5th ICC Asia Conference on International Arbitration
Who should attend?
Business professionals and academics coming from or doing business in Asia
25 June: ICC Institute Advanced Level Training on Assessment of Damages by Arbitrators This one-day advanced training will provide participants with practical insight on the assessment of damages by arbitrators.
26 June: 5th ICC Asia Conference on International Arbitration Attend this conference to keep up-to-date with the latest regional developments in international arbitration. The conference will offer a line-up of world-clas
08:00-09:30 Registration and welcome coffee
08:30-09:30 Arbitration developments in the region This session will explore recent arbitration developments in the region, such as the China International Commercial Court, arbitrations relating to the Belt and Road Initiative, the rise of investor-state disputes, important domestic court decisions and changes in national legislation that have an impact on international arbitration.
09:30-09:50 Welcome addresses
09:50-10:20 Keynote speech
10:50-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:00 Are we in a “Trade War”? The potential impact on dispute resolution Much airtime and ink has been spent on the US-China trade war. Is it sound and fury signifying nothing? Or should we start adjusting our perspective on how businesses are likely to conduct themselves in the face of these developments? Can we envisage new kinds of trade disputes and what precautions can be taken in the arbitration of these matters? A candid look at the interplay between politics and commerce and its impact, both in the long and short term, on ASEAN.
14:00-15:00 “From our Perspective”: Demystifying the workings of theTribunal and the State Court A colloquium amongst eminent arbitrators and state court judges from the region. Conference attendees will get to hear, from the arbitrators’ perspective, how things have changed and the trends that have been observed in recent years (spanning both procedural and substantive issues). In a similar vein, judges who have heard challenges to arbitral awards will provide their insight on what they have observed and their perspectives on the viability of various issues that are often raised before them. The session will provide an insight into the minds of the arbitrators and judges, who will share their candid thoughts on the sort of arguments that work or do not work and the “soft” skills displayed by practitioners and experts that impress or irk them.
15:30-15:50 Coffee break
15:50-16:50 Oxford style debate: This house believes that the Singapore Convention will change the current landscape of dispute resolution for the better
16:50-17:20 Discussion and jury comments
17:20-17:30 Closing remarks
Jun 25, 2019
Sofitel Singapore City Centre 9 Wallich Street 07885 Singapore