Our world is becoming more globalised. In the past, contracts were predominantly between Malaysian companies only. That has changed and we now see more and more international contracts. As a result, international disputes have increased tremendously. As lawyers, this means that we must be ready to represent our clients under these circumstances — or risk losing our clients to firms who have experience in international disputes.
This talk will focus on the do’s and don’ts — at a basic level — in international arbitration matters, especially when we are up against foreign counsel and the arbitral tribunal is predominantly composed of foreigners.
Dr. Harald Sippel is a foreign lawyer with Skrine and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar as one. He has been involved in over 80 international arbitration matters and has acted as both counsel and arbitrator (chair, sole, wing). Previously, he was also the Head of Legal Services at the Asian International Arbitration Centre (“AIAC”). While at the AIAC, he oversaw the administration of approximately 300 arbitration matters.
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