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Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Summit 2019

September 19
Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong





Welcome remarks from Benchmark Litigation

Joanna Yang, editor, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific


A deep dive on dispute resolution in China

  • How to prepare for the disputes that will arise for the US-China trade war
  • An update on the reciprocal deal between Hong Kong and mainland China and what this means for cross-border disputes
  • Overview of the new interim measure enforcement arrangement between Hong Kong and Mainland China and its benefits
  • Trends and considerations for disputes relating to the Belt & Road Initiative

Matt Bower, partner, Allen & Overy (moderator)

Raymond Goh, general counsel, international, China Travel Service
Kiran Sanghera, business development deputy director, HKIAC

Brad Wang, deputy secretary general, CIETAC

Matthew Hodgson, partner, Allen & Overy



Preparing for regulatory investigations


  • Regulatory updates in the region, including anti-corruption, bribery, and anti-money laundering
  • Factors to consider when planning to initiate an internal investigation and when to report it to the regulator
  • How to prevent investigations from the regulators and the importance of identifying risks early

Johnny Chan, managing director and chief legal and compliance officer, China Merchant Securities (moderator)
Ricky Fong, general counsel, Oriente

Phillip Meyer, general counsel & co-chief operating officer, Oasis

Sharon Nye, executive director, litigation counsel, Morgan Stanley


Networking and coffee break 


The pros and cons of different methods of dispute resolution


This session will look at different case study scenarios and outline the pros and cons of different methods of dispute resolution (litigation, arbitration, mediation, online) as well as looking at:

  • Patent and technology disputes: confidentiality considerations
  • Advantages of having an affiliation with arbitration centrer
  • What to expect from the "Singapore Convention on Mediation"
  • The costs of the different methods
  • Moving your disputes practice online - benefits if the eBRAM project

Nitesh Jain, partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co (moderator)

Christopher To, barrister-at-law, Gilt Chambers

Sou Chiam, head of regulatory affairs, Asia Pacific, HSBC
Dennis Cai, deputy chief operating officer, eBRAM Centre

David Faulkner, managing director, valuation & advisory services, Asia, Colliers



Lunch and networking 


Overcoming the challenges of enforcing cross-border disputes


  • Key developments in the enforcement of overseas judgements
  • Overview of the key challenges faced when enforcing cross-border disputes and how to overcome them
  • Top tips for drafting a contract that is enforceable
  • Guidance and practical considerations for enforcing foreign judgements

Hugo Ngaw, group legal counsel, Convoy Global (moderator) 

Tim Meng, managing partner, Goldengate Lawyers

Francis Chang, EVP & general counsel, business and legal affairs, Fox Networks Group Asia

Vicky Zhao, member, YSIAC committee, SIAC



A look at the Greater Bay Area and its set up for cross border disputes


A fireside chat on lessons learned, personal experiences and practical advice on how to apply Hong Kong law for special China Mainland disputes.

  • How has the Greater Bay Area been set up to facilitate cross border disputes?

Alexander Damon Rosati, director, claims broking division, Jardine Lloyd Thompson 

Lucia Sun, senior claims manager, Financial Lines, Asia, Zurich Insurance



Networking and coffee break


Effectively managing your data


  • Tips for implementing a company-wide information governance framework
  • The future of dispute resolution – using new technologies during the discovery process

Conor R. Crowley, CIPP/A/E/US, CIPM, eDiscovery, UBS AG


Managing legal cost and spend


  • Reviewing your legal supplier to maximise efficiency and reduce cost
  • Tips for negotiating legal bills to avoid fee disputes
  • Creative approaches to managing your legal spend
  • Prioritising cases: when to let a case go due to costly legal proceedings
  • Understanding the financial, economic and business merits of a potential claim or defence

Sou Chiam, head of regulatory affairs, Asia Pacific, HSBC (moderator)

Mary Lau, litigation and investigations counsel, Asia ex-Japan, Nomura
Angela Robis, general counsel, Sweetyet Development

Jeffrey Campbell, regional general counsel, Asia Pacific, G4S Secure Solutions



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