25-26Jun

5th ICC Asia Conference on International Arbitration

Singapore, Singapore, • English
ICC Asia Conference Singapore

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

Description

25 June: ICC Institute Advanced Level Training on Assessment of Damages by Arbitrators

This one-day advanced training will provide participants with practical insight into the assessment of damages by arbitrators.

26 June: 5th 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.

Who should attend?

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

25 June Training programme

ICC Institute Advanced Level Training on Assessment of Damages by Arbitrators

09:00-09:15Welcoming address, introduction and presentation of the training 
  • Nicolas Bourdon, Partner, Accuracy, France
  • Loretta Malintoppi, Independent Arbitrator, 39 Essex Chambers, Singapore; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
09:15-10:00The Tribunal’s discretion to award damages versus the Tribunal’s duty to issue   a reasoned decision
– The extent of financial reasoning required in the award
– The right of the Tribunal to reject both of the experts’ financial models without nominating an independent expert
  • Loretta Malintoppi
  • Lawrence G. S. Boo, Head of Chambers, The Arbitration Chambers, Singapore; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
10:00-10:30Q&A
10:30-10:45Coffee break
10:45-11:30Financial approaches to assessing damages
– The uncertainty of the DCF method
– Other tools outside the DCF/FMV dichotomy
– The need for a more exact science
  • Nicolas Bourdon  
  • Koh Swee Yen, Partner, WongPartnership LLP, Singapore
11:30-12:30Q&A and case scenarios
12:30-13:30Lunch
13:30-14:15Damnum emergens, lucrum cessans, and moral damages – how to calculate   without double-counting
– In a case of unestablished business, where costs of the contract and loss of profit are sought
– In a case of conflicting business plan and real purchase offers
– How to calculate moral damages
  • Nicolas Bourdon
  • Kathleen Paisley, Partner, AMBOS Law, Belgium/United Kingdom
14:15-15:15Q&A and case scenarios
15:15-15:35Coffee break
15:35-16:20Award of interest: considerations for awarding compound post-award interest   on costs, material and moral damages
  • Loretta Malintoppi
  • Matthew Secomb, Partner, White & Case, Singapore; Former Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration
16:20-17:20Q&A and case scenarios
17:20-17:30Closing remarks 
  • Nicolas Bourdon
  • Loretta Malintoppi 

25 June Training speakers

Lawrence G. S. BooHead of Chambers, The Arbitration Chambers, Singapore; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Nicolas BourdonPartner, Accuracy, France
Koh Swee YenPartner, WongPartnership LLP, Singapore
Loretta Malintoppi Independent Arbitrator, 39 Essex Chambers, Singapore; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
Kathleen PaisleyPartner, AMBOS Law; Independent Arbitrator and Mediator, Belgium
Matthew Secomb Partner, White & Case, Singapore; Former Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration

25 June ICC YAF session

ICC YAF: Diversity 360 – Defining Diversity in International Arbitration!

Description Diversity isn’t only about identifying differences but also accepting them, appreciating their perspectives, their challenges and accommodating them to resolve disputes. It is a melange of multilateralism with multiculturalism which rests on the lens of dispute resolution mechanisms.
The regional chapter of the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum will organize a session on ‘Diversity 360! – Defining Diversity in International Arbitration!’. This panel will debate and attempt to bring in ideas to gauge opportunities in arbitration while considering gender – where we have seen a concerted effort to bridge the gap, but also discuss diversity with respect to age, understanding and appreciating the need for diversity, geography and experience of stakeholders involved.
Who should attend?This conference is aimed at young arbitration practitioners of approximately 40 years or under: counsel, arbitrators, corporate counsel or academics. The ICC YAF Conference is an ideal forum for young practitioners to exchange thoughts on international arbitration and to enrich their network in the region.
VenueSofitel Singapore City Centre
Tembusu room
9 Wallich Street
Singapore 078885
RegistrationTo register, please click here.

 

Programme

16:15-16:30Registration
16:30-16:35Welcome Address
16:35-17:00Keynote Address
17:00-18:00Panel Discussion

 

Speakers

Sheila AhujaPartner, Allen & Overy, Singapore
Cameron FordCorporate Counsel, Rio Tinto, Singapore
Julie RanedaPartner, Schellenberg Wittmer, Singapore
Marion Smith QC39 Essex Chambers, London

26 June Conference programme

5th ICC Asia Conference on International Arbitration 

08:00-09:30Registration and welcome coffee
08:30-09:30Arbitration developments in the region         
This session will explore recent arbitration developments in the region, such as the China International Commercial Court, arbitrations relating to the Belt and Road Initiative, the rise of investor-state disputes, important domestic court decisions and changes in national legislation that have an impact on international arbitration.
  • Susan Finder, Distinguished Scholar in Residence, School of Transnational Law, Peking University (Shenzhen), China
  • Andi Kadir, Partner, HHP Law Firm, Indonesia
  • Louie Ogsimer, Chair, Arbitration, Co-Chair, Litigation, Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles, Philippines; Alternate Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Pui-Ki Ta, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitratoin, Hong Kong
  • Masako Takahata, General Counsel, Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation, Japan

Chair:

  • Sanjeev Kapoor, Partner, Khaitan & Co, India
09:30-09:40Welcome addresse
  • Alexander G. Fessas, Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Paris
09:40-10:10Keynote speech
  • K Shanmugam SC, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law, Singapore
10:10-10:40Discussion
  • K Shanmugam SC, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law, Singapore
  • Lawrence G. S. Boo, Head of Chambers, The Arbitration Chambers, Singapore; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration 

Chair:

  • Alexis Mourre, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
10:40-11:05Coffee break
11:05-11:20Keynote address

  • Alexis Mourre, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
11:20-12:05The Geopolitics of Law
A major power struggle is breaking out between America and China. It will impact many dimensions, including international law. For example, the WTO is facing a moment of peril, especially in the area of dispute settlement. Globalisation has succeeded well because it floated on a sea of norms and rules created after World War II. Will this new geopolitical struggle endanger this sea of norms and rules? How should the world of business and law deal with these new challenges? Can ASEAN play a role?
  • Kishore Mahbubani, Senior Advisor (University & Global Relations) and Professor  in the Practice of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore
12:05-12:50Discussion
  • Nguyen Manh Dzung, Director, ADR Vietnam Chambers LLC, Vietnam; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Brenda Horrigan, Head of International Arbitration, Herbert Smith Freehills, Australia
  • Kishore Mahbubani, Senior Advisor (University & Global Relations) and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Co-Chairs:

  • Jelita Pandjaitan, Partner, Linklaters, Singapore
  • Byung-Choi (B.C.) Yoon, Attorney, Kim & Chang, South Korea; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration 
12:50-14:00Lunch
14:00-15:00“From our Perspective”: Demystifying the workings of theTribunal and the State Court       
A colloquium amongst eminent arbitrators and state court judges from the region.
Conference attendees will get to hear, from the arbitrators’ perspective, how things have changed and the trends that have been observed in recent years (spanning both procedural and substantive issues).
In a similar vein, judges who have heard challenges to arbitral awards will provide their insight on what they have observed and their perspectives on the viability of various issues that are often raised before them.
The session will provide an insight into the minds of the arbitrators and judges, who will share their candid thoughts on the sort of arguments that work or do not work and the “soft” skills displayed by practitioners and experts that impress or irk them.
  • Salim Moollan QC, Essex Court Chambers, United Kingdom
  • V K Rajah SC, International Arbitrator, Essex Court Chambers Duxton, (Singapore Group Practice), Singapore
  • Anselmo Reyes, International Judge, Singapore International Commercial Court, Singapore
  • Helen (Hong) Shi, Partner, Fangda Partners, China; Alternate Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Hazel Tang, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Singapore
  • Loretta Malintoppi, Independent Arbitrator, 39 Essex Chambers, Singapore; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
15:00-15:30Discussion
15:30-15:50Coffee break
15:50-16:50Oxford style debate: This house believes that the Singapore Convention will change the current landscape of dispute resolution for the better
For:

  • Smitha Menon, Partner, WongPartnership LLP, Singapore; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Marion Smith QC, 39 Essex Chambers, United Kingdom

Against:

  • James Morrison, Principal, Morrison Law, Australia
  • Adrian Tan, Partner, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, TSMP Law Corporation, Singapore
16:50-17:20Discussion and jury comments
Jury:

  • Alexander G. Fessas, Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Paris
  • Benjamin Hughes, Arbitrator, The Arbitration Chambers, Singapore
  • Sapna Jhangiani, Partner, Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore Pte Ltd., Singapore
17:20-17:30Closing remarks 
  • Abhinav Bhushan, Regional Director for South Asia, ICC Arbitration & ADR, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Singapore
  • Mingchao Fan, Regional Director for North Asia, ICC Arbitration & ADR, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Shanghai
17:40-19:00Drinks and Data Roundtable
The ICCA-IBA Joint Task Force on Data Protection in Arbitration Proceedings will publish its widely anticipated Data Protection Roadmap in June. Together with other arbitration institutions, ICC has been heavily involved in, and supportive of, the Task Force’s work, and would like to invite you to have a drink immediately following the conference to discuss data protection.
  • Alexander G. Fessas, Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Paris
  • Kathleen Paisley, Partner, AMBOS Law, Belgium/United Kingdom; Co-Chair, ICCA-IBA Joint Task Force on Data Protection in Arbitration Proceedings
20:00-22:30Dinner

 

We thank our 5th ICC Asia Conference Programme Committee:

Kanice Chan, Vice President and Litigation Counsel, Nomura International (Hong Kong) Limited,
Hong Kong
Sanjeev Kapoor, Partner, Khaitan & Co, India
Xiaohong Liu, President, Shanghai University of Political Science & Law, China
Smitha Menon (Chair), Partner, WongPartnership LLP, Singapore; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Byung-Choi (B.C.) Yoon, Attorney, Kim & Chang, South Korea; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

26 June Conference speakers

Lawrence G. S. BooHead of Chambers, The Arbitration Chambers, Singapore; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Abhinav BhushanRegional Director for South Asia, ICC Arbitration & ADR, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Singapore
Nguyen Manh DzungDirector, ADR Vietnam Chambers LLC, Vietnam; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Mingchao FanRegional Director for North Asia, ICC Arbitration & ADR, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Shanghai
Alexander G. FessasSecretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Paris
Susan FinderDistinguished Scholar in Residence, School of Transnational Law, Peking University (Shenzhen), China
Brenda Horrigan Head of International Arbitration, Herbert Smith Freehills, Australia
Benjamin Hughes Arbitrator, The Arbitration Chambers, Singapore
Sapna Jhangiani Partner, Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore Pte Ltd., Singapore
Andi KadirPartner, HHP Law Firm, Indonesia
Sanjeev KapoorPartner, Khaitan & Co, India
Kishore MahbubaniSenior Advisor (University & Global Relations) and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Loretta Malintoppi Independent Arbitrator, 39 Essex Chambers, Singapore
Smitha Menon Partner, WongPartnership LLP, Singapore; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Salim Moollan QCEssex Court Chambers, United Kingdom
James Morrison Principal, Morrison Law, Australia
Alexis MourrePresident, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Louie OgsimerChair, Arbitration, Co-Chair, Litigation, Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles, Philippines; Alternate Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Jelita PandjaitanPartner, Linklaters Singapore Pte. Ltd., Singapore
V K Rajah SC International Arbitrator, Essex Court Chambers Duxton, (Singapore Group Practice), Singapore
Anselmo ReyesInternational Judge, Singapore International Commercial Court, Singapore
K Shanmugam SCMinister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law, Singapore
Helen (Hong) Shi Partner, Fangda Partners, China; Alternate Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Marion Smith QC 39 Essex Chambers, United Kingdom
Pui-Ki TaCounsel, ICC International Court of Arbitratoin, Hong Kong
Masako TakahataGeneral Counsel, Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation, Japan
Adrian TanPartner, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, TSMP Law Corporation, Singapore
Hazel TangCounsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Singapore
Byung-Chol (B.C.) YoonAttorney, Kim & Chang, South Korea; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Logistical notes

Dates and venueDates: 25-26 June 2019
Venue: Sofitel Singapore City Centre
9 Wallich Street
07885 Singapore
Registration fees5th ICC Asia Conference only (26 June 2019)
Early bird until 10 May 2019: $499
ICC Members: $608 (To benefit from the ICC Member rate please contact your National Committee to get the discount code)
Non-Members: $760
ICC Institute Training (25 June 2019)
Early bird until 10 May 2019: $590
ICC Members: $680 (To benefit from the ICC Member rate please contact your National Committee to get the discount code)
Non-Members: $850
Discount package: Training (25 June 2019) & Conference (26 June 2019)
Early bird until 10 May 2019: $871
ICC Members: $1024 (To benefit from the ICC Member rate please contact your National Committee to get the discount code)
Non-Members: $1280
Registration fees for the training include the coffee breaks and lunch.
Registration fees for the conference include the coffee breaks, lunch and dinner.
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.
Travel and accommodationParticipants are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements. ICC has however secured a preferential rate at the Sofitel Singapore City Centre. A link will be sent to participants on registration to make their reservations directly.
VisaWe are able to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application only after receipt of your registration online.
Working languageEnglish
Credits and hoursICC 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 Singapore Bar will be applied for in due course.
CPD pointsThe 5th ICC Asia Conference has been accredited for 6 Public CPD Points and The ICC Institute Advanced Level Training on Assessment of Damages by Arbitrators has been accredited for 3 Public CPD Points.
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 signing in on arrival and signing out at the conclusion of the activity in the manner required by the organiser and not being absent 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.
Conference: 
Practice area: International Law
Level: Intermediate
Training:
Practice area: International Law
Level: Advanced
Attendance obligation for participants to be awarded points: 

a. participants must indicate time in and time out on the signature list at the registration desk

b. the maximum time-frame a participant can be absent from the event is 15 mins. So based on our conference which is from 8:30-5:30pm – the participant has to arrive no later than 8:45am. Or if a participant arrives at 8:30am and want to leave early, the earliest time the person can leave is 5:15pm or later. 15 mins is the grace period for any participant to be absent from the entire event duration.

Cancellation policy50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before Friday 30 May 2019. 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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Registration

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