This is an online series of events hosted by CIArb’s YMG, taking place between 19 – 20 January 2021. These events are part of the Asia leg of the CIArb YMG World Tour 2021.
WEEK 1, THE ASIA SERIES: This leg of the Tour features four interactive panel discussions with diverse leading experts in arbitration and mediation under the following topics:
Further details on the individual events can be found below. Please check your local time zone.
Cost(s): Attendance to these online events is free, however pre-registration for each event is required.
19 January 2021 - Emerging Arbitration Trends in Asia
2020 was a year that left behind far reaching ramifications. The year, however, also brought about comprehensive changes at a multitude of levels - ADR being a prime example. What disputes will be prevalent in the “new” economy and how is the ADR community preparing to handle them? What changes came about in the last year, and perhaps the decade? Our diverse speakers will shed light on the emerging Arbitration trends in Asia, and what we can expect in the near future.
19 January (ET) / 20 (Asia) 2021 - Mediation-Arbitration-Mediation: Singapore Convention and Beyond
Join us for a discussion on the latest developments in the practice of international mediation and international arbitration, including highlights of the Singapore Convention and New York Convention.
20 January 2021 - Asian Perspectives on ISDS Reform
ISDS has become one of the most contentious areas of international law. While there is no global consensus at the moment, what are the approaches of the Asian stakeholders? How would the new administration in the US impact the reform movements? Can we expect a paradigm shift—from corporate focus to people focus—in the investment law regime?
20 January (ET) / 21 (Asia) 2021 - Arbitrator Selection in Asia - Geographic Diversity in Appointments?
Join us for a discussion regarding Arbitrator Selection in Asia and find out more about Arbitrator Intelligence!
CIArb is proud to collaborate with the following ADR institutions in Asia in the production of this Series:
Taehee Ahn is Counsel at KCAB INTERNATIONAL. He administers arbitration cases in English and Korean. Before joining KCAB INTERNATIONAL, he completed doctorate course (without degree) in international law, including investor-state arbitration. As an attorney licensed in the State of New York, he served as an arbitrator for Vis East Moot Competition and FDI Moot Asia-Pacific Regional Rounds.
Victoria is Counsel in HKIAC’s arbitration team. She holds an LLM in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS), from the Graduate Institute (Geneva) and University of Geneva. Prior to joining HKIAC, Victoria worked for three years at a leading international law firm in Moscow, practicing in the areas of arbitration, corporate and real estate transactions.
Diogo Manuel Pereira is an international lawyer specializing in International Arbitration, Public International Law, and Investigations relating to corruption, money laundering, sanctions, and terrorist finance. He is based in Washington D.C. and is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Florida. His practice focuses on all aspects of international disputes and investigations with significant experience in Latin America, Europe, the United States and the Middle East. Prior to founding with De Almeida Pereira, Mr. Pereira worked with leading international law firms in Paris, London, and Washington DC
Rana Sajjad is a dual-qualified lawyer (licensed in New York and Pakistan) having over 15 years’ experience of practicing law in Pakistan and the U.S. in practice areas including contracts, cross-border transactions, commercial litigation and domestic and international arbitration. He has acted as co-counsel on international arbitration proceedings including proceedings under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Dubai International Financial Centre - London Court of International Arbitration (DIFC- LCIA). He has also advised and represented clients in connection with court proceedings involving the enforcement of international arbitration agreements.
Sajjad is a Partner at the law firm of Rana Ijaz & Partners that has been recommended by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific as one of Pakistan's leading law firms for 10 years in a row. Sajjad is also the Founder & President of the Center for International Investment and Commercial Arbitration (CIICA), Pakistan’s first international arbitration center. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the only lawyer based in Pakistan who is a member of CIArb’s Approved Faculty List (AFL) as a tutor for international arbitration law, practice and procedure.
Mr. M A Akmall Hossain Azad, Director of Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) heads the Training and Outreach Wing of BIAC. Aformer Additional Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh, Mr. Azad joined BIAC in 2017. He is the primary contact point of BIAC for capacity building on ADR. He is responsible for preparing draft Annual Plan covering training, workshops and seminars with detailed execution plan and he makes arrangements for implementing the individual components of the Plan approved by the BIAC Council. He also arranges media publicity for ADR capacity building programs and other activities of BIAC. He maintains contact with potential clients and institutions, and collaborates for BIAC’s workshops, trainings and seminars.
Ishaan Madaan is the founder of Arbinsol, a platform advancing research, dialogue and thought leadership in international arbitration, insolvency and their interplay. An Indian barred attorney with almost a decade’s experience spanning construction and general commercial arbitration, civil and corporate litigation, insolvency and restructuring practice, Ishaan has also acted as an Arbitrator in a commercial dispute. He acquired his Masters in International Arbitration from Miami Law as its first FDI Moot Scholar.
Ishaan has advised and represented several international clients through his practice in India on a plethora of issues, and has been certified for admission to the New York State Bar. He mixes his practice of law with academia, and regularly writes and lectures on international arbitration.
Mino Han has acted as counsel in various international arbitrations conducted under the auspices of the ICC, SIAC, KCAB or JCAA. Mino specializes in construction and engineering disputes. The relevant projects underlying the disputes were each based in the Middle East, Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa or Latin America and concerned the design and construction of combined cycle power plants, solar power production facilities, refineries, high-rise buildings, convention centres and infrastructure facilities. Mino has also vast experience in representing contractors in Korean court or KCAB domestic arbitration proceedings. He also regularly advises clients on issuing or defending claims arising out of standard form contracts including the FIDIC Suite of Contracts.
Mino majored in law at Seoul National University (LL.B., 2006), after which he passed the Korean Bar Exam in 2006 and qualified as Korean lawyer in 2009. He also received a Master of Laws degree in international arbitration law from Seoul National University in 2012 and a Master of Science degree for Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at King’s College London in 2018. Mino’s MSc dissertation entitled “The meaning and scope of ‘consequential loss’ exclusion clauses - A comparative law analysis between English law and Korean law” was awarded with a distinction grade. In July 2019, Mino was admitted to the roll of solicitors in England and Wales.
Jay Patrick Santiago is a senior associate in Quisumbing Torres’ Dispute Resolution Practice Group and is part of the firm’s Industrials, Manufacturing & Transportation, and Healthcare & Life Sciences Industry Groups. His practice focuses on international dispute resolution and alternative dispute resolution (ADR), particularly international commercial arbitration and investor-state dispute settlement. His legal experience covers general litigation, arbitration, intra-corporate disputes, taxation, corporate housekeeping, and mergers and acquisitions.
Jay has acted on various roles in arbitral proceedings – as a party representative, case manager, tribunal secretary, and arbitrator. In 2014, Jay became the first Filipino counsel at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). In 2016, he became HKIAC’s first accredited arbitral tribunal secretary from the Philippines. He is the youngest member of the technical working group organized by the Philippine government to propose amendments to the Philippines’ arbitration law. He is a trained arbitrator of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center and an accredited arbitrator of the Philippine International Center for Conflict Resolution.
Jay plays an active role in various international and local ADR organizations. He is the Vice President for International Initiatives (Hong Kong) of the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb). He is the founding Chairperson of Young PIArb (the first ADR group for young practitioners in the Philippines) and the Chairperson of the Philippine Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Young Members Group. He is a Regional Representative for North Asia of the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum, a Regional Ambassador of HK45, the Country Representative of the Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration, an Ambassador of the IBA Asia-Pacific Arbitration Group, and a Regional Director of the Center for International Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Amy handles a wide range of litigation and international commercial arbitration matters. She has acted for clients from a variety of sectors, including healthcare, construction, coal, ferrous metals, banking and finance, shipping, hospitality, food and beverage and telecommunications. The disputes handled by Amy relate to a wide spectrum of issues arising from joint venture agreements, shareholder agreements, breach of fiduciary duties, licensing agreements, construction contracts, contracts for the sale of goods, tenancy agreements, employment agreements, trusts, and bankruptcy and restructuring. Amy has acted for clients at all levels of the Singapore Courts, in arbitrations under the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the International Chamber of Commerce, and ad hoc arbitrations. Amy represented the National University of Singapore in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in 2011. Amy teaches civil procedure and advocacy to future lawyers as part of the bar course, and sits on the Advocacy Committee of the Law Society. Amy has also taught the advocacy course at NUS and continues to be part of the NUS Law Alumni Mentor Programme.
Kirsten is an international disputes lawyer specializing in International Arbitration, Public International Law, International Aviation, and Law of the Sea. She is a Special Legal Consultant, Attorney & Counselor in Washington DC, and Advocate & Solicitor in Singapore. Her legal practice focuses on all aspects of international disputes (administered by SIAC, ICC, HKIAC, CIETAC, SCC, ICDR) with significant experience in Asia, Europe, and the United States.
She serves as a Member of the YSIAC Committee and SIAC Users’ Council in Singapore, Global Lead Ambassador at Arbitrator Intelligence, Member of the CIArb UK Working Group on ADR, Smart Contracts and Blockchain Arbitration 2020-2021, and Member of the CIArb North America Branch Capacity-Sharing Program 2020-2021. She is a member of ArbitralWomen and other young arbitration practitioners’ groups.
Prior to joining De Almeida Pereira, Washington DC, in January 2020, Kirsten was a Senior Associate at Eversheds Sutherland / Eversheds Harry Elias Partnership LLP in Singapore where she worked since December 2011 after passing the Singapore bar exams with distinction in arbitration. She was the sole associate practicing in aviation law and the Head of the Singapore associates’ working group in international arbitration in 2018. She interned and worked closely with the Secretariat of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) Arbitration Institute while completing her LLM in International Commercial Arbitration at Stockholm University 2016-2017. She was the sole recipient of the Swedish Arbitration Association scholarship and awarded the Global Swede scholarship by the Swedish government.
has advocated on behalf of a diverse array of Korean and foreign clients in arbitration matters governed by the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and other institutions, as well as ad hoc arbitration matters governed by the UNCITRAL rules. Arie has been involved in commercial and investment arbitration disputes about mergers and acquisitions, sale of goods, resource exploration, construction, oil and gas, distribution agreements, financial investments, real estate, maritime, intellectual property, military and defense procurement, tortious conduct and more. Arie is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and an active member of the Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). He is also an Assistant Editor (East and Central Asia) of the Kluwer Arbitration Blog. Prior to joining Shin & Kim, Arie served as a law clerk to a federal judge at the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York City. At Duke University School of Law, Arie was a staff editor of the Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law.
Mira is an International Case Counsel at the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) and the Co-Chairperson of the AIAC Young Practitioners’ Group. She currently sits as an Assistant Editor at the Kluwer Arbitration Blog (KAB). She read law at Universitas Indonesia and obtained her LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution from Queen Mary University of London as an Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) scholar. Irene is an HKIAC accredited tribunal secretary. Prior to her stints at the AIAC and KAB, Irene was an international arbitration intern at a Hong Kong-based global law firm. She also worked for a Jakarta-based forensic audit start-up company where she dealt with transnational white-collar crimes related matters. Irene was a member of an expert team that assisted a Southeast Asian government agency in reviewing the country’s investment treaties with its treaty partners. She publishes articles on international arbitration and public international law, particularly on investment arbitration related topics. An avid mooter, Irene participated in the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot, the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot, and the Willem C. Vis Arbitration Moot competitions. Irene speaks English and has a good working knowledge in French.
Kabir Duggal focuses his practice on international investment arbitration, international commercial arbitration and public international law matters, serving both as counsel and arbitrator. Dr. Duggal's experience includes complex disputes under numerous bilateral/multilateral investment treaties and contracts in South Asia, Latin America, Central Asia, Middle East, Europe, and Africa. His experience flows from his triple training in international law, common law, and civil law traditions. The total value of the disputes he has been involved in exceeds 80 billion dollars. He has facilitated the mediation and negotiation of complex disputes. He also acts as a Consultant for the United Nations Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) on the creation of a novel "Investment Support Program" (which was shortlisted by Global Arbitration Review for the category of "Best Developments" for 2018). He also serves on the Steering Committee of the Investment Support Program. He has also conducted training and capacity-building sessions for several Governments including Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, India, among others on public international law and dispute resolution matters. He also serves on the Federal Republic of Somalia's New York Convention Task Force as well as the WTO Negotiating Team (International Board). He is elected to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the California International Arbitration Council, Inc. (CIAC) and also serves on its Academic Council. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Boston International Arbitration Council (BIAC). Dr. Duggal is also a member of the Young Practitioners Subcommittee for the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge.
Professor Ishikawa is an ICSID Conciliator, appointed by the Chairman of the
Administrative Council, a member of the Legal Advisory Committee of the
Energy Charter Treaty, an arbitrator at Shenzhen Court of International
Arbitration and Japan Sports Arbitration Agency, as well as a mediator
at the Kyoto International Mediation Centre. Her professional experiences include serving as a Judge at Tokyo District Court and holding the position of Deputy Director at the International Legal Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, where she worked on bilateral/trilateral investment treaties, Free Trade Agreements and WTO dispute settlement.
Her publications include: “Investment Screening on National Security Grounds and International Law: The Case of Japan” 7(1) Journal of International and Comparative Law (2020), “Intervention: Investment Arbitration” Max Planck Encyclopaedia of International Procedural Law (2019), “Counterclaims and the Rule of Law in Investment Arbitration” 113 American Journal of International Law Unbound (2019), “The Protection of Energy Investments under the ECT: an extra-EU country’s perspective” 2 European Investment Law and Arbitration Review (2017), “Provisional Application of Treaties at the Crossroads between International and Domestic Law” 31(2) ICSID Review (2016); “Keeping Interpretation in Investment Treaty Arbitration ‘on Track’: The Role of state Parties”, in J. Kalicki and A. Joubin-Bret (eds.) Reshaping the Investor-State Dispute Settlement System: Journeys for the 21st Century (Brill/Nijhoff, 2015); “Collective Action Clauses in Sovereign Bond Contracts and Investment Treaty Arbitration - an Approach to Reconcile the Irreconcilable”, Accounting, Economics and Law: A Convivium (October 2013); “Third Party Participation in Investment Treaty Arbitration”, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, (April 2010).
David Chung is a Dispute Resolution Fellow at the American Bar Association. He gained extensive experience in ADR and International Arbitration at the ICC International Court of Arbitration, CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, ADR Department of the Eastern District Court of New York, and Luther Law Firm in Hamburg, Germany. Prior to his legal career, David worked in international economic affairs and government relations at the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) for more than six years representing Korean businesses in Southeast Asia and North America. During his time at KCCI, he had the privilege to serve as a project manager for the Presidential Economic Diplomacy Task Force, spearheading the Korean president’s economic missions to twelve different countries.
Catherine A. Rogers is a scholar of international arbitration and professional ethics at Penn State Law, with a dual appointment as Professor of Ethics, Regulation, and the Rule of Law at Queen Mary, University of London, where she is also Co-Director of the Institute for Ethics and Regulation. Her scholarship focuses on the convergence of the public and private in international adjudication, the intersection of markets and regulation in guiding professional conduct, and on the reconceptualization of the attorney as a global actor. Professor Rogers teaches, lectures, and publishes on these topics around the world, including as an invited participant at two Stanford-Yale Junior Faculty Fora.
Professor Rogers is a Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration. Among other appointments, she sits on the Board of Directors of the Lagos Court of Arbitration, the International Advisory Board of the Vienna International Arbitration Centre, the Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement (CIDS) Academic Forum on ISDS, and Oxford University Press’ Investment Claims Advisory Board. Professor Rogers co-chaired the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force on Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration, and is the founder and CEO of Arbitrator Intelligence, a global information aggregator and legal tech start-up that aims at improving transparency, fairness, and accountability in arbitrator selection. Professor Rogers also regularly engages in capacity-building activities to promote international dispute resolution and the rule of law in developing and emerging economies.
Before entering academia, Professor Rogers clerked for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced international litigation and arbitration in New York, Hong Kong, and San Francisco.
Jennifer is in the technology, media and telecommunications teams at Pinsent Masons and specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration (in particular disputes in the TMT sector). She advises on a variety of local and cross border disputes, from general company, employment, IP to data privacy and cyber fraud/ security issues. Jennifer also assists the team on non-contentious matters to provide advice from a prevention of disputes angle.
Jennifer advises on a breadth of contentious matters, whether it is pre-action, issued Court claims or enforcement/recovery issues. Clients have praised Jennifer for her commitment to ensure the best commercial (and legal) solutions for her clients. Having experience of acting for both plaintiffs (claimants) and defendants, she can strategize accordingly to minimise her client’s exposure by understanding the opponent’s potential next moves. She also advises on alternative dispute resolution in hope to mitigate the stress, time and costs for her clients in litigation.
Raja Kumar was called to the Malaysian Bar in 2008. He joined Azman Davidson & Co in 2011 and is currently a partner in the Arbitration and Dispute Resolution practice group making regular appearances in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court as well as in the Arbitration and Adjudication circuits both locally and internationally.
He is presently a Certified Adjudicator, member of the Bar Council’s Construction Law Committee, Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), Vice President of the Young Malaysian Group of CIArb Malaysia, a member of the Society of Construction Law Malaysia (SCL) and a Fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution.