On November 28, 2019, Tilleke & Gibbins in Bangkok hosted “An Introduction to International Commercial Arbitration,” a seminar led by Noppramart Thammateeradaycho, a counsel in the firm’s Dispute Resolution Department, and special guest Lindsay East, a seasoned expert in arbitration, global trade, and shipping law and a consultant in the global shipping group of Reed Smith.
In her presentation, Noppramart provided an overview of arbitration in Southeast Asia and discussed arbitration trends across ASEAN. Part of this background extended to the operations of the Singapore International Arbitration Center, as well as the system for pursuing arbitration there. Noppramart also reviewed the advantages and disadvantages of the Thailand Arbitration Institute, as compared to the Thailand Arbitration Center, as well the role played by Thai courts in the arbitration process.
Lindsay East’s presentation featured a broader view of the global context for international commercial arbitration. Lindsay walked participants through the history of arbitration globally and provided an overview of the current trends in arbitration in several key global arbitration seats, including London, New York, and Hong Kong. He also discussed emerging jurisdictions across Europe that are seeking to gain a greater share of the global arbitration market in the wake of Brexit.
The half-day seminar was held at Tilleke & Gibbins in Bangkok and was broadcast live to clients as a webinar.