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Maxwell Conversations: Will Asia Change International Arbitration? | 21 October 2021

Maxwell Conversations is led by top individuals in the legal industry, known for their excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). These events seek to challenge assumptions with a deeper examination of the issues.

For the second series, Maxwell Chambers has partnered with Lawrence Teh, Senior Partner & Co-Head of the International Arbitration Practice of Dentons Rodyk, who will speak with prominent UK arbitrator Professor Julian Lew QC who is Head of the School of International Arbitration of Queen Mary University of London, and Arbitrator at Twenty Essex on the topic “Will Asia Change International Arbitration?”.

The conversation will be joined by Kevin Nash of SIAC, Nils Eliasson of HKIAC, and Sanjeev Kapoor of ICC International Court of Arbitration.


Will Asia Change International Arbitration?

5.30pm – 6.00pm: Panel Discussion

Moderator – Lawrence Teh; Panellists – Professor Julien Lew QC will be joined by Kevin Nash of SIAC, Nils Eliasson of HKIAC, and Sanjeev Kapoor of ICC International Court of Arbitration.

6.00pm – 6.30pm: Q&A



Julian is a full-time arbitrator in international commercial and investment disputes. He accepts appointments as arbitrator in international commercial and investment disputes. He has been involved with international arbitration for more than 40 years as an academic, counsel and arbitrator. Before 2005, Julian was a partner and, for some years, the head of the international arbitration practice group of Herbert Smith. He has been appointed as a sole, presiding and co-arbitrator in arbitrations under the rules of all the major arbitral institutions and under UNCITRAL and Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution rules. Julian is also a Professor of International Arbitration and Head of the School of International Arbitration, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. He has held these positions since the School’s creation in 1985.


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.


Kevin is the Deputy Registrar & Centre Director of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. Over the course of the past decade, he has overseen the administration of thousands of international cases under all versions of the SIAC Rules and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Kevin is a member of the Singapore delegation at UNCITRAL Working Group II and represents SIAC at UNCITRAL Working Group III. He is listed as one of the leading arbitration lawyers in Southeast Asia in Who’s Who Legal 2021.


Nils Eliasson is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration practice, and the Vice-Chair of HKIAC. He also serves as the Chairperson of HKIAC’s Proceedings Committee. Nils acts as counsel or arbitrator in commercial and investment treaty disputes conducted under the auspices of HKIAC, ICC, SIAC, LCIA, CIETAC, and SCC, as well as in ad hoc proceedings under the UNCITRAL arbitration rules.


Sanjeev Kapoor is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team of Khaitan & Co. Sanjeev has a rich and diverse practice of over 24 years.  Alternative dispute resolution is Sanjeev’s forte. He has represented clients before various arbitral tribunals (both institutional and ad hoc) including tribunals constituted under the aegis of ICC, LCIA, SIAC, LMAA as well as under bilateral investment treaties. He has in-depth knowledge and understanding of international arbitrations, covering a vast array of issues. He is the Vice President of ICC International Court of Arbitration.

Who should attend: This webinar will be of interest to legal practitioners, lawyers, arbitrators, academics.

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

Attendance Policy

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, this includes logging in at the start of the webinar and logging out at the conclusion of the webinar in the manner required by the organiser, and not being away from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to http://www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information.

Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Training Category: General

Earn 1 Public CPD Point

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1) Registration – Limited slots are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

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