Singapore: Technology: Effects on Arbitration and Corporate Crime in SE Asia

  • Singapore Local Time (GMT+8)
    July 21, 2022
    1:45 pm - 6:00 pm

This forum is a Hybrid Event (in-person & virtual) and will be conducted in English.
Due to COVID restrictions, limited in-person seats available.

Legal Plus will be bring its first Singapore Live event to locals on Thu 21 July 2022.  The Singapore: Technology: Effects on Arbitration and Corporate Crime in SE Asia will invite local and international experts to share their knowledge on the critical issues surrounding corporate disputes and fraud. This event will cover hot issues on Cyber-crime, Corruption, AML, Antibribery, Data-Protection, Investigations and Blockchain issues changing the game as we know it.

Join us at our upcoming forum to gain valuable insights, knowledge and understand the tech-reg issues that all companies are now facing as we move into the next decade.

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From 26 April 2022, Vaccinated-Differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS) will not be required but attendees will still need to wear face masks for this indoor event. Please note this is subject to change based on the Singapore Government and Venue regulations. 

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Steven Y. H. Lim, Forum Moderator
Arbitrator and Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers
Steven is an arbitrator and barrister. He has over 80 appointments as presiding, sole, co-arbitrator and emergency arbitrator, seated in Singapore, England, USA, India, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. He is also instructed as lead counsel in arbitrations. He is a member of the English and Singapore bars. Steven has extensive experience with SIAC, ICC, UNCITRAL Rules, SCMA, KCAB and ad hoc cases involving Asia- Pacific jurisdictions and farther afield, and is on the SIAC, HKIAC, ICDR, KCAB, JCAA, CIETAC panels, amongst many others. Steven is noted in legal directories as “the perfect arbitrator”, “he is always on top of his cases and has a very good judgment and excellent manner”, “a fair-minded and extremely capable arbitrator”, “an outstanding up-and-coming superstar with a nice and sensible manner”, “a highly respected figure across the gamut of APAC-related commercial disputes”, and “an excellent counsel with excellent understanding of law and great commercial insight”.
Nandakumar Ponniya, Keynote Speaker
Principal, Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow
Nandakumar (Kumar) Ponniya heads the Dispute Resolution Practice Group in Singapore and the region, and also chairs the Asia Pacific International Arbitration Practice. He is widely acclaimed in international arbitration and cross-border litigation, with particular expertise in the areas of construction, technology and energy. His practice includes dealing with disputes arising from corporate and commercial matters, and managing multi-jurisdictional restructuring and insolvency. With over 20 years' experience, Kumar has handled disputes and matters across various industry sectors and jurisdictions, serving clients in Asia and beyond. He is qualified to practice in Singapore, England & Wales and New York; and is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Ohoon Kwon, Moderator, 2nd Grand Panel
Partner, Cha & Kwon
Ohoon Kwon is a Partner at Cha & Kwon. He concentrates his practice in the area of corporate law, with focus on finance, information technologies and international law. Most recently, he has advised several blockchain companies on their cryptocurrency related projects. His work includes ICO (initial coin offering), off-shore incorporation, licensing, legal opinion drafting for whitepapers, STO(security token offering) and Non-fungible Tokens (NFT). He also has experience in foreign exchange regulations in Korea especially on cross-border cryptocurrency and fiat exchange, along with other AML regulations. His work extends to highly regulatory fields including MLM (multilevel marketing) regulations and anti-bribery laws in Korea. He has successfully implemented major compliance initiatives within large corporations. Native in English, Ohoon has previously worked as an inhouse counsel in MNCs including Amway Korea, Bausch & Lomb Korea and Blizzard Entertainment Korea. He has organized several regulation reform projects involving government and legislative staffs and represented the private sector. Admitted to practice law in the Republic of Korea, He is a member of the Korean Bar Association. Ohoon served as a director at Inhouse Counsel Forum (IHCF), the largest inhouse counsel society in Korea.
Julian Cohen
Barrister, Resolution Chambers International
Julian has 30 years of specialist experience of heavyweight international, and domestic, disputes. Sums in dispute in his cases vary from small to in excess of USD 2 billion. In addition to acting as counsel, he also regularly sits as an arbitrator. Julian has over 10 years’ experience in the MENA region, including 2 years based full time in Dubai, and an ongoing long-term commitment to the region. Julian has been involved in projects and disputes in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Oman, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Benin, Sierra Leone and Mali. Julian was called to the Bar in England & Wales in 1990. He was with Pinsent Masons’ Construction Disputes practice in London and Hong Kong from 1993 to 2009. He left Pinsent Masons as a partner in 2009, and was called to the Bar in Hong Kong in 2010. Julian is particularly well known for his heavy weight practice in relation to the Construction and Engineering sectors; the Energy, Oil and Gas sectors; and International and domestic arbitrations.
Chris Johnston
Managing Director, Kroll Advisory Ltd
Chris is a managing director in the Expert Services practice, based in the Singapore office. He is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and construction cost management and quantum expert. Chris has over 25 years of experience as a quantity surveyor, working within the process plant, hotel, residential, commercial, pharmaceutical, education, leisure, transport, liquified natural gas, mining and power industries. He has been appointed as a quantum expert on a wide range of disputes. Prior to joining Kroll, Chris was a partner at Blackrock Expert Services, which was acquired by Kroll in 2020. Chris holds a B.S. (Honors) in quantity surveying and a M.S. in construction law and dispute resolution. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and was awarded the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators President’s Prize for outstanding achievement. Chris has also lectured at University College London’s Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management.
Ashish Chugh
Local Principal, Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow
Ashish is a Local Principal in Singapore's Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He is qualified to practice law in England & Wales, India, New York and Singapore. Ashish represents clients in a range of industries including aviation, commodities, construction, hospitality, investment funds , office stationery, oil and gas, power, shipping, technology and telecommunications. He has broad experience in international arbitrations with seats in Dubai, Hong Kong, India, London, Malaysia, New York and Singapore under a variety of ad hoc and institutional arbitration rules, including AAA, DIFC-LCIA, HKIAC, ICC, KLRCA, LCIA, SIAC and UNCITRAL. Ashish is experienced in supervising, coordinating and managing complex court-based commercial litigation in Asia Pacific.
Richard Allen
Local Principal, Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow
Richard is a Local Principal in Baker McKenzie’s Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration groups, based in the Firm's Singapore office. He is also a member of Baker McKenzie's Energy, Mining & Infrastructure and Industrials, Manufacturing & Transportation Global Industry Groups. Richard’s practice covers a broad spectrum of advisory and contentious work with an international angle, including commercial arbitration, international investment arbitration, commercial litigation and both public and private international law. He advises and represents clients across a wide range of industries, with a particular focus on oil & gas, power, commodities and aviation. Richard is one of the Singapore office's innovation ambassadors and has been involved in several of the firm's accelerator projects, as part of Baker McKenzie's global innovation program, "Reinvent".
Zach Li
Director, AlixPartners
Zach has over a decade of experience in advising clients on valuation, economic loss, and accounting issues, primarily in the contexts of litigation, arbitration, and expert determination. His range of experience includes investor-state disputes, post- acquisition disputes, shareholder disputes, valuation of businesses, and loss-of-profit claims. Zach has prepared reports for submission to Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, and US courts, as well as to HKIAC, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, ICSID, and UNCITRAL under their arbitration rules. Clients benefit from Zach’s industry experience in the automotive, aviation, construction, education, energy, financial services, gaming, hospitality, insurance, metals and mining, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, and real estate sectors. Zach is a member of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and the Chartered Business Valuators Institute. Zach is fluent in English and Mandarin.
Edward Taylor
Counsel, Shearman & Sterling
Edward Taylor is counsel in Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration practice. Based in the firm’s Hong Kong office, he represents and advises companies, States and State-owned entities in commercial and investment treaty disputes. His practice includes disputes related to TMT, energy, infrastructure, joint ventures, M&A, private equity, and real estate. He is dual-qualified in England and Wales (solicitor advocate) and Hong Kong (solicitor). Edward is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (FHKIArb).
Jennifer Wu
Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons
Jennifer Wu is a Senior Commercial and Tech Disputes lawyer at Pinsent Masons. She manages and leads the Hong Kong TMT and Data Team. She has a particular focus on cross border cyber, tech and data related issues, protecting systems, software and information held online for businesses. She has acted as the lead advisor for many trusted international and local clients and has been commended for her strategic advice in Court litigation and International Arbitration. Outside of her work, Jennifer champions equality and is part of 2 diversity and inclusion groups in Hong Kong, Women in Law Hong Kong and CIArb East Asia Branch. She is also the current co-chair of CIArb East Asia Branch’s Young Members Group and a HK45 Committee Member.
Yuankai Lin
Partner, RPC Premier Law
Specialising in complex and high-stakes cross-border litigation and arbitration, Yuankai Lin acts for clients in sectors such as Technology, Communications and Media; Retail; Entertainment & Sport; Consumer Life Sciences & Healthcare and Aviation. An experienced dispute resolution lawyer, Yuankai frequently does his own advocacy in both litigation and arbitration matters. He has a very international practice having acted in disputes involving a wide range of jurisdictions including Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, China, Russia, South Korea, Bangladesh, India and the United States. He has acted for clients at all levels of the Singapore Courts as well as in arbitrations administered by the SIAC, ICC, KLRCA (now AIAC), LCIA and UNCITRAL Rules. He has also been invited by various organisations to present on investigations and compliance matters in Singapore, Vietnam and South Korea. Yuankai is an accredited mediator and has been on the Singapore Mediation Centre’s Panel of Associate Mediators since 2014. He has experience mediating disputes at the Supreme Court and State Courts of Singapore and, as counsel, frequently acts for clients in mediations as well. He is a member of the Singapore Mediation Centre’s Panel of Coaches, which is entrusted with the responsibility of training and mentoring the next generation of mediators in Singapore. In 2016, Yuankai was also appointed by the Supreme Court of Singapore to the Young Amicus Curiae programme to assist the Supreme Court in cases involving novel points of law or important issues of public policy. Yuankai is admitted to the Singapore bar as both solicitor and barrister and practices out of Premier Law LLC.
Erick Gunawan
Berkeley Research Group (BRG)
Erick Gunawan is a director based in BRG’s Singapore office. He has over fifteen years of experience in forensic consulting, compliance investigations, information governance, eDiscovery, data identification, and collection. He has managed document review for both contentious and non-contentious matters. Before joining BRG, Mr. Gunawan worked for a specialist consulting firm, where he led the strategic design and implementation of end-to-end forensic technology services. He managed large-scale eDiscovery, information governance, and review services in sectors including finance, life sciences, and energy. He has provided eDiscovery consultancy services regarding financial and economic issues in complex litigation and disputes cases. He also worked for a Big Four professional services firm and in-house with several leading law firms. Mr. Gunawan is a certified Legal Lean Sigma practitioner and holds various computer forensics accreditations. He is highly proficient in Relativity, Nuix, EnCase, Cellebrite, Brainspace, RapidMiner, Ringtail, and Axcelerate. He is a native speaker of Bahasa Indonesia.

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