ADGM Auditorium

SIAC - ADGM Arbitration Conference

Welcome to the SIAC-ADGM Arbitration Conference 2023, a premier event in the field of international arbitration and dispute resolution. Jointly organized by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the Abu Dhabi Global Market Arbitration Centre (ADGMAC).

This conference brings together leading experts, practitioners, and scholars to explore the latest developments and emerging trends in the field. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in arbitration law and practice. We look forward to your participation in this informative and engaging event.

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    Tuesday, 7 March 2023

    Venue: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) - Auditorium

    Registration Starts: 8:30 AM

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Event Agenda

Tuesday, 7 March 2023 | ADGM Auditorium



8:30 AM – 9:00 AM


9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

Welcome Address

Linda Fitz-Alan - Registrar and Chief Executive, ADGM Courts

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

Opening Address

Gloria Lim - CEO, SIAC

9:20 AM – 10:30 AM

Panel Session I

International Construction Arbitration – Global Developments and Trends

Arbitration has evolved to become the preferred choice of dispute resolution for international construction disputes. The growing popularity of international arbitration in the construction sector can be attributed to various factors and considerations. In this session, experts in the field will share their views on global developments and trends in international construction arbitration.


Lara Hammoud - Senior Legal Counsel, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company


Anne Hoffmann - Independent Arbitrator, Hoffmann Arbitration LLC

Ian Dalley - Office Managing Partner, Dentons

James Abbott - Partner, Clifford Chance

Avinash Pradhan - Deputy Head, International Arbitration, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM

Refreshment Break

10:50 AM – 12:00 PM

Panel Session II

Dialogue on the SIAC Rules Revision

The SIAC Rules revision process has been ongoing and is aimed at better serving the needs of businesses, financial institutions and governments that use SIAC. The upcoming seventh edition of the SIAC Rules will introduce state-of-the-art revisions to better cater to the evolving needs and profiles of SIAC users. In this session, SIAC will discuss the various proposals for reform and seek the international arbitration community’s feedback on what is desired in the upcoming set of SIAC rules.


Kevin Nash - Registrar, SIAC


Dmitry Dyakin - Member, SIAC Court of Arbitration, Partner, Rybalkin Gortsunyan & Partners

Thomas Snider - Member, SIAC Court of Arbitration, Head of Arbitration, Al Tamimi & Company

Kirsten O’Connell - Partner, Allen & Overy

Adrian Cole - Independent Arbitrator, Adrian Cole FZ LLE

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Networking Session