ICC YAF: Asia Regional Conference 2016

Seoul, Korea, • English

The ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF) is hosting a series of Regional YAF Conferences, one for each of the five ICC YAF Regional Chapters. The ICC YAF Asia Chapter has chosen Seoul, Korea as a host city to the regional ICC YAF conference on 14 October 2016. The conference is kindly supported by United Nations UNCITRAL – Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific and Seoul IDRC (International Dispute Resolution Centre), and is generously sponsored by Kim & Chang.


This ICC YAF conference will include keynote debates, dynamic panels, participative workshops, round table discussions on topics that are of interest to each particular region. Sessions will be highly interactive and topics deliberately controversial to foster active participation.

Who should attend?

This conference is aimed at arbitration practitioners of approximately 40 years and under: counsel, arbitrators, corporate counsel or academics


9:00 – 9:30 Registration and Coffee
9:30 – 9:45 Welcome Address
9:45 – 10:15 Keynote Speech
An experienced international arbitrator will share his experience and perspectives on key issues in international arbitration, market trends, as well as advice for young practitioners seeking to establish themselves in this area. The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions.
10:15 – 10:45 Candid with Toby
No-holds barred “fireside chat” with the keynote speaker on thought provoking issues.
10:45 – 12:15 Panel 1: Dealing with the “International” in International Arbitrations
13:45 – 15:15 Panel 2: Recent developments in the Arbitration Regime in Asia
15:15 – 15:30 Tea Break

15:30 – 17:00 Panel 3: Oxford Style debate on the challenges and potential for further growth of arbitration in Asia
“This House believes that international arbitration is now facing an Asian Haze and no longer an Asian Craze”
17.00 – 17.15 Closing Address
18:15 Afterparty at Dugahun
109 Sagan-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul


esmond Ang , Hong Kong & Singapore

Thayananthan Baskaran , ICC YAF Representative, Partner, Zul Rafique & Partners, Kuala Lumpur

Abhinav Bhushan , ICC YAF Asia Chapter, Regional Director of Arbitration & ADR for South Asia, Singapore

Kun-Hee Cho , ICC YAF Representative, Attorney, Kim & Chang, Seoul

Liz Chung , Partner, Kim & Chang, Seoul

Edern Coent , Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration. Hong Kong

James Ding , Partner, SS Ng & Lim, Kuala Lumpur

Jose Feris , Deputy Secretary General, ICC, International Court of Arbitration

Ruimin Gao, Associate, King & Wood Mallesons, Sydney

Ke Hu , Partner, Jingtian Gongcheng, Beijing

Andi Y Kadir , Partner, Baker & McKenzie, Jakarta

Tejas Karia , Partner, Shardul Amarchand, New Delhi

Kap-You (Kevin) KIM, Partner, Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, Seoul, South Korea

Toby Landau QC, Barrister, Essex Court Chambers, London

Smitha Menon , ICC YAF Representative, Partner, Wong Partnership LLP, Singapore

James Morrison , Principal, Morrison Law, Consultant, Allens Linklaters, Sydney

Joao Ribeiro, Head of UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Incheon, Republic of Korea

Sonal KR Singh, ICC YAF Representative, Partner, M/s A.K. Singh & Co, New Delhi

Lei Shi , ICC YAF Representative, Consultant, Clifford Chance, Hong Kong

Vee Vian Thien , Foreign Lawyer, Allen & Overy, Hong Kong

Kellie Yi , Senior In-House Counsel, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Seoul

Sharon Chong Tze Ying , Partner, Skrine, Kuala Lumpur

Byung-Chol (B.C.) Yoon , Partner, Kim & Chang, Seoul, South Korea

Tom Walsh , Counsel, Clifford Chance, Seoul

Janie Wong, ICC YAF Representative, Counsel, Dechert, Hong Kong

Warathorn Wongsawangsiri , Partner, Weerawong, Chinnavat & Peangpanor Ltd, Bangkok

Logistial notes

Conference venue

Kim & Chang
Northgate Bldg. 1F Conference Room
55, Saemunan-ro 5-gil,

After Party Venue

109 Sagan-dong,

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How to register:

Registration is open online on the following link .

You will receive a confirmation email with your e-ticket upon registration. Please bring a copy of this ticket.

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