Post-Event Media Release: A Successful Arbitration Roundtable Discussion by MPG and SIAC

Bangkok – On 18 October 2023, Mahanakorn Partners Group (MPG) and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) co-organized a collaborative and insightful Roundtable Discussion titled ‘Unlocking the Power of Arbitration’ for the benefit of industry leaders in Thailand. This exclusive event, hosted at MPG Law offices, brought together approximately thirty C-Level executives and Directors of private and joint-stock companies in Thailand, judges, university professors, and other academic representatives.

Mr. Luca Bernardinetti, Chairman and Managing Partner at MPG, set the stage by extending a warm welcome to the esteemed guests. He captivated the audience by presenting two compelling case studies that highlighted MPG’s extensive expertise and thought leadership in Banking & Finance. The case studies illustrated a cross-border trade and a project finance transaction, where skillfully crafted arbitration clauses played a pivotal role.

Following Mr. Bernardinetti’s insightful presentation, Gloria Lim, Chief Executive Officer at SIAC, and Snigdha Bhatta, Deputy Counsel at SIAC, took the stage to elaborate on the benefits of Singapore as the preferred seat for international dispute resolution. They shed light on essential aspects of arbitration at SIAC, providing an in-depth overview of the SIAC Rules. The discussion encompassed pivotal topics such as the Expedited Procedure, Emergency Arbitration, Early Dismissal, Joinder and Consolidation, as well as innovative hybrid processes like Arb-Med-Arb.

The stimulating Roundtable Discussion concluded with an engaging Q&A session, during which the attendees posed thoughtful questions to the speakers and actively participated in stimulating discussions.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the SIAC for partnering with us on this informative and enlightening arbitration session. We also extend our heartfelt thanks to all the event’s participants, whose active engagement and insightful contributions made this event a resounding success.


About Mahanakorn Partners Group (MPG)
Mahanakorn Partners Group (MPG) is a leading law firm in Thailand, known for its extensive expertise in Banking & Finance and other legal domains. With a commitment to delivering innovative solutions and exceptional client service, MPG has earned a reputation as a trusted partner for both domestic and international clients.

About the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is a premier global institution for arbitration, offering cutting-edge dispute resolution services. SIAC is recognized for its commitment to excellence, efficiency, and the highest standards of professionalism in arbitration, making it the preferred choice for parties seeking to resolve international disputes.

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