Dispute Resolution and Arbitration

Mission Statement

Welcome to the IPBA's Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee Page!

When disputes arise, a court battle can be a costly, prolonged, and a public affair. In the case of international disputes, enforceability in other jurisdictions is also an issue. In this global economy, arbitration provides commercial entities a useful alternative to litigation. However, in some situations, litigation may be appropriate and more efficacious.

Our committee promotes and embraces dialogue in all forms of dispute resolution, including litigation, negotiation, mediation, conciliation, expert determination, adjudication, arbitration, and online dispute resolution. These methods can be applied singly or in combination to address disputes.

Our Committee

With over 500 members representing 47 jurisdictions, the IPBA's Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee is a true worldwide network of practitioners involved in all aspects of dispute resolution. The Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee is the largest committee in the IPBA.  The Committee allows diverse individuals, be they practitioners of arbitration or dispute resolution or interested individuals from the commercial world, to expand their knowledge and interaction with this ever-expanding and exciting field of law.

The Committee seeks to foster active dialogue among the IPBA membership not only at the annual IPBA conferences, but also to provide an ongoing informative forum for arbitration and alternative dispute resolution developments and topical issues.

The Committee has developed a continuing dynamic tradition of fostering debate and mutual support at the IPBA annual conferences. IPBA Conferences provide a unique platform for developing knowledge and debating current issues.

How To Get Active In The Committee:   The Committee encourages active involvement by its members through social events and the annual Committee planning session which takes place at the IPBA Annual Meeting and Conference. Please contact the Co-Chairs for information.

Notice Board
Timely, relevant and interesting information can be submitted to be posted under this section. Please submit your notice to one of the Committee Co-Chairs with subject line: IPBA DR Notice Board Post. Notices will be screened for appropriate content. Please allow up to 10 days for the posting to appear.

Original Contributions
The Committee solicits contributions from its members to be published on the IPBA website. The chair and vice-chairs of the committee will select pieces to post on the Committee website, subject to the following editorial guidelines.

  1. Only members of the Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee of the IPBA are eligible to submit articles.
  2. Articles can be academic (full length or short). All types of articles are welcome including case comments; jurisdiction analysis; practical tips etc. However, the articles must be original.
  3. If articles are being reprinted, the author must have obtained the requisite permission from the copyright holder and provide proof of consent to the committee chair.
  4. A maximum of two articles by a single author can be selected.
  5. Each article should not exceed 4,000 words (or a single article up to 8,000 words can be posted).
  6. Articles may remain posted on the website for a maximum of three years after which they would be removed to make space for new articles.
  7. The editorial polices may be changed with or without notice as may be warranted.

Current Articles Available for Reading:

Arbitration in India: An Overview
            by Sumeet Kachwaha and Dharmendra Rautray, Kachwaha & Partners

A General Introduction to Enforcement of Arbitration awards in Asia and the Pacific Rim
              by Girolamo Abbatescianni, Abbatescianni Studio Legale e Tributario Milan Italy 




Swee Yen Koh SC

WongPartnership LLP
12 Marina Boulevard, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3 Level 28
Singapore, Singapore, Singapore


Lars Markert

Nishimura & Asahi
1-1-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, Japan, Japan




Mariel Dimsey

57/F, One Island East, 18 Westlands Road, Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay
Hong Kong, N/A, Hong Kong

 +852 37582215

Ke Hu

Jingtian & Gongcheng
34th Floor, Tower 3, China Central Place, 77 Jianguo Road Chaoyang District
Beijing, China, China

 86 10 5809 1000

Lawrence Schaner

Schaner Dispute Resolution LLC
77 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 4500
Chicago, IL, United States


Anneliese Day KC

Fountain Court Chambers
Fountain Court Temple
London, city of london, United Kingdom

 44 207 583 3335

Shinichiro Abe

Kasumigaseki International Law Office (KILO)
Kasumigaseki Bldg, 4F3-2-5 Kasumigaseki Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan


Jeonghye Sophie Ahn

Yulchon LLC
Parnas Tower 38F, Teheran-ro 521, Gangnam-gu
Seoul, Korea, Republic of


Benjamin Lissner

CMS Germany
Kranhaus 1, Im Zollhafen 18
Cologne, NRW, Germany

 +49 221 7716 200
 +49 221 7716 135

Omar Puertas-Alvarez

Almagro 9
Madrid, Madrid, Spain

 +91 524 71 00

Noppramart Thammateeradaycho

Tilleke & Gibbins International Ltd.
Supalai Grand Tower, 26th Floor, 1011 Rama 3 Road, Chongnonsri, Yanawa
Bangkok , THAILAND , Thailand

 +66 2 0565 555
 +66 2 065 5678

Elodie Dulac

King & Spalding (Singapore) LLP
1 Raffles Quay # 31-01 North Tower
Singapore, Singapore, Singapore


Naresh Thacker

Economic Laws Practice
9th floor Mafatlal Centre Vidhan Bhavan Marg Nariman Point
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


Past Chairs


Mohan Reviendran Pillay

Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP
16 Collyer Quay #22-00
Singapore, Singapore


Mohanadass Kanagasabai

Mohanadass Partnership
B-21-8, The Vertical Avenue 3
Bangsar South City
No 8, Jalan Kerinchi
Kuala Lumpur, Federal territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Shiro Kuniya

Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners
27F Nakanoshima Festival Tower 2-3-18, Nakanoshima,
Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan