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KLRCA Hosts Kuala Lumpur International ADR Week (KLIAW 2017)
15 May 2017

Kuala Lumpur, 15 MAY – The Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) is hosting its Kuala Lumpur ADR Week (KLIAW 2017). The conference which runs from 15th to 17th May 2017 is being held at the centre’s state of the art premises, Bangunan Sulaiman.

The 3-day alternative dispute resolution (ADR) event is made up of ten sessions,nine breakout sessions and six social events. They include; the Inauguration of the KLRCA Arbitration Rules 2017, conferences covering heated areas such as ‘Breaking down the One Belt, One Road (OBOR): What lies ahead for ADR’, ‘Reconciling Arbitral Regimes along the Silk Route’, ‘Balancing the Act: The New KLRCA Arbitration Rules 2017’, ‘Mock Adjudication’, and twelve plenary sessions leading to the annual Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act (CIPAA) Conference on the final day.

65 highly-esteemed speakers from around the globe who are experts in their respective fields are set to impart their valuable knowledge and insights on current legal issues from the local and international front.

“Some of you were here in 2015 when we hosted the inaugural Kuala Lumpur International Arbitration Week. While the acronym remains, we made the decision to replace “Arbitration” with “ADR” (Alternative Dispute Resolution), to give significance to the journey made to develop the ADR industry as a whole. As a multi-service global hub for ADR, the KLRCA strives, more now than ever, to ensure exceptional developments across all dispute resolution methods”, said Datuk Professor Sundra Rajoo, Director of KLRCA.

He also added that through the initiatives of the delegates at KLIAW 2017, the ADR scene in Asia and beyond will see a rapid development in fulfilling the needs of an international competitive economy.

Gracing the launch of KLIAW 2017 were The Honourable Azalina Othman Said (Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department), His Excellency Professor Dr. Kennedy Gastorn (Secretary General of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organisation (AALCO)), Mr Fali S Nariman (Indian Constitutional jurist) and Li Yanbing (Vice Chairman of CALCC, Deputy Director of Hainan Arbitration Commission).

“The KLRCA with guidance and support of the Malaysian Government is evidently and effectively establishing itself as a multi-service global hub for ADR. This is largely attributed to its proactive approach of keeping up to date with the trends and continued upgradation of its rules and services”, added The Honourable Azalina Othman Said, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department.

More than two hundred delegates, from across the world, have converged here in Kuala Lumpur to participate in a series of enterprising discussions covering current issues and challenges faced throughout the International ADR landscape, and to chart out workable formulas for a truly effective, impartial and sustainable international ADR regime.



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