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 be discussing how investment arbitration now plays a role in enforcing and protecting human rights (i.e. the Bangladesh Accord) and treaties on climate change (i.e. Paris Agreement).
Cost(s): Attendance to this event is free of charge but pre-registration is a must.
Prof. Martijn SCHELTEMA Partner | Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn N.V
Martijn Scheltema has been admitted to the Dutch Supreme Court Bar in 1997. He has been involved in several international human rights landmark cases (e.g. Srebrenica, SNS expropriation, Urgenda) and business human rights cases (e.g. Shell Kiobel). He chairs the business and human rights practice group of his firm. He has been involved in international (investment) arbitration as well as setting aside and enforcement of arbitral awards. He is also professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam and chair of the (binding) dispute resolution mechanism (arbitration) of the Dutch International Responsible Business Conduct agreement in the textile sector.
Rekha RANGACHARI Executive Director | New York International Arbitration Center
Rekha Rangachari is the Executive Director of the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC), which is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization that promotes and enhances the conduct of international arbitration in New York. Rekha collaborates with stakeholders and thought leaders in the space to advance scholarship and best practices; offers educational programming, events, and trainings; and operates world-class hearing facilities in Manhattan.
Rekha is actively engaged with the arbitration community at the city, state, national, and global levels. Rekha is Co-Chair of the Private International Law Interest Group at the American Society of International Law (ASIL); Board Member of ArbitralWomen; Member of the Equal Representation in Arbitration (ERA) Pledge Young Professionals Subcommittee; and Steering Committee Member of the Pledge for Greener Arbitration.
Alex BAYKITCH AM Arbitrator | International Arbitration Consultant
Alex Baykitch AM has 30 years' experience in the area of cross-border litigation and international commercial arbitration. He has appeared as counsel and sat as arbitrator in arbitrations conducted under major arbitration rules across the Asia-Pacific, USA, South America, Middle East, and Europe.
Alex is an advisor and member of the Australian Government's Delegation to UNCITRAL's Working Group on Arbitration, and has participated in negotiations pertaining to key arbitration instruments, including the Mauritius Convention and the UNCITRAL Transparency Rules.
Alex is a past President of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia. He has consistently been listed in major legal directories as a leading individual in cross-border litigation and international commercial arbitration.
Antony CROCKETT Senior Consultant | Herbert Smith Freehills
Antony Crockett is a public international law and cross-border dispute resolution specialist, based in the Hong Kong office of Herbert Smith Freehills.
Antony leads the firm's Business and Human Rights practice in the Asia Pacific Region, advising clients on human rights due diligence, crisis management, policy and compliance.
Antony also represents clients in investment treaty arbitration, international commercial arbitration and other cross-border disputes. Antony is admitted as a Solicitor Advocate of the High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, as a solicitor in England & Wales and as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia.
Tse Wei LIM Associate | Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Tse Wei is an Associate in Herbert Smith Freehills' Dispute Resolution practice, based in Kuala Lumpur. He represents and advises multinational clients in complex cross-border commercial and investment disputes across a range of sectors, including engineering, construction, telecommunications, mergers and acquisitions, and shareholder disputes. He has advised and acted in arbitrations under various institutional rules (including ICSID, ICC, AIAC, UNCITRAL, and SIAC) seated in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He possesses working experience with public international law and international commercial disputes under civil and common law systems.
Tse Wei currently serves on the committees of the Young Members Group of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Malaysia) and the Young Practitioners Group of the Asian International Arbitration Centre.