia.
While we are aware that this year is challenging for most of us on many levels, we also know that charities in Hong Kong struggle even more now with less resources and more people in need for their help. This is why we are making a point to raise as much money as possible to support two charities who do fantastic work in Hong Kong, namely the Centre for Refugees and the Pro Bono HK.
Join us as we escape reality for a few hours and take you on a Casino night alongside the leading minds of the international arbitration community with fantastic entertainment and engaging fundraising.
Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our two main sponsors, Alvarez & Marsal and BRG for their continuous support to HKACB!
We look forward to welcoming you to this 8th edition of the Hong Kong Arbitration Charity Ball!
SCHEDULE / HKACB 2020
COCKTAIL RECEPTION - Sponsored By BRG
8:20 -11:00 PM
Sponsored by Alvarez & Marsal