THURSDAY, 2 NOVEMBER 2017
MAXWELL CHAMBERS, SINGAPORE
Arbitration as an ADR mechanism has been steadily gaining traction across the Asia Pacific region. This is in particularly accelerated by the several recent legal developments and regulatory changes such as Third Party Funding legislations and Investment Treaties. In addition, the quality of arbitration centres in the Asia Pacific region have been constantly improving and being extensively promoted both directly and indirectly through arguments that arbitration is a much more cost and time effective way of resolving disputes as compared to traditional ways such as litigation which can at times prove to be costly.
Asian Legal Business is proud to present the 2nd run of Cross-Border Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Forum 2017. ALB’s signature annual summit gathers together international and regional arbitrators, in-house counsels, legal practitioners and industry experts to discuss recent developments in Asia Pacific's arbitration practices and key drivers behind the growing trends in the establishment of new arbitration centres and increasing competition between existing ones, hot pressing legal issues and best practice solutions in the region.
Benefits of Attending
- Key insight into the latest legal issues from Asia Pacific region
- Networking opportunities with leading in-house legal counsels and key decision makers
- In-depth panel dicussion sessions with some of the most distinguished corporate counsels in the region
- VIP networking luncheon and refreshments
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Mr Han Kok Juan
Ministry of Law
Mr Han Kok Juan was appointed Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Law on 1 November 2015.
Prior to this, Mr Han was Senior Director (Housing) in the Ministry of National Development from June 2011 to October 2015. He had earlier also served in the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Health, the Tanjong Pagar Community Development Council and the Public Service Division.
Mr Han is currently a board member of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, the Singapore Land Authority, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, the Singapore International Mediation Centre, the Singapore International Mediation Institute Ltd, the Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy, the Maxwell Chambers Pte Ltd, the Maxwell Arbitration Holdings Ltd and the Community Justice Centre.
Mr Han graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford, and a Master in Public Administration from the Beijing University.
Asian Legal Business - Thomson Reuters
Ranajit Dam is the Managing Editor of Thomson Reuters’ Legal Media Group, which includes Asian Legal Business, Asia’s foremost monthly publication covering the legal industry. A former lawyer, he has been a journalist for more than a decade, after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Since then, he has worked in China, India and Singapore, where he is currently based
Speakers And Panelists
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP
Ajinder is a senior partner in Dentons Rodyk's Litigation and Dispute Resolution and the Arbitration groups.
Ajinder has acted in SIAC arbitrations ranging from commodities disputes, disputes relating to sale of submarine fibre optic cables between Singapore and Jakarta, infrastructure disputes to complicated software disputes. He has also been involved in ICC and other ad hoc arbitrations and applications for the setting aside of awards before the High Court/Court of Appeal.
As an insolvency practitioner, Ajinder has presented judicial management petitions for several creditors. He is also experienced in preparing schemes of arrangements between companies and their creditors and reconstruction and amalgamation schemes for solvent groups of companies.
He has represented liquidators and assisted them in investigations into the affairs of the company and, in cases involving potential breaches of fiduciary duties. Ajinder's litigation practice is focused on partnership and joint venture disputes. He has acted for both minority and majority shareholders.
In terms of his competition practice, he successfully obtained clearance from the Competition Commission Authority of Singapore for a Japanese and American airline to implement their co-operation agreements, in Singapore. He regularly advises and represents clients in cartel, price-fixing investigations.
Ajinder has been described in the 2008/2009 edition of the Asia Pacific Legal 500 as a “very thorough” lawyer and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and is an Associate of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore. He has been named in the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 editions of the IFLR 1000 as a leading lawyer for restructuring and insolvency. He has been cited by Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 as a recognised practitioner for restructuring and insolvency. The firm's competition practice, which Ajinder co-heads, has been cited as highly recommended by GCR 100.
Kobre & Kim
Randall Arthur is a Hong Kong solicitor who focuses his practice on international judgment enforcement & global asset investigations and recovery, and insolvency litigation.
Mr. Arthur represents clients in Hong Kong and other jurisdictions in complex fraud matters — with a particular emphasis on identifying and freezing assets in Hong Kong and obtaining other interim relief in aid of local and foreign proceedings. He advises on and project-manages the global enforcement of large judgments and arbitration awards. He also has considerable experience in tracing, freezing and recovering assets that have been misappropriated as a result of large complex frauds (both internal and external).
Mr. Arthur is also a frequent speaker and lecturer on topics related to fraud and asset tracing and international judgment enforcement, contentious bankruptcy and insolvency. He has presented at industry events such as INSOL Sydney, Shanghai and Singapore as well as C5 Fraud conferences in Miami and Geneva and Asia Legal Business conferences, among others.
Prior to joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Arthur practiced with a specialist Hong Kong litigation firm where he focused on fraud and asset tracing and international judgment enforcement, insolvency litigation and corporate dispute resolution.
eTrial Manager & Lead Consultant
Law In Order
Jason is based in Singapore as the eTrial Manager and Lead Consultant for eTrial Services in the Asia Pacific. He manages the evidence presentation solutions, training and development, and the day-to-day workflow of the hearing room. He has worked on many high profile eTrials, Tribunals and Arbitrations. More recently Jason has been involved in matters such as the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Trade Union Royal Commission, private arbitration's at Maxwell Chambers and the project manager for the RC into Protection of Children in Detention in the NT.
William M. Kelly
Lead Counsel - India & South East Asia
William Kelly is an international lawyer with over 20 years experience. His practice has focused in recent years on disruptive technology. He is currently the Lead Counsel for India and South East Asia at Airbnb and before that he was the Legal Director, Regulatory/APAC at Uber. As a tobacco lawyer for over 10 years before that, William is well versed in litigation as well as ADR. His favorite dispute was multi jurisdictional litigation against the UK owned Formula One team that he counselled that started in Monaco in mid 2003 (literally, with service of process on the F1 track) and spread to France and Italy but which ultimately settled in Paris (after a failed mediation in Montreal) on his birthday in December 2003.
Kay K.W Pang
Kay is a general counsel with more than 18 years of experience partnering businesses and management teams across APAC in the areas of IT, Software, Cloud, and Big Data. She also advises on general corporate matters, compliance and dispute resolution.
She is currently the APAC Managing Counsel at Cloudera Inc, a US MNC providing big data management and analytics software based on open source technologies. Prior to joining Cloudera, Kay was the APAC Director and Associate General Counsel at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and headed the legal team supporting both its Enterprise Group and Software business units. Kay also has private practice experience at Drew & Napier LLC as a commercial and criminal litigator and at Allen & Overy LLP as a corporate banking lawyer. She is called to the Bar of England & Wales (Barrister-at-Law) and the Supreme Court of Singapore, and is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay and elementary French.
Kay enjoys learning from and working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and finds it a good challenge to always seek out common ground and practical solutions in situations where there are divergent interests.
Managing Director/Head of Legal – Asia Pacific
Stanley Park is Managing Director and Head of Legal - Asia Pacific Region for Scotiabank's Global Banking and Markets Division. He is based in Singapore and is responsible for all legal matters across the region, including China, Japan, Korea, India, Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Among other responsibilities, Stanley provides (i) transactional advice and support to the Bank's businesses related to capital markets, investment banking, commodities, corporate lending/trade finance and global transaction banking; (ii) regulatory advice and support re the Bank's businesses; (iii) management of litigation and disputes; (iv) advice and support to the Bank's internal or proprietary functions (including proprietary investments, HR matters, Finance); and (v) participation in corporate governance or oversight.
Prior to joining Scotiabank, Stanley was with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and Coudert Brothers in NYC, from 1992 - 2001; with Salomon Smith Barney and UBS Securities in Tokyo from 2001 - 2007; with DKR Oasis, as Chief Compliance Officer, in Hong Kong in 2008; with Barclays Global Investors, as General Counsel, in Tokyo from 2009 - 2010; and with Daiwa Capital Markets, as Senior Legal Counsel, in Singapore and Hong Kong from 2011 - 2014. Stanley graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 1985 and received his law degree from the Harvard Law School in 1988, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Stanley has been a member of the New York State Bar since 1994.
John K Arthur, FCIArb
Barrister and Member of the Victorian Bar
John is a barrister at the Victorian Bar of over 27 years standing. An experienced advocate, his principal area of practice is general commercial litigation, including contract, sale of land, property, equity, professional negligence, corporations, insolvency, succession and ADR. He has published and presented many papers both in Australia and internationally on topics in varied areas of law and practice, including equity, sale of land, professional conduct, practice and procedure, ADR and international arbitration. John is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and ACICA, and a National Councillor, treasurer and company secretary of CIArb (Australia). He is empanelled with KLRCA as arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator and is a member of The Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators. John is a co-author of Civil Procedure Victoria, Lexis Nexis and Australian Uniform Evidence, Lexis Nexis. He is a member of the IBA, Law Institute of Victoria, Asialink Chairman's Club, and the Asian Australian Lawyers Association.
Tan Mei Yen
TAN Mei Yen is a Partner in the Banking & Financial Disputes Practice. Her main areas of practice include cross-border disputes, consensual and non-consensual insolvency and restructuring, corporate fraud and investigations. She has acted for and advised individuals, multinational corporations, court-appointed administrators, distressed and special situations funds and banks in Singapore and abroad.
Mei Yen graduated from the University of Warwick. She is admitted to the Singapore Bar, Malaysian Bar, the Roll of Solicitors of England & Wales and qualified as a Barrister-at-Law (Middle Temple).
Described as “a talent”, she is recommended in The Legal 500: Asia Pacific for the area of Restructuring & Insolvency. In IFLR1000: 2018, she has been described as one who is "very responsive and highly meticulous to detail; offers practical and commercial advice in litigious situations." The publication also highlighted that "her strengths include her knowledge of cross-border issues, her responsiveness and her commercial awareness."
Mei Yen is one of the founding members of the Singapore Network of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) and is currently the Co-Chairperson of the Singapore Network. She recently spearheaded the establishment of IWIRC Malaysia together with members of the insolvency and restructuring practice area in Malaysia.
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