Multilateralism, International Collaboration and Rule of Law in an Evolving World

Dr R.M. Marty M. Natalegawa KCMG
Dr Marty Natalegawa
Former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Indonesia

Dr R.M. Marty M. Natalegawa KCMG served as Foreign Minister of Indonesia (2009 – 2014).

He is the author of “Does ASEAN Matter? A view from Within” (ISEAS Publishing - 2018).

He is a member of the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Advisory Board on Mediation.

He is also ASPI Distinguished Fellow; member of the International Academic Advisory Committee of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, the Southeast Asia Advisory Board of the CSIS, Washington, D.C., International Crisis Group Board of Trustees, Global Advisory Committee of the Jeju Forum, UWA Public Policy Institute Advisory Board, and Prominent Research Scholar of the Bank of Indonesia Institute. He is also involved in the private sector in advisory capacity.

He served in the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Global Response to Health Crises and UN President of the General Assembly’s 72nd Session Team of External Advisors.

He was Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the UN (2007-2009), including as President of the UN Security Council; Ambassador to the UK and also to Ireland (2005- 2007); and Indonesia’s Director General for ASEAN Cooperation.

He has been cited as “one of the most respected foreign policy and international security thinkers of his generation, both within Indonesia, in South-east Asia, and in the broader Asia-Pacific region”.

Dr Natalegawa earned a D.Phil. from the ANU; an M.Phil. from University of Cambridge; and a BSc (Hons) from the LSE.

Mr Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara
Mr Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara
CEO, Temasek International Pte Ltd

Mr Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara is the Chief Executive Officer of Temasek International Pte. Ltd. Pillay joined Temasek in September 2010.

Prior to joining Temasek, he was Managing Partner of Singapore law firm WongPartnership LLP. His areas of specialisation were mergers & acquisitions, corporate law and corporate governance.

Pillay serves on the boards of the Singapore Management University, the National Research Foundation in Singapore, Singapore Innovate Pte. Ltd., Enterprise Singapore and certain subsidiaries of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited. He is also a member of the Future Economy Council and the Financial Centre Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Laws and obtained a Master of Law from the University of Cambridge.

Judge Xue Hanqin

Photograph: UN Photo/ICJ-CIJ/Frank van Beek. Courtesy of the ICJ. All rights reserved.

The Honourable Judge Xue Hanqin
Vice-President, International Court of Justice

Judge Xue Hanqin is Vice-President of the International Court of Justice (since 2018). She was elected to the Court in 2010.

She received her BA from Beijing Foreign Language Studies University in 1980, a diploma of international law from Peking University in 1982 and a LLM and a J.S.D. degree from Columbia Law School in 1983 and 1995 respectively.

From 1980 to 2003, Judge Xue served in the Treaty and Law Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, rising to the position of Director-General (1999-2003). In 2003, she was appointed as Chinese Ambassador to the Netherlands, Permanent Representative to the Organization on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and served until 2008. From December 2008 until her election to the Court, she served as the Chinese Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and as Legal Counsel of the Foreign Ministry of China.

Judge Xue is a Professor at Wuhan University School of Law; Vice-President (2017 2019), Associate member and formerly member of the International Law Institute (since 2005); she is a member of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (since 2015) and a member of the Ethics Commission of the International Olympic Committee (since 2017).

She has previously held the positions of President of the Asian Society of International Law (2009-2011), Member (2002-2010) and Chairman of the International Law Commission (2010).

Professor Tommy Koh
Moderator
Professor Tommy Koh
Ambassador-at-Large Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore and Professor of Law, National University of Singapore

Professor Tommy Koh is currently Ambassador-at-Large at Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore (NUS), where he is also Rector, Tembusu College; Chairman of the Governing Board, Centre for International Law; Special Adviser, Institute of Policy Studies; and Chairman, International Advisory Panel, Asia Research Institute. He is also the Co-chairman of the Asian Development Bank’s Advisory Committee on Water and Sanitation.

He had served as Dean of the Faculty of Law of NUS, Singapore's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador to the United States of America, High Commissioner to Canada and Ambassador to Mexico. He was President of the Third UN Conference on the Laws of the Sea. He was also the Chairman of the Preparatory Committee for and the Main Committee of the UN Conference on Environment and Development (Earth Summit). He was the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy to Russia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Professor Koh has received awards from the Governments of Singapore, Chile, Finland, France, Japan, Netherlands, Spain and the United States. He also received the Champion of the Earth Award from UNEP and the inaugural President's Award for the Environment from Singapore. He was conferred with honorary doctoral degrees in law by Yale and Monash Universities, and the Great Negotiator Award by Harvard University in 2014.

on the Negotiation of the Convention on Mediation

Mr Itai Apter
Mr Itai Apter
Director, International Civil Affairs, Office of the Deputy Attorney General (International Law), Ministry of Justice, Israel

Mr Itai Apter serves as Director, International Civil Affairs in the Office of the Deputy Attorney-General (International Law) at the Israel Ministry of Justice.

His work focuses on issues relating to private and commercial international law, public international law, treaty law, international privileges and immunities and international arbitration and mediation. He is also a member of Israeli delegations to various United Nations and HCCH (Hague Conference on Private International Law) forums and takes part in intergovernmental taskforces responsible for bilateral negotiations. Apter was a member of the delegation of Israel to UNCITRAL Working Group II (Arbitration and Conciliation/Dispute Settlement) during the negotiations of the Singapore Mediation Convention. Apter joined the office in 2008. He received an LL.B. from the University of Haifa (magna cum laude) in 2006, and an LL.M (International Legal Studies) from New York University in 2008.

Mr Héctor Flores Sentíes
Mr Héctor Flores Sentíes
Partner, Abascal Flores y Segovia

Mr Héctor Flores Sentíes graduated with a Law Degree, Magna Cum Laude, at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). He attended programs on public and private international law at the Hague Academy of International Law. He is a Professor of International Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution at ITAM, and frequent lecturer on ADR before members of Mexican federal courts. He is also a partner in Abascal, Flores y Segovia, a boutique law firm based in Mexico City and specialized in international arbitration and business law. Since 2014, he has served as advisor and representative of Mexico before the United Nations Commission for International Trade Law (UNCITRAL); and, as such, he was actively involved in the approval of the Mauritius Convention on Transparency in Investment Arbitration and amendments to the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, amendments to the UNCITRAL Notes on the Organization of Arbitral Proceedings, and the amendment of the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Conciliation, and the drafting of the Singapore Convention on Commercial Mediation.

Professor Jaemin Lee
Professor Jaemin Lee
Professor of International Law, School of Law, Seoul National University

Professor Jaemin Lee is currently Professor of Law at School of Law, Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea. He obtained his LL.B., LL.M. and Ph.D. from Seoul National University; LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center; and J.D. from Boston College Law School. His major areas of teaching and research are public international law and international economic law. He has published articles and books (including book chapters) on various topics of public international law, international trade law and international investment law. Since 2012, he has been participating in UNCITRAL Working Groups II and III as delegate of the Republic of Korea.

Dr Norel Rosner
Dr Norel Rosner
Legal and Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, European Commission

Dr Norel Rosner was involved in the UNCITRAL project on the enforceability of international commercial settlement agreements as lead negotiator on behalf of the European Union. Dr Rosner currently work at the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, focusing on international negotiations in the area of civil justice. Previously, Dr Rosner worked at the Court of Justice of the European Union, as well as in academia (University of Groningen, The Netherlands) and in private practice (De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, The Netherlands). Dr Rosner holds a PhD degree in Law from the University of Groningen and has been a Visiting Researcher at the NYU School of Law.

Mr Tim Schnabel
Mr Tim Schnabel
Former Attorney, Office of the Legal Adviser, United States Department of State

Mr Tim Schnabel is currently the Executive Director of the Uniform Law Commission. In his former role as an attorney in the U.S. State Department’s Office of the Legal Adviser, he proposed the development of the Singapore Mediation Convention in UNCITRAL and served as the head of the U.S. delegation during the negotiations. He also led U.S. involvement in the negotiation of a number of other multilateral projects aimed at legal harmonization, including the Mauritius Transparency Convention, two cross-border insolvency model laws, and instruments related to secured transactions, arbitration, and financial markets law. Earlier in his career, he practiced law at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP in Washington, D.C., and clerked for the Hon. Janice Rogers Brown on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School and his B.A. and M.A from Case Western Reserve University.

Ms Corinne Montineri
Moderator
Ms Corinne Montineri
Senior Legal Officer, UNCITRAL Secretariat, United Nations

Ms Corinne Montineri is a Senior Legal Officer in the International Trade Law Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, the Secretariat of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). UNCITRAL is the core legal body of the United Nations in the field of international trade law.

Her main field of activity relates to dispute settlement, and technical assistance to law reform in the field of arbitration and mediation, which includes advising UN Member States on draft arbitration and mediation laws, and on compatibility of existing laws with UNCITRAL standards. She has been servicing the sessions of the UNCITRAL Working Group II (Dispute Settlement) since October 2003 and was the Secretary of Working Group II from January 2009 to January 2019. She now the Secretary of Working Group III (Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform).

The Future of International Dispute Resolution: Challenges and Opportunities for Access to Justice

Professor Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler
Professor Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler
President, International Council for Commercial Arbitration

Professor Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler is President of International Council for Commercial Arbitration. She is a partner of Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler and practices international commercial and investment arbitration, having acted in over 220 international arbitrations. She regularly ranks among the top ten arbitrators worldwide; a study of investment arbitration released in 2016 concluded that she was the "most influential arbitrator in the world". She appears on numerous institutional panels (including ICC, ICSID, SIAC, CIETAC).

Professor emerita at Geneva University, Professor Kaufmann-Kohler is the founder of the Geneva LLM in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS). She is also a visiting professor at NUS, Tsinghua, Georgetown Law, Sciences Po Paris and at the (MIDS). She has published extensively on topics of international dispute settlement and launched the Academic Forum on ISDS Reform.

Honorary President of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), Professor Kaufmann-Kohler is also among others a former member of the ICC Court, LCIA Court, and AAA Board, and a member of the Swiss delegation to UNCITRAL.

Justice Anselmo Reyes
The Honourable Justice Anselmo Reyes
International Judge, Singapore International Commercial Court

Justice Anselmo Reyes practises as an arbitrator. He was Professor of Legal Practice at Hong Kong University from October 2012 to September 2018. Before that, he was a judge of the Hong Kong High Court from 2003-12, when he was in charge of the Construction and Arbitration List (2004-8) and the Commercial and Admiralty Lists (2008-12). He was Representative of the Hague Conference on Private International Law's Regional Office Asia Pacific from April 2013 to July 2017. He became an International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court in January 2015.

Justice Edward Torgbor
The Honourable Justice Edward Torgbor
Former Judge of the High Court, Kenya and Visiting Academic, University of Oxford

Justice Edward Torgbor, CA, FCIArb, LLD, is a former Judge of the High Court of Kenya and currently Advocate of the Supreme Court of Zambia; Attorney at Law, Ghana; and Vice-President of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) African Users’ Council. He was Professor of Law at Stellenbosch University (2005 – 2008).

Justice Torgbor has many years’ experience in the legal, judicial and academic fields, and in dispute resolution. Formerly a barrister in England, he is currently a Specialist International and Chartered Arbitrator and Mediator based in Nairobi, Kenya. He is a law graduate from the Universities of Edinburgh, Cambridge, Stellenbosch and Academic Visitor at the University of Oxford.

Justice Torgbor was lead Counsel for the Eastern and Central African Trade Development Bank (PTA Bank) and Legal Consultant for UNEP and UN-Habitat. He drafted a Framework Environmental Law for the Kingdom of Cambodia and compiled a Compendium of Judicial Decisions on Environmental Law under UNEP Consultancy. He is fluent in English and Ghanaian.

Mr George Lim, SC
Moderator
Mr George Lim, SC
Chairman, Singapore International Mediation Centre

Mr George Lim, SC is the Chairman of the Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC). He is a Senior Counsel, and was President of the Law Society of Singapore between 1998-99.

Lim was Singapore’s mediation consultant to UNICITRAL Working Group II, which led to the adoption of the Singapore Convention. He is the co-editor of Mediation in Singapore: A Practical Guide. In 2018, Lim was identified by The International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation as being among 380 of the world’s leading commercial mediators and was named a global thought leader in mediation.

The Rise of Mediation: Bridging Differences for Tomorrow

Ambassador Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury
Ambassador Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury
Former Foreign Advisor (Foreign Minister), Bangladesh, and Principal Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies

Ambassador Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, currently Principal Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore (NUS) was Foreign Minister of the Caretaker Government of Bangladesh (2007-2009). Earlier as a career diplomat, he had served as long-time Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, in Geneva (including to the Conference on Disarmament) from 1996-2000, and in New York 2000-2007. He had been Chair of the Conference on Disarmament, Bureau Member of the first Bureau of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), and Vice Chair of the UN Disarmament Commission among other things. Between 1986 and 1992 he was his country’s delegate to the UN Disarmament Committee (First Committee). He joined the Pakistan Superior Service in 1969, and shifted to Bangladesh upon that country’s independence in 1971.

He has an MA (1977) and PhD (1980) from the Australian National University (ANU) in International Relations.

As a renowned scholar academic, he has numerous publications on global politics, economics and strategic issues, including a co-authored book on Afghanistan, entitled ‘Afghanistan: the Next Steps’. His other books focus on the UN and WTO, Pakistan and Bangladesh. He has travelled extensively around the world and lectured in many think-tanks and Universities in Asia, Europe, Australia, America and in the Gulf Region. Among international recognition he has a knighthood from the Vatican, and the New York City Council in a Proclamation has named him one of the world’s ‘leading diplomatic leaders’.

Dr Aimé Muyoboke Karimunda
Dr Aimé Muyoboke Karimunda
President of the Court of Appeal, Republic of Rwanda

Dr Aimé Muyoboke Karimunda is the President of the Court of Appeal, Vice President of the Rwanda High Judicial Council and Secretary of Publicity of the East African Judges and Magistrates Association. He is also a guest Senior Lecturer at the University of Rwanda and the Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD). He holds a PhD in International Criminal Law. In the past, he was Judge of the Supreme Court, Advisor to the Deputy Chief Justice, Dean of the Faculty of Law and Advisor to the Minister of Health. He has published in the field of domestic criminal law, international criminal law and human rights law. His latest is “Gacaca and the Abunzi courts: the Journey to Justice and Peace Consolidation in the Post Genocide Rwanda” in Deo Mbonyinkebe and Tharcisse Gatwa [eds], Home Grown Solutions: A Legacy to Generations in Africa, Yaoundé, Éditions CLÉ, 2019.

Professor Thomas J. Stipanowich
Professor Thomas J. Stipanowich
William H. Webster Chair in Dispute Resolution and Professor of Law, Pepperdine University

Professor Thomas J. Stipanowich holds the William Webster Chair in Dispute Resolution and is a Professor of Law at Pepperdine University, where he has led the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution during many of its most successful years. He is an arbitrator and mediator of long experience with international and domestic construction and commercial disputes, and recently re-joined the JAMS panel of neutrals. He is also an award-winning writer of more than fifty books and articles on commercial arbitration and dispute resolution, including a five-volume treatise entitled Federal Arbitration Law cited by the U.S. Supreme Court and many other tribunals, and Commercial Arbitration at Its Best: Successful Strategies for Business Users. From 2001 to 2006, he was President & CEO of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) and spearheaded its international efforts in Europe and Asia. Prof Stipanowich received the D’Alemberte-Raven Award of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and CPR’s James F. Henry Award for career contributions to the dispute resolution field.

Professor Lucy Reed
Moderator
Professor Lucy Reed
Director, Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore

Professor Lucy Reed is Director of the NUS Centre for International Law. As Professor of Practice on the Law Faculty, she teaches conciliation/mediation of State level disputes. An active arbitrator, Professor Reed is a Vice-President of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and President-Elect of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration. Before joining NUS, she led the global international arbitration group of the international law firm Freshfields.

On the public service side, Professor Reed served as US Agent to the Iran-US Claims Tribunal while with the US State Department Office of Legal Adviser, and as general counsel of the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization, in which role she led diplomatic and nuclear energy negotiations with North Korea. A US-qualified lawyer with her law degree from the University of Chicago, Professor Reed is a former President of the American Society of International Law and a member of the US Council on Foreign Relations.

Daryl Chew
Mr Daryl Chew
Partner and Head of Singapore Office Shearman & Sterling LLP

(rapporteuring Panel 1 and Lunch-time Panel)

Assisted by:
Mr Ed Taylor, Associate, Shearman & Sterling LLP
Ms Chloé Vialard, Associate, Shearman & Sterling LLP

Ms Koh Swee Yen
Ms KOH Swee Yen
Partner, WongPartnership LLP

(rapporteuring Panels 2 and 3)

Assisted by:
Mr Lin Chunlong, Senior Associate, WongPartnership LLP
Ms Hannah Lee, Associate, WongPartnership LLP

Foreign Investment in Dispute Resolution

Chong Chia Chi
Ms CHONG Chia Chi
Counsel, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (S) LLP

Ms Chong Chia Chi started her legal career in dispute resolution in her hometown of Penang, Malaysia. She joined Mori Hamada & Matsumoto’s Singapore office in 2012 after completing her post graduate course at Kyushu University. Since then, she has been involved in various corporate, dispute and compliance matters pertaining to outbound investments by Japanese corporations into the Asia region. Her current practice focuses on dispute resolution and compliance matters involving Japanese clients.

Mr K. Minh Dang
Mr K. Minh Dang
Senior Partner, YKVN Law Firm

Mr K. Minh Dang is the Senior Partner of YKVN, Vietnam’s leading independent law firm with 85 legal professionals in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore. With more than 35 years’ experience in international matters, Minh heads up YKVN’s international arbitration practice focusing on complex Vietnam related disputes. His experience includes disputes in oil & gas investment and treaty claims, telecom, pharmaceutical manufacturing and real estate investments.

Mr Cahyo R. Muzhar
Mr Cahyo R. Muzhar
Director General for Legal Administrative Affairs, Ministry of Law and Human Rights, Republic of Indonesia

Mr Cahyo R. Muzhar is the Director General for Legal Administrative Affairs at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights in Indonesia. His portfolio includes enhancing legislation to promote the needs of the community and encouraging global development, specifically, in attracting foreign investments to Indonesia and enhancing Indonesia’s competitiveness. To this end, Cahyo has worked closely and consulted with various international and intra-national stakeholders to successfully initiate several priority programs to achieve these targets.

Professor Lim Lei Theng
Moderator and Rapporteur
Professor LIM Lei Theng
Associate Professor, National University of Singapore

Professor Lim Lei Theng is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, NUS; Deputy Director of the Legal Skills Programme and Co-Director of the Centre for Pro Bono & Clinical Legal Education. In 1994 and 1995, she initiated the Negotiation and Mediation Workshops at NUS Law with Harpreet Nehal and Joel Lee. One of the first Principal Mediators at the Singapore Mediation Centre, Lei Theng also mediates at the Tribunal for the Maintenance of Parents; the Singapore International Mediation Centre; and under the MOHH Healthcare Mediation Scheme. Lei Theng has taught in the Negotiation Workshop in the Harvard Program of Instruction for Lawyers, and runs workshops in Singapore and many other countries for public and private organisations.

Assisted by:
Ms Leanne CHENG, Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), National University of Singapore

Infrastructure Projects: Ecosystems and Frameworks

Mr Peter Hyland
Mr Peter Hyland
Regional Director, Cistri Pte Ltd

Mr Peter Hyland is the Regional Director of Cistri, the international business of Urbis Pty Ltd, Australia’s largest private sector urban planning and economics consultancy. Prior to establishing Cistri in 2016 he was from 2000 the Regional Director, Queensland and Board Member of Urbis. Peter joined Urbis in 2000 from PricewaterhouseCoopers where he had been a Director of the Global Real Estate Advisory Division.

Peter is one of the Asia-Pacific’s most respected urban land-use strategists. He has led large multidisciplinary teams on projects including city renewal and new city developments, major port and airport master plans, tourism and economic development strategies and major infrastructure related projects.

Peter’s 35-years’ experience spans Australia, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the United Kingdom, North America and the Middle East. He has undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in urban planning and economics. He is passionate about helping cities and projects achieve great economic outcomes, to underpin the development of vibrant and successful places that benefit developers, investors, users and residents.

His ability to marry economic and planning considerations has made him a trusted advisor internationally to major private and public companies and all levels of government.

Mr Chidi Izuwah
Mr Chidi Izuwah
Director-General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Mr Chidi Izuwah is the Director-General of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission of Nigeria.

In his short time as DG, the ICRC has won an award for the Africa Infrastructure Regulator of the Year. Several PPP successes have been recorded by the ICRC under him. The commission has also launched the ICRC PPP Disclosure Portal, the first by any country in the world. Chidi was previously the Executive Director of the Support Services Department of the Commission and was also the pioneer Executive Director of the PPP Resource Department of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission and built the department from scratch.

Chidi has a first degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and a Master’s degree in Hydraulic Engineering from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in the United Kingdom.

Dr James J. Nedumpara
Dr James J. Nedumpara
Head, Centre for International Trade and Investment Law, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

Dr James J. Nedumpara is a Professor and Head of Centre for International Trade and Investment Law (CTIL) established by the Government of India at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT). He joined the Jindal Global Law School as a founding faculty and established the Centre on International Trade and Economic Laws (CITEL). James has also taught as a visiting faculty at FGV Law School, São Paolo, UNSW Sydney, ITAM Mexico City, NLSIU Bangalore and NUJS Kolkata.

James received his Ph.D in Law from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and holds LL.M. degrees from the University of Cambridge, UK, the New York University School of Law, USA and the National University of Singapore. He took his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from Mahatma Gandhi University, India. He is the Co-Chair of the South Asia International Economic Law Network (SAIELN).

Mr Wei Sun
Mr Wei Sun
Partner, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Mr Wei Sun is a partner of Zhong Lun Law Firm. He frequently acts as arbitrator, counsel and Chinese law expert before major arbitration institutions. He was the emergency arbitrator in the first emergency arbitration proceedings in Mainland China. He is Member of the Supervisory Board of Tashkent International Arbitration Centre, Secretary-General of the Permanent forum of China Construction Law, an adjunct professor of China University of Political Science and Law, and an Observer’s Representative to the UNCITRAL Working Group II. He is a prolific author whose works include a book on the Singapore Convention on Mediation (Law Press China, September 2018).

Professor Ruby Lee
Moderator and Rapporteur
Professor Ruby Lee
Associate Professor, National University of Singapore

Professor Ruby Lee joined NUS Law in 2013 with experience in litigation and corporate work. She was an in-house counsel for almost 20 years where she supervised and managed a broad range of corporate and transactional matters across a wide range of subject matter.

She is co-director of the NUS Centre for Pro Bono & Clinical Legal Education, and has been recognized by the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association in November 2016 for her contributions to pro bono work as a pro bono professional deputy. She also received an award from the Legal Aid Bureau for her services.

Ruby is also an associate mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre and has mediated in commercial and family matters. She has also coached NUS law students for international mediation competitions.

Assisted by:
Ms Chua Huimin, Michelle, Assistant Manager, NUS Law Centre for Pro Bono & Clinical Legal Education

Setting Standards for Dispute Resolution in an AI Age

Dr Alberto Elisavetsky
Dr Alberto Elisavetsky
Founder and Director, Social Network Online Dispute Resolution Latin-America

Dr Alberto Elisavetsky is Founder and Director of the Social Network Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Latin-America; Director of Social Conflict Observatory & Postgraduate ODR Program in Spanish of the National University of Tres de Febrero Buenos Aires, Argentina; Chairman of e-MARC Alternative Dispute Resolution Online Spanish Congress; Member of the scientific committee of the Master in Conflict Resolution, University Degli Studi Di Padova, Italy; Co-Director of the School mediation program at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Spain; Founder and CEO of Simediar, online mediation simulation project; Spanish Editor for Mediate.com; Creator of the First Latin-American Encounter of Conflict Resolution 4.0 “An inescapable disruption”.

Ms Ana Maria Maia Gonçalves
Ms Ana Maria Maia Gonçalves
Founder and President, Institute for Certification and Training of Lusophone Mediators (ICFML)

Ms Ana Maria Maia Gonçalves is a panel mediator in several major international mediation institutes. She holds more than 30 years of experience as a business leader in the international corporate world, as a lawyer, teacher, mediator, and organizational developer. Ana is Founder and President of the Institute for Certification and Training of Lusophone Mediators (ICFML) the leading mediation certification organization in Portuguese speaking countries.

Ana regularly speaks at international conferences, and lectures in major Portuguese Universities on ADR, Mediation, Negotiation, and ODR. Being very active across frontiers and cultures, she has focused her practice in the last years on the impact of online technology on the skills of ADR neutrals and has delivered lectures on that topic in several conferences.

Ana is a graduate from UAL Lisbon and has a Master of Laws (2008).

Dr Tarik Mossadek
Dr Tarik Mossadek
University Professor, Founder Partner, Mossadek Law Firm

Dr Tarik Mossadek is a Professor of Business Law & Alternative Dispute Resolution at University Hassan 1st of Settat. He is a founding partner of Tarik MOSSADEK & Hamid GARTOUAA Law Firm in Casablanca since 2009.

Dr Mossadek regularly prosecutes arbitral proceedings and serves as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and chairman in ad-hoc and institutional proceedings. He is also a member of Casablanca International Mediation and Arbitration Center (CIMAC) and the Moroccan National Committee of ICC (International Chamber of Commerce).

Dr Mossadek focuses his practice on arbitration, legal counsel and commercial litigation. He is a regular speaker at local, regional and international conferences on arbitration and mediation.

He holds a PhD in private law (University Hassan II- Casablanca).

Professor Locknie Hsu
Moderators and Rapporteurs 1
Professor Locknie Hsu
Professor of Law, Singapore Management University

Professor Locknie Hsu is a full Professor of Law at the School of Law, Singapore Management University. She received her legal training at the National University of Singapore and Harvard University, and is a member of the Singapore Bar. She has received several teaching awards and in 2017, she was conferred the Outstanding Service Award by the ASEAN Law Association.

Locknie specializes in international trade and investment law, including areas such as e-commerce, free trade agreements and dispute resolution. She recently launched a new course, Law & Digital Commerce, to educate students on issues in the digital economy.

Professor Dorcas Quek Anderson
Moderators and Rapporteurs 2
Professor Dorcas quek anderson
Assistant Professor of Law, Singapore Management University

Professor Dorcas Quek Anderson is an Assistant Professor of Law in the Singapore Management University’s School of Law. As a practising mediator and a former District Judge in the State Courts, Dorcas' research is drawn from her experience and explores the interaction between dispute resolution developments and access to justice. Her research has been published in international journals including the Civil Justice Quarterly and the Harvard Negotiation Law Review. Dorcas has been accredited by the International Mediation Institute, Singapore International Mediation Institute, the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution and the Singapore Mediation Centre.

Assisted by:
Ms Lee Tze En Chrystal, Management Associate, Enterprise Singapore

Mr Joseph Li Jing Xin, Bachelor of Laws (Magna Cum Laude), Singapore Management University

Efficiencies and Alliances in Partnership

Professor Zachary R. Calo
Professor Zachary R. Calo
Professor of Law and Founding Faculty Member, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar

Professor Zachary R. Calo is Full Professor of Law and Founding Faculty Member at Hamad bin Khalifa University in Doha, Qatar. He is also Research Scholar in Law at Valparaiso University (USA), Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University (USA), Professor (Adj.) at Notre Dame Law School (Australia), and Visiting Professor at The Open University (UK). He has taught at Notre Dame Law School (USA), DePaul University College of Law, and Hangdong International Law School (Korea).

He holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, B.A. and M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Qatar Sports Arbitration Tribunal.

Ms Christina Hioureas
Ms Christina Hioureas
Counsel, International Litigation & Arbitration, Foley Hoag LLP

Ms Christina Hioureas is a Counsel in International Litigation & Arbitration at Foley Hoag LLP and is Chair of the firm’s United Nations Practice Group, a group which she co-founded. Based in New York, Hioureas represents States, State-owned and private entities, and individuals in international commercial and investment arbitrations and public international law matters. She also advises States on matters before the United Nations and its bodies, including before the International Court of Justice. She serves as sole and co-arbitrator in international commercial arbitration claims and is a certified mediator.

Hioureas has been recognized in Chambers Global, Global Arbitration Review, Legal 500, and Who’s Who International Arbitration.

Professor Martin Lau
Professor Martin Lau
Professor of Law, School of Law, SOAS, University of London

Professor Martin Lau joined Essex Court Chambers in 1997. He regularly advises on South Asian, Middle Eastern law and Islamic law in the form of expert opinions and advice on commercial law, criminal/ human rights law and family law with regard to proceedings before the High Court of England and Wales, the International Chamber of Commerce and US Courts.

His work experience includes visiting appointments at Harvard Law School and Nagoya University, frequent consultancies and international fact finding missions, as well as being an academic at the School of Law, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, where he works as a Professor of Law. Martin was the Dean of the School of Law of the Lahore University of Management Sciences [LUMS] in Pakistan from 2016 to 2018.

Professor Nadja Alexander
Moderators and Rapporteurs 1
Professor Nadja Alexander
Professor of Law (Practice), Director, Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy, Singapore Management University

Professor Nadja Alexander is the author of leading texts including Global Trends in Mediation and the award-winning International and Comparative Mediation; she is excited about her newest work, The Singapore Convention on Mediation: A Commentary. A practical thinker and thinking practitioner, Nadja has been recognised as a global thought leader by Who’s Who Legal. She has been engaged as a policy adviser, trainer and mediator in diverse corporate and development settings. Nadja is on various Boards including the Vienna International Arbitration Centre, the Commercial Dispute Resolution Competition, also in Vienna, the Singapore International Mediation Institute; she is past Vice-Chair of the IBA Mediation Committee.

Professor Pasha Hsieh
Moderators and Rapporteurs 2
Professor Pasha Hsieh
Associate Professor of Law and Lee Kong Chian Fellow, Director, LL.M Programme, Singapore Management University

Professor Pasha Hsieh is Associate Professor of Law and the LL.M. Programme Director at the Singapore Management University School of Law. Prior to joining academia, he served as a Legal Affairs Officer at the WTO Appellate Body Secretariat and as an associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP. Hsieh’s publications have appeared in the Journal of International Economic Law, the Journal of World Trade, the Cornell International Law Journal and peer-reviewed political science journals. He is also the co-editor of “ASEAN Law in the New Regional Economic Order: Global Trends and Shifting Paradigms” (Cambridge University Press 2019).

Assisted by:
Ms Janet Checkley, Research Associate, Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy, Singapore Management University