This year marks the tenth edition of the Herbert Smith Freehills – SMU Asian Arbitration Lecture Series.

We are delighted that Ms Loretta Malintoppi from 39 Essex Chambers will deliver the lecture on Thursday 22 October, on the topic “Don’t Shoot the Sheriff: The Threat of Legal Claims Against Arbitrators and Arbitral Institutions”.

The Herbert Smith Freehills-SMU Asian Arbitration Lecture Series was established in 2010 through funding from Herbert Smith Freehills, and promotes collaborative forms of dispute resolution and access to justice. It also aims to promote Singapore as a leading centre for dispute resolution in Asia, particularly in arbitration and mediation. Each year, a distinguished jurist delivers the lecture, which is also published in a leading global arbitration journal.

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Date:  Thursday, 22 October 2020 (Singapore time)
Time: 5:00pm Welcome Remarks by Mr Alastair Henderson, Managing Partner, SEA, Herbert
Smith Freehills
5:05pm Lecture
5:45pm Panel Discussion
  • Ms Loretta Malintoppi, 39 Essex Chambers
  • Mr Kevin Nash, Deputy Registrar & Centre Director, Singapore International Arbitration Centre
  • Ms Foo Yuet Min, Director, Dispute Resolution Dept, Drew & Napier LLC
  • Moderator: Mr Henderson, Managing Partner, SEA, Herbert Smith Freehills
6:15pm Q&A
6:30pm Closing remarks
Venue: Virtual



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