Programme

 

Day 0

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Time Programme Details
  8:00 am – 2:00 pm ALA Championship Golf Tournament The Serapong, Sentosa Golf Club, Singapore
  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

UNCITRAL-ABLI Emergence Conference
Asian Perspectives on the Future of the Harmonisation and Convergence of Business Laws
Knowledge Partner Programme jointly organised by the UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific and the Asian Business Law Institute* Click for more info
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The State Courts’ Experience
Tools for Court Excellence
Satellite Programme by The State Courts of Singapore* (Limited admission on first come first serve basis) Click for more info
  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Welcome Reception & Registration Atrium Foyer Level 1, The Supreme Court
  9:00 pm End of Day 0

Day 1

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Time Programme Details
  9:00 am – 10:30 am Opening Ceremony
  • Processional: ALA President, Secretary-General, Vice-Presidents and Heads of Delegation
  • Call to Order
  • ALA Anthem
  • Welcome address by Chairman, ALA (Singapore),
    Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon
  • Address by ALA President,
    Atty. Avelino V. Cruz
  • Address by ASEAN Secretary-General,
    Dato Lim Jock Hoi
  • Speech by Distinguished Keynote Speaker,
    Mr. Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance

    • Topic: The Role of Law in Economic Integration and Development
10:30 am – 11:00 am Networking Tea Break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Reconvening of General Assembly
  • Certification of Quorum and Report of the ALA Secretary-General
  • Remarks of ALA Heads of Delegation
12:00 pm –   1:30 pm Lunch
  1:30 pm –   3:00 pm Plenary Session A New Phase (and Face) of Law:
Opportunities and Challenges in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)
Justice Chao Hick Tin, Prof. J.H.H Weiler, Mr. Luca Castellani, Mr. Minn Naing Oo, Prof. Fan Jian & Prof. Hikmahanto Juwana.
Synopsis
  3:00 pm –   3:30 pm Networking Tea Break
3:30 pm –   5:30 pm Parallel Session 1 Fair, Effective and Efficient Dispute Resolution to Facilitate the Success of the AEC
Prof. Lucy Reed, Prof. Dr. Colin Ong, QC,
Mr. Pasit Asawawattanaporn, Dr. Hop X. Dang,
Mr. Francis Xavier, SC, PBM & Prof. Choong Yeow Choy.
Synopsis
Parallel Session 2 The Role of National Courts, if any, in Ensuring Compliance with ASEAN Obligations – A Mock Trial judged by
Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon,
Ag. Chief Justice Antonio T. Carpio and
Justice Vichai Ariyanuntaka.

Counsel for Plaintiff:
Mr. Kenneth Lim Chi Shen, Ms. Lee Hui Yi, Mr. Nicholas Poon & Ms. Tee Su Mien
Counsel for Defendant:
Mr. Fu Qijing, Ms. Ng Kexian, Mr. Ramasamy Nachiappan &
Ms. Vanessa Yeo
Synopsis
  5:30 pm End of Day 1

Day 2

Friday, 27 July 2018

Time Programme Details
  9:00 am – 10:30 am Plenary Session Law as an Instrument to Facilitate the Success of the AEC
Justice Kannan Ramesh, Mr. Stephen J. Brogan, Prof. Dr. Ignacio Tirado, Ms. Natasha Nababan & Mr. Patrick Ang.
Synopsis
10:30 am – 11:00 am Networking Tea Break
11:00 am –   1:00 pm Plenary Session Disruptive Technologies on Business Landscapes in ASEAN: Opportunities and Challenges
Mr. Sriram Raghavan, Ms. Harriet Territt, Mr. Lam Chee Kin,
Mr. Yeong Zee Kin, Atty. JJ Disini & Mr. Supawat Srirungruang.
Synopsis
  1:00 pm –   2:30 pm Lunch
  2:30 pm –   4:00 pm Plenary Session Power of ONE: AEC Financial Integration
Mr. Tan Boon Gin, Atty. Francisco Ed. Lim,
Mr. Truong Nhat Quang, Mr. Ng Wai King, Mr. Kyaw Zin Htet & Mr. Nattarat Boonyatap.
Synopsis
  4:00 pm –   4:30 pm Networking Tea Break
  4:30 pm –   6:00 pm Parallel Session 1 Competition Law in the AEC
Mr. Lim Chong Kin, Mr. Toh Han Li,
Dr. Nasarudin Abdul Rahman,
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wan Liza Md Amin @ Fahmy,
Dr. Kodrat Wibowo, Atty. Johannes R. Bernabe &
Ms. Joy Fuyuno.
Synopsis
Parallel Session 2 Rule of Law – Role in Attracting Trade and Investments in ASEAN – Free Trade Agreements and Bilateral Investment Agreements in ASEAN countries
Mr. Cavinder Bull, SC, Mrs. Vilawan Mangklatanakul,
Dr. Romesh Weeramantry, Dr. Hop X. Dang,
Mr. Minn Naing Oo & Mrs. Le Thi Kim Thanh.
Synopsis
  6:00 pm End of Day 2

Day 3

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Time Programme Details
  9:00 am – 10:30 am Plenary Session Cross-Border Obstacles in ASEAN and Solutions
Justice Syamsul Maarif, Prof. Locknie Hsu,
Mr. Ahmad Basuni Haji Abbas, Dr. Poomintr Sooksripaisarnkit,
Dr. Rebecca Fatima Sta. Maria & Dr. Nguyen Thi Son.
Synopsis
40th ALA Governing Council Meeting
10:30 am – 11:00 am Networking Tea Break
11:00 am –   1:00 pm Plenary Session Stock-taking and the Way Ahead
Prof. Yeo Tiong Min, SC, Mr. Taur-Jiun Wong,
Mr. Christopher Leong, Mr. David W. Rivkin, Mr. K. Minh Dang & Ms. Hilarie Bass.
Synopsis
40th ALA Governing Council Meeting (Continued)
  1:00 pm –   2:00 pm Lunch
  2:00 pm –   3:30 pm
  • Reconvening of General Assembly
  • Report of the Rapporteur-General – Prof. Tan Cheng Han, SC
  • Election of Office Bearers:
    1. (a) President
    2. (b) Secretary-General
  • Address of retiring ALA President
  • Address of incoming ALA President
  • Any other business
  • Closing of General Assembly
  3:30 pm –   4:00 pm Networking Tea Break
  7:00 pm – 10:30 pm Reception and Gala Dinner
10:30 pm End of Event