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
  • • Procession of ALA Vice-Presidents (Heads of Delegation)
  • • ALA Anthem
  • • Welcome address by Chairman, ALA (Singapore),
    Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon
  • • Address by President, ALA, Attorney Avelino Cruz
  • • 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
  • • Call to Order/Opening Remarks by President, ALA
  • • Remarks of 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) by
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 by
Prof. Lucy Reed, Prof. Dr. Colin Ng,
Mr. Pasit Asawawattanaporn, Dr. Hop X. Dang &
Mr. Francis Xavier, SC, PBM.
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,
YAA Tan Sri Datuk Wira Ahmad bin Haji Maarop &
Justice Vichai Ariyanuntaka.
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 by
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 by
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 by
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 by
Mr. Lim Chong Kin, Mr. Toh Han Li, Dr. Nasarudin Abdul Rahman, Dr. Arsenio M. Balisacan, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wan Liza Md Amin @ Fahmy & 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 by
Mr. Cavinder Bull, SC, Mrs. Vilawan Mangklatanakul,
Mr. Romesh Weeramantry, Dr. Hop X. Dang &
Mr. Minn Naing Oo.
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 by
Justice Syamsul Ma’arif, 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 by
Prof. Yeo Tiong Min, SC, Mr. Taur-Jiun Wong, Mr. Christopher Leong, Mr. David W. Rivkin & Dr. Luu Tien Dzung.
Synopsis
40th ALA Governing Council Meeting (Continued)
  1:00 pm –   2:00 pm Lunch
  2:00 pm –   3:30 pm
  • • Reconvening of General Assembly
  • • Rapporteur-General’s Report
  • • Election of Office Bearers
  • • Closing of General Assembly
  3:30 pm –   4:00 pm Networking Tea Break
  7:00 pm – 10:30 pm Cocktail Reception and Gala Dinner
10:30 pm End of Event