Maxwell Conversations: Lawrence Teh speaks with Lucy Reed | 22 July 2021

Maxwell Conversations - Session 1

For the first series of Maxwell Conversations, Maxwell Chambers has partnered with Lawrence Teh, a Senior Partner and Co-Head of the International Arbitration Practice at Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP, Singapore, who will speak with prominent US arbitrator and President of ICCA, Prof Lucy Reed, on the topic “Does a Right to a Physical Hearing Exist in International Arbitration?”.

In this conversation, Lawrence will discuss with Lucy Reed, President of ICCA, on these issues: (a) the ICCA Right to a Physical Hearing Project, which surveys the law and practice concerning rights to physical and virtual hearings in 77 national jurisdictions; and (b) practical experience with virtual hearings in the Covid-19 era and beyond.

The conversation will be joined by Ms Yasmine Lahlou, an editor of the ICCA Project and Ms Chiann Bao, a leading arbitrator.


Date:  22 July 2021

Time: 6pm to 8pm (GMT+8)


Programme: (Starts at 6pm GMT+8)

Part I (30mins) – Lawrence Teh speaks with Lucy Reed: Does a Right to a Physical Hearing Exist in International Arbitration?

Part 2 (30mins) – Panel Discussion

Part 3 (30mins) – Q&A


Webinar Details: The webinar is free and will be conducted via Zoom.

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Prof Lucy Reed

Lucy Reed is an independent arbitrator with Arbitration Chambers (New York), and currently the President of ICCA and a Vice-President of the SIAC Court. She retired in 2016 from the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where she led the global international arbitration group from the New York, Hong Kong and Singapore offices, and then was Professor of Practice and Director of the Centre for International Law of the National University of Singapore through 2019. While with the US State Department Legal Adviser’s Office, Lucy was the US Agent to the Iran-US Claims Tribunal. She is a former President of the American Society of International Law, Chair of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, and a Vice President of the ICC Court. A US-qualified lawyer, Lucy was educated at the University of Chicago Law School and Brown University.

Lawrence Teh

Lawrence Teh is a Senior Partner and Co-Head of the International Arbitration Practice at Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP, Singapore. He advises clients in all areas of commercial law and appears regularly as lead counsel in the Singapore courts, in arbitration, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution. He has experience in handling disputes in international trade and commodities, maritime and aviation, banking and financial services, onshore and offshore construction, mergers acquisitions and joint ventures and insurance. Lawrence is particularly noted for his work on jurisdictional issues in international arbitration and litigation.

Yasmine Lahlou

Yasmine Lahlou is a partner at the Manhattan-based disputes boutique Chaffetz Lindsey. Initially trained in Paris and admitted in New York and Paris, Yasmine speaks fluent English, French and Italian, and some Portuguese, and has over 20 years of experience of international arbitration and litigation.

Chiann Bao

Chiann Bao is an international arbitrator with Arbitration Chambers. She currently serves as a Vice Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee. She is also a Vice President of the ICC Court of Arbitration and chair of the ICC Commission’s Task Force on ADR and Arbitration. From 2010 to 2016, she served as the Secretary General of the HKIAC and was subsequently appointed as a Council Member of the HKIAC. Chiann is an honorary senior fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She serves as a mentor for Young ICCA.


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Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Training Category: General

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