ICC YAF: Law and Culture in North Asian Arbitration

17 May 2022

Online English
09:30 (CEST) | 16:30 (KST/JST)

Join us for this webinar and engage in a lively discussion on how to determine the governing law of an arbitration agreement, in light of Enka v Chubb and the relevant case law and practice in Japan and Korea.

We will also be sharing stories on challenges for non-native English speakers in an international arbitration and exchange tips on how to overcome them.

As part of its contribution to the development of best practices in international arbitration and effort to provide a forum for practitioners from different countries and cultures, the ICC YAF Committee will host a joint Korea-Japan webinar for the young and aspiring members of the arbitration community.

The first session will involve a short presentation on the recent UK Supreme Court judgment of Enka v Chubb, a discussion on the relevant court cases in Japan and Korea on how to determine the governing law of an arbitration agreement, as well as a group discussion on various topics involving the governing law of an arbitration agreement.

During the second session, speakers will share stories on challenges for non-native English speakers in international arbitration. The discussion will include cultural and language issues when presenting written and oral witness testimony, as well as helpful tips for non-native English speakers.

Who should attend:

  • Young practitioners in the arbitration community, especially from Korea and Japan
  • Transaction practitioners and in-house counsel dealing with dispute resolution clauses
  • Young practitioners in international dispute resolution teams
  • Students who are interested in practising international arbitration

*KST/JST Time Zone

16:30-16:40

Introduction to the event and the ICC YAF

  • Mino Han, ICC YAF Representative for North Asia; Partner, Peter & Kim, Seoul

16:40-17:19

Session 1: Enka v Chubb and how to determine the governing law of an arbitration agreement in Japan / Korea

  • Mohsun Ali, Associate, Clifford Chance, Tokyo
  • Woosuk Jung, Partner, Yulchon, Seoul
  • Yoshie Midorikawa, Partner, Miura Partners, Tokyo

Moderator:

  • Shul Park, ICC YAF Representative for North Asia; Attorney, Kim & Chang, Seoul

17:19-17:58

Session 2: Lost in Translation – Overcoming Challenges of Language and Cultural differences in International Arbitration

  • Joanne Bae, Attorney, Bae, Kim & Lee, Seoul
  • Daae Kim, Attorney, Peter & Kim, Seoul
  • Hiroko Nihei, Counsel, O’Melveny & Myers, Tokyo

Moderator:

  • Eriko Kadota, ICC YAF Representative for North Asia; Managing Associate, Linklaters, Tokyo

17:58-18:00

Concluding remarks

  • Vera He, Deputy Director, ICC Arbitration and ADR, North Asia, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Mohsun Ali

Associate, Clifford Chance, Tokyo

Joanne Bae

Attorney, Bae, Kim & Lee, Seoul

Mino Han

ICC YAF Representative for North Asia; Partner, Peter & Kim, Seoul

Vera He

Deputy Director, ICC Arbitration and ADR, North Asia, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Woosuk Jung

Partner, Yulchon, Seoul

Eriko Kadota

ICC YAF Representative for North Asia; Managing Associate, Linklaters, Tokyo

Daae Kim

Attorney, Peter & Kim, Seoul

Yoshie Midorikawa

Partner, Miura Partners, Tokyo

Hiroko Nihei

Counsel, O’Melveny & Myers, Tokyo

Shul Park

ICC YAF Representative for North Asia; Attorney, Kim & Chang, Seoul

Date and venue

17 May 2022

Online

Working language English
Registration Free of charge

For further information, please contact:

Mino Han

ICC YAF Representative for North Asia; Partner, Peter & Kim, Seoul

Tel. +82 10 2837 9151

Eriko Kadota

ICC YAF Representative for North Asia;  Managing Associate, Linklaters, Tokyo

Tel. +81 3 6212 1225

Shul Park

ICC YAF Representative for North Asia; Attorney, Kim & Chang, Seoul

Tel. +82 2 3703 5783

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