Session 4: Same Region, Different Rules – How Can Lawyers And Insurers Be Caught Out By Regional Variations If They Are Not Careful?

The Asia-Pacific region encompasses a significant number of countries with very differing cultures, legal systems, and ways of working. Therefore, it is very risky to assume that a word or phrase will be interpreted in the same way in different countries, or that familiar legal concepts will be equally familiar elsewhere.

The panel in this session will debate some real life example of such traps for the unwary so to try and prevent others from falling into the same traps!

Iain Anderson / Partner, RPC, Singapore (Moderator)
Cedric Declercq / Practice Leader, Claims Manager, APAC Global Lines, AxaXL
Matthew Harvey / Barrister, Owen Dixon Chambers West, Australia
Lye Chow Kheng / Claims Director, APL Co Pte Ltd, Singapore

Lewis McDonald / Assistant Vice President, Claims and Contracts, Skuld, Singapore