Singapore: Technology: Effects on Arbitration in SE Asia – A Game Changer for 2023?

  • Singapore Local Time (GMT+8)
    July 6, 2023
    1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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

The Singapore: Technology: Effects on Arbitration in SE Asia – A Game Changer for 2023? is back for a “meet & greet in-person” networking forum in Singapore on the Thursday 6 July 2023 at the Maxwell Chambers from 1pm to 6pm. 

In sunny Singapore, we will have local and International experts sharing their vast knowledge on essential issues on technology with the focus around essential up to date information in arbitration. Issues on cross-border disputes, enforcing awards, use of AI and in Disputes, Crypto & Blockchain regulatory updates and ADR, Mediation v Arbitration, Asset Tracing in the Digital World + more will be aimed at the leading companies in the region to give up to date & critical information for general counsel looking to learn the latest news.

Join us for this interactive networking forum and book your seat today!

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  • Opening Welcome by Chairman
    Paul Key KC, Essex Chambers
  • Keynote Speaker Global Update in International Arbitration in the Digital Era
  • 1st Grand Panel: Enforcement of Awards — Different Regions Different Options
    Moderator: TBC
    • Alexandra Gerungan, Senior Partner, ADCO Law
    • Olga Boltenko, Partner, Fangda Partners
    • Hyunyang Koo, Partner, Lee & Ko
  • M&A / JV Disputes & Transactions — Issues After The Pandemic
  • Insolvency: Asset Tracing, Recovery & Restructuring in the Digital Age
  • Construction Disputes and The Use of Tech After the Pandemic: Back to Normal or Lessons Learned?
    Julian Cohen, Independent Arbitrator & Barrister, Resolution Chambers International
  • Use of Technology in Disputes — Rise in AI & ChatGPT — A String to the Bow for Lawyers & Law Firms or a
    Poisoned Chalice
  • Asia IP Disputes, Technology and Enforcement
  • Crypto & Blockchain Disputes & Update in Regulations in Singapore
  • 2nd Grand Panel: Arbitration V Mediation – Different Answers to Different Industries: Has Technology Changed
    the Playing Field?


Paul Key KC, Chairman
Essex Chambers
Paul Key K.C. is recognised as one of the leading QCs at the English Commercial Bar. He has particular expertise and specialism in arbitration, both international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration (including ICSID). He also regularly appears in arbitration-related Court matters, including appearing in the English Supreme Court in Jivraj v Hashwani. He has been ranked in the toptier (band 1) rankings for arbitration for over 10 years and has consistently been identified as one of the leading figures in that field (“a real arbitration expert”, “few can rival his expertise, ability and knowledge in the field of arbitration”, “the first port of call for important arbitration disputes”, “an arbitration guru”). He has appeared as advocate in over 300 major international arbitrations worldwide, as well as appearing regularly before the English Courts (at all levels) and foreign Courts on arbitration matters. In addition to his extensive experience in international commercial arbitration, he is one of the very few English QCs to have real expertise in investment arbitration. He has been lead counsel in a very large number of BIT / investment arbitrations, acting both for and against States. He is Visiting Professor in international arbitration law at King’s College, London, and has lectured and published widely in this field. He has been a longstanding representative of the UK on the ILA International Commercial Arbitration Committee and is also a delegate for the UNCITRAL Working Group on Arbitration.
Julian Cohen
Arbitrator & 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.
Olga Boltenko
Partner, Fangda Partners
Ms. Boltenko is an investment and trade lawyer with over ten years of experience in public international law and investor-State dispute resolution. She has acted as legal counsel in investor-state disputes under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the ICSID, the SCC, the ICC, the LCIA, and as tribunal secretary in dozens of commercial disputes in a wide array of industries including oil and gas, mining, infrastructure, construction, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals, across Asia and beyond. Ms. Boltenko teaches a master of laws degree in arbitration and ADR with a focus on Belt & Road investment law at The University of Hong Kong. She is also a professor of law at the Royal University of Law and Economics in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where she teaches a course in investment law at the dual degree program with the Free University of Brussels. Ms. Boltenko is listed as an arbitrator on the panels of the HKIAC, SIAC, AIAC, CIETAC, AFSA (Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa), XAAC (Xi’An Arbitration Commission) and RSPP (Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs).
Alexandra Gerungan
Senior Partner, ADCO Law
Alexandra Gerungan is a seasoned litigator with over two decades of experience in dealing with litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Alex, as she is more commonly known, has represented high-profile clients in a wide range of litigation and dispute resolution matters, including civil lawsuits, arbitration, employment, debt recovery and restructuring, insurance claims, police and anti-corruption investigations, compliance and internal investigations, as well as general corporate or commercial issues. Alex has been recognized as a top litigator by numerous local and international legal publications. Alex received her bachelor degree from the University of Indonesia and her master degrees in European and International Business Law from Leiden University. She is the member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIARB).
Hyunyang Koo
Partner, Lee & Ko
As a partner at Lee & Ko's International Arbitration Team, Hyunyang Koo handles a broad range of international arbitration and cross-border litigation matters involving international construction, software license agreements, military projects, international sports-related disputes, distributorship agreements and etc. Prior to joining Lee & Ko in 2016, she worked at Samsung C&T legal team (international construction), where she handled legal affairs and advice regarding various offshore construction contracts in Australia, North America, South-East Asia, and Middle East. In Lee & Ko, her main area of practice includes international arbitration cases at leading arbitral institutions such as ICC, KCAB, SIAC, LCIA, SHIAC, CAS as well as ad hoc arbitrations and cross-border litigations.

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