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As we confront transformative political, economic, social and technological change, global organizations and communities must evolve in parallel to ensure the preservation of business relationships, manage risk, maintain profitability, and safeguard widespread access to justice. This can only be done by embracing that the profound impact these changes will have on life and business will necessitate a “new approach” to ensure commercial conflict settlement in the region and beyond.
Join JAMS, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the International Association of Lawyers (UIA), the Weinstein International Foundation and an expert panel of legal and business leaders for the third instalment of our Global Webinar Series Confronting Chaos, Embracing Conflict, with a focus on the Asia Pacific Region. This program will explore the opportunities, challenges and trends supporting collaborative dispute resolution and management within the context of regional trade relationships, evolving ADR mechanisms and institutional developments in the region.
The outcome will be a call for stakeholders in all verticals of business, industry and the legal field to leverage chaos as an opportunity to build more robust systems and relationships that defuse conflict, embrace dialogue, and harness organizational capabilities.
Lim Tat, Senior Fellow, Weinstein International Foundation, and Managing Partner, Aequitas – Singapore
II. ADR Champion Keynote
Natalie Morris-Sharma, Legal Counsel at Attorney-General Chambers, Chair of UN Commission on Singapore Convention on Mediation - Singapore
III. Collaborative Solutions for Cross Border Disputes
The disputes of the future demand that we learn from the past and the present. The global shock resulting from the COVID pandemic now serves as an impetus for individuals and organizations to re-think traditional approaches to conflict resolution and opens the door for collaborative processes to take a more prominent role. This panel will discuss ADR within the context of the current business, trade and economic environment, including how trade agreements and newly emerging dispute resolution mechanisms (hybrid ADR, med-arb) play a role within the region.
Amb. David Huebner (Ret.), International Mediator & Arbitrator, JAMS – Los Angeles [moderator]
Prof. Shahla Ali, Professor, Associate Dean, Director of LLM in Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, University of Hong Kong – Hong Kong
George Lim, Chairman, Singapore International Mediation Centre – Singapore
Hiroyuki Tezuka, Partner, Nishimura ＆ Asahi – Tokyo
K. Luan Tran, Partner, King & Spalding – Vietnam
IV. The Business Case for Appropriate Dispute Resolution
While the business case for leveraging the full ADR spectrum has been evident for decades, there are longstanding challenges, both cultural and structural, for businesses and organizations to implement the broad range of dispute resolution and management mechanisms available. This panel of business and legal leaders will review and discuss the critical business imperatives of considering appropriate dispute resolution when conflict emerges.
Kevin Nash, Deputy Registrar & Centre Director, SIAC – Singapore [moderator]
Chiann Bao, Arbitrator & Mediator, Arbitration Chambers – Hong Kong
Jo Delaney, Partner, Baker McKenzie – Sydney
Mimi Lee, Managing Counsel, Chevron – San Francisco
Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand Inc.
Canada-ASEAN Business Council
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Singapore
Florida Bar International Law Section
Miami International Arbitration Society
New York International Arbitration Center
Shanghai Commercial Mediation Center
Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
Society of Mediation Professionals (Singapore)
30-minute networking session immediately following the webinar
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