The Asian International Arbitration Centre presents its Asia ADR Week 2019, "The Kintsukuroi Perspective: The Asian ADR Revolution." Kintsukuroi, meaning "to repair with gold," is the centuries-old Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with a special gold-dusted lacquer. The Japanese philosophical art of Kintsukuroi is thus applicable in the wider context of ADR in the global economy; with cracks and imperfections denoting costly and harmful commercial disputes, ADR is arguably the gold-dusted lacquer that mends the imperfections of the global economy. Parties that engage in international commerce require effective dispute resolution mechanisms to mitigate their business risks and provide legal certainty on the enforcement of their contractual rights.
WilmerHale Partner Duncan Speller will be speaking on the topic of "Project Finance Arbitration."