Venue Information

Maxwell Chambers
32 Maxwell Road, #03-01

Singapore 069115

With Support From

Event Photos

Hosted by Young ICCA and AFIA (the Australasian Forum for International Arbitration) with kind support of King & Spalding, Jan Paulsson, Lawrence Boo, Maxwell Chambers, Compass Lexecon, Wong Partnership and the National University of Singapore.

14 June 2012, 8:30am-12:45pm

The workshop followed the 21st ICCA Congress held in Singapore from 10- 13 June 2012.

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Goals and Objectives

The topic of the Singapore workshop is “Oral Advocacy for the Young Arbitration Practitioner. “ The seminar will focus on the role of a young practitioner at an arbitration hearing, including pre-hearing preparation, efficient assistance to senior counsel in presentation of oral submissions and usage of documents, and adoption of good advocacy skills.

The faculty of the seminar includes:

  • Kevin Kim - Partner, Bae, Kim & Lee
  • Calvin Chan - Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Santiago Dellepiane - Vice-President, Compass Lexecon
  • Elodie Dulac - Associate, King & Spalding; Co-Chair, AFIA
  • Amanda Lees - Senior Associate, Ashurst
  • Jim Morrison - Associate, Allens Arthur Robinson


8:30 - 8:45        Opening Remarks
                         Andy Pullen & Jim Morrison

8:45 - 9:05        Overview of an arbitration hearing
                          Kevin Kim

9:05 - 10:20       Preparation before the hearing - role of a junior
                          Elodie Dulac, Calvin Chan, Amanda Lees

10:20 - 10:40     Tea/Coffee Break

10:40 - 10:50     External Counsel
                          Amanda Lees

10:50 - 11:55     At the hearing - role of a junior
Elodie Dulac, Santiago Dellepiane, Jim Morrison, Amanda Lees, Kevin Kim

11:55 - 12:15     Your first submission as Counsel - what to do?
Calvin Chan, Jim Morrison

12:15 - 12:30     What is effective oral advocacy: the Arbitrator's perspective
Kevin Kim

12:30 - 12:25     Closing
Andy Pullen

12:45                 Lunch

Reading List

  1. The UNCITRAL Guide to Organising Arbitral Proceedings
  2. The Art of Advocacy in International Arbitration --Doak Bishop
  3. So You're Going to Be a Witness in an International Arbitration:  10 Golden Rules ---B. Vasani
  4. "Take the Witness: Cross-Examination in International Arbitration", edited by by Lawrence W. Newman and Ben H. Sheppard Jr, particularly the chapter on 'Preparing the Witness for Cross-Examination' - Robert S Rifkind.
  5. "Arbitration Advocacy" (2nd Ed) - John W Cooley with Steven Lubet, particularly the chapters on 'Prehearing Advocacy' and 'Preparing for the Arbitration Hearing'.
  6. “Witness conferencing” - Wolfgang Peter

Steering Committee

Natalia Alarcon
Andrew Battisson, Senior associate, Allen & Overy, Singapore
Elodie Dulac, Associate, King & Spalding, Singapore; Co-Chair, AFIA
Tim Foden, Associate, Allen & Overy, London; Events Coordinator of Young ICCA
Rachel Foxton, Director of Business Development, Singapore International Arbitration Centre
Ankit Goyal, Managing Associate, Orrick, Hong Kong
Alexander Grafe, Pupil Advocate & Solicitor, WongPartnership LLP, Singapore
Amanda Lees, Senior Associate, Ashurst, Singapore; Co-chair, Australasian Forum for International Arbitration
Maria Lokajova, Associate, Squire Sanders, Prague
James Morrison, Associate, Allens Arthur Robinson; Asia-Australasia Desk Coordinator, Young ICCA
Andrew Pullen, Counsel, Allen & Overy, Singapore