Thailand & SE Asia: 5th International Arbitration & Corporate Crime Summit

  • Bangkok Local Time
     March 14, 2024
     9:30 am - 6:00 pm

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

The Thailand & SE Asia: 5th  International Arbitration & Corporate Crime Summit will be coming to Bangkok once again. The event is scheduled on Thursday 14 March 2024 at Rembrandt Hotel & Suites Bangkok.

We are delighted to have a group of local and international speakers at the summit whom will be presenting on various topics in relations to arbitration and corporate crime.  They will share the upcoming trends and provide updates to assist businesses to avoid arbitration, crypto disputes and corporate crime that can affect companies.  In addition, they will provide handy tips to prevent any issues that may arise and where to seek assistance if required.  Topics to be discussed will cover areas such as Mediation and Arbitration; Shareholders Disputes; Technology Disputes, Asset Tracing, Crypto Disputes and many more.  For more information, please refer to the flyer. Download

Join us for an interactive day and gather with fellow legal professionals within the region.  It will be an excellent opportunity to ask questions to legal household names, network and create business opportunities as well as make some new friends! 

Registration is now open.  We are offering complimentary pass to in-house legal professional (non law/consulting firm only) and discounted rate iis also available for law / consulting firms.  For more information, please refer to the registration below. 

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

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

  • Welcome Message by Chairman & Brief Global Arbitration Overview
    Gavin Denton, Head of Chambers, Arbitration Chambers
  • Opening Address from Thailand Arbitration Centre (THAC)
    Machimdhorn Khampiranont, Acting Managing Director, Thailand Arbitration Centre (THAC)
  • Keynote Session: Is Arbitration the Preferred Choice for Technology Related Disputes — Asia Focus
    Charlie Manzoni KC, SC, 39 Essex Chambers
  • 1st Grand Panel: Mediation V Arbitration — Different Industries Different Options
    Moderator: Dr Cameron Ford, Independent Arbitrator
    • Dr. Vanina Sucharitkul, Chair, CiARB Thailand Branch
    • Dawn Tan, Managing Director, ADTLaw LLC
  • M&A & JV Disputes & Transactions in 2024 — SE Asia Focus
  • Rise of Insolvency Disputes in the Region & Restructuring Tips
  • 2nd Grand Panel: Energy Transition — Disputes, ESG, Regulatory & Compliance
    Moderator: TBC
    • Dutsadee Dutsadeepanich, Partner, ABER Group
    • Franklin Chan, Deputy General Manager, ECO Orient Energy (Thailand) Limited
  • 3rd Grand Panel: Dispute Avoidance, Crisis Management & Being Prepared for Trial — Cross Examination Techniques and Tips
    Moderator: Charlie Manzoni KC, SC, 39 Essex Chambers
    • Sameet Ghambir, Vice President (Corp. Law) & Company Secretary, DCM Shriram Ltd
  • Rise of Construction & Project Disputes in Thailand in 2024 — Pursuing Claims in Turbulent Time
  • Intellectual Property — Disputes & Enforcement: Local & International Issues
  • Are Crypto Disputes Becoming More Common Place in SE Asi
  • Asset Tracing & Recovery in The Digital Age
  • 4th Grand Panel: Investigations: FCPA in 2024, Anti-Bribery & Compliance — Corporate Safety In Challenging Times
    Moderator: Eddie Chuah , Partner, Wong & Partners
    • Shashi Nathan, Partner, Withers KhattarWong LLP


Gavin Denton, Chairman
Head of Chambers, Arbitration Chambers
Gavin is a full-time international arbitrator who has sat as sole, co-arbitrator and presiding arbitrator in over 140 international arbitrations under the rules of the HKIAC, SIAC, ICC, LCIA, KCAB, CIETAC, JCAA, SHIAC, VIAC (Vietnam) and UNCITRAL. Gavin has sat in matters seated in Europe and across the Asia-Pacific region, including the UK, Hong Kong, mainland China, Singapore, Korea, Japan, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Vietnam and Australia. From 2009 to 2010, Gavin was based in Beijing where he undertook his Masters in Chinese law at Peking University, while also working as an arbitrator. Having completed his LL.M. in November 2010, Gavin relocated to Hong Kong to establish Arbitration Chambers. Gavin has sat in matters under common and civil law, involving general commercial disputes, finance & shareholder disputes/IPO, shipping, international trade & commodities, IP and China-related disputes. He is admitted in England & Wales, Hong Kong and Australia.
Machimdhorn Khampiranont, Opening Address
Acting Managing Director, Thailand Arbitration Centre (THAC)
Following her impressive career in law, Miss Machimdhorn Khampiranont now serves as an Acting Managing Director to the Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC), the new Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Center set up to promote and provide neutral and independent alternative dispute resolution services that comply with international standards. Prior to hold this position, Machimdhorn was a Deputy Managing Director and Acting of Arbitration and Mediation Director at THAC. She was appointed as the THAC Registrar. Machimdhorn also advised counsels in a considerable number of Arbitration cases and proceedings administered under THAC. Machimdhorn has developed and executed THAC strategies as well as promoted and strengthened the alternative dispute resolution system and services in Thailand to ensure that THAC will become the leading Alternative Dispute Resolution Center in Asia. Before joining THAC, from 2006-2018, Machimdhorn was a Legal Office Head at Easy Buy Public Company Limited where she advised the company and Executive Board on various legal matters, especially in commercial issues. During this time, she was also in charge of several company’s litigation cases under court proceedings and represented the company in the civil litigation.
Charlie Manzoni KC, SC, Keynote Speaker & Moderator - 3rd Grand Panel
39 Essex Chambers
Charlie Manzoni KC, SC - As a qualified Mechanical and Electrical Engineer, Charles worked in the international development department of a multi-national blue chip industrial company for five years before qualifying as a lawyer and entering private practice. Charles’s work involves mainly international litigation, arbitration and mediation across a broad spectrum of commercial work. He acts as counsel in the High Courts of London and Hong Kong, in international and domestic arbitrations, acts as a mediator and conciliator in cross border disputes and regularly sits as a sole arbitrator or as part of a three man tribunal. He has an expanding Sports law practice, and sits as an arbitrator with the Court of Arbitration for Sport. He was appointed QC in London in 2009 and SC in Hong Kong in 2012. Arbitration and mediation lists: CIARB, HKIAC, HKMC, BAC, ICC, LCIA, KLRAC, ICC, DIAC, CEDR, APRAG, SIAC, CAS
Dr Cameron Ford, Moderator - 1st Grand Panel
Independent Arbitrator
Dr Cameron Ford is an independent arbitrator, counsel and mediator practising from Singapore. He holds a PhD on the topic Towards a Transnational Standard for Security for Costs in International Commercial Arbitration, and is a Specialist Mediator with the Singapore International Mediation Centre. Cameron is on the arbitration panels of SIAC, HKIAC, KCAB, CIETAC and BAC and has conducted numerous commercial and investor-state arbitrations as counsel and as arbitrator under various institutional rules including SIAC, ICC, ICSID and UNCITRAL. Cameron was most recently a partner in the international dispute resolution group of Squire Patton Boggs, based in Singapore. He has spent about a decade as in-house counsel with National Australia Bank, Downer Group and Rio Tinto, managing large commercial and investor-state disputes. From that experience he gained a deeper appreciation of the commercial imperatives operating on businesses and their desire for efficient disposition of disputes.
Eddie Chuah, Moderator — 4th Grand Panel
Partner, Wong & Partners
Eddie Chuah is a partner with the Dispute Resolution Practice Group and focuses on compliance matters, in particular, anti-corruption investigation, government procurement, audit and prevention. He is highly regarded for his ability to strategise and implement legal solutions to assist clients in achieving successful outcomes. He was recently ranked as a Leading Individual for Labour & Employment and a client testimonial noted that ‘Not only is Eddie Chuah a very capable and responsive lawyer when it comes questions on disputes, he also plays the role of the go-to interface for the business side of things brilliantly.’ by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023. He was also named “Future Star” for Dispute Resolution by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2018 to 2022. In Asialaw Profiles 2019, clients praised Eddie as a “Professional, subject matter expert”. He regularly advise and assist domestic and multinational corporations on a broad range of risk-related issues in compliance with both local and foreign authorities. He has assisted and represented major corporations on external investigations by the Department of Justice and Securities Exchange Commission, the United Kingdom Serious Fraud Office, Singapore Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau as well as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Agency. He has also advised relevant stakeholders on the legal remedies upon discovery of fraud or corruption. Due to the nature of his compliance work, Eddie represents major corporations in pursuing claims against ex-senior management for losses and fraud committed on the company. He has also successfully defended many major corporations for claims by ex-senior management for wrongful dismissal and regularly appears in the Industrial Court.
Shashi Nathan
Partner, Withers KhattarWong LLP
He is a leading practitioner in the Singapore Criminal Bar where he often conducts high profile cases in both the trial and appellate courts. His cases involve offences of murder, drug trafficking, and kidnapping. Shashi is listed as a lead counsel under the Supreme Court’s list of Assigned Counsel for Capital Cases and he has defended numerous clients charged for capital offences. He is one of the most sought after Defence lawyers in Singapore. His white collar work includes advising and defending institutions as well as individual clients on Singapore’s regulatory and compliance framework. Shashi is, in particular, familiar with the Securities and Futures Act and the Prevention of Corruption Act. He regularly advises clients on areas including fraud, corruption, insider trading, market manipulation, tax fraud, as well as a wide spectrum of legislation dealing with corporate malfeasance. Shashi has been cited in Who’s Who Legal as both a top tier ‘Global Leader’ and ‘National Leader’ in Business Crime Defense globally and in Singapore since 2020. He has also been listed in the Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific Guide as a ‘Litigation Star’ and in the Doyle’s Guide as a ‘Preeminent’ Criminal Defense Lawyer since 2020.Shashi has been consistently nominated by inhouse counsel and industry peers as one of the world’s leading White Collar Crime practitioners in the Expert Guides since 2016. He is also ranked in the 2022 Doyle’s Guide as one of the leading White Collar Crime & Regulatory Investigations Lawyers.
Dawn Tan
Managing Director, ADTLaw LLC
Dawn Tan is the founder of established commercial firm ADTLaw LLC, which is in a joint venture with international firm Ashurst LLP through Ashurst ADTLaw. She is an experienced disputes lawyer and has represented clients in complex commercial disputes before all levels of the Singapore Courts. She has been appointed as arbitrator and acted as lead counsel in international arbitrations, and also has a significant strategic advisory practice. Dawn graduated from the National University of Singapore Law School with a Bachelor of Laws Degree (First Class Honours), and again achieved academic distinction at the Harvard Law School. She is qualified in Singapore, New York State and England & Wales. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. Outside practice, she is Chairwoman of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce and a Council member of Singapore’s apex business association, the Singapore Business Federation. She has published papers on a range of subjects including the use of Singapore law in cross-border commercial transactions.
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.
Dr. Vanina Sucharitkul
Chair, CIArb Thailand Branch
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 Ghambir
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 / visiting faculty in some reputed Management / Law Institutes.
Dutsadee Dutsadeepanich
Partner, ABER Group
Dutsadee is a Partner at ABER Group with more than a decade of experience in the fields of international arbitration, cross-border litigation, and publicprivate partnership projects (PPPs). Her practice encompasses a wide range of complex commercial cases, construction disputes, energy conflicts, international investment disputes, transportation, infrastructure, public law and government relations matters. Dutsadee regularly represents local and multinational companies and has a strong track record in handling legal affairs and disputes for Thai state-owned entities. Dutsadee has also been appointed as an arbitrator in several domestic and international arbitration cases. Dutsadee sits on the Panel of Arbitrators of the Shanghai International Arbitration Center (SHIAC), the Beihai Asia International Arbitration Centre (BAIAC), the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), the Thailand Arbitration Centre (THAC), the Thai Arbitration Institute (TAI) and is on the list of Arbitrators of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). Dutsadee is also the International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitration & ADR Forum (ICC YAAF) representative for South Asia. Dutsadee regularly shares her expertise as a visiting lecturer at various universities, where she teaches courses in energy law, international trade & investment law, and public law. She also engages in several legal research projects to develop legal systems for Thailand’s energy, infrastructure, and public-private partnerships laws, as well as by contributing articles and books for publications.
Franklin Chan
Deputy General Manager, ECO Orient Energy (Thailand) Limited
Franklin is a senior management executive in both traditional and new energy business. He has taken leading roles in many challenging projects in Hong Kong, Mainland of China and Thailand. Those projects include Oil Field Exploration and Production, Natural Gas Distribution, Coal Mines, and Coal-to-Methanol Plant. Specialties: Project management, Mechanical engineering, Supply chain management, Procurement, Contracting, Inventory control, Warehouse management, Gas engineering, Chemical Plant, Coal mine, Onshore Oil exploration and production.

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