IPBA 2021

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Tuesday 15 June 2021

Opening of the Virtual Conference

10:15 pm10:30 pm

Opening Remarks

Jack Li
President
Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)

10:30 pm11:30 pm

The Future of Legal Services

Prof. Richard Susskind OBE

The Keynote presentation is made possible with the kind support of Stibbe and TozziniFreire.

11:30 pm12:00 am

Networking & Discussions in the Lounge

Wednesday 16 June 2021

Conference Day 2

Sessions Commence

9:40 am9:55 am

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Stream 2

Stream 3

Stream 4

10:00 am11:00 am

Developments in Digital Trade

Moderator

Bryan Tan
Partner
Pinsent Masons Mpillay
Singapore

Speakers

Ryu Ishida
Partner
Commons Law Office
Tokyo

Kent Woo
Partner
Zhong Lun
Guangzhou

Kala Anandarajah
Partner
Rajah Tann Singapore LLP
Singapore

Caroline Berube
Managing Partner
HJM Asia Law
Hong Kong

Alvin Tan
Partner
Rajah Tann Singapore LLP
Singapore

How Does Rising Government Enforcement Against Corporate Wrongdoings Affect Corporate Governance?

Moderators

Susan Munro
Partner
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Hong Kong

Yogesh Singh
Co-head – Corporate Practice Group
Trilegal
Gurgaon

Speakers

Gerry Zack
CEO
Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics & Health Care Compliance Association
Minneapolis

George Wang
Managing Partner, Attorney-at-law
Duan & Duan
Shanghai

Stephen Charles O’Sullivan
Partner
Mattos Filho Advogados
Sao Paulo

Eu Jin Ong
Partner
Rosli Dahlan Saravana
Kuala Lumpar

The Role of Women in Resolving International Business Disputes

Moderators

Shweta Bharti
Senior Partner
Hammurabi & Solomon Partners
New Delhi

Olivia Kung
Founding Partner
Wellington Legal
Hong Kong

Speakers

Areej Hamadah
President
Legal Challenges Group
Kuwait

Sae Youn Kim
Partner
Kim & Chang
Seoul

Yoko Maeda
Partner
City-Yuwa Partners
Tokyo

Patricia Tysmans-Clemente
Partner
Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices
Taguig City

Julie Raneda
Partner
Schellenberg Wittmer’s
Singapore

Survival Strategies: Trade and Tax Imperatives

Moderators

Jeff Snyder
Partner
Crowell & Moring
Washington DC

Michael Butler
Partner
Finlaysons
Adelaide

Speakers

Rachael Budd
Managing Director
Transolve
Sydney

Neil Russ
Director
Russ & Associates
Auckland

Augusto Vechio
Partner
Estudio Beccar Varela
Buenos Aires

Seetharaman Sampath
Founder
Sarvada Legal
New Delhi

Liyao Wang
Lawyer / Registered Migration Agent
Finlaysons
Adelaide

11:00 am11:30 am

Networking & Discussions in the Lounge

Sessions Commence

2:40 pm2:55 pm

Stream 1

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Stream 4

3:00 pm4:00 pm

Belt and Road Initiative Energy Projects in the Shadow of the Trade War

Moderator

Dr. Manoj Kumar
Founder & Managing Partner
Hammurabi & Solomon Partners
New Delhi

Speakers

Paul Aston
Full Time consultant
HFW
Singapore

Martin Desautels
Managing Partner; co-head Regional Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Practice
DFDL Legal & Tax
Ho Chi Minh City

Jihong Wang
Partner
Zhong Lun Law Firm
Beijing

Dr. Net Le
Founding Partner
LNT Partners
Hanoi

Investor State Arbitration along the Belt and Road – Towards More Innovation

Moderators

Lars Markert
Partner
Nishimura & Asahi
Tokyo

Kshama Loya
Leader, International Dispute Resolution
Nishith Desai Associates
Mumbai

Speakers

Qian Wu
Counsel
Singapore International Arbitration Centre
Singapore

Kyongwha Chung
Of Counsel
Covington & Burling LLP
New York

Tony Dymond
Partner
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
London

Guilherme Rizzo Amaral
Partner
Souto Correa Advogados
Sao Paulo

Zhang Xi
Senior Counsel
Beijing Arbitration Commission/ Beijing International Arbitration Center
Beijing

Digitalization Changes the World – How Does it Change the Tax World?

Moderator

Riccardo Cajola
Managing Partner
Cajola & Associati
Milan

Speakers

George Ribeiro
Partner
Ribero Hui
Hong Kong

Alexander Puperter
Attorney-at-Law
Blomberg Pupeter Heil
Munich

Ron Parks
Partner
SMPP Legal
Myanmar

Ryousuke Kono
Partner
Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners
Tokyo

Cyber Risk: Readiness of the Legal Community and its Role in Dealing With a Cyber Crisis

Moderator

Amira Nabila Budiyano
Associate Director
Gateway Law Corporation
Singapore

Speakers

Samuel Choi
Associate Director
JW Legal
Auckland

Aaron Kamath
Leader-Technology Law, Privacy & Cyber Security Practice
Nishith Desai Associates
Bangalore

Tong Lai Ling
Partner
Raja, Darryl & Loh

Helen Tung
In-House Counsel
NewSpace 2060
Dubai

Rudra Kumar Pandey
Partner
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.
Delhi

4:00 pm4:30 pm

Networking & Discussions in the Lounge

Sessions Commence

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Stream 4

10:30 pm11:30 pm

The Impact of Online Dispute Resolution and AI

Moderators

Aoi Inoue
Partner
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Tokyo

Moses W. Park
Barrister
Liberty Chambers
Hong Kong

Speakers

Prof. Yoshihisa Hayakawa
Professor of Law
Rikkyo University
Tokyo

Michael Cartier
Partner
Walder Wyss AG
Zurich

Wendy Lin
Partner
WongPartnership LLP
Singapore

Rodolphe Ruffié
Partner
Clifford Chance
Perth

Rafael Villar Gagliardi
Partner
Demarest, Advogados
Sao Paulo

Deal Performance and Post Execution Risks

Moderator

Jan Bogaert
Partner
Stibbe
Brussels

Speakers

Dr Till Kosche
Partner
Noerr
Frankfurt

Maëva Slotine
Founder
Slotine
Hong Kong

Eric Marcks
Partner
Southgate
Tokyo

Vittorio De Luca
Managing Partner
De Luca & Partners
Milan

What is Happening in Latin America?

Moderators

Luciano Ojea Quintana
Partner
Marval O’Farrell Mairal
Buenos Aires

Gabriel Kuznietz
Lawyer
Demarest Advogados
São Paulo

Speakers

Gonzalo Grez
Partner
Cariola Diez Pérez-Cotapos
Santiago

Juan Carlos Hernández
Partner
Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C
Mexico City

Fernando Hurtado de Mendoza
Partner
Kennedys
Lima

Jose Francisco Mafla
Partner
Brigard & Urrutia
Bogotá

Data Protection and Employment Regulation – European Old School or Global Guidance

Moderator

Björn Otto
Partner
CMS

Speakers

Ajay Singh Solanki
Leader, Labour & Employment Practice
Nishith Desai Associates
Mumbai

Jenny Tsin
Partner
WongPartnership LLP
Singapore

Carol Zhu
Partner
Zhong Lun Law Firm

Frédérique David
Partner
Harlay Avocats
Paris

11:30 pm12:00 am

Networking & Discussions in the Lounge

Thursday 17 June 2021

Conference Day 3

Sessions Commence

9:40 am9:55 am

Stream 1

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Stream 3

Stream 4

10:00 am11:00 am

The Principles for Sustainable and Responsible Investment: a New Road for ESG in M&A?

Moderators

Sara Marchetta
Partner
Chiomenti Law Firm
Beijing

Jay Shim
Partner, International Tax Planning and Dispute Resolution
Lee & Ko
Seoul

Speakers

Alvaro José Rodríguez
Partner
Posse Herrera Ruiz
Colombia

David Bursey
Partner
Bennett Jones LLP
Vancouver

Sara Zhang
Senior Partner
Y&T Lawyers
Suzhou, Jiangsu

Kosturi Ghosh
Partner
Trilegal
Banglaore

Preparing for Agenda 2030. Sustainable Public Procurement – Adding the Environment to the Equation

Moderators

Alberto Cardemil
Partner
Carey
Santiago

Ignacio Santamaria
Partner
Lloreda Camacho & Co
Bogotá

Speakers

Andrey Porfiriev
Partner
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
Moscow

Christina S. Reyes
Senior Associate
Cochingyan & Partners Law Offices
Manila

Meryl Koh
Director, Intellectual Property & Dispute Resolution
Drew & Napier LLC
Singapore

Construction Law in Focus, Part 1: Employers’ Rights and Obligations

Moderators

Karen Gough
Barrister, Attorney-at-Law (Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago), Chartered Arbitrator
39 Essex Chambers, London, Singapore and Malaysia
London

Paul Sandosham
Partner
Clifford Chance Asia and Cavenagh Law LLP
Singapore

Speakers

Dr. Christopher Malcolm
A Consultant Senior Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Justice of Jamaica; Secretary General JAIAC
JAIAC
Kingston

Swee Im Tan
Adjudicator/Arbitrator
39 Essex Chambers
Kuala Lumpar

Antitrust Issues in Digital Platform

Moderators

Atsushi Yamada
Partner
Anderson Mori
Tokyo

Janet Hui
Partner
JunHe LLP
Hong Kong

Speakers

Eva Cole
Partner
Winston & Strawn LLP
New York

Elizabeth Avery
Partner
Gilbert + Tobin
Sydney

Corrine Chew
Director
Drew & Napier LLC
Singapore

Youngjin Jung
Attorney
Kim & Chang
Seoul

Etsuko Hara
Partner
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Tokyo

11:00 am11:30 am

Networking & Discussions in the Lounge

Sessions Commence

2:40 pm2:55 pm

Introductory Remarks by Nini Halim, Invigorating Kickboxing Session

Julien Ruppert
Kickboxing Instuctor
Berkley

Stream 1

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Stream 4

3:00 pm4:00 pm

Adapting a Firm’s Legal Practice to the New Normal

Moderators

Emerico O. De Guzman
Managing Partner
ACCRALAW
Manila

Julie Raneda
Partner
Schellenberg Wittmer’s
Singapore

Speakers

Stephen Revell
Chief Executive Officer
Making Change Happen
Singapore

James Miller
Managing Partner
RPC
London

Daniel Yi
Lead – Asia Practice Team
Yulchon LLC

Arya Tripathy
Partner
PSA
New Delhi

Ashish Kabra
Heads the International Dispute Resolution & Investigations Practice
Nishith Desai Associates
Singapore

Challenges in Energy Disputes: Perspectives and Experiences drawing on a Mock Scenario

Moderators

Steven Y.H Lim
Arbitrator and Barrister
39 Essex Chambers
Singapore

Peter Chow
Partner
King & Spalding
Singapore

Speakers

Jeonghye Sophie Ahn
Partner
Yulchon LLC
Seoul

Lam Ko Luen
Partner
Shook Lin & Bok
Kuala Lumpar

Weina Ye
Partner
Herbert Smith Freehills Kewei

Alex Gunning QC
Barrister
One Essex Court
London

Libin Zhang
General Counsel
ENN, Langfang
Hebei Province

ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) in Banking and Finance

Moderator

Stéphane Karolczuk
Partner
Arendt & Medernach
Hong Kong

Speakers

Vivek Kathpalia
Heads the Singapore Office
Nishith Desai Associates
Singapore

Yuri Suzuki
Partner
Atsumi & Sakai
Tokyo

Don Waters
Partner/Co-Chair, Financial Services Group and Japan Country Desk
McMillan LLP
Ontario

Sino-Foreign M&A and JVs: Typical Causes of Disputes and How to Avoid or Resolve Them

Moderators

Robert Rhoda
Partner
Dentons Hong Kong LLP
Hong Kong

André Brunschweiler
Partner
LALIVE
Zurich

Speakers

Omar Puertas
Partner
Cuatrecasas
Shanghai

Dr. Ling Yang
Deputy Secretary-General
Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
Hong Kong

Ben Qi
Managing Partner, Attorney at Law
Jin Mao Partners

Dr. Anselm Christiansen
Associate Partner
Gleiss Lutz
Stuttgart

Prof. Dr. Colin Ong QC
Senior Partner
Dr Colin Ong Legal Services
Brunei

4:00 pm4:30 pm

Networking & Discussions in the Lounge

Sessions Commence

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Stream 4

10:30 pm11:30 pm

Litigation Tools and Strategies that Can Be Used to Aid International Arbitration

Moderators

Axel Reeg
Attorney at law
REEG RECHTSANWAELTE
Mannheim

Koh Swee Yen
Partner
WongPartnership LLP
Singapore

Speakers

Joaquin P. Terceño
Partner
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Tokyo

Leanne (Yanli) Zheng
Partner
JunHe LLP
Singapore

Thomas Rohner
Partner
Pestalozzi
Zurich

Kevin Nash
Deputy Registrar & Centre Director
Singapore International Arbitration Centre
Singapore

Alipak Banerjee
Leader, International Dispute Resolution
is Nishith Desai Associates
New Delhi

Pitfalls in Due Diligence

Moderators

Kenichi Sekiguchi
Partner
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Tokyo

Picharn Sukparangsee
Partner
Bangkok Global Law
Bangkok

Speakers

Santiago Fontana
Partner
Ferrere (Uruguay)
Montevideo

Hong Bui
Partner
LNT & Partners

Fausto Romero-Miura
Corporate Partner
Pérez-Llorca
Madrid

How to Do Business in Countries in Latin America and What Are the Main Challenges?

Moderators

Ronaldo Veirano
Founding Partner & Chairman
Veirano Advogados
Rio de Janeiro

Vidaur Mora
Partner
Rivadeneyra, Treviño y de Campo, S.C.
Mexico City

Speakers

Juan Sonoda
Partner
Beretta Godoy
Buenos Aires

Mauricio Salas
Partner
BLP Abogados
San José

Gustavo Rabello
Partner
TozziniFreire Advogados
São Paulo

Ignacio Santamaria
Partner
Lloreda Camacho & Co
Bogotá

Cross-Border Investigations – Priorities and Pitfalls

Moderators

Siva Kumar Kanagasabai
Partner
Skrine
Kuala Lumpar

Shin Jae Kim
Partner
TozziniFreire Advogados
São Paulo

Speakers

Dr. Simone Nadelhofer
Partner
LALIVE SA
Zurich

Anuj Berry
Partner
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
New Delhi

Geoffrey Atkins
Partner
Ropes & Gray
Hong Kong

11:30 pm12:00 am

Networking & Discussions in the Lounge

Friday 18 June 2021

Conference Day 4

Sessions Commence

9:40 am9:55 am

Stream 1

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Stream 3

Stream 4

10:00 am11:00 am

Latest Development in Merger Control/Antitrust Filing

Moderators

Anand Raj
Partner
Shearn Delamore

Manas Kumar Chaudhuri
Partner
Khaitanco
New Delhi

Speakers

Anthony F. Baldanza
Partner
Fasken
Toronto

Vivian Fraga
Partner
TozziniFreire Advogados
São Paulo

Mingfang Gong
Senior Associate
JunHe LLP
Beijing

Vincent Wang
Partner
Tsar & Tsai Law Firm
Taipei

Women Lawyers Unlimited

Moderator

Ruby Rose J. Yusi
Senior Partner
ACCR Law
Manila

Speakers

Hanim Hamzah
Regional Managing Partner
ZICOLAW
Singapore

Diep Hoang
Partner
Dilinh Legal
Ho Chi Minh City

Priti Suri
Founder and Managing Partner
PSA Legal Counsellors
Delhi

Yunyan (Chris) Zhang
Senior Partner
Jincheng Tongda & Neal Law Firm
Shanghai

Meryl Koh
Director, Intellectual Property & Dispute Resolution
Drew & Napier LLC
Singapore

Ira Eddymurthy
Founding Partner
SSEK Legal Consultants
Jakarta

Strategies in Developing Projects in the Oil and Gas Industry

Moderators

Kirindeep Singh
Senior Partner
Dentons Rodyk
Singapore

Thomas Meister
Co-Founder and Partner of Tax Department
Walder Wyss
Zurich

Speakers

Robin Lonergan
Special Counsel
Mills Oakley
Brisbane

André De Souza Carvalho

Veirano Advogados
Sao Paulo

Andrey Zharsky
Partner
ALRUD
Moscow

Peter Harris
Counsel, International Arbitration Group
Clifford Chance
Tokyo

Picharn Sukparangsee
Partner
Bangkok Global Law
Bangkok

Heike Trischmann
Partner
Watson Farley & Williams
Singapore

Global Strategies to Protect Confidential Information for the Multi-National Employer

Moderator

Trent Sutton
international Employment Attorney
Littler
Singapore

Speakers

Vikram Shroff
Leader of the HR Law (employment & labour) team
Nishith Desai Associates
Mumbai

Hongjuan Bai
Partner
JunHe LLP
China

Alberto Deluca
Partner
De Luca & Partners

Yap Yeong Hui
Partner
Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff
Kuala Lumpar

11:00 am11:30 am

Networking & Discussions in the Lounge

Sessions Commence

2:40 pm2:55 pm

Stream 1

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Stream 4

3:00 pm4:00 pm

IP Protection in Various Jurisdictions in the Post-Pandemic Era

Moderator

Lidong Pan
Partner
Reiz Law Firm

Speakers

Yoshifumi Onodera
Partner
MORI HAMADA & MATSUMOTO

Christopher Kao
Partner
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Jose Eduardo Genilo
Partner
ACCRA Law Offices

Catherine Verneret
Partner
DS Avocats

Joyce Zhang
Partner
Reiz Law Firm

China’s Recent Developments in International Dispute Resolution

Moderators

Chan Hock Keng
Partner
WongPartnership LLP
Singapore

Sae Youn Kim
Partner
Kim & Chang
Seoul

Speakers

Gao Xiaoli
Judge
The Supreme People’s Court of P. R. China
Beijing

Heehwan Kwon
Director
Korean Commercial Arbitration Board(KCAB) INTNERNATIONAL (KCAB INTERNATIONAL)
Seoul

Chen Fuyong
Deputy Secretary-General
Beijing Arbitration Commisison/Beijing International Arbitration Center
Beijing

Alexander Fessas
Secretary-General
ICC International Court of Arbitration
Paris

How to Organize a Multi–Jurisdictional Deal

Moderator

Christopher Vogl
Corporate/M&A lawyer
Gleiss Lutz
Stuttgart

Speakers

Hideaki Roy Umetsu
Partner
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Tokyo

Jacques Buhart
Partner
McDermott Will & Emery Paris
Paris

Heiko Wiechers
Partner
CMS
Region Stuttgart

Dr. Heida Donegan
Partner
Dentons Kensington Swan
Auckland

Eric Franco
General Counsel
Engie Peru
Lima

Gregory A. Buxton
Partner
Winkler Partners
Taipei–Keelung

Construction Law in Focus, Part 2: Contractors’ Rights and Obligations

Moderators

Alfred Wu
Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Mirella Lechna
Attorney at law, Partner
Wardynski & Partners
Wrocław

Speakers

Vyapak Desai
Head, Int’l Dispute Resolution and Investigation
Nishith Desai Associates
Mumbai

Rosa Isabel Peña Sastre
Partner
Roca Junyent
Barcelona

Philip Trevor Nunn
Consultant
Norton Rose Fulbright Hong Kong
Hong Kong

4:00 pm4:30 pm

Networking & Discussions in the Lounge

Sessions Commence

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10:30 pm11:30 pm

Arbitration and Corruption: How to Deal with Hints of Bribery and Money Laundering

Moderators

Felix Dasser
Partner
Homburger AG
Zurich

Dr. Simone Nadelhofer
Partner
LALIVE SA
Zurich

Speakers

Ge Huangbin
Director
LVM Law Chambers LLC
Singapore

Michael Peer
Partner
Head of Dispute Advisory South East Asia
Singapore

Dr. Arthur Dong
Partner
AnJie Law Firm

Sahil Kanuga
Co-head
International Dispute Resolution & Investigations Practice

Dr. iur. Kathrin Betz
Attorney at Law
betz law
Basel

Nudra B. Majeed
Barrister
NBM Law Chambers
Lahore

Fintech

Moderator

Dr. Thomas Zwissler
Partner
ZIRNGIBL
Munich

Speakers

Vinay Ahuja
Partner
DFDL
Bangkok

Catrina Luchsinger
Partner
Froriep Legal AG
Zurich

Digital Payment Platforms: Developments, Issues and Prospects

Moderator

Miriam Rose Ivan L. Pereira
Counsel
Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners

Speakers

JJ Disini
Managing Partner
Disini & Disini Law Office

Abadi Abi Tisnadisastra
Partner
Akset Law
Jakarta

Lucas Tavares Bueno
Partner
Demarest
Sao Paulo

Lily Yin
Partner
Fangda Partners
Shanghai

Pandemic and the Way Forward: Situation and Reaction in the Aviation Industry

Moderators

Fernando Hurtado de Mendoza
Partner
Kennedys
Lima

Gabriel Kuznietz
Lawyer
Demarest Advogados
São Paulo

Speakers

Gabriel Kuznietz
Lawyer
Demarest Advogados
São Paulo

Dr. Jean-Claude Beaujour
Of Counsel
Harlay
Paris

Lai Wai Fong
Partner
Shearn Delamore & Co
Kuala Lumpar

Robert Quon
Partner
Dentons Canada
Vancouver

Nobuhiko Harada
Partner
Nishimura & Asahi
Chiyoda-ku

11:30 pm12:00 am

Farewell Remarks and Networking & Discussions in the Lounge

Saturday 19 June 2021

Organisational Meetings

Organisational Meetings

These meetings will be held on zoom, an invitation link will be sent out prior to the day.

6:00 pm7:30 pm

Officers Meeting
For IPBA Officers only.

7:30 pm9:00 pm

Committee Chairs and Programmes Meeting
For IPBA Council Members only.

Membership Leaders Meeting
For IPBA Council Members only.

9:00 pm10:00 pm

Council Meeting
For IPBA Council Members only.

10:00 pm11:00 pm

Annual General Meeting
This meeting is open to all current members of the IPBA. After verifying your membership status, register HERE

11:00 pm12:00 am

Final Networking via Zoom
Everyone is welcome to participate! Register HERE