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The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate the world, bringing elevated level of instability to businesses across various industries. Such uncertainties have triggered the growth of different types of disputes, and have greatly influenced the way we solve these.

In Asia Pacific, we have already witnessed changes in the judicial systems to adapt to the new “norm.” While the circumstances present many challenges, there are also considerable opportunities for those who are set to renew and reinvent. What, then, does this mean for the future of disputes?

Video Chat Series

In this video chat series, our partners from across the region provide a brief update on developments around commercial litigation, arbitration, compliance and investigations, and restructuring and insolvency.

Episode 4: Restructuring & Insolvency

The latest episode looks at key R&I themes impacting all sectors as they deal with current disruptions and plan for the future. Kwun Yee Cheung, head of the Firm’s Asia Pacific Restructuring & Insolvency Group, and Emmanuel Chua, local principal in our Singapore office, present significant R&I developments in the region.

Episode 3: Arbitration

In this third installment of our video chat series, we focus on the developments in international arbitration across Asia Pacific. Jo Delaney, our regional chair for international arbitration, is joined by Ashish Chugh, associate principal in our Singapore office, as they cover regulatory updates and trends in the region.

Episode 2: Compliance & Investigations

Continuing our series of video chats on the Future of Disputes in Asia Pacific, we take a look at C&I trends and developments across the region. Mini vandePol, head of the Firm’s Asia Pacific Compliance & Investigations Group, and Georgie Farrant, head of Australia’s Dispute Resolution team, talk about global C&I trends that impact clients operating in Asia Pacific such as ESG, economic sanctions, anti-bribery/corruption developments and compliance programs.

Episode 1: Commercial Litigation

In the first episode, Nandakumar Ponniya, chair of the Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Group, Cynthia Tang, head of the Hong Kong Dispute Resolution team, and Yoshiaki Muto, head of Tokyo’s Dispute Resolution team, discuss developments in commercial litigation around four key areas: (1) technology, (2) mediation, (3) international commercial courts, and (4) class actions in Asia Pacific.

Author

Yoshiaki Muto is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Tokyo, Japan office. His practice in the areas of domestic and international dispute resolution, including litigation and arbitration, corporate investigation and compliance. With respect to the industrial sector, Mr. Muto acts for clients in a wide range of businesses, including automotive, banking and finance, construction, consumer products, electric products and machineries, electronic devices, professional services, and aerospace and defense industries.

Author

Georgie Farrant is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Dispute Resolution Practice Group in Sydney and head of the Firm's Compliance & Investigations team in Australia. She has over 20 years of experience in disputes and compliance matters, including working for a regulator and an in-house compliance team.

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