SIAC and ADGM Arbitration Conference and Workshop

SIAC and ADGM Arbitration Conference and Workshop

Organised By: SIAC and ADGM Arbitration Centre

5 February 2020

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Abu Dhabi Global Market
Authorities Building, Auditorium
Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE

About This Event

Young SIAC (YSIAC) Advocacy Workshop

The YSIAC Advocacy Workshop is an arbitration training workshop based on a hypothetical case scenario, and is designed to hone the advocacy skills of young arbitration practitioners. The case scenario concerns a dispute over the construction of a nuclear power plant, and the contract in question provides for disputes to be referred to arbitration in Singapore under the SIAC Rules.

The Workshop programme features mock cross-examination of factual witnesses by up-and coming as well as experienced arbitration practitioners. The mock cross-examination will be followed by a panel session. Participants will be sent the case scenario and relevant preparatory material in advance.

SIAC and ADGM Arbitration Conference

Effective Management of International Arbitration Proceedings in the UAE and Singapore:
Techniques, Tips and Strategies to Save Time and Costs

The time taken to resolve a dispute and the costs of the proceedings are fundamental considerations for parties involved in international arbitration, who are looking for a fast and cost-effective resolution of their disputes. It is important that practitioners are familiar with the latest trends and procedural tools to safeguard the efficiency of arbitral proceedings. Join us for a lively discussion on the developments in time and cost-saving mechanisms in the international arbitration. In this half-day conference, experts in the field will address strategic considerations for the commencement of arbitration proceedings, provide an overview of the time and cost-saving procedures under the SIAC Rules, and compare perspectives and approaches towards international arbitration in the United Arab Emirates and Singapore.

Programme

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Registration with light refreshment
10:00am – 10:05 AM
Welcome address
Ms. Lim Seok Hui, CEO SIAC
10:05 AM – 10:35 AM
The art of oral advocacy
Mr. Gary Born, CEO, President, SIAC Court of Arbitration; Chair, International Arbitration Practice Group, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
10:05 AM – 10:35 AM
Introduction to case scenario and concept of workshop
Ms. Khushboo Shahdadpuri, Senior Associate, Al Tamimi & Co
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM
Session 1: Cross-examination of claimant’s factual witnesses
Tribunal:
  • Ms. Anne K. Hoffmann, Independent Arbitrator, Hoffmann Arbitration LLC, UAE
  • Mr. Thomas R. Snider, Member, SIAC Court of Arbitration; Partner, Head of Arbitration, Al Tamimi & Co
  • Mr. Yu-Jin Tay, Partner, Mayer Brown (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Respondent’s cross-examination of claimant’s 1st factual witness, Michelle Ross
  • Respondent’s counsel:
    Ms. Wendy Lin, Co-Chair, YSIAC Committee; Partner, WongPartnership LLP
  • Claimant’s witness:
    Ms. Iryna Akulenka, Managing Consultant, HKA Global Limited
Respondent’s cross-examination of claimant’s 2nd factual witness, Taufik Tarik
  • Respondent’s counsel:
    Mr. David Hume, Senior Associate, Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Claimant’s witness:
    Mr. Richard Clarke, Senior Associate, Dentons & Co
11:00 AM – 11:20 AM
Session 2: Cross-examination of respondent’s factual witnesses
Tribunal:
  • Ms. Anne K. Hoffmann
  • Mr. Thomas R. Snider
  • Mr. Yu-Jin Tay
Claimant’s cross-examination of respondent’s 1st factual witness, Harvey Spector
  • Claimant’s counsel:
    Mr. Daniel Xu, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Respondent’s witness:
    Mr. Marcus Starke, Senior Associate, Freshfields Bruckaus Deringer LLP
Claimant’s cross-examination of respondent’s 2nd factual witness, Frankie Telor
  • Claimant’s counsel:
    Mr. Thanos Karvelis, Senior Associate, Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Respondent’s witness:
    Ms. Fatima Balfaqeeh, Managing Director, RKAH Consultancy
11:20 AM – 11.55 AM
Panel discussion on how to conduct a successful cross-examination
Moderator:
  • Ms. Sarah Malik, CEO & Founder, SOL International
Panelist:
  • Ms. Anne K. Hoffmann
  • Mr. Thomas R. Snider
  • Mr. Yu-Jin Tay
11:55 AM – 12.00 PM
Closing remarks
Mr. Thomas R. Snider, Member, SIAC Court of Arbitration; Partner, Head of Arbitration, Al Tamimi & Co

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12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Welcome lunch and registration
12:45 PM – 12:55 PM
Welcome address
Ms. Linda Fitz-Alan, Registrar and Chief Executive, ADGM Courts
12:55 PM – 1:05 PM
Opening address
Ms. Lim Seok Hui, CEO, SIAC
1:05 PM – 1:25 PM
Keynote address
Mr. Gary Born, President, SIAC Court of Arbitration; Chair, International Arbitration Practice Group, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
1:25 PM – 2:25 PM
Panel session I: Tactical considerations for commencing an arbitration
Topics/issues:
  • Drafting your notice of arbitration
  • Preparing for the arbitration
  • Selection and appointment of arbitrators
  • Consolidation, joinder, Arb-Med-Arb
  • Prima facie jurisdictional objections
Moderator:
  • Mr. Alec Emmerson, Arbitrator, ADR Management Consultancies, Dubai
Panellist:
  • Mr. Alex Bevan, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Dr. Kabir Duggal, Senior Associate, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer (NY)
  • Ms. Sapna Jhangiani, Partner, Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore
  • Ms. Wendy Lin, Co-Chair, YSIAC Committee; Partner, WongPartnership LLP
2:25 PM – 2:55 PM
Refreshment break
2:55 PM – 3:55 PM
Panel session II: Saving time and costs under the SIAC rules
(Expedited Procedure, Emergency Arbitrator, Early Dismissal)
Moderator:
  • Mr. Thomas R. Snider, Member, SIAC Court of Arbitration; Partner, Head of Arbitration, Al Tamimi & Co
Panellist:
  • Ms. Anne K. Hoffmann, Independent Arbitrator, Hoffmann Arbitration LLC, UAE
  • Mr. Kelvin Kek, Partner, Allen & Gledhill LLP
  • Ms. Khurram Khan, Legal Director, Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • Mr. Yu-Jin Tay, Partner, Mayer Brown (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
3:55 PM – 4:10 PM
Refreshment break
4:10 PM – 4:55 PM
Panel session III: Comparative perspectives on international arbitration in the United Arab Emirates and Singapore
Moderator:
  • Mr. Gary Born, President, SIAC Court of Arbitration; Chair, International Arbitration Practice Group, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Panellist:
  • Mr. Essam Al Tamimi, Founder and Chairman, Al Tamimi & Company
  • Mr. Michael Black QC, XXIV Barristers’ Chambers
  • Mr. Mahesh Rai, Director (Dispute Resolution), Drew & Napier LLC
  • Mr. Aloke Ray QC, Partner, White & Case LLP, London
  • Mr. Scott Vesel, Partner, Three Crowns LLP
4:55 PM – 5:00 PM
Closing remarks
Mr. Thomas R. Snider, Member, SIAC Court of Arbitration; Partner, Head of Arbitration, Al Tamimi & Co
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Networking reception

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