Speakers

Thu, 4 November 2021 4:10 – 5:30 pm (KST)

Session 1

“Pioneering Changes in Times of Uncertainty”

[Session 1] Moderator Thu, 4 November 4:10 – 5:30 pm (KST)

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Peter Leaver

Arbitrator, One Essex Court

London

Peter Leaver QC is an experienced full-time international commercial arbitrator, recommended in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500, who sits in arbitrations in many parts of the world, both under the Rules of many different institutions as well as under the UNCITRAL Rules. He sits as an arbitrator in a broad spread of commercial disputes and is a member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre Panel, the Hong Kong Arbitration Centre Panel and HKIAC’s Intellectual Property and Financial Disputes Panels. He is a past Chairman of the Board of the London Court of International Arbitration, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and appointed to The Law Society’s Accreditation Panel of Arbitrators. For many years he was a Recorder of the Crown Court and a Deputy High Court Judge, and a Director of the Investment Management Regulatory Organization.

[Session 1] Speaker  Thu, 4 November 4:10 – 5:30 pm (KST)

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Sarah Grimmer

Secretary-General, HKIAC

Hong Kong

Sarah Grimmer is Secretary-General of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre responsible for its international dispute resolution services and operations from Hong Kong, Seoul, and Shanghai. She was formerly Senior Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague where she administered inter-state, investor-state, and commercial arbitrations involving states or state- entities. Prior to joining the PCA, Sarah was a member of the Secretariat at the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris where she administered commercial arbitrations under the ICC Rules. She was also a member of the international arbitration group at Shearman & Sterling LLP in Paris, prior to which she worked in private practice in Auckland.

In 2021, 2020 and 2019, Sarah was recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a Global Leader and Global Elite Thought Leader in arbitration. She is currently a member of the ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages (2016) and the ICCA Diversity Task Force (2019). She previously served on the Special Tribunal for Lebanon Disciplinary Board (2015-2017) and was a member of the IBA Investment Arbitration Subcommittee (2014-2016).

Sarah has an LLM from Cambridge University and an LLB/BA (Criminology) from Victoria University of Wellington. She is admitted to practice law in New Zealand.

[Session 1] Speaker  Thu, 4 November 4:10 – 5:30 pm (KST)

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Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof

Director General, LCIA

London

Jackie van Haersolte-van Hof has been the Director General of the LCIA since 2014. Previously, she practised as counsel and arbitrator in The Hague, at her GAR 100 boutique HaersolteHof. She set up HaersolteHof in 2008 after three years as counsel in the international arbitration group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Amsterdam.

 

From 2000 – 2004 she was with De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in The Hague, and before that with Loeff Claeys Verbeke in Rotterdam, which she joined on her qualification in 1992.

 

She continues to sit as arbitrator and has handled cases under the ICSID, ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL Rules, as well as those of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI), and UNUM, the Institute of Transport, Arbitration & Mediation, and at the Royal Dutch Grain and Feed Trade Association, based in the Netherlands. She is on the ICSID roster of arbitrators and was and is a member, including as president, of several ICSID Annulment Committees.

 

She was also involved in setting up the arbitral process for the Claims Resolution Tribunal in Zurich, which analysed claims from Holocaust survivors over dormant accounts in Swiss banks.

 

She is the professor of arbitration law at Leiden University and a member of GAR’s editorial board. Her 1992 PhD thesis on the application of the UNCITRAL Rules by the Iran-US Claims Tribunal was one of the first books to be published on the subject.

[Session 1] Speaker  Thu, 4 November 4:10 – 5:30 pm (KST)

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Jae Sung Lee

Legal Officer, UNCITRAL

Vienna

Jae Sung Lee is a legal officer at the International Trade Law Division (ITLD) of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, which functions as the substantive secretariat for the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

He functions as the Secretary of Working Group II on Dispute Settlement, which recently finalized the UNCITRAL Expedited Arbitration Rules. He further services the Working Group on Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform and has also serviced working groups handling electronic commerce and secured transactions.

Before joining the United Nations in 2007, Jae Sung served in the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A Korean national, Jae Sung is a graduate of Seoul National University College of Law, holds LL.M. degrees from Seoul National University Graduate School of International Studies and NYU School of Law as well as a Ph.D in Law from Seoul National University.

[Session 1] Speaker  Thu, 4 November 4:10 – 5:30 pm (KST)

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Sue Hyun Lim

Secretary-General, KCAB INTERNATIONAL

Seoul

Sue Hyun Lim is Secretary-General of the international division of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB), KCAB INTERNATIONAL.Ms. Lim oversees KCAB INTERNATIONAL’s international arbitration case management process, ensuring the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the procedures under the KCAB International Arbitration Rules. She also leads the public relations efforts to further enhance the standing of KCAB INTERNATIONAL – and Seoul as a seat of arbitration – among international users.

 

A Korean licensed attorney, and admitted to the New York State Bar, Ms. Lim was a partner at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, where she advised and represented clients in numerous international arbitration cases, as well as in international litigation matters.

 

 From 2010 to 2011, Ms Lim studied at the New York University School of Law (LLM), after which she worked as a visiting lawyer in Debevoise Plimpton LLP.

 

 Featured in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration Future Leaders 2018, she has actively and continuously spearheaded efforts to promote international arbitration of Korea. Ms. Lim has written and co-written a number of published pieces and is a contributing author to Arbitration Law in Korea: Practice and Procedure (Juris Publishing, 2012), the 2016 edition of Arbitration, Practice and Law (Parkyoungsa, 2016), and most recently the Global Practice Guide for Litigation in South Korea (Chambers and Partners, 2017).

[Session 1] Speaker  Thu, 4 November 4:10 – 5:30 pm (KST)

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Kevin Nash

Deputy Registrar and Centre Director, SIAC

Singapore

Kevin is the Deputy Registrar & Centre Director of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). Since joining SIAC in 2012, Kevin has overseen the administration of thousands of international cases under all versions of the SIAC Rules and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules across a range of seats and governing laws.

 

Kevin regularly speaks, writes and teaches on international commercial arbitration and investor-state dispute settlement. He is a member of the Singapore delegation at UNCITRAL Working Group II (Dispute Settlement) and represents SIAC as an observer at UNCITRAL Working Group III (ISDS).

 

Kevin holds a B.A. from Mount Allison University and a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School. He previously worked at one of Canada's prominent 'Seven Sister' law firms before earning an LL.M. in International Commercial Arbitration at Stockholm University. He is qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor with the Law Society of Upper Canada.

[Session 1] Speaker  Thu, 4 November 4:10 – 5:30 pm (KST)

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Claudia Salomon

President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Paris

Claudia Salomon is an independent arbitrator, specializing in international, investor–state and complex commercial disputes. She is widely recognized as one of the leading arbitration practitioners of her generation.

 

Ms. Salomon has experience as arbitrator and counsel in some of the most complex, high value and significant disputes. Her cases span a broad range of industry sectors including construction, energy and natural resources (oil and gas, hydroelectric, solar, wind farm), financial services, hospitality, life sciences, technology, and telecommunications.

 

In July 2021, Ms. Salomon became the President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the first woman President of the ICC Court in its almost 100–year history.

Ms. Salomon is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is a sought-after speaker and writer on international arbitration and is the co–editor of Choice of Venue in International Arbitration, published by Oxford University Press.

 

Ms. Salomon is a member of the New York Bar and a solicitor in England and Wales. She graduated from Harvard Law School, cum laude, and Brandeis University, summa cum laude with honors. She also studied at Somerville College, Oxford University.

Thu, 4 November 2021 5:45 – 7:00 pm (KST)

Session 2

“Changes and proposals for better practices in international arbitration: Challenging Conventions and Customs in Arbitration Practice”

[Session 2] Moderator  Thu, 4 November 5:45 – 7:00 pm (KST)

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Kevin (Kap-You) Kim

Senior Partner, Peter & Kim

Seoul

Kap-You (Kevin) Kim is a senior partner at Peter & Kim in Seoul. He was previously a senior partner at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, where he worked for the past three decades in various roles, including as the co-founder and head of the International Arbitration Practice and the head of the Domestic and International Disputes Group. Over the past 30 years, Kevin has acted as counsel, presiding arbitrator, co-arbitrator or sole arbitrator in more than 300 cases of international arbitrations under various arbitration rules. Presently, he is involved in several investment and commercial arbitrations. Among other positions that he holds, Kevin is an Advisory Board Member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and Chairman of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board’s (KCAB) International Arbitration Committee. In the past, Kevin has served as the Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (2014 – 2021), Secretary General of ICCA (2010 – 2014), member of the LCIA Court (2007 – 2012) and Vice Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee (2008 – 2010).

[Session 2] Speaker  Thu, 4 November 5:45 – 7:00 pm (KST)

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Una Cho

Senior Foreign Attorney, Kim & Chang

Seoul

Una Cho is a Senior Foreign Attorney in the International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation Practice at Kim & Chang.

 

Ms. Cho specializes in international arbitrations and cross-border litigations, representing clients in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes of wide ranging subject matters, including aviation, construction, energy, financing, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. She has advised clients under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the London Court of International Arbitration, the International Center for Dispute Resolution of the American Arbitration Association, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada and the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board. She has a broad range of experience, including in proceedings related to emergency arbitration, sports arbitration, internet fraud and aviation accidents among others. She has also advised Korean and international clients on corporate cross-border merger and acquisition matters.

 

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Ms. Cho practiced for several years in the International Arbitration Practice at White & Case LLP in New York. She also practiced in Hong Kong and Shanghai at other international law firms. She has also worked in an international entertainment company in California specializing in the production and distribution of film and television products. 

 

She received a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 2002, an M.A. in Communications from Syracuse University in 1996, and a B.A. in Psychology from Yonsei University in 1994. Ms. Cho is admitted to the New York bar.

[Session 2] Speaker  Thu, 4 November 5:45 – 7:00 pm (KST)

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Naoki Iguchi

Partner, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Tokyo

Naoki Iguchi is a partner of the international construction/infrastructure projects and arbitration team of Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu.  He advises construction and infrastructure companies in construction, transportation, gas pipeline and other infrastructure projects in various jurisdictions.  He has also represented clients in international arbitration globally.  He served as country representative of Japan, Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF) (until 2015), director of the International Academy of Construction Lawyers (IACL) (until 2015), co-chair of the international construction project committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) and regular lecturer of the Oversea Construction Association of Japan (OCAJI) (until 2015).  He studied at the University of Tokyo (LL.B.; LL.M.), Stanford Law School (LL.M.) and worked at law firms in Japan, China, Taiwan and the United States.  He is a member of the Japan ICC Arbitration Committee and a member of ICC Workforce on Cost.

[Session 2] Speaker  Thu, 4 November 5:45 – 7:00 pm (KST)

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Wendy Lin

Partner, WongPartnership

Singapore

Wendy LIN is a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes and International Arbitration Practices at Wong Partnership

 

Wendy has an active Court and arbitration practice spanning a wide array of commercial and corporate, cross-border trade and investment, fraud, and asset recovery disputes. She is regularly instructed on various high-value, multi-jurisdictional, and complex disputes before the High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as in arbitrations conducted under various arbitral rules (including the SIAC, ICC, HKIAC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICSID and LMAA rules).

 

Wendy is presently serving her second term as Co-Chair of the YSIAC Committee. Wendy has been consistently recognized as a Global Leader by Who’s Who Legal in 3 practice areas: Arbitration Litigation and Asset Recovery. This built on her earlier achievement where she was selected as one of the four most highly-regarded litigation partners in Asia-Pacific under the age of 45 in the inaugural publication of Who’s Who Legal: Litigation – Future Leaders. She has also been recommended for her dispute resolution and arbitration work in numerous other legal publications where she has been variously complimented as being “a first-class advocate, with the unparalleled ability to cut through numerous complex facts and legal arguments, extract the winning arguments, and to convey them effectively, with absolute charm and ease”; “a highly distinguished litigator who fully understands and is able to manoeuvre comfortably in commercial aspects that are highly technical and complex”; and “an extremely knowledgeable and a highly-strategic thinker unfazed by the pressures of high stakes litigation with an excellent grasp of the law”.

[Session 2] Speaker  Thu, 4 November 5:45 – 7:00 pm (KST)

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Jae Hee Suh

Senior Associate, Allen & Overy

Singapore

Jae Hee Suh is a Senior Associate in Allen & Overy's international arbitration team based in Singapore. Before joining the Singapore office, she practised arbitration in Allen & Overy's Hong Kong and London offices.

 

She has represented States and private clients in the energy, infrastructure, finance, private equity, pharmaceutical, automotive, and TMT sectors for both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations under various rules, including the ICSID, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, HKIAC and SIAC rules. She has also advised in relation to enforcing and challenging arbitral awards in different jurisdictions.

 

She studied law at Oxford University (Magdalen College) as a STX Corporation Scholar. She also obtained the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) from the University of Hong Kong and is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong.

[Session 2] Speaker  Thu, 4 November 5:45 – 7:00 pm (KST)

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Sachin Trikha

Partner, Clifford Chance

London

Sachin Trikha is a Partner at Clifford Chance’s London office. His practice focuses on international commercial arbitration disputes arising in the energy, infrastructure and oil & gas sectors.

 

Sachin's experience includes advising on ICC, LCIA and LMAA disputes. He has a particular interest in commercial remedies arising from complex breach of contract claims. He has written articles, and spoken at a variety of conferences, on international arbitration procedure.

 

Sachin currently holds an LLB from the London School of Economics and a BCL from the University of Oxford. He is admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales and is also a tutor of international commercial arbitration at King's College, London.

[Session 2] Speaker  Thu, 4 November 5:45 – 7:00 pm (KST)

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Anton Ware

Partner, Arnold & Porter

Shanghai

Recognized by Who's Who Legal as a "national leader" in the field of international arbitration in China and as a "future leader" in the field globally, Anton Ware acts as counsel and advocate for private sector companies, sovereign states, and government-owned entities in commercial and investment treaty arbitration proceedings around the world, with a particular focus on the Asia Pacific region. He also regularly sits as arbitrator in international arbitration cases and is listed on the panel of arbitrators of several major arbitral institutions in Asia.

 

Mr. Ware is "a widely acclaimed advocate" (Who's Who Legal: Arbitration, Future Leaders 2018) who clients praise as "a very detail-oriented, experienced lawyer" with "a remarkable ability to stay calm even in the most tense situations" and who is "excellent at cross-examination" (Who's Who Legal: Arbitration, Future Leaders 2021).

 

Based in Shanghai, China, Mr. Ware speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese and is skilled at handling China-related disputes. He frequently advises Chinese companies on ways to avoid and resolve disputes in connection with their outbound investments, and serves as an Ambassador of the ICC Commission on the Belt and Road Initiative (a body dedicated to promoting mediation and arbitration of disputes arising from BRI projects).

 

In addition to his arbitration practice, Mr. Ware also has extensive experience in US litigation and anti-corruption investigation matters.

Fri, 5 November 2021 4:00 – 5:20 pm (KST)

Session 3

“Refining Rules and Structures of ISDS Mechanism”

[Session 3] Moderator  Fri, 5 November 4:00 - 5:20 pm (KST)

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Professor Hi-Taek Shin

Chairman, KCAB INTERNATIONAL

Seoul

Professor Hi-Taek Shin is the Chairman of the KCAB INTERNATIONAL, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board’s international division. He is an arbitrator member of Twenty Essex Chambers (His practice base continues to be in Seoul). He is serving as the Governing Board member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). He recently retired from Seoul National University School of Law where he taught international business transactions and resolution of commercial and investment disputes arising from cross-border transactions since 2007. Prior to moving to academia in 2007, he was a partner at Kim & Chang specializing in mergers and acquisitions, cross-border investments and the resolution of disputes arising from cross-border investment projects. He also served as the Chairman of the Korea Trade Commission. He regularly sits as an arbitrator, both in international commercial arbitrations and investment treaty arbitrations. He is on the panel of arbitrators for the HKIAC, AAA/ICDR, ICSID, JCAA, KCAB, SCIA and SIAC. He is a member of the international commercial expert committee of the Supreme People’s Court of China. He is on the International Advisory Board of Vienna International Arbitration Centre.

 

He authored the Korean chapter in ‘Commentaries on Selected Model Investment Treaties’ (C. Brown edited, 2013) and ‘UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and the Investment Treaty Arbitration Practice’ (in Korean, 2013). He also authored the Korean chapter in ‘‘The UNCITRAL Model Law and Asian Arbitration Laws’ (G. Bell ed., 2018, Cambridge University Press). 

 

He also participated in the task force commissioned by the Ministry of Justice for the amendment of the Arbitration Act of Korea. He received LL.M. and J.S.D degrees from Yale Law School and LL.B. and LL.M degrees from Seoul National University.

[Session 3] Moderator  Fri, 5 November 4:00 - 5:20 pm (KST)

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Dr. Claudia Annacker

Partner, Dechert LLP

Paris

Dr. Claudia Annacker focuses her practice on international arbitration and litigation and public international law matters, in particular investor-State disputes, inter-State disputes, disputes involving international organizations and human rights cases. She has represented states and investors in more than 30 investment treaty arbitrations. 

Consistently recognized as a leading lawyer and expert in international arbitration by Chambers and The Legal 500, she is described as “an investment treaty specialist with a phenomenal reputation…profound practical experience and high academic knowledge of international treaty disputes,” a “strategy maestro with a unique and impressive presence in the court room” and “highly respected by tribunals and opposing counsel.” She is also noted for her “second-to-none knowledge of theory of international law and arbitration practice.” Benchmark Litigation named Dr. Annacker “Lawyer of the Year” France (2019), as well as a “Dispute Resolution Star” in international arbitration (2020). Who’s Who Legal has also selected her as a “Thought Leader.”

Dr. Annacker also acts as arbitrator. She was appointed to the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators in 2020.

Dr. Annacker is an adjunct professor at the University of Vienna, where she teaches advanced research seminars in international responsibility and international dispute settlement and has been a visiting professor at the Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense University. She has published widely in the fields of international arbitration and public international law.

[Session 3] Speaker  Fri, 5 November 4:00 - 5:20 pm (KST)

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Dr. Jonathan Bonnitcha

Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales Sydney

Sydney

Jonathan is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Global and Public Law at the University of New South Wales. His primary area of research interest is international economic governance, with a particular interest in investment treaties. Much of his research is inter-disciplinary, drawing on perspectives from the disciplines of economics and political science. He is author of two books: The Political Economy of the Investment Treaty Regime (OUP 2017) and Substantive Protection under Investment Treaties: a Legal and Economic Analysis (CUP 2014).

 

Prior to joining UNSW Jonathan lived in Myanmar, where he worked as an advisor to the Myanmar Government on investment governance. For several years he also worked for the Australian Attorney General's Department, as a member of the team that successfully defended a multi-billion dollar challenge to Australia's tobacco plain packaging laws brought under an investment treaty.

[Session 3] Speaker  Fri, 5 November 4:00 - 5:20 pm (KST)

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Anna Joubin-Bret

Secretary, UNCITRAL

Vienna

Mrs. Anna Joubin-Bret is the Secretary of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and the Director of the Division on International Trade Law in the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations, which functions as the substantive secretariat for UNCITRAL. She is the ninth Secretary of the Commission since it was established by the General Assembly in 1966.

 

Prior to her appointment on 24 November 2018, Mrs. Joubin-Bret practiced law in Paris specializing in International Investment Law and Investment Dispute Resolution. She focused on serving as counsel, arbitrator, mediator and conciliator in international investment disputes. She served as arbitrator in several ICSID, UNCITRAL and ICC disputes. Prior to 2011 and for 15 years, Mrs Joubin-Bret was the Senior Legal Adviser for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). She edited and authored seminal research and publications on international investment law, notably the Sequels to UNCTAD IIA Series, co-edited with Jean Kalicki a book on Reform of Investor-State Dispute Settlement in 2015.

 

She holds a post-graduate degree (DEA) in Private International Law from the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, a Masters Degree in International Economic Law from University Paris I and in Political Science from Institut d’Etudes Politiques. She was Legal Counsel in the legal department of the Schneider Group, General Counsel of the KIS Group and Director-Export of Pomagalski S.A. She has been appointed judge at the Commercial Court in Grenoble (France) and was elected Regional Counsellor of the Rhône-Alpes Region in 1998.

[Session 3] Speaker  Fri, 5 November 4:00 - 5:20 pm (KST)

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Changwan Han

Director of International Dispute Settlement Division , Ministry of Justice Korea

Seoul

Mr. Changwan Han is the director of the International Dispute Settlement Division of the Ministry of Justice, Republic of Korea. Before his appointment to the current position, he was the director of the International Legal Affairs Division. Prior to joining the Ministry, he served as a judge advocate for the South Korean Army and then became an associate and later a partner at a Korean law firm, Bae, Kim & Lee.

[Session 3] Speaker  Fri, 5 November 4:00 - 5:20 pm (KST)

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Jean Ho

Associate Professor, National University of Singapore

Singapore

Dr. Jean Ho, FCIArb is Associate Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore, and occasionally acts as counsel in investor-state disputes. Prior to joining academia, she practiced international investment law and general international arbitration with Shearman & Sterling LLP. Fluent in French and Mandarin, Jean holds law degrees from New York University, l’Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and Cambridge University, and is called to the Singapore and New York bars. Jean is a Member of the Editorial Board and Book Review Editor of the Journal of International Economic Law She is also an elected Member of the Executive Council of the Asian Society of International Law, an elected Member and Deputy Chair (Research) of the Steering Committee for the UNCITRAL Academic Forum on Investor-State Dispute Settlement, and a US-nominated Expert on the UNIDROIT Working Group on Land Agricultural Investment Contracts.

 

Jean is the sole author of State Responsibility for Breaches of Investment Contracts (Cambridge University Press 2018, 300pp), which is synopsized in English, French and Mandarin in the United Nations Audiovisual Library on International Law Lecture. She is also a principal co-author of a leading textbook, International Investment Law and Arbitration (with C.L. Lim and Martins Paparinskis) (Cambridge University Press, 1st edition 2018; 2nd edition 2021, 600pp), which has been cited with approval by the Colombian Constitutional Court as well as the Singapore Court of Appeal. Her third book, Investors’ International Law (co-edited with Mavluda Sattorova), was published by Hart in July 2021. Jean has also published in leading international law journals, such as the American Journal of International Law, and has acted as a peer reviewer for leading generalist and specialist law journals, such as the Journal of International Dispute Settlement, the ICSID Review – Foreign Investment Law Journal, the Yearbook for International Investment Law and Policy, and the Chinese Journal of Comparative Law.

[Session 3] Speaker  Fri, 5 November 4:00 - 5:20 pm (KST)

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Meg Kinnear

Secretary-General, ICSID

New York

Meg Kinnear is the Secretary-General of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Ms. Kinnear joined ICSID in June 2009.

 

She worked as Senior General Counsel (2006-2009) and Director General of the Trade Law Bureau of Canada (1999-2006). Prior to this, Ms. Kinnear also worked as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Minister of Justice of Canada (1996 -1999) and Counsel at the Civil Litigation Section of the Canadian Department of Justice (1984-1996).

 

Ms. Kinnear has frequently spoken on and published with respect to international investment law and procedure, including as a co-author of Investment Disputes under NAFTA (Kluwer Law Publications, June 2006; updated editions released January 2008 and June 2009).

 

Ms. Kinnear holds degrees from the University of Virginia (LL.M.) and McGill University (LL.B.). She is admitted to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario) and the District of Columbia Bar.

[Session 3] Speaker  Fri, 5 November 4:00 - 5:20 pm (KST)

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Malcom Langford

Professor of Public Law, University of Oslo

Oslo

Malcolm Langford is a Professor of Public Law, University of Oslo and Director of the  Centre on Experiential Legal Learning (CELL), a Centre for Excellence in Education (SFU). He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Bergen. 

A lawyer and social scientist, Malcolm's publications span human rights, international investment and development, comparative constitutionalism, law and technology, and the politics of the legal profession. He is the Co-Editor of the Cambridge University Book Series on Globalization and Human Rights, Chairperson of the Academic Forum for Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), and leads COPIID, a major research project on the politics of compliance with investment arbitration awards. He sits on the University of Oslo's Pedagogy Academy and acts as an advisor to various UN bodies, governments and NGOs and sits on the board of the European Implementation Network (EIN) and JustLabs.

He was previously the Co-Director of the Centre on Law and Social Transformation, CMI and University of Bergen (2014-2021), Project Leader, Nordic Branding: Politics of Exceptionalism (2017-2020), founding editor of he Routledge Book Series Nordic Studies in a Global Context (2020-2021), coordinator of the Forum for Law and Social Science (2016-2021), Project Leader, Digital Lawyer (2018--2020), and Director, Global School on Socio-Economic Rights (2012-2019). 

He has also been a Visiting Fellow at the University of California (Berkeley), Fridtjof Nansen Institute, University of Mannheim, University of Stellenbosch and Pluricourts Centre of Excellence, a Senior Legal Officer at the Centre on Housing and Evictions, Geneva (2001-2006), and a Research Fellow at the Norwegian Centre of Human Rights (2007-2014).

[Session 3] Speaker  Fri, 5 November 4:00 - 5:20 pm (KST)

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Dr. Stephan Wilske

Partner, Gleiss Lutz

Stuttgart

Stephan advises national and international clients on arbitration and cross-border litigation. He also provides legal guidance on the procedural aspects of private antitrust litigation. He has extensive expertise in (both domestic and international) arbitration with a special focus on project-related disputes, post M&A disputes, joint ventures, investment arbitration proceedings and general business law.

 

Stephan studied at the universities of Tübingen, Aix-en-Provence (Maîtrise en Droit 1986) and Chicago (LL.M.; Casper Platt Award 1996). He has been a partner at Gleiss Lutz since 2002. He was admitted in New York in 1997 and to various U.S. federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court (2009).

 

Stephan has been an Advisory Committee Member of the Swiss Arbitration Academy (SAA) since 2008, Senior Committee Member of the Contemporary Asia Arbitration Journal since 2009 and International Correspondent (Germany) of the Revista Română de Arbitraj (Romanian Arbitration Review) since 2009. Stephan is also a lecturer at the University of Heidelberg (since 2008) and the University of Jena (since 2016). In Spring 2010, he was a Visiting Professor at the National Taiwan University College of Law. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and a member of the American Law Institute (ALI) and the SIAC Users Council. Since 2019, he is a Vice President of the CAAI Court of Arbitration. Since 2021 he is a member of the International Arbitration Committee (IAC) of the KCAB INTERNATIONAL.

Fri, 5 November 2021 5:40 – 7:00 pm (KST)

Session 4

“Rising Industries in the Post-COVID World

and How to Make Arbitration More User-Friendly”

[Session 4] Moderator  Fri, 5 November 5:40 – 7:00 pm (KST)

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Chiann Bao

Arbitrator, Arbitration Chambers

Hong Kong

Chiann Bao is an independent arbitrator with extensive experience working in multiple jurisdictions (Singapore, Hong Kong, New York, and London). She brings significant institutional and private practice experience to her work as an independent arbitrator. Prior to joining Arbitration Chambers, Chiann worked in private practice where she focused on complex international arbitration and litigation, acting as counsel for corporates, state-owned enterprises and states in a range of disputes in various sectors. Chiann currently serves as a Vice President of the ICC Court of Arbitration and is the Chair of the ICC Commission Task Force on Arbitration and ADR. She is also a Vice Chair of the IBA’s International Arbitration Committee. From 2010 to 2016, Chiann served as the Secretary General of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, where she managed hundreds of arbitrations. Regularly ranked by Who’s Who Legal and Chambers, Chiann has been identified as a Who’s Who Legal Global Elite Leader and is described as “meticulous, smart, well-prepared and efficient”, as well as “very knowledgeable, diligent and a real diplomat.” Chambers Asia Pacific recognizes her as one of the most in demand arbitrators with a “very thorough understanding of how an arbitration should be run” and a “very measured person” who is “sensitive to what counsel are expecting.” Chiann is an Honorary Senior Fellow of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. She is frequently sought after to speak, write and teach on international arbitration.

[Session 4] Speaker  Fri, 5 November 5:40 – 7:00 pm (KST)

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David MacArthur

Co-head of International Arbitration, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Tokyo

David MacArthur is a US-qualified lawyer who specializes in international arbitration with over 18 years' experience in both common-law and civil-law jurisdictions.

 

As a leading member of a globally ranked arbitration practice since 2006, David has represented clients in dozens of international arbitrations across Asia, Europe and North America in a wide variety of complex and high-stakes disputes in the automotive, aircraft, IP, life sciences and medical, post-M&A, online gaming, shipbuilding and construction, telecommunications and other industries.

 

In the course of his arbitration experience in East Asia, David has gained proficiency in both Japanese and Korean and acquired other “soft skills” of proficiency in the cultures and legal systems of the region. Recognized in Who’s Who Legal, Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and other peer-reviewed rankings, David has served in a number of leadership and influence positions, including as founding Co-chair of “KCAB Next,” a professional development organization under the auspices of KCAB INTERNATIONAL and as a member of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center’s Asia Task Force.

 

He also acts as arbitrator and has been appointed to the approved arbitrator lists of the HKIAC (Hong Kong), JCAA (Japan), KCAB (Korea), AIAC (Southeast Asia) and WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization).

[Session 4] Speaker  Fri, 5 November 5:40 – 7:00 pm (KST)

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JM Park

Head of the Korea Legal Department, Krafton, Inc.

JM Park is currently Vice-President and Head of the Korea Legal Department at Krafton, Inc., an information technology and services company headquartered in Seoul.

 

Prior to joining Kraton, Mr. Park worked as the Head of Legal for Deliver Hero Korea and in private practice, focusing on antitrust and litigation.

 

Mr. Park currently holds an LLB and completed LLM coursework from Seoul National University. He is admitted to the Korean Bar.

[Session 4] Speaker  Fri, 5 November 5:40 – 7:00 pm (KST)

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Yu-Jin Tay

Partner, Mayer Brown

Singapore

Yu-Jin Tay is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Singapore office and head of the firm's international arbitration practice in Asia.  He has practised in Singapore, London, Paris and Washington DC and has over 20 years of specialist arbitration experience across a wide range of sectors including energy, natural resources, technology and manufacturing, construction and infrastructure, banking and financial services and investment treaty arbitration, involving the world’s leading arbitral seats and institutions.

He is recognised annually as a leading individual in major legal directories including GAR's International Who's Who (since 2010), Chambers Asia-Pacific (since 2008; currently ranked in the Asia-wide, Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea, and India chapters), Legal 500 (since 2008), Euromoney Guide to the World's Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration (since 2006) and Benchmark Litigation (ranked Local Disputes Star since 2013).  In 2011, Yu-Jin was one among four Asian lawyers featured in Global Arbitration Review's global 45 under 45 ranking.  In 2019, Yu-Jin led his team to winning the Financial Times Award for Most Innovative Dispute Resolution Team in the Asia Pacific.

Yu-Jin is President and Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb).  He sits regularly as presiding, sole and co-arbitrator in ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, LCIA, VIAC and ad hoc arbitrations.  Since 2013, he has been designated to ICSID’s Panels of Arbitrators and Conciliators by Timor-Leste.  He is a specialist panel mediator of the Singapore International Mediation Centre.

Yu-Jin serves as independent director on the board of a Singapore-listed energy group.  He also serves on the Global Advisory Board of the Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA), the Advisory Board of the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA) and he previously served on the Global Advisory Board of Africa International Legal Awareness (AILA).

[Session 4] Speaker  Fri, 5 November 5:40 – 7:00 pm (KST)

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Grace Yoon

Senior Foreign Counsel, Lee & Ko

Seoul

Grace Yoon is a US-qualified senior foreign counsel specializing in international commercial arbitration and an integral member of Lee & Ko’s international arbitration practice.  Ms. Yoon has acted as counsel in a number of international arbitration cases brought under major institutional rules and concerning a wide range of subject matters, including construction, shipping, and energy disputes, distributorship and joint venture agreements, software licensing, patent infringement, misappropriation of publicity rights, and product defects.  She also assists clients in mediations and other alternative dispute resolution matters.

 

In addition to her practice in international arbitration, Ms. Yoon has substantial experience in handling cross-border litigation matters in the Latin American, European, and South East Asian regions, representing both Korean and foreign clients, and has been involved in a number of transactional matters concerning investments into Latin America and Iberia.

 

Most recently, Ms. Yoon was a speaker at the KCAB webinar on post-COVID-19 issues that have arisen in international arbitration, and she co-authored an article on the same subject for the Korean Arbitration Review.  She has also co-authored a chapter on confidentiality in international IP arbitration that was published in the first edition of the GAR Guide to IP Arbitration.  She was also recognized as a Rising Star in the field of international arbitration by Legal Times earlier this year.

[Session 4] Speaker  Fri, 5 November 5:40 – 7:00 pm (KST)

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Chan Woo Sung

Senior Foreign Attorney, D’LIGHT Law Group

Seoul

Sung, Chan Woo is a Senior Foreign Attorney who honed his legal expertise at the New York boutique Burke & Parsons and the Korean large law firm Bae, Kim & Lee before moving inhouse at major multinational companies LG Display, Philip Morris Korea, Homeplus Group(Tesco Affiliate), Diageo Korea (covering North Asia incl. Korea & Japan).

Mr. Sung possesses the ability to creatively cut through the complex and fast-changing business and regulatory environment, and provide clients with expedient strategic and legal advice, based on his diverse experience in helping clients complete international deals and battle various commercial and regulatory disputes.

Mr. Sung will assist D’Light Law Group’s clients with international commercial transactions (including licensing), compliance/regulatory investigations, and international disputes including arbitration.

[Session 4] Speaker  Fri, 5 November 5:40 – 7:00 pm (KST)

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Cedric Sabbah

Director, Israel Ministry of Justice

Jerusalem

Cedric Sabbah is Director for International Cybersecurity and IT Law Affairs, at the Office of the Deputy Attorney General (International Law) in Israel's Ministry of Justice. He advises Israel’s National Cyber Directorate and other government departments on questions of cybersecurity, internet governance, artificial intelligence and information technology generally, as they relate to international law. He is Israel's delegate to CAHAI, the Council of Europe's Ad Hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence. In addition, he has served as Israel's delegate UNCITRAL and the Hague Conference on Private International Law, focusing on dispute resolution and technology. He served as a foreign clerk at Israel's Supreme Court, then as legislative counsel in Canada’s Department of Justice (2002-2006). Cedric worked as an M&A and hi-tech lawyer in the firm of Ephraim Abramson & Co in Jerusalem (2007-2011). He is a guest lecturer on cybersecurity, internet governance and international law, and holds an LLB and LLM from the University of Montreal.