As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a profound impact on businesses, companies have started to look at the medium- to long-term implications of this crisis. We have seen how various industries are embracing and accelerating digital transformation as a way to achieve operational efficiencies, meet business demands and in avoiding, mitigating and resolving disputes during this time. 

We invite you to join us on Friday, 21 May 2021 as we take a closer look at the future of disputes in Asia Pacific. Our 90-minute webinar features a panel discussion on the “Digital Transformation of Disputes” and will cover the following themes:

  • Technology and artificial intelligence in dispute resolution
  • Impact of digital disruption in business – risks and potential disputes
  • Cybersecurity risks

Following the plenary, Baker McKenzie partners and principals across the region will host two breakout sessions for an in-depth discussion on the present developments and trends in the key areas. We welcome your participation in these discussions by sending us any questions you would like us to address during the session. You may send your questions via email to Cristina Akot.

Ask the Experts:
Breakout session 1
Ask the Experts:
Breakout session 2
International arbitration; or Cross-border litigationConsumer activism, class actions and litigation funding; or Investigation of non-compliance; or Restructuring & Insolvency

You can view the full agenda and speaker line up here.

Please click here to join the webinar and register for your preferred breakout sessions.

You can also watch the video chat series here.

Nandakumar Ponniya

Nandakumar (Kumar) Ponniya is a principal in the Dispute Resolution Practice Group of Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow in Singapore. Kumar is seasoned in international arbitration with a focus on building, infrastructure and construction law. He regularly advises on infrastructure projects such as rail systems, oil and gas facilities, and utilities plants, as well as commercial and residential developments across the Asia Pacific region. Kumar is listed as a leading dispute resolution lawyer in Singapore, with Chambers Asia Pacific 2012 noting that he "has a full and comprehensive knowledge of international arbitration and good analytical skill in dealing with cross-border commercial disputes." Chambers Global 2013 has described him as "extremely technically proficient and commercially savvy." He has been listed in the Guide to the World's Leading Construction Lawyers 2013 and further identified as a "rising star" in the Guide to the World's Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration 2013. Benchmark Asia Pacific 2013 has recognized him as a "leading disputes star" and "leading litigation star" in Singapore.