“Access to justice innovations in transnational trade and investment”

Seoul, Korea, • English

ICC International Court of Arbitration and UNCITRAL, Minister of Justice of Korea, KCAB and Seoul IDRC will collaborate to present the 6th Asia Pacific ADR Conference.


A welcome reception is organized on the eve of the two-day conference.

Who should attend? All in-house counsel, legal practitioners, arbitrators and academics interested in the field of dispute resolution.


7 November  2017
18:30-20:00Seoul ADR Festival Welcome Reception (Invitation Only)

Venue: The Plaza Hotel, Seoul

8 November 2017Plenary Session – Day 1
9:00-9:10Opening Address

–       Sang Ki Park (Minister of Justice, Ministry of Justice,  Korea)

9:10-9:40Congratulatory Address

–       João Ribeiro-Bidaoui (UNCITRAL Regional Head for Asia and the Pacific, UNCTRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific)

–       Sung Bae Ji (President, KCAB, Korea)

–       Kap-You (Kevin) Kim (Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration)

–       Hi-Taek Shin (Chairman, Seoul IDRC,  Korea)

9:40-10:00Group Photo and Networking Break
10:00-10:30Keynote Address

–       Donald Francis Donovan (President, ICCA Governing Board)

10:30-12:00Session 1.  Innovation by the International Arbitral Institutions

·         To look back on the change and development of international arbitral institutions and anticipate its future advance in terms of the law, the rules and the practice.

·         To further discuss on how to make arbitration more efficient and less costly

–              Ziva Filipic (Managing Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration)

–              Byung-Chol (B.C.)  Yoon (Partner, Kim & Chang / Board of Director, KCAB, Korea)

–              Datuk Professor Sundra Rajoo  (Director,  KLRCA,  Malaysia)

–              Dr. LIU Xiaochun             (President, Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration, China)

–              M. Husseyn Umar  (Chairman, BANI Arbitration Center / President, APRAG, Indonesia)Moderators


–              João Ribeiro-Bidaoui (UNCITRAL Regional Head for Asia and the Pacific, UNCTRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific)

–              Hi-Taek Shin (Chairman, Seoul IDRC,  Korea)

13:30-13:40Presentation on the UNCITRAL Notes on

Organizing Arbitral Proceedings (2016)

–              Jin Ho Kim (Legal Expert, UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific)

13:40-15:10Session 2. How to prevent abuse of process in International Arbitration

·             Evolution of tactics

·             Various forms of tactics, and their impact during the proceedings and at the enforcement stage

·             Available tools to the party victim of tactics, sanctions available to arbitral tribunals and arbitral institutions

–            Lawrence Boo (Head, The Arbitration Chambers, Singapore)

–            Constantine Partasides QC (Partner, Three Crowns LLP, UK)

–            Kim Rooney (Arbitrator & Barrister, Gilt Chambers, Hong Kong SAR,China)

–            Juliet Blanch (Arbitrator, UK and Hong Kong SAR, China)

–            Swee Yen Koh (Partner, WongPartnership LLP, Singapore)


–            Kap-You (Kevin) Kim (Partner, Bae, Kim & Lee, Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Korea)

–            Sophie J. Lamb (Partner & Global Co-Chair of International Arbitration Group, Latham & Watkins, UK)

15:10-15:30Networking Break
15:30-17:00Session 3. New Areas of International Arbitration

·         Tax Dispute

·         Insolvency

·         Banking & Finance

·         International Factoring

–              Chiann Bao  (Asia-Pacific Counsel, Skadden HK, Hong Kong SAR, China)

–              Dr. Lars Markert (Partner, Gleiss Lutz, Germany)

–              Guillermo García-Perrote (Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills, Spain)

–              John Dellaportas (Co-Chair, Securities Litigation & Enforcement Practice Group, Kelley Drye & War ren LLP, USA)

–              Beomsu Kim (Managing Partner, KL PARTNERS, Korea)


–              Young Seok Lee (Secretary-General, Seoul IDRC, Korea)

–              Dr. Peter Heckel (Partner, Hengeler Mueller, Germany)

17:00-17:20Special Address: The impact of AI on International Arbitration

–              Sophie Nappert (Arbitrator,  3 Verulam Buildings, UK)

18:30-20:30Dinner (Invitation only)
9 November  2017Plenary Session – Day 2
9:30-11:00Session 4.  International Investment Dispute Settlement, what perspectives?

·         Rebalancing the Substantive Protection Standards from State and Investor perspectives

·         Momentum on procedural reforms: the way forward including the issues on adjustments to the current ISDS framework and on controversy about whether the creation of an international investment court would be a solution or not


Topic 1 (Rebalancing the Substantive Protection Standards)

–              Dr. Stephan Schill  (Professor, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)

–              Jun Hee Kim (Partner, White & Case, Singapore)

Topic 2 (Momentum on procedural reforms: the way forward)

–              Mélida N. Hodgson (Partner, Foley Hoag LLP, USA)

–               Lucy Reed (Professor, National University of Singapore, Singapore)


–              Hi-Taek Shin (Chairman, Seoul IDRC, Korea)

–              Jae Sung Lee (Legal Officer, UNCITRAL Secretariat)

11:00-11:20Networking Break
11:20-12:50Session 5.  Special Event for the Winter Olympics- New Frontiers in Sports Arbitration

·         Enforceability of CAS awards in sports arbitration

·         Appellate mechanism in sports arbitration

·         Sports jurisprudence: Lex sportive

·         Sporting contracts

–            Alexander McLin (Executive Director, ASA-Swiss Arbitration Association/Member, Court of Arbitration for Sport, Switzerland)

–            Matthieu Reeb (Secretary General, CAS, Switzerland)

–            Datuk Professor Sundra Rajoo  (Director,  KLRCA,  Malaysia)

–            Eun Young Park (Partner, Kim & Chang, Korea)

–            Sungwoo (Sean) Lim (Partner, Lee & Ko, Korea)


–              Jinwon Park (Of Counsel, O’Melveny & Myers Foreign Legal Consultant Office, Korea)

–          Michael Lenard (ICAS Vice President, President of the CAS ad hoc Division in PyeongChang 2018)

Logistical notes


The Plaza Hotel Grand Ballroom (Annex LL)

119 Sogong-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 04252