15May 19

ICC-THAC Arbitration Conference 2019

Bangkok, Thailand, • English

Featuring international practitioners from various disciplines as speakers, this intensive one-day event provides insight of the role of an arbitral institution, of independence and impartiality including reflections on cross-cultural misunderstanding -procedural, tactical and linguistic- in international arbitration


This conference, jointly organized by the ICC International Court of Arbitration and Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC), is designed to attract legal practitioners, judges, in-house counsel, policy makers, academics and business people for a comprehensive discussion on promoting the use of arbitration, and academics who wish to learn more about developments in international dispute resolution.

The conference will take place during the Thailand ADR Week 2019.


09:30-09:50Opening Remarks
09:50-10:00Signing Ceremony of the ICC – THAC MOU
10:00-10:30Keynote Speakers
10:45-12:15Session 1: The Role of an Arbitral Institution and Emerging Trends in International Arbitration
12:15-13:45Networking Lunch
13:45-15:15Session 2: Independence and Impartiality in International Arbitration
15:30-17:00Session 3: Reflections on Cross-Cultural Misunderstandings (Procedural, Tactical and Linguistic) in International Arbitration
17:00-17:30Closing Remarks


Chaitanya AroraSenior Managing Director, FTI Consulting, Singapore
Pasit AsawawattanapornManaging Director, Thailand Arbitration Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Céline Aymé-WauthierMember of the New York Bar
Chiann BaoArbitrator, The Arbitration Chambers, Hong Kong
Abhinav BhushanDirector, ICC Arbitration & ADR, South Asia, Singapore
Elodie DulacPartner, King & Spalding (Singapore) LLP
Alexandar FessasSecretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris, France
Jelita PandjaitanPartner, Linklaters, Singapore
Mahesh RaiDirector, Drew Napier, Singapore
Julie RanedaPartner, Schellenberg Wittmer Singapore
Sitpah SelvaratnamConsultant, Tommy Thomas Advocates & Consultants, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kabir SinghPartner, Clifford Chance, Singapore
Victor SmithChartered Arbitrator, Chardnell Associates Co., Ltd, Bangkok, Thailand
Tossaporn SumpiputtanadachaPartner, Watson Farley & Williams, Bangkok, Thailand
Nicholas WiegandPartner, CMS, Hong Kong
Warathorn WongsawangsiriPartner, Weerawong, Chinnvapat & Partners, Bangkok, Thailand

Logistical notes


Pullman Kingpower Bangkok Hotel

Infinity Ballroom (BTS Victory Monument)


Please register online.

Walk-in Participants are Welcome

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