Transnational Arbitration

#YoungITATalks: Fireside chat with Professor Stavros Brekoulakis


Past Event

12:30pm – 3.30pm

In-Person Event

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
10 Collyer Quay 42-01
Ocean Financial Centre
Singapore 049315

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Presented by Young ITA

Join us for a wide-ranging fireside chat with Professor Stavros Brekoulakis and  Nicholas Lingard. Nick will explore with Stavros his journey in international arbitration (including his upcoming move to Singapore) and his many and varied contributions to the field. You will have the opportunity to meet our distinguished guest speakers and YoungITA board members, as well as many other interesting practitioners and colleagues from around the world.

An optional lunch will be provided by Freshfields before the session begins.

#YoungITATalks is a series of local 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.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsor, this event is tuition-free. Please register in advance to help us have an accurate headcount. This is only an in-person event.

Schedule and Speakers

12.30 pm - Registration and optional lunch

1:30 pm - Welcome remarks

Anne-Marie Doernenburg, YoungITA Asia Chair, Nishimura & Asahi (Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo)

1.35 pm - Fireside Chat

Professor Stavros Brekoulakis, National University of Singapore, Michael and Laura Hwang Professor of International Arbitration

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

with audience questions

2:35 pm - Closing remarks

Anne-Marie Doernenburg, YoungITA Asia Chair, Nishimura & Asahi (Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo)

2:35 pm - Networking

3:30 pm - Adjourn

About the Speakers

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Stavros Brekoulakis
National University of Singapore
Michael and Laura Hwang Professor of International Arbitration

Stavros Brekoulakis is the inaugural Michael and Laura Hwang Professor of International Arbitration at the National University fo Singapore, having taken up the appointment in February 2024, and an arbitrator practicing at 3 Verulam Buildings (Gray’s Inn).

His professional expertise focuses on both contract and investment treaty arbitrations in major infrastructure and investment projects, energy and natural resources projects, corporate and M&A disputes and commercial disputes. He has been appointed in more than 80 arbitrations (investment and commercial) as chairman, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and emergency arbitrator under all the major arbitral institutions and the UNCITRAL Rules.

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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.

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

Anne-Marie Dornenburg is a counsel 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. She 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.

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