First for Disputes Conference


Date: 15 November 2016
Time: 10:00am 5:15pm    Venue: Level 3, Jasmine Ballroom, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956


Bird & Bird & First for Disputes

We are delighted to invite our clients to our inaugural First for Disputes conference in Singapore.

We will be running a range of focused workshops covering arbitration, IP disputes, employment disputes and competition as well as plenary sessions on privilege, settlement and anti-bribery and corruption and investigations.

Bird & Bird is recognised as a major global disputes practice. Our First for Disputes Conference is intended to offer in-house lawyers an opportunity to benefit from our wealth and breadth of disputes experience and to receive updates from experts on a range of disputes topics.

Note: This event is fully subscribed. Please email singapore.events@twobirds.com to be added to the waitlist.

 


Would you like to attend?

The programme

10.00 - 10.30

Registration

10.30 - 10.40

Opening address by Boey Swee Siang, Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution Group, Singapore

10.40 - 11.40

Plenary Session 1:

What you think is privileged may not be!

This session explores the evolving scope of legal advice and litigation privilege across various jurisdictions, offers practical insight on how documents may be protected by this doctrine and examines the interaction between the concepts of privilege, admissibility and confidentiality.

Navin Joseph Lobo, Partner, Singapore
Vani Nair, Associate, Singapore

11.40 - 12.00

Coffee break

12.00 - 12.45

Breakout Session 1 - Choose from one of the following:

Option 1: Employment – Restrictive covenants / Breach of confidence

Goh Seow Hui, Partner, Singapore
Chye Shu Yi, Associate, Singapore

Option 2: Arbitration – Recent developments in the Singapore arbitration landscape
Jonathan Choo, Partner, Singapore
Annet van Hooft, Partner, Co-Head of Bird & Bird's International Dispute Resolution Group, France
Lin Yuankai, Senior Associate, Singapore

12.45 - 14.00

Networking lunch

14.00 - 15.00

Plenary Session 2:

How to settle disputes effectively
This session will look at settlement agreements and offers to settle. It will include an update on without prejudice communications following the framework of what is without prejudice, when does it apply.

Boey Swee Siang, Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution Group, Singapore
Jonathan Choo, Partner, Singapore

15.00 - 15.45

Breakout Session 2 - Choose from one of the following:

Option 1: Competition – Anti Competition Agreements
Sandra Seah, Joint Managing Partner, Singapore
Jonathan Kao, Senior Associate, Singapore

Option 2: Intellectual Property – Preparing for litigation – Dealing with expert witnesses
Alban Kang, Partner, Singapore
Oh Pin-Ping, Counsel, Singapore
Just Wang, Associate, Singapore

15.45 - 16.05

Coffee break

16.05 - 17.05

Plenary Session 3:

Anti-Bribery and Corruption and investigations – don't get caught out!
This session will look at the anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws in Singapore, in particular the Prevention of Corruption Act and how it compares with similar laws in our neighbouring countries. We will also look at the anti-bribery policies and procedures
that may be put in place in companies.

Navin Joseph Lobo, Partner, Singapore
Simon Phippard, Of Counsel, UK

17.05 - 17.15

Closing address by Annet van Hooft, Partner, Co-Head of Bird & Bird's International Dispute Resolution Group, France