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Melbourne - Arbitration in Asia: Lessons Learned

  • 29 Jan 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • HFW, Level 39, Bourke Place, 600 Bourke St

Arbitration in Asia: Lessons Learned
Tuesday 29th January
HFW, Level 39, Bourke Place, 600 Bourke St
Melbourne VIC 3000

Registration from 5:30pm
Seminar from 6:00pm
Drinks from 7:00pm

The Lighthouse Club Australia is delighted to present a discussion evening involving three of the most prominent arbitrators in the Asia Pacific Region. 

The speakers will provide their practical experience of conducting arbitrations in Asia and from this experience, attendants can participate in what lessons can be learned in respect of the practice of arbitration in Australia.

Free for Lighthouse Club Members
$50.00 for Non Members

For non-members, the ticket price includes membership of the
Lighthouse Club for the remainder of the calendar year.

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Our Speakers


Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS has been a full-time practising arbitrator since 1995. During this period he has been involved in several hundred arbitrations as co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator or chairman under all of the major institutions rules. Called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1965, Neil has practised as a barrister, Principal Crown Counsel at the Hong Kong Attorney General’s Chambers and served as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong in charge of the Construction and Arbitration List. As a result of his contribution to the development and growth of arbitration in Hong Kong, Neil is often described as “the father of Hong Kong arbitration”.

John Bishop is considered to be one of the world’s pre-eminent experts on construction law, having spent over 40 years as a partner with Pinsent Masons including in the UK, Hong Kong, Dubai and mainland China. During his time with Pinsent Masons, John acted as managing partner, the head of the Construction and Engineering Department, as well as head of the Beijing Office where he spent several years.

Phillip Greenham is recognised by a wide variety of eminent institutions, publications, and colleagues as one of Australia’s foremost construction lawyers. His 34 years of experience has covered commercial work, dispute work and contract administration work. Phillip was a partner at Minter Ellison for 27 years and headed the Melbourne Construction, Engineering and infrastructure practice for 13 years. He is one of only five practitioners in Australia invited to join the International Academy of Construction Lawyers.

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