Transnational Arbitration

#YoungITATalks: Asia, Oceania & India Inaugural Webinar

Carpe diem in APAC Arbitration: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead

September 16, 2021

Live Webinar

Past Event

Details for connecting will be sent shortly before the event. If you have any queries, please email Claudia Saddler.

Via Zoom
9.30am - 11am IST / 12pm - 1.30pm SGT / 1pm - 2.30pm JST / 2pm - 3.30pm AEST

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Presented by Young ITA

You are invited to our inaugural event with ITA’s Asia Task Force chair and Young ITA’s new regional chairs for Asia, Oceania and India. We will introduce our plans for Young ITA in APAC over the next two years, explore key developments in international arbitration, and discuss how young practitioners can best position themselves to take advantage of the growth in arbitration regionally. Details for connecting will be sent shortly before the event. If you have any queries, please email Claudia Saddler.

#YoungITATalks is a series of virtual events presented around the world, featuring talks, workshops or interviews that cover a wide range of subjects relating to arbitration. The #YoungITATalks series is designed for education, conversation and sharing knowledge and experiences among young practitioners.

  • Nicholas Lingard, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, ITA Executive Committee, Asia Task Force Chair
  • Anne-Marie Dornenburg, Nishimura & Asahi, Young ITA, Asia Chair
  • Philip Tan, White & Case, Young ITA, Asia Vice-Chair
  • Daniel Allman, Norton Rose Fulbright, Young ITA, Oceania Chair
  • Juhi Gupta, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, Young ITA, India Chair

Schedule and Faculty

9.30am IST / 12pm SGT / 1pm JST / 2pm AEST


  • Keynote speaker: Nicholas Lingard (Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP)

9.40am IST / 12.10pm SGT / 1.10pm JST / 2.10pm AEST

Introduction of Young ITA Asia, Oceania and India Chairs

Upcoming events and projects

9.50am IST / 12.20pm SGT / 1.20pm JST / 2.20pm AEST

Key developments in Asia-Pacific international arbitration

  • Emergence of arbitration hubs
  • Changes to institutional rules
  • Developments in domestic arbitration laws

10.30am IST / 1pm SGT / 2pm JST / 3pm AEST

Virtual roundtable and networking

Participants will be split into groups to discuss topics from the earlier segment and share perspectives.

11am IST / 1.30pm SGT / 2.30pm JST / 3.30pm AEST


About the Speakers

Nicholas Lingard
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
ITA Executive Committee, Asia Task Force Chair

The head of Freshfields’ international arbitration practice in Asia, Nick is an experienced international arbitration counsel and advocate. He leads one of the most active treaty arbitration practices in Asia, representing both investors and states, in high-profile, politically complex cases around Asia and the world. Nick also represents clients in commercial and construction disputes across a variety of industries, under all major arbitral rules, including ICC, SIAC, UNCITRAL, HKIAC, KLRCA, JCAA, AAA and NAI, and under all major systems of law.

Anne-Marie Dornenburg
Nishimura & Asahi
Young ITA, Asia Chair

Anne-Marie Dornenburg is an associate at Nishimura & Asahi in Tokyo specialising in international arbitration, public international law and cross-border dispute resolution. She represents clients in commercial and investment arbitrations under major arbitration rules, advising both corporations and governments. Anne-Marie is admitted in Germany (Rechtsanwalt) and England & Wales (Solicitor). Brought up in a trilingual environment and fluent in six languages, Anne-Marie is passionate about working with clients and colleagues from all over the world. Before moving to Japan, Anne-Marie was based in Washington, DC, Paris and London while working for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP as well as in Munich. As Young ITA’s ambassador in Asia, Anne-Marie looks forward to organising interesting projects and events that will encourage dialogue between young arbitration practitioners in both Asia and the West.

Philip Tan
White & Case
Young ITA, Asia Vice-Chair

Philip Tan is an associate in White & Case’s International Arbitration practice. Based in Singapore, Philip has previously worked in the New York and Washington, DC, offices of White & Case. Philip acts as counsel in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, focusing on energy and construction disputes. He has advised on and represented clients in complex, cross-border arbitrations under various rules, including ICC, SIAC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and ICSID. He also speaks and writes regularly, and is keen on promoting Young ITA’s engagement with the international arbitration community in Singapore and the broader Asia-Pacific region. Philip received his J.D. from Columbia Law School and his L.L.B. from the London School of Economics. He is fluent in Chinese, and is qualified in New York, District of Columbia, Singapore, and England & Wales.

Daniel Allman
Norton Rose Fulbright
Young ITA, Oceania Chair

Daniel Allman is a Senior Associate at Norton Rose Fulbright in Sydney. Daniel specialises in cross-border dispute resolution and represents clients in international commercial and investment arbitration, as well as complex commercial litigation. He is dual-qualified in Australia and New York. Daniel was previously an associate at Covington & Burling in New York, and has worked as a consultant to a UN agency on business and human rights in Southeast Asia and as a solicitor at another leading firm in Australia and on secondment in China. Daniel received his LL.M. from Columbia University and his LL.B. and B.A. from the University of Melbourne. He served as managing editor of Columbia FDI Perspectives and writes frequently on arbitration, investment, and trade.

Juhi Gupta
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Young ITA, India Chair

Juhi Gupta is a senior associate at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. She is based in New Delhi and is qualified in India. Juhi has diverse international commercial arbitration experience under various arbitral rules. Her arbitration experience also includes domestic arbitration and related court proceedings as well as acting as a tribunal secretary. A graduate of National Law School of India University, Bangalore and a LL.M. graduate from Harvard Law School, she previously completed her training contract from Allen & Overy, London. She is also a certified mediator. Juhi regularly writes on different topics related to arbitration in India and dispute resolution. She will serve as Young ITA's first ambassador in India.

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