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UPDATED SPEAKER LINE-UP! WEBINAR: Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in China and India (14 September 2021)
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About this Webinar:

Obtaining an arbitral award may be the end of an arbitration, but can often be the start of a new process: enforcing and executing the award.  In this webinar we have assembled a diverse panel of lawyers, a financial investigator and a disputes funder to provide a guide to enforcement in Asia’s two great powers (and two of the largest users of Singapore arbitration): China and India.  They will explain not only the legal regimes applicable in each country, but look at the practicalities of enforcement, including how to identify assets in the first place and the use of third party funding to assist in the process.    

Webinar Programme:

Webinar participants will be able to watch and listen to (via computer audio or telephone line) the video presentation and Q&A discussion on their screens, receive a PDF copy of the presentation slides, as well as participate in the Q&A discussion by sending in their questions to the moderator via text using the built-in Q&A function.

6.00 – 6.15pm

Opening Remarks by Chairperson

Mr. Dinesh Dhillon – Partner, Allen & Gledhill LLP; President, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators

6.15– 7.35pm

Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in China and India 

Mr. Vyapak Desai – Head of International Dispute Resolution and Investigation Practice, Nishith Desai Associates
Mr. David Gu – Partner, TianTong Law Firm
Mr. Michael Harrington - Managing Director, Mintz Group (Mumbai)
Ms. Olivia de Patoul - Senior Legal Counsel, Deminor Recovery Services
7.30 – 7.45pm

Q & A Session

About the Speakers

Vyapak Desai  Mr. Vyapak Desai heads the International Dispute Resolution and Investigation Practice at the international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates.Vyapak's experience includes representing clients as Counsel in a host of complex litigation and arbitration cases including investment treaty arbitrations, commercial disputes. He is also a trained mediator/conciliator and acts as Arbitrator across international jurisdictions.

Vyapak is the Co-chair, Council of MCIA, Director- CIArb India Branch, Convener - Indian Arbitration Forum (IAF), Member - ICC India Group, Member- AIAC Advisory Council, Malaysia, Advisory Board -MARC, Mauritius, Member of IBA, IPBA and the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa. He has also been listed on the Panel of Arbitrators of SIAC, AIAC LCIA, THIAC, NCDEX (SEBI), and BVI IAC.

David Gu Mr. David Gu is qualified to practice law in China and New York state, USA.  He is a partner of Beijing office of TianTong Law Firm and specialises in international arbitration and cross border disputes.  In the past 13 years, Mr Gu has represented Chinese and foreign companies in international arbitration proceedings under the Rules of ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, LCIA, SCC, SCAI, CIETAC and BAC, etc.  He has also represented international companies to obtain mainland Chinese court orders for interim measures and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and court judgments

 Michael Harrington

Mr. Michael Harrington is the Managing Director of the Mintz Group’s Mumbai office, and he oversees the firm’s activities in South Asia. He has been a corporate investigator for more than a decade and specializes in cross-border intelligence and fact-gathering for sensitive pre-transactional and dispute-related investigations. Michael has managed hundreds of matters around the globe and conducted fieldwork in a dozen countries across Asia while based in the firm’s Mumbai and Hong Kong offices.
Prior to working in Asia, Michael was part of the firm’s practice group that conducts Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-corruption investigations globally, and he frequently worked on matters in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He vetted third parties in these regions on behalf of multinationals across several sectors and researched the backgrounds and relationships of aid recipients for international organizations. Formerly based in New York and Washington, DC, Michael has also conducted background checks on companies and individuals in the United States.

Olivia De Pataoul Ms. Olivia de Patoul is Senior Legal Counsel ofDeminor Recovery Services.After spending almost eight years in the M&A department of an international law firm in Belgium, Olivia joined Deminor and is in charge of developing Deminor’s activities in the Asia-Pacific region. She opened the Hong Kong office in 2018. As litigation funder, Deminor assists clients by funding their litigation from an early stage up to recovery.
Olivia is also part of Deminor’s enforcement desk, which focuses on assisting clients to obtain a successful recovery after having a final positive decision from a local court or arbitration tribunal.  
Olivia is a member of several local associations and frequently organises seminars related to litigation funding in Asia.

About the Chairperson

 Dinesh Mr. Dinesh Dhillon is the Co-Head of the Allen & Gledhill’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, Fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Board member of the Law Society’s Pro Bono Services Office, Treasurer of the Asia Pacific Forum of the International Bar Association and Co-Chair of the Legal & IPR Committee of The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (AmCham).


  REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE:  10th September 2021


(includes materials, if any)

Membership Regular Rate
SIArb Members S$ 40.00
Members of:
  • Asia Pacific Institute of Experts (APIEx)
  • Marine Offshore Oil & Gas Association (MOOGAS)
  • Regional Arbitral Institute Forum (RAIF)
  • Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA) 
  • Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA)
  • Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA)
  • Society of Construction Law Singapore (SCL (S)) 
S$ 60.00
Others S$ 90.00

Supporting Organisations

Maxwell Chambers


Continuing Professional Development

SILE CPD Points 
Practice Area: Alternate Dispute Resolution 
Training Level: General
Public CPD Points: 1.5

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