2nd ICC Asia Conference on International Arbitration

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  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Date: 28/06/2016 - 30/06/2016
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Language: English
Attend this conference to keep up-to-date with the latest regional developments in international arbitration.

2nd ICC Asia Conference on International Arbitration

The conference will offer a line-up of top-class speakers, various plenaries, an excellent opportunity to network, an in-house counsel roundtable and sessions on:

  • International arbitration in Greater China: recent developments
  • Investor-State arbitration under the ICC Rules
  • Intellectual Property Disputes

ICC Institute Advanced Level Training on "The conduct of the proceedings and case management - the arbitrator's perspective"

Taking place on Tuesday 28 June 2016, this training will focus in depth on how the arbitrator should establish his authority over the parties throughout the proceedings, including hearings, and deal with his fellow-arbitrators.

Workshop - Decisions as to Costs in International Arbitration

On Thursday 30 June, the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR will organize a workshop on Decisions as to Costs in International Arbitration; focusing on the Commission's new Report on the topic. It is the latest initiative to ensure that ICC arbitration continues to be a viable and attractive form of dispute resolution for its users.

The objective of this Report is to inform users how arbitral tribunals may allocate costs with a view to controlling time and costs effectively and to assist in creating fair, well-managed proceedings which meet the expectations of users.

Who should attend?

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

Video invitation

Dates and venue

Dates

28-30 June 2016

Venue

The Excelsior Hotel
281 Gloucester Road
Hong Kong

Registration fees

Advanced training: The conduct of the proceedings and case management - the arbitrator's perspective
Early-bird until 29 April 2016: US$590
ICC members: US$680
Non-members: US$850

2nd ICC Asia conference
Early-bird until 29 April 2016: US$499
ICC members: US$599
Non-members: US$750

Workshop: Decisions as to costs in international arbitration
Early-bird until 29 April 2016: US$150
ICC members: US$175
Non-members: US$210

Package: Training, conference and workshop (20% discount)
Early-bird until 29 April 2016: US$991
ICC members: US$1163
Non-members: US$1448

Package: Training and conference (20% discount)
Early-bird until 29 April 2016: US$871
ICC members: US$1023
Non-members: US$1280

Accompanying person : US$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 and government representatives may benefit from a 30% discount. Please contact events@iccwbo.org for more details.

Registration fees include:
1. Advanced Training: The conduct of the proceedings and case management - the arbitrator's perspective : all training activities including documentation, lunch, coffee breaks and a cocktail reception.
2. 2nd ICC Asia Conference : all conference activities including documentation, lunch, coffee breaks, Tuesday cocktail reception and dinner on Wednesday.
3. Workshop: Decisions as to costs in international arbitration : all workshop activities including documentation, a lunch and coffee break.
Travel and hotel expenses are not included.

How to register

Register online (secured payment by credit card)

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

Travel and accommodation

Travel and hotel expenses are not included in the registration fees. Participants are responsible for making their own arrangements and reservations.
Details about how to make a reservation at the Excelsior Hotel, where ICC has negotiated preferential rates at HK$1,650 (+10% service charge) per night, will be sent upon registration. 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 reservations must be guaranteed by a credit card.

The pre-reservation cut-off date is 27 May 2016 . Hotel reservations received after this date will be accepted on a space available basis at prevailing rates.

Working language

English.

Credits and hours

These events have been awarded with CPD Points by the Law Society of Hong Kong . ICC Training and Conferences is eligible for CLE credits under New York 's approved jurisdiction procedures, is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and is an accredited CPD provider by the Bar Standards Board of England and Wales . French Bars : These events are eligible for CNB hours. 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 Friday 27 May 2016 . 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.

Disclaimer

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Tuesday 28 June – ADVANCED LEVEL TRAINING: The conduct of the proceedings and case management – the arbitrator’s perspective

Registration (09.00-09.30)

MORNING SESSIONS (09.30-13.15)

Welcome coffee generously sponsored by BW ARBINTL LTD

Welcoming address and introduction

  • Eric A. Schwartz, Vice-Chair, ICC Institute of World Business Law; Partner, King & Spalding, France & United States

Active Case Management Techniques
From the very outset of the arbitration, the tribunal has to actively assist the parties in organizing and streamlining the conduct of the proceedings. During this session, participants will learn and discuss both from a theoretical and a practical standpoint effective case management techniques. These will include issues related to drafting the terms of reference, preparing and conducting case management conferences, and adopting procedural timetables.

  • Eric A. Schwartz

Effective Management of Arbitration: an ICC perspective
During this session participants will be provided with ICC insights and best practices on various active management techniques.

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

Case scenarios on active case management techniques and debate

  • Eric Schwartz

Coffee break generously sponsored by Foley Hoag

Arbitrators' Authority: Scope and Limits
The notion of 'authority of the arbitral tribunal' is a complex and multifaceted one which plays a key-role in the creation of a suitable framework for the arbitration. It involves both the relationship between the arbitrators as well the tribunal's relationship with counsel and raises challenging questions. Among others: how far a dissenting opinion can go and still be effective and appropriate; what is the scope of the tribunal's authority to sanction counsel's wrongful conduct; what types of sanctions are available?

  • Yoshimi Ohara , Partner, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Tokyo, Japan; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Case scenarios on arbitrators' authority: scope and limits and debate

  • Yoshimi Ohara

13.15-14.15 Lunch generously sponsored by Wolters Kluwer

AFTERNOON SESSIONS (14.15-17.00)

Conducting hearings
Conducting fair and orderly hearings is one of the most critical tasks faced by arbitrators. Indeed, the respect of the due process on one side and the need to efficiently conduct the arbitral hearing on the other may pose a significant challenge for arbitrators.
During this session participants will learn how arbitrators should deal with issues such as: questioning of witnesses or attorneys, deciding whether to request additional evidence not provided by the parties and evaluating the need to appoint an expert.

  • Christopher Lau , Senior Counsel, 3 Verulam Buildings, Singapore; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Case scenarios on Conducting hearings

  • Christopher Lau

Coffee break generously sponsored by Seoul International Dispute Resolution Center

Managing the exchange of information
Obtaining and presenting information is of paramount importance when preparing an international commercial arbitration case. The mission of the arbitral tribunal lies in managing such exchange of information, taking into consideration the different cultural legal approaches of the parties and their counsel. Participants will learn more on how arbitrators should deal with issues such as: the management of electronically stored information; the preservation of the confidentiality of information and related issues of applicable law; protection of trade, technological and commercial secrets; privacy of the arbitral proceedings; and ethical conduct of the arbitrators.

  • Karyl Nairn QC , Partner & global co-head of International Litigation and Arbitration Group, Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom LLP, United Kingdom

Case scenarios on managing the exchange of information and debate

  • Karyl Nairn QC

Closing remarks

  • Eric A. Schwartz

2nd ICC ASIA CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

Tuesday 28 June 2016

Cocktail reception, ToTT's and Roof Terrace ( 18.00 - 20.00)

Wednesday 29 June 2016

07:30-08:30 Optional Breakfast: Using the ICC Expert Rules for effective dispute management and avoidance

Christopher Newmark , Partner, Spenser Underhill Newmark LLP, United Kingdom; Chairman, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR

Andrea Carlevaris , Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Paris

Erik Schäfer , Partner, Cohausz & Florack, Germany

Shilin Huang , Partner, K&L Gates, Taiwan

Registration (08.30 - 09.00)

Welcome coffee generously sponsored by Diales

MORNING SESSIONS (09.00-13.10)

Welcome address

      • Alexis Mourre , President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
      • Rimsky Yuen , Secretary for Justice, Hong Kong

      International arbitration in Greater China: recent developments

      • Cheng-Yee Khong , Director and Counsel, Asia Office, international Court of Arbitration, Hong Kong
      • Neil Kaplan , International Arbitrator, Hong Kong; Member , ICC international Court of Arbitration
      • Nigel Nien-Tsu Li , Partner & CEO, Lee and Li, Taiwan, R.O.C.; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
      • Jingzhou Tao , Managing Partner in Asia, Dechert LLP, China; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
      • Mingchao Fan , ICC Regional Director for North Asia, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Shanghai

      Coffee break generously sponsored by Landmark Chambers

      Investor-State arbitration under the ICC Rules

      • Andrea Carlevaris , Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Paris
      • Kap-You (Kevin) Kim , Partner, Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, Seoul, Korea; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
      • Romesh Weeramantry , Foreign Legal Consultant, Clifford Chance, Hong Kong
      • Lucy Reed , Partner & Global co-head, International Arbitration and Public International Law groups, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Singapore; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

      13.10 - 14.40 Lunch, Cafe on the 1st

      Generously sponsored by Foley Hoag and Matson Driscoll & Damico

      AFTERNOON SESSIONS (14.40-17.50)

      Intellectual Property Disputes

      • David Kreider , Chartered Arbitrator, New Zealand & Hong Kong; Alternate Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
      • Byung-Chol (BC) Yoon , Partner, Kim & Chang, Korea; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
        Wesley Wong, Solicitor General, Hong Kong
      • Erik Schäfer , Partner, Cohausz & Florack, Germany

      Coffee break generously sponsored by Navigant

      In-House counsel roundtable

      • Ipsita Aggarwal , Global General Counsel, Olam International, Singapore
      • Maggie Pei , Associate General Counsel, Tesla Motors, China
      • Alice To , General Counsel, Hsin Chong Construction Limited, Hong Kong
      • Masako Takahata , General Manager & General Counsel, Legal Department, Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation, Japan
      • Christopher Newmark , Partner, Spenser Underhill Newmark LLP, United Kingdom; Chairman, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR

      Closing remarks

      • Abhinav Bhushan , ICC Regional Director for South Asia, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Singapore
      • Andrea Carlevaris , Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Paris
      • Mingchao Fan , ICC Regional Director for North Asia, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Shanghai

      18.00-19.30 Optional ICC/ArbitralWomen session : Unconscious bias in international arbitration

      Hosted by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

      • Louise Barrington , Independent arbitrator, Hong Kong
      • Andrea Carlevaris , Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Paris
      • John Choong , Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hong Kong
      • Mary Bee Lay Thomson , Chartered Arbitrator, Mediator, Barrister Pacific Chambers, Hong Kong; Associate Member, Stone Chambers London & Singapore
      • Robert S. Pé , Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Hong Kong
      • Vanina Sucharitku l, Registered Foreign Lawyer (California), Herbert Smith Freehills Ltd, Hong Kong

      20.00 Dinner, Harbour View Rooms, 3rd floor

      Thursday 30 June - Decisions as to Costs in International Arbitration

      The objective of this Workshop is to consider (i) a possible discussion at the initial Art. 24 Case Management Conference (CMC) phase regarding the approach to costs/costs allocation; and (ii) costs allocation at the final phase when drafting the reasons of the award, applying some of the considerations highlighted in the Report to the study of a mock case.

      Workshop moderated by:

      • Christopher Newmark , Partner, Spenser Underhill Newmark LLP, United Kingdom; Chairman, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR

      Programme:

      08.30 - 09.00 Registration

      08.30 - 09.00 Welcome coffee generously sponsored by Wolters Kluwer

      09.00 - 09.15 Welcoming words

      • Alexis Mourre , President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

      09.15 - 09.45 An introduction to the Report and background research work

      • Wendy Miles QC , Partner, Boies, Schiller & Flexner, United Kingdom

      09.45 - 09.55 Introduction and explanation of case facts and tasks

      • Christopher Newmark

      09.55 - 11.00 Phase 1: Addressing costs at early stage of procedure - the case management conference component

      • Abhinav Bhushan , Regional Director for South Asia, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Singapore
      • Kim M. Rooney , Arbitrator and Barrister, Gilt Chambers, Hong Kong

      11.00 - 11.20 Coffee break generously sponsored by Matson Driscoll & Damico

      11.20 - 12.10 Phase 2: Reasoning on costs - The awards component

      • Mingchao Fan , Regional Director for North Asia, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Shanghai
      • Sapna Jhangiani , Counsel, Clyde & Co Clasis, Singapore

      12.10 - 12.30 Concluding remarks

      • Andrea Carlevaris , Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Paris

      12.30 Networking lunch, Cafe on the 1st

      Confirmed Speakers

      Louise Barrington , Independent arbitrator, Hong Kong

      Abhinav Bhushan , ICC Regional Director for South Asia, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Singapore

      Andrea Carlevaris , Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Paris

      John Choong , Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hong Kong

      Mingchao Fan , ICC Regional Director for North Asia, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Shanghai

      Shilin Huang , Partner, K&L Gates, Taiwan

      Sapna Jhangiani , Counsel, Clyde & Co Clasis, Singapore

      Neil Kaplan , International Arbitrator, Hong Kong; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

      Cheng-Yee Khong , Director and Counsel, Asia Office, international Court of Arbitration, Hong Kong

      Kap-You (Kevin) Kim , Partner, Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, Seoul, Korea; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

      David Kreider , Chartered Arbitrator, New Zealand & Hong Kong; Alternate Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

      Christopher Lau , Senior Counsel, 3 Verulam Buildings, Singapore; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

      Wendy Miles QC , Partner, Boies, Schiller & Flexner, United Kingdom

      Alexis Mourre , President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

      Karyl Nairn QC , Partner & global co-head of International Litigation and Arbitration Group, Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom LLP, United Kingdom

      Christopher Newmark , Partner, Spenser Underhill Newmark LLP, United Kingdom; Chairman, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR

      Nigel Nien-Tsu Li , Partner & CEO, Lee and Li, Taiwan, R.O.C.; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

      Yoshimi Ohara , Partner, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Tokyo, Japan; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

      Robert S. Pé , Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Hong Kong

      Maggie Pei , Associate General Counsel, Tesla Motors, China

      Lucy Reed , Partner & Global co-head, International Arbitration and Public International Law groups, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Singapore; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

      Kim M. Rooney , Arbitrator and Barrister, Gilt Chambers, Hong Kong

      Erik Schäfer , Partner, Cohausz & Florack, Germany

      Eric A. Schwartz , Vice-Chair, ICC Institute of World Business Law; Partner, King & Spalding, France & United State

      Vanina Sucharitkul , Registered Foreign Lawyer (California), Herbert Smith Freehills Ltd, Hong Kong

      Masako Takahata , General Manager & General Counsel, Legal Department, Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation, Japan

      Jingzhou Tao , Managing Partner in Asia, Dechert LLP, China; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

      Mary Bee Lay Thomson , Arbitrator, Mediator, Barrister Pacific Chambers, Hong Kong; Associate Member, Stone Chambers London & Singapore

      Romesh Weeramantry , Foreign Legal Consultant, Clifford Chance, Hong Kong

      Wesley Wong , Solicitor General, Hong Kong

      Byung-Chol (BC) Yoon , Partner, Kim & Chang, Korea; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

      Rimsky Yuen , Secretary for Justice, Hong Kong

      Partnership opportunities

      This conference offers you an unrivalled opportunity to maximize your visibility to practising lawyers, corporate counsel, business professionals, and academics coming from or doing business in Asia.

      For supporter/media partner information, please contact Giorgia Taurino at: Giorgia.taurino@iccwbo.org

      For sponsorship information, please contact Sandra Sanchez Nery at: Sandra.sancheznery@iccwbo.org

      Contact us

      Programme and logistics : Charlotte Strandberg, Email Charlotte Strandberg , Tel: +33 1 49 53 29 34

      Registration issues : Mouna El Jabri, Email Mouna El Jabri , Tel: +33 1 49 53 28 67

      Sponsorship : Sandra Sanchez Nery, Email Sandra Sanchez Nery , Tel: +33 1 49 53 28 42

      Media Partners/Supporters : Giorgia Taurino, Email Giorgia Taurino , Tel: +33 1 49 53 30 95

      Event registration fees

      Advanced training: The conduct of the proceedings and case management - the arbitrator's perspective

      Early-bird until 29 April 2016: US$590
      ICC members: US$680
      Non-members: US$850

      2nd ICC Asia Conference

      Early-bird until 29 April 2016: US$499
      ICC members: US$599
      Non-members: US$750

      Workshop: Decisions as to costs in international arbitration

      Early-bird until 29 April 2016: US$150
      ICC members: US$175
      Non-members: US$210

      Package: Training, conference and workshop

      Early-bird until 29 April 2016: US$991
      ICC members: US$1163
      Non-members: US$1448

      Package: Training and conference

      Early-bird until 29 April 2016: US$871
      ICC members: US$1023
      Non-members: US$1280

      Hours and credits

      • CLE credits (up to)18.75

      • MCLE credits (up to)15.5

      • HK CPD Points (up to)15.5

      • CPD hours (up to)15.5

      • CNB hours (up to)15.5