Bursa Hukum International Webinar Event “Enforcement of the International Arbitration Awards: Perspective from Russia, Honduras, and Indonesia”

25 Jan Bursa Hukum International Webinar Event “Enforcement of the International Arbitration Awards: Perspective from Russia, Honduras, and Indonesia”

Wednesday ( 20 / 01 /2020 ) Bursa Hukum organized an International Webinar Event on “Enforcement of the International Arbitration Awards: Perspective from Russia, Honduras, and Indonesia” via Zoom and YouTube platforms. The event was possible through the support of LBM Lawyers, the Faculty of Law Universitas Padjadjaran, the Russian Embassy for Republic of Indonesia, and the Prospera Arbitration Center from Honduras.

The event invited several prominent speakers from various countries among Irina Strelkovskaya, LL.M. as the junior lawyer at Tenzor Consulting Group in Russia, Ricardo Gonzalez, LL.M. as the deputy chief legal officer at Prospera Arbitration Center in Honduras, Dr. Prita Amalia, S.H., M.H. as the international commercial arbitration and ISDS lecturer at Department Transnational Business Law, Faculty of Law Universitas Padjadjaran Indonesia, and Jeffri Santoso, S.H., LL.M., CMPM., MCIArb,. as the partner of the LBM Lawyers in Indonesia.

The webinar was held from 12.00 – 15.10 WIB and was attended by more than 300 registered participants from Indonesia, England, and Pakistan which consisted of lawyers, arbitrators, legal practitioners, lecturers and active law students. The event elaborated on the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards through the perspectives of legal experts and practitioners in each respective country. The webinar conjunctively facilitated direct inquiries from legal practitioners and also aided to improve language skills through interactive listening of the panelists.

Opening remarks were delivered by Dean of the Faculty of Law Universitas Padjadjaran, Dr. Idris,. S.H., M.A., followed by Sergei Rossomakhov as the Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in the Republic Indonesia and Dholley Dwi Jatmiko Latabulo, S.Sos., MM., M.I.Kom., as the Brand Communication Director of Bursa Hukum. The main discussion of the event was led by Naila Amatullah, a legal intern at LBM lawyers who is also an intern the International Office at the Faculty of Law Universitas Padjadjaran, as a moderator for the event. The discussion commenced through a brief explanation in regards the uses or arbitration as one of the preferred dispute resolutions in Indonesia.

The speakers from various countries proceeded to deliver their presentations which elaborated on arbitration laws in their respective countries along with a comparison to Indonesian laws, specifically in regards the enforcement of international arbitrational awards. Through the elaboration, participants were given insights on the similarities and differences pursuant to regulations and processes within different legal systems. Furthermore, all the speakers agree that one of the problems in the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards are the limitation and interpretation of public policy principle. Public policy principle is stipulated on New York Convention 1958 and Uncitral Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration 1985. The knowledge on international commercial arbitration become more important as well as development of transnational business transactions. As response, this year Faculty of Law offers arbitration as compulsory subject for all students.

The event concluded after a question and answer session where participants were able to directly ask questions to the presenting speakers. Garry Gumelar Pratama, S.H., M.H. and Amarullah Surbakti were nominated as best participants for their active cooperation during the event. Souvenirs were handed to all panelists of the event and to the best participant nominees. To conclude the event, the committee also proceeded with a group photo session.

The event is uploaded to Youtube and can be seen through https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtWYfibHuTc&t=4689s