Effective Forums for Disputes Management In Times of Turmoil

Price: $250

About the Seminar

Whether rain or shine, storms or tsunamis, domestic political disruptions or geoplolitical turmoils, the businesses large or small, must continue else the world economy will fail and mankind will suffer.

In this One Day Session, the expert speakers and veterans will share their views on Business Continuity Plans and coneffective forums for resolving conflicts and disputes in the Construction, Maritime, Trade and IP related disputes of Pharmaceutical and Petrochemical Industries.

08:30 Registration
09:30 Opening Address by the President, AIADR Prof Datuk Sundra Rajoo
09:45 Welcome Remarks to the Members of AIADR by the Vice President Dato’ Quek Ngee Meng
10:00 Key Note Address YB Tan Kok Wai

Malaysian Special Envoy to Peoples Republic of China

10:30 Networking Break
11:00 Forums for Future Maritime Disputes in Asia Jayems Dhingra
11:30 Round Table Discussion on Choices of Forum Convenience for ADR Prof Datuk Sundra Rajoo – Moderator
Clive Navin Selvapandian
Rubini Murugesan
Dr. Emmy Latifah
Jayems Dhingra
12:30 Fellowship Lunch
14:00 Belt & Road Construction – Arbitration Seat Mr. Man Sing Yeung

Chartered Arbitrator, Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Accredited Adjudicator & Mediator

14:30 International Commercial Arbitration: The Effect of Culture Dr Chandrika Subramaniyan

Advisory Member Justice Department, Australia

15:00 Effectiveness of Statutory Mediation Ordinance in Hong Kong Mr. Man Sing Yeung
15:30 Networking Tea Break
16:00 Dealing with Uncertainties of Legal Forums Ms Kashmir Harbans Singh
16:30 Intellectual Property Rights and Emerging Trends for Disputes in Petrochemical Industries and Role of WIPO Ms. Kherk Ying Chew
17:00 Closing Remarks by the President and Opening of Members Evening Cocktails & Dinner Prof Datuk Sundra Rajoo
17:30 AIADR Membership Certificates Presentation Guest of Honour and President
20:00 Intermission till Next Event
  • Prof Datuk Sundra Rajoo

    Opening Address by the President, AIADR

    Datuk Professor Sundra Rajoo is the Internationally Acclaimed Arbitrator and founder President of AiADR. After obtaining his first honours degree in Housing, Building and Planning from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang in 1979, he started work with Central Bank of Malaysia. He then proceeded to Australia and obtained two professional degrees in Architecture and Town Planning. Datuk Rajoo was appointed as the Chairman of the ADNDRC on 1st January 2017 and was also appointed as the Deputy Chairman of Adjudicatory Chamber of FIFA’s Independent Ethics Committee. Datuk Rajoo is a Chartered Arbitrator and an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He is also a Professional Architect and Registered Town Planner. He has had numerous appointments as arbitrator as chairman, co-arbitrator of three-man panels and sole arbitrator in international and domestic arbitrations. (Space is not enough to list his credentials as author of several books and publications)

  • Dato' Quek Ngee Meng

    Welcome Remarks to the Members of AIADR by the Vice President

    Dato’ Quek Ngee Meng is the Director of Malaysia-China Business Council and founder Vice President AIADR. He is also the managing partner of Halim Hong & Quek. He is regularly sought by major developers, multi-national companies and financial institutions for advice and representation. He has represented major developers and completed sale and purchase transactions and loan documentations for urban and township development, as well as several mixed commercial and residential developments. He also advises financial institutions on all matters pertaining to financing transactions, from preparation to completion of loan documentations for corporate financing, Islamic financing, commercial facilities, property financing and refinancing arrangements. Due to his vast experience in the corporate and commercial area, multi-national companies seek him for strategic advice in investment plans as well as preparation and review of agreements and contracts for cross border investments.


    Key Note Address

    Malaysian Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to People’s Republic of China

  • Jayems Dhingra

    Forums for Future Maritime Disputes in Asia

    Jayems Dhingra is the practicing international arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator and accredited as Chartered Arbitrator. He is the Council Member of AIADR. Jayems is also the Principal Management Consultant with Tiberias Management Consultants Private Limited, Singapore and Hong Kong. Over a 43 year period, Jayems has worked and consulted in the industry verticals encompassing, Oil & Gas majors, EPCIC Contractors, Construction Projects, Shipping, Logistics & Warehousing, and international shipyards. Jayems is well sought for appointments for matters related to Infrastructure Development Projects, Oil & Gas Pipe Laying Contracts, Ports, Offshore Supply Bases, Shipyards and Oil & Gas Tankers, Dry Bulkers, Drill Ships, OSVs and FPSO’s.

  • Rubini Murugesan

    Round Table Discussion on Choices of Forum Convenience for ADR in Maritime Disputes

    Rubini Murugesan is a Partner at Messrs. Christopher & Lee Ong. She pursued her LLB degree at University Malaya and was called to the Malaysian Bar in April 2004. She is part of the litigation team at Messrs. Christopher & Lee Ong and her experience covers a broad spectrum of cases with a special emphasis on arbitration and employment disputes. Rubini is an accredited adjudicator with the Asian International Arbitration Centre, an accredited mediator with the Malaysian Mediation Centre and also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators.

  • Clive Navin Selvapandian

    Round Table Discussion on Choices of Forum Convenience for ADR in Maritime Disputes

    Clive Navin Selvapandian is a specialist Shipping and International Trade disputes lawyer. He has specialised in shipping disputes since 2010 and holds an LL.M in Maritime Law from the University of Southampton. Among the accolades he has garnered are: Chambers and Partners (Asia Pacific) 2019, Shipping – Malaysia; “Clive is an up-and-coming practitioner who has a strong track record on both wet and dry shipping disputes.” One client reports: “He is knowledgeable, very prompt and offers clients a lot of comfort as he speaks in very simple terms and delivers what is needed.” Legal 500 2019, Shipping – Malaysia, describes him as: The ‘very objective, sharp and solution-oriented’ Clive Selvapandian is shipping and trade disputes specialist.”

  • Dr. Emmy Latifah

    Round Table Discussion on Choices of Forum Convenience for ADR in Maritime Disputes

    Dr. Emmy Latifah, Pioneer Member of the Editorial Committee of AIADR, is Associate Professor in International Law Department, Faculty of Law, Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS). She has been teaching in undergraduate degree since 2006 post-graduate degree (Master and Doctoral degree) since 2015. Both of her master and doctoral degree were in the field of international trade law (WTO law). She has research interests in the field of international law issues, especially in public international law, law of the sea, intellectual property law, international trade law, international commercial contract law, law of treaty, international environmental law and arbitration. She also has published many articles in journal, both in Bahasa and English.

  • Ms. Kashmir Harbans Singh

    Dealing with Uncertainties of Legal Forums

    Kashmir is a legal counsel with the Corporate Department of Messrs. Halim Hong & Quek, whereby she provides advisory services to assist both local and international clients navigate intricate commercial matters, inter alia, on matters of legal compliance and dispute prevention. She is also a member of the firm’s Belt & Road Desk working group which conducts regular research on the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) and produce informative studies and reports useful to corporate bodies involved in transactions along the BRI. Passionate about the fast-paced world of alternative dispute resolution, Kashmir is currently pursuing Master of Laws with the University of London, specialising in International Dispute Resolution.

  • Ms. Kherk Ying Chew

    Intellectual Property Rights and Emerging Trends for Disputes in Petrochemical Industries and Role of WIPO

    Kherk Ying heads the Intellectual Property & Technology and Dispute Resolution practice groups, with more than 30 years of experience in the area of intellectual property (IP), technology, data privacy, commercial litigation, corporate compliance, pharmaceutical and Internet regulatory matters. Kherk Ying acts as counsel and has extensive experience in advising multinational corporations on risk-related issues, and has assisted companies in developing internal policies and procedures, as well as managing their corporate compliance programmes, particularly in internal investigations, audits and necessary trainings in mitigating risks of non-compliance with anti-corruption and anti-money laundering regulations.

    Kherk Ying is recognised as a 2018 Acritas Star in Dispute Resolution. She has garnered praise from clients for her responsiveness and expertise and has just been nominated ‘Women Lawyer of the Year’ by Asian Legal Business for both Malaysia and Southeast Asia, 2019.

  • Dr. Chandrika Subramaniyan

    International Commercial Arbitration: The Effect of Culture

    Dr. Chandrika with the teaching experience at tertiary level since 1988 in India and Sri Lanka with more than five universities and training experience in various areas in Australia since 2000 is currently an Advisory Member Justice Department, Australia.
    She has written 26 books including two law books , Cyber Laws and Cyber Crimes and Media Laws, presented more than fifty research papers on various topics and twenty five books have been produced in Tamil and English.
    She is interested and capable of conducting workshops and short courses in Tamil and English.

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