Dato’ Dr. Abd. Shukor Ahmad
Dato' Dr. Abd. Shukor is a Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution at Shukor Baljit & Partners. He read law at the University of Malaya and went on to obtain Bachelor's as well as Master's degree from that University. His practice primarily involves civil and commercial dispute resolutions, but he is also adept at corporate exercises of mergers, acquisition, financing and securitization. He has appeared regularly at the Superior Courts.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIArb), the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ) and the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR). He is also a qualified Adjudicator and Mediator. He has appeared as counsel in domestic as well as international arbitration. He has also been appointed as sole arbitrator in ad hoc and institutional arbitration.
He went on to secure Post Graduate Diplomas successively in Shariah Law and Practice and in Islamic Law (Islamic Banking & Finance). He obtained his degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the International Islamic University in 2013. He has also published articles in scholarly journals and authored a text entitled "Legal Aspects of Hire Purchase" now in its second edition (2019).
He is a serving Member of the Market Participants’ Committee of the Bursa Malaysia Berhad as well as the Chairman of the National Dispute Resolution Chamber of the Football Association of Malaysia.
Mr. Abhikalp Pratap Singh
Abhikalp Pratap Singh has 7 years of dispute resolution experience. Abhikalp earned his B.A.LL.B. Degree from Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University in 2013. He has been practicing in Delhi High Court & Hon’ble Supreme Court since his enrollment with the Bar Council of Delhi (2013).
Abhikalp started his career with the office of Additional Advocate General of Uttar Pradesh. During that stint, he drafted various petitions on behalf of the Government of Uttar Pradesh and represented the Government before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. Abhikalp has also worked as an intern with Asian International Arbitration Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Recently, Abhikalp has handled arbitrations involving commercial contract disputes. In the year 2018 & 2019, he has also participated as an Arbitrator in the Global rounds of Foreign Direct Investment Arbitration Moot Court Competition held at Stockholm, Sweden & Miami, US respectively.
In the later years of his career, Abhikalp has also assisted the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the landmark judgements such as Shreya Singhal Vs. Union of India (Safeguarding of rights under Article 19(1)(a)-freedom of Speech & Expression), Abhay Singh Vs. State of UP (Red Beacon Case), NALSA Case (Petition for the Rights of Transgenders), Independent Thought Vs. Union of India (Petition challenging 'Marital Rape of child brides') etc.
Mr. Alvin Yin Yuan Leong
Advocate of the High Court in Sabah and Sarawak in Sabah since 2002. Chair of the Borneo Advocacy Training Centre. Committee Member of the Sabah Law Society. Chair of the Civil Practice Subcommittee of the Sabah Law Society.
Mr. Anant Merathia
Anant is a practicing litigation and ADR lawyer, with over 15 years’ experience. He holds formal overseas legal qualifications, and has several years of experience both in India and in Singapore. Anant focuses on corporate, commercial litigations and arbitrations and is predominantly involved in corporate insolvency and restructuring of companies. He also provides clients with corporate advisory, shareholder litigations and commercial arbitrations.
Mr. Andrew John Bowen
Andrew Bowen QC has a wide-ranging civil and commercial practice, with particular expertise in contract, property, professional liability, cross-border issues and international commercial arbitration, he is also FCIArb. Ranked Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation in the latest edition of the Legal 500 (2019) as ‘very approachable; he puts clients and solicitors at ease, and the previous edition described him as ‘A concise communicator, who unpicks complex scenarios.
Ms. ANITA NATALIA
Anita is a commercial litigator and her work focuses on international arbitration, corporate litigation, and restructuring & insolvency. Her portfolio of dispute resolution work involves a wide variety of commercial and corporate disputes and litigation including domestic and international arbitrations. Anita has worked closely with clients from Australia, Taiwan, Singapore, Dubai and United Kingdom in assisting in their cross-border disputes. Her other areas of practice also encompass banking, insolvency, construction and engineering, energy, land law, reinsurance, trusts and partnership disputes. Anita has appeared together with and acted against foreign solicitors. She acts for clients in various industries in a broad range of commercial disputes involving construction disputes, energy disputes, insolvency matters, company law and shareholders’ disputes, joint venture disputes and minority oppression actions.
- Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya (2012)
- Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn) (2011)
- LL.B (Hons), University of Manchester (2010)
- Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration
- Member, Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
- Member, Society of Construction Law
- Member, The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn Alumni, Malaysia
- Malaysian Civil Procedure 2013 (Contributing Editor)
- Malaysian Civil Procedure 2015 (Contributing Editor)
- Malaysian Civil Procedure 2017 (Contributing Editor)
Prof. Anis Bajrektarevic
Anis H. Bajrektarevic is the chairperson and professor in International Law and Global Political Studies in Vienna, Austria, and is a visiting professor of a Geneva-based university (Switzerland).
He has authored seven books (for American and European publishers) and numerous articles on mainly geopolitics energy and technology; besides holding over 5,000 hours of teaching (on four continents) on subjects such as International Public Law, Law of International Organizations and EU, Sustainable Development and Political Systems (theory of state and laws).
Professor Bajrektarevic is an editor of the NY-based GHIR (Geopolitics, History and Intl. Relations) journal of the Addleton Academic Publishers, and an editorial board member of several similar specialized magazines on three continents.
As the Head of Department for Strategic studies on Asia, for the International Institute IFIMES, he also serves this EcoSoc globally recognised entity as its permanent representative to the UN Vienna (residentially) and the UN Geneva (non-residentially).
His 7th book, ‘From WWI to www. – Europe and the World 1918-2018’ has been realised in New York earlier this year.
Mr. Aravind Kumarr
Aravind is a Partner at Messrs. Izral Partnership, a Legal 500 dispute resolution firm in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. As a litigator focusing on commercial, corporate, insolvency & land disputes, he regularly appears before the Malaysian courts and domestic/international tribunals (including ICC & SIAC) on behalf of various local & international corporations, directors, and other prominent individuals in the business scene.
In the mooting scene, Aravind has previously successfully participated in several moot competitions back in his days as an undergraduate, both at national & international levels. He then went on to successfully coach several teams in such competitions, and he has since been regularly invited to judge/arbitrate various moot competitions.
Mrs. Asya Jamaludin
Mr. Arvind Srevatsa Badrinarayanan
B.Arvind Srevatsa is a civil and corporate litigation practitioner, currently practicing in the Madras High Court and the Supreme Court of India. He specialises in civil and corporate litigation, international and domestic arbitrations and intellectual property rights. In 2014, he completed Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from School of Excellence in Law, Chennai, India. He enrolled as an advocate in 2014. He is one of the founder-partners of Arvind Srevatsa & Nithyashree Advocates. Having keen interest in all facets of law, he has extensive practice in conducting trial in civil litigation and arbitration. He has participated in the 21st Willem C.Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, 2014 in Vienna, among other moot court competitions. He participated as an arbitrator in the 15th Willem C.Vis (East) Moot, 2018. He has drafted moot propositions for several national moot court competitions involving international commercial arbitration, maritime law, domestic arbitration, criminal law, environmental law and constitutional law. Being an ardent researcher, he has assisted Hon’ble Mrs.Justice Prabha Sridevan (Retd.) in research for the book titled “DIVERSITY IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY” published by the Cambridge University Press (2015). He is also currently pursuing his Masters in Corporate laws.
Tan Sri Dato' Cecil Wilbert Mohanaraj Abraham
Tan Sri Dato' Cecil Abraham is the Senior Partner of Cecil Abraham & Partners. He is a Barrister-At-Law of the Middle Temple and is a Bencher of the Inn. Cecil was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1970. He is a Fellow of Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London. He is also a Chartered Arbitrator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators U.K. Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration Limited. He is an Advisory Member of the International Court of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). Cecil has an extensive arbitration practice and appears frequently as Chairman, Sole Arbitrator and Co-Arbitrator in domestic and international arbitrations conducted under the UNCITRAL, ICC, SIAC, AIAC, LCIA and ICSID Rules and also in Ad Hoc arbitrations. He also appears frequently as counsel in domestic and international arbitrations and in Bilateral Investment Treaties. Cecil is a Member of the ICSID panel and he has represented the Government of Malaysia in an ICSID arbitration and is presently involved in arbitration and annulment proceedings under the ICSID Convention. Cecil is the Chairman of the Arbitration Committee of ICC Malaysia. He is a former Member of the LCIA Court and the ICC Court of Arbitration.
Miss Chiew Ee Kwong
Chiew Ee is a Principal at the Litigation Department of Rahmat Lim & Partners. Her areas of practice include corporate and commercial disputes, banking litigation, insolvency and restructuring and international arbitration. She also represents and advises clients in internal investigations into bribery, fraud, and conflict of interest matters.
Chiew Ee graduated from the University of London with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree in 2010. She was awarded the Professor Stephen Guest Special Award for Jurisprudence & Legal Theory, Book Prize for Outstanding Performance in Commercial Law and the Tun Hamid Omar Scholarship Award for Top Student in Finals Part II (Year 3). She obtained her Certificate in lLegal Practice in 2011.
Chiew Ee is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and also a member of the Young Practitioners Group of the Asian International Arbitration Centre. She is also an Accredited Tribunal Secretary at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.
Mr. David Dev Peter
Mr. Daniel Chua
Daniel is an Associate in Herbert Smith Freehills. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from University of London and a Master of Laws from University College London.
Daniel regularly advises and acts for multinational clients on commercial and foreign investment disputes across a range of sectors and industries under various institutional rules, including the AIAC, BANI, ICC, ICSID, SIAC, and UNCITRAL rules. He is a co-contributor to the Malaysian edition of Bullen & Leake & Jacob's Malaysian Precedents of Pleadings and ICCA International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration, and regularly writes on developments in arbitration in Malaysia.
Daniel is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and an accredited tribunal secretary of the HKIAC. He teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution under the University of London Bachelor of Laws programme.
Miss Cynthia Liaw
Advocate and solicitor with experience in corporate litigation and corporate insolvency including but not limited to a variety of shareholder disputes, just and equitable winding up, oppression actions and derivative actions. Acted for clients in bringing claims against directors for breaches of fiduciary duties. Also advised and acted in liquidations, schemes of arrangement, receivership and corporate rescue matters.
Started to explore construction law by working with Mr Darshendev Singh at Messrs Lee Hishammuddin since 1.8.2019. Currently involving in works in relation to CIPA and Arbitration.
Mr. Chanaka Kumarasinghe
Chanaka is a partner in HFW Singapore's Energy & Resources / International Arbitration group.
Chanaka advises on and represents parties in international arbitrations administered by the SIAC and the ICC (as well as in ad hoc arbitrations and mediations). He handles large, complex multi-jurisdictional international arbitrations. He has recently managed disputes in Brazil, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, UAE, Iraq, India, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Korea and China. He has successfully applied for appointment of Emergency Arbitrators for urgent interim relief and has secured various injunctions from arbitration tribunals, including injunctions under the rarely used Security for Claim jurisdiction. Chanaka has also been appointed both as an arbitrator and a mediator. He is a Fellow (FCIArb) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and listed as an arbitrator on the SIAC reserve panel. He sits on the SIAC Users Council National Committee for Singapore. Chanaka has also been appointed to the KLRCA panel both as an arbitrator and a mediator and by the Singapore Mediation Centre as one of their associate mediators. Chanaka is named by the Legal 500 as a key individual for International Arbitration in Singapore and recognised as having "experience handling disputes in places as far afield as Brazil and Nigeria, as well as in jurisdictions throughout Asia". Chanaka is a qualified lawyer in England and Wales and Singapore.
Mr. Daniel XuYongji
Daniel is a Partner in the dispute resolution group of KWM’s Dubai office. He is a Singapore qualified lawyer and holds full rights of audience at the DIFC courts.
Daniel focuses on international arbitration and cross border dispute resolution such as construction, engineering and infrastructure related disputes. He also has extensive experience advising international contractors and developers on issues regarding project risk management and dispute avoidance.
He has significant experience representing governments, state owned entities, Fortune 500 companies and major corporations across the Asia Pacific and Middle East in connection with a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters.
In addition, Daniel is listed as an accredited arbitrator on the panel of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) and DIFC-LCIA.
Having lived in the Middle East since 2010, Daniel is familiar with the culture and market conditions unique to this part of the world. He is recognized in various publications as a leading lawyer in trends and matters relating to construction disputes.
Mr. Daryl Kong
I was called to the High Court of Malaya on November 2016 and immediately I was exposed to Arbitration works. Since then I developed an early interest in Arbitration which led me to enrol in the Diploma in International Arbitration and completed in 2019.
Mr. De Zhen Shim
De Zhen works with businesses on corporate matters, trade, investments and employment. He found his firm in 2018 after having practised in a multinational law firm and subsequently a medium sized law firm.
Mr. Edwin Lee
Edwin Lee is one of the founding partners of Eldan Law LLP. Practising for more than 25 years, Edwin has argued both major courtroom disputes and arbitrations, whilst advising government authorities, developers, contractors, and consultants on all aspects of construction law. He is accredited by the Singapore Academy of Law as a Senior Specialist in Construction Law. He is also cited as a leading Singapore construction law practitioner in Euromoney’s Guide to the World's Leading Construction Lawyers (2017). The Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2017 has cited him as “an authority on domestic construction adjudications”.
Edwin sits on the SMC Construction Adjudicator Accreditation Committee, which oversees the selection and assessment of adjudicators. He has conducted hundreds of adjudication cases, variously as counsel, adjudicator and review adjudicator. Edwin is also an accredited adjudicator in Malaysia.
Apart from his active legal practice, Edwin is also an Adjunct Associate Professor with the National University of Singapore, Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Singapore University of Technology and Design, and a trainer for the Building & Construction Authority on Construction Law.
Edwin is a general editor of the annual Singapore Construction Adjudication Review, and the author of Building Contract Law in Singapore, 2016 (3rd Edition). He is also the construction law subject editor of the Singapore Academy of Law legal journal, the SAL Practitioner.
Mr. Edward Lee SM
Edward is qualified in Quantity Surveying and Law. A Panel Arbitrator of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), he is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK, the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution and a Member of the Malaysian Society of Adjudicators. He is certified to act as Adjudicator for statutory adjudication under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act (CIPAA) in Malaysia. Edward is also a speaker and trainer for in-house training programmes, conducting courses for in-house certification in relation to CIPAA and other related construction contract topics.
Ms. Elaine Yap
Elaine Yap has been in active legal practice in Malaysia since 1999 as a litigator, arbitration counsel and arbitrator. She is experienced in handling civil, commercial and administrative disputes in various state Courts and tribunals in Malaysia as well as in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations on a variety of subjects. As focus areas, she has specific subject matter interest and expertise in arbitration law and practice, corporate disputes and insolvency.
Elaine worked in 2 large Kuala Lumpur law firms before setting out to establish Elaine Yap Law Office (EYLO) in 2017. EYLO is based in Kuala Lumpur and specialises in assisting local and foreign companies and individuals to manage, mitigate and resolve complex disputes with a solutions-oriented approach. As a niche practice, EYLO frequently collaborates with other law firms to provide counsel and legal consultancy services on an ad hoc basis.
Elaine is currently a Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR) as well as a member of the Malaysian Bar. She is also a panel arbitrator of arbitration institutions like the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and has arbitrated and published awards in a variety of commercial disputes in Malaysia.
Mrs. Elodie Dulac
Elodie Dulac is a partner in King & Spalding’s Singapore office and a member of the firm’s International Arbitration group. Ms. Dulac has represented clients in commercial and investment arbitrations around the world, with a particular focus on Asia, where she has been based for 13 years. She has worked on international arbitrations under the rules of the AIAC, ICC, ICSID, SCC, SIAC, and UNCITRAL. She has particular expertise of joint venture and shareholders disputes, energy disputes and investor-State disputes. In addition to her work as counsel, Ms. Dulac has been appointed as arbitrator in ICC, SIAC, AIAC, KIAC and ad hoc arbitrations. She is a member of the SIAC, AIAC and KIAC's Panel of Arbitrators as well as of the HKIAC's List of Arbitrators. She is listed in Who's Who Legal - Future Leaders 2019 (Top 10 Asia-Pacific wide) and has been recognised in Chambers Asia Pacific. Ms. Dulac holds a DEA (post-graduate degree in law) from the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and an LL.M from the University of London, King’s College. She is admitted to practice in England & Wales (Solicitor-Advocate) and Paris, France. She is also a Registered Foreign Lawyer at the Singapore International Commercial Court.
Dr. Eva Langerbeck
Eva Langerbeck is the Head of Corporate Services at the Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Kuala Lumpur and advises clients on foreign direct investments, company formations, licensing requirements, public grants and customs procedures in Malaysia. She holds a DPhil in Islamic Studies and wrote her thesis on Islamic law and state control in Malaysia.
Justice (Retd) Goh Joon Seng
Mr. Garth Rodney McComb
Garth is a chartered quantity surveyor with over 25 years of post-graduate experience, predominantly in Asia, in the cost and contract management of numerous construction projects.
Having obtained RICS membership in the UK, Garth spent 8 years with an established firm of quantity surveyors in Singapore during which time he was predominantly involved in preparing pre-contract estimates, tender documentation and final accounts on a variety of projects ranging from new build condominiums to hotel refurbishments and a sewage treatment plant.
His more recent assignments include providing Contract management service and claim support to the main contractor on a large underground railway project in Singapore over a period of almost six years. Garth gave factual evidence in a number of hearings in matters at arbitration on this project.
Garth has experience of preparing and presenting expert witness statements on both quantum and delay issues at hearings in matters under Adjudication, Arbitration and Litigation (various High Courts in Malaysia).
Garth has completed the AIAC adjudication training programme examinations and is eligible for appointments as an adjudicator by AIAC and is an RICS Accredited Mediator.
Ms. Guat Hong Teh
Guat Hong was admitted to practice in Malaysia in 2006. She holds a first-class honours degree in law from the University of London and a Master in Law from the University of Cambridge. She was also the recipient of the Tun Hamid Omar Foundation prize for graduating top of her class in the Certificate of Legal Practice examinations. In addition to qualifications in law, she holds a postgraduate degree in biosafety in plant biotechnology from the University of Ghent.
Guat Hong first trained and qualified in an international law firm, specialising in the practice areas of dispute resolution and intellectual property. She then went on to be part of the intellectual property team of the world’s largest publicly-funded agricultural research organisation.
At Lo Chambers, her main practice areas are engineering and construction law, corporate and commercial law, and intellectual property law. She is a trusted advisor for a variety of clients from the public and private sectors - multi-nationals, public-listed companies, international organisations, SMEs and individuals.
Mr. Harcharan Singh Ujagar Singh
Harcharan is a student of science, turned lawyer, turned law teacher. His first degree was in Chemistry from the University of Malaya in 1977. He completed his LL.B. (Hons)(London) through self-study in 1980, Bar-at-Law at the Lincoln’s Inn in 1981, and was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1982. He was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1993. He was in active practice (primarily, civil litigation) for almost 29 years, before joining Taylor’s Law School in 2012 as Senior Lecturer after completing his LL.M. (Merit) (London) in Equity & Trusts in 2011. He teaches Contract Law and Equity & Trusts, mainly, and Evidence and ADR, occasionally. He also served as Associate Dean (Enterprise & Industry) of the Taylor's Law School from 2013 – 2017. He is currently the Moot Master at Taylor's Law School.
Miss Heu Fun Wong
Janice is a partner of Messrs Leong & Wong. She was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court in Malaya in 2008. She was subsequently admitted as an Advocate of the High Court in Sabah and Sarawak in Sabah in 2014. Prior to returning to Sabah, Janice has worked with 3 distinguished legal firms in Kuala Lumpur. Janice has been empanelled as an Adjudicator with the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (now known as Asian International Arbitration Centre). She is also recognised as an advocacy trainer by the Bar Council Malaysia and the Borneo Advocacy Training Centre. Janice is presently the Chair of the Labour Law Subcommittee of the Sabah Law Society. Janice’s core areas of practice are civil litigation, employment and industrial relations, adjudication and arbitration.
Prof Dr. Ida Madieha Abdul Ghani Azmi
Prof. Dr. Ida Madieha obtained her LLB from IIUM, LLM from University of Cambridge and Ph.D from University of London (1995). She published extensively on Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw. She is currently the Dean of Centre of Postgraduate Studies, IIUM and Professor at the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws. She is as a member of the Board of the Malaysian Intellectual Property Office (MyIPO) (2018-2010)(2004-2008) and the former Deputy Director of the Malaysian Copyright Tribunal (2014-2016). She is the lead consultant for the Drafting of National Guidelines on Intellectual Property and Competition for the Malaysian Competition Commission (myCC) (2017-2018), WIPO Consultant for the Drafting of IP Modules for MyIPO Malaysia (2017), the Drafting of IP Policy for Kathmandu University (2016) , the Drafting of IP Curriculum and Syllabus in Bangladesh (2014). She serves as a Domain Name Panelist with the Kuala Lumpur Arbitration Centre (boss.com.my (2004); paypal.com.my (2011) and Asian International Arbitration Centre (decided the airbnb.my, May 2018). She was the resource person for the WTO Regional Trade Policy Program for Asia Pacific (2008-2011) and WTO WIPO Colloquium for IP Teachers and Researchers in Asia, Feb 20-22, 2018 at Singapore. She acts as the External Reviewer for the Multimedia University Law Faculty (2017-2018) and Guest Editor, Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, JJSH (Special Issue) Vol 25, 2017 and JJSH (S) -0102-2015.
Mr. INDRAN SHANMUGANATHAN
Indran is a Partner in the Intellectual Property & Technology Department at Messrs. Shearn Delamore & Co. His practice spans over two decades which largely involves various spectrums of seasoned IP litigation including Patent, Trademark, Copyright, Domain Names disputes and Industrial Design cases where some of his litigated cases have provided reference or precedent value. He has also advised major industry players on IP strategies and litigated on IP issues with clients from diverse industries. Indran regularly appears as lead counsel in complex and novel cases or appeals which encompass cutting edge IP issues in Malaysia’s apex court. Indran was the lead counsel in a historic landmark case which successfully resulted in the rare occurrence of the apex court overturning one of its previous decisions. Given that this feat has been achieved only a few times in Malaysia’s history since 1967, he stands as the first lead counsel who is an IP practitioner in Malaysia to achieve this credential. He was also accorded with the accolade of the Asialaw Regional Award 2019 for Outstanding Practitioner in Malaysia and has earned worthy recognition in several leading global publications. His non contentious portfolio often sees him sought out for due diligence exercises, implementation of IP protection strategies, advisory, drafting and regulatory processes relating to various IP and IT Agreements to provide tailor made niche advisory services to clients.
Dr. Irwin Ui Joo Ooi
Associate Professor Dr Irwin Ooi is currently the Head of the Centre for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution, at the Faculty of Law, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam. Before returning to Malaysia in 2001, he was at the Department of Maritime Studies and International Transport, at the University of Wales, Cardiff, for almost a decade. Dr Ooi is the author of multiple volumes of Halsbury’s Laws of Malaysia on various aspects of Maritime, Shipping and Transport Law. These references are regularly quoted by the Malaysian judiciary in their judgments. He has also been consulted by various ministries, national councils, taskforces and multinationals on maritime, shipping, transport, trade and competition law issues. In addition to his involvement on the editorial board of several international law, and maritime business journals, Dr Ooi finds the time to contribute as head coach of UiTM’s moot team. He is also well known in regional circles as a contributer to several ASEAN and UN Working Groups on Transport / Logistics. Dr Ooi holds fellowships at the Maritime Law Centre (National University of Singapore) and the Malaysia Institute of Transport (MITRANS). Dr Ooi is a logistics professional, ie a Chartered Member (MCILT), at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Malaysia (CILTM). He is an active participant of GS1 Malaysia’s Supply Chain Excellence Working Group (SCEWG), a well known industry forum for the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM).
Mr. Jack Yow
Jack heads the Litigation practice at Rahmat Lim & Partners. His areas of practice include corporate & commercial, banking and insolvency litigation and industrial relations and employment. Jack is consistently recognised by legal publications such as Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Asialaw.
Jack obtained the University prize in 1997 for distinguished performance in the LL.B. examination from the Board of Examiners of the University of London’s External Programme. He pursued his postgraduate degree at the University of Malaya and obtained his LL.M. (Hons) Malaya degree in October 2001.
He is on the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) panel of adjudicators and is a member of the Bar Council Disciplinary Committee, Corporate & Commercial Law Committee and the Industrial & Employment Law Committee.
Mr. Jimmy Liew
Jimmy is a Partner at Shearn Delamore & Co who primarily practices in Dispute Resolution, Private Wealth & Family Business as well as Arbitration and Mediation. Jimmy acted in a wide range of corporate and commercial disputes, both in Court and in arbitration. He has also acted in disputes involving fraud and forgery, probate and administration, landlords and tenants, and is experienced with liquidation and insolvency matters. He graduated with a LL.B (Hons) from the University of London and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 2001. His other professional memberships include the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators where he is a Fellow. In 2012, the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific named him a “recommended lawyer” in Dispute Resolution.
Mr. Jimmy Yim
Jimmy Yim is Chairman of Drew & Napier LLC and the Managing Director of Singapore’s most celebrated Dispute Resolution practice. Mr Yim also heads the firm’s Construction and Engineering practice group.
Mr Yim graduated with top honours from the National University of Singapore in 1982, interned at Baker & McKenzie in London and Hong Kong and made associate at another leading practice from 1983 to 1985. From 1985 to 1988, he was appointed Regional Director, The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers. Mr Yim returned to private practice at Drew & Napier in 1989, made partner in 1991 and was conferred Senior Counsel in 1998.
Mr Yim has built up over three decades of experience in civil and commercial law and international arbitration. His experience in trials and international arbitration ranges from energy projects, building and construction, to companies and joint-ventures. As a leading dispute practitioner, he is recommended by name in leading legal publications such as Chambers & Partners, Asia Pacific Legal 500, and Asialaw Profiles.
Sr. June Khai Ho
Sr Ho June Khai holds qualifications in Law, Quantity Surveying and Project Management. He is a qualified multi-disciplinary construction professional and building practitioner with more than 30 years of experience in project management and construction, pre and post contract administration and management, contractual claims and dispute resolution advisory and management.
He is a panel member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors APC Final Assessment Interview in Malaysia. He is also active in various professional institutions and has served as a Council Member in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Malaysia) and the Chartered Institute of Building (Malaysia).
Sr Ho June Khai is empanelled with the Asian International Arbitration Centre as an Arbitrator, Mediator and Adjudicator. He has been appointed as an ad-hoc Arbitrator and as an Adjudicator for several disputes under the CIPA Act 2012.
Dr. Jamal Chaykhouni
CEO/Owner of Almarsat Project Development (APD) & Canada Quality Expert (CQE) since 2005. Dr. Jamal has over 34 years of success as a Civil Engineer in Transport, Sea Ports, Airports & Energy on world landmark projects with international proficiency in Construction Management Quantum Claim Preparation &Time Delay Dispute Analysis, Feasibility Studies and ADR (Expert Determination, Adjudication, Mediation & International Arbitration). He also offfers consultancy services to International Development Banks in CIS, Asian-Africa & Latin American Countries.
Dr. Jamal’s academic acredited achievements include Engineering (Civil-Transport-Energy-Mining) & Economic Development where he holds a bachelor’s degree of Science in Civil Engineering (Air-Sea & Transportation Engineering), NEC, N.H – USA (1985). Moreover, he holds a Master in Business Administration MBA with Distinction (Dean List), City University - USA, (1998-2001), Master Information Systems MIS on Dean List, City University Washington – USA (2000), Micro-Master Energy Principles & Renewable Energy from University of Queensland -Australia (2019), M.I.T MOOC “The Role of Impact Assessments in Real Estate Development”- MIT University -USA (2019), Natural Resources for Sustainable Development (Oil Gas & Mining) SDG AcademyX–(U. Columbia & Oxford), Certified Project management Development by International Development Bank (in Latin America) 2019 and Coastal Engineering Tsunamis-Storm by Waseda Univ 早稲田大学 Civil & Environmental Eng Dept. Tokyo- Japan 2019.
Mr. John Leong
John is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Chartered Civil Engineering Surveyor and Chartered Building Engineer with more than a decade of experience in Building Construction, Civil Engineering Construction, Oil & Gas Construction and Building Refurbishment Works.
He has held various key positions in consultancies and construction firms. He serves as a Quantum Expert as well as an advocate in Construction Adjudication & International Arbitration. His experience in commercial disputes enables him to advice clients on commercial risks and dispute avoidance effectively. He also provides project advisory throughout the project life cycle ranging from front-end structuring and procurement to back-end work, including project insurance coverage and contractors’ performance bond/retention bond/advance payment bond matters.
John is committed to provide value added service to clients’ operations and is able to identify areas that best benefit from practices in the industry, such as developing in-house standard contracts and operational guides. His specialist knowledge of Construction Contracts Management & Alternate Dispute Resolution puts him in a unique position in any construction cases.
John has been admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and currently serves as a panel arbitrator in the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) and the Business Arbitration Scheme Panel with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).
Ms. Karen Gek Suan Ng
Karen Ng Gek Suan was called to the English Bar (Lincoln’s Inn) and admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. She is a Partner in Azman, Davidson & Co's Building, Construction & Dispute Resolution Practice Group.
Prior to joining Azman, Davidson & Co in 2012, she practised as a Foreign Lawyer in Singapore.
Karen regularly advises and represents clients in contentious and non-contentious building and construction matters at both domestic and international settings. This includes arbitration, adjudication, litigation and appearances in all levels of the courts. Karen is an accredited Adjudicator. She is the Past Deputy President of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIARB).
Karen Mills is recognized as one of the leading arbitrators in Asia according to every publication and survey published. She sits as arbitrator in Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the US and is also on the panel of arbitrators of institutions in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Korea, New Zealand, ICDR in the US, and several online Domain Name Dispute Panels, and teaches all level of courses for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and other institutions.
Ms. Mills sits as arbitrator in cases involving oil, gas, mining, power, insurance, finance, tax, commercial real estate, and various matters of general investment and trade. She has also often successfully served as lead counsel for the Indonesian Government in investor-state disputes, and represents a number of state-owned and multinational and local companies in arbitration as well as in structuring transactions in all sectors.
Ms. Mills sits on management board of a number of professional organisations, including not only CIArb Indonesia but also ArbitralWomen the IBA Task Force on Investor-State Mediation and the Journal of World Energy and Law and Business.
Ms. Mills’s substantive fields of specialization include investor-state disputes, financing and restructuring, oil, gas, mining and energy matters, hotel and leisure management, insurance, maritime law, information technology and general cross-border investment and transactions. She has published over 150 papers in international professional books and journals.
Mr. Kamesam Shankar
Mr. Kenny Chan Yew Hoong
Kenny is a partner in Messrs Azman Davidson & Co. Kenny’s focus is building and construction law litigation, adjudication and arbitration. He has acted for and advised various parties including employers, contractors, sub-contractors and consulting engineers in various construction projects and dispute resolution proceedings. He is also an adjudicator empanelled with the AIAC. He regularly contributes commentaries to the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Construction Law Report since 2015.
Dr. Khaled Hamid Chowdhury
Khaled is an Accredited Mediator of CEDR & ADR-ODR Int'l, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, FCIArb and a Barrister of Lincoln's Inn. He is also an empanelled Mediator and Arbitrator at Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC). Khaled is also a Fellow of AIAC, Malaysia, and an Advocate of the Appellate Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh with 24 years standing. He is a specialist International Sports Lawyer and has more than 10 years of work experience as an adjudicator in the construction industry of Bangladesh. Khaled also excels in Academia, heading LCLS(SOUTH), Dhaka and is also a part of the Global Faculty at ADR ODR International. He has been conferred an Honourary Doctor of Laws from the University of West of England, UK for his contribution in the legal education in Bangladesh in 2019.
Mr. Kevin Joshua
Dato’ Joshua Kevin is the Managing Partner of Messrs Kevin & Co. with over 17 years of expertise in two worlds : the academic and the professional industry. He was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 2001, he is a general litigator with vast experience in various areas of the law.
His areas of practice include administrative law, banking, breach of fiduciary duties, corporate / shareholder disputes, criminal and civil litigation, construction and contract disputes, defamation, insolvency, infringement of intellectual properties rights and land disputes. Dato’ Kevin also represents and advises public listed companies and directors in connection with regulatory, compliance and complex and high-value commercial disputes.
He appears regularly in the High Court of Malaya, Court of Appeal and Federal Court of Malaysia as well as in arbitration and tribunal proceedings, both on behalf of the firm and as senior counsel representing other firms of solicitors. He has been involved in a number of landmark cases which has shaped public discourse which can be seen in the newspaper.
Mr. Kevin Prakash
Kevin is a partner at Messrs Mohanadass Partnership and has an active practice in dispute resolution in particular, commercial and construction related arbitration and litigation. He is a past President of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators.
Ir. Kok Keng Ang
Ir. Ang Kok Keng is a Director and Founder of Synergy Building Solutions Sdn Bhd and a Malaysian-qualified Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers since 2005. He has a degree in Civil Engineering, Master’s degree in Engineering Management and Diploma in International Arbitration with 20 years’ of experience in the Malaysia Construction Industry ranging from Design Engineer to Senior Project Manager and Contract Administrator. He specializes in Project Management, Construction Management and Contractual Management with Taylor’s Lakeside University, Taylor’s International School Kuala Lumpur, SMART Tunnel and Sg Buloh Hospital being some of his landmark projects’ involvement. In alternative disputes resolution, Ir. Ang Kok Keng sits on the panel of Adjudicator of the Asian International Arbitration Centre and regularly acts as counsel for developers, main contractors, subcontractors and consulting engineers in adjudication proceedings under CIPA Act 2012. He also advises on arbitrations held under PAM, IEM and AIAC rules. He is currently a director of the Malaysian Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom and member of IEM, CIARB, MIARB, MSADJ and SCL.
Mr. Kheng Hoe Chan
Kheng Hoe is an arbitrator, adjudicator, mediator and counsel focused on construction disputes.
Miss Leng Wie Mun
Wie Mun is called to the Bar since 2010 and she actively involves in litigation and corporate laws. Her areas of practice is civil and criminal litigation and corporate law.
For civil litigation, she handles corporate and commercial litigation including but not limited to debt recovery, construction dispute, probate and trust law. She has vast experience in dealing with family law and child custody issue. She handled criminal offences such as criminal breach of trust, drug-related cases and murder offence which were featured in the newspapers.
She is also the advisor to corporates wherein she assists corporate clients I the merger and acquisition practices. She advises clients in drafting joint venture agreement, share acquisition agreement. She also assists foreign clients to conduct cross-border due diligence exercise. Wie Mun is the part-time lecturer for Kemayan ATC wherein she lectures in Winding up and bankruptcy laws.
She is also appointed to be the trainer and speaker for Southwest University of Political Science & Law, Chong Qing China. She also received invitation to give talks on Malaysia civil procedure in Guang Xi University.
Wie Mun is the Treasurer of China-Asean Legal Corporation Centre and the member of Inns of Court Malaysia.
She recently obtained diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from Chartered Institute of Arbitrator (CIArB) and have completed her study for Master of Laws (LL.M).
Ir. Leon Weng Seng
Ir. Leon graduated with BSc in Civil Engineering in 1980 & went on to obtain an honours degree in law with the University of London & a postgraduate Diploma in Arbitration. He is a corporate member of IEM, a professional engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia & an Advocate & Solicitor (non-practising) of the High Court of Malaya.
Ir. Leon has been involved in the construction industry as the principal of a civil & structural engineering consultancy dealing with a whole range of civil infrastructural works & structural works. He has 35 years of experience in the administration of construction contracts, mediation, arbitration & adjudication matters. He is also into forensic engineering & investigation of collapsed structures & slopes & assessment of fIr.e damaged structures. He appears as expert witness before the courts & the arbitration tribunal. Ir. Leon is also a CIDB accredited mediator, an accredited adjudicator on AIAC adjudicator panel, Fellow & a Chartered Arbitrator of The CIArb (London). He is a committee member of the Dispute Resolution Board of the IEM & past ChaIr.man (2008 – 2010) of the CIArb (Malaysia). He regularly lectures on arbitration for the universities & speaks on arbitration & adjudication for IEM. Ir. Leon has extensive experience in numerous training, lectures & seminars for many construction professionals in Malaysia & overseas on construction contractual issues. He is sitting as arbitrator, adjudicator & mediator in many on-going disputes.
Ms. Lilien Wong
Lilien is a Partner in Shearn Delamore & Co, one of the largest law firms in Malaysia. She was called to the Malaysian Bar in 2011 and since then she has acted for clients from various industries in Court matters as well as domestic and international arbitration. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), Asian Institute of Alternate Dispute Resolution (AIADR) and the Committee Member of the Young Practitioners Group (YPG) - Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC). Academically, Lilien possesses a 1st Class LL.B degree from Multimedia University, Malaysia and a LL.M degree in International Commercial Law with Distinction from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.
Mr. Lim Tse Wei
Tse Wei specialises in complex cross-border commercial disputes.
He has acted and advised on arbitrations held under various institutional rules (including ICC, AIAC, UNCITRAL, and SIAC) seated in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He possesses working experience with international commercial disputes governed by the laws of the UAE, Indonesia, France, Algeria, and Malaysia. His experience also includes managing and coordinating proceedings in multiple jurisdictions.
Tse Wei also has experience with litigation before Malaysian courts on disputes across a broad range of industries, including complex contractual and shareholder disputes, and has acted as sole counsel in arbitration-related applications and contentious insolvency proceedings.
Mr. Lim Tuck Sun
Lim Tuck Sun’s primary focus is in the area of commercial and corporate litigation and arbitration. He advises clients on shareholders’ disputes and company law related issues, including cross-border disputes. He also advises on competition law, defamation law, IT-related contracts, and telecommunications matters, and handles related litigation. Tuck Sun is also empanelled as an arbitrator with the SIAC and the AIAC.
Mrs. Louise Jacqueline Azmi
Barrister with 10 years’ experience at the bar in England, recently called to the Bar in Malaysia. As well as counsel work sits as Arbitrator, Adjudicator and Mediator.
Mr. Lucas Fulanete Gonçalves Bento
Lawyer, PhD in Corporate, Commercial and Capital Market Law from the University of Hamburg, Graduated in Law from the Ribeirão Preto Law School FDRP-USP with a sandwich period as Visiting Scholar in Law & Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign UIUC e IV SILE on Economic Analysis of Corporate Law and Commercial Contracts at the Coase-Sandor Institute of the University of Chicago. Over 6 years of experience representing national international clients in dispute resolution procedures in Brazil and abroad, mostly focused in corporate, financial and capital market disputes.
Dato’ M David Morais
Mr. Magnum Yu-Wai Ng
Practising solicitors of the High Court of Hong Kong for more than 17 years with the focus on commercial dispute resolutions practice; Senior Lecturer in Law, the Department of Law and Business, Hong Kong Shue Yan University; Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (FHKIArb); Fellow of Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (FAIADR); Panel Arbitrator of AIAC.
Ms. Marian Lee
Marian Lee has a Bachelor of Laws from University of Wales Cardiff and a Master of Laws from University of Wales Swansea. She was enrolled as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2002.
Marian spent her initial years of legal practice as a litigation lawyer in civil and commercial litigation particularly pertaining to general debt and loan recovery, foreclosure matters and bankruptcy and winding-up proceedings.
Currently, Marian practises law at Messrs. Marian Lee & Co which handles legal matters in the conveyance of real properties and those pertains to financing and credit facilities agreements, leases and tenancies agreements, trust deeds, power of attorney and will and estate planning.
Marian is also currently undertaking a PhD at Malaya University on Enforcement of Arbitral Awards for International Commercial Arbitration.
Miss Mariam Sherwani
Miss Sherwani is serving as Lecturer Law at the Department of Law Federal Urdu University of Arts Science and Technology Islamabad. She holds LL.B Hons Shariah and Law, LL.M Human Rights Law and pursuing her PhD Law from International Islamic University Islamabad. She has been Erasmus Mundus Exchange Scholar in 2011 at the University of Deusto, Bilbao (Spain). Moreover she is interested in legal research and has presented number of research papers in national and international conferences on the issues of International law, human rights law and humanitarian law. She has also represented Pakistan in Model OIC simulation that took place in July, 2019 in Doha (Qatar). She has also coached the team that participated in 11th and 12th ICRC Henry Dunant Moot Court Competition (Pakistan National Rounds) and Nuremberg Moot Court Competition 2019 i the written phase.
Dr. Mehrdad Mohammadi
Experience in international legal matters. Having worked as arbitrator in sports law cases. Having worked as lawyer in sports law and commercial cases.
Mr. Michael C Heihre
Michael has extensive experience as a trial lawyer, arbitrator, adjudicator, and mediator in the resolution of complex business, commercial, construction, contract, financial, insurance, intellectual property, legal malpractice, product liability, real estate, and trade practices disputes.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Malaysia Branch), the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, and the Malaysian Society of Adjudicators. He has a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration issued by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and successfully completed the Certificate Programme in Sports Arbitration (AIAC 2018). He is a member of the panel of arbitrators, the panel of mediators, and the panel of adjudicators of the Asian International Arbitration Centre, and a panel member of the American Arbitration Association, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, and Dispute Prevention & Resolution, Inc. (Honolulu, Hawai‘i).
He has been recognized as a Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation; ranked in Chambers USA™ Litigation (Band 1); listed in Best Lawyers in America® in the following categories: Arbitration, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Litigation - Construction, Litigation-Real Estate; Benchmark Litigation, Litigation Star; and Martindale-Hubbell Judicial Edition AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated, 2019.
Mr. Michael Peer
Michael is a Partner in PwC's Forensic team based in Singapore with responsibility for Forensic services in Singapore and Dispute Advisory Services across South East Asia. He acts as an expert, and arbitrator, on a range of matters including accounting and quantum issues in a wide range of industries with over 20 years’ experience and in excess of 100 dispute related assignments. He is first and foremost an accountant, having qualified as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA) in Canada, a valuer, qualified as a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and an arbitrator, being a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Michael specialises in cross border disputes involving arbitration and has acted as an expert in proceedings brought under ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, NIA, SCC, PCA, ICSID and VIAC rules as well as disputes in the English High Court, the US Courts and in various other jurisdictions across the Caribbean and Central Europe.
Michael has been involved in disputes arising from breaches of contract, share purchase agreements and claims arising out of investment treaties in mining, oil & gas, power generation, transport, construction, financial services, telecoms and manufacturing.
Mr. Mohamed Shahdy Anwar
Shahdy Anwar is a Senior Partner at Suood & Anwar LLP and a top ranked commercial lawyer in The Maldives cited by Chambers Global, IFRS and Asia Law Profiles. He is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Chairman of The Maldives International Arbitration Centre.
Brigadier General (Retired) Dato' Mohd Shahrom Mohamad
Mukeshkumar Bansilal Thakkar
I did Civil Engineering in the year 1983. I designed and executed many residential buildings from single story to multi storeys with in the State of Gujarat. I did Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) in the year 2007 with first class and commenced practice of Law pursuant to becoming member Bar Council of Gujarat. I had several occasions of disputes resolutions happened during my engineering carrier with regards to the breach of contracts during and after execution of work. I have appeared as a Counsel of the party in many arbitration matters since passing of LL. B. Recently in the January, 2019, I have completed the two proceedings as an arbitrator wherein the disputes were to the tune of more than ten Indian Rs. 100,00,000/- I was invited as outside examiner for taking viva of the students of Master in Engineering particularly in the subject of Engineering Contact Managements and arbitration. (Through Gujarat Technological University).
I am also acting as a consultant to the contractors for preparation of various claims arising out of branch of conditions of contract by the employers.
Presently, I have several briefs of the contractors working with Vadodara Municipal Corporation, Western Railways, Gujarat Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Dahod Nagarpalika and other private parties as a Counsel of the Claimants. As a Counsel of the Claimant I did the preparation of Claims, pleading and submitting before the Arbitral Tribunals and arguing the same. Attended number of seminars.
Mr. Mohammad Ismail Shahid
Mr. Ismail Shahid is a Partner of Global Affairs at Lex Ferghana. He holds LLM and LLB (Hons.) degrees from International Islamic University, Islamabad. His areas of expertise are Corporate, Banking, Financial Institution, Insurance, Employment and Aviation. He advises different multinational companies in Afghanistan.
Mr. Ismail is a licensed advocate with the Afghanistan Independent Bar Association besides holding membership of the International Bar Association in London. He is a lecturer at the Faculty of Law in Salam University Kabul where he has been teaching different law subjects since 2014.
Mr. Ismail has participated in many international legal conferences on Commercial and Corporate Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Commercial Arbitration in Turkey, UAE, Georgia, Russia, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Bahrain, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Cyprus. Mr. Ismail is a member of the ADR Commission of ICC-Afghanistan, and an Arbitrator in the Afghanistan Center for Commercial Dispute Resolution. Furthermore, Mr. Ismail is a member of Charter Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb).
Mr. Ismail is arbitrating the national Vis Moot in Afghanistan and was previously an arbitrator in the Bahrain Pre-Moot and East Moot Hong Kong as well as the national moot in Sri Lanka.
Mr. Nadesh Ganabaskaran
Nadesh read law at the University of West of England and was admitted as a Barrister-at-Law of Middle Temple, UK. Nadesh returned to Malaysia and began his legal career in 2009 in the Building and Construction Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Arbitration department of one of the country’s most prominent law firms.
Prior to being admitted as a Partner in Malek Paulian & Gan, Nadesh completed his MSc in Construction Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution at King’s College London. Nadesh’s MSc thesis is titled ‘The Construction Industry Payment & Adjudication Act 2012: Model Security of Payment Legislation?’, reported in The Current Law Journal and The Construction Law Review 2016.
Nadesh is a Certified Adjudicator pursuant to the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 (‘CIPAA’), registered with The Asian International Arbitration Centre (‘AIAC’).
Apart from sitting as an Adjudicator or Counsel in Arbitration proceedings, Nadesh is also regularly appointed to represent unpaid contractors and/or other construction professionals in pursuing construction claims etc, pursuant to the CIPAA adjudication regime. Nadesh also appears as Counsel representing parties at the High Court of Malaya in enforcing or setting aside the adjudication decision.
Mr. Nahendran Navaratnam
Nahendran Navaratnam is Head of Chambers at Navaratnam Chambers. He is a graduate of Monash University, Australia and holds a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws. Nahendran was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1988 and has vast experience handling trial and appellate work in corporate, commercial and administrative law disputes for both private and public listed companies, major financial institutions and multinational corporations. He also acts in professional liability, tax, construction and commercial arbitration disputes.
He also handles libel work, having acted in several high profile libel suits including several both for and against leading local and international publications. He is especially familiar with capital markets and securities industry regulatory and enforcement disputes having acted for and advised industry regulators. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in various commercial and corporate disputes involving issues in the Securities Industry, Insurance, Construction, Energy, Company Law, Professional Liability, Media Law and Defamation, Partnership, Confidential Information, Trusts and Administrative Law. He receives appointments as Arbitrator from the AIAC, ICC and SIAC.
He also sits as Mediator and as an Adjudicator. He has been involved as Counsel in two Royal Commissions of Inquiry.
Nahendran is a Chartered Arbitrator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators.
Mr. Nadzarin Wok Nordin
Miss Nanneri Nanggai
Nanneri Nanggai is an advocate and solicitor admitted to the High Court of Malaya. She is currently in her 2nd year of legal practice.
Ms. Nanthini Vijayakumar
After graduating from the Singapore Management University in 2015, Nanthini trained under Mr Thio Shen Yi, SC at TSMP Law Corporation. She was called to the Singapore Bar in 2016 and currently practises in the firm’s Dispute Resolution Department.
Nanthini’s practice involves both litigation and arbitration, and encompasses a wide range of commercial, corporate and banking disputes.
During her time as an undergraduate at the Singapore Management University, Nanthini represented the University in several mooting competitions including the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, where her team won the 2015 Singapore National Rounds and the Best Memorial Prize. Nanthini was also part of the winning teams at the LawAsia International Moot Competition in 2013 (where she was named Best Oralist) and the 2015 World Trade Organisation Free Trade Agreement Moot Court Competition. Nanthini was also principal coach for the Singapore Management University LawAsia Moot 2016 and 2017 teams. Both teams emerged champions.
Ir. Ngie Dee Gong
Ir N D Gong (FIEM; FCIArb; MScEng; LLM) has practised as consulting C&S engineer and as specialist jacked-in piling contractor. He re-trained in law and was called to the Bar in 2006. He is on the arbitrators’ panels of the IEM, AIAC and MIArb, and on the adjudicators’ panel of the AIAC. He currently practises law with a focus on construction law, adjudication and arbitration.
Mr. Nicholas Alexander Brown
Over the last 22 years, Nicholas has served parties seeking the fair and efficient resolution of commercial disputes (as legal adviser, counsel, or arbitrator) in a diversity of infrastructure projects and transactions across numerous countries and sectors, including oil and gas, energy, transportation and mining.
Mr. Nicholas Philip Lazarus
Adjudicator in Singapore and Malaysia and has published 45 reasoned Awards. Awards have been cited in the Singapore Construction Adjudication Review. Has acted as Arbitrator in numerous arbitrations. Lawyer for 21 years and has acted as Counsel for numerous Arbitration and Adjudication matters. Associate Mediator in Singapore Mediation Centre and Senior Mediator of the Law Society.
Mr. Norbert Yapp
I graduated from the University of Buckingham, United Kingdom in February 1985 with a LLB (Hons)(Second Class Upper Division). In 1985 I was awarded the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP). I was called to the Sabah Bar on 17 October 1986 and was a litigation partner in one of the oldest legal firm in Sabah, namely, Messrs Jayasuriya Kah & Co. from 1987 to 2010.
I started my own legal practice under the name and style of Norbert Yapp & Associates in January 2011. My areas of practice includes the followings:- (1)Commercial and Civil litigation (2) Building and Construction disputes (3) Shareholders’ disputes and oppression petition (4) Disputes relating to Joint Venture Agreements, Sale and Purchase of land, sale of goods and contracts generally (5) Administrative and Judicial Review cases (6) Estate matters
I appear regularly in the High Court in Sabah, the Court of Appeal and Federal Court of Malaysia as counsel and has no less than 100 of my cases reported in the Current Law Journal and Malayan Law Journal.
I also act as counsel in arbitration disputes since I was called to the Sabah Bar and both as counsel and adjudicator in adjudication matters.
Sr. Nik Hasbi Fathi
A quantity surveyor of over 20 years, panel arbitrator and adjudicator with AIAC Malaysia.
Dato’ Nitin Nadkarni
Dato’ Nitin Nadkarni heads the Energy, Projects & Infrastructure, and International Arbitration Practice Group at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill having been involved during his 34 years of practice as counsel and arbitrator in over 150 arbitrations, many of which were of industry significance. He primarily practices in international and domestic arbitration, with commercial litigation and other forms of dispute resolution as his residual practice. Nitin has acted in wide-ranging, complex and multi-jurisdictional arbitrations under a variety of governing laws and rules, including those of ICC, SIAC, AIAC and LCIA.
Chambers Asia has since 2013 ranked Nitin as a Band 1 lawyer in construction disputes with a reputation for absolute thoroughness in his work. Similarly, Asialaw 2019 and Legal 500 recognize him as a leading lawyer in the field of Construction and Real Estate, Dispute Resolution, Energy and Natural Resources. As an arbitrator, Legal 500 describes Nitin as “prolific”.
Nitin is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrator (“CIArb”). He is on the panel of arbitrators for AIAC, Bangalore International Mediation, Arbitration & Conciliation Centre and on the reserve panel of arbitrators for the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. He is a member of the AIAC Advisory Council, and the Chairman for Arbitration Committee for the Bar Council of Malaysia.
Mr. Ong Eng Cheng
Mr. Pranjit Kumar Bhattacharya
Pranjit Bhattacharya is an Arbitration Associate at the dispute resolution practice of Agarwal Law Associates, New Delhi - India's premier dispute resolution law firm. He has represented several multi-national corporations in arbitral proceedings under the aegis of the SIAC and ICC. He regularly represents clients before the Hon'ble High Court of Delhi and the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India in enforcement proceedings and challenges to arbitral awards. He is also an alumni of the prestigious International Academy for Arbitration Law, Paris.
Miss Priscilla Shasha Devi Seyapalan
Priscilla Shasha Devi is an academic in the Faculty of Law, Mulitmedia Universtity (MMU), Malaysia. She is also a Ph.D Candidate in University of Malaya, Malaysia. Her dissertation is concentrated on Labour Law. She also has experience as moot coach. She has coached students for the 16th Oxford International Intellectual Law Moot Competition, in which the students emerged 2nd Runner Up for the Best Memorial Category. The team was one of the three teams from Southeast Asia to be invited to compete in the University of Oxford. Not only that, she also coached students for the 2018 Foreign Direct Investment Moot Competiton (Asia Pacific Rounds). The team came in 3rd place and went on the represent Asia Pacific for Global Rounds in Stockholm, Sweden. The team was placed 5th out of 58 teams for the Oral Rounds. In 2016 and 2017, Priscilla coached the students for the International Humanitarian Law Moot Competition. In both years, the team she coached emerged national champions. Other experiences in coaching include The Novice Arbitration Mooting Competiton (NAMCO), Chooi & Co Moot Competition and LawAsia.
Mr. Philippe Rene Girard-Foley
Philippe GIRARD-FOLEY MCIArb, LL.M. University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, LL.D. Sorbonne Law School, dip. IEP “Sciences Po” Paris) has been a member in good standing of the Paris Bar since 1993, practising exclusively in the Asia Pacific Region.
He is a panellist of the Asian International Arbitration Centre in Kuala Lumpur, a member of the Kuala Lumpur branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Registered Foreign Lawyer before the Singapore International Commercial Court and an expert of the EU funded SME IPR Helpdesks for China and South-East Asia. He is also Avocat-Conseil for the Malaysian-French Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Areas of practice: International Corporate, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, investments, strategic alliances, joint-ventures, technology transfers, International Dispute Resolution, Counsel in international arbitration, Counsel before International Commercial Courts in Paris and Singapore
Mr. Pravind Suppiah
Miss Rafaela Moura
Mr. Randolph Boo Teck Khoo
Randolph is the Deputy Managing Director of Drew & Napier LLC's Dispute Resolution Department. He heads the dispute resolution practices of the Greater China, India and International Trade Desk and Private Client Disputes Group. He is keenly involved in arbitration and international disputes. Randolph has been recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019 and Chambers Global 2018 as a leading practitioner for dispute resolution in Singapore and China, in addition to being endorsed by Best Lawyers International 2020 for international arbitration and arbitration & mediation in Singapore. Randolph is also a named Dispute Resolution Star by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2019 for Commercial and Transactions, International Arbitration and Family law. Randolph has been praised by legal publications and clients for being “especially experienced in China-related arbitrations, having advised numerous Chinese clients on high-stakes disputes, and acted as counsel in arbitrations held under CIETAC rules”; and as a “Leader of a ‘very accessible and efficient’ team, who is ’well versed in international arbitration, willing to listen and extremely business-oriented’.” (Chambers and Partners). He is a panel arbitrator with arbitral institutes in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, India and Russia. Randolph joined Drew & Napier in 1990 after graduating with academic prizes and topping the final examination and public international law course at the National University of Singapore.
Mr. Razif Zaki
After 11 years as a Barrister at one of the leading chambers in the North of England, Razif returned to Malaysia in 2015 to join Emrail Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian railway construction and engineering company that has successfully completed more than 1,000km of track works in Malaysia, as well as recent projects in India and Indonesia. He is currently Head of Legal at Emrail, and is responsible for all legal matters, including handling international arbitrations involving the company. Razif is also an AIAC panel adjudicator and has handled numerous adjudication cases. He conducts training and as well as contributing articles, has recently served on the technical committee for the CIDB Construction Law Reports.
Miss Rebecca Pang
Rebecca is an associate in Herbert Smith Freehills 's Dispute Resolution Practice, based in Kuala Lumpur office. She specialises in international arbitration and cross-border dispute resolution and acts in arbitrations under various institutional rules (including HKIAC, SIAC, AIAC) as well as ad hoc arbitrations. She has advised multinational clients on disputes across a range of industry sectors, in particular the construction sector as well as commercial and joint venture disputes.
Rebecca is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Bahasa (Malay & Indonesia). She also speaks basic Korean.
Rebecca serves on the Commercial Arbitration Committee at the Young Practitioner Group of Asian International Arbitration Centre.
Mr. Rengarajoo Balasamy
Dato’ Ricky Tan
Dato’ Ricky Tan is an advocate & solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and was called to the Malaysian Bar since 2001. He has set up his own legal practice Ricky Tan & Co since 2006. He is a law graduate of the University of Staffordshire, United Kingdom where he has obtained both his degree in honours and Master in International Business Law.
Dato’ Ricky is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators United Kingdom and serves as the Honorary Treasurer for the Malaysia Branch. He is a panel adjudicator and arbitrator at the AIAC. Ricky is listed in a few arbitral commissions in China and is actively involved in cross border advisory for belt and road. He also serves as adjunct professor at Hainan University and associate professor at SWUPL.
Mr. Robert Mark Entwistle
Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Chartered Builder, Chartered Arbitrator, Barrister
Mark is a qualified construction and engineering professional, lawyer, arbitrator, adjudicator, dispute board practitioner and mediator. He has received frequent international appointments as arbitrator, adjudicator and dispute board member and chair, since 1987, and had delivered over 350 awards and decisions (in arbitration, adjudication and dispute boards), in respect of projects and disputes ranging in value from a few thousand to multi-millions of pounds/dollars/euros, including concurrent arbitrations involving multiple parties.
His practice has involved him with clients and projects around the world including Lebanon, Kuwait, Qatar, Palestine, Tanzania, Japan, Ethiopia, France, Romania, Gibraltar, Italy, Cyprus, Ireland, Oman, USA, St Lucia, Mustique, Grand Cayman, St Kitts and Ghana upon projects across a wide spectrum of contracts for engineering, construction, and professional services. In addition, he has spoken at conferences in UK, Malaysia, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Italy, Dubai, France, Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Bulgaria, Turkey, Spain and Chile.
Ms. Rhea Joy Sevak
I am currently pursuing my Masters of Law from the National University of Singapore in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution. I have completed my Bachelor's Degree of Law (First Class with Distinction) (I.P.R. Hons.) from the Institute of Law, Nirma University, India in April 2018 and I was enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of India on July 2018. As a lawyer, I worked in the Office of Advocate Mr. Sanjay Mehta, a leading lawyer in Gujarat in the field of commercial litigation and domestic arbitration. I have appeared with him as an assisting counsel in many high-value complex commercial, civil and arbitration cases. As a law student, I have worked under Senior Advocates and renowned law firms in Mumbai and Bangalore as a part of my internship program. During my college days, I have been an active moot court participant and represented my college in various national and international moot court competitions like 1st N.R. Madhava Menon Moot Court Competition, Delhi, 24th Williem C. Vis, Vienna, and 22nd Stetson International Environment Moot Competition, Florida. I am also affiliated with Swiss International Law School Academy where I have acted as a Remote Coach and reviewed Memorials of Vis Teams.
Mr. Rohan Arasoo Jeyabalah
Rohan graduated from the University of Northumbria in 2004. He commenced his pupillage in October 2005 after obtaining his Certificate of Legal Practice. He was called to the Malaysian Bar in July 2006. Rohan joined Messrs Harold & Lam Partnership as a Partner in November 2015.
Rohan has appeared as counsel and co-counsel at all tiers of the Malaysian courts and in arbitrations. He has also acted as counsel in adjudication disputes under the Construction Industry Payment & Adjudication Act (CIPAA) 2012.
Besides, Rohan is a qualified adjudicator in respect of adjudication disputes under CIPAA 2012 and is on the panel of adjudicators of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC).
Datin Savithiri S Ganesan
Datin Savithiri completed the Bachelor of Laws, LLB. (Hons) from the University of London and was admitted to the Honorable Society of Lincoln's Inn as a Barrister in 1989. She was called to the Malaysian Bar as an Advocate & Solicitor in 1991. Her main area of practice is in disputes involving Civil, Commercial and Corporate matters in relation to companies, financial institutions and government bodies. Her area of practice includes drafting and preparation of all types of commercial loan documentation including Islamic and Conventional matters. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators London and is actively involved in arbitration matters both as Counsel and Arbitrator having graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma from Queen Mary College, London with merit. As an active member of the Bar, inter alia, she sits on several Committees, Tribunals, Regulatory Bodies, chairs the Disciplinary Boards and is also a Certified Adjudicator.
Mr. Saif Bhatti
I graduated from the Univerisity of Malaya in the year 2017 with first class honours.
During my university days I was an avid mooter having twice participated in the Jessup Moot (2015 and 2016). In both years my team represented Malaysia in Washington DC, United States of America.
In 2015, I also participated in the Asia Cup International Moot Court Competition in Tokyo, Japan. My team was overall champion in that competition.
I completed my pupillage in 2018 and was enrolled as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in the same year. During my pupillage, I had the privilege and opportunity of working with Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram. Working with him also exposed me to the arbitration world because he sat as an arbitrator in at least one case. During my pupillage I also had the opportunity of working with Dato' Lim Choon Khim and accompanied him for a major arbitration proceeding against the State of Penang.
I having joined public service and I am attached to the Chief Justice's research unit. Here, I research points of law for the Chief Justice as well as select Federal Court and Court of Appeal judges. My work also requires me, on occasion to draft speeches, many of which relate to arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. I have had the chance to serve at least 3 Chief Justices in the span of 1 year.
I am often invited to judge the preliminary or semi-final rounds of various moot competitions in various universities.
Ms. Shadha Zawawi
She has also acted as case- secretary to Tribunals in arbitration matters. Shadha is a dispute resolution lawyer with over six years of experience in handling arbitration disputes mostly involving real estate, commercial and construction matters while working with well-known local firms in the Emirate of Dubai.
Shadha handled and advised on over 60 matters in arbitration relating to real estate, construction and commercial matters under the rules of international arbitration centers such as ICC, DIAC and also the Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre (ADCCAC) and Ajman Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre (AjCCAC).
She was invited as a speaker to the conference International Arbitration in Pakistan: Past, Present and Future held on 5 May 2018 organized by Commercial Investment International Arbitration Centre (CIICA) and UMT School of Law and Policy which was the first ever international arbitration conference in Pakistan which was jointly supported by The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific, the Shanghai International Arbitration Center (SHIAC) and the Hangzhou Arbitration Commission.
She has contributed several Practice Notes on arbitration topics to Gulf Legal Advisor- Lexis Nexis Middle East.
Ms. Shanti Abraham
Shanti Abraham runs her own practice M/s Shanti Abraham & Associates in Kuala Lumpur. She has vast experience in corporate and dispute resolution matters. Shanti graduated with an LLB (Hons) from the National University of Singapore. She has been called to both the Singapore and Malaysian Bar. She has been in practice for nearly 25 years.
She has handled trial and appellate work in major corporate, commercial and banking law disputes as well as handled a full range of corporate finance matters ranging from listing, restructurings and takeovers and cross border work. She has a special interest in the areas of Healthcare and Technology.
Shanti is a Mediator with the Malaysian Mediation Centre and an Associate Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre. She is an Arbitrator, Mediator and Adjudicator with the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) and Securities Industries Dispute Resolution Centre (SIDREC).
She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and a Fellow of the Asian Institute of Arbitrators (FAIADR).
Shanti completed the Program on Negotiation and Mediation at Harvard Negotiation Institute as well as Advanced Mediation training -Mediating Complex Disputes both at Harvard Law School.
Shanti was further trained in Investment Law and Investor-State Mediation conducted by the Department of Justice, Hong Kong together with ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes).
Mr. Shanmugaraj Chelliah Thamotherampillai
Mr. Selvanathan N. Subramaniam
Practising Advocate & Solicitor. Member of Malaysian and Brunei Bars. Adjudicator and Arbitrator with AIAC. Accredited Mediator with Malaysian Mediation Centre.
Dato’ Sunil Abraham
Dato’ Sunil Abraham is a partner in Cecil Abraham & Partners based in Kuala Lumpur. He specialises in Corporate and Commercial, Banking and Securities, Media, Public and Administrative as well as Environmental Law. He has significant advocacy experience before the Federal Court, Court of Appeal and High Court in Malaysia as well as before arbitral tribunals. He has previously appeared for the Government of Malaysia and for Malaysian investors in investment treaty disputes.
He has been recognised as a leading individual by Legal 500 Asia Pacific and is ranked by Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific, Benchmark Litigation, Global Arbitration Review and Asia Law Profiles in the area of dispute resolution. In 2016, he was named by Asian Legal Business in the Top 40 Under 40 Practitioners in Asia.
Ms. Susila Sithamparam
Ms Susila Sithamparam is an Arbitrator and empanelled with the Asian International Arbitration Centre. She obtained a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Malaya in 1979 and a Master of Laws from the University of London in 1990. She was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor to the High Court of Malaya in 1979 and was in private practice for three months. She joined the Judicial and Legal Service of Malaysia in June 1979. She served in various capacities and retired as President of the Industrial Court of Malaysia in September 2015. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Ir. Sze Ching Lai
Ms. Tan Hui Wen
Tan Hui Wen is a Senior Associate in Skrine. Hui Wen’s practice involves commercial arbitration & litigation, land acquisition disputes, aviation disputes, and public law litigation. Hui Wen has advised and acted for State Authorities, government-linked companies and private sector firms.
Hui Wen is Malaysia’s sole Regional Representative in the International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF)’s South Asia Regional Coordinating Committee (2019-2021). Hui Wen serves as Co-Secretary General of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Young Lawyers Committee (2019/2020), Project Head of Editorial & Publication of the Bar Council Legal Aid Centre (KL)’s Management Panel (2019/2020), the University of Auckland's Alumni Coordinator in Malaysia, and a Fellow at LawTech Malaysia.
Hui Wen has coached national and international university teams for moot competitions, including Universitas Brawijaya of Indonesia which won the Spirit of the AIAC-ICC Vis Pre-Moot Award (2018). Hui Wen has trained students at mooting workshops organised by the AIAC in 2018 and 2019. Having represented Skrine at the Essex Court Chambers-Singapore Academy of Law International Mooting Competition in 2017, Hui Wen spearheaded the organisation of Skrine’s Internal Moots from 2017-2018.
Hui Wen’s contributions to the mooting community include co-authoring the moot problem for the inaugural Kuala Lumpur Bar–Lincoln’s Inn Alumni Moot Court Competition 2019 and adjudicating at various mooting competitions.
Mr. Taj Muhammad
I am PhD (Law) candidate at the department of Law in international Islamic University Islamabad and working here as visiting Assistent Professor. Apart from that I am legal practitioner registered at the Islamabad High Court Bar Association, Islamabad Pakistan.
Ms. Thara Rubini Gopalan
Thara graduated from the University of Bristol with a Bachelors of Law, and from the University College London with a Masters of Law. Whilst at University, she competed in various mooting competitions including the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot 2015. Thara now practices as a lawyer in Singapore in the dispute resolution department of TSMP Law Corporation, with a focus on shareholder disputes spanning various forms of dispute resolution mechanisms including litigation, arbitration and arbitration-hybrids.
Mr. Tian Luh Tan
Tian Luh specializes in providing legal services primarily relating to infrastructure, construction and engineering matters. He also undertakes dispute resolution work in respect of corporate and commercial matters. He advises on all areas of infrastructure, engineering and construction contracts, including drafting contracts, dispute resolution and insolvency matters. He has experience in SIAC, ICC. KLRCA, LCIA arbitrations amongst others. He has appeared before an ICSID Additional Facility Tribunal and has also appeared as lead counsel before the World Bank Sanctions Board obtaining a dismissal of all sanctions for a client.
Mr.Tze Jiet Lee
TJ Lee is a dispute resolution practitioner and he has previously chaired as an arbitrator in a few mooting competitions.
Dato’ Varghese George
Dato' was, after graduation in 1974 from University of Singapore, in private legal practice for 35 years in the firm of Messrs Zain & Co, Kuala Lumpur before being appointed a Judicial Commissioner in October 2009. He was elevated as a Judge of the High Court in August 2011 and thereafter in September 2013 as a Judge of the Court of Appeal, His area of specialisation prior to judicial appointment was in civil/commercial, land related and administrative law litigation and in construction arbitration. He retired from the Judiciary in January 2017 and is on AIAC's Panels of Arbitrators, Adjudicators and Mediators.
Mr. Vinodsagaran A/L Gunasakaran
N.G. Vinod completed his tertiary education at Multimedia University, Malaysia and was accredited a Degree of Bachelor of Laws (Hons). He was admitted as Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in August 2010.
In 2018, he was accredited as a certified Adjudicator by the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), as a panelist for Regional Resolution Global Solution and advises clients on construction disputes as a counsel, and sits as an Adjudicator in the payment dispute following the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication (CIPAA). He is the founding Partner of Law Chamber of Vin Sa & Ian.
Dr. Wael Safeyeldin Shalaan
Associate Professor in Civil Procedures Law at School of Shari’a and Law, Al-Azhar University and Counsellor at Legal Affairs Department, Counsellor at Legal & Judicial Studies Centre Ministry of Justice, Qatar.
I received a Ph.D in Law from the University of Stirling, United Kingdom (UK) on 2013. Prior to this I completed an LL.B. in Law at the University of Al-Azhar in 1996, MA. in Private and International Law at the University of Ain Shams in 1999, and Diploma in Judicial Sciences at Cairo University in 2004.
Accredit Arbitrator in International Commercial Arbitration (CIArb-AIAC-Egyptian Exchange). I Served as Arbitrator, Legal Advisor in many arbitration cases, trainer in Legal Practice, Member in Legislative Committee, Member in Qatari Civil Procedure Law Amendment Committee. I Participated in the drafting of many laws and Regulations. Participated in the draft and review legislation in the field of Law and commercial sectors and Providing legal opinions about different issues related to the application of relevant Qatari laws.
I serve as Legal Advisor and Lawyer for more than 20 years. My key research interests are the Civil Law, International Commercial Arbitration and ADR and how to improve the efficiency of the ADR systems particularly the area of the Labour law in the Middle East.
I have many publications in both languages (Arabic- English) addresses Arbitration Laws, Civil Procedures Rules, Experts Law etc.
Mr. Wala Al-Daraji
Mr. Al-Daraji is a Lecturer at the School of Applied Management at the University of Westminster. He is also a Delay Analyst and an independent Arbitrator. Mr. Al-Daraji has over 20 years industry experience in the UK and the Middle East. His research interests include Third Party funding in Arbitration and International Mediation.
Mr. Wilson Sheen Lik Ho
Wilson is a co-founder of Ho Partnership, a law firm providing a broad variety of legal services including general and commercial litigation, corporate and commercial matters as well as alternative dispute resolution.
His areas of practice primarily involve litigation, arbitration and advisory with a special focus on corporate & company law, insolvency law, construction law, partnership law, oil and gas law, and multimedia & telecommunication law.
Wilson provides comprehensive legal services including handling complex disputes in the areas of civil, corporate and commercial law at all levels of the Malaysian Courts, conducting alternative dispute resolution processes such as arbitration, adjudication and mediation, advising and structuring agreements, giving corporate advisory services particularly on start-ups and new business ventures, and many more.
He is also currently a Panel Adjudicator with the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC).
Ms. Zhuoying (Claire) Lyu
Ms. Zhuoying Lyu is a Senior Associate at YIFAN Legal, Hongkong Office. She is admitted as a lawyer in China. After receiving her LLB in SCNU and LLM degrees in CUHK, she started her career with Mr. Evan Xian in DeHeng Law Offices, and in LIAN YUE Guanzghou Office after. Ms. Lyu’s practice focuses on Corporate and Foreign Investment in China, Intellectual Property. She specialises in the resolution of complex cross-border disputes and particularly international arbitration matters. She has represented and advised Chinese and multinational clients in various international arbitration cases conducted under the HKIAC and CIETAC. Her working languages are English, Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese (native).