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SIAC Tokyo Conference - Details

Where: Ark Hills Club, Tokyo (JP).
Date: 12 November, 2015 - 12 November, 2015
Time: 12:00 - 18:00
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SIAC Tokyo Conference
Tokyo, Japan | 12 November 2015 | Ark Hills Club

Managing Risks with International Arbitration: Effective Tools for Asian Parties

PROGRAMME*
1115-1200
Registration & Light Lunch
1200-1205
Welcome Address by Ms Lim Seok Hui, CEO, SIAC
1205-1215
Opening Remarks by Mr Hiroyuki Tezuka, Member, SIAC Court of Arbitration
1215-1230
Keynote Address by Mr Gary Born, President, SIAC Court of Arbitration; Chair, International Arbitration Practice Group, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
1230-1345
Session 1
TOOLS FOR THE EMPOWERED CORPORATE COUNSEL: CHOICE OF SEAT, DRAFTING THE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, AND SELECTING THE PROPER DISPUTE RESOLUTION MECHANISM

This Panel will discuss how to handle international disputes from a corporate perspective. It will explore:

How in-house counsel can prepare for a potential dispute
How to advise a Japanese multinational company with cross-border disputes, and the relevance of dispute resolution mechanisms and treaty protection when trading with foreign companies
The importance of the seat of arbitration - how the seat can help achieve an effective arbitration
The basics of drafting effective arbitration agreements, how to avoid common drafting errors, choice of seat and the SIAC Model Clause
How to select arbitrators/mediators and tips on interviewing prospective arbitrators
How SIAC-SIMC’s Arb-Med-Arb service can help parties save time and costs
   
Moderator:
Mr John Zadkovich, Counsel, Vinson & Elkins
   
Panellists:
Mr Joel Greer, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
Ms Yoko Maeda, Special Counsel, CITY-YUWA PARTNERS
Mr Oommen Mathew, Partner, Eversheds LLP
Mr Lok Vi Ming SC, Member, SIMC Board of Directors and Partner, Rodyk & Davidson LLP
   
1345-1415
Coffee/Tea Break
1415-1515
Session 2
CONSTRUCTION ARBITRATIONS AND USE OF EMERGENCY ARBITRATOR AND EXPEDITED PROCEDURES IN CONSTRUCTION ARBITRATIONS

Speakers will discuss best practices and issues that may arise in arbitrations involving construction disputes, such as:

Ensuring the most time- and cost-effective approaches in dealing with complex construction claims – use of technology, witness conferencing, directions on documentary evidence and bifurcation of proceedings
The Emergency Arbitrator and Expedited Procedure provisions – how do they work?
Using Emergency Arbitrators in construction disputes, e.g. injunctive relief relating to performance bonds and guarantees
What kinds of construction cases are suitable for an Expedited Procedure? Does quantum matter – are Expedited Procedures ever suitable for arbitrations where large amounts are at stake?
The use of party-appointed expert witnesses and tribunal-appointed experts and its increasing relevance to Japan-related arbitrations
   
Moderator:
Mr Steven Lim, Partner, Nabarro LLP
   
Panellists:
Professor Yoshihisa Hayakawa, Partner, Uryu & Itoga, Professor of Law at Rikkyo University
Mr Will Inglis, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting
Mr David Robertson, Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

1515-1545
Coffee/Tea Break
1545-1700
Session 3
CIVIL AND COMMON LAW APPROACHES TO THE ARBITRAL PROCESS AND PRACTICAL TIPS FOR ENFORCEMENT OF ARBITRAL AWARDS

This Panel will examine the distinctions between civil and common law approaches to the arbitral process, as well as the challenges faced by parties in the enforcement of arbitral awards. It will explore:

Differences between civil and common law approaches to cross-examination, document production and witness conferencing – can there be harmonisation?
Cross-examination of witnesses – what are the cultural considerations you should consider?
Challenging arbitral awards – the differences between setting aside and resisting enforcement of awards
How the arbitral institution can help in the enforcement process - what does the scrutiny process of draft awards involve?
Practical tips for the enforcement of arbitral awards
   
Moderator:
Mr Gary Born, President, SIAC Court of Arbitration; Chair, International Arbitration Practice Group, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
   
Panellists:
Mr Chris Bailey, Partner, King & Spalding
Mr Hiroyuki Tezuka, Member, SIAC Court of Arbitration; Partner, Nishimura & Asahi
Mr Andre Yeap SC, Partner, Rajah & Tann LLP
Ms June Yeum, Partner, Clyde & Co 
1700-1800
Session 4
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN INVESTMENT ARBITRATION AND THE FUTURE OF INVESTOR-STATE DISPUTES IN ASIA

This Panel will look at recent trends in investment arbitration. It will examine the future of international investment protection and investor-state dispute settlement, with a discussion on recent investment arbitration cases involving Asian parties.

Moderator:
Mr Yoshihiro Takatori, Partner, Orrick
   
Panellists:
Mr Gary Born, President, SIAC Court of Arbitration; Chair, International Arbitration Practice Group, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
Mr Kap-You (Kevin) Kim, Partner, Bae, Kim and Lee LLC
Mr Nicholas Lingard, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Ms Yoshimi Ohara, Partner, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
1800
End of Conference

*This programme is subject to change.

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