Event Details

Companies involved in international business relations often find themselves subject to international arbitrations seated in various locations. Accordingly, it is imperative for companies and in-house counsel to stay abreast of any developments within arbitration, and other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms alike.

This is your last chance to join us! On Thursday 15 October 2020 at 2:00 pm, as we collaborate with the Asian International Arbitration Centre to bring together subject matter experts that will cover the current legal updates across jurisdictions in Asia as well as the United States and how it affects American businesses involved in international arbitration with foreign arbitral seats.


Date: 15 October 2020, Thursday

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Platform: Microsoft Teams


This event is free to all AMCHAM members, however, registration is still required for access to this webinar.


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  • Chelsea Pollard (International Case Counsel at Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC))

    Chelsea Pollard

    International Case Counsel at Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC)

    Chelsea Pollard is an International Case Counsel at the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is admitted to practice in California and graduated from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. At the AIAC, she manages arbitration, including fast track arbitration, and adjudication cases relating to construction, maritime, commercial, shareholder, joint venture, technology, and other various disputes. Chelsea is a member of the AIAC Standard Form of Building Contracts Team and spearheaded the launch of the AIAC Technology Expert Committee. She was appointed as the AIAC representative for the AIAC Young Practitioner’s Group’s Commercial Arbitration Committee as well as Social Media Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Women in Dispute Resolution Committee and elected as Co-Chair of the American Society of International Law’s New Professionals Interest Group. Chelsea was selected as an Ambassador for Arbitrator Intelligence and is also a member of ArbitralWomen, Young ICCA, and SVAMC YP.

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  • Zac Sharpe (Partner at Jones Day)

    Zac Sharpe

    Partner at Jones Day

    Zac Sharpe focuses on international disputes resolution with an emphasis on international arbitration and cross-border disputes arising out of major capital projects and investments. He has advised across a range of industries, including oil & gas, mining, infrastructure, engineering and construction, shipping, manufacturing, and trade. Zac’s experience includes arbitration proceedings in major arbitration centers around the globe (London, Geneva, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Seoul) and under various arbitration rules and procedures, including ICC, LCIA, ICSID, LMAA, SIAC, HKIAC, and ad hoc proceedings in a number of jurisdictions. He has significant experience in disputes arising out of oil & gas, mining, infrastructure, shipbuilding, and offshore construction projects across Asia, Europe, Australia, and in the Middle East. Zac also advises on investor-state claims arising under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties. Zac is regularly invited to speak at international arbitration and construction conferences.

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  • Janice Tay (Partner at Wong & Partners (member firm of Baker & McKenzie International))

    Janice Tay

    Partner at Wong & Partners (member firm of Baker & McKenzie International)

    Janice Tay is a partner in the Dispute Resolution Practice Group at Wong & Partners (member firm of Baker & McKenzie International). Janice's expertise lies in Construction and Engineering. She regularly advises and assists international and local clients on construction law in Malaysia. Her portfolio includes litigation and appearances in all levels of the courts. Janice has been recognized as a “Future Star” for dispute resolution by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2018 and 2019 for Commercial Transactions and Construction and International Arbitration. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Mediator, and a qualified Adjudicator for adjudication disputes under CIPAA. She is on the Asian International Arbitration Centre's (AIAC, previously known as KLRCA) panel of arbitrators, adjudicators and mediators. She has served as a foreign counsel in Singapore.

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  • Sarah Thomas (Partner at Morrison & Foerster)

    Sarah Thomas

    Partner at Morrison & Foerster

    Sarah Thomas leads complex international arbitrations, investigations, and commercial litigation across the Asia Pacific region, particularly in China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Malaysia, and Japan. She represents clients across a wide range of industries, including technology, engineering, manufacturing, healthcare/pharmaceuticals, automotive, insurance, and telecoms.
    Admitted in New York, England and Wales, and Hong Kong, Sarah leads multi-jurisdictional disputes and investigations under a variety of governing laws and jurisdictions. She represents clients in both ad hoc and administered arbitral proceedings under a variety of procedural rules, with particular frequency in Hong Kong, London, Singapore, and Mainland China.

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