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Conference Programme

Please note that the below is a preliminary conference programme and subject to change. Information correct as at 15 November 2021.

LAWASIA’s Committees throughout the 4 days (15-18 November 2021) will offer a comprehensive and practical work programme for attendees and will explore a broad range of legal issues of relevance in the Asia Pacific region.

Session times are in Sydney time (AEDT)

Time Zones for reference:

  • 12:00 pm (Sydney, Melbourne)
  • 10:00 am (Seoul, Tokyo)
  • 09:00 am (Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Manila, Taipei)
  • 08:00 am (Bangkok, Jakarta, Hanoi, Vientiane, Phnom Penh)
  • 06:30 am (Delhi, Colombo)
  • 02:00 am (Paris, Berlin)
  • 01:00 am (London)

To check any further time zones please click here

Thursday 11 November 2021

16:00 – 18:00 Sydney time LAWASIA Annual Council Meeting (Zoom platform)
LAWASIA Council Members only. This event is by direct invitation only. 

Monday 15 November 2021

The Conference will be held on the Airmeet virtual platform.

16:30 – 18:30 Sydney time


Welcome Remarks: 

  • Mr Chunghwan Choi
    President | LAWASIA
    Chairman | International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL)
    Senior Partner | Lee & Ko – SOUTH KOREA

Keynote Speech:

  • Judge Piotr Hofmański
    President | International Criminal Court

Bar Leaders Forum
Post-Pandemic Era – What are the Strategies of Bar Associations?
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18:30 – 19:30 Sydney time Networking

Tuesday 16 November 2021

11:00 – 11:30 Sydney time Keynote Speech
Rule of Law in the South Pacific – Lessons from Samoa
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Session sponsored by:

11:30 – 13:00 Sydney time Constitutional & Rule of Law
Constitutionalism, Rule of Law, and the Tatmadaw: The Past, Present, and Future of Myanmar
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13:30 – 14:30 Sydney time Intellectual Property Law
Global Trends in IP
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Environmental Law
Ocean Governance and Climate Change and its Consequences
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15:00 – 16:00 Sydney time One Belt, One Road
Sustainable Belt and Road Initiative and Climate Change
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Women Lawyers’ Forum
Powerful but Powerless? The Challenges of Women Lawyer Leaders
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16:00 – 17:00 Sydney time Networking
17:00 – 18:00 Sydney time Judicial Session
Gambling, The Law and the 21st Century
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Banking & Finance
Regulating Cryptocurrency: Too Much or Too Little
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18:30 – 19:30 Sydney time Human Rights
International Criminal Justice and the Asia Pacific
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Alternative Dispute Resolution:
Enforcement and Execution of Arbitral Awards
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Wednesday 17 November 2021

11:30 – 12:30  Sydney time Employment Law
From Survival to Growth: Employment Issues in Different Jurisdictions as we Emerge from the Pandemic
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Real Estate & Transactions
The Direct and Indirect Legal Effect of Prolonged Pandemic C-19 on Real Estate and Related Transactions in Asia Pacific, and where do we go from here
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13:00 – 14:00 Sydney Time Taxation & Customs
Navigating Tax Audits & Disputes During the Pandemic
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Energy & Resources
The Energy Transition and the Impact on the Legal Regulatory Landscape
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Session sponsored by:

14:00 – 15:00 Sydney time Networking
15:30 – 16:30  Sydney time UNCITRAL
UNCITRAL Update on Investor State Dispute Settlements (ISDS)
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Family Law & Family Rights
Family Law Practice: What has Changed and What will Change?
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17:00 – 18:00 Sydney time Communications, Technology & Data Protection
Privacy, COVID & the Workplace
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Sri Lanka Issues
Challenges to the Rule of Law in Sri Lanka
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18:30 – 19:30 Sydney time Asia-Europe
Legal Remedies toward Government Response to Covid-19
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Human Rights
Climate Change and Human Rights – The Role of the Law in Mitigating the Impact of a Changing Climate on Human Rights
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Thursday 18 November 2021

12:00 – 13:00 Sydney time Emerging Lawyers
Road To Young Leaders Shaping The Future After Pandemic – Considering ESG And SDGs
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Anti-Trust & Competition Law
A Survey of Recent Trends and Developments in Competition Law
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13:30 – 15:00 Sydney time Human Rights – Afghanistan
Transition in Afghanistan – Human Rights, the Rule of Law and the Role of the International Legal Profession
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15:30 – 16:00 Sydney time CLOSING CEREMONY


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