Thailand & SE Asia: 3rd Annual International Arbitration & Corporate Crime Summit

  • Thailand Local Time (GMT +7)
    July 5, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:50 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.

The Thailand & SE Asia: 3rd Annual International Arbitration & Corporate Crime Summit is scheduled on Tuesday 5 July 2022, from 1:00pm to 6:50pm (Thailand local time – GMT+7).  This year, the event will be available both Virtually and in-person in Bangkok.  

Join us to learn the changes and new trends that has affected business during the pandemic as well as lookout for the near future.  Experts from the field will be gathered and you will be able to network with them once again if you join us in Bangkok or virtually chat with them during the event. 

Registration is now open.  Contact us today or view the latest flyer for registration and program details. Download

COVID safety measurements are in place for in-person attendance. All attendees must provide a negative RT-PCR / RAT result within 24 hours before the event and must be fully vaccinated.

Program
The organiser reserves the right to change the program without prior notice.

  • Opening Welcome by Chairman
    Victor P. Leginsky, International Arbitrator & Mediator, Arbitralis
  • Opening Address 
  • Arbitration in the Metaverse
    Noppramart Thammateeradaycho, Counsel Tilleke & Gibbins
  • Navigating Complex Shareholder Disputes With SE Asian Companies
    Yuankai Lin, Partner, Premier Law
  • Investment in Crisis and Failed States: War as an Internationally Wrongful Act, Impact on Foreign Investment, and Reparation Standards
    Olga Boltenko, Partner, Fangda Partners
  • Construction Disputes in Asia – How Technology is Effecting Managing Disputes
    Julian Cohen, Arbitrator & Barrister, Resolution Chambers International
  • TMT Disputes in The Current Climate
  • Panel Discussion — Setting Aside of Arbitration Awards: Strategies, Strategems and Scenarios
    Moderator:  Arvin Lee, Partner, Wee Swee Teow LLP
    Panellists: Lyssetta Teo, Associate, Wee Swee Teow LLP
    Leon Tay, Associate, Wee Swee Teow LLP
  • Corporate Crime in SE Asia – AML & Anti-Bribery in the Region
  • Managing Cyber Investigations in the Digital Era
  • Advising on M&A Disputes in SE Asia
  • Grand Panel & Q/A — Working with Experts in International Arbitration – From Selection, Hearing and Expert Report —
    What Works & What Doesn’t!
    Moderator: TBC
    Panellist: Tejus Chauhan, Regional Director for South Asia, ICC Arbitration & ADR, ICC International Court of Arbitration

If you are keen to be a speaker / sponsor for the event you may contact Jason at jason.sinclair@legalplus-asia.com for details.  For registrations details, contact Bettina at legalpluseventsasia@legalplus-asia.com.  

Speakers

Victor P. Leginsky, Forum Chairman
International Arbitrator & Mediator, Arbitralis
Victor P. Leginsky, Canadian citizen, is an experienced international arbitrator and mediator resident in the United Arab Emirates since 2007. Victor has earned the internationally-recognized designations of Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is appointed to the CIArb Panel of Arbitrators. Victor is a CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, London) accredited mediator and mediation experience as Chair, Manufactured Home Park Dispute Resolution Committee (Attorney General of British Columbia, Canada, appointment) and in mediations. Victor is appointed to the panels or lists of arbitrators in a number of international centres and is a committee member of the International Court of Arbitration (ICC) Canada. He has instructed and assessed in respect of Mediation though the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the CIArb. He is the past Middle East Regional Director of the Association of International Energy Negotiators (AIEN). He is a member in good standing of the Law Society of British Columbia, Canada.
Biography
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).
Biography
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.
Biography
Noppramart Thammateeradaycho
Counsel, Tilleke & Gibbins
Noppramart Thammateeradaycho is an experienced litigator with over 20 years’ experience of trial and appellate advocacy at all levels of the Thai courts. She also has substantial experience with international litigation and arbitration gained from numerous cases in Singapore, Australia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos. She is particularly sought after for her experience in arbitration, and is known for her skilled navigation of both international rules (particularly UNCITRAL, SIAC, ICC, HKIAC and GAFTA rules) and domestic rules, including those of the Indonesian National Arbitration Institute (BANI), NCAC (Cambodia), Thai Arbitration Institute (TAI), and Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC). Her general practice covers various industries, including construction, insurance and reinsurance, telecommunication, and media and technology.
Biography
Yuankai Lin
Partner, Premier Law
Specialising in complex and high-stakes cross-border litigation and arbitration, Yuankai Lin has considerable experience advising clients embroiled in shareholder disputes spanning across industry sectors such as Technology, Communications and Media; Retail, Food & Beverage, Entertainment & Sport; Healthcare, Oil and Gas, as well as 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. Yuankai is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and is on the Panel of Arbitrators for various arbitral institutions. He is also an accredited mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre and has mediated disputes at the Supreme Court and State Courts of Singapore.
Biography
Arvin Lee
Partner, Wee Swee Teow LLP
Arvin Lee is a Partner of Wee Swee Teow LLP, a 109-year-old Singapore law firm. He is an Arbitrator of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, the Beijing Arbitration Commission, the Chinese Arbitration Association (International), and an Adjudicator of the Financial Institutions Dispute Resolution Centre (Singapore). He focuses on energy-related disputes (conventional and renewables). He has a track record of securing arbitral awards that have been enforced outside Singapore, such as in China of an SIAC award he successfully obtained for a Singapore-listed company for specific performance. Recent work includes acting as lead counsel in wind power project finance disputes and oil and gas hedging disputes before the Singapore International Arbitration Centre; acting as co-lead counsel for a Pertamina subsidiary against a major European bank in relation to an LC dispute in excess of US$23m before the Singapore International Commercial Court; advising a third party funder in relation to a US$103m claim, and a private equity fund with an AUM in excess of US$500m on a 8-figure USD claim against a major international bank for various economic torts (including a novel one under Singapore law). He also regularly co-counsels with foreign lawyers on their Singapore-seated arbitrations, and also gets instructed by them to conduct Singapore High Court proceedings in relation to arbitral award setting aside proceedings. His varied publications include a piece in the Law Gazette published by the Law Society of Singapore, on how to maintain good and happy co-counsel relationships with foreign counsel. He has experience acting in 3 arbitral award setting aside applications, the first (instructed by South Korean counsel) against a major US automotive parts manufacturer before the High Court of Singapore, the second against a Big 5 global commodities house before the General Division of the High Court of Singapore, and the last (instructed by Hong Kong counsel) against two PRC state-owned oil companies before the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC). 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).
Biography
Lyssetta Teo
Associate, Wee Swee Teow LLP
Lyssetta Teo is a Disputes Associate focusing on energy-related disputes in Wee Swee Teow LLP, a 109-year-old Singapore law firm. She is recently acting in 2 arbitral award setting aside applications, the one against a Big 5 global commodities house before the General Division of the High Court of Singapore, and the other (instructed by Hong Kong counsel) against two PRC state-owned oil companies before the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC). She is hence very conversant with the current comparative jurisprudence, as well as strategies and tactics, in relation to setting aside and refusal of enforcement. She is acting as lead counsel in an international institutional arbitration for a senior fund executive in the oil sector in relation to a claim on a guarantee. She also led in two High Court hearings for transfer of cases to the SICC, and a High Court hearing for a specific discovery application. Lyssetta’s other current work includes acting for a Pertamina subsidiary against a major European bank in relation to an LC dispute in excess of US$23m. She has also acted for both banks (including a multinational bank who was a major creditor in the Hin Leong and Ocean Tankers insolvency facing a total exposure of over USD 110m) and commodities companies. She largely advises on disputes arising out of physical commodities contracts, involving issues relating to letters of credit, title and security, and shipping law. Earlier this year, Lyssetta was a trainer in a client training webinar for PetroChina on various trading issues. She holds a certificate in Hedging and Management of Energy Price Risk (2021) from the SMU Academy, and a certificate (expected June 2021) in SIAC and Institutional Arbitration from the SMU Law Academy. She graduated LL.B. (Hons.) from the University of Birmingham.
Biography
Leon Tay
Associate, Wee Swee Teow LLP
Leon Tay is a Disputes Associate focusing on energy-related disputes in Wee Swee Teow LLP, a 109-year-old Singapore law firm. He is recently acting in 2 arbitral award setting aside applications, the one against a Big 5 global commodities house before the General Division of the High Court of Singapore, and the other (instructed by Hong Kong counsel) against two PRC state-owned oil companies before the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC). He is hence very conversant with the current comparative jurisprudence, as well as strategies and tactics, in relation to setting aside and refusal of enforcement. On the first set of proceedings, Leon argued in Reply by himself in the High Court, against a well-respected Senior Counsel. His other current work includes acting for a Pertamina subsidiary against a major European bank in relation to an LC dispute in excess of US$23m, and being second chair on an international institutional arbitration for a senior fund executive in the oil sector in relation to a claim on a guarantee. He has also assisted in: (i) advising a third party funder in relation to a US$103m claim, (ii) advising a private equity fund with an AUM in excess of US$500m on a 8-figure USD claim against a major international bank for various economic torts (including a novel one under Singapore law); (iii) acting for an Australian upstream oil and gas company in its dispute against floating production services provider including an SIAC arbitration in relation to a US$7m parent company guarantee, and another SIAC arbitration (including preliminary Emergency Arbitration) in relation to a charterparty with amount in dispute (claims and counterclaims) in excess of US$10m. Earlier this year, Leon was a trainer in a client training webinar for PetroChina on various trading issues. He holds a certificate in Hedging and Management of Energy Price Risk (2021) from the SMU Academy. He graduated LL.B. (Hons.) from the National University of Singapore.
Biography
Tejus Chauhan
Regional Director for South Asia, ICC Arbitration & ADR, ICC International Court of Arbitration
As the Regional Director for South Asia based in Singapore, Tejus focuses on assisting companies, counsels, and investors the region understand how they can resolve commercial disputes by raising their awareness about ICC’s Dispute Resolution Services. Tejus is responsible for advising on arbitration proceeding protocol, especially ICC Arbitration, organizing capacity building and informative events, promoting ICC’s internationally recognised services concerning domestic and international disputes and connecting with regional players to forge relationships that connect ICC with users and businesses. Tejus is also an avid promoter of opportunities for young practitioners and leads ICC’s Young Arbitration Forum (YAF) in South Asia. Tejus earned his law degree from Symbiosis International University in India. Upon graduation, Tejus worked as an associate with a law firm in India. Prior to joining ICC in Singapore, Tejus has also worked as the Deputy Director - Arbitration for ICC in India and was most recently a part of the forensic and dispute advisory services at PricewaterhouseCoopers in India.
Biography

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