Joint APIEx-SIArb virtual conference: Spotlight on experts

Event Details
Date & Time
6 September 2021 9:00 - 12:40 SGT



HKA is speaking at the inaugural Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) and Asia Pacific Institute of Experts (APIEx) joint conference.

Organised by both Arbitrators and Experts, the conference seeks to focus on not just arbitrators and arbitrations but the work of both arbitrators and experts – how they interact, relate and contribute to the dispute resolution process through the effective use of experts to provide the tribunal with the best evidence.

Who Should Attend
All who are involved in the dispute resolution process should attend and participate.

Guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker
Justice Vinodh Coomaraswamy, The Supreme Court of Singapore

Session 2 | Expert Views

Hear from a diverse range of experts over common issues that arise when working with experts. Topics will include:

• Conflicts clearance and project acceptance
• Client and law firm interactions
• Independence or not – duties to the court/tribunal v client
• Report writing and joint reports
• Expert testimony in different contexts
• Privilege and confidentiality

Andrew Pullen, Barrister, Fountain Court Chambers; Council Member, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators


Jonathan Humphrey

Other Panellists

  • Anne Connolly, Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting (APAC) Pte Ltd.
  • John Gibson, Director of Asia, Marine Engineer, Brookes Bell
  • Catherine Jago, Managing Director, CJH Energy Ltd
  • Chris Nunns, Managing Director, Kroll, Expert Services, Construction Disputes

Session 3 | Mock Arbitration: A Demonstration of Hot-Tubbing with Damages Experts in the “Hot Seat”

Participants will see experienced counsel pit their wits against equally experienced experts in a Scenario to demonstrate how counsel rigorously test the opinions of damages experts who are being examined under a witness-conferencing (hot tubbing) procedure.

Expert Witness

Hamish Egan
Associate Director

Other Expert Witness
Jonathan Ellis, Managing Director, Secretariat International

Thio Shen Yi SC, Joint Managing Partner, TSMP Law Corporation


  • Chan Leng Sun SC, Advocate, Duxton Hill Chambers (Singapore Group Practice)
  • Iain Potter, Executive Vice President, J.S. Held LLC


  • Nicholas Lingard, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Koh Swee Yen, Partner, Commercial & Corporate Disputes and International Arbitration Practices, WongPartnership LLP

This Conference is managed by APIEx. For more information and to register, please visit their conference page.

Should you have any questions please contact

Event Details
Date & Time
6 September 2021 9:00 - 12:40 SGT



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