10 Oct 16

The ICC and KLRCA International Arbitration Conference

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, • English

The ICC International Court of Arbitration and the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) are co-organizing an international arbitration conference which will be held on Monday, 10 October, 2016 at the KLRCA in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Description

The ICC International Court of Arbitration and the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) are pleased to announce a joint international arbitration conference which will be held on Monday, 10 October, 2016 at the KLRCA in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The full-day Conference will include three sessions on emerging issues and best practices in the fast-developing area of international commercial arbitration and one session on investment arbitration. As Asia gains prominence on the world’s investment stage, the rise of disputes and the need for effective dispute resolution is imperative.
This first-of-its-kind Conference, co-organized by two of the world’s leading arbitral institutions, reflects a joint effort to address key issues in international arbitration from an Asian perspective. Further, the Conference will foster discussion around the continuing changes in the international arbitration paradigm in Asia.

The Conference will witness the participation of leading international arbitration experts from around the world and will be attended by users, practitioners, and arbitrators.

Programme

9.30am Welcome Address by Datuk Professor Sundra Rajoo , Director of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration
9.45am Welcome Addressby Alexis Mourre , President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration

10.15am Inaugural Speech by YB Dato’ Sri Azalina Othman Said , Minister in the Prime Minsiter’s Department

10.30am Keynote Speech by Michael Hwang S.C “How have Asian countries adopted and interpreted the UNCITRAL Model Law?”

11.00am Coffee break

11.15am Panel I – ‘Transparency in Arbitration: A bird’s eye view Moderator: Abhinav Bhushan, Director, South Asia, ICC Arbitration and ADR, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Speakers:
Philip Yang , Member of ICC International Court of Arbitration, Immediate Past Chairperson (HKIAC)
Abraham Vergis , Managing Director, Providence Law Asia LLC
Christopher Lau , Senior Counsel (Singapore), Chartered Arbitrator (FCIArb, FSIArb)
Sapna Jhangiani , Partner, Clyde & Co
Ben Olbourne , Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers

1.00pm Lunch break

2.00pm Panel II – ‘Cost Effective Arbitration: Myth or Reality?’
Moderator: Datuk Professor Sundra Rajoo, Director of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration
Speakers:
Dr. Nicolas Wiegand , Partner, CMS Hasche Sigle
Ing Loong Yang , Partner, Latham & Watkins
Vinayak Pradhan , Consultant, Skrine
Thavakumar Kandiahpillai , Group Head, Legal and General Counsel, SapuraKencana Petroleum

3.45pm Coffee break

4.00pm Panel III – ‘Investor-State Arbitration in South East Asia and Pacific’
Moderator: Tan Sri Dato’ Cecil Arbraham, Senior Partner at Ceci Abraham & Partners (Kuala Lumpur), Member of the KLRCA Advisory Board
Speakers:
Dr Jean Ho Qing , Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore “Investment Arbitration: The Importance Bringing Theory and Practice to Teaching”;
Alastair Henderson , Managing Partner, Head of internationa arbitration practice, Southeast Asia, Herbert Smith Freehills (Singapore) “The Proliferation of Bilateral and Multilateral Investmen Treaties in South East Asia & Pacific”
Robert Kirkness , Senior Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Singapore “Investment Claims in the Region: Recent Developments”
Thayananthan Baskaran , Partner, Zulc Rafique & Partners (Kuala Lumpur) “Does Asia Need a Permanent Investment Court”

5.45pm Conference Summary and Thank You note byAlexis Mourre , President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration

6.00pm Cocktail Reception

Logistial notes

Venue:
Kuala Lumpur Regional

Centre for Arbitration
Bangunan Sulaiman, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin
50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Conference Fee:
RM 270 (inclusive of GST)
Day long event + evening cocktail

For more information, please contact:
Business Development Team
Phone: +603 2271 1000
Email: events@klrca.org