ICTA-SLASSCOM Thought Leadership Forum on ‘The Future Outlook for International Electronic Transacti
Thursday, 11 September 2014 01:58
ICTA and SLASSCOM will be organising a Thought Leadership Forum on “The Future Outlook of International Electronic Transactions Law” on Wednesday, 17 September from 6-7:30 p.m. at Dialog Future World Auditorium, Excel World. This event is free of charge and open to the public (Registration - www.slasscom.lk/events).
Every organisation deals with electronic transactions. THE ICTA and SLASSCOM Thought Leadership Forum on ‘The Future Outlook of International Electronic Transactions Law’ will examine the present and future of this pivotal subject and the impacts on Sri Lankan business.
The topic will be addressed by keynote speaker, João Ribeiro, Head of Regional Centre for Asia and Pacific, UNCITRAL.
The members of the panel discussion will be: Jayantha Fernando – Program Director and Legal Advisor of ICTA; Ali Tyebkhan - Head of SLASSCOM Legal CoE – Partner and Director of Legal Base; Dulith V. Herath – CEO and Founder of Kapruka.com; Trinesh Fernando –General Manager-Legal and Regulatory, Dialog Axiata PLC; Jae Sung Lee-Legal Officer, UNCITRAL; Joao Ribeiro- Head, Regional Centre for Asia and Pacific, UNCITRAL and Arittha Wikramanayake-Precedent Partner, Nithya Partners (Moderator).
Ribeiro is a Portuguese and during his career was Head of International Affairs of the Ministry of Justice of Portugal, Deputy Secretary General of the Conferences of Ministers of Justice both of the Iberian-American countries and the Portuguese Speaking countries and was a member of the Portuguese Permanent Bilateral Cooperation Commissions with the USA and Macau. During this period, he was in charge of the Ministry’s development cooperation policies namely in several technical assistance projects for law reform in Africa, East Timor and Eastern Europe.
He led the national delegations in several international organisations: European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) and GRECO (Europe’s Groups of States against Corruption), Council of Europe; 36th Committee of the Council (CATS) of the European Union; OECD’s Working group on Bribery in International Business Transactions being also a member of its Management Group in 2011.
He holds a Law Degree from the University of Coimbra and a LLM from the Universities of Coimbra and Macau and he is currently a PhD candidate. During his first experience in Asia (2002-2008) he was the legal adviser to the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Government of the Macau Special Administrative Region, a senior lecturer at the Faculties of Law, Management and of Social & Human Sciences of the University of Macau where he taught International Law, International Business Law, Business Law, Economic Integration Law, Constitutional Law and Chinese Political System.
He has extensive experience in the organisation of international multisport events namely in several coordination responsibilities of the 4th East Asian Games – Macau 2005 as Chief Operating Officer, the 2nd Asian Indoor Games – Macau 2007 as Adviser and the 2nd Lusophone Games – Lisboa 2009 as Chief Operating Officer.
UNCITRAL is recognised as the core legal body of the United Nations System in the field of international trade law. The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) established by the United Nations General Assembly plays an important role in developing of framework in pursuance of its mandate to further the progressive harmonisation and modernisation of the law of international trade by preparing and promoting the use and adoption of legislative and non-legislative instruments in a number of key areas of commercial law.