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KLRCA Talk Series : Soft law in International Arbitration – a tool to fight or to foster Guerilla Ta
11 Dec 2014 /3:00 PM - 5:00 PM /KLRCA Bangunan Sulaiman, Kuala Lumpur

Over the last year, more and more arbitral institutions around the world have issued (or reissued) guidelines and rules for arbitration proceedings. The goal is a common one – to provide additional guidance and support for increased efficiency and transparency in arbitral proceedings. However, the question arises whether all this documentation serves its intended purpose in the best possible way. To which extent do guidelines assist in the conduct of arbitral proceedings? Is there a risk that guidelines may actually be counter-productive? How can they be used in the most beneficial way?

Speakers Profile

Professor. Dr. Rouven F. Bodenheimer, M.A. FCIArb 

Professor Rouven Bodenheimer specialises in conflict resolution and renders advice on corporate law and construction law in particular. Besides civil court proceedings he has been involved in numerous arbitration cases governed both institutionally (DIS, ICC, LCIA, SCC, DIAC and CAS) as well as ad hoc arbitration. He has garnered significant experience as co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator, chairman and counsel in various arbitration proceedings both domestically and internationally. He is particularly experienced in disputes involving difficult technical issues and complex commercial aspects. His expertise lies in fields as diverse as infrastructure, energy, construction and intricate financial transactions.

Upon having completed his formal legal education, Prof Bodenheimer published a doctoral thesis on a trade law topic in a comparative perspective under German and English law and obtained an additional Master’s degree in business mediation.

In April 2013, Professor Bodenheimer became professor of international law at the University of Applied Management in Erding/Bavaria. Furthermore, Professor Bodenheimer has been lecturing mediation and international arbitration at the joint Master’s programme of two prestigious German universities since 2010.

Professor Bodenheimer regularly publishes articles, book reviews and book contributions in the field of international arbitration and dispute resolution. In May 2014 Professor Bodenheimer was appointed co-chair of the DIS40, the under-40 member organization of the German Institution for Arbitration, as well as being an active member of the International Bar Assocation’s arbitration committee and within that a peer-appointed founding member of the steering committee of the under- 40 arbitration group. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).

Professor Bodenheimer features in the Who’s Who Legal International Arbitration 2015.

Lam Ko Luen – Partner, ShookLin & Bok

President of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (2013 – 2015) 

KO LUEN is a Partner at Shook Lin & Bok and the Deputy Head of the firm’s International & Domestic Arbitration Department. He is also the current President of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators [2013-2015]. He appears as counsel in courts as well as arbitration. He also sits as an arbitrator. He is a Fellow of both the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (U.K.). He is also on the panel of arbitrators and adjudicators of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration and the panel of arbitrators of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators. He has been involved in a number of arbitration-related court cases dealing with challenges of awards which are reported in the Malaysian law journals.

Programme Flow

1430 pm Event Registration

1500 pm Welcome Remarks

1510 pm Soft Law in international Arbitration – A tool to fight or to foster guerrilla Tactics?

1630 pm Question & Answer Session moderated by Mr Lam Ko Luen

1700 pm End of Programme

Letters of Attendance

Letter of Attendance will be issues 2 weeks after the event date. Letter of attendance will be send via post to the address in participants registration form. 

CPD Points Allocation

Bar Council Malaysia    2 Points (T2/11122014/KLRCA/KL141359/2) 

For more Information

 For more information regarding the event, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Chalee Nai Kin, Business Development, Manager at 03 2271 1000 or email to events@klrca.org

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