Saving Costs and Optimising Resources in International Arbitration

Ashish Chugh, Partner, K&L Gates and Nick Williams, Senior Associate, K&L Gates

Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)

Date : September 21, 2017

Time : 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Price : $0.00

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Disputes come in a variety of shapes and sizes, as do the companies involved in them and the best approach for resolving a given dispute will depend on the facts and circumstances of that particular case.  That said, one factor which impacts all disputes is cost.

Cost is often at the forefront of a party’s mind once legal proceedings are afoot and lawyers are hard at work and, while cost may also make an appearance in the context of settlement negotiations, it is less often considered before a dispute arises and before a contract is even entered into.  However, the reality is that cost plays a role in all of these stages of dispute resolution.

In this seminar, we will share our most effective strategies, tips and best practices for saving costs and optimising resources in international arbitration.  We will discuss how and when these might work best as well as the potential issues associated with them and we will explore how these approaches can be applied from the negotiation of a contract, through the conduct of proceedings, all the way to settlement and enforcement of an award.

About the Speakers

Ashish Chugh
K&L Gates

Ashish concentrates his practice on international commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration and cross-border commercial disputes, particularly arising in Asia. He has represented numerous parties with respect to disputes across wide-ranging industries including commodities, construction, hospitality, office stationery, oil and gas, power and telecommunications. Ashish has broad experience in the conduct of international arbitrations with seats in Dubai, Hong Kong, India, Kuala Lumpur, London, New York and Singapore under a variety of ad hoc and institutional arbitration rules, including DIFC-LCIA, HKIAC, ICC, KLRCA, LCIA, SIAC and UNCITRAL. He also has considerable experience supervising, coordinating and managing complex cross border commercial litigation in the Asia Pacific region.

Ashish has been recognized in the 2017 edition of Legal 500 as a key practitioner for the firm in the area of international arbitration in Singapore. Ashish started his career in the chambers of a distinguished former Solicitor-General of India in New Delhi, India. He completed his pupillage from a leading set of barristers’ chambers in London which specializes in international arbitration and complex commercial litigation.

Nick Williams
Senior Associate
K&L Gates

Nick Williams is an Australia-qualified Senior Associate in K&L Gates' Singapore office. He works across the Commercial Disputes & International Arbitration, Investigations, Enforcement & White Collar and Restructuring & Insolvency practice groups.  He has experience in international commercial dispute resolution, international arbitration, corruption-related matters and internal corporate investigations, securities enforcement & receiverships, corporate restructuring & workouts, liquidations and voluntary administrations across multiple jurisdictions.

In the Investigations, Enforcement & White Collar space, Nick has experience in corruption-related matters and internal corporate investigations, including matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other international anti-corruption legislation. As part of this practice, he conducts investigations into alleged misconduct, as well as into prospective and existing foreign agents, commercial advisers and business partners.

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