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Have you ever been involved in an IP or commercial dispute before a Court? It is indeed a lengthy and expansive procedure. However, did you know that you could easily save time and money by using the path of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)? ADR refers to a range of procedures that are used to resolve disputes as an alternative to going to trial before a Court. These procedures involve independent intermediaries (such as mediators, arbitrators or experts) to facilitate the resolution of disputes in a totally confidential and neutral way.

According to recent statistics from WIPO, SMEs overall represent 37% of the parties involved in WIPO mediations and arbitrations so sign up for this webinar and explore with us from a practical point of view how you can benefit from ADR in South-East Asia with a special highlight on Singapore and Vietnam.

We look forward to having you on 19 August 2021 at 10.00 (CEST)/ 15.00 (ICT)/ 16.00 (SGT) and seize the opportunity to discuss with our outstanding speakers further how ADR can be a very efficient solution to your IP and commercial issues.



  • Part 1Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Singapore (Speaker: Mr. Jevon Louis, Partner at Shook Lin & Bok LLP and External Expert of SEA IP SME Helpdesk): 

          – Introduction to ADR;
          – ADR v Litigation;
          – Types of ADR Mechanisms in Singapore;
          – ADR in IP Disputes;
          – Drafting ADR Clauses in Contracts;
          – Conclusion.

  • Part 2: Introduction to the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (Speaker: Ms. Chiara Accornero, Representative of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center in Singapore):

          – Advantages of ADR to resolve IP and Technology Disputes;
          – WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center and WIPO Rules;
          – WIPO case example. 

  • Part 3ADR in SEA/ Mediation in Vietnam (Speakers: Mr. Son Doan – IP Attorney, Managing Partner of IP Max Law Firm, Accredited Mediator of VICMC, External Expert of SEA IP SME Helpdesk & Ms. Huong Tran – Accredited Mediator, Deputy Director of Relation Affair of VICMC):

          – Commercial meditation and current practice in Vietnam:
             (i) Dispute resolution alternatives in Vietnam;
             (ii) Available methods of mediation in Vietnam;
             (iii) Current regulations and meditation centers;
             (iv) Advantages, disadvantages of commercial mediation and current practices.

          – Resolving IP Disputes by commercial mediation:
             (i) IP dispute resolution: Types of disputes, available procedures, authorities competent to handle IP disputes;
             (ii) Current practice;
             (ii) Resolving IP dispute via commercial mediation: Current practice and potential, a case study.



  • Mr. Jevon Louis – Partner at Shook Lin & Bok LLP & External Expert of SEA IP SME Helpdesk. 
  • Ms. Chiara Accornero – Representative of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center in Singapore, IP Disputes Section at WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center. 
  • Mr. Son Doan – Managing Partner at IPMAX Law Firm & External Expert of SEA IP SME Helpdesk. 
  • Ms. Huong Tran – Accredited Mediator, Deputy Director of Relation Affair of Vietnam International Commercial Mediation Center (VICMC).

Click here to register for a complimentary ticket.