Dispute Resolution and Arbitration

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


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 attracts the most members and is very popular amongst the IPBA members. 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.

Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Basics

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.

The committee 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.


Committee News

IPBA Annual Conferences

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.

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 




Robert Christopher Rhoda

Dentons Hong Kong LLP
3201 Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place
Central Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 +852 90204930

Sae Youn Kim

Kim & Chang
39, Sajik-ro 8-gil, Jongno-gu
Seoul, Seoul, Korea, Republic of




Aoi Inoue

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Otemachi Park Building, 1-1-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan


Felix Dasser

Homburger AG
Prime Tower, Hardstrasse 201
Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

 +41 43 222 1000
 +41 43 222 1500

Swee Yen Koh

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


Ning Fei

Beijing Huizhong Law Firm
Suite 1228 South Tower Beijing Kerry Center
Beijing, Beijing, China


Marion Smith

39 Essex Chambers
81 Chancery Lane
London, United Kingdom

 +44 (0)20 7832 1111

Thomas Allen

Greenberg Traurig, LLP
2101 L Street N.W.
Washington, D.C., United States

 +1 202 331 3139

Yutaro Kawabata

Nishimura & Asahi
Otemon Tower
1-1-2 Otemon
Tokyo, Japan


Dorothee Ruckteschler

Dorothee Ruckteschler Dispute Resolution
Haussmannstrasse 2
Stuttgart, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

 49 711 664799-0

Angela Lin

Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law
8F, No.555, Sec. 4, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Taipei 11072, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Taipei, Taiwan


J. Félix de Luis y Lorenzo

Bolivia # 5 8-E

 +34 620 83 67 28
 +34 91 457 58 31

Kshama Loya

Nishith Desai Associates
93-B, Mittal Court, Nariman Point, Opposite Mantralay
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

 91 9422213070

Past Chairs


Mohan Reviendran Pillay

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