Acta Non Verba: Justice and Cultural Sensibility in Global Dispute Resolution

28 Aug 2024

Singapore English
Start: 17:30 (SGT) | 11:00 (CEST) || End: 19:00 (SGT) | 15:00 (CEST)

Taking place during Singapore Convention Week 2024, the panel discussion will navigate the interplay between justice and culture in the context of international dispute resolution practice. 

Research has shown that, how people and their problems are managed, has far more influence on their view of the dispute resolution process, than the outcome of their case. In other words: Justice must not just be done and seen to be done – it must be felt to be done.

International dispute resolution rests on fair and objective standards of natural justice. This has led us to focus on being culture-blind, but how justice will be “felt” to be done will vary across cultures. Should we instead be more “culture-wise” in international dispute resolution, and if so, how?

This event is open to legal practitioners, In House Counsel, law academicians and students. 


17:00 – 17:30


17:30 – 17:35

Opening remarks

17:35 – 18:35

Panel discussion

18:35 – 18:40

Closing remarks

18:40 – 20:00

Networking drinks

Sapna Jhangiani KC

International Legal Counsel, Attorney General’s Chambers, Singapore; Vice Chair, ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR

Toby Landau KC

Barrister, Advocate & Arbitrator, Duxton Hill Chambers (Singapore Group Practice), London & Singapore

Robert Spano

Partner, Gibson Dunn, London; Former President of the European Court of Human Rights

Dorcas Anderson Quek

Associate Professor of Law, Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore Management University, Singapore


The venue will be confirmed in due course.

Irene Mira

Deputy Director, Arbitration & ADR, South Asia, ICC Dispute Resolution Services

Valerie Victor

Executive Assistant, Arbitration and ADR, South Asia, ICC Dispute Resolution Services

CIArb Singapore Secretariat