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Pre-AGM Seminar: Looking into the Crystal Ball: Arbitration in Singapore, 2039 (30 September 2019)
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About the Seminar:

The arbitration scene in Singapore has evolved over the last 20 years in ways that early enthusiasts could scarcely have hoped for. Institutions, cases, practitioners, facilities, expertise, global reach; the achievements have been remarkable.

But arbitration is a competitive global industry, where international centres compete fiercely for a share of global business. Singapore's development has been extraordinary but it is not unique: other centres have evolved too, and new centres have emerged as credible contenders. No one can afford to stand still.

Reflecting on the 20 years since his arrival in Singapore, the speaker will gaze into the future for what may lie ahead in the next 20 years, what should  lie ahead for Singapore if it is to maintain and enhance its global status. Confident that he will not be held to account for his predictions, he will suggest how Singapore's arbitration community may adapt and evolve to stay ahead of the pack in a changing market for international disputes.

 Seminar Programme:

4.30 – 4.45pm Registrations and Standing Buffet Reception
4.45 – 4.50pm

Opening Remarks by Chairperson

Mr. Dinesh Dhillon – Partner, Allen & Gledhill LLP; President, SIArb

4.50 – 5.50pm

Looking into the Crystal Ball: Arbitration in Singapore, 2039

Mr. Alastair Henderson - Managing Partner, Head of International Arbitration Practice, Southeast Asia, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

5.50 – 6.00pm Q&A Session
6.00pm SIArb Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2019
The talk will be followed by the SIArb AGM. SIArb members in the audience are invited to stay for the AGM and join us for free flow of wines, beers, cocktails and mocktails after the AGM!

About the Speaker:

Mr. Alastair Henderson heads Herbert Smith Freehills' dispute resolution practice in Southeast Asia. He is also the managing partner of the firm's business in Southeast Asia, where he has lived and worked for 20 years.
Alastair represents clients in complex claims and disputes all over the world. He handles cases from many sectors and industries, with particular expertise in construction, engineering and infrastructure disputes (onshore and offshore); transport, power, energy and natural resources projects and their financing and investment structures; international commercial contract and joint venture disputes; cross-border trading and investment disputes; and specialist areas of international law. His clients include governments, public bodies, international banks, and major regional and multinational companies.
Alastair also sits as an arbitrator under the rules of the SIAC, ICC, HKIAC, ACIA, LCIA and UNCITRAL.

About the Chairperson:

Mr. Dinesh Dhillon is the Co-Head of the Firm’s International Arbitration practice.
He has acted as lead counsel in international arbitration for global multinational corporations in the telecommunications, airline, hotel, commodities, construction, manufacturing and projects industries. He has also represented sovereign states in international arbitration cases. He has represented clients in landmark cases before the Singapore courts relating to jurisdiction of arbitral tribunals, challenges to arbitration awards and attempts to resist enforcement of foreign arbitration awards.
Dinesh has represented multinational companies in cases before the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC), Singapore High Court and Court of Appeal.
Dinesh is the President of The Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, Honorary Treasurer of the Law Society’s Pro Bono Services Office and Chair of the Asia Pacific Newsletter of the International Bar Association.


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Location 1 Marina Boulevard, NTUC Centre, Level 9 Room 903, Singapore 018989
SILE CPD Points -
Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Training Level : General
Public CPD Points : 1
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