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Following the success of its regional conferences on international arbitration in Miami and Dubai, ICC is preparing to hold its first regional conference in Asia.

Focusing on the latest arbitration developments in Asia, the conference will feature a series of roundtables, plenary sessions and discussions, led by top-class speakers.

Taking place on 25-27 May 2015 in Singapore, the event will gather practising lawyers, corporate counsel, arbitrators, mediators, business professionals and academics coming from or doing business in Asia.

John Beechey, President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, said: “It is the ICC International Court of Arbitration’s intention to make this conference an annual highlight in the region’s arbitration calendar. It will afford an opportunity to arbitration professionals to meet and to discuss new initiatives in disputes resolution in this dynamic and diverse region.

“ICC is a global leader in disputes resolution. It has developed a suite of state-of-the-art rules for arbitration, mediation and expert determination, which are capable of application worldwide. It will be a function of this conference to underline ICC’s commitment to its users and to the arbitration community in Asia.”

This roundtable will gather top arbitration experts from across the region to share some insights on recent developments in the field of international arbitration within Asia’s emerging markets.

The conference will open with a speech by Mr Beechey, followed by a panel on ‘International arbitration in Asian emerging markets: recent developments’ chaired by Kevin Kim, Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and Partner at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, Republic of Korea.

Mr Kim said: “This roundtable will gather top arbitration experts from across the region to share some insights on recent developments in the field of international arbitration within Asia’s emerging markets.”

The event will include sessions on:

  • Validity and enforcement of awards in Asia
  • Involvement of in-house counsel in arbitration proceedings
  • Mock emergency arbitration
  • Arbitrating oil and gas disputes
  • Improving time and cost efficiency

An advanced level training developed by the ICC Institute of World Business Law on ‘Drafting enforceable awards’ will precede the conference and take place on 25 May. Morning sessions are dedicated to teaching participants how to draft an arbitral award with trainees receiving first-hand guidelines and knowledge on best practices pertaining to legal drafting styles for awards.

Afternoon sessions will introduce participants to the ICC Court scrutiny process, splitting into working groups to review and comment on a draft award. The training will also feature a practical mock Court session during which trainees can experience the type of discussions that are held between members of the ICC Court and representatives of the Secretariat.

Trainees can earn up to 14 public CPD points, 17 CLE credits, 14 MCLE credits, 14 CPD hours, 14 CNB hours.

Register now for the 1st annual ICC Asia regional conference on International Arbitration.

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Save the date: The ICC Asia regional conference on international arbitration takes place on 25-27 May 2015 in Singapore.

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