Conference on Cross-border disputes resolution: The emergence of East Asia and comtemporary issues

Duration: 9.00 am  – 9.00 pm. 9 May, 2023

Venue: Caravelle Saigon, 19-23 Lam Son Square, District 1, HoChiMinh City, Vietnam

Format:  In-person

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8.00 am – 8.30 am

8.40 am – 9.00 am Opening Remarks
  Dr. Vu Tien Loc, Chairman and President of VIAC
  Ms. Tran Thi Thanh Huyen, Chairwoman, VBLC
 9.00 am – 9.20 am Keynote Speech: Effective Case Management in International Arbitration – An Asian Perspective
Speaker: Dr. Colin Ong KC, Senior Partner, Dr. Colin Ong Legal Services
9.20 am – 10.40 am Session 1: Expediting Arbitral Process– An Asian Perspective
Moderator: Mr. Nguyen Trung Nam, Founding Partner, EPLegal
Speaker: Ms. Hang Vu, Deputy Director, VIAC Secretariat
Ms. Heather Yee, Assistant Director, AIAC
Dr. Hop Xuan Dang, Arbitrator, VIAC
Mr. Kevin Nash, Registrar, SIAC
Mr. Mark Dempsey SC, 7Wentworth Selborne Chambers 
Ms. Aastha Chawla, Director, AAA – ICDR’s Asia Case Management Centre 
10.40 am – 12.00 pm Session 2: Technology, digitalisation & AI in arbitration (Sponsored by Dentons Luat Viet)
Moderator: Ms. Linh Thi Ngoc Tran, Partner, Dentons Luat Viet
Speakers: Mr. Lawrence Teh, Senior Partner, Dentons Rodyk
Dr. Umut Turksen, Professor, Coventry University
  Mr. Jason Chan, Partner, Allen & Gledhill
  Mr. Christopher Mainwarning-Taylor, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP
12.00 pm – 1.30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 pm – 2:50 pm Session 3: Litigation in International al Commercial Disputes – Comparative Views and Challenges in Asia (Sponsored by ASL Law Firm)
Moderator: Mr. Nguyen Tien Hoa, Partner, ASL Law Firm
Speakers: Ms. Swee Yen Koh, Senior Counsel, Wong Partnership
  Mr. Duong Quoc Thanh, Managing Partner, ALV Lawyers
  Ms. Shobna Chandran, Partner of Tan Rajah & Cheah
  Mr. Christopher Boog, Partner, Schellenberg Wittmer
  Mr. Ramesh N P Chandran, Managing Partner, Ramesh Yum & Co
2:40 pm – 3:50 pm Session 4: Harmonisation of International Commercial Law post Covid-19
Moderator:   Mr. Vo Sy Chung, Legal Department, Vietjet Air
Speakers:  Ms. Aastha Chawla, Director, AAA – ICDR’s Asia Case Management Centre 
  Mr. Luca CASTELLANI, Legal Officer, UNCITRAL (virtual)
  Ms. Ngo Nguyen Thao Vy, Professor, HCMC University of Law
  Ms. Trang Nguyen, Partner, Dzung & Associates
3:50 pm – 5.00 pm Session 5: Enforcement Issues from International Perspectives
Moderator:  Ms. Yvonne Mak, Associate, Withers KhattarWong LLP
Speakers: Mr. Le Xuan Loc, Partner, Tilleke & Gibbins (Vietnam)
  Ms. Sinyee Ong, Counsel, Sharp & Jagger LLC
  Mr. Chenthil Kumarasingam, Partner, Withers KhattarWong LLP
  Mr. Nguyen Vu Lan, Senior Associate, TSMP
  Ms. Edwina Kwan, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
5.00 pm – 5.10 pm Closing Remarks
  Ms. Tran Thi Thanh Huyen, Chairwoman, VBLC
7:00 pm-9:00 pm Sponsor Banquet by Dentons Luat Viet
Venue Continental Saigon Hotel

No. 134 Dong Khoi Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City



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Aastha Chawla

Aastha Chawla
Case Management Centre, AAA - ICDR

Chenthil Kumarasingam

Chenthil Kumarasingam
Withers Worldwide LLP

Christopher Mainwaring-Taylor

Christopher Mainwaring Taylor
Allen & Overy

Colin Ong KC

Dr. Colin Ong KC
Dr. Colin Ong Legal Services

Edwina Kwan
King & Wood Mallesons

Heather Yee

Heather Yee

Dang Xuan Hop

Hop dang
Hop Dang Chambers


Jason Chan
Allen & Gledhill


Lan Vu

Linh Tran Thi Ngoc

Linh Tran
Dentons Luat Viet

Luca Castellani



Kevin Nash

Ngo Nguyen Thao Vy

Ngo Nguyen Thao Vy
HCMC University of Law

Nguyen Minh Hang

Nguyen Minh Hang
Foreign Trade University

Swee Yen KoH

Swee Yen KoH
Wong Partnership

Shobna Chandran

Shobna Chandran
Rajah Tan & Cheah

Sinyee Ong

Sinyee Ong
Sharp & Jagger LLC

Thanh Duong

Thanh Duong
ALV Lawyers

Lawyer Tony Nguyen

Tony Nguyen

Tran Thanh Huyen

Yvonne Mak

Yvonne Mak
Withers Worldwide LLP