6th ICC Asia Conference on International Arbitration

25-28 May 2021

Online English CPD/MCLE/CNB credits/points available
15.00 (HKT/SGT) | 9.00 (CEST)

6th ICC Asia Conference: Agenda of the week

˃ 25 May,
11.00-12.30 CEST (17.00-18.30 HKT/SGT): ICC SME Lab Series: Legal Essentials for Start-ups: Lab #1 “Starting to negotiate”
>26-27 May, 09.00-13.00 CEST (15.00-19.00 HKT/SGT):  ICC Institute Advanced Training - ‘Catch me if (and while) you can: How to Navigate Interim Measures in International Arbitration’
>28 May, 09.00-12.45 CEST (15.00-18.45 HKT/SGT): 6th ICC Asia Conference on International Arbitration

ICC’s annual Asia Conference is taking place online for the first time on 28 May 2021!

Attend this conference to keep up-to-date with the latest regional developments in international arbitration. This first online edition will offer a line-up of world-class speakers and topical discussions.

Who should attend?

  • Practising lawyers
  • Corporate counsel
  • Arbitrators
  • Mediators
  • Business professionals and academics coming from or doing business in Asia
Friday 28 May: Conference programme
26-27 May 2021: ICC Institute Training

9.00 – 9.05 CEST / 15.00 – 15.05 HKT/SGT

Welcome address

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

9.05 – 9.20 CEST / 15.05 – 15.20 HKT/SGT

Keynote address

  • Alexis Mourre, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

9.25 – 9.35 CEST / 15.20 – 15.35 HKT/SGT

Introductory session

  • Claudia T. Salomon, President-Elect, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Interviewed by

  • Yoshimi Ohara, Partner, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Japan; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

9.35 – 9.50 CEST / 15.35 – 15.50 HKT/SGT

“What is the future of arbitration?”

Necessity is the mother of invention! In the wake of the pandemic, the International Arbitration ecosystem had to reinvent itself to continue the dispute resolution mechanism. The parties, arbitrators, counsel, experts, and institutions have altered the traditional methods and have adapted to the virtual world. One and a half years hence, while the pandemic continues to affect mobility around the world, new ways have set in to conduct international arbitrations. Are the changes brought about by the pandemic, here to stay? Predicting the future of arbitration, the experts on the panel will discuss the future of arbitration, its practices and procedures and the legitimate expectation of where we are heading!

Key-note address

  • Anselmo Reyes SC, International Judge, Singapore International Commercial Court

9.50 – 10.50 CEST / 15.50 – 16.50 HKT/SGT

Panel discussion

  • James Claxton, Independent Arbitrator and Mediator; Associate Professor of Law, Waseda University; Professor of Law, Rikkyo University, Japan
  • Hop Dang, Arbitrator, Hop Dang’s Chambers, Vietnam
  • Amanda Lees, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Singapore
  • Lawrence Teh, Senior Partner, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP, Singapore

Moderated by

  • Smitha Menon, Partner, WongPartnership LLP, Singapore; Alternate Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

10.50 – 11.15 CEST / 16.5017.15 HKT/SGT

Networking break

11.15 – 12.30 CEST / 17.15 – 18.30 HKT/SGT

The changing landscape of expert evidence in international arbitration

Asian parties, their counsel and arbitrators are slowly but surely becoming more accepting of the involvement of experts in International Arbitration. We see a shift from the traditional in-house approach of calculating damages to businesses now engaging an expert even before filing the Request for Arbitration. An involvement of any additional player in international arbitration comes with its own set of challenges. Recently, we have seen national courts scrutinizing the independence and impartiality of experts. There are also instances where a third-party funder has approached an expert to assess a claim, prior to filing the Request for Arbitration, so that the funder can make a more informed decision about funding. The arbitral tribunals are also adapting to expert evidence and the weight it carries in the ultimate decision-making process. The panel will discuss issues relating to the emergence of experts and their role in international arbitration.

  • Jiang Hong, Partner, Hui Zhong Law Firm, China
  • Vivienne Li, Manager, Secretariat, Singapore
  • V K Rajah SC, International Arbitrator, Duxton Hill Chambers (Singapore Group Practice); Former Attorney General of Singapore
  • Arpinder Singh, India and Global Markets Leader, Forensic & Integrity Services, E&Y, India

Moderated by

  • Loretta Malintoppi, Independent Arbitrator, 39 Essex Chambers, Singapore; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

12.30 – 12.45 CEST / 18.30 – 18.45 HKT/SGT

Concluding remarks

  • Abhinav Bhushan, Regional Director for South Asia, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Singapore
  • Mingchao Fan, Regional Director for North Asia, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Shanghai

Abhinav Bhushan

Regional Director for South Asia, ICC Arbitration & ADR, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Singapore

James Claxton

Independent Arbitrator and Mediator; Associate Professor of Law, Waseda University; Professor of Law, Rikkyo University, Japan

Hop Dang

Arbitrator, Hop Dang’s Chambers, Vietnam

Mingchao Fan

Regional Director for North Asia, ICC Arbitration & ADR, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Shanghai

Alexander G. Fessas 

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

Jiang Hong

Partner, Hui Zhong Law Firm, China

Amanda Lees

Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Singapore

Vivienne Li

Manager, Secretariat, Singapore

Loretta Malintoppi

Independent Arbitrator, 39 Essex Chambers, Singapore; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Smitha Menon

Partner, WongPartnership LLP, Singapore; Alternate Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Alexis Mourre

President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Yoshimi Ohara

Partner, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Japan; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

V K Rajah SC

International Arbitrator, Duxton Hill Chambers (Singapore Group Practice); Former Attorney- General of Singapore 

Anselmo Reyes SC

International Judge, Singapore International Commercial Court

Claudia T. Salomon

President-Elect, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Arpinder Singh

India and Global Markets Leader, Forensic & Integrity Services, E&Y, India

Lawrence Teh

Senior Partner, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP, Singapore

Date and venue

28 May 2021

Online

Registration fees

Free of charge

Working languages English

Credits, hours and points

This event is eligible for credits/hours/points before the French Bar, NY Bar, Singapore Bar and The Law Society of Hong Kong.

Please note that this is subject to validation of ICC Global Events’ applications (or individual application, as necessary) to the afore mentioned Bars.

You are informed that the Conference on 28 May is eligible for 3.5 Public CPD Points from the Singapore Institute of Legal Education (SILE).

Please note, for the purposes of SILE CPD accreditation, that the Practice Area for the training is Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Training Level is Advanced.

Please see below SILE’s Attendance Policy:

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, this includes logging in at the start of the webinar and logging out at the conclusion of the webinar in the manner required by the organiser, and not being away from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to http://www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information.

Further, ICC Global Events is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

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

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This conference offers you an unrivalled opportunity to maximise your visibility to international business practitioners, legal experts and academics.

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