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Best Practices in International Arbitration

  • 28 Jun 2016
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Baker & McKenzie, 13th Floor, Hutchison House, 10 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong


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The HKCCA’s Executive Committee invites you to the following presentation, hosted by Baker & McKenzie

Lunch Presentation

Food and drinks will be provided. 1 Law Society of Hong Kong CPD point has been applied for.  New York and California Approved Jurisdiction policy may apply.

TOPIC:  Best Practices in International Arbitration - Making it Work for You

Parties entering into international or cross-border contracts increasingly adopt arbitration as their dispute resolution mechanism. International arbitration is a private process with procedures adopted in accordance with the parties' agreement. Due to its flexible nature, arbitration gives the parties an opportunity to tailor the process in accordance with their expectations and needs. By far the best time to agree on a sensible way to resolve a contractual dispute is when the parties are negotiating their arbitration clause and before any dispute has arisen. However, parties also face a number of choices over the course of the arbitration.

Baker & McKenzie's International Arbitration team will present on:

  • Best practices in international arbitration in relation to key choices parties have To make when negotiating an arbitration clause (e.g. selection of the arbitral seat and arbitral rules) and at various stages of an arbitration (e.g. arbitrator selection, rules of evidence);
  • Guidance as to which options may be most suitable in any given situation; and
  • Latest developments in third party funding of arbitrations in Hong Kong

SPEAKERS: Nandakumar Ponniya, Partner; Philipp Hanusch, Senior Associate; and Andrew Chin, Senior Associate

Nandakumar (Kumar) Ponniya is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution Practice Group, based in Singapore.  With 20 years experience, Kumar is a seasoned practitioner with a broad focus on dispute resolution, covering international arbitration, commercial litigation, corporate restructuring and insolvency. He also advises on investment arbitration matters in Asia and has a particular focus on oil and gas, infrastructure and construction sectors.  He has worked on international arbitrations involving all the major arbitral rules including ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, SIAC, KLRCA, HKIAC and BANI; with hearings in multiple jurisdictions such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, London and Mexico City.

Kumar is listed as a leading dispute resolution lawyer in Singapore, with Chambers Asia Pacific noting that he “stands out for his quickness and perspicacity” and has “a full and comprehensive knowledge of international arbitration and good analytical skill in dealing with cross-border commercial disputes”.  Benchmark Asia Pacific has recognized him as a “leading disputes star” and “leading litigation star” in Singapore.

Kumar graduated with a LL.B (Hons) from National University of Singapore. He is admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York, a solicitor in England and Wales, and an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore.

Philipp Hanusch is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution Group in Hong Kong.  His practice focuses on international commercial arbitration.  He has represented parties in institutional arbitration proceedings under the HKIAC Rules, ICC Rules, CIETAC Rules, ICDR Rules, and Vienna Rules, and in ad hoc proceedings under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Philipp has been appointed twice as sole arbitrator in ICC arbitration proceedings (under the 1998 and 2012 ICC Rules) with seat in Hong Kong.

Before joining the Firm in February 2015, he worked as an associate for a major Hong Kong law firm for 8 years. Prior to that, he worked for a leading Austrian law firm for 7 years. In 2011, he was appointed legal counsel to the Austrian Consulate in Hong Kong.

Philipp graduated with an LL.M from University of London, and a Mag.iur. from University of Vienna. He is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong.

Andrew Chin is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution Group in Hong Kong. He specialises in international and domestic arbitration, commercial dispute resolution, building, infrastructure, engineering disputes and has represented clients in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Andrew was the Honorary Treasurer of the Young Member’s Group of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch) from 2012 – 2013 and the Vice Chairperson from 2013 - 2014.

Andrew graduated from Cambridge University with a Bachelor of Arts (Law) and from the London School of Economics with Masters of Laws.  He is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and Singapore

VENUE: Baker & McKenzie, 13/F Hutchison House, 10 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong
DATE:  Tuesday 28 Jun 2016  
TIME: 12.30 for lunch, 13.00 - 14.00 for presentation


RSVP: Please register your attendance online no later than 23 Jun 2016. If you register but are then unable to attend, please email events@hkcca.net and tell us so that other members on any waitlist may attend. If you have any suggestions for topics or speakers for future HKCCA events, please let us know at events@hkcca.net.

Please note this event is exclusively for HKCCA members. If you are not an HKCCA member but you want to attend this presentation, you need to successfully apply for membership at www.hkcca.net and pay the membership fee before registering for the event. If you have any membership queries, please contact HKCCA Secretariat on events@hkcca.net or (852) 2516 7007.           

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