Friday, 2 November 2018, Eaton Club, Hong Kong

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Tomas Furlong

Herbert Smith Freehills

Tomas represents companies, states and state-owned entities in disputes in the oil and gas, financial services, manufacturing and other industries. He has advised clients regarding a wide range of commercial and public international law issues, in the English and Hong Kong courts and in arbitration under all of the major institutional as well as ad hoc rules. 

Sapna Jhangiani

Clyde & Co

Sapna’s key area of focus is international arbitration. She works in various sectors, including hospitality, shipbuilding and trade and commodities. Sapna is recognised as a leader in this field, having recently been named by Who's Who Legal in their list of top 10 arbitration partners under 45 in Asia-Pacific. 

Keynote Speakers

Lawrence Boo

The Arbitration Chambers

Based in Singapore, Professor Lawrence Boo heads The Arbitration Chambers since its inception in 1996. He is widely recognised as “a practitioner who truly understands the region”, and is “regularly seen presiding over some of the biggest disputes in Asia.” (Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific).

Formerly the Deputy Chairman (2004–2009), first Chief Executive Officer and Registrar (1991– 1996) of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Lawrence is one of Singapore’s founding voices of arbitration. In May 2017, he was appointed to the SIAC Court of Arbitration.

Bernard Hanotiau

Hanotiau & van den Berg


Antony Crockett

Herbert Smith Freehills

Diane Desierto

Desierto & Desierto

Mariel Dimsey

CMS Hasche Sigle

Anya George

Schellenberg Wittmer

Rishab Gupta

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Edwina Kwan

King & Wood Mallesons

Timothy Lindsay

Lindsay Litigation & Arbitration

Thomas Snider

Al Tamimi & Co

Seungmin Lee

Shin & Kim


8.30: Welcome coffee and registration 

9.00: Chairs’ opening remarks

Tomas Furlong, Herbert Smith Freehills
Sapna Jhangiani, Clyde & Co

9.10: Session one: A fireside chat with two leading arbitrators

Keynote speakers:
Lawrence Boo, The Arbitration Chambers
Bernard Hanotiau, Hanotiau & van den Berg

10.00: Session two: New frontiers in international arbitration: environment, climate change and human rights 

Tomas Furlong, Herbert Smith Freehills

Antony Crockett, Herbert Smith Freehills
Diane Desierto, Desierto & Desierto
Anya George, Schellenberg Wittmer
Thomas Snider, Al Tamimi & Co

11.15: Coffee break 

11.45: The debate 

An Oxford Union-style debate before a panel of three judges.

Motion: [This house believes that] After a decade of innovation the arbitration community still aren't providing what users want

Sapna Jhangiani, Clyde & Co

Mariel Dimsey, CMS Hasche Sigle
Timothy Lindsay, Lindsay Litigation & Arbitration

Rishab Gupta, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Edwina Kwan, King & Wood Mallesons
Seungmin Lee, Shin & Kim

13.00: Chairs’ closing remarks

Tomas Furlong, Herbert Smith Freehills
Sapna Jhangiani, Clyde & Co

13.10 onwards: Networking lunch and close of conference


Eaton Club, 5/F Champion Tower, 3 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong

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