The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate the world, bringing elevated level of instability to businesses across various industries. Such uncertainties have triggered the growth of different types of disputes, and have greatly influenced the way we solve these.

In Asia Pacific, we have already witnessed changes in the judicial systems to adapt to the new "norm." While the circumstances present many challenges, there are also considerable opportunities for those who are set to renew and reinvent. What, then, does this mean for the future of disputes?

Webinar Invite: Digital Transformation of Disputes

We invite you to join us on Friday, 21 May 2021, as we take a closer look at the future of disputes in Asia Pacific. Our 90-minute webinar features a panel discussion on the “Digital Transformation of Disputes” and will cover the following themes:

  • Technology and artificial intelligence in dispute resolution
  • Impact of digital disruption in business – risks and potential disputes
  • Cybersecurity risks

Following the plenary, Baker McKenzie partners and principals across the region will host two breakout sessions for an in-depth discussion on the present developments and trends in the key areas. We welcome your participation in these discussions by sending us any questions you would like us to address during the session. You may send your questions via email to Cristina Akot.


Video Chat Series

In this video chat series, our partners from across the region provide a brief update on developments around commercial litigation, arbitration, compliance and investigations, and restructuring and insolvency.

Episode 3: Arbitration

In this third installment of our video chat series, we focus on the developments in international arbitration across Asia Pacific. Jo Delaney, our regional chair for international arbitration, is joined by Ashish Chugh, associate principal in our Singapore office, as they cover regulatory updates and trends in the region.


Episode 2: Compliance & Investigations

Continuing our series of video chats on the Future of Disputes in Asia Pacific, we take a look at C&I trends and developments across the region. Mini vandePol, head of the Firm's Asia Pacific Compliance & Investigations Group, and Georgie Farrant, head of Australia's Dispute Resolution team, talk about global C&I trends that impact clients operating in Asia Pacific such as ESG, economic sanctions, anti-bribery/corruption developments and compliance programs.


Episode 1: Commercial Litigation

In the first episode, Nandakumar Ponniya, chair of the Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Group, Cynthia Tang, head of the Hong Kong Dispute Resolution team, and Yoshiaki Muto, head of Tokyo's Dispute Resolution team, discuss developments in commercial litigation around four key areas: (1) technology, (2) mediation, (3) international commercial courts, and (4) class actions in Asia Pacific.

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