Beijing, China, October 18, 2016

Shanghai, China, October 20, 2016

Organized by the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

Supported by the Beijing Intellectual Property Office and the Shanghai Intellectual Property Administration

Faculty

Vandita CHANDRANI  is a Senior Patent Attorney at Procter & Gamble (P&G). She is a Chartered UK and European Patent Attorney with 7 years of experience working at Beck Greener, a private practice in Central London. She has since been working in-house at P&G for 5 years in the UK and now in Singapore. In the UK, she supported P&G’s Gillette business while in Singapore, she provides support to P&G’s Beauty Care and Home Care businesses. Vandita provides counsel in the areas of contract negotiation with third party companies and academic institutions, prepares and prosecutes patent applications, renders legal opinions, and develops commercially relevant IP strategies. To date in her role at P&G, Vandita has successfully led several litigation and arbitration cases against key competitors.

Vandita has a Bachelors degree in Electronic Engineering and a Masters in Medical Electronics & Physics.

Contact: Vandita Chandrani
Senior Counsel, Innovation, Asia Legal in Consumer Goods
Protect & Gamble
11 North Buona Vista
The Metropolis Tower 2
The Metropolis, 138589
Singapore
T +65-9655-9561
E chandrani.v@pg.com
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Rachael KENT is a partner in WilmerHale's Litigation/Controversy Department in Washington, D.C., and a vice chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group. She joined the firm in 1998.

Ms. Kent represents clients in a wide variety of commercial and investment disputes in arbitration proceedings worldwide. Her experience includes ad hoc and institutional arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, HKIAC, ICDR, WIPO, ICSID, UNCITRAL, and others. She has recently represented parties in disputes in the mining, energy, aerospace, pharmaceutical, construction, insurance, defense, telecommunications, technology, and retail sectors. Ms. Kent frequently represents parties in arbitrations involving intellectual property rights, including under intellectual property license agreements.

Ms. Kent also has experience with the taking of evidence in foreign jurisdictions in connection with international litigation and arbitration proceedings. Ms. Kent is now resident in the firm's Washington DC office. She previously spent five years based in the firm's London office.

Ms. Kent teaches International Commercial Arbitration at the Georgetown University Law Center and the Duke University School of Law, and she frequently speaks and writes on topics related to international arbitration. Ms. Kent received her JD from the Duke University School of Law.

Contact: Rachael Kent
WilmerHale
1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006
United States of America
T +1 202 663 6976
F +1 202 663 6363
E rachael.kent@wilmerhale.com
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Clement NGAI is a partner in the intellectual property group of Baker & McKenzie, based in Shanghai. His main practice areas include advising mainly foreign clients on IP issues in China, including IP protection and licensing, as well as technology litigation on trade secrets and patent infringement. With a master’s degree in biochemistry, Clement focuses on the life science industries and advises clients on wide range of pharmaceutical regulatory issues. Before joining Baker, he worked in-house with Honeywell and Autodesk where he had Asia-Pacific responsibilities. He was actively involved in government lobbying work when he served as chair of the Business Software Association in China, Korea and India for a number of years.

Mr. Ngai studied at the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the University of London. He is a member of the WIPO list of mediators and arbitrators.

Contact: Clement Ngai
Baker & McKenzie LLP
Unit 1601, Jin Mao Tower 88 Century Avenue
Pudong Shanghai 200121
People’s Republic of China
T +86 21 6105 5960
E clement.ngai@bakermckenzie.com
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Joyce TAN is a transactional lawyer in corporate and commercial matters, including cross-border M&A deals, private equity investments, collaborative ventures and financing transactions. She is well-known for her work in TMT and intellectual property, having pioneered cutting-edge deals, including the use of cashless payment systems, fintech innovations and other innovative technology and telecommunications networks. She handled the first interconnect transaction in Singapore when the telecommunications industry was first lilberalised, as well as the nation-wide “CashCard” project in Singapore, and continues to assist clients with high-tech payment systems at the frontiers of regulatory frameworks.

She is also routinely involved in the acquisition, disposition, relocation, protection and exploitation of intellectual property and intangible assets and in advising on business-related and planning issues involving employment, immigration and tax.

Ms. Tan is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer by numerous legal publications including Legal 500, Chambers, Practical Law Company, AsiaLaw, Who’s Who Legal, World Trademark Review, International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, International Who’s Who of Regulatory Communications Lawyers, International Who’s Who of Internet, E-Commerce & Data Protection Lawyers, Global Communications, Guide to the World’s Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers, Global Counsel 3000, Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law, and Global Law Experts. She has delivered numerous lectures, both in the local and international circuits, and has developed and conducted multiple training curricula for organizations in Singapore and abroad, including government agencies, on the subject matter covered by her practice.

Ms. Tan received her LLB (Honours) from the National University of Singapore. She is an Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of the Republic of Singapore, as well as a Solicitor, England & Wales (non-practising). Ms. Tan is a member of the WIPO list of mediators and arbitrators, an Associate Mediator at the Singapore Mediation Centre, and has been appointed to the Trademark Mediators Network of the International Trademark Association. She is active with a number of professional organizations, including the International Trade Mark Association, the Asian Patent Attorneys Association, ASEAN Intellectual Property Association, the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, the International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property, the Licensing Executives Society International, and the International Bar Association.

She has delivered numerous lectures, both in the local and international circuits, and has developed and conducted multiple training curricula for organizations in Singapore and abroad, including government agencies, on the subject matter covered by her practice.

Ms. Tan received her LLB (Honours) from the National University of Singapore. She is an Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of the Republic of Singapore, as well as a Solicitor, England & Wales (non-practising). Ms. Tan is a member of the WIPO list of mediators and arbitrators, an Associate Mediator at the Singapore Mediation Centre, and has been appointed to the Trademark Mediators Network of the International Trademark Association. She is active with a number of professional organizations, including the International Trade Mark Association, the Asian Patent Attorneys Association, ASEAN Intellectual Property Association, the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, the International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property, the Licensing Executives Society International, and the International Bar Association.

Contact: Joyce Tan
Managing Director
Joyce A. Tan & Partners
8 Temasek Boulevard
#15-04 Suntec Tower 3
Singapore 038988
T +65 6333 6383
E joyce@joylaw.com
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Richard TAN practices as a full time arbitrator. He is qualified to practice law in Singapore, England and Wales. He was called to the Singapore bar in 1980 and has had 35 years’ experience in the law. He is a Chartered Arbitrator (UK Chartered Institute of Arbitrators), a Fellow of the CIArb and a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a consultant to Morgan Lewis Stamford.

He has served as sole arbitrator, party-appointed arbitrator and chairman or president of arbitral tribunals, as well as an emergency arbitrator, in numerous international arbitrations. He has been appointed in arbitrations under various institutional rules, including the SIAC, ICC, AAA/ICDR, HKIAC, LCIA rules as well as in ad hoc arbitrations and is on the arbitration panels of many regional and international arbitral bodies including the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, American Arbitration Association/ICDR, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, National Board of Arbitration Indonesia (BANI), the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre of Arbitration, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Singapore Law Society, SIAC-Singapore Stock Exchange-Derivatives Trading, the Singapore Contractors Association, the Singapore Institute of Architects and others. He is also on the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center panels for domain name, film and media, FRAND and AGICOA disputes and on the SMC panel for domain name disputes under the Singapore Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. He is on the SIAC panel of arbitrators for emergency relief (Emergency Arbitrator panel).

He has extensive experience in arbitration and dispute resolution work in Asia and internationally, involving construction and engineering, commercial, energy, joint ventures, shareholders agreements, corporate, technology, intellectual property, media and entertainment law. His work has involved arbitrations under the substantive or procedural laws of Singapore, Malaysia, PRC, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Brunei, Korea, Japan, Philippines, Mauritius, New Caledonia, Australia, many countries in Europe as well as the Middle East and the United States of America. Mr. Tan has held numerous appointments, including Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Singapore Branch (present), President of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, and Director on the Board of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. He has been recognized by many legal directories as an expert and a leading individual in the field of international arbitration and dispute resolution.

Contact: Richard Tan
Independent Chartered Arbitrator
Consultant, Morgan Lewis Stamford, Singapore
10 Collyer Quay
No. 27-00 Ocean Financial Centre
Singapore 049315
Singapore
T +65 6389 3000; +65 9736 1881
E richard.tan@rtanarbitrators.com; richardtan.arbitrator@gmail.com
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Guanbin XIE’s practice areas include intellectual property disputes, antitrust and competition law, legal counsel for hi-tech companies and venture capital, finance and insurance related issues. His advisory activities in the technology industry include providing long-term legal services to many notable multi-national enterprises and institutions including Microsoft, IBM, Thomson Reuters, Samsung, Heinz, Solvay, Dyson, Trend Micro, China Unicom, Datang Mobile, Midea, Panasonic Electric Works, UFIDA Software, China National Publications Import and Export (Group) Corporation, China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), and the China Institute of Science and Technology Information. He has successfully represented clients in a number of important intellectual property and antitrust matters. Mr. Xie founded Lifang & Partners in 2002. Previously, from 1994 he worked with the Policy and Legislation Division of the State Science Committee and Intellectual Property Rights Conference Office of the State Council, where he participated in the drafting and revision of state intellectual property and technology legislation, and in bilateral IP negotiations with the US, Japan, the EU and Russia. From 1999 to 2002, he was Director of Huake Judicial Examination Center for Intellectual Property, an appraisal institution authorized by the Ministry of Justice, and was responsible for providing a great number of advisory and appraisal opinions on complicated intellectual property cases to the Supreme People’s Court and local courts at all levels. He is a member of the WIPO list of mediators and arbitrators.

Contact: Guanbin XIE
Lifang & Partners
A1105 Nan Xin Cang Business Building No. A22 Dongsishitiao Street, Dongcheng District
Beijing 100007
People’s Republic of China
T +8610 64096099
E guanbinxie@lifanglaw.com
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Minjian YOU, a national of the People’s Republic of China, is the managing partner of Shanghai Co-effort Law Firm LLP, and he also serves as a member of CPPCC Shanghai Municipal Committee, vice chairman of Shanghai Creative Industry Association, vice president of Shanghai Copyright Association, adjunct professor of the Law School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and East China University of Political Science and Law, senior Researcher of Shanghai Intellectual Property Academe, member of Advisory Committee of Law Experts of Shanghai University, supervisor of Shanghai Bar Association, legal consultant of Shanghai Municipal Government.

Mr. You is specialized in Intellectual Property Law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. He has 20 years of experience in intellectual property litigation in China, and many of the cases were praised as classic and influential cases by courts, authorities, IP associations and the media. In 2013, two cases handled by him were listed as the Top Ten IP Cases of China by the Chinese Supreme Court. He has been honored as the “National Excellent Lawyer”, “Lawyers of the Orient”, “Outstanding Worker in the Enforcement of the Chinese National IP Strategy”, and the “National Model Worker of China”.

Before being listed as a neutral on the World Intellectual Property Organization's List of Mediators, Mr. You serves as an arbitrator in Shanghai international Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, and as a mediator in Shanghai Commercial Meditation Center. In 2015, he succeeded in the mediation of the first IP case in China Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone, which has drawn a wide social attention and greatly promoted the IP mediation work of Shanghai.

Mr. You is an author and frequent speaker on Intellectual Property issues. For example, he is chief editor of the “Guide of Enterprise Intellectual Property Management”, “Attorney’s Analysis of the IP Cases in the Cultural Creative Industry”, and “Intellectual Property Management of Creative Industry”.

Contact: Minjian You
Shanghai Co-Effort Law Firm LLP
958 Lujiazui Ring Rd.
Pudong, Shanghai 200120
People’s Republic of China
T +86-21-58871657
E ymj@co-effort.com
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