Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Is AI propelling Dispute Resolution into a New World?

Friday, April 26
Location (Room)
La lune

The transformative power of AI in Dispute Resolution is irrefutable. In this session, we aim to demystify how AI operates within legal analysis and spark engaging discussions on its significant impact on Dispute Resolution. Through a series of pro-con debates, we will not only enlighten attendees but also provide an entertaining examination of AI's role. It is important to note that the perspectives presented by our panelists are designed to stimulate debate and may not necessarily represent their genuine views on the subject.

Introduction to AI in Legal Analysis
Debate 1: Dual-Edged Impact of AI on Dispute Resolution and the Legal Systems
Debate 2: The Role of Human Empathy in AI-Driven Dispute Resolution
Debate 3: The Future of Legal Professionals in the Age of AI
Debate 4: The Necessity of AI Guidelines in Dispute Resolution



Sophie Anh

Jeonghye Sophie Ahn serves as the Co-head of the International Dispute Resolution Team at Yulchon LLC, with a focus on international arbitration, litigation and mediation. Her extensive experience in international arbitration includes serving in dual capacities as both counsel and arbitrator in proceedings governed by the SIAC, ICC, KCAB, and UNCITRAL Rules. Her expertise encompasses a broad range of sectors, including joint ventures, intellectual property, media & telecommunications, and construction.

Her prowess extends to arbitration-related legal processes, where she has effectively represented both international and domestic corporations in actions concerning the enforcement of arbitration awards, the securing of interim measures, and the pursuit of injunctions. Ms. Ahn's contribution to the field of international arbitration is significant, with her work including publications on the subject and participation in the revision of the KCAB International Arbitration Rules.

Moreover, Ms. Ahn has a robust track record in mediation, where she has successfully facilitated the amicable resolution of disputes. Her involvement in mixed Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes, such as Arb-Med, Med-Arb, and Arb-Med-Arb, underscores her versatile approach to dispute resolution, playing pivotal roles in these innovative proceedings.



Yoko Maeda

Yoko Maeda is a partner of the Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Practice of City-Yuwa Partners in Tokyo, Japan.

She has an active practice as counsel in international arbitration, litigation and mediation in industries such as construction, energy, pharmaceutical and medical products, life science, etc.

In addition to her work as counsel, she also regularly sits as an arbitrator.

Besides being a court member of ICC Court of Arbitration from Japan since 2018, she is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators since 2019.

Ms. Maeda is qualified in both Japan and New York.



Omar P

Omar is a partner of Cuatrecasas, one of the leading law firms in Spain, Portugal, and Latin America.

He has over 20 years of experience in international arbitration, global disputes, and crisis management. Omar helps clients resolve complex and high-stakes conflicts across different jurisdictions and industries, using his legal and cultural skills and knowledge.

Omar has a strong track record of success in handling domestic and international arbitration disputes involving M&A transactions, commercial investments, sports, and technology. He has worked with prominent arbitration institutions such as ICC, LCIA, CAS, CIETAC, SHIAC, SIAC, and HKIAC. He has also been the managing partner of Cuatrecasas' Shanghai office for 13 years, where he established and led a team of lawyers specialized in inbound and outbound investments and disputes resolution between Asian, European, and Latin American parties.

He is passionate about leadership, legaltech, programming, and technology applied to law. He is also a panel arbitrator, a teacher, a moot coach, and a writer on arbitration topics. He is recognized by several directories, including Chambers Global, Chambers Asia, and Legal 500 Asia, as a leading lawyer in his field.



Vladimir V. Talanov

Vladimir V. Talanov is Counsel with international disputes team at EPAM Law Offices, the biggest law firm in the CIS with offices in Russia, Belarus and UAE. Vladimir Talanov represents clients in international arbitration and litigation and specializes in complex cross-border disputes, as well as advises on international trade law, foreign investment and issues related to the work of the World Trade Organization and the Eurasian Economic Union. He has extensive experience of representing clients in arbitration proceedings under ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and SCC rules, as well as coordinating litigation in the courts of Russia, the USA, EU countries, Turkey, India, Singapore, Serbia, England and Wales and others. Vladimir is a recognized expert in the field of international trade law and provides clients with support in structuring international investment projects, and advises on the implementation of measures aimed at reducing customs duties and obtaining various government support measures. He actively represents the interests of the clients in rule-making work and took part in the development of a number of federal laws in Russia. Alongside his law practice, Vladimir teaches at the National Research University “Higher School of Economics” and St. Petersburg State University, where he lectures on public international law, international trade, cross-border dispute settlement and regional economic integration.



Michelle Sonen

Michele is the Director & Head of North East Asia at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. She works closely with the business and legal communities in the region to provide specialist knowledge and expertise on international arbitration at SIAC.

Michele is experienced in dispute resolution in civil and common law jurisdictions, and she regularly speaks on international commercial arbitration. She has been recognized as a Future Leader in arbitration by Who’s Who Legal and has accepted appointment as tribunal secretary.

Prior to joining SIAC, Michele practiced international arbitration at a top-tier Korean firm where she represented clients from Asia, North America and Europe in a broad range of disputes arising out of the technology, construction, commodities, bio-health, and luxury fashion sectors, among others. She has acted as counsel in international commercial arbitrations under the SIAC, ICC, and KCAB rules in cases seated in Singapore, Korea, and the United States.

Michele is qualified as an attorney in the United States. She previously served as law clerk to Judge Richard Clifton of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and then-Chief Judge Susan Oki Mollway of the District of Hawaii of the United States Courts. Michele has also lectured on US law at Seoul National University School of Law.



Alexandre Vagenheim

Alexandre Vagenheim is VP of Global Legal Data at Jus Mundi where he leads the company’s data strategy and global relations.

Alexandre is a French qualified international arbitration lawyer. Prior to joining Jus Mundi, Alexandre has represented clients in a wide range of matters involving international commercial arbitration, international investment disputes and French court litigation at the former arbitration practice of Castaldi Mourre & Partners in Paris. In addition to his experience as counsel, Alexandre has acted as secretary to arbitral tribunals.