2023-04-17 Hochiminh city International Construction Arbitration Conference HICAC2023

SPEAKER

Arbitration is a dispute resolution mechanism commonly used in the construction industry in Vietnam and region, as it provides an efficient and effective means of resolving these disputes outside of the court system . As a developing country, Vietnam has seen a significant increase in construction activities, leading to an increase in construction disputes. The complexity of construction projects and the involvement of multiple parties often results in disputes arising from various issues

The Society of Construction Law – Viet Nam (SCLVN) and the International Law Faculty – Hochiminh city University of Law are pleased to announce the upcoming Hochiminh city International Construction Arbitration Conference 2023 (HICAC2023) to be held in Hochiminh city, Vietnam. This conference aims to bring together professionals from the construction industry, legal experts, arbitrators, and academics to discuss the latest trends, practices, and developments in construction arbitration. As Vietnam continues to experience significant growth in construction activities, this conference provides a timely platform for stakeholders to exchange knowledge and insights on the challenges and opportunities facing the construction arbitration landscape in Vietnam and beyond. The conference will feature informative panel discussions, and networking opportunities to foster collaboration and promote best practices. We look forward to welcoming delegates from around the world to this exciting event.

Theme: Complex Construction Arbitration

Time: Monday 17/April/2023 , 8:00 – 17:00

Venue: Le Méridien Saigon , 3C Ton Duc Thang, District 1, Hochiminh city, Vietnam https://goo.gl/maps/AzT3hJhYmF6yuvmGA

Organizers: Society of Construction Law – Viet Nam (SCLVN), and International Law Faculty – HCMC University of Law

Supporting Parties: Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC), ICC Arbitration & ADR – South Asia


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Morning (8:00-12:00)
General Session (Ballroom)
08:00-08:30 Opening speeches
08:30-09:00 Keynote speech
Prof. Douglas Jones AO
Independent International Arbitrator
Complex Construction Arbitration
09:00-10:30 Complex construction arbitration - stories from senior arbitrators
Speaker: Amanda Lees
International Arbitration Partner at King & Wood Mallesons
Speaker: Peter Scott Caldwell
Director of Caldwell Ltd
Speaker: Tan Cheng Hye Johnny
Independent Arbitrator / SIMI & SMC Accredited Mediator / Adjudicator
Moderator: Trinh Nguyen
Founding partner of TNP Law, Vice chairperson of SCL Vietnam
Panel 2 (10:50-12:00): ICC Arbitration and ADR Commission Report on Construction Industry Arbitrations
Speaker: Nguyen Manh Dzung
Senior Partner at Dzungsrt & Associates LLC
Speaker: Lynette Chew
Partner and Co-Head of Infrastructure Construction and Energy Disputes, CMS Singapore
Speaker: Devathas Satianathan
Partner at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
Moderator: Abhinav Bhushan
International Arbitrator, Member & Chief Executive for Asia at 39 Essex Chambers, former Director for South Asia at ICC International Court of Arbitration
Afternoon - Ballroom 1
Section A : Expert Witness in Construction Arbitration
Panel A1 (13:30-15:00) : Role of Expert Witness in Construction Arbitration
Speaker: Risheq Hamzah
Senior Director of Kroll
Speaker: Simon Elliot
Partner at Three Crowns LLP
Speaker: Suraj Sajnani
Senior Associate, King & Wood Mallesons
Moderator: Minh Le
Associate Director of J.S. Held LLC
Panel A2 (15:30-17:00) : Effective working with Expert Witness in Construction Arbitration
Speaker: Kelvin Aw
Partner and Co-Head of Infrastructure Construction and Energy Disputes, CMS Singapore
Speaker: Nguyen Trung Nam (Tony)
Founder, Sr. Partner of EPLegal
Speaker: Matthew Wills
Senior Managing Director APAC, J.S. Held LLC
Speaker: Tom Taylor
Managing Director of Expert Services at Socotec
Moderator: David Lockwood
Managing Director - South-East Asia at Hanscomb Intercontinental
Afternoon - Ballroom 2
Section B: Digital technology in international construction arbitration
Panel B1 (13:30-15:00) : Technology supporting Parties and Arbitrators in Construction Arbitration.
Speaker: Nhu-Hoang Tran Thang
Counsel at Peter & Kim
Speaker: Daniel Waldek
Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills
Speaker: Minh Nguyen
Special Counsel and Head of Dispute Resolution Practice of ACSV Legal
Moderator: Dr. Nguyen Thi Hoa
University Lecturer at International Law Faculty, HCMUL
Panel B2 (15:30-17:00): Integrating BIM, Laser Scanning and other ICT tools in construction dispute resolution: issues and avenues
Speaker : Paul Menzies
General Director of GeoInstinct Vietnam Co. Ltd.
Speaker: Maximilian Benz
Associate Director at HKA
Speaker: Nguyen Thi Lan Huong
Deputy Head of the Department of International Trade Law, Faculty of International Law, Ho Chi Minh City University of Law
Admissibility and Assessment of Electronic evidence in Construction dispute resolution
Moderator: Viet Dzung Tran
Dean of the Faculty of International Law, Ho Chi Minh City University of Law
Afternoon at Room Tan Thuan - Hiep Phuoc
Section C : Arbitration Rules of regional institutions and their application in complex construction arbitration
Panel C1 (13:30-15:00) Arbitration rules of regional institutions in Complex multi-party multi-contract construction arbitration
Speaker: Heather Yee Jing Wah
Assistant Director of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC, Malaysia)
Speaker: Duong Hoang
Deputy Counsel at Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
Speaker: Sangyub (Sean) Lee
Deputy Director of the KCAB INTERNATIONAL
Moderator: Amanda Lees
International Arbitration Partner at King & Wood Mallesons
Panel C2 (15:30-17:00) : Experiences from Secretariat of regional institutions in dealing with complex construction arbitration
Speaker: Hang Vu Thi
Deputy Director of the Secretariat cum Head of International Cooperation, Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC)
Speaker: Fanita Math
Secretary General of National Commercial Arbitration Centre (NCAC, Kingdom of Cambodia)
Speaker : Albert Zaw Min
President of Myanmar International Arbitration Centre (MIAC)
Moderator: Tan Cheng Hye Johnny
Independent Arbitrator / SIMI & SMC Accredited Mediator / Adjudicator
Afternoon at Room Khanh Hoi- Nha Rong
Section D: Conduct of Proceedings and Case Management for complex construction arbitration
Panel D1 (13:30-15:00) Case strategy in construction arbitration for claimants and respondents
Speaker: Anita Natalia
Senior Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills
Speaker: Pardeep Khosa
Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Speaker: SeungMin Lee
Partner at Peter & Kim
Speaker: K. Luan Tran
Partner at King & Spalding LLP
Moderator: Net Le
Partner at LNT & Partners
Panel D2 (15:30-17:00) Controlling time and costs in construction arbitration
Speaker: Tejus Chauhan
Director, South Asia, ICC Arbitration & ADR, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Speaker: Earl Rivera-Dolera
Head of International Arbitration , Frasers Law Company
Speaker: Nguyen Do
Partner at YKVN
Speaker: Logan Leung
Deputy Managing Partner at Rajan & Tann LCT Lawyers
Moderator: Paul Sandosham
Partner, Clifford Chance Asia
Register
  1. INTERNATIONAL GUESTS:

Registration on Eventbrite for international guests (by USD): https://bit.ly/hicac2023-eventbrite

Other payment methods: please transfer to

  • Bank: BIDV (Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam)
    Swift code: BIDVVNVX
    Branch: Ben Nghe branch
    Account: 13810370005075
    Name: HOI PHAP LUAT XAY DUNG VIET NAM

– Standard rate for foreigners: 120 USD
– Discount rate for ICC Members: 100 USD (Please contact your local NC to obtain your discount code and send by email to info@scl.org.vn)

– Special Discount rate for member of SCLs: 90 USD (Please provide name of your SCL and your SCL Membership number and send by email to info@scl.org.vn).

B/ ACCOMMODATION

Discount code for hotel reservation at conference venue: please contact Ms.Pha Le, Senior Sales Manager of Le Meridien Hotel (M +84 985 323 799, phale.tran@lemeridien.com) and request to apply code  “SCLVN-HICAC2023”