Venue Information

SungKyunKwan University
53 Myeongnyun-dong 3-ga
Law School Building
2nd Floor, Room 206 (see map below)

Date: 3rd March 2011

Time: 8.00am to 9:45 am


Capacity: 90 places

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No Registration Fee applies - registration will taken on a first come first serve basis

Coffee and Muffins will be kindly offered by the University

Co-Organized by:

IBA Arbitration Committee
IBA Asia Pacific Forum
IBA Young Lawyers Committee

In association with Young ICCA

Organized by The International Bar Association Arbitration and Young Lawyers Committee and the Asia Pacific Forum, in association with Young ICCA, in the occasion of the 14th Annual IBA International Arbitration Day

SungKyunKwan University


Description of Session:

For young arbitration practitioners one of the key ingredients to conducting a successful arbitration is knowing how
an Arbitral Tribunal functions, operates and ultimately reaches its conclusion. This session is aimed at giving young
practitioners an insight into the minds of some of Asia’s and Europe’s leadings arbitrators as they go about the business
of determining commercial arbitration disputes on the international stage. This session is aimed at the practicality of
conducting international arbitrations in Asia with specific regard to the following key areas:

1.The basics of conducting preliminary hearings;
2. Settling of issues for determination;
3. The conduct of oral hearings - the difference between common law and civil law jurisdictions;
4. How as an arbitrator one approaches the handling of evidence be it a witness of fact or expert evidence;
5. The decision making process; and
6. The cultural difference in dealing with arbitrators and counsel from different jurisdictions.


Sunil Abraham, Zul Rafique & Partners, Malaysia, Vice-Chair of the IBA Asia Pacific Forum

Rouven F. Bodenheimer, Lungerich Lenz Schumacher, Germany, Chair of the IBA Young Lawyers Committee

Eduardo Damiao Goncalves, Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, Brazil, Young Lawyers Liason Officerof the IBA Arbitration Committee, Officer of Young ICCA.


John P. Bang, Bae Kim & Lee LLC, Korea

Philipp Habegger, Walder Wyss, Switzerland

Matthew Secomb, White & Case, France

Nish Shetty, Clifford Chance, Singapore