The WWL GAR Future Leaders Conference is a half day conference celebrating lawyers aged 45 or under considered by the market to be the future leaders of the arbitration profession. This the second such conference, with the first (inaugural) Future Leaders Conference having been held on May 9, 2018 in London.


8.30: Welcome coffee and registration 

9.00: Chairs’ opening remarks

Tomas Furlong, Herbert Smith Freehills
Sapna Jhangiani, Clyde & Co

9.10: Session one: A fireside chat with two leading arbitrators

Keynote speakers:
Lawrence Boo, The Arbitration Chambers
Bernard Hanotiau, Hanotiau & van den Berg

10.00: Session two: New frontiers in international arbitration: environment, climate change and human rights 

Tomas Furlong, Herbert Smith Freehills

Antony Crockett, Herbert Smith Freehills
Diane Desierto, Desierto & Desierto
Anya George, Schellenberg Wittmer
Thomas Snider, Al Tamimi & Co

11.15: Coffee break 

11.45: The debate 

An Oxford Union-style debate before a panel of three judges.

Motion: [This house believes that] After a decade of innovation the arbitration community still aren’t providing what users want

Sapna Jhangiani, Clyde & Co

Mariel Dimsey, CMS Hasche Sigle
Timothy Lindsay, Lindsay Litigation & Arbitration

Rishab Gupta, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Edwina Kwan, King & Wood Mallesons
Seungmin Lee, Shin & Kim

13.00: Chairs’ closing remarks

Tomas Furlong, Herbert Smith Freehills
Sapna Jhangiani, Clyde & Co

13.10 onwards: Networking lunch and close of conference


Eaton Club

5/F Champion Tower, 3 Garden Road
Central, Hong Kong

  • Event Details
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Start Date: 02/11/2018 8:30 am
  • End Date: 02/11/2018 1:10 pm
  • ArbitralWomen Participation: Sapna Jhangiani, Anya George