Conference Speakers & Moderators

Inspector Antonio Berlanga Police Mediation Coordinator, Valencia Local Police Headquarters, Spain


Licenciado en Criminología y Diplomado en Trabajo Social por la Universidad de Valencia. (España).

Especialización en Mediación Penal y Justicia Restaurativa. Universidad de Valencia (España)

Inspector de la Policía Local de Valencia.

Coordinador Operativo del Servicio de Mediación Policial en la Policía Local de Valencia.

Formador en policía comunitaria y mediación policial en escuelas de Policía. Formador en universidades españolas e internacionales, así como ponente en congresos internacionales.

Director Master Gestión Integral de Conflictos, Seguridad y Convivencia de la Universidad Pegaso  (Italia) y del Instituto Internacional de Estudios en Seguridad Global (INISEG).

Ponente en diversos cursos universitarios y seminarios sobre prevención y lucha contra el crimen, seguridad urbana, policía comunitaria y mediación policial, organizados tanto para estudiantes, como profesores y personal investigador.

Autor de artículos y libros sobre seguridad urbana y convivencia ciudadana, policía comunitaria y mediación policial.


He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and a Diploma in Social Work from the University of Valencia (Spain).

He holds a Specialization certificate in Criminal Mediation and Restorative Justice from the University of Valencia and he works as a police inspector in the Valencia Local Police.

He is the Operating Coordinator of the Police Mediation Service in the Valencia Local Police.

He is a trainer in both Community Policing and Police Mediation in police academies.

He is also a trainer in Spanish and International universities as well as a speaker in international conferences. He is also the Director of the Master of Integral Conflict Management, Citizen Security and Coexistence in the Pegaso Telematic University (Italy) and in the International Institute of Global Security Studies (INISEG).

He is also a speaker in many university programmes and workshops on prevention and fight against crime, urban safety, community policing and police mediation. These training programmes are usually organized by students, research staff and faculty members. He is an author of various publications on citizen security and coexistence and police mediation.

Mr. Abhinav Bhushan Regional Director for South Asia, ICC Arbitration & ADR
ICC International Court of Arbitration, Singapore

As Director, Abhinav focuses on helping companies, investors, and attorneys in the Region understand how they can efficiently resolve internati onal commercial disputes by raising their awareness on the ICC’s Dispute Resolution Services and its commitment to international arbitration, the procedure, and thought leadership. Prior to serving as Regional Director as the Court’s first Indian Director, he was also the first Indian Deputy Counsel of the Court, where he gained first-hand experience working on arbitrations arising out of common law jurisdictions, in particular working with parties from the United Kingdom, India, Singapore and other regions of Asia. Mr. Bhushan is a regular contributor to various publications on developments in international arbitration and Indian arbitration law. He is also an avid promoter of arbitration-related training opportunities for lawyers, corporate counsels, judges and other important stakeholders.

Additionally, Mr Bhushan is the co-chair of ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF), Asia Chapter. Further, as part of the ICC’s initiative to develop arbitration in India and South Asia he advises and engages with the law firms, practitioners and users on the procedures and practices of international arbitration, especially ICC arbitration. Before joining the ICC, Mr. Bhushan completed his LLM at the Columbia Law School and earned a certificate in foreign and comparative law. He was also a member of the Columbia International Arbitration Association and a research assistant. He earned his first law degree from the Government Law College, Mumbai, India. Upon graduation, he worked as an associate with Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe, in Mumbai, India.

Professor Dr. Petra Butler Professor, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Co-Director, Center for Small States, Barrister.
New Zealand

Dr Petra Butler is Professor at the Victoria University of Wellington School of Law and Director of the Institute of Small and Micro States.  Petra specialises in public and private comparative law, private international law with an emphasis on international commercial contracts, domestic and international human rights, and business and human rights. She has published extensively in those areas. Petra advises public and private clients in her areas of expertise and has been involved in some of New Zealand’s recent high profile cases. She is a member of a number of advisory boards of human rights NGOs and has been awarded a number of fellowships.

Petra is New Zealand’s CLOUT correspondent for the CISG and the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts. She has held visiting appointments inter alia at the Chinese University of Political Science and Law (Beijing), the University of Melbourne, the University of Adelaide, Bucerius Law School (Hamburg), Universidad de Navarra (Pamplona), University of Montevideo, and Northwestern University Law School (Chicago).

Mr. CHAN Ho Man, Alfred Vice President of IDRRMI
Director of AIDRN
M.Sc., MHKMC, CWPM, IPDRA, Senior lecturer
Mediator, Arbitrator, Advocate, Assessor and Trainer

Graduated from the King’s College London, U.K and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Mr. Alfred Chan is the Vice-Chairman of the International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management Institute (IDRRMI) and Director of the academy of International Dispute Resolution (AIDRN). He is also serving as the Vice-President of Hong Kong Mediation Centre (HKMC) and Director of Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Mediation Center (MHJMC).

Alfred is dedicated to practice, promote and provide training on international mediation and dispute resolutions. He is a panel mediator in Hong Kong, China, Japan and Austria. Alfred is a trainer and assessor in the professional mediator accreditation body in Hong Kong and in an international dispute resolution professional institute that is recognised by over 15 regions world-wide. He is also an adjunct lecturer in the City University of Macau and the senior lecturer in AIDRN. He has the experience to coach professionals from the government, lawyers, business cooperation in Hong Kong, China, Thailand, and many Asian countries.

In the past few years, Mr. Chan has been contributing in the Singapore Conversion on Mediation work at the United Nation Commission of International Trade Law (UNCITRL). Alfred also involves actively in international conferences as moderator and speaker, and serves as the judge in international mediation mooting competitions. Alfred conducts and participates in different academic research studies, he is particular interested in the conflict, impact and dispute resolution researches on healthcare, investor-states and the Singapore Conversion.

Mr. Julian Cohen Barrister
Gilt Chambers

He has more than 27 years of experience in heavyweight commercial dispute resolution in Hong Kong and across Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East, and Europe. He is particularly well known for his specialist practices in arbitration, particularly in relation to construction and engineering disputes.  He is recognised as one of the world’s leading construction lawyers.

In addition to acting as counsel, Mr. Cohen also regularly sits as an arbitrator in Hong Kong, Asia and the Pacific, and the Middle East in both commercial and construction cases.  He has sat both as a sole arbitrator and a member of three-member tribunals under HKIAC, UNCITRAL, DIAC and LCIA rules.

In addition to a substantial domestic Hong Kong practice, Mr. Cohen has been involved in disputes in Macau, PRC, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Fiji, Guam, India, Pakistan, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, Mali, Albania, Czech Republic, France, Belgium, Brazil, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

Mr. Cohen has conducted disputes under a variety of common law and civil legal systems, and under most forms of international arbitration rules, including ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, SIAC, DIAC, and KLRC.
Mr. Cohen was called to the England Bar in 1990 before joining the construction disputes department of Pinsent Masons in London in 1993 and moving to Hong Kong in 1998.  He left Pinsent Masons as a partner in 2009, and was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 2010. He teaches advocacy, and is regularly invited to speak in Hong Kong, and internationally, on arbitration and other topics