9th ICC Asia Pacific Conference on International Arbitration

27-28 Jun 2024

Singapore English CPD/MCLE/CNB credits/points available
Start 09:00 - End 18:00

The 9th edition of the annual ICC Asia Pacific Conference on International Arbitration will be back in Singapore on 27-28 June 2024! Mark your calendars for this must-attend event in the Asia Pacific. Arbitrators, mediators, in house counsel, lawyers and business people from the region will come together for a day of networking, learning and knowledge-sharing. 

 

An ICC Institute of World Business Law Advanced Training on Amicable Settlement of Disputes in International Arbitration will take place on 27 June 2024. Join together with other great minds for this hands-on, advanced level training. 

 

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Please contact ICCGlobalEvents@iccwbo.org if you have any questions. 

26 June: ICC YAAF
27 June: Training
28 June: Conference

All times are in Singapore Standard Time. 

 

ICC Institute of World Business Law Advanced Training on Amicable Settlement of Disputes in International Arbitration 

Party Expectations and Arbitrator Techniques

Developed by:
Klaus Peter Berger and Patricia Peterson

Co-Chaired by:

 Patricia Peterson and Kelvin Poon SC


08.30 – 09.00 

Welcome coffee and registration  

 

09.00 – 09.15 

 Welcoming address, introduction and presentation of the training  

  • Patricia Peterson, C.Arb, FCIArb, Independent Arbitrator, Peterson//ADR, France; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law 
  • Kelvin Poon SC, Deputy Managing Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP 


 

09.15 – 10.10 

 

Evolution in attitudes towards settlement facilitation in international arbitration 

While arbitrators in some jurisdictions are accustomed to being proactive in facilitating settlements, the traditional viewpoint in most jurisdictions has been that the role of the arbitral tribunal is to decide the case in an enforceable award. In the context of the long-standing debate on techniques to save time and costs in arbitration, this traditional view has changed in recent years. The Report on Facilitating Settlement in International Arbitration, published by the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR in 2023, is a milestone in this development. The potential impact of this report, as well as other recent studies, will be examined by this panel. Panellists will also consider relevant provisions in arbitration laws and rules that may have an impact on arbitral practice in this area, and the search for transnational standards. 

  • Patrick Baeten, Secretary General, BESIX Group, Belgium; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law 
  • Venus Valentina Wong,Co-Head of Arbitration Practice, Wolf Theiss, Austria

 Moderated by: 

  •  Kelvin Poon SC, Deputy Managing Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP 

10.10 – 10.30 

  Q&A 

10.30 – 10.45 

 

 Coffee break 

10.45 – 11.30 

 

Case Management Techniques with a Potential Indirect Effect on Settlement 

This panel addresses the utility of accepted case management techniques and arbitration procedures that may have an indirect effect on the willingness of parties to settle their dispute or parts of it. Examples of such techniques are a proactive first case management conference, bifurcation, mid-arbitration reviews, dispositive motions, or sealed offers. The focus of the panel debate will be on the arbitrator staying within his or her role of resolving a dispute by rendering a binding decision and not adopting the role of a settlement facilitator or mediator. 

  • Delphine Ho, Independent Arbitrator, The Arbitration Chambers, Singapore; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law 
  • Kathleen Paisley, Partner, AMBOS NBGO, Belgium 

11.30 – 12.30 

Q&A and case scenarios 

12.30 – 14.00 

 Lunch 

14.00 – 14.45 

Arbitrator Techniques for the Direct Facilitation of Settlement 

Whether and, if so, to what extent arbitrators are entitled to facilitate settlement is still a controversial issue and one in relation to which regional differences still exists today. This panel will discuss the full array of available techniques, from raising the settlement option at the first case management conference, the use of mediation windows to the presentation of preliminary views and the conduct of settlement conferences by the arbitral tribunal and other techniques. The impact of failed settlement negotiations on arbitral proceedings will also be discussed. 

  • Nahendran Navaratnam, Senior Partner, Navaratnam Chambers, Malaysia; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law 
  • Jan K. Schaefer, Partner, King & Spalding LLP, Germany 

14.45 – 15.45 

Simulation of a settlement conference and Q&A 

15.45 – 16.05 

 Coffee break 

16.05 – 16.50 

 Drafting consent awards: The practice of the ICC Court 

Pursuant to Art. 33 of the ICC Arbitration Rules, a settlement agreement concluded by the parties during the arbitration shall be recorded in an award by consent, if so requested by the parties and if the tribunal agrees to do so. This Panel will discuss the tribunal’s powers with respect to such awards, practical aspects related to the drafting of consent awards from the perspective of the arbitrator and the ICC Court, as well as public policy and enforcement issues. 

  • Patricia Peterson, C.Arb, FCIArb, Independent Arbitrator, Peterson//ADR, France; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law 
  • Xin Zhang, Counsel, Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Hong Kong 

16.50 – 17.50 

 Q&A and case scenarios 

17.50 – 18.00 

 Closing remarks 

  • Patricia Peterson, C.Arb, FCIArb, Independent Arbitrator, Peterson//ADR, France; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law 
  • Kelvin Poon SC, Deputy Managing Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP 

All times are in Singapore Standard Time.

Looking ahead: shaping the international arbitration ecosystem

08.00 – 09.00 

Registration and welcome coffee 

09.00 – 09.10 

Welcome Remarks  

  • Tejus Chauhan, Director, Arbitration and ADR, South Asia, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Singapore

09.10 – 09.30 

Special Address 

  • Minister Edwin Tong SC, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, and Second Minister for Law, Singapore

09.30 – 10.30 

Navigating the global business landscape: unveiling the ICC-Jus Connect-McCann Report on Cross-Cultural Business 

Further to the unveiling of the ICC-Jus Connect-McCann Report on Cross-Cultural Business earlier this year, the session will set out the findings of the global survey, offering invaluable insights into international business practices. Explore how these findings empower us to adapt to current and future trends, providing a strategic roadmap for navigating the complexities of the ever-evolving global business landscape. 

 

09.30 – 09.45 Key Report Findings 

  • Claudia Salomon, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
 

09.45 – 10.30 Cross-Cultural Business: Roundtable Discussion 

  • Hanh Huynh, Head, JusConnect, Jus Mundi, France
  • Business community representative to be confirmed

Chaired by:

  • Claudia Salomon, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

10.30 – 11.00 

Coffee Break 

11.00 – 12.15 

Expectation, reality and the road ahead: weighing in on Expedited Arbitration process

Since its inception, expedited arbitration has proven to be an attractive method for parties seeking a fast, cost efficient and flexible method of resolving disputes. While ICC's Expedited Procedure Provisions ("EPP") automatically apply for low value disputes, it is now common to see expedited arbitration for high value cases as well. Seven years since ICC launched its EPP, join the speakers as they discuss how parties and arbitrators structure the procedure and procedural timetables under EPP and how the parties' procedural rights remain intact in the process.

  • Christine Artero, Arbitrator, The Arbitration Chambers, Singapore; Fountain Court Chambers, United Kingdom
  • Peter Chow, International Arbitrator, Acacia Arbitration Chambers, Singapore 
  • Delphine Ho, Independent Arbitrator, The Arbitration Chambers, Singapore; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law   
  • Christopher Pierson, Head of Legal & Compliance in Asia & Pacific, Airbus, Singapore

Chaired by:

  • Alexander G. Fessas, Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration and Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Paris

12.15 – 12.45 

Discussion 

12.45 – 14.15 

Lunch 

14.15 – 15.30 

Putting the puzzle pieces together: The jurisdictional scope of the arbitral tribunal and domestic courts over related, multiple claims

The intricacies of related multi-party and/or multi-contract arbitrations never cease to be a relevant and important topic. Often, related, multiple claims are submitted before arbitral tribunals and domestic courts simultaneously, even when clear arbitration agreements are in place. This may result in different authorities issuing different procedural orders affecting the final outcome of the dispute. The speakers will navigate the different jurisdictional scope of arbitral tribunals and domestic courts considering related, multiple claims, and how these cases evolve in practice, particularly within the commercial arbitration context and occasionally within the investor-state arbitration context.   

 

  • Darius Chan, Director, Breakpoint LLC, Singapore; Door Tenant, Fountain Court Chambers, United Kingdom; Deputy Director, Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy
  • Ning Fei, Managing Partner, Huizhong Law Firm, China
  • Tony Dymond, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, United Kingdom
  • Dato Mary Lim Thiam Suan, Retired Judge of the Federal Court, Malaysia

Chaired by:

  • Sitpah Selvaratnam, Independent  Arbitrator, Sitpah Selvaratnam Arbitration Chambers, Malaysia; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

15.30 – 16.00 

Discussion 

16.00 – 16.30 

Coffee Break 

16.30 – 17.30 

The ICC Court in action: A behind-the-scenes look at the Challenge of Arbitrators

Join members of the ICC Court and representatives of the ICC Secretariat in an interactive mock session, contributing to the ICC Court's decision on a challenge of arbitrators. The session will highlight how the ICC Court decides on the admissibility and, at the same time, if necessary, on the merits of a challenge.   

  • Simon Chapman KC, Partner and Global Co-Head of International Arbitration, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hong Kong; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Alexander G. Fessas, Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration and Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Paris
  • Anna Kirk, Barrister and Arbitrator, Bankside Chambers, New Zealand; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Yvonne Mak, Counsel, Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Singapore
  • Smitha Menon, Partner, WongPartnership LLP, Singapore; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Claudia Salomon, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
  • Kabir Singh, Partner, International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Clifford Chance, Singapore; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Xin Zhang, Counsel, Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Hong Kong

17.30 – 17.40 

Closing Remarks 

  • Donna Huang, Director, Arbitration and ADR, North Asia, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Shanghai

17.45 – 19.30 

Cocktail reception 

Conference :

Cristine Artero

Arbitrator, The Arbitration Chambers, Singapore; Fountain Court Chambers, United Kingdom

Darius Chan

Director, Breakpoint LLC, Singapore; Door Tenant, Fountain Court Chambers, United Kingdom; Deputy Director, Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy

Simon Chapman KC

Partner and Global Co-Head of International Arbitration, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hong Kong; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Tejus Chauhan 

Director, Arbitration and ADR, South Asia, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Singapore 

Peter Chow 

International Arbitrator, Acacia Arbitration Chambers, Singapore 

Tony Dymond

Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, United Kingdom

Ning Fei 

Managing Partner, Huizhong Law Firm, China 

Alexander G. Fessas 

Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration and Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Paris 

Delphine Ho

Independent Arbitrator, The Arbitration Chambers, Singapore; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Donna Huang 

Director, Arbitration and ADR, North Asia, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Shanghai 

Hanh Huynh 

Head, JusConnect, Jus Mundi, France 

Anna Kirk 

Barrister and Arbitrator, Bankside Chambers, New Zealand; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration 

Dato Mary Lim Thiam Suan 

Retired Judge of the Federal Court, Malaysia 

Yvonne Mak

Counsel, Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Singapore

Smitha Menon 

Partner, Wong Partnership LLP, Singapore; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration 

Christopher Pierson 

Head of Legal & Compliance in Asia & Pacific, Airbus, Singapore

Claudia Salomon 

President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris 

Sitpah Selvaratnam 

Independent  Arbitrator, Sitpah Selvaratnam Arbitration Chambers, Malaysia; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration 

Kabir Singh 

Partner, International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Clifford Chance, Singapore; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration 

Minister Edwin Tong SC 

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, and Second Minister for Law, Singapore 

Xin Zhang 

Counsel, Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Hong Kong 

Training :

Patrick Baeten

Secretary General, BESIX Group, Belgium; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Delphine Ho

Independent Arbitrator, The Arbitration Chambers, Singapore; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Nahendran Navaratnam

Senior Partner, Navaratnam Chambers, Malaysia; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law 

Kathleen Paisley

Partner, AMBOS NBGO, Belgium

Patricia Peterson

Independent Arbitrator, Peterson//ADR; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Kelvin Poon, SC

Deputy Managing Partner and Head, International Arbitration, Rajah & Tann, Singapore

Jan K. Schaefer

Partner, King & Spalding LLP, Germany

Venus Valentina Wong

Co-Head of Arbitration Practice, Wolf Theiss, Austria

Xin Zhang

Counsel, Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Hong Kong

More speakers will be announced shortly

Dates and venue: 

Training: 27 June 2024

Conference: 28 June 2024

Venue: Sofitel Singapore City Centre, 9 Wallich Street, Singapore 078885

Registration fees:

Non-ICC members:

Training

Early Bird (until 3 May 2024): US$ 599 (around SGD 799)

Standard (4 May - 24 June 2024): US$ 849 (around SGD 1139)

Last Chance (25-28 June 2024): US$ 899 (around SGD 1199)

Conference

Early Bird (until 3 May 2024): US$ 499 (around SGD 669)

Standard (4 May - 24 June 2024): US$ 699 (around SGD 939)

Last Chance (25-28 June 2024): US$ 799 (around SGD 1069)

Package - Training and Conference (20% discount)

Early Bird (until 3 May 2024): US$ 879 (around SGD 1179)

Standard (4 May - 24 June 2024): US$ 1239 (around SGD 1667)

Last Chance (25-28 June 2024): US$ 1359 (around SGD 1819)


VAT exemption – French Tax Code, Article 259A-5 bis 


ICC members:

20% discount on the above rates. Please contact your local NC to obtain your discount code.

 

Special discounts:

FULL TIME in-house counsel and government representatives may attend the conference free of charge.  LIMITED SPACES ARE AVAILABLE. 

Group rates:  Register 5 persons from the same company and pay for 4. 
Full time academics may benefit from a 20% discount. 

Please contact ICCGlobalEvents@iccwbo.org for more details.

Travel and accommodation:

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations.

ICC has negotiated a quota of rooms at preferential rates at the event venue, the Sofitel Singapore City Centre. A link to book directly with the hotel will be sent to participants upon registration. Please note that all reservations must be made before 17 June 2024 and guaranteed with a credit card.

We are able to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application only after receipt of your registration and full payment of your registration fees.

Working language:

The training and conference will be held in English.

CLE credits:

The training and conference will be eligible for credits before the State Bar of New York and Paris Bar. Please note that this is subject to validation of ICC Global Events' application (or individual application, as necessary). Furthermore, ICC Global Events is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

The training is preliminarily eligible for 5 Public CPD Points from the Singapore Institute of Legal Education (SILE), and the conference 6.5 CPD Points (TBC). Please note that the training and conference’s SILE Practice Area is Alternative Dispute Resolution. The training’s SILE Training Level is Advanced and the conference’s is Intermediate.

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. This includes signing in on arrival and signing out at the conclusion of each day of the activity in the manner required by the organiser, and not being absent from each day of the activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants may obtain Public CPD Points for each day of the event on which they comply strictly with the Attendance Policy. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy on any particular day of the activity will not be able to obtain CPD Points for that day of the activity. Please refer to www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information.

Please contact ICCGlobalEvents@iccwbo.org if you have any questions or would like further information.

Singapore Institute of Legal Education (SILE)

Cancellation policy:

50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before Friday 31 May 2024. Cancellations after this date are not refundable. 

Please be informed that any form of cancellation will incur a cancellation fee of $0.3 + 7% of the registration fee which must be covered by the participant. 

Subject to agreement from ICC Global Events prior to the event, the registration may be transferred to another person from the same company or organisation at no extra charge. Updated registration information will be required. 

Please note that ICC reserves the right to cancel this event or to make minor alterations to the content and timing of the programme or to the identity of the speakers. In the unlikely event of cancellation, delegates will be offered a full refund. ICC will not, however, be held responsible for any related expense incurred by the participant.

Disclaimer:

The photos and audiovisual recordings taken at this event may be used and published by ICC, its subsidiaries or affiliates, for informational or promotional purposes in printed materials or online, including on ICC websites and in social media. Participation in the event implies agreement to such use of photos or audiovisual recordings in which the participant may appear unless ICC receives written notification to the contrary.

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BENEFITS

STRATEGIC PARTNER €20,000

NETWORKING PARTNER €12,000

BRANDING PARTNER €7,000 

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Showcase your brand prominently on the ICC DRS App

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Opportunity to host a social side event** (included in the official programme)

   

Guest contributor on the ICC blog

1 Article

   

Strategic logo placement in banners & collaterals

   

Testimonial quote on the event page*

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Private meeting room reserved for 1 hour

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Sponsor a lunch (will be co-sponsored as available) 

   

Participants list available in priority

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Pop-up notification on the ICC DRS App

2 notifications

1 notification

 

Company video to be played during session breaks

1min

30sec

 

Opportunity to provide lanyards OR Delegate Bags OR Notebooks & Pens OR Water Bottles (as available)**

 

Sponsor a coffee break (will be co-sponsored as available)

 

Exhibition space and exhibitor pass

 

Complimentary invitations to the cocktail or dinner reception

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1

 

Complimentary registrations to the conference

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Special reduced registrations (30% reduction

8

Company profile included on the ICC DRS app

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Opportunity to Include a branded item in the participant bags**

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Sponsor recognition on email and social media 

Use of the official event sponsor logo 

Maximum visibility with signage at the venue and on all digital materials

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** Sponsor to bear all associated costs

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