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5th IPBA Arbitration Day 2019
Jointly Hosted with JIDRC
Event Supporter : Westlaw Japan

For the First Time Ever !
The Invitation from IPBA to the 1st International

Arbitration Conference in Osaka, Japan

IPBA is pleased to invite you the exciting and informative conference with fruitful discussions and networking opportunities
on 13 and 14 November 2019.
All participants are kindly requested to register to attend the conference. There will be no on-site registration.
Please find the flyer for more detailed information with updates.

» Seminar Leaflet[PDF:1.34MB]

Event Outline
Date November 13-14, 2019
Location Japan International Dispute Resolution Center  MAP
2nd floor of the Osaka Nakanoshima
National Government Building
1-1-60 Fukushima Fukushima-ku, Osaka
553-8512 Japan
Capacity Up to 130 seats: First-come-first-served basis.
Registration Fee 16,000 JPY (Approximately 150 USD)
・The fee includes lunch on November 13th.
・The moderators/speakers are requested to register as well.
・Visa issue: please contact the IPBA secretariat on https://ipba.org.
Please apply here: Seminar Application Form

When applying for two or more people, please register one by one using the application form.
In addition, when applying for two or more people, please register using separate email addresses.
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● Day 1 (November 13, 2019)
9:00 am ~9:30 am


9:30 am ~9:40 am

Opening remarks by Francis Xavier S.C.

9:40 am ~10:55 am

Session 1: Arbitral Institutions in Asia-Recent Updates
This session explores Asia’s major arbitral institutions’ recent efforts in updating their rules and practices, innovations they undertook, developments in their local governments’ support for arbitration, challenges they may face, and their strategies to attract users of arbitration in Asia.
Moderators: Hiroyuki Tezuka (Nishimura & Asahi, IPBA DRAC Co-Chair), Sae Youn Kim (Yulchon LLC, IPBA DRAC Vice-Chair)
Speakers: Seok Hui Lim (SIAC), Sue Hyun Lim (KCAB), Joe Liu (HKIAC), Houchih Kuo (CAA (Taipei)), Wang Weijun (SHIAC(Shanghai)), Mingchao Fan (ICC), Hiroko Nihei(JCAA)

10:55 am ~11:25 am

Coffee/tea break

11:25 am ~12:40 pm

Session 2: Where to next? – Japan as a Seat for International Arbitration
In recent years, a number of countries in Asia have gained acceptance by the international arbitral community as appropriate seats. Drawing on the experience of both the traditional seats in the West and these seats in the East, this session explores the ingredients for Japan to be another seat in Asia well worth considering for international arbitration.
Moderators: Christpher Lau (3VB), Yoshimi Ohara (Nagashima, Ohno & Tsunematsu)
Speakers: Yoshihisa Hayakawa (Rikkyo University, JIDRC Secretary General), Simon Elliot (Three Crowns LLP), Thomas Allen (Greenberg Traurig LLP, IPBA DRAC Vice-Chair), Christopher Bailey (King & Spalding), Kap-You (Kevin) Kim (Bae Kim & Lee LLC), Dominique Brown-Berset (BrownPages SA)

12:40 pm~2:00 pm

Lunch Presentations by Li Zhiqiang (Jack Li) (Jin Mao Partners, IPBA President-Elect) & Kazuhiko Bando (JCAA)

2:00 pm~2:20 pm

Announcement for release of the IPBA Guidelines on Privileges and Attorney
Secrecy in International Arbitration

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Eckart Brodermann (Brodermann Jahn)

2:20 pm~3:35 pm

Session 3: “Med/Arb – Arb/Med – How to combine the best of the two worlds?
Chances and Risks”

The panelists discuss certain recent topics concerning the combination of arbitration and mediation. The topics include: (A) Is it useful for the parties in disputes to have recourse to mediation before initiating arbitration or would it rather be better to engage in a mediation at a later stage, i.e. after having started an arbitration? (B) Can an arbitrator act as a mediator in the course of arbitration proceeding or should it rather be a third neutral? (C) Would the Singapore Convention on Mediation have impact on the existing Arb/Med and Med/Arb practice?
Moderators: Urs Weber-Stecher (Wenger & Vieli Ltd, IPBA DRAC Vice-Chair) ,Teppei Mogi (Oebashi LPC & Partners)
Speakers: Dr. Professor Colin Ong (Dr. Colin Ong Legal Services, IPBA DRAC Vice-Chair), Dr. Torsten Lorcher (CMS Hasche Sigle, Germany), Haruo Okada (H.Okada International Law Offices) Ning Fei (Beijing Huizhong Law Firm), Thomas Rohner (Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd), Kirindeep Singh (Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP)

3:35 pm~4:05 pm

Coffee/tea break

4:05 pm~5:20 pm

Session 4 : Meet the Legends
This interview session endeavors to uncover the secret of the success of some of the most highly sought-after arbitrators in the Asia Pacific Region. Some of the topics covered in this session include their perspectives and experiences as arbitrators who are active in the region, as well as their experience on becoming a successful arbitrator.
Interviewer: Chie Nakahara (Nishimura & Asahi)
Interviewees: Dr. Bernhard F. Meyer (MME Legal), Dr. Michael Hwang (Michael Hwang Chambers LLC), Prof. Hi-Taek Shin (KCAB International)

● Day 2 (November 14, 2019)
9:15 am ~10:30 am

Session 5: Expedited Procedures
– too little, too fast or value for money – balancing efficiency and due process

This session will explore, in an interactive panel format, competing demands between speed, cost, efficiency and due process in expedited procedures. Some of the issues the panel will grapple with include: Should expedited procedures automatically apply to low value disputes? Is a three member tribunal ever justified for expedited procedure? Should early dismissal and summary proceedings be allowed in expedited procedures? The audience is encouraged to contribute to the debate from the floor.
Moderators: Steven Y.H. Lim (39 Essex Chambers, IPBA DRAC Vice-Chair), Yutaro Kawabata (Nishimura & Asahi)
Speakers: Felix Dasser (Homburger, IPBA DRAC Vice-Chair), Masafumi Kodama (Kitahama Partners), Sabrina Lee (Wilmer Hale, NY), Vyapak Desai (Nishith Desai Associates), Hu Ke (Jingtian & Gongcheng), Kyongwha Chung (Bae Kim & Lee)

10:30 am ~11:00 am

Coffee/tea break

11:00 am ~12:15 pm

Session 6: Developments in third party funding
In recent years, the third party funding of international arbitration (and cross border litigation) has increased significantly. This session will explore latest global trends, perceived issues, practical implications and the way forward, with perspectives from counsel, arbitrators and professional funders.
Moderators: Aoi Inoue (Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, IPBA DRAC Vice-Chair), Robert Rhoda (Dentons, IPBA DRAC Co-Chair)
Speakers: Lars Markert (Nishimura & Asahi), Suresh Divyanathan (Oon & Bazul LLP), Cheng-Yee Khong (IMF Bentham), Denis Brock (O’Melveny & Myers), David MacArthur (Bae Kim & Lee), Ashish Kabra (Nishith Desai Associates)

12:15 pm~12:30 pm

Closing remarks by the Representative of JIDRC

<Session Topics>
Session 1. Arbitral Institution in Asia
Session 2. International Arbitration Seated in Japan
Session 3. Med-Arb/Arb-Med
Session 4. Interviewing Legendary Arbitrators in Asia
Session 5. Expedited Procedures
Session 6. Third Party Funding

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