This is an online event hosted by CIArb’s East Asia Branch Young Members Group, as part of its 2nd Annual Conference. The event will take place at 7.00am GMT, 3.00pm SGT (Singapore time). Please check your local time zone.
This webinar will explore how arbitral institutions can improve ADR practice. Speakers will be those who have previously worked for arbitral institutions. The webinar will include discussions on diversifying appointments, issues on geographic diversity, issues on independence and impartiality of arbitral institutions, and access to justice issues regarding the privatization of the administration of justice.
Cost(s): Attendance to this event is free of charge but pre-registration is a must.
Jay SANTIAGO Senior Associate | Quisumbing Torres (member firm of Baker & McKenzie International)
Jay Santiago is a Senior Associate in Quisumbing Torres (a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International). He is an attorney in the Philippines and a qualified solicitor in England & Wales. He is the Co-Chair of Young Philippine Institute of Arbitrators and the Philippine Chapter of CIArb Young Members Group.
Before re-joining Quisumbing Torres, Jay was based in Hong Kong and worked as a senior member of the Secretariat of a renowned international arbitral institution.
With over a decade of legal experience, Jay has acted as an arbitration party representative, a tribunal secretary, and an arbitrator. He is an accredited arbitrator of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, the Philippine International Center for Conflict Resolution, and the Office for Alternative Dispute Resolution of the Philippines.
Jay authored chapters in various publications, including the Asia Mediation Handbook (Sweet & Maxwell, 2015) and Foreign Investment and Investment Arbitration in Asia (Intersentia, 2019).
Alonso Mayordomo CASTILLA Abogado | Stampa Abogados
Alonso is a Spanish qualified lawyer and member of the Madrid Bar Association. He has gained experience in various jurisdictions, including Spain, Indonesia and Malaysia. He has worked for a Hong Kong based institution, managing its business development. Alonso also has knowledge of finance and stock markets.
Alonso has experience in civil and common law systems, especially on alternative dispute resolution of construction and engineering matters, and domain name disputes. Alonso has been engaged in different legal related conferences, training courses and talks in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Haikou, Bangkok, Manila and Seoul. Further, Alonso was the co-chair and co-creator of the AIAC Young Practitioners Group, an international platform for young lawyers.
Currently, he is working on international disputes related to commercial and investment arbitrations, where he gives advice to clients in complex procedures before institutions such as the ICC, LCIA, CAM or ICSID, in addition to ad hoc procedures under the UNCITRAL Rules.
Manini BRAR Consultant | Investment Division, DEA, Ministry of Finance, Government of India
Manini Brar is enrolled as an Advocate in India and a Solicitor of England and Wales, United Kingdom. A Commonwealth Scholar, she has a specialisation in Public International Law from the University of Cambridge (LL.M.).
Manini has been practicing in the areas of commercial law and international arbitration for ten years. She has been a Deputy Counsel with the Secretariat of the ICC Court of Arbitration (Hong Kong), and has acted as a Tribunal Secretary and counsel in international commercial arbitrations, together with representing the Government of India in investor-state disputes.
She currently holds the post of Consultant, Investment Division, DEA, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India, and advises the Government on the review / negotiation of international investment agreements and investor-state disputes. The Ministry of Finance is a nodal ministry for issues related to international investment law within the Government of India.
Jeffrey JENG Legal Manager at Vena Energy Pte. Ltd
Jeffrey Jeng is currently legal manager at Vena Energy Pte. Ltd., a Singapore based Independent Power Producer which develops, constructs, owns, and operates solar photovoltaic power generation, wind power generation, and energy storage projects in eight jurisdictions in Asia. His core areas of focus at Vena Energy are litigation, arbitration, and investigations. Jeff was previously an associate in Jones Day's disputes practice in Singapore where he represented major construction companies in multi-million dollar arbitrations under the rules of several major arbitral institutions. Jeff began his career as counsel at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre where he administered over 100 arbitrations.