Thailand & SE Asia: 4th Annual International Arbitration & Corporate Crime Summit

  • Bangkok Local Time
    June 8, 2023
    9:30 am - 6:00 pm

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

The Thailand & SE Asia: 4th Annual International Arbitration & Corporate Crime Summit is back in Bangkok!  This year, the event is scheduled on Thursday 8 June 2023 at Rembrandt Hotel & Suites Bangkok.

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 Energy, Disputes, Enforcement of Awards, Asset Tracing, Tech and more on Corporate Crime, investigations and important 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 Legal household names in the region, network and create business opportunities and make some new friends! 

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

If you are interested to sponsor or speak at the event, contact Jason at for package details.  For registrations details, contact Bettina at


Anne Secomb, Chairperson
Independant Arbitrator
Anne is an independent arbitrator based in Singapore. She has fifteen years’ experience in the field of international arbitration. Since moving to Singapore in 2015, Anne has sat as arbitrator in cases under the SIAC, ICC and HKIAC Rules. Before moving to Singapore, Anne was Secretary to the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and counsel to the ICC Court of Arbitration in Paris. Prior to joining the ICC, Anne was an associate at Salans (now Dentons) in Paris, where she represented parties in administered as well as ad hoc arbitrations and acted as tribunal secretary in commercial and ICSID matters. Anne was also a visiting lecturer at Université Aix-Marseille III. Anne was educated in Germany and the US and is admitted to the Berlin and New York bars. She is trilingual in English, German and Spanish and speaks French fluently.
Richard Wilmot-Smith KC, Keynote Speaker & Moderator – 2nd Grand Panel
39 Essex Chambers
Called to the English bar in 1978; QC/KC in 1994 Richard Wilmot-Smith has long been involved in international arbitration. He has acted as sole arbitrator, party nominated arbitrator and chairman of arbitration panels principally under LCIA, DIAC and ICC Rules. His arbitration and dispute resolution experience covers prestige projects worldwide. He is known for his mastery of complex detail in large construction and engineering projects. He lectures on international arbitration and construction law extensively; most recently in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Delhi, Seoul and Singapore. He is author and editor of 'Wilmot-Smith on Construction Contracts' (OUP Fourth Edition 2021). He is a former head of 39 Essex Chambers and a former Treasurer of Middle Temple.
Christopher Bailey, Moderator – 1st Grand Panel
Partner, Stephenson Harwood LLP
Chris is a highly ranked international arbitration partner with 20 years of leading private practice experience. He specialises in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes with an emphasis on international arbitration, commercial litigation and criminal and regulatory investigations. Chris represents clients in a wide variety of complex high-value cross-border commercial disputes which regularly include claims for in excess of a US$ billion and predominantly arise out of the energy, resource, transport, infrastructure, financial services, media and IT sectors, with Chris having a particular expertise in oil and gas, construction and investment treaty cases. He is a Solicitor Advocate, All Higher Courts of England & Wales, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a panel arbitrator of the JCAA, KCAB and SIAC institutions and a member of the JIDRC Operation Subcommittee, AIPN Japan Sub-Chapter Committee and SIAC Users Council.
Desmond Hughes
Senior Partner/Co-Founder of Hughes Krupica
Desmond is an equity partner and co-founder of Hughes Krupica, a small sized niche law firm which has operated for 10 years. Prior to that Desmond was a founder and senior equity partner at a regional firm based in Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam, for 10 years. Desmond specialises in dispute resolution with his firm acting as counsel and with Desmond’s involvement in more than 80 cases in recent years, ICC, Thai Arbitration Centre (THAC), Thai Arbitration Institute (TAI) and the Board of Trade amongst others. He is a registered arbitrator on the panel of the Thai Arbitration Institute, the most recent former Chair of the ICC Thailand ADR and Arbitration Commission 2020-2023, the ex-officio National Head of the ICC Thailand ADR Arbitration Commission, a current Commission Member globally and also for Thailand, and the former Vice-Chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Thailand Branch 2019-2021. Desmond and his firm also specialise in joint ventures including along the Easter Economic Corridor manufacturing belt of Thailand, real estate investment large/medium and small scale, hospitality management and asset sale and purchase; and commercial matters mostly involving joint ventures and dispute resolution in all of those sectors. Desmond qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales, completed the Overseas Lawyers Qualification Examination in Hong Kong, and is a Masters Degree alumni of King’s College London for the International Corporate and Commercial Law LLM. Desmond enjoys regular tennis at skill level 4.0, participates in hikes mostly in Phuket and Malaysia and isn’t averse to a leisurely low pressure round of golf.
David A. Southern
Senior Consultant, Hughes Krupica
David is a barrister specialised in international commercial arbitration and a Senior Consultant with Hughes Krupica law firm in Thailand. He has won cases as a counsel for western and middle eastern shipping, trading, commodities and tech companies, in international commercial arbitration disputes seated in Thailand, the USA and Asia, under ICC rules and THAC rules. He has also successfully represented clients in human rights cases pro bono. He has over eleven years of experience as a lawyer in South East Asia and East Asia combined, where he has worked at several international law firms in Hong Kong and Bangkok and as a barrister in chambers in Hong Kong. He is a fellow of CIArb, having gained top marks in the Oxford Diploma on International Commercial Arbitration. He is on the panel of arbitrators at the Thailand Arbitration Centre (THAC) and on the committee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), Thailand Branch. He qualified as a shipping solicitor, at one of the largest shipping law firms in the world and went on to re-qualify as a barrister in Hong Kong because of his interest in advocacy, prior to qualification he read for a master's degree in shipping law at Cardiff University and completed his law degree at the University of Liverpool and a postgraduate certificate of laws in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. As branch Public Relations Officer of CIArb, Thailand, he is happy to answer questions about his thriving legal practice in Thailand and the fast-developing international arbitration scene in the country which is opening to international lawyers and international arbitrators due to Thai Government policy initiatives to promote foreign investment into Thailand. David enjoys a range of outdoor activities and adventure sports including golf, sailing (he has a yachting license), rock climbing, and diving. He is a member of the British Club in Bangkok and is involved in the squash section. He does charity work with ICA Church Bangkok for homeless people.
Pardeep Khosa
Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Pardeep Khosa has a broad practice focusing on commercial and civil litigation, international arbitration, and corporate crime and investigations. He has advised and acted for high-profile clients including governments, statutory boards, listed companies, and high net-worth individuals in high-value, complex, and multijurisdictional disputes relating to construction, engineering, infrastructure, shipping, oil and gas, and civil fraud. Pardeep also handles corporate/shareholder disputes and cases involving disputes relating to banking and financial services, professional negligence, public and administrative law, and employment law. Additionally, he has acted for high-profile clients in numerous defamation lawsuits. Pardeep regularly appears before the Singapore courts and has been involved in international arbitrations under various institutional arbitration regimes, including the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).

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If you would like to apply for an in-house counsel complimentary ticket, please click here and fill in your details. Complimentary seat is applicable to in-house counsel from non law / consultancy firm only.  One complimentary seat per company, first-come-first-served. Results are based on the organiser’s discretion and applicants will be notified by email.

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April 16, 2023
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