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Independence and Impartiality of International Arbitrators
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About the Seminar:

Join us for this seminar where Mr. Gary Born will discuss the legal and practical aspects of arbitrator impartiality.

 Seminar Programme:

5.00 – 5.30pm Registrations and Standing Buffet Reception
5.30 – 5.45pm

Opening Remarks by Chairperson

Mr. Johnny Tan Cheng Hye – Independent Arbitrator

5.45 – 7.00pm

Independence and Impartiality of International Arbitrators

Mr. Gary Born – President, Singapore International Arbitration Centre) Court of Arbitration; Chair, the International Arbitration Practice Group, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

7.00 – 7.15pm Q&A Session

About the Speaker:


Mr. Gary Born is the President of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Court of Arbitration and Chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. He is widely recognised as the world's leading authority on international arbitration and litigation. He has served as counsel in over 650 arbitrations, including several of the largest arbitrations in ICC and ad hoc history, and has sat as arbitrator in more than 200 institutional and ad hoc arbitrations. Mr Born is the author of International Commercial Arbitration (2nd ed. 2014), International Arbitration: Law and Practice (2nd ed. 2015) and numerous other works on international dispute resolution. He is an Honorary Professor of Law at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and Tsinghua University, Beijing, and teaches regularly at law schools in Europe, Asia, and North and South America. He is ranked by peers and clients as one of the leading international arbitration practitioners in the world. Among many accolades, he received the GAR inaugural "Advocate of the Year" award and is one of only two practitioners globally to achieve "starred" status for international arbitration in Chambers and Partners guides.

About the Chairperson:


Mr. Johnny Tan Cheng Hye, BBM is the founding partner of LT&T Architects where he practised for almost 30 years. Johnny practises now as an independent arbitrator. He is a Past President of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb), having served two terms as President from 2007 to 2011. Johnny is a member of the panel of arbitrators of several international arbitration centres including SIAC, SIArb, KLRCA, HKIAC, DIAC, SCIA, LCIA, IIAM, PIAC and SIA. He is also a member of the Advisory Council to the National Commercial Arbitration Centre, Cambodia. He is a Principal Mediator with the SMC, MHJMC and CCPIT/CCOIC Mediation Centre. An accredited adjudicator with the SMC, Johnny also sits on the Construction Adjudicator Accreditation Committee. Johnny has held various positions in the SIA and served as its Vice-President from 1998 to 2000. Johnny has been appointed as arbitrator in both institutional and ad hoc arbitration cases in Singapore, Brunei and Dubai. In addition to an active practice in architecture and ADR, Johnny also sits as Deputy Chairman of the Board of Governors of Singapore Polytechnic and chairs the School of Architecture and the Built Environment Advisory Committee and the Admin and Development Committee. He was also Chairman of the SP International Board.

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Location Royal Palm, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #04-85, The Central (Clarke Quay), Singapore 059817
SILE CPD Points -
Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Training Level : General
Public CPD Points : 1.5


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