INTER - PACIFIC BAR ASSOCIATION

29th Annual Meeting and Conference

The 29th Inter-Pacific Bar Association Annual Meeting and Conference in Singapore will bring together thought leaders to examine broad-ranging legal issues concerning developments in global and regional trade, new technology and emerging trends.

Themed “Technology, Business and Law – Global Perspectives”, the conference will examine the legal challenges arising from global regulatory and technological developments. Different concurrent sessions will tackle a broad range of contemporary legal issues.

EVENT DURATION:

From 25 to 27 April 2019

EVENT VENUE:

Singapore, Raffles City Convention Centre

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Committee Program

Concurrent Sessions Schedule

1:00 - 2:30pm

Summary Dismissal Procedures In International Arbitration: Successfully Transplanting Common Law Litigation Concepts Into The International Sphere?

Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee

Hullet

Single Session

1:00 - 2:30pm

From Tweets about Trade to Negotiations about Nukes: How Asia-Pacific Countries and Companies Are (and Should Be) Dealing with Disruption in International Trade Law and Policy

International Trade Committee

Indiana

Single Session

1:00 - 2:30pm

What Keeps General Counsels Awake at Night

  • Corporate Counsel Committee
  • Legal Practice Committee

Moor

Joint Session

1:00 - 2:30pm

Old Dogs and New Tricks: Bringing Insolvency Law into the 21st Century

Insolvency Committee

Orchard C

Single Session

1:00 - 2:30pm

Outsourcing In The Financial Industry – A Solution To Regulatory Challenges?

Banking, Finance and Securities Committee

Enterprise

Single Session

1:00 - 2:30pm

Tax and the Digital Economy

Tax Law Committee

Bras Basah A

Single Session

1:00 - 2:30pm

The Curious Case(S) Of Technology In Construction

  • International Construction Projects Committee
  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications Committee

Minto

Joint Session

1:00 - 2:30pm

Preliminary Agreements And Precontractual Liability

Cross-Border Investment Committee

Morrison

Single Session

1:00 - 2:30pm

Chasing Corruption Around The World – A Guide To Planning And Implementing Cross-Border Investigations

  • Employment and Immigration Law Committee
  • Anti-Corruption and the Rule of Law Committee

Mercury

Joint Session

1:00 - 2:30pm

Round-Table Discussion On Hot Topics In Key Competition Areas In Asia Pacific, US And European Jurisdictions

Competition Law Committee

Bras Basah B

Single Session

3:00 - 4:30pm

Whistleblowing – Business Risk or Added Value – an Interactive Session

  • Corporate Counsel
  • Anti-Corruption and the Rule of Law Committee

Indiana

Joint Session

3:00 - 4:30pm

From Saving the Planet to Saving the Universe: Challenges to Environmental Law posed by the Growth of Air and Space Activities

  • Aviation and Aerospace Committee
  • Environmental Law Committee

Orchard A

Joint Session

3:00 - 4:30pm

(Continued) Tax and the Digital Economy

Tax Law Committee

Bras Basah A

Single Session

3:00 - 4:30pm

Chinese Investments In Western Hemisphere, Chinese Perspective

Cross-Border Investments Committee

Morrison

Single Session

3:00 - 4:30pm

Voting Rights In General Assembly Of Shareholders

Cross-Border Investment Committee

Moor

Single Session

3:00 - 4:30pm

Fake News: Legal Regulation & Challenges

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Committee

Minto

Single Session

3:00 - 4:30pm

(Continued) Round-Table Discussion On Hot Topics In Key Competition Areas In Asia Pacific, US And European Jurisdictions

Competition Law Committee

Bras Basah B

Single Session

3:00 - 4:30 pm

Arbitration and Insolvency – Reconciling Private versus Collective Interests

  • Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee
  • Insolvency Committee

Hullet

Joint Session

11:30am - 1:00pm

Arbitrating IP Disputes – Is This The Final Frontier Or Has The Journey Only Just Begun?

  • Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee
  • Intellectual Property Committee

Hullet

Joint Session

11:30am - 1:00pm

How Design Thinking Will Change The Practice Of Law

Ad Hoc Next Generation Committee

Mercury

Single Session

11:30am - 1:00pm

Fintech Panel – Hot Topics for the Fintech Industry

Banking, Finance and Securities Committee

Enterprise

Single Session

11:30am - 1:00pm

Doing Business In China – A Review Of Trade Tax And Technology Issues In Doing Business In China

  • International Trade Committee
  • Tax Law Committee

Indiana

Joint Session

11:30am - 1:00pm

Lockbox Provisions

Cross-Border Investment Committee

Morrison

Single Session

11:30am - 1:00pm

Block-Chain & Smart Contracts – Finance, Law And Beyond

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Committee

Minto

Single Session

11:30am - 1:00pm

Mediation in Insolvency: Challenges and Solutions

Insolvency Committee

Orchard C

Single Session

11:30am - 1:00pm

The Case For An ASEAN Standard Form Of Building And Construction Contract

International Construction Projects Committee

Bras Basah A

Single Session

11:30am - 1:00pm

The Viability of Venture Capital Practice On Representing Start Ups in Asia

  • Cross-Border Investment Committee
  • Legal Practice Committee

Moor

Joint Session

11:30am - 1:00pm

Russia in Asia: Trade, Investment and the Role of Law

International Trade Committee

Bras Basah B

Single Session

2:00 - 3:30pm

The Restitution Of Ill-Gotten Assets (i.e. Bribery Tainted) In An International Context

  • Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee
  • Anti-Corruption and the Rule of Law Committee

Hullet

Joint Session

2:00 - 3:30pm

IPBA Guidelines on Privileges and Attorney Secrecy in International Arbitration

Special Project (Privilege Session)

Orchard A

Single Session

2:00 - 3:30pm

Part 1: Robotics And Unmanned Ships,
Part 2: Enforcement Of Maritime Arbitration Awards, And The Difficulties That May Be Preempted By Keeping An Early Eye Out On The Possible Enforcement Challenges

Maritime Law Committee

Orchard C

Single Session

2:00 - 3:30pm

Generational Differences in the Legal Profession: How to Bridge the Gap?

  • Legal Practice Committee
  • Ad Hoc Next Generation Committee

Enterprise

Joint Session

2:00 - 3:30pm

(Continued) Doing Business In China – A Review Of Trade Tax And Technology Issues In Doing Business In China

  • International Trade Committee
  • Tax Law Committee

Indiana

Joint Session

2:00 - 3:30pm

Training Lawyers To Be Business Developers

Legal Development and Training Committee

Minto

Single Session

2:00 - 3:30pm

Due Diligence Reports

Cross-Border Investment Committee

Morrison

Single Session

2:00 - 3:30pm

A Multi Jurisdiction Approach To Termination Of Employees

Employment Law and Immigration Committee

Mercury

Single Session

2:00 - 3:30pm

“CRAZY RICH ASIANS?” – Understanding the ramifications of intense wealth on business families in Asia for effective estate and succession planing

Tax Law Committee

Bras Basah A

Single Session

2:00 - 3:30pm

Mediation In Dispute Resolution For Cross Border Investments

  • Cross-Border Investment Committee
  • Corporate Counsel Committee

Moor

Joint Session

4:00 - 5:30pm

Transparency & Diversity In International Arbitration – Moving Ahead And Striking The Right Balance?

Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee

Hullet

Single Session

4:00 - 5:30pm

(Continued) IPBA Guidelines on Privileges and Attorney Secrecy in International Arbitration.

Special Project (Privilege Session)

Orchard A

Single Session

4:00 - 5:30pm

How International Trade Lawyers Can Add Value For Corporate Clients

International Trade Committee

Indiana

Single Session

4:00 - 5:30pm

Best Practices in Financing Energy Projects

  • Banking, Finance and Securities Committee
  • Energy and Natural Resources Committee
  • International Construction Projects Committee

Moor

Joint Session

4:00 - 5:30pm

Properly Managing Employee Issues In Cross-Border Transactions – Avoiding A Nightmare

Employment Law and Immigration Committee

Mercury

Single Session

4:00 - 5:30pm

Getting Your Money Back – In-house and Insurance Counsel on Managing Claims, Losses and Legal Spend

Corporate Counsel Committee and Insurance Committee

Orchard C

Joint Session

4:00 - 5:30pm

Use Of Artificial Intelligence In M&A

Cross-Border Investment Committee

Morrison

Single Session

4:00 - 5:30pm

Legal Entrepreneurship- Ready To Jump In?

Women Business Lawyers Committee

Bras Basah B

Single Session

4:00 - 5:30pm

Big Data Market

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Committee

Minto

Single Session

4:00 - 5:30pm

(Continued) “CRAZY RICH ASIANS?” – Understanding the ramifications of intense wealth on business families in Asia for effective estate and succession planing

Tax Law Committee

Bras Basah A

Single Session

4:00 - 5:30pm

On Admitting and Compensating Partners: An Insight on Practices in the APAC Region

Legal Practice Committee

Indiana

Single Session

9:30 - 11:00am

Advantages and pitfalls of Arb-Med Proceedings – A Mock Case

Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee

Hullet

Single Session

9:30 - 11:00am

New Legal Trends in the APEC Region — Online services, E-commerce, Fintech, IP

APEC Committee

Orchard C

Single Session

9:30 - 11:00am

Challenges To Low Cost Carriers (LCC) In The Aviation Industry: Lessons From The Singaporean Experience

Aviation and Aerospace Law Committee

Orchard A

Single Session

9:30 - 11:00am

Strategies To Deal With Vocal Or Troublesome Employees, Officers, And Directors And Other Stakeholders Of An Insolvent Company

  • Employment and Immigration Law Committee
  • Insolvency Committee

Mercury

Joint Session

9:30 - 11:00am

Crowdfunding And ICOs – Raising Funds For Start-Ups

  • Cross-Border Investment Committee
  • Banking, Finance And Securities Committee

Morrison

Joint Session

9:30 - 11:00am

The Derivative Action in Asia and Beyond: A Conflict of Laws Perspective

Cross-Border Investment Committee

Enterprise

Single Session

9:30 - 11:00am

Beyond our Borders: Cross-border Challenges in Data Privacy

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Committee

Minto

Single Session

9:30 - 11:00am

Handling Tax Disputes in the Brave New World

Tax Law Committee

Bras Basah A

Single Session

9:30 - 11:00am

Professional Negligence for Lawyers – Avoiding Common Errors and Ensuring Insurance Coverage

Insurance Committee

Bras Basah B

Single Session

11:30 - 1:00pm

Investor-State Arbitration In Crisis – The Arbitration Strikes Back?

Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee

Hullet

Single Session

11:30 - 1:00pm

Discussion on Important Global Employment Trends and Updates

Employment Law and Immigration Committee

Mercury

Single Session

11:30 - 1:00pm

Climate, Energy and Technology: New Developments and Directions

  • Energy and Natural Resources Committee
  • Environmental Law Committee

Indiana

Joint Session

11:30 - 1:00pm

Role of International Politics in Cross Border Investments

Cross-Border Investment Committee

Morrison

Single Session

11:30 - 1:00pm

(Continued) Handling Tax Disputes in the Brave New World

Tax Law Committee

Bras Basah A

Single Session

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