The Arbitration Association Brunei Darussalam (AABD) hosted the Regional Arbitral Institutes Forum (RAIF) 2019 Conference recently.
Speaker of Legislative Council Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Lela Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Rahman bin Dato Setia Haji Mohamed Taib launched the forum at The Rizqun International Hotel in Gadong.
Vice-President of AABD Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Negara Pengiran Anak Haji Puteh ibni Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam moderated the first panel session. Local and international speakers presented four working papers.
President of the AABD Professor Dr Colin Ong gave the welcoming address while the keynote speech was delivered by Professor Anselmo Reyes, international judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court and a former High Court judge of Hong Kong. The event was attended by over 100 attendees from several countries comprising many disciplines of professionals.
The RAIF first began in Singapore in 2007 and consists of arbitral institutions from seven countries – Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.