About the Webinar
While the finality and binding effect of an arbitral award is rarely challenged, there continues to be differences of approaches taken by both courts at the seat as well as enforcement courts across different jurisdictions as to the standards of preclusion to be applied. There are also different views on the doctrine of abuse of the arbitration process, including the extended doctrine of res judicata, and whether a party is precluded from taking up issues in a second arbitration which could have been brought up in an earlier arbitration with the same party. This Webinar will discuss the traditional doctrine of res judicata in arbitration as well as the extended doctrine of res judicata.
About the Speaker
Professor Colin Ong has over 28 years of experience as lead counsel and arbitrator. He actively regularly leads many international teams as well as sits as arbitrator across 7 main countries. His practice areas include banking/finance; infrastructure projects (airports /bridges / pipe-lines / ports / railways and roads), insurance, energy disputes (coal mining / supply disputes / production sharing contracts / electricity supply / gas and oil contracts), information technology, intellectual property; insurance, manufacturing issues, Post-M&A disputes; shipping and trade related matters.
He has sat as arbitrator or acted as counsel in over 380 arbitrations in commercial disputes and investment disputes governed under most institutional rules. Ranked as a top 30 global elite arbitration practitioner by biennial Expert Guides: Best-of-the-Best (2017/2019/2021). Listed as Thought Leader by Who’s Who Legal (“WWL”) in Arbitration/Construction and Litigation (2019-2021). Author of arbitration publications with 2 books listed as End-note 1 reference books in CIArb Practice Guidelines (Costs and Interim Measures). Author of texts on advocacy including chapter one for the GAR Guide to Advocacy. Listed as arbitrator sitting in over 25 international arbitration panels (including P.R.I.M.E. and WIPO).
He is President (AABD, Brunei); Chairman, International Advisory Board (THAC, Thailand); Advisory Council (BANI, Indonesia); Appointing Council, Chinese-European Arbitration Centre (CEAC, Germany); Council Member, HKCICA (Hong Kong); Chair, Advisory Board (JIIART, Japan); Immediate Past Chairman, RAIF; Co-Chair, IBA APAG; Vice-President, APRAG. Member, International Expert Committee of the China International Commercial Court (Supreme People’s Court of China). He holds LLB (Sheffield); LLM /PhD (Queen Mary); FCIArb; FMIArb; FSIArb; DiplCArb; Chartered Arbitrator (CIArb) and Chartered Arbitrator (IDRRMI, HK). Legal 500 English Bar (AP) Commercial (2021): “A superb tactician with brilliant strategies who is exceptionally adept at thinking out of the box.” Legal 500 English Bar (AP) – Construction, Energy and Infrastructure (2021)” very deep specialist knowledge and is able to quickly get on top of complex issues and marshall a highly effective case for his clients.”