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SIAC Beijing Conference - Details
Category: SIAC Events
Where: Grand Millennium Beijing, Beijing (CN).
Date: 03 November 2015
Time: 09:00 -  16:45
 
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SIAC Beijing Conference
Beijing, China | 3 November 2015 | Grand Millennium Beijing

Managing Risks with International Arbitration: Effective Tools for Asian Parties

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PROGRAMME*
0830-0930
Registration
0930-0935
Opening Remarks by Ms Lim Seok Hui, CEO, SIAC and SIMC
0935-0945
Welcome Address by Dr Yu Jian Long, Vice-Chairman and Secretary-General, CIETAC and CMAC
0945-1000
Keynote Address by Mr Gary Born, President, SIAC Court of Arbitration; Chair, International Arbitration Practice Group, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
1000-1100
Session 1
TOOLS FOR EMPOWERING CORPORATE COUNSEL: CHOICE OF SEAT, DRAFTING THE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, AND SELECTING THE PROPER DISPUTE RESOLUTION MECHANISM

This Panel will discuss how to handle international disputes from a corporate perspective. It will explore:

How in-house counsel can prepare for a potential dispute
How to advise a Chinese multinational company with cross-border disputes, and the relevance of dispute resolution mechanisms and treaty protection when trading with foreign companies
The importance of the seat of arbitration - how the seat can help achieve an effective arbitration
The basics of drafting effective arbitration agreements, how to avoid common drafting errors, choice of seat and the SIAC Model Clause
Multi-Tiered Dispute Resolution Clause: benefits and thorns
How to select arbitrators/mediators and tips on interviewing prospective arbitrators
How SIAC-SIMC’s Arb-Med-Arb service can help parties save time and costs
   
Moderator:
Mr Friven Yeoh, Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
   
Panellists:
Mr Arthur Dong, Partner, Anjie Law Firm
Ms Lim Seok Hui, CEO, SIAC and SIMC
Mr Nicolas Song, Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP
   
1100-1130
Coffee/Tea Break
1130-1245
Session 2
CONSTRUCTION ARBITRATIONS AND USE OF EMERGENCY ARBITRATOR AND EXPEDITED PROCEDURES IN CONSTRUCTION ARBITRATIONS

Speakers will discuss best practices and issues that may arise in arbitrations involving construction disputes, such as:

Ensuring the most time- and cost-effective approaches in dealing with complex construction claims – use of technology, witness conferencing, directions on documentary evidence and bifurcation of proceedings
The Emergency Arbitrator and Expedited Procedure provisions – how do they work?
Using Emergency Arbitrators in construction disputes, e.g. injunctive relief relating to performance bonds and guarantees
What kinds of construction cases are suitable for an Expedited Procedure? Does quantum matter – are Expedited Procedures ever suitable for arbitrations where large amounts are at stake?
The use of party-appointed expert witnesses and tribunal-appointed experts and its increasing relevance to China-related arbitrations
   
Moderator:
Mr Edwin Tong Chun Fai SC, Partner, Allen & Gledhill LLP
   
Panellists:
Dr Christopher Boog, Partner, Schellenberg Wittmer
Mr Steven Lim, Partner, Nabarro LLP
Mr Soh Lip San, Partner, Rajah & Tann LLP
   
1245-1400
Lunch
1400-1515
Session 3
CIVIL AND COMMON LAW APPROACHES TO THE ARBITRAL PROCESS AND PRACTICAL TIPS FOR ENFORCEMENT OF ARBITRAL AWARDS

This Panel will examine the distinctions between civil and common law approaches to the arbitral process, as well as the challenges faced by parties in the enforcement of arbitral awards. It will explore:

Differences between civil and common law approaches to cross-examination, document production and witness conferencing – can there be harmonisation?
Cross-examination of witnesses – what are the cultural considerations you should consider?
Challenging arbitral awards – the differences between setting aside and resisting enforcement of awards
How the arbitral institution can help in the enforcement process - what does the scrutiny process of draft awards involve?
Practical tips for the enforcement of arbitral awards
   
Moderator:
Ms Sophia Feng, Head (China), SIAC
   
Panellists:
Mr Oommen Mathew, Partner, Eversheds LLP
Mr Huang Tao, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons 
Ms Yvonne Zhang, Managing Director, FTI Consulting
Mr Patrick Zheng, Partner, Clyde & Co
   
1515-1545
Coffee/Tea Break
1545-1645
Session 4
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN INVESTMENT ARBITRATION AND THE FUTURE OF INVESTOR-STATE DISPUTES IN ASIA

This Panel will look at recent trends in investment arbitration. It will examine the future of international investment protection and investor-state dispute settlement, with a discussion on recent investment arbitration cases involving Asian parties.

Moderator:
Mr Mark Mangan, Partner, Dechert LLP
   
Panellists:
Mr Gary Born, President, SIAC Court of Arbitration; Chair, International Arbitration Practice Group, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
Mr Cao Lijun, Partner, Zhong Lun Law Firm; Member, SIAC Court of Arbitration
Mr Alvin Yeo SC, Senior Partner, WongPartnership LLP; Member, SIAC Court of Arbitration
   
1645
End of Conference

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