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01 January 2022


7 h 20 min - 12 h 20 min

ROAP Asia 2022 Finals – 1 September 2022

The ROAP Asia Finals brings to a close our advanced remote oral advocacy and cross-examination courses, by featuring the most persuasive and skilled participants on each course. They will be held in a hybrid format (online and in person). Details in this regard will be available soon.

The outcome of the finals will be determined by a panel of world-class arbitrators including Lucy Reed (President), to whom the ROAP Asia 2022 edition is dedicated, Sae Youn Kim and Nicholas Lingard. Their short bios appear below.

The finalists will be announced in due course.

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Lucy Reed (President) is an arbitrator based in New York, specializing in investor-State and complex international commercial disputes. She is President of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre Court, having formerly served as a Vice President of the ICC Court, President of the American Society of International Law, the Chair of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA), and a member of the LCIA Court and the HKIAC Board. From 2016 through 2019, Professor Reed was the Director of the Centre for International Law and a Professor on the Law Faculty of NUS. From 1998 until 2016, she was a Partner with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where she led the global international arbitration group and represented private and public clients in high-stakes international disputes. Before Freshfields, Professor Reed was General Counsel of the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization, in which capacity she led negotiations with North Korea, and a senior attorney with U.S. State Department and U.S. Agent to the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague.

Sae Youn Kim is an attorney at Kim & Chang. Ms. Kim is a senior member of International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation team. Ms. Kim practices primarily in the areas of international litigation and arbitration with an emphasis on commercial and international law. Before joining Kim & Chang, she served as a judge at various Korean district courts, and practiced as a key member in major Korean law firms. Ms. Kim also sits as an arbitrator. Her expertise in international dispute resolution has been recognized by the variety of roles she holds and held in various institutions, including but not limited to a Commissioner of the Korea Trade Commission, a Vice-Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association, a Co-Chair of the Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, and a Court member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. She is regularly selected as a leading lawyer by publications such as Chambers Global, Who’s Who Legal, Legal 500, and Asialaw. She has co-authored various publications on several aspects of Korean law, including commercial litigation, arbitration, investment arbitration, construction, and privilege. She also speaks regularly in conferences organized by the International Bar Association, Inter Pacific Bar Association, and various arbitral institutions across the world. Besides being regularly selected as leading lawyer, she was also awarded Commended Counsel by ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL in 2016 and Woman Lawyer of the Year, by ALB Korea Law Awards in 2018. Ms. Kim received an LL.M. from Duke University Law School in 2007, and her LL.B. from Seoul National University College of Law in 1991. She graduated the Judicial Training and Research Institute by the Supreme Court of Korea in 1994. She speaks and practices in both Korean and English.

Nicholas Lingard is a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Singapore, and heads the firm’s international arbitration practice in Asia. He leads one of the most active treaty arbitration practices in Asia, representing both investors and states in high-profile, politically complex cases around Asia and the world. Nick also represents clients in commercial and construction disputes across a variety of industries, under all major arbitral rules, including ICSID, ICC, SIAC, UNCITRAL, HKIAC, AIAC, JCAA, AAA and NAI, and under all major systems of law. He provides public international law advice to sovereign and private clients, and accepts occasional appointments as arbitrator. Nick is recognised as a leading international arbitration practitioner by all the major directories. He is ranked in Band 1 for international arbitration in Singapore by Chambers & Partners and as a “Leading Individual” for international arbitration in Singapore by Legal 500. The directories variously note that “his reputation is fully justified”, “his knowledge is vast and supreme” and “his advocacy is tremendous”. A former law clerk to the Chief Justice of Australia, Nick was educated at the University of Queensland and Harvard Law School, where he was a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow, and is qualified to practise in New York and New South Wales, Australia. He is the co-author of the second edition of A Guide to the SIAC Arbitration Rules (Oxford University Press, 2018). Nick speaks English and Japanese.


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