1st annual ICC Asia regional conference on International Arbitration

ICC Asia regional conference
  • Location: Singapore
  • Date: 25/05/2015 - 27/05/2015
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Language: English

Attend ICC's first annual Asia conference on international arbitration and keep up to date with the latest regional developments. 

Topics will include:

  • Validity and enforcement of awards in Asia
  • Involvement of in-house counsel in arbitration proceedings
  • Mock emergency arbitration
  • Arbitrating Oil and Gas disputes
  • Improving time and cost efficiency

Who should attend?

Practising lawyers, corporate counsel, arbitrators, mediators, business professionals and academics coming from or doing business in Asia.

Advanced Level Training: Drafting Enforceable Awards

The advanced level training on "drafting enforceable awards" will take place on Monday 25 May. Focusing on what can be referred to as the most prominent duty of an arbitrator, participants will learn the best practices pertaining to drafting awards and the ways of maximizing their enforceability. Accordingly, the training will focus on the procedural as well as formal requirements, and cover the issue of the necessary substantive accuracy of the award.

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Monday 25 May 2015 - ADVANCED LEVEL TRAINING

MORNING SESSIONS (10.00-13.00)

Welcoming address and introduction

  • Yves Derains , Founding Partner, Derains & Gharavi, France; Chairman, ICC Institute of World Business Law; Former Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Drafting an arbitral award: which drafting style?

Participants will receive first-hand guidelines and knowledge on best practices pertaining to award legal drafting styles. How legal systems and traditions can influence drafting techniques, the different approaches in civil and common law. How to improve the quality of the award, by getting away from the "copy and paste" drafting style, to properly reflect the reasons behind the arbitral decision, identifying how much "reasoning" is necessary to render a fully convincing award and secure its enforceability.

  • Yves Derains , Founding Partner, Derains & Gharavi, France; Chairman, ICC Institute of World Business Law; Former Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Bernard Hanotiau , Partner, Hanotiau & van den Berg, Belgium; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Drafting an arbitral award: spotlight on specific issues

This session will focus on particular sections of the award which often present difficulties and challenges in particular:
(1) Jurisdiction and applicable law
(2) Damages
(3) Auxiliary remedies: interest and costs

  • Yves Derains , Founding Partner, Derains & Gharavi, France; Chairman, ICC Institute of World Business Law; Former Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Bernard Hanotiau , Partner, Hanotiau & van den Berg, Belgium; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

13.00-14.00 Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSIONS (14.00-17.15)

Introduction to scrutiny of the award by the ICC International Court of Arbitration (ICC Court)

Participants will gain a deeper insight into a distinctive feature of ICC arbitration, the ICC Court's scrutiny of all draft awards. ICC representative will share her expertise on the ICC Court scrutiny process, the different levels of review, the assistance and tools provided by the Secretariat of the Court, such as the "ICC Award Checklist", to help arbitral tribunals, although respecting their liberty of decision, draft more legally effective awards.

  • Cheng-Yee Khong , Director and Counsel, Asia Office, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Hong Kong

Working groups: draft award review before scrutiny by the ICC Court
Participants will be given the opportunity to study a draft award, in the conditions in which a draft award would be reviewed before scrutiny by the ICC Court. Each working group will be responsible for reviewing the draft award and will make its comments as if it were a Counsel of the Secretariat of the ICC Court.

  • Cheng-Yee Khong , Director and Counsel, Asia Office, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Hong Kong

Mock Court session: scrutiny of award by the ICC Court and debate
This is an opportunity for participants to witness the type of discussions that are held between members of the ICC Court and representatives of the Secretariat when reviewing a draft award. The parties to this mock court session will debate on the draft award reviewed by the working groups.

  • Michael Hwang , Senior Counsel & Chartered Arbitrator, Michael Hwang Chambers, Singapore; Chief Justice, Dubai International Financial Centre Courts; Member , ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Cheng-Yee Khong , Director and Counsel, Asia Office, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Hong Kong
  • Loretta Malintoppi , Of Counsel, Eversheds LLP, Singapore; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
  • Vanina Sucharitkul , Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills, Thailand; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Concluding remarks

18.00-20.00 Cocktail reception

Tuesday 26 May 2015 - 1st ANNUAL ICC ASIA REGIONAL CONFERENCE

MORNING SESSIONS (09.30-13.00)

Welcome address

  • John Beechey , Chairman, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

International arbitration in Asian emerging markets: recent developments

Comprising arbitration experts from across Asia and representatives of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, this panel will discuss recent developments in the field of international arbitration within Asia's emerging markets.

  • Theodoor Bakker , Senior Foreign Counsel, Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro, Indonesia; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
  • Kirat Nagra , Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, India
  • Robert Pé , Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Hong Kong
  • Jingzhou Tao , Managing Partner in Asia, Dechert LLP, China; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Chaired by:

  • Kevin Kim , Partner, Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, Republic of Korea; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Mock emergency arbitration

Under the ICC 2012 Rules of Arbitration, parties may apply to have recourse to an emergency arbitrator to decide on urgent conservatory or interim measures that cannot await the constitution of the arbitral tribunal. Featuring arbitrators and practitioners who have experienced first-hand the application of the ICC emergency arbitrator procedure, this session will provide an extensive analysis of the distinctive characteristics of this procedure through the study of a mock case.
The first part of this session will focus on the application for emergency arbitration, appointment of emergency arbitrator, establishment of a procedural timetable and other procedural issues.

  • Jean-Pierre Harb , Partner, Jones Day, France; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
  • Christopher Lau , Senior Counsel, 3 Verulam Buildings, Singapore; Alternate member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Andrew McDougall , Partner, White & Case, France; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Co-Chaired by:

  • Andrea Carlevaris , Secretary General & Director of Dispute Resolution Services, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
  • Sylvia Tee , Director, Arbitration and ADR, Asia, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Singapore

13.00-14.30 Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSIONS (14.30-16.00)

Mock emergency arbitration (cont'd)
The second part of this session will feature a simulation of an oral hearing of the mock case and will provide an insight into how oral hearings in emergency arbitrations may be conducted. This simulation will be followed by a discussion on the oral hearing and the subsequent order or award issued by the emergency arbitrator, focussing on the impact of the emergency arbitrator process on issues such as enforcement and the ICC scrutiny process.

  • Jean-Pierre Harb , Partner, Jones Day, France; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
  • Christopher Lau , Senior Counsel, 3 Verulam Buildings, Singapore; Alternate member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Andrew McDougall , Partner, White & Case, France; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
  • Vanina Sucharitkul , Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills, Thailand; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Michael Young , Partner, Co-Head Global Arbitration Practice, Allen & Overy LLP, France; Alternate member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Co-Chaired by:

  • Andrea Carlevaris , Secretary General & Director of Dispute Resolution Services, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
  • Sylvia Tee , Director, Arbitration and ADR, Asia, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Singapore

18.30 Dinner

Wednesday 27 May 2015 - 1st ANNUAL ICC ASIA REGIONAL CONFERENCE

MORNING SESSIONS (09.30-12.45)

Arbitrating Oil and Gas disputes

Arbitration is widely used to settle disputes arising out of transactions related to oil and gas. Those disputes have been among the top 3 most common types of disputes in ICC arbitrations in recent years. Specialists in the field will provide the audience with insights into the use of arbitration to settle energy disputes, touching on topics including the contractual frameworks, the role of local law and authorities, and the involvement of State entities in settling such disputes.

  • Bruce Collins QC , Barrister. XXIV Old Buildings, United Kingdom; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Loretta Malintoppi, Of Counsel, Eversheds LLP, Singapore; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
  • Joseph Tirado , Partner and Co-Chair, International Arbitration Practice, Winston & Strawn, United Kingdom

Chaired by:

  • Peter Rees QC , Barrister, Thirty Nine Essex Street Chambers, United Kingdom

Improving time and cost efficiency

One of the chief demands of all users of arbitration proceedings is for maximum time and cost efficiency. Panellists of this session, eminent arbitration practitioners, will discuss the techniques they apply in their day-to-day practice in order to improve the time and cost efficiency of arbitration proceedings.

  • Michael Hwang , Senior Counsel & Chartered Arbitrator, Michael Hwang Chambers, Singapore; Chief Justice, Dubai International Financial Centre Courts; Member , ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Cheng-Yee Khong , Director and Counsel, Asia Office, international Court of Arbitration, Hong Kong
  • Vinayak Pradhan , Partner, Skrine, Malaysia
  • Kim Rooney , Barrister, Gilt Chambers, Hong Kong

Chaired by:

  • Alan Thambiayah , Professional Arbitrator, The Arbitration Chambers, Singapore; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

12.45-14.30 Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSIONS (14.30-16.15)

Roundtable: the role of in-house counsel in arbitration proceedings

In June 2014, the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR released a guide entitled "Effective Management of Arbitration: A Guide for In-House Counsel and Other Party Representatives", recognizing the fact that corporate executives and in-house counsel have a key role to play in the management of arbitration proceedings. This panel will bring together a group of in-house counsel to discuss the various strategic decisions they take throughout the arbitration process, from the settlement considerations and initial case assessment prior to the commencement of proceedings to the management of enforcement proceedings post-award.

  • Abhijit Mukhopadhyay , President (Legal) & Company Secretary, Hinduja Group, London, United Kingdom
  • Krishnan Nadarajan , Counsel, Singapore Law Department, ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Zachary Sharpe , Senior In-House Counsel, Head of Offshore Legal, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Republic of Korea

Chaired by:

  • Anke Sessler , Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Germany

Concluding remarks

  • Andrea Carlevaris , Secretary General & Director of Dispute Resolution Services, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
  • Sylvia Tee , Director, Arbitration and ADR, Asia, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Singapore

Logistical notes

Dates

25-27 May 2015

Venue

Hotel Fairmont
80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560

Registration fees

Advanced level training: Drafting enforceable awards
Early bird rate until 20 March 2015: $515
ICC member rate: $615
Non-member rate: $769

1st annual ICC Asia regional conference
Early bird rate until 20 March 2015: $769
ICC member rate: $879
Non-member rate: $1099

Package: Conference and training
Early bird rate until 20 March 2015: $1029
ICC member rate: $1195
Non-member rate: $1495

Accompanying person for social events: $210

VAT exemption - French Tax Code, Article 259A5°


Special discounts

  • ICC Members may benefit from an extra 5% discount. Please contact your local NC to obtain your discount code.
  • Group rates : Register 5 persons from the same company and pay for 4.
  • In-house Counsel , full time Academics , Government representatives may benefit from a 30% discount. Please contact events@iccwbo.org for more details.

Registration fees include:
1. Advanced level training: Drafting enforceable awards : all training activities including documentation, lunch and coffee breaks, cocktail reception.
2. 1st annual ICC Asia regional conference : all conference activities including documentation, lunches and coffee breaks, Monday cocktail reception and dinner on Tuesday.

3. Accompanying person for social events fee : Monday cocktail reception and dinner on Tuesday (sessions and networking lunches are restricted to participants only).

Travel and hotel expenses are not included.

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Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of the registration form and registration fees.
To benefit from early bird rates, please note that ICC Services must receive the payment before the deadline.

Travel and accommodation

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations. A hotel reservation form/unique group code for online reservations at " The Fairmont Singapore ", with which ICC has negotiated preferential rates at US$310 or US$340 per night if you want internet and breakfast included, will be sent upon receipt of the registration form and registration fees. Please note that the number of rooms reserved with the ICC rate is limited. As they will be distributed on a "first-come, first-served" basis, we recommend that you make your reservation ASAP. All room reservations must be guaranteed by a credit card. The pre-reservation cut-off date is Friday 24 April 2015 . Hotel reservations received after 24 April will be accepted on a space and/or rate available basis only.

We are able to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application only after receipt of your registration form and full payment of your registration fees.

Working language

English

Credits and hours

Singapore Institute of Legal Education
CPD Accreditation: 14 Public CPD Points
Practice Area: Others Training Level: Advanced

Attendance Policy: Participants who wish to claim CPD Point must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. Participants are reminded to sign in on arrival and sign out at the conclusion of each day of the event in the manner required by the organiser. Participants must not be absent for each day of the event for more than 15 minutes. Participants who attend Day 1 and comply strictly with the Attendance Policy on that day may claim 5 Public CPD Points. Participants who attend Day 2 and comply strictly with the Attendance Policy on that day may claim 4.5 Public CPD Points. Participants who attend Day 3 and comply strictly with the Attendance Policy on that day may claim 4.5 Public CPD Points. Participants who do not comply with the Attendanc Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points. Please refer to www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information.

ICC Training and Conferences is eligible for CLE credit under New York 's approved jurisdiction procedures, is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and is a Solicitors Regulation Authority and General Council of the Bar of England and Wales External CPD Course Provider. French Bars : This training will be sent for CNB approval. Lawyers practising in France may apply for reimbursement from the FIFPL (Fonds Interprofessionnel de Formation des Professionnels Libéraux), subject to terms and conditions.

Cancellation policy

50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before 24 April 2015 . Cancellations after this date are not refundable. Subject to agreement from ICC Training and Conferences prior to the event, the registration may be transferred to another person from the same company or organization at no extra charge. Updated registration information will be required.

Please note that ICC Services reserves the right to cancel this event or to make minor alterations to the content and timing of the programme or to the identity of the speakers. In the unlikely event of cancellation, delegates will be offered a full refund. ICC Services will not, however, be held responsible for any related expense incurred by the participant.

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Event registration fees

Package (training & conference) $1195

ICC members

Package (training & conference) $1495

Non-members

Conference $879

ICC members

Conference $1099

Non-members

Training $615

ICC members

Training $769

Non-members

Hours and credits

  • CLE credits16.75

  • MCLE credits14

  • CPD hours14

  • CNB hours14

  • Singapore public CPD points14