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! 

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  • Opening Welcome by Chairperson
    Anne Secombe, Independent Arbitrator
  • Opening Welcome & Arbitration Updates 2023 by Thailand Arbitration Center
    Machimdhorn Khampiranont, Acting Managing Director, Thailand Arbitration Center
  • Keynote Session: Due Process in Arbitration
    Richard Wilmot-Smith KC, 39 Essex Chambers
  • 1st Grand Panel: Enforcement of Awards — Regional Updates in 2023
    Moderator: Christopher Bailey, Partner, Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance
    • Pardeep Khosa, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
    • Dutsadee Dutsadeepanich, Co-Founding Partner, ABER Group
    • Tony Andriotis, Partner, DLA Piper; Professional & Institutional Relations Officer, Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA)
  • Managing Shareholder Disputes: Focus on SE Asia
    Yuankai Lin, Partner, RPC Premier Law
  • Is Mediation Good for You and Arbitration Good for Them?
    Peter Scott Caldwell, Independent Arbitrator & Mediator
  • 2nd Grand Panel: Ask the Experts — Expedited & Emergency Procedures in International Arbitration After the Pandemic — Is Faster Better and Who Really Benefits?
    Moderator: Richard Wilmot-Smith KC, 39 Essex Chambers
    • Tejus Chauhan, Director, Arbitration & ADR, South Asia, ICC Dispute Resolution Services (ICC DRS)
    • Asst. Prof. Dr. Tidarat Sinlapapiromsuk, Professor of Law, Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Law
    • Dr. Vanina Sucharitkul, Chair, CIArb Thailand Branch; Member, ArbitralWomen
  • M&A / JV Disputes & Issues to Consider in 2023
    Tigran Ter-Martirosyan, Director, Accuracy
  • Managing Cross-Border Disputes including a Thai Element Using Modern Techniques
    • Desmond Hughes, Senior Partner and Co-Founder, Hughes Krupica
    • David A. Southern, Senior Consultant, Hughes Krupica
  • China’s New Personal Data Export Restrictions: Are You Ready?
    Scott Warren, National Partner, Tokyo/ Shanghai, Squire Patton Boggs; Secretary, Executive Board, The Society for The Policing of Cyberspace
  • Crypto Litigation & Cybercrime
    Pongpalin Chantrapirom, Senior Associate, Tillek & Gibbins 
  • 3rd Grand Panel: AML, FCPA, Anti-bribery & Whistleblowing — Protecting Your Company
    Moderator: Selina Toh, Senior Associate, RPC Premier Law
    • Eugene Thuraisingam, Managing Partner, Eugene Thuraisingam LLP
    • Sameet Gambhir, Vice President (Corp. Law) & Company Secretary, DCM Shriram Ltd
    • Chitchai Punsan, Counsel, Tilleke & Gibbins
    • Emi Rowse, Partner and Head of Japan Practice, Kudun & Partners


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.
Machimdhorn Khampiranont, Welcome Message
Acting Managing Director, Thailand Arbitration Center
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 (Singapore) Alliance
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.
Selina Toh, Moderator - 3rd Grand Panel
Senior Associate, RPC Premier Law
With a strong focus on commercial and civil disputes, Selina is a cross-border litigation and arbitration lawyer representing clients on a global scale. Selina has acted for clients in complex cross-border litigations before all levels of the Singapore Courts, as well as arbitrations administered by the SIAC Rules. She has worked with an extensive portfolio of local and international clients across multiple jurisdictions including Singapore, China, France, Australia, India, South Korea and the United States. Selina draws on a diverse range of experience in various sectors, particularly retail, life sciences, and technology and telecommunications. Her practice includes representing clients in contentious matters involving breaches of director’s duties, minority shareholder oppression, shareholder disputes, employment disputes as well as breaches of commercial and investment agreements. Aside from her disputes practice, Selina has also been invited by corporate organisations to speak on anti-bribery and corruption matters in Singapore and Vietnam. She is fluent in both English and Mandarin. Selina is qualified as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. She is based in Singapore and practices out of Premier Law LLC.
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.
Pongpalin Chantrapirom
Senior Associate, Tillek & Gibbins
Pongpalin Chantrapirom is a senior associate in Tilleke & Gibbins’ dispute resolution department, based in Bangkok. His core area of expertise is financial litigation, which includes banking, securities, insurance, payment systems, and other financial products. He also has extensive experience in litigating consumer protection, labor and employment, breach of contract, tort, bankruptcy, administrative, and criminal lawsuits. Pongpalin is a proficient litigator in both court and arbitration proceedings. He is also familiar with overseas litigation, especially those commenced in the United States and the United Kingdom. Pongpalin is committed to providing business-driven legal solutions to his clients, and blends practical and proactive commerciality with an in-depth understanding of contract negotiations and drafting, the genesis of most legal transactions, to provide well-rounded and practicable advice when it comes to dispute resolution. Pongpalin has fulfilled the barrister-at-law requirements of the Thai Bar under the Royal Patronage, and is a member of the Lawyers Council of Thailand.
Chitchai Punsan
Counsel, Tilleke & Gibbins
Chitchai Punsan is a litigator in Tilleke & Gibbins’ dispute resolution group. With his proactive and outcome-driven approach, Chitchai has successfully concluded various disputes for multinational corporations, not-for-profit entities, and individuals throughout Thailand and overseas. Chitchai handles a wide spectrum of cases concerning substandard products, product liability, medical malpractice, real estate, consumer-related claims, transportation, bankruptcy, defamation, bribery, arbitral award enforcement, distributorship, directors liability, debt collection, employment, occupational safety, lèse-majesté, personal injury, private matters, and white-collar crime (e.g. fraud, embezzlement, customs violations, security exchange, etc.). With prior experience in Singapore serving as in-house counsel to multinational corporations, Chitchai provides clients with business-minded and holistic advice in line with the clients’ business interests. Chitchai is a regular speaker on product liability, compliance, and employment, as well as a frequent contributor to a number of World Bank research projects. He is a member of the Lawyers Council of Thailand and the Thai Bar Association.
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).
Tejus Chauhan
Director, Arbitration & ADR, South Asia, ICC Dispute Resolution Services (ICC DRS)
As the Regional Director for South Asia based out of Singapore, Tejus is responsible for structuring and implementing ICC’s strategy, overseeing operations and promotion of ICC DRS in 20 countries covering South Asia Pacific. Tejus is also an avid promoter of opportunities for young practitioners and leads ICC’s Young Arbitration and ADR Forum (YAAF) for South Asia. Working alongside the case management team in Singapore and overseeing a team of deputy directors in the region, Tejus focuses on assisting companies, counsels, and investors the region understand how they can resolve commercial disputes by raising their awareness about ICC DRS and advising on ICC arbitration proceeding protocol. Tejus earned his law degree in India. Upon graduation, Tejus started as an associate with a law firm. Prior to joining ICC in Singapore as the Regional Director, Tejus also worked with the ICC in India and with the forensic and dispute advisory services at a Big Four audit firm.
Tigran Ter-Martirosyan
Director, Accuracy
Tigran Ter-Martirosyan is a Director in the Singapore office of Accuracy and has over 15 years of professional experience, focusing on the valuation of businesses, damages, and accounting issues in international arbitration and litigation. He has been appointed as an expert witness and advisor, including by arbitral tribunals, and has been involved in arbitration matters under SIAC, HKIAC, ICC, LCIA, SAC (former SCAI), SCC and UNCITRAL rules, and litigation in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, UK and offshore jurisdictions. His experience also includes valuations for the purposes of mediation, expert determination, M&A, restructuring and tax. Tigran has been featured in Who’s Who Legal Global Commercial Litigation and Southeast Asia Arbitration Expert Witness rankings, which describe him as an “esteemed, highly responsive and cooperative practitioner with excellent experience providing expert testimony in valuation and damages-related litigation”. He has performed valuations and damages assessments in sectors including metals and mining, financial services, energy and power, telecommunications, technology and others.
Eugene Thuraisingam
Managing Partner, Eugene Thuraisingam LLP
Eugene Thuraisingam is the managing partner of Eugene Thuraisingam LLP, a law firm specialising in disputes and investigations. With over 20 years of experience, Eugene is well-versed in international arbitration, mediation, and commercial litigation. He has successfully handled international arbitrations and commercial litigation cases in Singapore for clients in the Southeast Asia region. In 2022, Eugene was named one of Asia’s Top 15 litigators by Asia Legal Business. In 2023, Eugene’s law firm was recognised by the Legal 500 as one of the leading firms for white-collar crime in Singapore. The firm has also been ranked in the Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide for Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption: Domestic for two consecutive years. Eugene has expanded the firm’s reach in the Southeast Asia region through the establishment of a branch office named Thuraisingam (International) Co., Ltd. in Bangkok, Thailand.
Dutsadee Dutsadeepanich
Co-Founding Partner, ABER Group
Dutsadee is a Co-Founding Partner at ABER Group and an International Arbitrator with more than a decade of experience in the fields of cross-border litigation and international arbitration, including complex commercial & transaction cases, construction disputes, international investment law, infrastructure law, public law and technology law. She regularly represents local and multinational companies and government agencies, shares her expertise as a visiting lecturer at various universities, and engages in several legal research projects to develop legal systems for Thailand’s energy infrastructure and technology laws. Prior to that, she worked at several top-tier law firms in Thailand.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Tidarat Sinlapapiromsuk
Professor of Law, Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Law
Asst. Prof. Dr. Tidarat Sinlapapiromsuk is a full-time professor of law at Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Law, where she formerly served as the Vice Dean for International Affairs (2017-2021). After graduation as the top-ranked student, Tidarat was awarded a nationally competitive Scholarship to study law, including “A” level, in the United Kingdom (2000-2006) and also a scholarship to do a Master Degree and a PhD in Law in the United States (2012-2017). She was also awarded the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Law’s fellowship scholarship and attended the SIAC Academy in 2019. Tidarat teaches and provides legal advice on several areas of law, including International Business Transactions; Foreign Direct Investment (FDI); Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR); International Arbitration; Investor-State Dispute Settlements (ISDS); Energy and Mining Laws; Infrastructure Projects; Transnational Anti-Bribery Laws (Thai, UK, and US FCPA including corporate compliance program); Comparative Contract Law; Mass Torts and Class Action. Her research projects focus, among others, on Petroleum Joint Development Agreements; International Arbitration, Public Procurement (funded by the Ministry of Finance); International Sales Law, and Oil-Spill Settlements. Tidarat was also officially appointed by Office of the Council of State as a legislation review committee for the draft national legislation implementing the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. Tidarat was also appointed as an Arbitrator Committee by the virtue of the Act of Arbitration Center B.E. 2550 and as a member of the THACA’s Academic Council in 2022. In 2023, she was also appointed as the Director of Centre for Dispute Resolution, Chulalongkorn University. Tidarat was also a contributing author for the Transnational Dispute Management (TDM) Journal and has professional experiences as an expert on and an arbitrator for cases concerning international business transaction, government construction contract, and investor-state arbitration.
Scott Warren
National Partner, Tokyo/Shanghai, Squire Patton Boggs; Secretary, Executive Board, The Society for The Policing of Cyberspace
Scott Warren is a partner in our Tokyo and Shanghai offices, specializing in cybersecurity, data privacy and digital data disclosures in Asia and the Middle East. He also has significant experience in compliance, intellectual property (IP), litigation, dispute resolution, and government regulatory and internal investigations. Scott started his career as a civil litigator in California. He moved to Japan in 1993, where he has lived since. He served seven years as general counsel at Sega Corporation and six years as a senior attorney at Microsoft. He serves on the executive board of The Society for the Policing of Cyberspace, a nonprofit organization. He headed Kroll in Japan and Kroll Ontrack across Asia, and later opened Epiq Systems in Japan, providing IP protection, computer forensics and e-discovery solutions. Scott is a California-licensed lawyer and a licensed foreign lawyer in Japan. He is a Certified International Counter-Cyber Crime Professional and certified as a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). Since 2004, he has served on the Society for the Policing of Cyberspace, a non-profit organization dedicated to working with its global members towards a more secure Internet. He serves at the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, where he was awarded Leader of the Year for 2020, as Co-Chair of the Legal Services & Intellectual Property Committee; Vice-Chair of the Secure Digital Infrastructure Committee; Vice-Chair of the Information, Communication and Technology Committee; and Vice Chair of the Digital Forum.
Tony Andriotis
Partner, DLA Piper; Professional & Institutional Relations Officer, Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA)
Tony Andriotis is a Partner with DLA Piper, where his primary practice focuses on international dispute resolution, and he leads the Tokyo based international arbitration group. He currently also serves as President of the Greek Chamber of Commerce in Japan and as a Board Member of the European Business Council. Tony is an Adjunct Professor at the Tokyo campus of Temple Law School, and a Part-time Lecturer at both Keio Law School (Tokyo) and Humboldt University (Berlin). He is a graduate of Cornell University and the Fordham University School of Law. Though residing in Japan for over a decade, Tony is a native of New York City, where he previously clerked for a federal judge at the United States Court of International Trade. Tony has recently been cooperating with the Commercial Law Development Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce in his capacity as an expert in International Arbitration and Negotiations in conducting Rule of Law Capacity Building Projects throughout Asia.
Dr. Vanina Sucharitkul
Chair, CIArb Thailand Branch; Member, ArbitralWomen
Dr. Vanina Sucharitkul, FCIArb is a Partner at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP and R&T Asia (Thailand) Limited. Atop being a specialist in international arbitration, Vanina regularly advises clients on a diverse range of cross-border disputes involving commercial contracts, corporate investigations and anti-corruption, joint ventures, insurance and reinsurance, oil and gas, construction and infrastructure, and investment treaty arbitration. Vanina has acted as counsel and advocate in proceedings spanning multiple jurisdictions under the auspices of institutions including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC), the Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC), the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the Thailand Arbitration Institute (TAI). She also sits as arbitrator in cases under the Rules of the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA), the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, and TAI. Admitted to the California Bar and practiced at international law firms in San Francisco, Bangkok, Paris and Hong Kong, Vanina served for 9 years as a Court Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, as Board Member of ArbitralWomen for 2 terms and is the co-founder of Young Thailand Arbitration Center (YTHAC) and currently the Chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrator (CIArb) Thailand Branch.
Sameet Gambhir
Vice President (Corp. Law) & Company Secretary, DCM Shriram Ltd
Sameet Gambhir, FCS, LLB is a senior Corporate legal, compliance & risk management professional and Company Secretary with around 30 years of industry experience and is presently Vice President (Corp. Law) & Company Secretary of DCM Shriram LTD, New Delhi. He has also done a Leadership Effectiveness Programme from IIM- Bangalore. Sameet’s expertise includes Regulatory & Corporate legal matters, Corporate Governance & Compliances, Corporate restructuring, M&A, RBI & FEMA matters, SEBI Regulations, Risk management, IPR matters, brand protection, data privacy issues, due-diligence, and investigations ESG, Industrial & labour Laws, Contracts & Agreements, litigations. He also carries vast experience in Corporate Secretarial matters including handling Board meetings, Committee meetings and shareholders meetings. He is a regular speaker on various seminars / conferences / webinars and also guest lecturer / vising faculty in some reputed Management / Law Institutes.
Peter Scott Caldwell
Independent Arbitrator & Mediator
Peter Scott Caldwell is regularly appointed as arbitrator, mediator, dispute board member and adjudicator on a wide variety of disputes or projects in various Asian jurisdictions involving parties from around the world. Peter is a chartered engineer with many years’ experience in managing major civil engineering works. He is also a Chartered Arbitrator and accredited mediator. Peter was a member of the working party which drafted the first edition of the IBA Rules for the Taking of Evidence in International Commercial Arbitration. He is board member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation Region 2, an Arbitrator Member of the Society of Construction Arbitrators and a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. He is a former Secretary-General of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and a founder member and past chair of the Society of Construction Law Hong Kong, a past chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) regional branch and was involved in founding the Thai Branch of CIArb.
Emi Rowse
Partner and Head of Japan Practice, Kudun & Partners
Emi Rowse (Igusa) is a partner and head of Kudun and Partners’ Japan Practice. She has over 17 years of experience advising and representing clients throughout Asia on complex commercial litigation and international arbitration proceedings. Her experience includes advising clients across a wide range of industries, including financial institutions, energy corporations and global manufacturers. She has represented clients in arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, SIAC and TAI rules. Emi’s expertise in dispute matters covers advising on commercial contracts, shareholder and joint venture disputes, employment, compliance and investigations (bribery and corruption, misappropriation of funds, whistleblowing and fraud) and competition law. Prior to joining Kudun and Partners, Emi was a senior lawyer at an international law firm for 10 years and gained experience working in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Bangkok. She is a Hong Kong qualified lawyer and accredited mediator. Emi is half Japanese and is fluent in Japanese.

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