The 7th Asia Pacific ADR Conference

The 7th Asia-Pacific ADR Conference will be held on 5-6 November 2018 in Seoul, Korea.

Jointly hosted by the UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea, the KCAB INTERNATIONAL and the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC), this year¡¯s conference will highlight various important aspects of international arbitration.

Starting out by examining the challenges faced by arbitral institutions and its users, the conference will then review the expedited procedures in arbitration while also delving into the Seoul Protocol on Video Conferencing and potential reforms in ISDS, concluding with an in-depth discussion of mediation frameworks.

By inspecting the critical topics within the field of dispute resolution while also addressing the potential hardships of arbitral institutions and its users that are affected by these issues, the 7th ADR conference strives to provide a holistic outlook on the most up-to-date ADR matters.


  • Date & Time : [DAY1] 5 November 2018, 13:30 ? 18:00, [DAY2] 6 November 2018, 09:00 ? 18:10
  • Venue : Grand Ballroom (3F), SONO FELICE Convention
  • Co-Hosts :
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¡Ø Simultaneous Interpretation Service (Korean/English) will be provided.

Program [DAY1]

Time Program
13:30 ~ 14:00 Registration
Opening Session
14:00 ~ 14:30 Opening Address Ministry of Justice, Korea
14:30 ~ 15:15 Keynote Address
  • Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS International Arbitrator, Arbitration Chambers Hong Kong
15:15 ~ 15:30 Networking Break
Roundtable Discussion 1. Challenges faced by Institutions
15:30 ~ 16:30 Panel Discussion [Moderator]
  • Christopher Lau, SC Senior Counsel & Chartered Arbitrator, 3 Verulam Buildings
  • Sue Hyun Lim Secretary General, KCAB INTERNATIONAL
  • Alexander G. Fessas Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Kevin Nash Deputy Registrar & Centre Director, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
  • Joe Liu Managing Counsel, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
  • Francesca Mazza Secretary General, German Arbitration Institute (DIS)
  • Dr. Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof Director General, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
16:30 ~ 16:45 Networking Break
Roundtable Discussion 2. Challenges faced by Users of Arbitral Institutions
16:45 ~ 18:00 Panel Discussion [Moderator]
  • Yun Jae Baek Partner, Yulchon
  • Leng Sun Chan, SC Deputy Chairman, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
  • Mike McClure Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Grant L. Kim Partner, LimNexus
  • John Rhie Managing Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
  • Patrick M. Norton Arbitrator, Arbitration Chambers

Program [DAY2]

Time Program
09:00 ~ 09:30 Registration
Session 1. Expedited Procedures in Arbitration
09:30 ~ 10:45 Panel Discussion [Moderator]
  • Dr. Nikolaus Pitkowitz Partner, Graf & Pitkowitz
  • Richard Bamforth Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang
  • June (Junghye) Yeum Partner, Clyde & Co
  • Benjamin Hughes Professor, Seoul National University Law School / Independent Arbitrator
  • Robert Wachter Partner, Lee & Ko
10:45 ~ 11:00 Networking Break
Session 2. The Seoul Protocol on video conferencing
11:00 ~ 12:00 Panel Discussion [Moderator]
  • Kap-You (Kevin) Kim Senior Partner, Bae, Kim & Lee LCC/ Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Yu-Jin Tay Partner, Mayer Brown
  • Ing Loong Yang Partner, Latham & Watkins
  • SeungMin Lee Partner, Shin & Kim
12:00 ~ 14:00 Luncheon
Session 3. Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)
14:00 ~ 15:45 Panel Discussion [Moderator]
  • Prof. Hi-Taek Shin Chairman, KCAB INTERNATIONAL
  • Arne Fuchs Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
  • Nicholas Lingard Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Jae Sung Lee Legal Officer, UNCITRAL
  • Prof. Joongi Kim Professor of Law, Yonsei Law School
  • August Reinisch Professor, University of Vienna
15:45 ~ 16:00 Networking Break
Session 4. Mediation
16:00 ~ 17:50 Panel Discussion [Moderator]
  • Jaemin Lee Professor of Law, Seoul National University Law School
  • Prof. Khory McCormick FCIArb FACICA Deputy Chair, Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy
  • Joel E. Richardson Attorney, Kim & Chang
  • Les Schiefelbein CEO & Founder, Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution
  • Erik Wilbers Director, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • Junsang Lee Managing Partner, Yoon & Yang
17:50 ~ 18:10 Plenary Q&A Session


SONO Felice Convention

#3F, 22 City Airport, Teheran-ro 87-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea