26-27Jun

4th ICC Asia Conference on International Arbitration

Hong Kong, China, • English
ICC Asia Conference on International Arbitration

Attend ICC’s annual Asia conference on international arbitration and keep up to date with the latest regional and institutional developments.

Description

Who should attend?

  • Practising lawyers
  • Corporate counsel
  • Arbitrators
  • Mediators
  • Business professionals and academics coming from or doing business in Asia

26 June: ICC Institute Advanced Level Training on Oral advocacy in international arbitration: The good, the bad and in between
This advanced training will provide participants with practical insight on oral advocacy in international arbitration.

27 June: 4th ICC Asia Conference on International Arbitration
Attend this conference to keep up-to-date with the latest regional developments in international arbitration. The conference will offer a line-up of world-class speakers, topical discussions and an excellent opportunity to network.

29 June: ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy for Asia
Launch of this two year course, divided into 8 one-day workshops which take place every three months in 6 different cities: Hong Kong, Mumbai, Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore and Beijing.

Logistical notes

Dates and venueDates: 26-27 June 2018
Venue: JW Marriott, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
Registration fees4th ICC Asia Conference
Early bird until 18 May: US$ 499
ICC member: US$ 599
Non-member: US$ 750
Advanced Training
Early bird until 18 May: US$590
ICC member: US$ 680
Non-member: US$ 850
Package: Training and Conference
Early bird until 18 May: US$ 871
ICC member: US$ 1023
Non-member: US$ 1280
Registration fees include all conference documentation, coffee breaks and lunches for both events. A dinner will also be included for participants of the conference.
Travel and accommodation Travel and hotel expenses are not included in the registration fees.
Special discountsGroup rates: Register 5 persons from the same company and pay for four.
In-house Counsel, full time Academics and Government representatives may benefit from a 30% discount.
Please contact events@iccwbo.org for more details.
Working languageEnglish
Credits and hours ICC Training and Conferences is eligible for CLE credit under New York ‘s approved jurisdiction procedures, is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and is an accredited CPD provider by the Bar Standards Board of Englandand Wales. CPD points from the Law Society of Hong Kong will be applied for in due course. French Bars: This training will be sent for CNB approval. Lawyers practising in France may apply for reimbursement from the FIFPL (Fonds Interprofessionnel de Formation des Professionnels Libéraux), subject to terms and conditions.
Cancellation policy 50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before Friday 25 May 2018. Cancellations after this date are not refundable. Subject to agreement from ICC Training and Conferences prior to the event, the registration may be transferred to another person from the same company or organization at no extra charge. Updated registration information will be required. Please be informed that any form of cancellation will incur a cancellation fee of 7US$ + 2.75% of the registration fee which must be covered by the participant. Please note that ICC Services 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 Services will not, however, be held responsible for any related expense incurred by the participant.
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26 June Training programme

Advanced training: Oral advocacy in international arbitration: The good, the bad and the in between – Tuesday 26 June 2018

09:00 – 09:10Welcoming address, introduction and presentation of the mock case
09:10 – 10:10Oral versus written advocacy: counsel and tribunal perspectives
– Defining the elements of “oral advocacy”: pleadings, witnesses, experts, demonstratives, other features
– Early assessment of the pros and cons of the elements of “oral advocacy”: the opportunities and the limitations depending on the initial presentation of the dispute
– Perspectives as claimant versus as respondent
– The interrelationship between the assessment and the selection of the tribunal members: party autonomy vs. tribunal direction
– The interrelationship between the assessment and the applicable law(s) including respecting burden of proof and burden of persuasion
-The assessment and the desired role for the tribunal: “inquisitorial” vs. “adversarial” vs. something in between
10:10 – 10:40Q&A
10:40 – 10:55Coffee break
10:55 – 11:40Oral advocacy, party autonomy and the determination of the facts of the dispute: the opening statement at the hearing
– The hearing and oral opening statements: good practices, bad practices, best practices
– Orally pleading the case “through” prior written memorials: counsel perspectives, tribunal perspectives
– Opening statements and post-hearing briefs: the desired relationship
– Exhibits and visuals and their role in oral advocacy and decision-making
11:40 – 12:45Case scenarios and Q&A
12:45 – 13:45Lunch
13:45 – 14:15Focus on cross-examination
– Effective preparation for cross-examination
– Effective styles of cross-examination
– “Remember the dead horse”: knowing when to let go
– “Putting your case to the witness” versus character assassination
– Lay witnesses and expert witnesses
14:15 – 15:10Case scenarios and Q&A
15:25 – 15:55Oral advocacy at the main hearing
– Orally pleading the case “through” witness examination: counsel perspectives, tribunal perspectives
– Closing statements and post-hearing briefs: transcripts, recency and the new emphasis on speed in rendering the award
15:55 – 16:50Case scenarios and Q&A
16:50 – 17:00Concluding remarks 

26 June Training speakers

Jane Davies EvanBarrister, 3 Verulam Buildings, United Kingdom
Marnix LeijtenPartner, DeBrauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V., The Netherlands, Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Julian D.M.Lew QC20 Essex Street, United Kingdom; Head, School of International Arbitration, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
Catherine MunPartner, Li & Partners, Hong Kong
Michael PolkinghorneParnter, White & Case, France; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
Yu-Jin TayPartner, Mayer Brown JSM, Singapore
Philip YangIndependent Arbitrator, China

27 June Conference programme

08:00 – 09:00Registration and welcome coffee
08:15 – 09:00Optional breakfast session on EPP
09:00 – 09:15Welcome address
09:15 – 09:30Overview of ICC Practice 2017
09:30 – 10:00Opening keynote address
10:00 – 10:50Belt and Road: Infrastructure and risk on an unprecedented scale
Valued at over US$900 billion and spanning more than 70 countries, China’s Belt and Road Initiative is expected to generate infrastructure projects at a level not seen in modern times. Inevitably, it will also generate complex, cross-border disputes and is forcing investors and lawyers to look closely at how to respond to a fast changing landscape across Asia and beyond. This panel will discuss the risks associated with Belt and Road investments with a focus on infrastructure and construction disputes, and will evaluate the available fora and mechanisms for resolving those disputes.  The panel will also look at the response of the ICC Court and its new Belt and Road Commission.
10:50 – 11:20Discussion
11:20 – 11:40Coffee break 
11:40 – 12:30Arbitral Tribunals & Courts: the Eve of a New Era?
With modern arbitration rules and legislation bestowing increasing powers upon arbitral tribunals, the line traditionally drawn between the role of the courts and the role of the arbitral tribunal has become more complicated. This is particularly true with the advent of the emergency arbitrator. Do emergency arbitrator provisions curtail access to urgent relief from the courts in support of the arbitral proceedings? When should parties apply to the court for interim relief instead of applying for an emergency arbitrator? This panel will consider the interplay between emergency arbitrator provisions and the role of the court and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of obtaining urgent relief from the emergency arbitrator and national courts.
12:30 – 13:00Discussion
13:00 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 14:45Conflict of Interests: Beyond the IBA Guidelines?
Since the enactment of the New York Convention, international arbitration has become the preferred forum to resolve international disputes. However, as we look forward, questions are being asked about whether the current framework is sufficiently robust to ensure that the ethical environment inherent in any fair and just legal process are upheld. In this session, the panel will consider the issue of conflicts of interest and how they are handled in international arbitration by various stakeholders including counsel, arbitrators, parties and experts. Does more need to be done to safeguard the arbitration framework from conflicts of interest violations? Should such violations be sanctioned or does the current system properly address issues of conflicts of interest?
14:45 – 15:00Discussion
15:00 – 15:20Coffee break 
15:20 – 16:2060 Years of the New York Convention – Still in its Infancy?
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the New York Convention. Given ICC’s key role (as the body that produced the initial draft of the New York Convention in 1953) in the establishment of this cornerstone treaty for international arbitration and the important developments in the region on enforcement of arbitral awards, it is only appropriate that ICC celebrates this milestone at ICC’s Asia Conference this year. Speakers from this panel will consider enforcement issues in Asia in the past as well as look into the next sixty years to predict the future of the New York Convention.
16:20 – 16:50Discussion
16:50 – 17:00Closing Remarks
20:00 – 22:30Dinner (Central Pier 7, Star Ferry, Central, Level P)

27 June Conference speakers

Andrew AglionbyIndependent Arbitrator, Arbitration Chambers, Hong Kong/United Kingdom
Christine ArteroIndependent Arbitrator, The Arbitration Chambers, Singapore
Chiann Bao Asia Pacific Counsel, International Litigation and Arbitration, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Hong Kong
Jessica BartlettDirector Financial Crimes Legal – APAC, Barclays, Hong Kong
David BatesonInternational Arbitrator, 39 Essex Chambers, Singapore
Abhinav BhushanRegional Director for South Asia, ICC Arbitration & ADR, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Singapore
Teresa Cheng GBS, SC, JPSecretary for Justice of Hong Kong
Mingchao FanRegional Director for North Asia, ICC Arbitration & ADR, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Shanghai
Alexander G. FessasSecretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services
Hew Kian HeongPartner, Herbert Smith Freehills, China
Min Jung KimLegal Expert, UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, Seoul
Kevin K. KimSenior Partner, Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, Korea; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Amanda LeesPartner, Simmons & Simmons, Singapore
Zhiyong LiDeputy General Manager of Legal and Risks Dept., Powerchina International Group Limited, China
Arthur MaPartner, DaHui Lawyers, Beijing, China
Yoko MaedaPartner, City-Yuwa Partners, Japan; Alternate Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Rory McAlpinePartner, International Litigation and Arbitration, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Hong Kong
Smitha MenonPartner, Wong Partnership LLP, Singapore
Alexis MourrePresident, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Nominchimeg OdsurenPartner, Avinex Partners LLP, Mongolia
Robert S. PéIndependent Arbitrator, Arbitration Chambers, Hong Kong/United Kingdom; Member, ICC Court of International Arbitration
Helen H. ShiPartner, Fangda Partners, Beijing, China; Member, ICC Court of International Arbitration
A.K. SikriJudge, Indian Supreme Court, India
Matthew SkinnerPartner, Jones Day, Singapore
Jianli SongJudge, Supreme People’s Court, China
Datuk Sundra RajooManaging Director, Sundra Rajoo Arbitration Chambers, Malaysia
Pui-Ki Ta Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Hong Kong
Jingzhou TaoManaging Partner, Dechert LLP, Beijing, China; Member, ICC Court of International Arbitration
Lawrence TehSenior Partner, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP, Singapore
Paul TeoPartner, Chartered Arbitrator, Head of International Arbitration Greater China, Baker & McKenzie, Hong Kong
Hiroyuki TezukaPartner, Nishimura & Asahi, Japan; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Mary ThomsonChartered Arbitrator, Pacific Chambers, Hong Kong; Chair, Chartered Insitute of Arbitrators, East Asia Branch

 

We thank our 4th ICC Asia Conference Programme Committee: 

Chiann Bao (Chair), Asia Pacific Counsel, International Litigation and Arbitration, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Hong Kong

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

Justin D’Agostino, Global Head of Practice – Dispute Resolution, Regional Managing Partner – Asia, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hong Kong; Alternate Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

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

Kap-You Kevin Kim, Senior Partner, Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, Korea; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Cathy Liu, General Counsel & Arbitrator, COFCO International, Switzerland

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

Pallavi Shroff, Managing Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, India 

Matthew Skinner, Partner, Jones Day, Singapore

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