Young ICCA Skills Training Workshop: Managing Cross Cultural Issues in International Arbitration

3 June 201514:30 - 18:00(UTC+08)

Seminar in Singapore hosted together with the Law Society of Singapore.

The topic of the seminar is "Managing Cross Cultural Issues in International Arbitration” and will take place on 3 June 2015, 14:30 - 18:00 at the offices of Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP.

The workshop will focus on the practical and effective management of cross-cultural issues in international arbitration. Issues to be discussed include:

  • Broad differences in legal cultures and traditions, and how they affect the practice of international arbitration;
  • Your role as counsel in managing cross-cultural issues in an arbitration involving parties from different cultural backgrounds and legal traditions;
  • Best practices arising out of the convergence of practice in international arbitration.

The moderator and panellists reflect the diversity of cultures in international arbitration, with representatives from in-house, civil and common lawyers who have experience in arbitrations in different jurisdictions across the globe.  To maximise the level of participation by each participant, the attendance of this workshop is selective and will be limited 20 Young ICCA participants, and 20 Law Society of Singapore members.  



  • Lucy Reed - Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Alberto Ravell, Senior Legal Counsel of Arbitrations, ConocoPhillips [tbc]
  • Christopher Buay, Senior Litigation & Corporate Counsel, Asia, Tyco International Asia
  • Christine Artero, Law Clerk at Arbitration Chambers
  • Karam Advani – Partner, Advani & Co (joining Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
  • Darius Chan – Senior Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Winotia Ratna – Senior Associate, Soemadipradja & Taher
  • Nicholas Lingard – Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

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