Dubai & Middle East: 8th Annual International Arbitration & Corporate Crime Summit

  • UAE Local Time
    February 28, 2023
    9:00 am - 5:45 pm

This will be conducted in English and according to Dubai local time. 

Middle East and Dubai – Delighted to be back!

After the pandemic and prolonged absence, Legal Plus are thrilled to be back for our in-person event, Dubai & Middle East: 8th Annual International Arbitration & Corporate Crime Summit – Through The Looking Glass for 2023 on Tuesday 28 February 2023, 9:00am to 5:45pm. 

Join us to learn the changes and new trends that has affected businesses during and after the pandemic as well as looking through the looking glass into the near future on how Arbitration, crypto disputes and corporate crime affects your business now and the future.  Hot presentations on Construction, Energy, Shareholders, Asset Tracy, Forensics, Tech, M&A disputes, Enforcement of Awards and more on Corporate & Digital Crime, and general legal regional updates given to you by local and international experts who will joining us to share their invaluable knowledge and experience.  It’s a great opportunity to ask questions to leading local and global experts, network and create business opportunities and maybe make some new friends! We look forward to meeting you there so please put the date into your schedule today!!

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Alexis Mourre, Keynote Speaker
Partner, MGC Arbitration
Alexis Mourre, founding partner of Mourre Gutiérrez Chessa Arbitration, has served as counsel, President of the Tribunal, Co-Arbitrator, Sole Arbitrator or Expert in more than 280 international arbitrations, both ad hoc and before most international arbitral institutions (ICC, ICSID, LCIA, ICDR, SIAC, SCC, DIAC, VIAC, etc.). He established his own arbitration practice in May 2015, after having founded Castaldi Mourre & Partners in 1996. Alexis has been a Court member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration for 12 years, first as Vice-President (2009-2015) and then as President (1 July 2015- 30 June 2021). He was Vice President of the ICC Institute of World Business Law (2011-2015), co-chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee (2012-2013), LCIA Court member (2012-2015) and Council member of the Milan International Chamber of Arbitration (2006-2014). He is the author of numerous books and publications in the field of International Business Law, Private International Law and Arbitration Law. He is founder and former editor in chief of Les Cahiers de l’Arbitrage – The Paris Journal of International Arbitration, a leading publication in the field of international arbitration. Alexis is a member of a large number of scientific and professional institutions dedicated to Arbitration and Private International Law. He is the founder and former president of Paris Place d’Arbitrage/Paris the Home of International Arbitration. He is fluent in French, English, Italian and Spanish, and has a working knowledge of Portuguese.
Arvin Lee
Partner, Wee Swee Teow LLP
Arvin Lee is a Partner of Wee Swee Teow LLP, a 111-year-old Singapore law firm. He is an Arbitrator of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, the Beijing Arbitration Commission, the Chinese Arbitration Association (International), an Adjudicator of the Financial Institutions Dispute Resolution Centre (Singapore), and a Member of the Appeals Board of the Ministry of National Development, Singapore. He focuses on energy-related disputes (conventional and renewables). Arising from the downstream oil and gas work, he has built up a commodities trading and trade finance disputes practice, which recently includes acting as co-lead counsel on letter of credit issues governed by Singapore law for a Pertamina subsidiary against the paying bank in relation to an LC dispute in excess of US$23m before the Singapore International Commercial Court (and the appeal before the international division of the Singapore Court of Appeal filed by the opponents); being lead counsel for an established Taiwan petrochemical trader against a Big 5 global commodities trading house in relation to a sale and purchase dispute in excess of US$6 million in two consolidated SIAC arbitrations, and for a PRC mining company in 2 SIAC trade finance arbitrations (amounts in dispute in excess of US$7 million) against another Big 5 global commodities trading house and a regional petrochemical trading company. On the renewable energy front, he has a focus on wind and solar, and his experience includes being lead counsel for a Southeast Asian wind power developer in its project finance claims against private equity investor in an SIAC arbitration, with total amount in dispute in excess of US$20 million, for a Southeast Asian wind power developer in relation to attempts by private equity investor to exercise conversion rights to take over control of the developer at project level pursuant to an accelerated repayment provision; and for a Fortune 100 Enterprise’s renewables arm in a solar dispute against a regional contractor in ICC arbitration. Arvin started his dispute resolution career with Michael Hwang S.C., working in his Chambers as an Associate and at the DIFC Courts as Manager – Law and Policy (Consultant). Arvin is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and the International Dispute Resolution Academy (HK). He holds a certificate in Hedging and Management of Energy Price Risk (2021) from the SMU Academy. He holds law degrees from Harvard (LL.M.) and the LSE (LL.B., Hons. 1st).
Dr Michael Hwang S.C.,
Senior Counsel & Chartered Arbitrator, Michael Hwang Chambers; Former Chief Justice, DIFC Courts
Dr Michael Hwang S.C. currently practises as an international arbitrator and mediator based in Singapore with a selective practice as Senior Counsel of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He served as the Chief Justice of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts from 2010 - 2018. Michael’s other past appointments include: Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Singapore; Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to Switzerland and Argentina; President of the Law Society of Singapore; Commissioner of the United Nations Compensation Commission; Vice Chairman of the ICC International Court of Arbitration; Vice President of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA); Visiting and later Adjunct Professor of the National University of Singapore. He was educated at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at Oxford University, where he won a college scholarship by open competitive examination. He has been conferred an Honorary LLD by the University of Sydney.
Pui-Ki Emmanuelle Ta
Chief Executive Officer, eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre Limited
Ms Ta is currently the Chief Executive Officer of eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre Limited. With over 15 years of experience in international arbitration and case management, she has supervised hundreds of international arbitration cases in a wide range of jurisdictions and economic sectors. As Counsel of the Secretariat of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC, Asia Office in Hong Kong (2016-2021), she was responsible for managing the Hong Kong team, including administration of Asia-related arbitration cases. She is qualified to practice at the Paris bar.
Robert Lewsley
Senior Legal Counsel & Regional Head, Disputes and Government Investigations Legal, AME, Standard Chartered Bank
Robert is the Regional Head of Disputes and Government Investigations (Africa & Middle East) at Standard Chartered Bank. Robert studied law at the London School of Economics (2003, LLB Hons first class), was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 2004 and practised in London before moving to Dubai in 2009. He spent seven years in the arbitration team at Al Tamimi & Co. handling complex commercial disputes, and appeared regularly before the DIFC Courts and arbitral tribunals as an advocate. He joined Standard Chartered Bank in 2017. Robert has published widely, contributing articles to Global Arbitration Review, the International Arbitration Law Review, and chapters on the DIFC as a seat for arbitration.

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