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Wed, 9 November 2022 4:10 – 5:25 pm (KST)

Session 1

“The Importance of Solidarity among Arbitral Institutions on the Road to Pandemic Recovery”

[Session 1] Moderator, 9 November 2022 4:10 – 5:25 pm (KST)


Benjamin Hughes

Independent Arbitrator, Fountain Court Chambers


Benjamin Hughes is an independent arbitrator, a member of the SIAC Court of Arbitration and adjunct professor of law at the National University of Singapore.
He also serves on the Investment Committee of Omni Bridgeway, a leading funder of international commercial disputes, and as a member of the International Arbitration Committee of the KCAB and the Board of Directors of the Hainan International Arbitration Centre.

Since leaving law firm practice in March 2013, Ben has been appointed in over 200 international arbitrations with several billion dollars in dispute. Previously, he practised with Shearman & Sterling (in the US and Singapore),and was the founding co-chair of the international dispute resolution practice group at Shin & Kim, one of Korea’s oldest and largest full-service law firms.

While Ben’s experience as arbitrator spans a broad range of commercial sectors, applicable law, arbitration rules and jurisdictions, he is particularly recognised as a leading arbitrator in the Asia-Pacific region. He has lived, studied and worked in the region for almost 30 years, and is fluent in Korean and conversant in Mandarin. In addition, having studied and practised law in both civil and common law jurisdictions, Ben is uniquely suited to hear disputes between parties from various legal and cultural backgrounds.

[Session 1] 9 November 2022 4:10 – 5:25 pm (KST)


Eric Ng

Deputy Secretary-General, HKIAC

Hong Kong

Eric is Deputy Secretary General at HKIAC.
Prior to joining the HKIAC, Eric worked for several years as a barrister-at-law in Hong Kong focusing primarily on international commercial and construction arbitrations, as well as general commercial litigation in Hong Kong, and has worked as counsel as well as tribunal secretary for several major international commercial, construction, and financial arbitrations around the world.

In addition to his work as a barrister, Eric was previously Adjunct Professor at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, lecturing in advocacy and investor-state arbitration. 

He has also lectured at Tsinghua University and Peking University.  Eric has also published on issues of international dispute resolution and investor-state arbitration. 
Eric holds a BCL from Oxford University, PCLL and JD from City University from Hong Kong, MSc E-commerce from the University of Hong Kong, as well as a BS in Business Administration and Information Systems from Babson College in the USA.  He is admitted to practice law in Hong Kong.

[Session 1] 9 November 2022 4:10 – 5:25 pm (KST)


Jae Sung Lee

Senior Legal Officer, UNCITRAL


Jae Sung Lee is a senior 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 currently functions as the Secretary of Working Group III on investor-State dispute settlement reform and has functioned as the secretary of Working Group II, which finalized the UNCITRAL Expedited Arbitration Rules as well as the working groups on secured transactions and electronic commerce.

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. He is also a member of the NY State bar.

[Session 1] 9 November 2022 4:10 – 5:25 pm (KST)


Kevin Nash

Registrar, SIAC 


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] 9 November 2022 4:10 – 5:25 pm (KST)


Michael Lee

Vice President, ICDR 


Mr. Lee recruits and maintains the highest qualified panel in Asia for the ICDR’s International Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators. He is responsible for the ICDR’s Asia regional operations, including arbitration and mediation in the rapidly expanding Singapore arbitral seat, providing executive oversight of large cases.
Michael is a frequent speaker to corporate and outside counsel on the importance of using arbitration and mediation to solve cross-border disputes, augmenting with research data on dispute management and business negotiation and clarifying the AAA-ICDR’s comprehensive rules and administrative process. He has been serving as the Chair of Legal Committee for AMCHAM (American Chamber of Commerce) Singapore since 2009.

Michael graduated with a LL.M. degree in International Commercial Arbitration from Stockholm University Law School in Sweden and received a J.D. from St. Thomas University Law School in Florida.  

[Session 1] 9 November 2022 4:10 – 5:25 pm (KST)


Steve Kim



Steve Kim is the Secretary-General of KCAB INTERNATIONAL.

As a US attorney, Steve has extensive experience in the field of international arbitration and served as the Director of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution of the American Arbitration Association (New York). During his tenure at ICDR, he helped to grow the ICDR to become the global number one international arbitration administration center. Steve also served as a senior corporate counsel for Samsung Corning Precision Material, advising on various corporate legal matters including dispute resolution, antitrust investigation, intellectual property negotiation, JV and host of other high-profile matters. Steve then went on to become the Korea country manager for CPA Global, one of the largest intellectual property legal service providers based in UK. As a country manager, Steve achieved multiple million USD in new sales and created a new business paradigm which helped CPA Global to become the largest IP service provider in Korea and other key Asian markets. Steve served as a Korea consultant for one of the largest EU law firm, assisting the firm to develop new business in Korea and made inroads to new revenue stream in the field of dispute resolution, IP, natural resources, technology and cross-border investment.

Recognizing the importance of helping new companies to grow beyond the Korean market, Steve advised several start-up companies in various industries including livestock health management and blockchain technology. Steve was invited to speak in numerous conferences to speak about business management, technology, IP and other issues in various countries including China and Denmark. Steve graduated from University of California San Diego (UCSD) in 1994 and received his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law (New York) in 1997. Steve is fluent in both English and Korean.

[Session 1] 9 November 2022 4:10 – 5:25 pm (KST)


Dr. Zhijin (Donna) Huang

Director, ICC Arbitration and ADR, North Asia


Dr Zhijin (Donna) Huang, Director of ICC Arbitration and ADR, North Asia.  She is in charge of business development for ICC Arbitration and ADR services in Asia, with a focus on North Asia.  Donna developed her experience working as a law professor, counsel, legal expert, and consultant in a Chinese University, a law firm as well as for ICC and the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.  Donna has been active in government-level academic exchange before she joined ICC.  She was granted Fulbright Fellowship and EU Erasmus Fellowship and has published widely on issues of international law in China.

Wed, 9 November 2022 5:40 – 7:00 pm (KST)

Session 2

“Innovation Updates”

[Session 2] Moderator, 9 November 2022 5:40 – 7:00 pm (KST)


Sue Hyun Lim

Partner, Kim & Chang


Sue Hyun Lim is an attorney at Kim & Chang, who specializes in international arbitration and cross-border litigation matters. 

During her 17+ years of career as an arbitration practitioner, she has represented international and domestic clients in diverse industries, including manufacturing, energy, sales and distribution, banking, insurance, pharmaceutical, construction, online gaming, information technology, etc. She draws her expertise from a wealth of experience in managing international disputes and advocating on behalf of clients in different forums. Over the years, she has worked as arbitration counsel, dispute advisor, arbitrator, and has overseen the international case management work at KCAB INTERNATIONAL, the international division of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB). 

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Ms. Lim served as the first Secretary General of KCAB INTERNATIONAL, where she was in charge of the arbitral institution’s international arbitration case management process and activities promoting Seoul as an international arbitration hub. Before that, Ms. Lim led a career in private practice, working in one of the major law firms in Korea as well as the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. 

Ms. Lim has advised and represented clients in international disputes, leading roles in over 45 international arbitration matters seated in locations throughout Asia, Europe, and the US, under rules of various arbitral institutions (including the ICC, SIAC, JCAA, and KCAB) in disputes involving a range of subject areas such as investment arbitration, post-M&A disputes, shareholders disputes, international construction, distributorship/technical licensing disputes, and intellectual property. 

[Session 2] 9 November 2022 5:40 – 7:00 pm (KST)


Alastair Henderson

Managing Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills


Alastair has more than 20 years' experience handling major disputes across many sectors and industries, concerning a wide variety of trade, commercial and financial activities, with particular experience of oil, gas and power, construction and engineering, infrastructure and projects, and major foreign investment. He is very familiar with disputes in or concerning the countries of Southeast Asia, as well as international cases outside the region. His clients include governments and public bodies, state-owned and independent companies, international banks, and other multinational and leading regional companies.

Alastair has served numerous times as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and presiding arbitrator and has handled many cases as counsel under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, HKIAC, KLRCA, SIArb, CIETAC, Thai Arbitration Institute and Indonesian National Arbitration Institute (BANI) as well as UNCITRAL rules and pure ad hoc cases. He is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators; a national committee member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; and a former member of ICC Thailand national arbitration commission.

[Session 2] 9 November 2022 5:40 – 7:00 pm (KST)


Andrés Jana Linetzky

Founding Partner, Jana & Gil Dispute Resolution


Andrés Jana is founding partner of Jana & Gil Dispute Resolution.
He is a lawyer, arbitrator and international expert in the resolution of commercial, investment and public international law disputes before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), under the international arbitration rules of ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, AAA and SCC, among others. He has also acted in local courts in different jurisdictions, such as Chile, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the United States and Argentina.
He has represented domestic and foreign clients in various areas and sectors, including the energy, mining, construction and infrastructure industries.
Andrés is currently Vice-President of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce for the period 2021-2024.

[Session 2] 9 November 2022 5:40 – 7:00 pm (KST)


Eva Kalnina

Independent Arbitrator, Arbitration Chambers


Eva Kalnina is an independent arbitrator with Arbitration Chambers (London). She specialises in international arbitration with focus on energy, construction, shareholder and finance disputes. Eva has acted as arbitrator (chair, party-appointed, sole) in over 50 international arbitrations stemming from a wide array of industries under all major institutional arbitration rules. Eva is a Member of the ICC Court of Arbitration, the SCC Board, and the Permanent Court of Arbitration. She is also a Member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators and currently sits as an arbitrator on two ICSID annulment committees.

In addition to Italian, French and Spanish, Eva also speaks Latvian and Russian, allowing her to take an active role in complex arbitrations involving international companies and governments from Eastern Europe. She has chaired multi-billion CIS arbitrations and acted as lead counsel in shareholders’ disputes in Eastern Europe. 

Prior to joining Arbitration Chambers as an independent arbitrator in 2021, she was a partner at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler (Geneva), a boutique international arbitration law firm. Eva holds an LLM from Harvard Law School (Fulbright scholar) and is admitted to the New York bar.

[Session 2] 9 November 2022 5:40 – 7:00 pm (KST)


Jeonghye Sophie Ahn

Partner, Yulchon LLC


Jeonghye Sophie Ahn is a Partner at Yulchon LLC and a member of the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Team. Ms. Ahn focuses on international dispute and has acted as counsel and an arbitrator in international arbitrations under the SIAC, ICC, KCAB and UNCITRAL Rules arising from a diverse range of commercial and corporate transactions including joint venture, intellectual property, media & telecommunication and construction. She also specializes in arbitration related proceedings in court and has represented both foreign and domestic corporations in seeking or resisting enforcement of awards, interim measures and injunctions. She has published on international arbitration and participated in amendment of the International Arbitration Rules of the KCAB. She received her LLB and LLM from Seoul National University and also holds an LLM from Harvard Law School.

[Session 2] 9 November 2022 5:40 – 7:00 pm (KST)


Swee Yen Koh

Partner, WongPartnership


KOH Swee Yen, Senior Counsel, is a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes, and International Arbitration Practices.
Her practice has a particular focus on complex, high-value and cross-border disputes across a wide spectrum of matters from commercial, energy, international sales, trade, transport, technology to investment. She regularly appears before the Singapore Courts and in international arbitrations under the major institutional rules, including ICSID, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, SIAC, and UNCITRAL.

Swee Yen graduated with First Class Honours from the National University of Singapore (NUS). She was awarded the Singapore Academy of Law prize for being the top student in her final year, and served as a Justices' Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of Singapore before entering private practice. 

Swee Yen is the Vice-Chair of the IPBA Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee, and a member of the ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages. She was the former Vice-Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee, and was also on the Editorial Board of the ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin. She has sat as an arbitrator in SIAC and ICC administered arbitrations, and is also on the Panel of Arbitrators of the Asian International Arbitration Centre, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and Korean Commercial Arbitration Board. She is a member of the Governing Board, Centre for International Law (NUS), and a council member of International Law Association – Singapore Branch. She has also been appointed to the Executive Committee of the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy.

[Session 2] 9 November 2022 5:40 – 7:00 pm (KST)


Yoshimi Ohara

Partner, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu


Ms. Ohara is a Partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. Her practice focuses on international arbitration, international complex litigation and mediation. She represents both domestic and foreign clients in international arbitration in various venues under the rules of the ICC, AAA/ICDR, SIAC and JCAA. With a strong corporate and IP background, she has extensive experience in dealing with disputes covering a wide range of subjects, including joint ventures, M&A, energy, construction, technology transfer, intellectual property, shipping, sales and distribution. Ms. Ohara also serves as an arbitrator in international arbitration. She has contributed to shaping soft law in international arbitration through IBA activities.

Thu, 10 November 2022 4:00 – 5:20 pm (KST)

Session 3

“Where do we stand? And Where do we go?”

[Session 3] Moderator, 10 November 2022 4:00 – 5:20 pm (KST)


Prof. Hi-Taek Shin

Arbitrator, Twenty Essex


Professor Hi-Taek Shin 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] 10 November 2022 4:00 – 5:20 pm (KST)


Anna Joubin-Bret

Secretary, UNCITRAL


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] 10 November 2022 4:00 – 5:20 pm (KST)


Prof. Jaemin Lee

Professor at School of Law, Seoul National University


Professor Jaemin Lee, Seoul National University Jaemin Lee is currently Professor of Law at School of Law, Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea. He obtained his LL.B., LL.M. and Ph.D. from Seoul National University; LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center; and J.D. from Boston College Law School. His major areas of teaching and research are public international law, international economic law and international dispute settlement. Upon graduation from College of Law, Seoul National University in 1992, he joined the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a foreign service officer. His post in the ministry included deputy directorship of the Treaties Division and the North American Trade Division. Between 2000 and 2004, he also practiced law with Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP (Washington, D.C. office) as an associate attorney of the firm’s international trade group. From 2004 to 2013 he taught international law and international economic law at School of Law, Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea. He has published articles and books (including book chapters) on various topics of public international law, international investment law and international trade law. Since 2012, he has been participating in UNCITRAL Working Groups II and III as delegate of the Republic of Korea.

[Session 3] 10 November 2022 4:00 – 5:20 pm (KST)


Dr.Lars Markert

Partner, Nishimura & Asahi


Lars is a partner in our international dispute resolution department. He regularly advises Asian clients, in particular from Japan, on German and European law issues, spanning a broad range of industries and subjects from international disputes, commercial negotiations, to internal investigations and compliance. He also advises German and other European clients on their business activities in Asia. He has particular experience in contentious proceedings involving post-M&A, commercial, manufacturing, construction and distribution matters, in areas such as life sciences, automotive and energy. Lars also deals with cases involving governments, and has advised foreign investors and sovereign states on issues of foreign direct investment and public international law, including related negotiations and investor-state disputes. He has been involved in more than 45 international arbitrations as counsel or arbitrator under the arbitration rules of institutions such as the DIS, ICC, Swiss Chambers, NAI, ICDR, KCAB, JCAA, SIAC and ICSID, as well as under UNCITRAL Rules.

Lars is the winner of the 2020 Lexology client choice award for “Arbitration and ADR” in Japan. He is listed in BestLawyers Japan 2021, by Asialaw Leading Lawyers as “Notable Practitioner” for Dispute Resolution in 2020, included in the 2021 and 2020 (Global Elite Thought Leaders), 2019 (Thought Leader) and 2018 Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration, the 2017 Who’s Who Legal – Future Leaders: Arbitration (Leading Individuals), as well as listed in the 2020 edition of Legal500 Japan and the 2018 edition of Legal500 Germany as one of the “next generation partners”. He is also named as leading lawyer for Commercial Arbitration in the 2020 and 2019 editions of Euromoney’s Expert Guides, having previously been listed among the Rising Stars in the 2016 to 2018 editions of the Expert Guides.

[Session 3] 10 November 2022 4:00 – 5:20 pm (KST)


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] 10 November 2022 4:00 – 5:20 pm (KST)


Dr. Rajesh Sharma

Professor, RMIT University


Dr. Rajesh Sharma is currently teaching at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Before that he was Assistant Professor at School of Law, City University of Hong Kong. 
Dr. Sharma has taught courses on arbitration, mediation, negotiation, foreign investment arbitration, WTO Law, international trade, banking law, foreign investment in Hong Kong, Macao, India, Australia, China and Africa (where he is associated with the Institute for Legal Excellence in Uganda). He has served as the Legal Advisor to the Macau University of Science and Technology. He has advised transnational companies on trade and investment policy in China and has done training courses with and for the WTO and UNITAR.

Dr. Sharma is the first Indian to hold PhD in Law from China. He holds PhD from the Chinese University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, a Master of Business Law from Monash University, Australia, an M.Phil from City University of Hong Kong and the Bachelor of Laws from the University of Delhi. He has received training for arbitrators from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva; and International Chamber of Commerce, Vienna. Dr. Sharma has received training of a mediator for community conflict resolution by the Plowshares Institute, USA and the Accord Group of Australia.  He has also obtained professional training in negotiation at Harvard Law School. He has received training for teachers of WTO organized by UNU-IAS.

Dr. Sharma has researched extensively on the arbitration laws of China and India and other Asian countries, Investment Arbitration, Dispute Settlement in FTAs, WTO related issues, investment law and mediation. He has publications in the areas of WTO law, international trade, arbitration and dispute resolution, commercial law, and banking law. Recently he has published a book with Wolters Kluwer titled “Dispute Settlement Mechanism in the FTAs of Asia”.
At CityU, Dr. Sharma was the Director of Mooting and coach of VIS Arbitration Moot at CityU. The team coached by Dr. Sharma has won the VIS (East) and VIS (Vienna) Championship in 2012 and 2013 respectively. He also designed the International ADR Moot Competition which is unique in the world because it combines arbitration and mediation where a student also takes part in as a mediator.

Dr. Sharma is the Associate Director of the Hong Kong WTO Research Institute, a member of Asian WTO Research Network; a panel arbitrator of Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB), a panel arbitrator at Indian Institutes of Arbitrators, a member and secretary of Hong Kong Basic Law Education Association, a member of the Centre for Global Studies and a Researcher at China-Latin America Legal Research Centre, Shanghai. Dr. Sharma is an elected Associate Member of Academy of Comparative Law.      

[Session 3] 10 November 2022 4:00 – 5:20 pm (KST)


Prof. Susan Franck

Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

Washington DC

Professor Franck is an expert in the fields of international economic law, dispute settlement, and the empirical analysis of international law. Professor Franck's legal experience includes serving at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and practicing in international dispute settlement with Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering [now Wilmer Hale] in Washington, DC and Allen & Overy in London, England. She has been qualified to practice law in England and Wales, Minnesota and the District of Columbia. She is on the Executive Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and the immediate past Chair of the Academic Council, an active member of the American Society of International Law and a former member of the Executive Council, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and an elected member of the American Law Institute.

Professor Franck has made major scholarly and policy contributions into the development of international law and dispute resolution. She is the author of the major 2019 Oxford University Press book, Arbitration Costs: Myths and Realities in Investment Treaty Arbitration, as well as the author of articles in prestigious journals including the American Journal of International Law, Duke Law Journal, Emory Law Journal, Fordham Law Review, Harvard Journal of International Law, Minnesota Law Review, North Carolina Law Review, Virginia Journal of International Law, and Washington University Law Review. In connection with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, she organized the Joint Symposium on International Investment and Alternative Dispute Resolution,, and created the UNCTAD publication summarizing the proceedings, which occurred through a collaboration blog, other online mediums and a traditional in-person conference.

She has presented her research to major international organizations including the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the International American Development Bank (IADB), the International Centre for Settlement if Investment Disputes (ICSID), and the United Nations Commission on Trade and Investment (UNCTAD), and across the globe in Argentina, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Republic of Korea, The Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States. Professor Franck has been elected to the International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration since 2008 and received the "New Voices" award from the American Society of International Law (ASIL) for her groundbreaking empirical analysis of investment treaty arbitration.

[Session 3] 10 November 2022 4:00 – 5:20 pm (KST)


Dr. Vilawan Mangklatanakul

Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Thailand)


Dr. Vilawan Mangklatanakul, Director-General, Department of Treaties and Legal Affairs, is a career diplomat who has been with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand since 1995. She has built her expertise in important areas of international law including diplomatic and State immunities, treaty law, intellectual property and international economic law. She also has a keen interest in alternative dispute settlement and international law on climate change. 
As an avid practitioner, Dr. Vilawan has extensive experience on issues of diplomatic and State immunities, ranging from providing advices to cases in both home and foreign jurisdictions to drafting domestic legislation granting privileges and immunities to international organisations and participants of international conferences. At a regional front, she was actively involved in the negotiations of the Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). 

Throughout her career, Dr. Vilawan has been applying her legal expertise for the benefit of international law development, particularly in the context of the UN Commission on International Trade  Law  (UNCITRAL) and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Her invaluable contribution in Working Group of UNCITRAL on arbitration has been widely recognized as Thailand continues its active role in reflecting perspectives of developing countries in the global initiative on the investor-state dispute settlement reform. 

Dr. Vilawan has played a key role in the legal team of the Royal Thai Government in various international disputes, including the case concerning the request for interpretation of Temple of Preah Vihear judgment at the ICJ, WTO dispute settlement cases on Thailand – Customs and Fiscal Measures on Cigarettes from the Philippines and Thailand – Subsidies concerning Sugar, and Thailand’s investor-state arbitration cases. She also negotiated the Protocol to the ASEAN Charter on Dispute Settlement Mechanisms, the Dispute Settlement Chapter in the Japan-Thailand Economic Partnership Agreement and in the FTA negotiations between Thailand and the United States. Furthering from her expertise in the field of dispute settlement, Dr. Vilawan successfully advocated for the establishment of Thailand’s Committee on the Protection of International Investment to systematically manage investment arbitration cases.

Thu, 10 November 2022 4:00 – 5:20 pm (KST)

Session 4

“Energy Market & Disputes in an Almost Post-Covid World”

[Session 4] Moderator, 10 November 2022 5:40 – 7:00 pm (KST)


Dr. Wolfgang Peter

Senior Partner, Peter & Kim


Wolfgang Peter is recognized by clients and his peers as one of the most in-demand counsels and arbitrators in the world, having been engaged in over 270 arbitrations as counsel and arbitrator. 

Dr. Peter is particularly active in cases involving complex issues of valuations, including post-M&A disputes, joint ventures and projects stemming from the heavy industry. He has decades of expertise in cases involving gas & oil contracts, including upstream and downstream projects, as well as price reviews under long-term gas supply agreements. 

Dr. Peter regularly advises third-party funding companies in evaluating the merits of the Claimant(s)’ cases, especially with regard to the damages.  

An active speaker and contributor to the arbitration community at large, he is a member of the LCIA Board of Directors. 

Prior to starting his independent arbitration practice, he headed the arbitration group of Python & Peter, one of the largest Swiss firms, which he also co-founded. Before engaging in arbitration practice full time, Dr. Peter led a successful M&A and corporate practice for 14 years, completing over 40 transactions and IPOs, including such well-known brands and companies as Gucci, Chaumet, Breguet, Tag Heuer, Ebel and Leica.  

While practicing M&A, he managed two luxury watch-making companies, for 12 years. 

[Session 4] 10 November 2022 5:40 – 7:00 pm (KST)


Aisha Abdallah

Partner, ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna


Aisha heads the Dispute Resolution department at Anjarwalla & Khanna, covering our offices in Nairobi and Mombasa. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on fraud, economic crime and disputes over land, the environment and natural resources.
Aisha is dual qualified as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and Solicitor of England and Wales. She joined A&K from Shoosmiths in the United Kingdom in 2012 and has substantial experience in complex, high value cross border litigation.

Aisha was appointed to the MARC Court in 2017, the ADR arm of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry, alongside some of the world’s most eminent arbitration experts. She is the lead author of the Kenyan chapter of the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th editions of the International Arbitration Review. She is also a member of the Africa Users Group for the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, member of International Association for Defence Counsel, African Arbitration Association and Delos Dispute Resolution Board of Advisors. 

Aisha is part of an expert team that has drafted Anti-Money Laundering, Remittances and Mobile Money Bills for Somaliland and is the lead author of the Kenya chapter of the 2018 Chambers Anti-Corruption Global Practice Guide. She is also the lead author of the ALN Anti-Corruption Guide 2019. 
Aisha provides training and writes and speaks on a wide range of contentious issues, including international arbitration, corruption, economic crime and pro bono work. Aisha is rated and recognised by both Chambers Global and Legal 500 for her work.

[Session 4] 10 November 2022 5:40 – 7:00 pm (KST)


Annette Magnusson 

Co-Founder, Climate Change Counsel 


Annette’s focus is on leadership, innovation and policy advocacy. She works with clients primarily in matters relating to systematic change, through research and trainings, and is engaged in high-level dialogues with management to foster change.

Prior to co-founding Climate Change Counsel, Annette was Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC). She holds more than 20 years’ experience of international law, including from global law firms, and is the founder of the crowdsourcing initiative Stockholm Treaty Lab.

Annette is a frequent speaker on law and climate change and has been called “a thought leader and global star” by Global Arbitration Review. She was listed as highly recommended in Who’s Who Legal 2022 for her “significant experience in complex investment and commercial arbitration proceedings.” Annette also accepts arbitrator appointments.

[Session 4] 10 November 2022 5:40 – 7:00 pm (KST)


Dr. Matthew Secomb

Partner, White & Case


Matthew Secomb is the Head of the International Arbitration practice in Asia-Pacific. He focuses on international arbitration, with a particular emphasis on energy-related and construction disputes.
Faced with complex proceedings where billions can be at stake, clients look to Matthew for his cutting-edge advocacy skills and essential insider know-how.
Matthew spent nearly ten years in White & Case's Paris office before moving to Singapore in 2015. Prior to joining White & Case in 2006, Matthew worked as counsel to the ICC International Court of Arbitration, where he oversaw hundreds of arbitrations in a wide array of industries and territories. This background has given Matthew a deep insight into ICC arbitration practice.

He has been listed as one of the top 10 in Asia-Pacific based lawyers named in Who's Who Legal: Global Elite Thought Leaders 2021 – Arbitration. Matthew is also the only Singapore-based lawyer listed in WWL Arbitration, WWL Construction and WWL Energy.

Matthew's familiarity with arbitration procedures under most institutional rules and ad hoc proceedings makes him a valued legal resource. His broad sector knowledge is matched by his significant international track record, helping clients to navigate the intricacies of complex, cross-border disputes.
He also acts regularly as arbitrator, having chaired or sat as sole or co-arbitrator in arbitrations under various rules (principally ICC and SIAC).
In addition to his counsel and arbitrator work, Matthew is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore, where he teaches a course on energy arbitration.

The global dimension to Matthew's practice is based both on his professional experience and legal background. Qualified in Australia, England, Wales and Paris, he regularly represents domestic and multinational clients in arbitrations around the world.
Matthew also devotes time to supporting clients with contentious and non-contentious matters in the construction, oil and gas industries.
Equally at ease with the theoretical and practical aspects of international arbitration, Matthew is a respected writer and speaker on these issues. He lectures in International Commercial Arbitration at Queen's University.
Since 2012, Matthew's contribution to his field has been recognized by his citation in the International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration.

[Session 4] 10 November 2022 5:40 – 7:00 pm (KST)


Steffen Lund 

Investment Director, Business Lolland Falster


Steffen Lund represents Business Lolland-Falster. He is Investment Director and Head of the Commercial Division and activities related to green transition, as renewable energy production based on solar cells and windmills; PtX; Biorefineries and Biogas production.

Business Lolland-Falster is a business development foundation which was established in 2011 to create growth and development in the Lolland-Falster Region, and to provide entrepreneurs, business enterprises, associations and potentially moving companies with qualified and dedicated business service, advice,  and dissemination of information in relevant areas in connection with the establishment and operation of a business.

Steffen holds a Master in Agricultural Economics from University of Copenhagen, a MBA (Executive) from Henley Business School, UK, and a Board Program (Executive) from INSEAD, France. Prior to his position in Business Lolland-Falster, he has worked in different position in the Danish Banking and Mortgage Sector.

[Session 4] 10 November 2022 5:40 – 7:00 pm (KST)


Steven P. Finizio

Partner, WilmerHale


Steven Finizio's practice focuses on international dispute resolution. Mr. Finizio also serves as an arbitrator. He has particular experience with energy, financial services, shareholder, joint venture and M&A, and manufacturing issues. He has advised clients regarding disputes under the rules of most of the well-recognized international arbitration institutions and governed by the laws of jurisdictions in Europe, Asia, Africa and the US, as well as under bilateral and regional investment treaties. 

His pro bono work has included assisting a Central European government to draft new arbitration legislation and he was part of a team that won a landmark decision in the first freedom of expression case in the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Issa Loha Konaté v Burkina Faso.

Mr. Finizio speaks regularly on international arbitration at conferences and seminars. He also teaches classes on arbitration at law schools, including as an Adjunct Professor at SOAS University of London and at Pepperdine University Law School in London. He is a founding member of the International Dispute Resolution Academy (IDRA) and is on the faculty at the Cologne Academy of Arbitration. He also has been on the faculty for the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy (FIAA) and the Africa International Legal Awareness (AILA) International Treaty Law and Arbitration Programme.

Mr. Finizio is a member of the LCIA Court and a member of the GIAC Advisory Council. He also is a member of the Global Arbitration Review Editorial Board, the Lexis®PSL Arbitration Consulting Editorial Board, and the Editorial Board, as well as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA).

He is a member of a number of arbitration and international law institutions and related associations, including the International Bar Association (IBA), Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), American Society of International Law (ASIL), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). In addition, Mr. Finizio is a Member of the Board of Trustees for the Media Defence Legal Initiative and the Advisory Board of the Institute of Small and Micro States.

[Session 4] 10 November 2022 5:40 – 7:00 pm (KST)


Todd Wetmore

Partner, Three Crowns


Todd Wetmore, a founding partner of Three Crowns, is based in Paris, where he has handled complex international commercial arbitration cases for over 25 years. As counsel, he represents clients in high-stakes disputes around the world in diverse sectors including high-tech manufacturing, automobile distribution, aviation, oil and gas, electricity, and mining. He has deep experience with disputes presenting challenging financial and technical issues, such as those arising from banking operations, teaming arrangements, supply and M&A deals, and gas pricing, under both common law and civil law systems. Todd is also a recognised specialist in infrastructure and construction disputes and has led teams handling some of the largest construction disputes in arbitration.

Todd regularly sits as an arbitrator under the ICC, LCIA, Swiss, and UNCITRAL Rules. One prominent appointment includes the much-publicised van der Garde v. Sauber arbitration, which had an impact on the 2015 Formula 1 motor-racing season.
Who’s Who Legal recognises him as a “Thought Leader” in arbitration and a “Recommended Global Leader” in construction and energy law and describe him as “a very brilliant advocate”. Chambers notes that Todd is “furiously bright, gets very deep into the case details and is very passionate about his work” and is “outstanding counsel” whilst The Legal 500 describes him as “tireless, very intelligent and pragmatic”.

He co-authored the France chapter in Construction & Engineering Laws and Regulations (ICLG) and the Construction Disputes chapter of International Arbitration and the COVID-19 Revolution (Kluwer Law).
Todd is a Vice-President of the ICC Court and is qualified as an avocat in France and a solicitor in England.

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