Litigating in the Asia Pacific Region

1 Sep - 2 Sep 2022

Swissotel The Stamford

Session information

Tracing the Influence of Western Jurisprudence in Asian jurisdictions

Thursday 1 September (0945 - 1115)

Swissotel The Stamford


How has the jurisprudence of Asian jurisdictions shaped up since they broke free of their former colonial masters? This session explores the changes in influence of western jurisprudence in major jurisdictions in the Asia Pacific region, and the trends of development as former colonies found their own respective paths, including the treatment by courts of western precedents and its implications on litigation practice.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Winnie Tam SC SC Des Voeux Chambers, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR; Member, IBA Diversity & Inclusion Council


Tony Budidjaja Budidjaja International Lawyers, Jakarta , Indonesia
Stuart Isaacs KC Stuart Isaacs Chambers, Singapore, Singapore
Justice Nallini Pathmanathan Federal Court of Malaysia , Putrajaya, Malaysia; Regional Fora Liaison Officer, Judges' Forum
Justice Robert Tang NPJ Court of Final Appeal, Central, Hong Kong SAR