Friday January 22, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM PST
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University of California Hastings College of Law 
200 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

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David Huebner and Grant Kim 
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, North American Branch 
david.huebner@aporter.com | gkim@mofo.com

Resolving Disputes With Companies from Asia: What is the Best Approach?

January 22, 2016
University of California
Hastings College of Law

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9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Registration and Networking

10:00-10:15 a.m. 
Welcoming Remarks:

  • John W. Garman, FCIarb, Chair, North American Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Frank H. Wu, Chancellor and Dean, UC Hastings College of Law

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
Dispute Resolution in Asia: Recent Developments and Future Directions

  • Datuk Professor Sundra Rajoo, FCIArb, Chartered Arbitrator; President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Director of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration; Past President, Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group 

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Choosing the Place of Arbitration, Arbitral Institution, and Governing Law

Moderator: Grant L. Kim, FCIArb, Chair, Northern California Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Francisco


  • Steven K. Andersen, Vice President, International Development,International Centre for Dispute Resolution
  • Khong Cheng-Yee, Director and Counsel, Asia Office of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Hong Kong
  • Benjamin Hughes, FCIArb, Associate Professor, Seoul National UniversitySchool of Law, Seoul; Former Chair, Korea Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Lawrence Schaner, FCIArb, Jenner & Block, Chicago

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch with Keynote Speaker

Teresa Cheng, Senior Counsel, FCIArb, Chartered Arbitrator and Chartered Engineer, Des Voeux Chambers, Hong Kong; Chair, Hong Kong InternationalArbitration Centre; Past President, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Interviewed by Ambassador (r.)David Huebner, FCIArb, Chair, Southern California Chapter of the Chartered Institute; Adjunct Professor, UCLA School of Law; Arnold & Porter LLP, Los Angeles

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

3:00 - 4:15 p.m.
In-House Counsel Perspectives on International Arbitration andOther Dispute Resolution Mechanisms

Moderator: Jeff Benz, FCIArb, Benz ADR, Los Angeles


  • Katherine Hope Gurun, JAMS Mediator and Arbitrator; Former General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Bechtel Corporation
  • Lester Schiefelbein, FCIArb, Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution; Former General Counsel, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
  • Gregory Wajnowski, Legal Counsel, General Electric
  • Mark LeHocky, Judicate West Mediator and Director of Commercial Arbitration; Former General Counsel and SVP, Ross Stores, Inc. and Dreyer's, Inc.

4:15 - 4:30 p.m.

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Enforcement of Arbitral Awards and Court Judgments

Moderator: Anton Ware, Arnold & Porter LLP, San Francisco; Adjunct Professor, UC Hastings College of the Law


  • Christopher Lau, SC, FCIArb, Chartered Arbitrator, Singapore
  • Susan Munro, MCIArb, Managing Partner Beijing Office,Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Beijing
  • Hiroyuki Tezuka, Nishimura & Asahi, Tokyo

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Closing Reception: 
Hastings Skyroom, 100 McAllister Street

7:00 p.m.
Optional Post Conference Dinner: 
Osha Thai, Embarcadero 4, Embarcadero Center