Singapore debut for leading international energy arbitration conference

  • 26 August 2019

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), joins forces again with the Center for American and International Law’s Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) and the Institute for Energy Law (IEL), to host their joint annual conference on international energy arbitration in Singapore. The conference takes place from 18-19 September 2019.

Challenging other well-known arbitration hubs, Singapore has quickly risen to become a world leader in dispute resolution. ICC opened a case management office in the Southeast Asia city-state in April 2018 to contribute to the country’s position and expertly handle cases in real-time. According to the ICC International Court of Arbitration’s 2018 Dispute Resolution Statistics, the regional office has seen an increase in participating parties, from 23 in 2017 to 34 parties in 2018.

“This ICC case management office is a welcome addition to Singapore’s dispute resolution landscape. Singapore is one of the most preferred dispute resolution centres in the world, and a key node of international commercial dispute resolution services in Asia,” said ICC Court President Alexis Mourre.

Mr Mourre will provide the conference’s welcome remarks alongside ITA Chair and Sullivan & Cromwell partner Joseph Neuhaus; and IEL Vice-Chair and Deputy General Counsel at ConocoPhillips Company Laura Robertson.

The seventh edition of this conference is set to highlight the latest developments in construction disputes—from efficient management techniques in major recent energy projects to geopolitically significant boundary disputes and the new forms of “resource nationalism” emerging in expiring production sharing contracts as seen throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

ICC has extensive experience in construction, engineering and energy-related disputes, with cases reaching record number in recent years. These sectors accounted for approximately 40% of ICC’s new caseload for 2018. On day two of the event, Alexander G. Fessas, Secretary General of the Court, is set to share his insights from these past cases, highlighting the Court’s latest innovations and current perspectives.

The agenda also includes a keynote address by Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Law and Health Edwin Tong SC, a luncheon interview with 39 Essex Chambers arbitrator Loretta Malintoppi, and the ever-popular “Year in Review”.

Learn more about the 7th ITA-IEL-ICC Joint Conference on International Energy Arbitration and register your place today.