Thailand’s current military government has been quite assertive in its enforcement of real estate ownership and use laws. If you own, or are planning to own, real estate in Thailand our article in the current issue of Thailand’s luxury lifestyle magazine: Bikinis & Martinis, covers some essentials you should be aware of.
We were honored to host our international law firm, ALLY Law, for its 2017 Asia-Pacific meeting 20-22 October 2017 in Bangkok.
During the meeting Jerrold spoke on what ALLY Law’s “client facing” approach will mean in 2017 and beyond. And Olaf and Jerrold moderated a two speak panel presentation on international arbitration in Asia.
It was both a pleasure and fruitful, as always, catching up again in person with our ALLY Law regional colleagues.
Jerrold Kippen (FCIArb) and Olaf Duensing (FCIArb) were two of the three assistant instructors at CIArb-Thailand’s Accelerated Route to Membership in International Arbitration assesment course on 22-23 September 2016 in Bangkok. The course was a great success with nine candidates from Thailand and the Asia region.
Many thanks to the two course instructors, Mr Anthony Houghton (FCIArb) and Mr Paul Barrett (FCIArb) for their valuable assistance with the course and putting Jerrold and Olaf through the rigors of CIArb course instructor training.
Jerrold Kippen (FCIArb and CIArb-Thailand’s Vice Chair) attended “The Belt Road Initiatives – Will it Change the Arbitration and ADR?” conference on behalf of CIArb-Thailand in Beijing on 9 September 2016. The conference was sponsored by the CIArb-East Asia branch and the China Academy of Arbitration Law on behalf of CIArb-Thailand. There were over 40 speakers at the conference from Asia and beyond.
Jerrold also had the opportunity and honor to join the CIArb delegation in meetings with the Mr Wang Chengjie, Secretary General of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (“CIETAC”) and separately with Mr Zhang Wenxian, Vice President of the China Law Society, to discuss prospects for the promotion of and best practices in international arbitration in Asia.
On 8 November 2016 in Beijing, CIArb-Thailand Vice Chair, Jerrold Kippen joined a CIArb delegation which included: CIArb President, Sundra Rajoo; CIArb Director General, Anthony Abrahams; and CIArb-Hong Kong Vice Chair, David Fong at the China International Economic and Trade Commission (“CIETAC”) to meet with CIETAC’s Secretary General, Wang Chengjie, to discuss future cooperation between CIArb and CIETAC in promoting arbitration and meditation in China and beyond.
Jerrold Kippen (FCIArb) will offer his views on the current state of international arbitration in Thailand and join the following panel discussion with two expert speakers regarding what Thailand might learn from the UK and Singapore. More details and how to register here.
Jerrold Kippen had the pleasure of attending (on behalf of the Thailand Branch) the Asia Regional Branch Chairs Meeting of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) in Kuala Lumpur on 13 & 14 April. Also in attendance were the Branch Chairs from Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, and Malaysia, as well as, the current President, Director General, Asia Region Coordinator, and the two Asia Region members of the Board of Trustees of CIArb.