Arbitrators

Arbitrators of the Final

Co-Arbitrator
Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Schwenzer, LL.M.
Dean, Swiss International Law School and Professor emerita of Private Law, the University of Basel, Switzerland

Presiding Arbitrator
Datuk Dr. Prasad Sandosham Abraham
Deputy Director, AIAC

Co-Arbitrator
Dr. Christopher Boog, FCIArb, FSIArb
Partner, Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd.


Datuk Dr. Prasad Sandosham Abraham
Datuk Dr. Prasad Sandosham Abraham graduated with Honours from the University of Nottingham with a Bachelor of Laws in 1974. He was then admitted as a Barrister-at-Law from the Honourable Society of Middle Temple on 23rd September 1975. Before returning to Malaysia, he completed the Post Bar Practical Course conducted by the Council of Legal Education from July to October 1975. Thereafter, Datuk Dr. Prasad was called to the Malaysian Bar on 30th June 1976. He set up and successfully managed his own legal practice under the name of Messrs. Abraham & Partners, and subsequently under the name of Messrs. Prasad Abraham & Associates. Datuk Dr. Prasad was also active with the legal academia in Malaysia. He was a part-time lecturer at the University Technology MARA’s (UiTM) School of Law, was involved with the Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP) examinations, and was appointed the Special Professor at the University of Nottingham’s Department of Law. In 2008, he was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Nottingham for his outstanding contributions in the legal fraternity and he was also conferred with the University of Nottingham Alumni Laureate Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. Datuk Dr. Prasad was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the High Court of Malaya on 28th October 2009 and was confirmed a High Court Judge on 10th August 2011. He served at the Kuala Lumpur and Shah Alam High Courts before he was elevated to the Court of Appeal on 12th September 2014. On 31st January 2017, he was appointed as a Federal Court Judge. Datuk Dr. Prasad retired from the bench on 11th January 2018. Since then, Datuk Dr. Prasad serves as a Member of the Judicial Appointments Commission, having been appointed for a two-year term by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, the Right Honourable Tan Sri Dato’ Hj. Muhyiddin bin Hj. Mohd. Yassin on 4th September 2020. Datuk Dr. Prasad is currently the Deputy Director of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) having been appointed on 14th December 2020. For his services to the nation, Datuk Dr. Prasad was conferred a Panglima Jasa Negara (P.J.N) in 2015.

Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Schwenzer, LL.M.
Ingeborg Schwenzer is Dean of Swiss International Law School and Professor emerita of Private Law at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Additionally, she is an adjunct professor at Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia, and has been an adjunct professor at City University, Hong Kong, and at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. She has published numerous books and more than 200 articles in the fields of law of obligations (contracts, tort law and unjust enrichment, sales law both domestic and international), commercial arbitration as well as family law. In particular, she is the editor and main contributor of the world's leading Commentary on the Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) (4th edition, Oxford, OUP: 2016) and its German, Spanish, Portuguese and Turkish counterparts. From 2011 to 2018 Ingeborg Schwenzer was the chair of the CISG Advisory Council. She is also active in all areas of legal practice. In particular, she regularly acts as arbitrator, counsel and legal expert in international disputes.

Dr. Christopher Boog, FCIArb, FSIArb
Christopher Boog is a Vice-Chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group and co-heads the Sports Practice. He represents clients in complex international commercial, investment and sports arbitration matters as well as in setting-aside proceedings before the Swiss Supreme Court. Chris is ranked as one of a small number of Global Elite Thought Leaders by Who's Who Legal Arbitration recognizing lawyers "at the peak of the profession". He is the 2020 recipient of the ASA Prize for Advocacy in International Commercial Arbitration, awarded every two years to international arbitration counsel to recognize exceptional advocacy in international arbitration. Chris is described as "one of the best in the business", “one of the superstars in Switzerland”, and "definitely a leader in the field" (Who's Who Legal). According to clients and peers, he is "outstanding", "just brilliant" and "one of the best advocates I have ever seen" (Who's Who Legal). The same directory remarks that “Chris belongs among the best arbitration counsel of his generation.” Other sources report that he is "brilliant and to-the-point" (Chambers Global) and "has superb analytical and advocacy skills. He is admired for his ability to explain (orally and in writing) complex technical or factual issues in simple terms" (Legal 500).

Arbitrators of the Malaysian Final

Co-Arbitrator
Prof. Dr. Christopher Kee
Dean (Education) College of Business Government and Law, Finders University
Co-Director, Wilem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

Presiding Arbitrator
Datuk Dr. Prasad Sandosham Abraham
Deputy Director, AIAC

Co-Arbitrator
Tan Swee Im
International Arbitrator Member, 39 Essex Chambers (Kuala Lumpur)

Datuk Dr. Prasad Sandosham Abraham
Datuk Dr. Prasad Sandosham Abraham graduated with Honours from the University of Nottingham with a Bachelor of Laws in 1974. He was then admitted as a Barrister-at-Law from the Honourable Society of Middle Temple on 23rd September 1975. Before returning to Malaysia, he completed the Post Bar Practical Course conducted by the Council of Legal Education from July to October 1975. Thereafter, Datuk Dr. Prasad was called to the Malaysian Bar on 30th June 1976. He set up and successfully managed his own legal practice under the name of Messrs. Abraham & Partners, and subsequently under the name of Messrs. Prasad Abraham & Associates. Datuk Dr. Prasad was also active with the legal academia in Malaysia. He was a part-time lecturer at the University Technology MARA’s (UiTM) School of Law, was involved with the Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP) examinations, and was appointed the Special Professor at the University of Nottingham’s Department of Law. In 2008, he was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Nottingham for his outstanding contributions in the legal fraternity and he was also conferred with the University of Nottingham Alumni Laureate Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. Datuk Dr. Prasad was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the High Court of Malaya on 28th October 2009 and was confirmed a High Court Judge on 10th August 2011. He served at the Kuala Lumpur and Shah Alam High Courts before he was elevated to the Court of Appeal on 12th September 2014. On 31st January 2017, he was appointed as a Federal Court Judge. Datuk Dr. Prasad retired from the bench on 11th January 2018. Since then, Datuk Dr. Prasad serves as a Member of the Judicial Appointments Commission, having been appointed for a two-year term by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, the Right Honourable Tan Sri Dato’ Hj. Muhyiddin bin Hj. Mohd. Yassin on 4th September 2020. Datuk Dr. Prasad is currently the Deputy Director of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) having been appointed on 14th December 2020. For his services to the nation, Datuk Dr. Prasad was conferred a Panglima Jasa Negara (P.J.N) in 2015.

Tan Swee Im
Tan Swee Im is a Chartered Arbitrator and an international arbitrator member at 39 Essex Chambers, based in their Kuala Lumpur office. Her focus is on the construction, infrastructure and energy sectors with extensive experience ranging from the early procurement strategy stage, to contract drafting, advisory during the project life, through to dispute resolution. She has spent more than 30 years in these sectors in counsel and advisory roles, including having been seconded to the KL International Airport and Malaysia-Singapore Second Crossing projects, been an in-house counsel and founded a boutique legal firm in 1999. She is now a fulltime Arbitrator and Adjudicator and Accredited Mediator. She is a panel arbitrator of various panels including the AIAC, SIAC, HKIAC, an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya, Barrister-at-Law (Middle Temple), FCIArb, FMIArb, FAIADR, FCIOB, FMSAdj, FDBF and holds a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration.

Prof. Dr. Christopher Kee
Professor Christopher Kee is an internationally renowned Australian lawyer and academic whose expertise ranges from international commercial law (broadly defined) through to legal education and university management. At present Christopher is the Dean (Education) for the College of Business, Government and Law at Flinders University, Australia. Christopher is also a Director of the prestigious Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.

As a representative of APRAG (Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group) he participated in the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules revision process from 2007 to their completion in 2010. Until recently Christopher served on the ACICA (Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration) Rules Drafting committee, and is a past Co-Chair of AFIA (Asia Pacific Forum for International Arbitration).

Arbitrators of the General and Elimination Rounds

A. Vijayalakshmi Venugopal
Senior Lecturer, Taylor’s University

Vijaya is a lecturer in Taylor's University. She has written 3 books on law and a recent book chapter on Malaysia’s involvement in international business dispute resolutions. She has also taught Alternative Dispute Resolution and supervised LLM students' theses in various aspects of domestic and international dispute resolution.

Abang Iwawan
Partner, Abang & Co

Described in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a lawyer who “could provide definitive answers with conviction on his toes”, Abang Iwawan, has an active front-end project development practice and regularly represent clients in key forms of dispute resolution in the construction sector, including adjudication and arbitration. He regularly assist clients in delivering complex infrastructure projects throughout the project life cycle and has acted in disputes involving major infrastructure projects across Asia, Europe and MENA.

Iwawan also has extensive experience in commercial disputes having acted in complex commercial matters involving insider trading and market manipulation. He regularly writes and contributes to publications, including the Malaysian Civil Procedure (White Book), and is frequently invited to speak at conferences in the areas of construction law, arbitration, and human rights. Iwawan also holds numerous committee appointments, including President of the Young Society of Construction Law Malaysia, Co-Chairperson of the Malaysian Bar Council Human Rights Empowerment Sub-Committee, East Malaysia Liaison Officer of the Society of Construction Law, and Committee Member of the Malaysian Bar Council Arbitration Committee.

Adetola Adebesin
Associate, Olaniwun Ajayi LP

Adetola is an Associate in the International Arbitration Practice at Olaniwun Ajayi LP – a top-tier commercial law firm in Nigeria and has significant experience representing corporates, multi-nationals and governments in several high profile commercial and investment disputes. A multiple award winner, Adetola also routinely advises on corporate finance deals and landmark infrastructure projects.

Adetola has acted as counsel in arbitration matter under most international arbitration institution rules including the ICC and the LCIA. He is currently the chair, of the Nigerian Bar Association – Young Lawyers Forum (NBA - YLF) arbitration committee.

He obtained his LLB from the Lagos State University and is also a graduate of the International Lawyers for Africa (ILFA), Banking and Finance Academy.

Dr Adeyemi Agbelusi
Berean Associates, ASCMA, FIMC, FCCA, FICMC, FCIArb

Dr Adeyemi Agbelusi is Principal Partner, Berean Associates. He is an Accredited Arbitrator, Chartered Mediator and Conciliator and Mediation Advisor involved in resolving disputes throughout Nigeria and other Jurisdictions. He has several years of experience in Alternate Dispute Resolution with a view to providing strategic solutions to clients. Adeyemi has served as a facilitator to resolve several complex cases and has been appointed Arbitrator and Tribunal Secretary in several Arbitrations and Mediator in very complex and high value cases including a 30-year-old court case which was resolved with the parties coming to settlement.

He is a Certified Management and Training Consultant. He is a frequent speaker at professional and industry seminars on various topics involving alternative dispute resolution, strategy, workplace conflict management and organizational behaviour, and regularly conducts retreats and strategy sessions for companies. He has a background in Mathematics and Accountancy and Business Administration. He is a Member of the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates (UK), and a Fellow of several professional bodies including the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Institute of Construction Industry Arbitrators, Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, and the Institute of Management Consultants. He is a member of the Nigeria Conflict Management Group International. He is also a Fellow of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies of the University of London, United Kingdom.

He is a member of the African Arbitration Association. He is on the Panel of Neutrals (Mediation and Arbitration) of the Lagos State Multi-Door Courthouse, Lagos Court of Arbitration, Federal High Court ADR Centre and other institutional ADR Centres. He serves on the Schemes and Training committees of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is on the Approved Faculty List of the Education Department of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators and other ADR institutions. He is on the Executive Committee of CIArb, Nigeria Branch. He is the Chairman, YMG Mentorship Scheme Committee and on the CIArb- LCA MSME scheme. HE serves on the Lagos State Multi-door Courthouse Committee for the First Online Mediation Settlement Month. He is the Branch Chairman, Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, Lagos Chapter.

He is also member of the ICC ADR-Commission Roundtable. He is on the Panel of Arbitral Tribunal Secretaries of the ICC Paris and CIArb.

He is a Certified NLP Practitioner and Life Coach. He holds certifications in Cognitive Behavioral Psychology, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Digital Marketing, Web Analytics and Critical Problem-solving Techniques.

Adeyemi is passionate about appropriate and efficient dispute resolution and seeks to promote efficient use of the ADR toolbox especially in commercial disputes. He is an Archdeacon in the Anglican Communion and Co-Founder of Dzuels Educational Foundation.

He has attended several courses on Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration and is well published in several magazines. He is a regular blogger on ADR practice and developments in effective dispute resolution.

Aditya Mathur
Founding Partner, MediateGuru

Aditya Mathur is a highly Professional Individual. He has excellent Leadership, Research, Communication and Entrepreneurship skills.

He is the founder of a leading international social organization - MediateGuru, where we are on a drive to create awareness about Mediation world-wide.

For the betterment of society he is associated as volunteers for various international and national NGO's and governmental organisations.

He specializes in cyber, Finance and start-up related laws.

He has various research paper, achievement titles to his name.

Adly Zulfadhly Zulkefly
Azmi & Associates

Adly Zulfadhly Zulkefly graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) with a LL.B (Hons) in February 2019.

He was called to called to the Malaysian Bar and admitted to the roll of Advocates and Solicitors in March 2020.

During his university years, he was attached to Lee Hishamuddin & Allen Gledhill as an attachment student in January 2017. He has also undergone a summer internship with Shearn Delamore & Co in 2017. During the tenure of the internship, he was involved with mainly litigation and arbitration works, where he was involved with research works and drafting of submission for trials.

He was also an active student participating in events organized by IIUM as well as others, such as being a team member of the IIUM Jessup Mooting Competition (2014), Novice Arbitration Mooting Competition (2015), 1st Pre-Moot Vis Arbitration Mooting Competition (2015) and also Linklater’s Hong Kong Competition Law Mooting Competition (2018). He was also working as a research assistant for numerous projects such as the Harmonisation of National Land Code (2014-2015) under IKIM, the Bibliometric Index 2018 under the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (2018) and Drafting of the Commercial Development Bill under the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (2019). Furthermore, he was also part of the Editorial Team under AIKOL PRESS since 2015.

He is also a working committee member of the Young Society for Construction Law Malaysia (YSCL) since 2020, a registered member of the Young Practitioners Group Asian International Arbitration Centre (YPG AIAC) since 2018 and also a member of the Young of The Institute for Transnational Arbitration (Young ITA) since November 2019.

He is currently attached to the Special Advisory & Consultancy Practice Group and Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group 5 under the supervision of our Consultant, Tuan Haji Mohd Rasheed Khan and Partner, Ms. Natalia Izra Dato Nasaruddin.

Dr Adolf Peter
Associate Professor, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law

Dr. iur. Dr. phil. Adolf Peter is Associate Professor at the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law focusing on International Arbitration, Corporate Governance and Business Ethics. He is the President of the European-Chinese Belt and Road Initiative Association seated in Austria. Dr. Peter gained extensive experience both in common and civil law working for several international law firms in Austria and Singapore. He is listed as arbitrator in many arbitration institutions worldwide (e.g. SIAC, SHIAC, VIAC, AIAC, etc.). Moreover, Dr. Peter is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb), the Austrian-Chinese Legal Society (Vienna), the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (FAIADR) and the Bali International Arbitration and Mediation Center (BIAMC). He is member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the Austrian Arbitration Association (ArbAut). Furthermore, he is a committee member of the SIArb Publications & Website Committee.

Akanksha Banerjee
Senior Associate, Khaitan & Co.

I have over six years of experience in international and domestic arbitration, enforcement proceedings and other arbitration-related litigation. I have also worked on investor-State disputes.

Akshit Vohra
Advocate, Chambers of Arun Vohra & Bharat Dubey

Akshit is a graduate of Amity Law School, Delhi and an advocate based in New Delhi, India. His interests lie in the fields of contract law and dispute settlement, specifically domestic and international commercial arbitration. In 2017, his team qualified to the elimination rounds of the 14th Willem C. Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition – the first team to have achieved this recognition in the history of the Institute. Since then, he has represented his alma mater in various editions of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition in both Hong Kong and Vienna as a researcher, speaker, and team coach. In 2019, his team won the Ljubljana Willem C. Vis Pre-Moot organised by the Ljubljana Centre for Commerce, Slovenia. Currently, he is serving as a regional representative for the Moot Alumni Association of the Willem C. Vis Moot.

Albert Yeu
Senior Resident Engineer, AECOM

Ir. Albert Yeu is a chartered civil engineer with comprehensive experience in design and construction of tunnel, bridge, highway, waterworks and flood prevention schemes in Hong Kong. He is experienced with procurement strategy on a variety of construction contracts including NEC contracts and other common traditional forms of lump sum, unit price and construction management arrangement. Albert is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK) and a fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). He is a past chairperson of the Young Members Group of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch). He is currently a senior resident engineer at AECOM and has been appointed as construction arbitrator and adjudicator in Malaysia, Australia and Hong Kong.

Alexander Mathai Paikaday
Legal Associate, Paikeday & Paikeday Lawyers, New Delhi, India

Alexander Mathai Paikaday is an Advocate at New Delhi office of Paikeday & Paikeday Lawyers and enrolled as an Advocate before the Bar Council of Delhi. He is part of the Dispute Resolution team practising before various Indian Courts, including the Supreme Court of India and, various High Courts. He is having a keen interest in Investment Arbitration, apart from International Commercial Arbitration. His fields of practice consist of Corporate Law, Constitutional, Civil and Taxation. He has completed the CIArb Three Day Accelerated Route to Membership (ARM) in International Arbitration by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, U.K.

Alok Kumar
Delhi Bar Council, New Delhi

Arbitrator (Judge For Preliminary Round), Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Vienna 2020

Arbitrator (Judge For Quarter Final Round & Preliminary Round), Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Hong Kong 2020

Arbitrator (Judge for Semi-Final Round) 4th AIAC (Virtual) Pre-Moot, 2020

Amod K. Dalela
Managing Partner, Dalela & Dalela

Mr. Amod K. Dalela is a Science Graduate from Meerut University (B.Sc. - 1977); Law Graduate from Meerut University (LL.B -1980) and Post Graduate in Social Work from Agra University (M.S.W.-1983). He did the post graduate Diploma in Training and Development from Indian Society of Training and Development, New Delhi. (PGT&D1990)

He has subsequently done Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Laws from Indian Law Institute, New Delhi ( PG Dip-Cyber Laws-2014); Cyber Forensic Analyst (Plus), from Asian School of Cyber Laws-Pune ( CFA+- 2015); Certified Ethical Hacker from ECCouncil ( CEH -2015) and Post Graduate Diploma in Alternate Dispute Resolution from Indian Law Institute, New Delhi ( PGDip-ADR-2016). He has recently completed LL.M. (Cyber Laws and Cyber Security) from I.P.University, New Delhi (2016-18) through its weekend Programme.

He has been trained by Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India in Commercial Mediation and Negotiation in a specialized 40- hour training Programme held at New Delhi in Sept. 2019. He is an Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb) and a premium member of Mediate.com.

Practicing currently as an Advocate on pan-India basis with New Delhi as primary place of practice, in various courts such as High Court, District Courts, Central Govt Industrial Tribunal, National Company Law Tribunal and quasi-judicial authorities. Practice areas include, Civil, Commercial, Labour and arbitrations.

He possesses rich experience of over 39 years. He has conducted commercial arbitrations, including Construction Arbitrations as a Sole Arbitrator as well as Panel Arbitrator. Also engaged actively in ODR in the capacity of Neutral/Arbitrator and Conciliator with ODR platforms such as SAMA, Private Court, Presolv360 and CORD.

He has a vast exposure of conducting Mediation at various fora. He has an experience of teaching Arbitration and Mediation as a guest faculty in various Law Schools including Indian Law Institute, New Delhi.

Mr. Dalela is empanelled as an Arbitrator with leading Arbitral Institutions such as Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA), New Delhi and Construction Industry Arbitration Council (CIAC), New Delhi. He is about 63 years of age and resides in Delhi-NCR. He can be contacted at 09818045168 and amod.dalela@gmail.com

Ana JAIMES
Counsel, International Legal Advisors

Ana Jaimes focuses her practice on international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration. Since 2011, she has represented private international corporations and States in complex international arbitration proceedings under the arbitration rules of ICSID and ICC across several industries, including infrastructure, construction, oil & gas, and telecommunications.

Ana has acted as legal counsel of law firms based in Geneva, Chicago, and Mexico City. She graduated from the MIDS program in 2011. Ana participates in both professional and academic activities as a speaker and is a member of multiple arbitration associations.

Andreas Wehowsky
Associate, Schellenberg Wittmer

Andreas Wehowsky is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution Group of Schellenberg Wittmer in Zurich. His main areas of practice are international arbitration as well as domestic and international commercial litigation, with a special focus on East Asia. He regularly speaks and publishes in his fields of interest.

Andrew Jeffries
Independent Arbitrator, Jeffries Arbitration

Andrew is an independent arbitrator based in NSW, Australia, with almost 30 years of arbitration experience. He was a Partner with Allen & Overy based in London and Hong Kong, and Head of Asian Dispute Resolution from 2000 to 2008. He also sat as a registrar in the High Court of Hong Kong, and was a member of the Law Reform Commission. In addition to sitting as an arbitrator, Andrew teaches arbitration, advocacy and dispute resolution, in particular for the CIArb.

Angela Ray Abala
Judicial Fellow, The Honorable Charles N. Brower

Angela is a Judicial Fellow for the Honorable Charles N. Brower, a world-renowned arbitrator. She provides research on complex international investment law questions and legal support on investor-state disputes. She worked as an Associate Solicitor for the Philippine Office of the Solicitor General. She has represented the Republic of the Philippines in investor-state and international commercial arbitration cases, administered by different institutions such as the Permanent Court of Arbitration. She has also interned at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. Angela has a Master of Laws in International Legal Studies and Certificate in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. At Georgetown, she was one of four competitively selected International Arbitration Scholars. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines.

Anil Changaroth
MD & General Counsel, ChangAroth Chambers LLC & InterNational Consultancy

An accredited Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre, Singapore Family Justice Court, Asian International Arbitration Centre, Vietnam International Commercial Mediation Centre, and the International Dispute Resolution Risk Management Institute; an Arbitrator - Fellows of the Chartered, Singapore and Philippines Institutes of Arbitrators; practices and trained as an Adjudicator and in International Treaty Arbitration at the AIAC; and is the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation’s Country Representative (Singapore). An Advocate & Solicitor of Singapore since 1995; a Solicitor of England and Wales (2009); qualified as Barrister at Law (Middle Temple of England & Wales - 1993); and hold a Master of Science in Construction Law & Arbitration, Kings College London & National University of Singapore (2006).

Animesh Anand Bordoloi
Assistant Lecturer, Jindal Global Law School

Animesh is an Assistant Lecturer at the O.P. Jindal Global University. He holds an LL.M. degree specializing in International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution from National University of Singapore and a B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Degree from National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam. In the past he has worked with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Government of Assam in a joint project for strategizing poverty reduction programmes in the State of Assam. Animesh has published on International Arbitration, Competition law and Sports law in several national and international journals of repute. He currently serves as a Senior Editor of the King's Student Law Review as well as an Editor in the KSLR Commercial & Financial Law Blog and was previously a member of the Singapore Law Review.

Anita Natalia
Senior Associate, Skrine

Anita is a commercial litigator and her work focuses on commercial litigation and arbitration. 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 United Kingdom, UAE, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Australia, Italy and Singapore in their cross-border disputes. She has appeared at all tiers of the Malaysian Courts. She acts for clients in various industries in a broad range of commercial disputes and has a broad civil litigation experience. She also has an active arbitration practice. Anita is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators. She is also the Regional Ambassador for HK45 for Malaysia, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.

Ankit Singh
Associate, Rab & Rab Associates LLP

Ankit Singh is an associate at Rab & Rab Associates LLP, Dehradun, and his area of practice includes dispute resolution, commercial litigation and transactions. Before joining the firm, he was a research assistant to Prof. Ajar Rab. He regularly writes in the field of arbitration and also represented his university in various international and national moots. He also coaches/mentors students for national and international moots. Further, he has also adjudicated some prestigious international and domestic moot court competitions.

Anne-Marie Doernenburg
Foreign Attorney, Nishimura & Asahi

Anne-Marie Doernenburg is an associate based in the Tokyo office of Nishimura & Asahi specialising in international arbitration. She has acted in commercial and investor-state arbitrations under the ICSID, ICC, JCAA, KCAB, SIAC and UNCITRAL rules. Prior to joining Nishimura & Asahi, she worked in the London, Paris and Washington, DC offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. She is admitted in Germany (Rechtsanwalt) and in England & Wales (Solicitor) and speaks English, German, Japanese, Spanish, French and Catalan.

Anooksha Ratra
Associate, Singh and Associates

Anooksha Ratra is an Associate at Singh and Associates and she is a part of the Disputes Team. She handles many construction arbitration matters as well as arbitrations involving many solar projects in India. She has completed her B.A. LL.B from Amity Law School, Delhi and is an Advocate registered with the Delhi Bar Council.

Anurag Singhal
Lawyer & Arbitrator

Anushka Bhattarai
Partner, Vidhi Legal Concern

Anushka specializes in commercial law and arbitration. She has been involved in a number of matters relating to mediation and local and international arbitrations. Her practice also focuses on project development, negotiations and project financing. She has also been working closely with national and international client and regulators on matters relating to data privacy, ecommerce and payment system.

Aravind Kumarr
Partner, Izral Partnership

Aravind is a Partner at Messrs. Izral Partnership – a boutique dispute resolution legal firm based in the heart of Kuala Lumpur that is ranked in The Legal 500 as well as Chambers. As a litigator focusing on corporate, commercial, insolvency, and land disputes, he regularly appears before all levels of the Malaysian courts on behalf of various local & international corporations, directors, and other prominent individuals. In the mooting scene, Aravind has previously participated in several moot competitions back in his days as an undergraduate, both at national & international levels. Since then, he has been regularly invited to sit as a judge or arbitrator in various moot competitions.

Arjun Agarwal
Associate, Trilegal

Arjun Agarwal is an associate at the New Delhi office of Trilegal and is part of the Dispute Resolution practice. He primarily advises clients on international commercial arbitration as also disputes in the energy and infrastructure sector, with particular emphasis on contentious regulatory matters involving generation companies and transmission companies before various Indian Courts, including the Supreme Court of India, various High Courts, the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission and various State Electricity Regulatory Commissions. He is also engaged in certain pro bono litigation on behalf of an organisation working for the betterment of slum dwellers in New Delhi. Arjun is an alumnus of the prestigious WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, India. He is a member of the Bar Council of Delhi.

Ariff Rozhan
Managing Partner, Ariff Rozhan & Co

Ariff is an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and a practising Barrister-at-Law in England & Wales. Ariff has practiced law for more than 31 years. He began his career in 1989 at an international city law firm in London. From 1991 until 2003 he practiced as a Barrister in Temple, London, England, where he was instructed as Counsel at various levels of the Judicial System in England and Wales. He returned to Malaysia in 2004 and joined Zaid Ibrahim & Co as a Partner. Ariff founded Ariff Rozhan & Co in April 2015 and is its Managing Partner. In November 2015, Ariff set up the Chambers of Ariff Rozhan in London, England, from where he practises as a Barrister. Ariff has also been authorised by the Bar Council of England & Wales to “Conduct Litigation” and is registered for Direct Access.

Arun Kumar Sharma
Independent

I am in profession advocate register with bar council of Delhi in 1999 vide regd. No. D-3210/1999 and doing litigation. My date of Birth is 30-11-1959, and having qualification of LL.B. Having independent practising in Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, Delhi High Court and various other National and State Tribunals/ Forum, Commissions for the last approx., 20 years. I am Penal Arbitrator, of the Delhi International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) at Delhi High Court, since 2010. Appointed as a Sole Arbitrator in various matter by the Hon’ble Delhi High Court, and experience of handling cases under Arbitration and Conciliation Act, I am Qualified and trained Mediator Attached to the Delhi High Court Mediation Center, since 2010 and Settled more than 50 cases acting as Mediator.

Astha Poudel
Associate, Pradhan & Associate

This is Astha Poudel. I am currently working as an Associate at Pradhan & Associate, Nepal. I joined Pradhan & Associate as a Trainee Associate in 2019 right after my graduation and in 2020 was promoted to an Associate. In my almost two-year tenure, I have had the opportunity to work in diverse fields, ranging from arbitration, data protection, aviation, intellectual property, general corporate and life sciences.

I did my graduation from GGSIP University, Delhi in BBA.LLB. During my graduation, I actively participated in various moot court competitions, including Surana & Surana Trial Advocacy Moot, conferences and MUNs.

I am interested in the relationship between law and public policy and I wish to specialize in this field in near future.

Audrey Lim
Advocate & Solicitor, Audrey Lim

Audrey has experience in conducting trials, hearings and appeals since her formative years of practice.

Audrey is no stranger to contentious disputes that are legally and factually intricate. Apart from corporate and commercial litigation, Audrey has experience handling disputes in other litigation areas such as disputes arising from the interpretation of agreements, construction claims, banking (both conventional and Islamic), trust-related disputes and judicial review.

Audrey believes that writing clarifies thinking. In turn, critical thinking helps to identify the issue going to the root of each dispute. Audrey thinks that every solution that addresses the root of the problem would be of better utility, whether in advocacy or advisory.

Ayush Chaddha
Associate, AZB & Partners, Mumbai

Ayush is currently an Associate with the Disputes Group of AZB & Partners in Mumbai. He advises on and represents clients in arbitrations under the rules of the major arbitral institutions with a focus on investment disputes in a wide range of sectors and across jurisdictions. He had participated in the 24th Willem C. Vis Moot at Vienna (Austria) representing his alma mater ILS Law College, Pune. He maintains a keen interest in investment arbitration apart from international commercial arbitration. He is an active practitioner of disputes before various High Courts and Supreme Court of India and has over the period of years represented various corporates/entities before arbitral tribunals and national courts. He is also an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Aziz Tayabali Samiwalla
Advocate & Solicitor, Arbitrator & Mediator, Aziz Tayabali & Associates

Since 1 January 2002, accredited as a Member of the Singapore Mediation Centre’s (SMC) panel of Mediators. Presently on the panel of Principal Mediators of the SMC. Also obtained a Certification on Amicable Dispute Resolution training conducted under the auspices of the ICC ADR, Dispute Board, Expertise Services in Singapore. Also successfully completed the Adjudication Course training conducted by KLRCA. Since 2006 till present day, have been appointed to various Panel of Arbitrators including ICC list, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, KLRCA, Kigali Int’l Arbitration Centre and Singapore Law Society Arbitration Schemes. Since 2002, I have been appointed as Joint and Sole Mediator in numerous Mediations conducted by the Singapore Mediation Centre, involving various commercial disputes. In respect of Arbitration, I have sat as Sole Arbitrator in several Arbitrations conducted by Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), in Ad-hoc arbitrations and in ICC Arbitrations (in this respect both as a Sole Arbitrator and as a member of a 3 members Tribunal). Have published numerous Awards in relation to such Arbitrations.

Azlin Ahmad
Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills Kuala Lumpur

Azlin Ahmad obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Warwick and holds a Master degree in Banking and Finance Law from University College London. She is qualified as a barrister in England & Wales and has been called to the West Malaysian Bar.

With a background in conventional banking and finance, Azlin specialises in the field of Shariah compliant banking and financing, handling a variety of matters for retail and corporate clients, representing both the borrowers and financial institutions.

Originally from Kuala Lumpur, Azlin practised in Kuala Lumpur for a number of years before relocating to the United Arab Emirates, where she spent over a decade in legal practice there. She is now based in the Kuala Lumpur branch of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, which is headquartered in London, where she continues to be primarily focused on Islamic financing transactions.

Benjamin Malek
ICDR Director, ICDR-AAA

Benjamin I. Malek is the ICDR Director in New York. Before working at the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, he worked at Shutts and Bowen in Miami, FL and the CPR Institute in New York. He graduated the White & Case International Arbitration Institute of the University of Miami School of Law with an LL.M. in International Arbitration LL.M in 2018. Mr. Malek is fluent in German, English, Spanish, French, and Romanian. His recent publications are included in the Paris Baby Arbitration Biberon and the ICC Panama Publication commemorating the 100th year anniversary of the ICC.

Bernard Chan Kee Siang
Project Management, Danga Bay Construction

I am a 13 years experienced construction industry expert.

Bhavini Singh
Associate, KN Legal Advocates and Solicitors

I graduated from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad in 2018, and am a disputes resolution professional based in New Delhi. I have coached teams for the moot in 2017 and 2019 (which finished as finalists and quarterfinalists respectively), and also participated in the Vis East moot in 2016 as a speaker, where my team finished as semi-finalists.

Camille Ramos-Klee
Independent Tribunal Secretary

Camille Ramos-Klee is an independent tribunal secretary and a New York qualified attorney who focuses her practice on international commercial and investor-state arbitration. She has worked closely with Professor William W. “Rusty” Park and has served as his tribunal secretary in multiple arbitrations. Camille is a native English speaker and a fluent heritage speaker of Spanish. She holds a JD from Boston University School of Law and a BA from Amherst College.

Cecilia Flores Rueda
Founding Partner, FloresRueda Abogados

Cecilia Flores Rueda focusses her practice in international arbitration. After leading the practice at large national and international firms, she founded her own dispute resolution boutique: FloresRueda Abogados. She is a Counsel for the Institute for Transnational Arbitration. She is member of the ICC Arbitration Commission, the College of Commercial Arbitrators and the Instituto Mexicano del Arbitraje. Periodically she publishes outstanding arbitration cases on KluwerArbitration. For more than 20 years she has taught the Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration course in the Master of Business Law at La Salle University.

Celso De Azevedo
36 Commercial

Celso De Azevedo (FCIArb) is a barrister at 36 Commercial and has over 20 years’ experience specialising in complex and high value international re/insurance, cyber and commercial disputes. He is the author of "Cyber Risks Insurance - Law and Practice" and "Walmsley on Business Interruption Insurance" (2nd Ed). Celso is also qualified as a New York Attorney and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Fluent: Portuguese and Spanish.

Crystal Wong Wai Chin
Partner, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Crystal Wong Wai Chin is a Partner of Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill. Crystal read law at Cardiff University and the National University of Singapore where she was conferred an LLM in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution.

Crystal has an active arbitration practice throughout Malaysia, Singapore and the ASEAN region, with an emphasis on electricity, conventional and renewable energy generation, water supply, and complex infrastructure and engineering projects. She is the trusted advisor to clients including utility companies, independent power producers, government-linked companies, multinational companies, and Chinese stated-owned entities.

Crystal is a Fellow of CIArb and is on the panel of arbitrators for AIAC. Crystal also holds numerous committee appointments, including as Committee Member of the Arbitration Committee for the Bar Council of Malaysia, Committee Member of the Belt & Road Committee for the Young Practitioners Group of AIAC, and Ambassador of the ICC Commission on the Belt and Road Initiative. Crystal is a frequent contributor to publications on arbitration, including the chapter on Arbitration Proceedings in the White Book on Malaysian Civil Procedure.

Damian Kiethan
Partner, Raj, Ong & Yudistra

Damian graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of London in 2010 with a Second Class Upper Honours Degree. Thereafter, he obtained his Certificate in Legal Practice in 2011. After completing his pupillage and being called to the Malaysian Bar in November 2012, he joined Skrine as an Associate in the Dispute Resolution division. In July 2016, he was promoted to become a Senior Associate. In April 2018, he left Skrine to become a partner of ROY.

Damian’s main area of practice revolves around corporate litigation, employment law, debt recovery and landlord and tenant. He also has a broad client base, having represented both local and international clients in commercial litigation and cross-border disputes, including defamation, aviation, breach of contract, shareholder disputes etc.

Daniel Chua
Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills

Daniel is an Associate in the International Arbitration Practice in Herbert Smith Freehills. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from the University of London and a Master of Laws from UCL, and is admitted to practice in England and Malaysia. Daniel specialises in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration and has acted in arbitrations in arbitrations under various institutional rules including AIAC, BANI, DIAC, ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, SIAC and VIAC. Daniel is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, an accredited HKIAC tribunal secretary and a panel arbitrator of the CIArb Business Arbitration Scheme. He teaches the Alternative Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration in Malaysian law schools. He writes on Malaysian dispute resolution and has been published by LexisNexis, Sweet & Maxwell and Wolters Kluwer, and speaks at conferences and seminars in relation to international arbitration.

Dany Channraksmeychhoukroth
Attorney-at-Law, Legal Town Law Firm

Channraksmeychhoukroth DANY (or “Chhoukroth”) is an Attorney-at-Law and a member of the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Her legal practices centered on contract law, international commercial arbitration, family law and criminal litigation. She is acting as counsel in both domestic and international arbitration. Chhoukroth’s principle research fields center on the law of the sea, international environmental law, international commercial arbitration, and human rights law particularly right to a healthy environment and business and human rights. With her experiences and passions, she has been elected as member of the Executive Council of the Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL) where one of the core objectives is to foster and encourage Asian perspectives of international law.

Dario Simone Palmiotti, FCIArb, FSIArb
Intern, THAC Thailand Arbitration Center

Dario holds an LL.M. from the NUS in International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution. He attended several arbitration courses e.g., the widely recognised Arbitration Academy and the Hague Academy of International Law. Dario has significant experience at arbitral institutions. He completed internships at the HKIAC as well as at the AIAC. Currently, Dario is interning at the THAC. Palmiotti is admitted as a Fellow of the CIArb and several institutes of arbitrators in the Asia-Pacific region. He is listed in the Panel of Arbitrators of the THAC and the CiADR. He participated in the 22nd Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, where his team obtained an honourable mention being ranked among the best 64 teams at the oral phase. Since 2017, Dario has actively advised and coached different universities. He also participates regularly as an arbitrator in competitions held each year in Vienna and Hong Kong. Dario graduated from the Università Cattolica in Milan in 2017.

Dato' Varghese George
Independent Arbitrator

Advocate & Solicitor, Malaysia (1974 to 2009), Judicial Commissioner, Judge High Court (2009 to 2013), Judge Court of Appeal (2003 to 2017) Arbitrator (Vargharb chambers, Room 7, Bangunan Sulaiman [AIAC])

David Bateson
International Arbitrator, 39 Essex Chambers

David Bateson is a well-known international arbitrator based in Singapore, who has lived in Asia for 40 years. He is very experienced, and has handled over 150 arbitrations in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He is on the panels of AIAC, BANI, CIETAC, HKIAC, and SIAC. Chambers Asia describe him as pre-eminent and widely experienced, and one of the top arbitrators in the region.

Davison Kanokanga
Legal Practitioner /Arbitrator, Kanokanga and Partners

Was admitted as a Legal Practitioner in Zimbabwe on 6th March 1989. Is the Founding Partner of Kanokanga and Partners, Harare, Zimbabwe. Author of Commercial Arbitration in Zimbabwe. Juta (Pty)Ltd, Cape Town, 2020. Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). Arbitrator. Panellist with the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa, Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa) NPC and the Commercial Arbitration Centre in Harare. He is also a member of the SADC Commercial Arbitration Panel. Was an arbitrator in the 2019 3rd AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot for the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.

Deborah Loh
Associate, Clifford Chance Asia

Deborah was called to the Singapore bar in 2017 and is currently an Associate with Clifford Chance Asia. She has experience in litigation at all levels of the Singapore courts, as well as arbitration and corporate restructurings.

Derya Durlu Gürzumar
Lawyer

Ms. Derya Durlu Gürzumar graduated from Bilkent University Faculty of Law, where she was a participant in the 15th, 16th and 17th Vis Moots. She received two Honorable Mentions in the Martin Domke Award in the 16th and 17th Vis Moots, being the sole recipient of this award from among participants attending the Vis Moot from Turkey. She also holds an LL.M. degree from the same university, with a specialization in law & economics.

Ms. Durlu Gürzumar is admitted to the Istanbul Bar Association. Her practice areas have been competition law, internet law and white-collar irregularities. She is the author of a book on "Fundamental Concepts of Anglo-American Law" published by Legal Publishing, and has published numerous articles on matters of competition law, freedom of speech, internet law, white-collar irregularities, arbitration and AI/technology and the legal profession.

She has been coaching the Bilkent University Vis Moot Team and the Bilkent University ISTAC Moot Team, and has been acting as an arbitrator in various national and international moot court competitions, including the FDI Moot, Jessup, and the ICC Moot. Her ISTAC Moot Court Team won the 4th ISTAC Future of the Arbitration Moot Court Competition in Turkey, in 2020.

Devarsh Saraf
Associate (Advocate), Federal & Company

Presently an Associate at a boutique litigation and arbitration firm in Mumbai, India called Federal & Company. Pursued a degree in law from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad and a BSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. An avid mooter throughout law school - some notable achievements include reaching the Round of 64 at the 23rd Edition of the Willem C. Vis Moot Court Competition, placing 3rd at the FDI Moot and placing second in the South Asian rounds of the Frankfurt International Investment Arbitration Moot.

Dhanya T Mallar
Senior Associate, V.J Mathew & Co. Cochin

Adv. Dhanya T Mallar is a Senior Associate at V.J Mathew & Co, Cochin. She is enrolled as an Advocate on the rolls of the Bar Council of India since 2018.

She had participated in the 24th Willem C. Vis Moot at Vienna representing her alma mater Symbiosis Law School, Pune. She also participated in pre-moots organized by the International Chamber of Commerce, Norton Rose Fulbright, and White and Case.

Her practice is focused on Maritime Law, Energy Law, Food and Beverage Law, Dispute Resolution in international commercial agreements, and Property Law in India. She has appeared before various High Courts, Arbitration Tribunals, and various other tribunals/authorities. She regularly publishes blog posts at www.dhanyamallar.in.

Dhanya graduated from Symbiosis Law School, Pune in 2018. She works in English, Hindi, Malayalam, and Konkani. She has basic proficiency in French and German.

Divyanshu Bhardwaj
Post Graduate Student

My name is Divyanshu Bhardwaj, and I did my graduation from Nirma University, Ahmedabad, India, and currently I am pursuing my masters in constitutional law from Amity University, Lucknow, India.

Dmitry Marenkov
Lawyer, Germany Trade & Invest

Dmitry Marenkov is a German qualified lawyer, focusing on international dispute resolution and international business law. He studied law at the University of Cologne (Germany), University College London and the University of Dundee (LLM). A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Dmitry has participated in over 30 international arbitrations, including appointments as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and presiding arbitrator. He is a Fellow and a member of the Editorial Sub-Committee at the Asian Institute of ADR.

Douglas Telpis Ferrante
Partner, Vicente Bagnoli Advogados

Partner at Vicente Bagnoli Advogados. Master's Degree in Economic and Political Law (Mackenzie University - Brazil). MBA on Digital Business (USP - Brazil). Specialization in Corporate and Business Law (FGV - Brazil). Author of books in Brazil related to arbitration.

Duncan Gorst
Associate, Hogan Lovells

Duncan Gorst is an associate based in the Munich office of the law firm Hogan Lovells. Duncan has acted as counsel in numerous international arbitrations, focused on energy, infrastructure, aerospace, and life sciences, and advises businesses and other organisations on international dispute resolution and international law. He is admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales and to the bar in New York.

Edward Kuruvilla
Advocate & Solicitor, Messrs. Christopher & Lee Ong

Edward Kuruvilla’s practice covers all areas of dispute resolution including contract law and equity, land law, public law, constitutional law, corporate law, construction law, tax law, enforcement of foreign judgments, defamation, arbitration, mediation and negotiation.

He regularly appears as Lead Counsel or Co-Counsel at all levels of the Malaysian Courts including the Federal Court, the Court of Appeal, the High Court and the Special Commissioners of Income Tax (SCIT).

An avid writer, Edward Kuruvilla works closely with various leading law publications as an author and contributor. His academic and scholarly articles are regularly published in print. He is also a named contributor to the White Book on Malaysian Civil Procedure and the author of the 2019 Reissue of the Halsbury’s Laws of Malaysia Defamation Title (Volume 13(1)).

Edward Kuruvilla has been elected to serve as a Council Member of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIArb) until 2022.

Edward William Luke11
Barrister and International Arbitrator, Luke and Associates

I am recognized as a leading Arbitrator. I am listed in the Global arbitration review who's who of arbitrators in the world. I have been engaged in several very high profile cases in the Court of Appeal of Botswana and the High court of Botswana.

Eileen Loebig
Associate, Allen & Overy LLP

Eileen is a Junior Associate and German Rechtsanwalt at Allen & Overy LLP in Frankfurt specializing in Arbitration and Litigation. She studied the law in Heidelberg, Germany and Lille, France and worked as research assistant and legal trainee at various international law firms and at the Regional Court Heidelberg.

Ekaterina Baliuk
Case Manager, Russian Arbitration Center

Ekaterina Baliuk is a case manager at the Russian Arbitration Center (RAC), where she has acted as a tribunal secretary in more than 25 domestic and international arbitrations. Ekaterina has also contributed to the improvement of practices and procedures of the RAC and led the team within a number of arbitration projects (e.g. the 2021 Moscow Vis Pre-Moot).

Prior to joining the RAC, Ekaterina was interning at the Asian International Arbitration Center (AIAC) and arbitration practice of a leading Russian law firm. She has also contributed to the 2nd edition of the Global Sales and Contract Law book supervised by Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Schwenzer.

With varied degrees of fluency, Ekaterina speaks and works in Russian, English and German.

Elodie Dulac
Partner, King & Spalding (Singapore) LLP

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 nearly 15 years. She has worked on international arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, ICSID, SCC, SIAC, and UNCITRAL. In addition to her work as counsel, Ms. Dulac has been appointed as an arbitrator in HKIAC, ICC, SIAC, AIAC, KIAC and ad hoc arbitrations. She is listed in Who's Who Legal - Future Leaders 2021 for International Arbitration (Top 10 Asia-Pacific wide), and has been recognised in Chambers Asia Pacific and Legal500.

Ms. Dulac is admitted to practice in England & Wales (Solicitor-Advocate), Paris, France and Cambodia (Foreign Lawyer). She is a Registered Foreign Lawyer at the Singapore International Commercial Court.

Eoin Moynihan
Managing Associate, Global Legal Solutions

Eoin Moynihan is a New York-based attorney with Global Legal Solutions, where he works on a wide range of contentious commercial matters. He has experience advising and representing clients in international commercial arbitrations across a number of industry sectors including maritime, energy, construction, trade and insurance. Eoin’s career in the legal industry has brought him to three different continents (Asia, Europe and North America) in one of the largest firms in the world as well as a few boutique firms. Eoin’s clients have included large multinational companies, governments, start-ups and many more in between. Eoin is a common law lawyer with his legal education having taken place in universities in Ireland, Singapore and New York. Eoin is admitted to practice in the state of New York and in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York.

Erica Franzetti
Partner, Dechert LLP

Érica Franzetti is a partner at Dechert LLP, arbitrator and adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center. She concentrates her practice on international commercial and investor-state arbitration matters across multiple industry sectors (e.g. energy and natural resources, life sciences, financial services, hospitality and information technology) and jurisdictions (e.g. the United States, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Croatia, Hungary and the Philippines). Ms. Franzetti has extensive experience advising clients in cases involving multiple procedural rules and has appeared before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) and United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) arbitral tribunals.

Fernanda Cominato Nemr
Associate, Muriel Medici Franco Advogados

Associate at Muriel Medici Franco Advogados. LL.B. from the University of São Paulo – USP (Brazil). Arbitrator Intelligence Ambassador for Brazil and Founding Member of the Arbitration Research and Study Group of the University of São Paulo (GARB-USP). Coach of the University of São Paulo Team for the Vis Moot.

Fernando Freire Lula de Souza
Lawyer, Mange & Gabbay Advogados

Lawyer at Mange & Gabbay Advogados (São Paulo, Brazil). Bachelor of Laws at the University of São Paulo (USP), with an exchange semester at Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas. Currently undertaking the double degree program with Université Jéan-Moulin Lyon 3. First Runner Up (out of a total 71 teams) of the 17th edition of the Vis East Moot, held virtually.

Garth Rodney McComb
Regional Director and Head of Diales APAC, Driver Trett (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

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. 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 also an RICS Accredited Mediator.

Ghada Arfaoui
Legal Assistant / Masters Student, NCSC / Université de Carthage

Gizem Alper
Contractor for IICL, Pace University

Gizem Alper has earned her Ph.D. in private law from Istanbul University and she is a licensed attorney in New York and Turkey (Istanbul). She has amassed experience as legal advisor and legal expert in international commercial and corporate law matters. She works for the Institute of International Commercial Law at Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University (NY), where her work is focused on international arbitration and international sales law, particularly the CISG. She serves as secretary for the Committee on Commercial Law and Uniform State Laws at the New York City Bar.

Gökberk Tekin
Associate, Ongur & Partners International Law Office

Gökberk Tekin is a Turkish lawyer admitted to Ankara Bar and specialized in dispute resolution. In his current role at Ongur & Partners International Law Office, he focuses on international commercial arbitration and litigation.

He holds a B.Sc. degree from the Turkish Military Academy, an LL.B. from Selcuk University Faculty of Law, and two LL.M. degrees from Aberystwyth University and Ankara University Faculty of Law (LL.M.) respectively. Currently he is a PhD candidate at Ankara University Law Faculty.

Before joining Ongur & Partners, he served as a public servant and an academic.

Grace Cheng
Barrister, Field Court Chambers

Grace is a barrister in London, is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong, and has been granted rights of audience before the AIFC Court in Kazakhstan. She can advise on both English law and Hong Kong law and is a member of the Attorney General’s Civil Counsel Panel. She is a TECBAR adjudicator and is on the panel of arbitrators for BAIAC; FINRA; ICC; LCIA; and PIAC. Prior to joining the English Bar, Grace worked at Slaughter and May. She has taught at Oxford, King’s College London, the University of Warwick, National Taiwan University and the National Chengchi University. Grace was judicial assistant to the Honourable Mr Justice Blair when he was the Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court. Grace obtained a First Class Honours degree in law from the LSE and the BCL from Oxford. She is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese and has a working knowledge of French and Spanish, and previously assisted at the WTO ministerial conference.

Gunjan Soni
Associate, L&L Partners Litigation

Gunjan is an India-qualified lawyer working as an Associate in the disputes practice of L&L Partners Litigation (a tier 1 law firm in India) for almost 2 years now. She is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London.

Her practice at L&L Partners focuses on civil and commercial litigation, and arbitration, including enforcement actions involving foreign and domestic awards.

Academically, she is an Assistant Editor at National Forum for Research in Arbitration Law which focuses on international arbitration research. She has also pursued courses on international commercial and investment arbitration.

A 2019 graduate of Amity Law School Delhi (GGSIPU), she was a member of her college’s moot, debate, alternative dispute resolution and placement societies. She has also presided as arbitrator in various international arbitration moots, including Istanbul Vis Pre-Moot and Helsinki (Finland) Pre-Moot. Reach her at www.linkedin.com/in/gunjan-soni.

Harald Sippel
Independent Arbitrator

Dr. Harald Sippel, MBA SFBiam FCIArb acts as an independent arbitrator and mediator, as well as counsel in international arbitration proceedings. He also holds a position as the Bali International Arbitration and Mediation Center’s (BIAMC) Academic Director.

Previously, Dr. Sippel acted as the Asian International Arbitration Centre’s (AIAC) Head of Legal Services, where he oversaw the administration of around 2,000 arbitrations, adjudications, mediations, domain name dispute proceedings and other ADR-proceedings.

Prior to becoming an independent arbitrator, Dr. Sippel worked for international law firms in China, Austria, Germany and Korea and as an in-house counsel Austria and Korea for around 10 years. He has acted as arbitrator (Chair, Sole, Co-Arbitrator), counsel, tribunal secretary and in-house counsel in 79 arbitrations under the Rules of all major arbitral institutions. Many of these arbitrations were high-stake matters, with amounts in dispute up to USD 22.1 billion.

Hasit Seth
Counsel

Mr. Seth practices as a counsel in the Bombay High Court, India and in domestic and international arbitrations. His areas of focus are commercial disputes, construction arbitrations, technology disputes and intellectual property disputes. He has 20+ years of experience that spans his work in US law firms, Indian law firm and a general counsel role in a US MNC with a core focus on arbitration and litigation. Mr. Seth has degrees in computer science (B.Sc), law (LL.B. and LL.M. with a Gold Medal from Mumbai University,India and LL.M. in Intellectual Property from Franklin Pierce Law Center, University of New Hampshire, USA). He has done on-campus course work in negotiation and mediation at the Harvard Law School’s “Program on Negotiation”. He is a contributing author to “Software Patents Worldwide” published by Wolters-Kluwer. He is presently writing a new kind of book on Law of Damages. He is licensed to practice law in New York, USA and India (Maharashtra & Goa Bar Council).

Heather Yee Jing Wah
Senior Legal Counsel, Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Ms. Heather Yee was admitted to the bar as advocate and solicitor in 2017 and has been actively involved in alternative dispute resolution practices including arbitration, adjudication and mediation. She holds a master of laws with distinction and was a recipient of the Singapore Temasek Foundation Leadership Enrichment and Regional Networking @ National University of Singapore Award. She was also the recipient of the St. Michael's Institution Brother Visitor's Trophy as the Best STPM Student of the year. Ms. Heather Yee had participated in numerous competitions as debater and mooter including the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. She also acted as counsel in arbitration and adjudication cases and regularly advises on alternative dispute resolution matters.

HENG See Imm
Architect / Adjudicator / Mediator / Arbitrator / Building Inspector, S.I. Heng Architect

Hüseyin Eren Akarca
Associate, Esin Attorney Partnership (Baker McKenzie)

Hüseyin Eren is a lawyer admitted to Istanbul Bar in Turkey. He is a former Willem C. Vis Moot participant and a coach. After working two years at PwC Turkey and assisting on the tax controversies of the big tech companies, he is currently working at Esin Attorney Partnership (Baker McKenzie Turkey) as an associate.

Iain Aitchison
Managing Director, Ankura

Iain Aitchison is a Managing Director of Ankura. He been involved in the Vis Moot since 2012, sitting as arbitrator and chair, and was invited to sit in the elimination stage of the inaugural online finals in Vienna. Iain has given expert evidence under cross examination as a Delay Expert in ICC Arbitration. He is a DBF accredited Dispute Board Member with experience of major international DAB/DRB. He has an LLM in Arbitration and DipICArb and FCIArb in International Arbitration. He has acted as lead strategist on international disputes. His expert insight and dispute resolution skills facilitated the structured settlement of major and highly complex underlying disputes on a World Bank funded distressed infrastructure project.

Ilias Kazeem
PhD Student, University of Aberdeen

Ilias is authorised to practise law in Nigeria and he has practised in the aspect of commercial arbitration, litigation and commercial law for a number of years. He subsequently obtained an LLM at the University of Aberdeen, UK, in Energy and Environmental Law. He is currently a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen, where his research focuses on international arbitration of energy and natural resources disputes. Ilias is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK, Nigerian Branch and he is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.

Ignacio Jorge Tasende Iturvide
Associate, Ferrere Abogados, Uruguay

Graduated lawyer from the University of the Republic, Uruguay and Assistant Professor of Procedural law at the same university. Associate at the arbitration department of Ferrere Abogados, Uruguay. Hold a postgraduate diploma in international contracts and litigation from the Austral University; and a postgraduate certificate in finance law from the University of California, Berkeley. Attended the Latin American international arbitration course held by the Geneva Center for the International Dispute Settlement; and the Academy on International Investment Law, held by the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. Authored and co-authored articles regarding international arbitration. Speaker at the 2020 "UNCITRAL Day". Ambassador of Arbitrator Intelligence. He has experience as an oralist in international arbitration competitions representing his university, and also as an arbitrator. Member of the IBA, the Spanish Arbitration Club, Young ICCA and ITAFOR.

Iram Majid
Executive Director, Asia Pacific centre for Arbitration and Mediation

She is director of Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation (IIAM). She is Executive Director of Asia Pacific centre for Arbitration and Mediation. She is Mediator with United Nations Ombudsman Global Panel. She has undergone training for Arbitration from Chartered Institute of Arbitration UK. She is APCAM certified Arbitrator and empanel as Arbitrator with all member countries like Hongkong, Australia, Indonesia, Nepal, Malaysia and with Thailand Arbitration Centre and in India with Delhi International Arbitration Centre. Mediator with WIPO.

Irina Mocanu-Coman
Contributor/Editor, Paris Baby Arbitration Publication

Young professional born in Romania with academic and professional backgrounds in both civil law and common law jurisdictions (France, Romania and USA). Recently certified as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Attorney-at-Law in the State of New York, and a member of ArbitralWomen.

Iryna Akulenka
Managing Consultant, HKA

Iryna Akulenka FCIArb is a qualified Engineer with 14 years of experience, including seven years of managing construction and engineering projects, and more recently, in contractual claims preparation and defence as well as dispute work (expert work and alternative dispute resolution). Iryna is a Fellow with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and acts as an arbitrator in construction disputes. Iryna is the Vice Chair of the CIArb UAE Branch and a member of the faculty on International Arbitration pathway. She is a Member of the Global Advisory Board of ICDR Y&I, a Regional Representative for MENA with Russian Arbitration Association (RAA40), a Member of the Advisory Board for the School of Engineering, AUD, and a Member of the Advisory Board, Faculty of Business & Law, BUiD. Iryna provides training in Cost Planning, Project controls, Procurement, Claims and Disputes, and Contract Administration, and is a frequent speaker at various events and conferences in the ADR field.

Ish Jain
International Arbitrator and Senior Partner, Regius Legal LLP

Ish Jain is a renowned Arbitrator empanelled by several prestigious Global Institutes across UK, Singapore, India and other South Asian regions. He has dedicated himself to the field of Arbitration since 2004, when he commenced gaining experience in this field, much prior to being formally qualified as an Advocate. Ish has been admitted as a Fellow at the renowned Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK (CIArb), Hong Kong (HKIArb), Malaysia (MIArb) and at several prestigious international and domestic Arbitration Institutions. Ish specializes in Air & Space, Real Estate, Maritime, Art, Sports, Technology, Energy, Domain Name and Cross-Border. He holds Master’s Degree in 4 fields of law and now pursuing his Doctorate in Arbitration Law. He is AWARDED as Future Legal Leaders by Indian Business Law Journal, Vantage Asia, Hong Kong. He has also received the Indian Achiever’s Award in the field of International and Domestic Arbitration by Indian Achiever’s Forum for the year 2020.

Izzat Asyraf Zamri
Partner, Messrs. K.K. Lim

Izzat is a civil litigator practicing at Messrs. K K Lim as a partner. He is frequently invited to judge and arbitrate various moot competitions including LAWASIA moot, IHL moot and internal moots in Malaysian universities. He was chosen to be the Moot Director of the Thomas Philip Novice Arbitration Mooting Competition (NAMCO) in 2016 and 2018. His area of work covers contractual and tortious claims, commercial and corporate disputes, contentious acquisitions and take-overs, land acquisitions, contentious banking litigation, construction disputes and industrial relations. He represents corporations and individual clients at all level of Courts in Malaysia as well as at alternative dispute resolution forums. He was a contibutor to the first edition of the Malaysian Civil Procedure and is actively writing on the development of the law.

James P. Monteiro
Managing Partner, Messrs JamesMonteiro

James is the Managing Partner of Messrs JamesMonteiro (Advocates & Solicitors) and is in his 24rd year of practice as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. James specialises in the areas of construction, engineering, and energy, including contract, project and risk management advisory, dispute avoidance and dispute resolution. James has acted for a variety of clients, both foreign and local, ranging from multinationals, government linked companies/entities and public and private companies. James frequently appears as counsel in arbitration proceedings in Kuala Lumpur under the AIAC (previously KLRCA) and PAM Rules of Arbitration and ad hoc arbitrations under the Malaysian Arbitration Act 2005. He has also been involved in international arbitrations under the ICC and LCIA Rules of Arbitration. James has also appeared as counsel in all levels of courts in Malaysia.

Jane Davies Evans
International arbitrator/arbitration counsel, 3 Verulam Buildings

A dual-qualified barrister and Chartered Accountant, Jane is ranked for energy disputes, construction and international arbitration (Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners) and recognised in Who’s Who Legal: Construction as a Thought Leader. Jane acts as lead or co-counsel in international arbitrations and dispute boards, and counsel in arbitration related litigation. Jane’s practice focuses on disputes arising in the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors in Africa, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, the Russian Federation and CIS and Latin America, with particular expertise in arbitrations concerning complex major and mega projects.

Jasna Jarmuschke
Trainee Lawyer, Land Schleswig-Holstein

I am attending legal clerkship at the higher regional court of schleswig in Germany. I work parttime in a law firm. I am an alumni of the Team of the university of Hamburg. I arbitrated in several Pre-Moots. I participated in 2015/2016.

Jeff T.F. Yau
Barrister-at-Law, Bernacchi Chambers

Jeff is developing a broad civil and commercial practice. Since coming to the Hong Kong Bar, he has accumulated wide experience in a range of matters, both contentious and advisory, particularly in the areas of land & property, probate & trusts, company & commercial matters, as well as arbitration. He has been instructed to handle proceedings in the High Court and arbitration proceedings conducted under the HKIAC rules on his own and as junior counsel. His experience includes representing an employee as sole advocate in an appeal from a tribunal at the High Court and a PRC-based company as junior counsel before an arbitral tribunal in a multi-party contractual dispute which entails a wide range of interlocutory proceedings such as jurisdiction challenge, interim measures and joinder applications.

John Leong
Self Employed

John is a registered professional with more than a decade of experience spanning across in Building Construction, Civil Engineering Construction, Oil & Gas Construction AND Building Refurbishment Works. He has held various key positions in Consultancy and construction firms and serve as Quantum Expert as well as 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.

Jonas Zaugg
Research Assistant, University of Lausanne

Jonas Zaugg is a former Moot participant and the Vis Moot coach of the University of Lausanne. Mr Zaugg holds a BLaw and MLaw from the University of Lausanne, specialising in commercial law and legal theory. Mr Zaugg is currently assistant to Prof. Andrea Bonomi at the University of Lausanne and undertaking a doctoral thesis on the subject of philosophy of law and artificial intelligence. Alongside his studies, Mr Zaugg has worked in the field of health insurance claims against liable third parties for over five years.

Jose Angelo A. David
Foreign Associate, GST LLP

Jose Angelo A. David is a practitioner and professor of international law and arbitration. He is a member of the Philippine bar and was formerly government counsel for the Republic of the Philippines. He now works as a Foreign Associate at the Washington D.C. office of GST LLP, a boutique law firm that specializes in international investment and commercial arbitration. He currently represents the sovereign interests of the Republic of Guatemala, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and the Dominican Republic. Mr. David holds a political science degree cum laude from the University of the Philippines and a bachelor of laws degree from San Beda University in Manila, Philippines where he graduated class valedictorian. He recently obtained his Master of Laws degree from Harvard University. While pursuing his master's degree, he rendered pro bono advice to the Maldives International Arbitration Centre for the revision of its institutional rules. Upon graduation, he joined the Harvard International Postgraduate Research Program as a part-time researcher on investment law reforms. In April this year, he will be teaching an online course on international investment arbitration at the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía in Málaga, Spain.

Josep Galvez
Managing Partner, Galvez Pascual

Josep Galvez is a member of the Del Canto Chambers in London and Managing Partner of litigation and arbitration law firm boutique Galvez Pascual (Barcelona), exclusively devoted to business disputes. He is admitted to the Bars of England & Wales and Spain (Madrid and Barcelona). Additionally, Josep is an associate professor at the University of Barcelona and ISDE, Spain. Before his work as a litigation lawyer, Josep served as a judge in civil and commercial matters for most of his professional career in Spain. His professional practice covers a wide range of industries, representing clients in commercial disputes, including real estate or banking & finance, with a particular focus on post-closing M&A and corporate litigation. Josep owns extensive experience in cross-border disputes handling multi-jurisdictional teams.

Josephine Budiana
Associate, Melli Darsa & Co., member of PWC

Josephine is an Associate at Melli Darsa & Co., a member of PWC who graduated from Universitas Pelita Harapan in 2020. She participated in the 15th Willem C. VIS East Moot Court Competition and returned as an arbitrator for the Indonesian Pre-Moot Rounds in 2020 and 2021. She is an active Director at the Indonesian Society of International Law and was the National Administrator for the 2020 Philip C. Jessup Indonesian National Rounds.

Juan Manuel Rivero Godoy
General Secretary, The Permanent Review Tribunal of Mercosur

Full Professor of international law ORT University. Doctor in Law, LLM in International Law.

General Secretary of the Permanent Review Tribunal of Mercosur (arbitral).

Juan Pablo Gómez-Moreno
Associate, Posse Herrera Ruiz

Juan Pablo Gómez-Moreno is a lawyer and philosopher of Universidad de los Andes (Colombia) and alumnus of the postgraduate degree in International Business Law and the Masters’ in Private Law at the same institution. He has been a teaching assistant and assistant professor in public international law, international trade law and international investment and commercial arbitration. He is also actively working as a research assistant, editor, reporter and contributor in different international projects in the field. He has authored various scholarly writings in investment and commercial arbitration, the arbitration of post-M&A disputes, human rights, and illicit trade. He has appeared as a competitor, coach, arbitrator and judge for international competitions such as the John H. Jackson, the Willem C. Vis, the Philip C. Jessup and the FDI Moot Courts. He is a member of various international young arbitration networks (ICCA, ICC, ITA, ICSID).

Juan Pablo Hernández Páez
Teaching Assistant and Moot Coach, Universidad Francisco Marroquín

Juan Pablo Hernández is a Teaching Assistant and Moot Coach at Universidad Francisco Marroquín (UFM) and editor of The Treaty Examiner, an online journal of international law (treatyexaminer.com). He is the current President of the UFM Chapter of the International Law Students Association (ILSA) and a participant of the 2021 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot. In the past, he participated in the 2019 Willem C. Vis Moot (Vienna).

In 2020, Mr. Hernández interned at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and the Mechanism for the Settlement of Trade Disputes between Central American States (MSC, SIECA). He participated in the creation of a draft statute on the law applicable to international contracts. In the past, he has been invited to give lectures on the international commercial arbitration and other subjects of international law. He has published articles on a wide range of subjects, including public and private international law and arbitration.

Jun Wang
Senior Consultant, FitzGerald Lawyers

Jun is an experienced international arbitration counsel and arbitrator focused on Asia. He is active in the region’s leading arbitration hubs in infrastructure, energy and commercial disputes. Jun is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA). He is a panel arbitrator of the Asian International Arbitration Centre and the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration. He serves as member of ACICA Practice & Procedure Board and the SIAC Users Council.

Jun first qualified as a lawyer in Mainland China. He is admitted in Australia, England & Wales and New Zealand. Jun holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Nanjing University, a Juris Doctor (with honours) from Bond University and a Postgraduate Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration (with distinction) from Queen Mary University of London.

K. Shanti Mogan
Partner, Shearn Delamore & Co.

Shanti has 30 years of experience in a broad commercial practice, representing clients in commercial litigation and arbitration, both domestic and international. She acts as counsel and arbitrator She is Head of the Arbitration Practice and Personal Data Protection & Privacy Laws Practice and co-head of the Competition Law Practice. She is a Member of the Court of Arbitration (SIAC). She is a recognised and recommended dispute resolution lawyer. (Chambers Asia Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Asialaw Profiles). Her experience covers a wide range of disputes including banking, commercial, corporate and technology related disputes. Shanti regularly acts for banks, regulatory bodies and corporations in relation to anti bribery, consumer protection, data protection and privacy, defamation, entertainment, multimedia and communications, securities and related matters. Shanti also has experience in the area of competition and antitrust laws, offers advisory services, compliance audits and legal representation in competition law investigations and disputes.

Kang Mei Yee
Partner, Gan Partnership

Mei Yee is a Partner at Gan Partnership. She is active in corporate, civil and construction dispute resolution. As an advocate and solicitor, she appears and assists in proceedings before the courts of Malaysia and in arbitration. She is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), United Kingdom and she holds a Diploma in International Arbitration by CIArb. She has co-authored the Malaysian chapter on International Arbitration in Global Legal Insights 2019 and 2020. She is also an active contributing author to the publications by International Law Office (ILO). Before she joined practice, she was active in various moot competitions. She continued to contribute as a moot judge even after she started law practice, in both domestic and international moot competitions.

Karen Mills
Founding Member & Arbitrator, KarimSyah Law Firm

Karen Mills is recognised 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 the Executive Board of a number of professional organisations, including not only East Asia Branch of CIArb the IBA Task Force on Investor-State Mediation and the Journal of World Energy and Law and Business. She was also on the Executive Board of ArbitralWomen for 35 years.

Ms. Mills's substantive fields of specialisation 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.

Karen Ng Gek Suan
Partner, Azman, Davidson & Co

Karen Ng Gek Suan was called to the English Bar (Lincoln’s Inn) in 2005 and admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor in the High Court of Malaya in 2007. She is a Partner in Azman, Davidson & Co. Prior to joining Azman, Davidson & Co in 2012, she practised as a Foreign Lawyer in Singapore. She specialises in building and construction law and regularly advises and represents clients in contentious building and construction matters. This includes arbitrations, adjudications, and litigation/appearances in all levels of the Courts. She also appeared as counsel in Commission of Enquiry Proceedings.

Karen is also the Past Deputy President of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrator (MIArb) (2017-2019), Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIArb); Fellow of Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb); an accredited Adjudicator empanelled with Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC); and an accredited Mediator empanelled with Malaysia Mediation Centre (MMC).

Katie Chung
Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Katie Chung is a Disputes and International Arbitration Partner in Norton Rose Fulbright in Singapore. With more than a decade of experience, Katie advises and represents private and state-owned clients in Asia-related arbitrations conducted under all major institutional and ad hoc arbitration rules. Katie has extensive contentious experience in commodities, energy, infrastructure and technology. Apart from acting as lead counsel, Katie sits as arbitrator and has been appointed as arbitrator in SIAC, HKIAC and ICC arbitrations seated in Singapore and Hong Kong. She is on the SIAC reserve panel of arbitrators, the HKIAC List of Arbitrators, the KCAB Panel of International Arbitrators and the THAC Panel of Arbitrators. She is consistently recognized as a "Rising Star" by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, and is recommended by Who’s Who Legal as Future Leader in International Arbitration. Katie is named by Singapore Business Review as one of Singapore's most influential lawyers under 40.

Khushboo Shahdadpuri
Senior Associate, Al Tamimi & Company

Khushboo is a Senior Associate with Al Tamimi & Company. She is a dual qualified lawyer admitted to practice in Singapore and the State of New York. Khushboo regularly advises clients in complex, multi-party and high value construction and infrastructure disputes as well as energy, oil and gas, shipping and corporate arbitration proceedings matters under the major institutional rules and ad-hoc proceedings. She has worked with experts from a number of disciplines, such as Delay, Quantum, Structural, MEP and Architectural. She also has extensive experience in dealing with arbitration matters under both civil law and common law. She frequently instructs barristers and Queen’s Counsels on a number of her cases.

Khushboo also has extensive experience in arbitration related litigation matters, such as setting aside and enforcing arbitral awards before the courts in England, Singapore, Switzerland, DIFC, Dubai, QFC and Qatar.

Khushboo publishes and speaks regularly in the international arbitration fora. These include topics on energy arbitration, third party funding and salient features of arbitration proceedings.

Khushboo has been appointed as a committee member in the Young SIAC group and is also part of the SIAC user’s council.

Kirsten Teo
International Arbitration Counsel, De Almeida Pereira DC

I am a Special Legal Consultant in DC and Singapore-qualified Advocate & Solicitor specialising in international commercial and investment arbitration. My work is primarily in the capacity as Tribunal Secretary and Counsel for clients in public international law cases and international arbitrations (under SIAC, AIAC, HKIAC, CIETAC, ICC, SCC, ICDR/AAA, UNCITRAL rules) seated in Singapore, the US, Europe and other common or civil law jurisdictions.

In 2011, I passed the Singapore bar exams with distinction in arbitration and was admitted as Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in July 2012. I hold an LLB with honours from Singapore Management University (2011), did an exchange semester at the University of Hong Kong (2009), completed an advanced diploma in International Aviation Law with distinction from the International Air Transport Association in Geneva (2012) and hold an LLM in International Commercial Arbitration with distinction from GAR top-ranked Stockholm University (2017). It was an honour to have been sole recipient of the Swedish Arbitration Association Scholarship in 2016.

While completing my LLM in international arbitration at Stockholm University, I interned at the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and presented at the SCC Centennial ‘Arbitrating for Peace’ Symposium in 2017 on the Taba arbitration between Egypt and Israel. In 2018, in Atlanta US, I shared about evidentiary rules in international arbitration from common and civil law perspectives.

Kunwar Chandresh
Partner, Cordatus Law Chambers

Kunwar Chandresh is a Fellow of CIArb (UK), Fellow Prime Disputes (FPD) and a Neutral with a background of construction, engineering, and energy sector with an experience of approximately fifteen years. He is an Associate Fellow of Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA), USA and also empanelled as an Arbitrator with different national and international institutions. Kunwar's first degree is in Engineering and he worked in the different type of projects ranging across Road, Tunnel, Thermal Power, Hydropower, Transion lines, Substation, and Multi-storey buildings. Presently, Kunwar is practicing as Advocate and Arbitration Counsel in commercial, financial, construction, infrastructure, energy, and engineering-related litigation and arbitration matters and working as a Partner, Cordatus Law Chambers LLP, New Delhi.

Lai Sze Ching
Partner, Lai Teh Adjudication & Arbitration Chamber Plt

Ir. Lai has more than 30 years working experience in the field of construction claim, contract and project management, construction and property development. He is currently the Partner of a firm specializing in adjudication and arbitration and also as Managing Director of a consulting firm involved in the provision of project management services for engineering projects.

Ir. Lai has been invited to deliver papers on engineering, construction, contract management and construction law in various domestic and international seminars. He had written articles on issues of contract management, construction disputes, ADR and arbitration. He conducts courses/seminars on contract management, adjudication, arbitration and construction law to the members of Institution of Engineers Malaysia, Malaysia Architect Association, construction companies and corporations.

Lee Tze Jiet
Partner

TJ Lee is an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and he is a dispute resolution practitioner.

Lee Wei Han
Counsel, Bird & Bird ATMD LLP

Shaun is counsel in Bird & Bird ATMD's Dispute Resolution Group in Singapore. He is a dual-qualified lawyer who acts regularly for clients in complex transnational commercial disputes across the TMT and financial sectors, as well as in the infrastructure, energy & utilities space. He has successfully represented clients in SIAC, LCIA and ICC international arbitration proceedings, mediation proceedings, and in proceedings before the Singapore courts and the Singapore International Commercial Court.

His a CIArb Fellow and sit on, inter alia, the AIAC's Panel for Arbitrators and for Domain Name Dispute Resolution. I have been interviewed and quoted on some in the media, and was invited to speak at the 2016 and 2019 Taipei International Conference on Arbitration and Mediation. He was a prize winner for the CIArb Essay Competition 2018. He was named in Singapore Business Review's “Singapore's 21 most influential lawyer under 40” 2020 list.

Lia Harizanova
Trainee, International Arbitration, White & Case (Paris)

Lia Harizanova earned her first law degree from Sofia University, with honors (2018), followed by an International Business & Economic Law LL.M. at Georgetown University (2019). She graduated first in her class and with a specialized International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Certificate. Lia is currently practicing international law and international investment and commercial arbitration in law firms in Paris and Dubai. She is qualified in Bulgaria and the state of New York.

Lia is currently coaching the Vis team of Sofia University, Bulgaria. She has participated in various moots - Telders (2015), Philip C. Jessup (2016), and three times in the Willem C. Vis moot (2017-2019), one of which for Georgetown, earning awards both for written and oral pleadings. She has also coached Sofia University's Jessup team (2018) and judged the US national and the International Jessup rounds since 2019.

Lily Akkuchukova
Solicitor and Advocate, Conner & Co

Lily Akkuchukova is a Solicitor (England and Wales) and an Advocate (Russian qualified lawyer) based in Moscow. She has studied in Russia (Masters in Law), Canada and France (International Business) and the U.K. (GDL and LPC). She has worked in law firms in Russia, London and Brussels.

She has experience in commercial arbitrations and litigations, including pre-litigation correspondence and negotiations. She works with clients in pharmaceutical, oil, transportation and logistics, fintech and tech industries as well as HNW individuals. She has provided legal opinions in Cyprus courts and European financial institutions, structured and drafted legal documentation for commercial deals involving multiple jurisdictions.

She actively participates as an Arbitrator in various Pre-Moots and Moots, such as the FDI Moot, (2020), the 5th FDI Moot (2017), Brussels and Moscow Vis Pre-Moot (2016).

Lim Chhayheng
Paralegal, R&T Sok & Heng Law Office (a member firm of Rajah & Tann Asia)

In 2018, Lim Chhayheng graduated with a Bachelor of Law from Royal University of Law and Economics, which is one of the leading law schools in Cambodia. He also obtained a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Royal University of Phnom Penh in 2019. During law school, he participated as a team member in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (Jessup) in 2017 and 2018. In 2018 Jessup, his team received Third Place Best Applicant Memorial at International Rounds and the Alona E. Evans Award for Twelfth Place Best Combined Memorials. He is an execute member of Cambodia ILSA Chapter, a student-run association for promoting international law, for 2017 and 2018 terms. He participated as an arbitrator for the 3rd AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot. After graduation from law school in 2018, He has joined R&T Sok & Heng Law Office, a member firm of Rajah & Tann Asia, at which he assists in drafting agreements, legal opinion as well as legal advice to domestic and foreign clients.

Lim Tse Wei
Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills

Tse Wei is an Associate in Herbert Smith Freehills' Dispute Resolution practice based in Kuala Lumpur. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and current Co-Chair of the Asian International Arbitration Centre Young Practitioners Group.

Tse Wei represents and advises multinational clients in cross-border commercial and investment disputes, including engineering, construction, telecommunications, mergers and acquisitions, and shareholder disputes. He has advised and acted in arbitrations under various institutional rules (including ICSID, ICC, AIAC, UNCITRAL, and SIAC) seated in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He also possesses working experience with public international law and international commercial disputes under various civil and common law systems.

Lim Tuck Sun
Partner, Chooi & Company + Cheng & Ariff (CCA)

Tuck Sun is an experienced commercial litigation and arbitration practitioner in Malaysia. Tuck Sun is also empanelled as an arbitrator with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and the Asian International Arbitration Centre.

Louise Azmi
Partner, Ravindran and Azmi Chambers

Louise Azmi was called to the Bar of England and Wales in July 2004, and enjoyed a mixed practice as a Barrister in England before relocating to Malaysia in 2015. She is now a partner in a Kuala Lumpur based law firm, Ravindran and Azmi Chambers, as well as a door tenant at 2 King’s Bench Walk, London. Louise was cited in the Legal 500 UK during her time in England as “having achieved some frankly astonishing results”.

Louise undertakes work across a broad range of specialisms including advisory and counsel work in cases involving constitutional and administrative law, construction, including oil and gas, and general civil litigation.

Louise is a qualified arbitrator (Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators), mediator (Malaysian Mediation Centre) (Asian International Arbitration Centre, or AIAC) and adjudicator (AIAC), and also undertakes counsel work in these proceedings. Louise is co-author of Practice and Procedure of Mediation published by Thompson Reuters in March 2020, and regularly contributes to legal publications.

Luis Alberto King Martinez
Senior Associate, Santamarina & Steta, S.C.

Luis is focused on the practice of alternative dispute resolution. He specializes in the design of tailor-made strategies for complex cases employing a plethora of different methods to achieve clients’ goals. His experience across the board in ADR, in different jurisdictions and cultures provides him with a particular insight to problem solving.

M Fernanda Vasquez Palma
Academica derecho-arbitro, Universidad de Talca-chile. En postgrado diferentes universidades

Phd. Law. Académica derecho privado. Universidad de Talca-Chile. Experta en derecho arbitral. Arbitro Centro de arbitraje y mediación CCS. Autora de diversos libros y más de 100 artículos indexados o publicados en prestigiosas revistas nacionales o internacionales.

Manoj J Raikar
Advocate, Lakshmy Iyengar Associates

Ardent Mooter and Committed to Pursuit of Intellectual Enrichment

Marat Khasanshin
Trainee, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Moscow)

"Hi all, I am Vis Moot alumni, I participated in the 26th and 27th Vis Moot as a member of Russian School of Private law (Moscow). Now I am trainee at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer dispute resolution practice and coach of the team. I am very thankful for Vis Moot for educating me the things I currently use in my job. I had an opportunity to apply CISG and resolve procedure issues as long as face with arbitration in practice.

Taking this into account I continue share my experience with next generation. Therefore, I would be very pleased to participate as an arbitrator in the 5th AIAC Pre-moot."

Maria Paschou
International Arbitration Trainee, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Maria Paschou is an International Arbitration Trainee in the International Arbitration Practice Group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris, France. She focuses her practice on international commercial and investment treaty arbitration, as well as public international law. As a member of the Bar in Athens, Greece, Maria practised commercial litigation and arbitration relating to diverse legal issues and sectors and acted in setting-aside and enforcement proceedings under the New York Convention regime. Maria has graduated with an LL.M. in Public International Law from the University of Athens (2018), as well as with the MIDS LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement from the University of Geneva & the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (2020).

Marion Smith
39 Essex Chambers

Marion Smith QC FCIArb specialises in complex, high value commercial and construction disputes. She acts as counsel and is appointed as adjudicator, sole and co-arbitrator and as an expert determiner. Marion is the deputy chair of the Board of Trustees of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is also a Bencher of Gray’s Inn and the vice-chair of the International Committee of the Bar Council. She is a Visiting Senior Lecturer in the School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London and a Professional Fellow of Aston University.

Marlysa Abdul Razak
Partner, Richard Wee Chambers

Marlysa Razak is an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and has been in practice since 2016. Marlysa’s areas of practice include corporate and litigation. She specialises in Trade, Transport & Logistics and Tourism & Hospitality Laws. Marlysa was a mooter herself, represented her alma mater, UiTM in numerous mooting competitions. She now sits as a judge or arbitrator in a few mooting competitions held in Malaysia.

Maryam Krystyna Nechaieva
Mohammed Bani Hashem Advocates & legal Consultants

Lawyer/ Counsel at MBH Advocates & Legal Consultants, holding right of audience in DIFC Courts. Working experience started as a judge assistant from 2008 in the District Court Kharkiv city, Ukraine till 2012. After worked in Bank sector and private entities as a lawyer.

PRACTICAL AREAS: DIFC Courts, Arbitration, civil, commercial law, criminal litigation, family cases UAE Law. DIFC Will and Probate. Wide experience with real estate claims, including arbitration proceedings.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS: Master in Law, magna cum laude diploma, 2012, National “Jaroslav the Wise” Law Academy, Ukraine. PHD in Law, Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs (KhNUIA).

Matthew Finn
Senior Managing Director, Ankura Conslting

Matthew Finn is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura based in London. He is regularly appointed as an expert witness in the field of quantum (damages) in construction matters. He has given oral evidence in UK litigation on several occasions and has also acted as a expert in international arbitration, mediation and adjudication. Matthew has been recognised in Who’s Who Legal in Arbitration, Quantum and Delay, and Construction chapters in publications in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Matthew has worked in the construction industry as a chartered quantity surveyor and chartered construction manager in both consulting and contracting organisations. Matthew is a certified civil and commercial mediator, construction adjudicator, international and domestic arbitrator and sits on over 30 worldwide arbitration panels. Matthew also is a practitioner for Dispute Boards MENA and is a founding member of DACABI and a board member of FICA. He regularly sits on the UNCITRAL Working Groups.

Matthew Suen
Regional Representative for the Greater China Region, Moot Alumni Association (MAA)

Matthew Suen holds a LL.B. degree and Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL)(Dist.) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is now pursuing his LL.M. (Civil and Commercial Law) at Peking University, Beijing. His academic interest lies primarily in International Arbitration, ODR, ISDS, Public and Private International Law, Uniform Private Law, International Trade Law, etc. Academic aside, Matthew is also a keen supporter of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. He is now serving as the Regional Representative for the Greater China Region of its Moot Alumni Association (MAA). Matthew is a member of the Asian Academy of International Law (AAIL), and has been invited to participate in research projects of the Academy, e.g. the use of investor-State mediation (background paper for UNCITRAL Working Group III Virtual Pre-Intersessional Meeting on 9 Nov 2020), the application of CISG to Hong Kong SAR, China, etc.

Mauricio Gomm Santos, FCIArb
Senior Partner and Arbitrator, GST LLP

MAURICIO GOMM SANTOS, FCIArb, brings 30 years of experience as a senior level Brazilian/U.S. international attorney admitted to practice in Brazil, New York, and Florida; in the latter as Foreign Legal Consultant. Mr. Gomm serves as counsel, arbitrator, and mediator in proceedings in a variety of fields under the rules of world's major arbitral institutions1 as well as AD-HOC and cases under the UNCITRAL2 Arbitration Rules. Mr. Gomm participates as expert witness before national courts and arbitrations, seated in the United States and elsewhere. As arbitration expert, he served in the High-Level Meeting with Justices of Supreme Court on international commercial arbitration hosted by the Organization of American States in several venues in the region. Mr. Gomm was responsible for drafting the project of an academic institute focused on the study of international arbitration within the University of Miami, School of Law.

Megan Fanning
Pre-Trainee, Eversheds Sutherland

Megan Fanning completed both her BA Economics and her Masters of Common Law at the University College Dublin. She then completed her LLM Arbitration & Dispute Resolution at City University of Hong Kong. She has competed at both the 26th and 27th Vis Moot. She is now a pre-Trainee Solicitor at Eversheds Sutherland Dublin and is also coach of the University College Dublin 28th Vis Moot Team.

Mercy Okiro
Independent Practitioner

Mercy Okiro is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, trained Arbitrator, Accredited Mediator and Construction Adjudicator. She is an Accredited Tutor and Assessor of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London) and the Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration (NCIA). Mercy holds a Master of Arts degree in International Studies from the University of Nairobi and is currently studying for her Master of Laws degree. Mercy is on the panel of Arbitrators for the Kigali International Arbitration Centre, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Kenya and the COVID-19 ADR Initiative (CADRI) Panel of Neutrals. She sits on the Council of the Association of Young Arbitrators and is an ICC Young Arbitrators Forum Representative for Africa, Middle East and Turkey. She also serves as an Ambassador for the Alliance for Equality in Dispute Resolution, Arbitrator Intelligence and Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers (REAL).

Mian Sami ud Din
Partner, Bhandari Naqvi Riaz

Mian Sami ud-Din is a Partner at Bhandari Naqvi Riaz. His practice focuses on international arbitration matters and commercial litigation in Pakistan. Chambers and Partners ranks him as “Up and Coming” in General Commercial Dispute Resolution. He is on the panel of arbitrators of the SAARC Arbitration Council. He has an interest in Sports Arbitration and is appointed by the Pakistan Rugby Union as a Judicial Officer to hear disciplinary matters under the World Rugby Regulations.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a qualified Barrister (unregistered) and an Advocate of the High Courts of Pakistan.

Mica Nguyen Worthy
Partner, Cranfill Sumner

Mica Nguyen Worthy is a partner at Cranfill Sumner and leader of the International Business Law practice group. She serves as legal counsel to clients in the aviation and global supply chain industries, representing airports, general aviation companies, FBOs, air carriers, as well as manufacturing, technology, and service companies. Mica assists clients through pre-suit negotiations, mediation, arbitration and litigation in State and Federal Courts. As a Certified Global Business Professional (NASBITE), Mica also has a specific focus on assisting global clients with their international operations including trade issues, international contracts, trade credit payment disputes, international arbitration, and dispute resolution. She is also a founding Board Member of the Charlotte International Arbitration Society (“CIAS”), and currently serves as the Chair of the CIAS. She has also served as Chair of the N.C. Bar Association’s International Law & Practice Section. Mica is a member of the Carolinas World Trade Association (CWTA) and serves as a resource for the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC). Mica has also been accepted into the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), where she serves on the International Arbitration Committee and the Transportation (Aviation) Committee.

Michael Patchett-Joyce, FCIArb
36 Commercial

Michael Patchett-Joyce is a barrister, arbitrator and mediator with 36 Commercial. He has been at the Bar for over 35 years. He appears in the Senior Courts of England and Wales as well as before International Commercial Courts, notably the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts and the Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts. He acts as arbitrator or arbitration counsel in the Gulf, London, Paris and other international arbitration centres around the world.

He is the author of a chapter, Private Autonomy in International Commercial Dispute Resolution – International Commercial Arbitration and International Commercial Courts in a forthcoming book to be published in 2021. He is a member of the International Advisory Board at the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

He is a member of the Scientific Board for the LexisNexis MENA Business Law Review. Michael is working to increase the reach of the Vis arbitration moot competition across Africa. He is also currently working with the Slynn Foundation and the UK Ministry of Justice on a judicial and law professional capacity-building project in Central Asia.

Michael Peer
Partner, PwC

Michael has worked as a Forensic Accountant for over 20 years across multiple jurisdictions and cultures. He has been based in North America, Europe, the Caribbean and Asia. Currently he leads PwC’s dispute advisory practice in South East Asia from Singapore. Michael has frequently been an expert witness on accounting and quantum issues in a range of disputes across multiple sectors. He has been accepted as an expert witness on matters related to bribery and corruption, including at the behest of law enforcement. Michael has also testified on technology related matters such as the authenticity of emails used as evidence. Michael is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has his LLM in arbitration law. Michael works closely with law firms and corporate clients to help design dispute resolution strategies, identify relevant expert witnesses and to negotiate commercial resolutions to disputes.

Miriam Driessen-Reilly
Lawyer, European Commission

Miriam is an Irish national who has lived, studied and worked in Belgium for over 20 years. Qualified as a Solicitor in Ireland, England and Wales, she has worked as a lawyer in private legal practice in both Dublin and Brussels, where she has been admitted to the Brussels Bar (B list). Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London), Miriam works as a lawyer for the European Commission in Brussels, currently with DG Competition where she is an EU Official. She speaks English, French and Dutch. Miriam has been admitted as a panel Arbitrator by both the Law Society of Ireland (Dublin) and the KLRCA (KL), now known as the AIADR. She has been a pupil Arbitrator in London, where she joined an international Tribunal appointed by the London Court of International Arbitration. She regularly acts as Arbitrator in the annual Vis Moot in Vienna. Miriam has expertise in both common and civil law, EU law, competition law, public procurement law, commercial law and international commercial arbitration.

Myriam El Kara
Independent Consultant and Arbitrator

Currently based in Paris, Myriam has been a commodities trader for the last 7 years, originating thermal coal in Indonesia and investing out of Singapore in green technology metals mining and processing assets such as rare earths, cobalt and lithium. Myriam travelled extensively in Asia negotiating complex contracts, managing cross-functional teams, and building collaborative partnerships. Previously, Myriam worked 7 years in the financial services sector in Europe as a capital markets in-house counsel, then as a distressed debt trader, finally as a risk consultant, working on the implementation of Basel III accord. In those years Myriam acquired strong skills in finance and law. A Fellow of the CIArb, Myriam has a dual academic background: she holds an MBA from INSEAD and an LLM from the University of Sorbonne - Paris I, following an undergraduate degree in private law at the Université Saint-Joseph of Beirut. In her spare time Myriam likes sailing, writing, traveling and trekking.

Nanneri Nanggai Vengadasalam
Associate, Messrs Kevin Prakash

Nanneri Nanggai (Nanneri) is an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. She is presently an associate with Messrs Kevin Prakash, Kuala Lumpur. Her main areas of practice are dispute resolution specifically commercial and construction disputes. As a former Vis Mooter, Nanneri remains involved in both international and national level moot competitions by lending her time and talent as both coach and judge.

Narmdeshwar Singh
Trainee, Debevoise & Plimpton, London

Narmdeshwar is currently training at Debevoise & Plimpton in London. Before joining Debevoise, he worked at Three Crowns’ London office.

Narmdeshwar is an Indian qualified lawyer with extensive experience in investor-state arbitration and commercial arbitration. He was awarded SciencesPo LL.M. Scholarship and J.N. Tata Endowment Scholarship to pursue LL.M. in Transnational Arbitration and Dispute Settlement (TADS) at SciencesPo Paris. He did his undergraduate at National Law University, Vizag, India. Outside of work, he has spearheaded many international conferences in London, Singapore, and Paris, to name a few.

He was also awarded an "A" type scholarship to study International Law at Xiamen Academy of International Law in China. He has authored many articles in journals of national and international repute. His primary areas of practice are Investment Arbitration, Commercial Arbitration, and Public International Law.

Navin G. Ahuja
Co-Coach of City University of Hong Kong's Vis Moot Team, City University of Hong Kong

Navin G. Ahuja has earned his doctorate in international arbitration, during part of which, he was a visiting fellow and subsequently a senior research associate at City University of Hong Kong and has delivered several lectures there. He is an editorial board member of the International Arbitration Law Review, an accredited tribunal secretary, and an accredited general mediator. He has been involved in several publications on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and ADR. Navin is co-coaching City University of Hong Kong’s mooting team for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (“Vis Moot”). Prior to embarking on a career in the field of law, he managed his sales and manufacturing business concentrating on global markets for nearly 20 years. He then completed his Master of Laws in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, during which he participated in the Vis Moot and was awarded a moot scholarship.

Nazareth Romero
Partner Studio Legale Ovoli Frugoni Romero Abogados, Partner Law Office

Nazareth Romero, Madrid Lawyer and CCBE. Arbitrator MCIArb Mediator based in Rome. Partner Ovoli Frugoni Romero, Head Arbitration - ADR. Civil Expert External European Commission (DG Justice – Home Affairs).

co-President ADR’s Section as Madrid Bar Association. ICAM representative Member Stakeholders Advisory Board (SAB) at EUIPO Alternative Dispute Resolution Service - ADR'S.

She has over 30 years of professional practice in commercial and investment dispute resolution, IP Rights, domain names, life sciences and white collar criminal matters joined to international humanitarian law in the implementation of the rule of law in the field of international civilian crisis management.

Arbitrator - Mediator at WIPO and Arbitrator AIAC, VIAC, LCIA, Camera Arbitrale Milano, CAE Perú and most representative Madrid Institutional Arbitration Centres, TAB and ad hoc appointments on UNCITRAL Rules, CAS.

Professor at different Universities on Arbitration, ADR, Law & Economics, International Law.

Nevin Alija
Researcher, Nova School of Law, Nova University Lisbon

Nevin Alija is a PhD Researcher at the Research Centre for the Future of the Law, Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon and a Researcher at the NOVA School of Law. She is a Teaching Assistant for the subject Moot Courts part of the Master’s Degree in Arbitration and Litigation at Nova School of Law. She has been an arbitrator and memorials evaluator for several International Moot Courts such as Vis East, FDI (Regional and Global Rounds), Middle East Moot Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution BCDR-AAA. She has published in several renowned journals and law reviews and the focus of her work has frequently been on Support Schemes for Renewable Energy in the EU.

Nicholas Wong Shou Jing
Pupil, Sanjay Mohan Advocates & Solicitors

Nicholas graduated with his LLB from the University of Reading in 2018, and has since obtained an LLM in Bar Professional Training from City, University of London in 2019 with distinction in his dissertation. Nicholas has participated in several national and international arbitration mooting competitions as an undergraduate, which includes the 1st AIAC Pre-Moot. He has also been invited to sit as a judge for the City Law School LLB1 Moot assessment in London. Currently, Nicholas is undergoing pupillage at Sanjay Mohan Advocates & Solicitors, a firm which specialises in commercial and construction litigation and arbitration.

Nicole Alvarez
Associate Lawyer, Quevedo & Ponce

Nicole is part of the Quevedo & Ponce Law Firm (ranked in Chambers and Partners) in Guayaquil, Ecuador as an associate lawyer. She is a qualified lawyer in Ecuador with a broad knowledge of Latin American civil law system. Furthermore, she gained proficiency in English law and common law system in her studies for an LLM in commercial and corporate Law at the University of Sheffield from 2019 to 2020. Nicole participated as a research assistant in the second edition of the Global Sales and Contract Law book (GSCL) published by Oxford University Press with Prof. Dr Ingeborg Schwenzer and Prof. Dr Edgardo Muñoz in 2020.She graduated from the Universidad Católica Santiago de Guayaquil UCSG in 2019. During her studies, she studied a semester in the School of Law of the Universidad de Almeria UAL, in Spain in 2017. Her practice is focused on litigation, civil procedural law, and enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards.

Nicole Wee
Legal Associate, David Allan Sagah & Teng Advocates, Kuching, Sarawak

Nicole graduated from Cardiff University in 2016. She has been called to the Bar of three jurisdictions, England and Wales, the High Court of Malaya, and the High Court of Sabah & Sarawak. Having done her pupillage in Messrs Thomas Philip in Kuala Lumpur, she is now practising back in her hometown in Kuching, Sarawak.

Her work covers mainly dispute resolution inside and outside of court.

Nirvan Govind Gopalan Krishnan
Legal Associate, Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff (CCA)

Nirvan Gopalan-Krishnan holds a LL.B (Hons) degree from the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) and an LLM in International Human Rights from City University, London. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in November 2017 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2019. His current practice areas are focused on civil, corporate and commercial disputes involving breach of director duties, breach of fiduciary duties, company and shareholder disputes. Nirvan is a member of the KL Young Lawyers Committee and regularly moderates and participates in discussions with respect to issues faced by pupils and young lawyers across Malaysia. In his spare time, Nirvan enjoys climbing, marathon running and eating.

Niyati Ahuja
Associate, Diamond McCarthy

Niyati Ahuja is an associate in Diamond McCarthy’s New York office. She represents international corporations in commercial and investor-state arbitration proceedings in a range of industries, including energy, oil and gas, and other commodities. Niyati received her Master of Laws from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law where she also graduated with a Certificate of Specialization in Business Law and a Distinction in Pro Bono Pledge. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration and Laws in New Delhi, India. Following her LL.M., Niyati attended the International Arbitration Academy in Paris where she was awarded the runner up prize for Laureate of the Academy.

Prior to joining the Firm, Niyati worked as an international arbitration intern at Busse Disputes, Germany and Alston & Bird LLP, New York. She was also a legal intern with the General Counsel of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) in Oakland, California.

Nupur Priya
DAS Case Officer, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London (UK)

Indian-qualified lawyer admitted to the Bar Council of Delhi. LLM in International and Commercial Dispute Resolution. Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators with experience of international and domestic arbitration as well as compliance. Practical experience of commercial law and energy law disputes and associated regulatory and compliance issues. Research interests include energy practice, international commercial arbitration and regulatory compliance.

Oleksandr Zablotskyi
Contract Coordinator (Legal), Luxoft, a DXC Technology Company

Having practised energy law, litigation, international commercial and investment arbitration for 3 years at a GAR 100 law firm in Ukraine and obtained a Stockholm University L.LM. in International Commercial Arbitration Law, Oleksandr is currently a contracts lawyer at an international IT company dealing with international contract matters on a daily basis.

As a student participated in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Omololu Thomas
Barrister, Quartz Barristers

A dual qualified barrister and international arbitrator with over one decade experience between two strategic jurisdictions of the world (Nigeria and UK).

Ong Tun Heang (Clement)
Senior Legal Counsel, LONGi Green Energy Technology Co. Ltd

Ong Tun Heang (Clement), is a Senior Legal Counsel of LONGi Green Energy Technology Co., Ltd., a multinational solar energy company and a Fortune China 500 company. He holds a Master of Laws in International Trade and Commercial Law from Nottingham Trent University, and a non-practicing advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.

Ong Wei Shen
Regulatory & Compliance Counsel, Axiata Digital Capital Sdn Bhd

Wei Shen is a fintech counsel specializing in the areas of anti-money laundering and personal data protection & privacy. Prior to joining the tech world, he practiced as a disputes lawyer with a focus on intellectual property and breach of confidentiality cases. He read law at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Ozge Varis
Assistant Professor, Kirklareli University

Dr Özge Varış was graduated from Yeditepe University, Turkey. She holds the LL.M degree from the University of Amsterdam in international law and European Union law, and she gained her PhD. from the University of Dundee’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy (the CEPMLP). Currently, she is a full-time assistant professor at Kırklareli University, Faculty of Law and providing legal opinions to public institutions, companies. Her research areas are international economic law, especially international investment law and international investment dispute settlement, European trade and investment policy and energy sector.

Patrick Dahm,FCIArb, FAIADR, SFBiam
German Attorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt)

Patrick is a German attorney-at-law (Rechtsanwalt) based in Singapore. He takes appointments as arbitrator, tribunal secretary, mediator, or legal expert witness.

As a Singapore foreign practitioner, he has the distinction of being admitted to practise German and Singapore law.

In more than twenty years’ professional practice in law, fourteen years of which as an attorney, Patrick has represented parties in multiple court and arbitral proceedings under various procedural and substantive laws (both common law and civil law) and arbitration rules (SIAC, DIS, UNCITRAL).

He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (FAIADR) as well as a senior fellow of the Bali International Arbitration & Mediation Center, a member of the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), and the Indo-German Lawyers Association.

As an arbitrator, he is empanelled and accredited by a number of institutions: the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC, Reserve Panel), the Chinese Arbitration Association, Taipei (CAA), Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC), Indian Institute of Arbitration & Mediation (IIAM), Centre for International Alternative Dispute Resolution (CiADR), the Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MARC), and Delos Dispute Resolution.

As a mediator, Patrick is accredited by the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC), the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI), and by the International Mediation Institute (IMI).

Paula C. Arias
International Moot Court Director, University of Miami School of Law

Paula C. Arias is Director of the International Arbitration and International Litigation Advocacy Training Program through the moot court exercise at the University of Miami School of Law. She also teaches, both in English and Spanish, Dispute Resolution in Latin America, International Sales, fundamentals of Human Rights and Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Issues; and has lectured about arbitration and enforcing foreign judgments in Latin America at Harvard Law School and at the Universidad Abierta Interamericana in Argentina.

Additionally, she has served as an expert witness in transnational cases on Colombian and Latin American law issues in Florida. Currently, she is the Secretary General of the Colombian-American Chamber of Commerce.

Arias has several publications on arbitration, mediation and human rights, including in 2018 "Autonomy of International Tax Arbitration: Transnational Disputes. Mecanismos Alternativos de Solución de Conflictos" and in 2020 "Narco-traffik as political crime in the context of the Colombian war and its peace agreement". She has had experience as a volunteer at the International Committee of the Red Cross in Colombia, which allowed her to develop her thesis, entitled: "Ineffectiveness of the principle of distinction in a guerrilla war".

Before joining MiamiLaw, she represented and advised different types of organizations, such as large construction companies, international banks and importing companies operating in Colombian territory, also advised startups on commercial issues and corporate structure based in Florida with operations in Latin America and represented her clients in several international arbitration proceedings based on the AAA rules.

She obtained her law degree from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellin, Colombia in 2003, and then graduated with the Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 2009.

Paul Rose
Arbitrator, ArbDB Chambers

Paul Rose is a Chartered Arbitrator and a Chartered Surveyor with 49 years’ experience of property valuation and dealing with property disputes with private, corporate and local government parties. He has had nearly 100 appointments as sole arbitrator and over 150 appointments as mediator in national and international cases; including a $60 million ICSID case and a $40 million case in Malaysia. He holds arbitration panel appointments with the CIArb LCIA and the AIAC. He is a member of the mediation panels with SCCA, CIArb, RICS, and LCIA; and is a member of IMI, SIMI and the LMAA. He teaches mediation advocacy for the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates and is a member of their advisory board. He also a member of the advisory board of the Dubai Mediation Centre. Paul practices as a member of ArbDB Chambers at the IDRC in Fleet Street London. Paul is the immediate past Chair of the London Branch of the CIArb.

Philip Koh Tong Ngee
Advocate & Solicitor High Court Malaya

Philip T. N. Koh aged 66 graduated with a (LL.B) (Hons) Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Malaya. He holds a (LL.M) Master of Laws degree from the University of London and Masters of Arts (M.A. (Theology) from the Australian Catholic University.

Philip Koh commenced his legal career in 1980 as a Lecturer in law at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya.

Philip Koh has over 30 years of expertise in three arenas: the academic, the professional and industry. His specialisations include contract & investment laws, M & A, financial services & securities, corporate law & governance, commercial & civil litigation and public law. A sought after speaker and author, Private Sector Group Global Corporate Governance Forum, and has previously held the posts of Adjunct Professor of Deakin University and visiting Fulbright Scholar attached to the Harvard University Economics Department.

He was a Board member of MSWG (Minority Shareholder Watch Dog Group) for 12 years, a body partially funded by Capital Market Development Fund and overseen by Securities Commission Malaysia.

He is senior counsel at High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court cases involving commercial & civil disputes and a panel arbitrators of the Asian International Arbitration Centre and has sat and written awards as Arbitrator.

Pratistha Bhandari
Partner, Vidhi Legal Concern

Pratistha Bhandari is a founding Partner of Vidhi Legal Concern, a well-established corporate law firm in Nepal. Pratistha has been advising Clients in corporate matters including corporate structuring, project financing, human resource laws and tax laws on a regular basis. She has represented Clients in arbitration and also assisted in enforcing the arbitral awards. Having participated in VIS moot herself, she has since then been training the teams participating in various moot courts and has evaluated various moot competitions as judge or arbitrator.

Pratistha holds LL.M. degree in International Business and Taxation Law from National Law School of India University, India. Pratistha is also an Assistant Professor at Kathmandu School of Law, Nepal.

Pushkar Keshavmurthy
Trainee (Dispute Resolution) and Research Assistant to Dr. Kabir Duggal, Arista Chambers

Pushkar Keshavmurthy is an Advocate at Kamal & Bhanu, qualified to practice law before the Karnataka State Courts (India) and an accredited Commercial Mediator by the Bangalore International Mediation, Arbitration and Conciliation Centre. His practice area being commercial litigation and arbitration, Pushkar has been involved in various cases of disputes in sectors of construction, infrastructure and project development. Pushkar was one of the oralists of his university team at the XXVI Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and has been volunteering as an arbitrator and coach in various international arbitration moots. At present, Pushkar is a Postgraduation Diploma candidate in Alternative Dispute Resolution at NALSAR (India).

Rahul Rai
Advocate, Self-employed

Graduated in bballb Hons from ICFAI University Dehradun

Raphael Ren
Moot Trainer, University of Malaya

Raphael, a former civil litigation counsel, has appeared before the Malaysian courts at all levels. He left practice to join Shell’s legal team. In 2014, he was awarded as the Malaysian In-House Lawyer of the Year by ASEAN Legal Business.

Presently, Raphael teaches law at University of Malaya. He has published several journal and online articles, especially on topical issues where technology and law collide.

Raphael remains active in the mooting circuit, both as a coach and judge. He has steered teams deep into the international rounds of Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot, Price Media Law Moot, and International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot.

In November 2020, Raphael judged in the FDI International Arbitration Moot. There, he was awarded the 2nd Most Appreciated Arbitrator (based on evaluations from mooting teams).

Raquel Macedo
Associate, De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani

Raquel is a Brazilian Lawyer currently based in Milan and specialized in international commercial arbitration. She holds and LLM in International Business Law and has years of experience working as a counsel in complex constructions arbitrations. She has participated to the Vis Moot multiple times and, for the past 4 years, coaches the Bocconi University.

Ravleen Chhabra
Legal Associate, Rajeev Dhavan, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Ravleen Chhabra is an advocate in the Supreme Court and Delhi High Court, currently practising in the chambers of Rajeev Dhavan, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India in constitutional law, commercial litigation and dispute resolution. She is an alumnus of Institute of Law, Nirma University. Being an avid mooter during law school, she has won several moot court competitions, and has been a coach to various moot teams. She has also adjudged various moot court competitions. She has keen interest in International Commercial Arbitration, Public International Law, International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.

Rengarajoo Balasamy
Chartered Arbitrator, AIAC Arbitration and Mediation Panel Member

Rengarajoo is a Barrister, Chartered Arbitrator and a Mediator.

Rengarajoo, a former Assistant Superintendent of Police with the Singapore Police Force, was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1981 and was called to the Singapore Bar in 1983. Since then, he has had 37 years of experience spanning a variety of Civil and Commercial Litigation in the areas of Contract, Tort, Insurance, Carriage of goods by sea and air, International trade and Intellectual property, among others. He also practices at the Criminal Bar mainly as defence counsel for Capital Offences.

Rengarajoo has acted as counsel in arbitration matters. He has also sat as a sole arbitrator and joint arbitrator in domestic and international commercial arbitrations under the Singapore International Arbitration Centre Rules, the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration Rules, amongst others.

Revantha Sinnetamby
Consultant, Self employed

A Fellow of CIArb and a CEDR Accredited Mediator, holding a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, Revantha has been an in-house counsel, most recently with a public listed company in Malaysia. He works in ADR in Malaysia and the UK.

Ricardo Ongkiko
Litigation Department Head, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Ricardo Ongkiko is the Litigation Department Head and an Executive Committee Member in SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan from the Philippines. His practice includes international, domestic, and construction arbitration, and civil and commercial litigation. He is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration. He is President Emeritus of the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb), President of the Philippine Institute of Construction Arbitrators and Mediators, Inc., and Trustee of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center Inc. (PDRC). He is an accredited arbitrator of PDRC, Philippine International Center for Conflict Resolution, Construction Industry Arbitration Comion, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Asian International Arbitration Centre, Dubai International Arbitration Centre, and Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, among others.

Dato Ricky Tan Seng Cheong
Managing Partner, Ricky Tan & Co

Ricky is a practicing lawyer and completed his LL.B and Masters in Law at University of Staffordshire. He is the Adjunct Professor of Hainan University and Associate Professor of Southwest University of Political Science & Law, Dalian Maritime University and Dalian Ocean University, China. Ricky is active in cross border legal cooperation and is the President of China-ASEAN Legal Corporation Centre (Malaysia). He is a Fellow of CIArb. and AIADR. Ricky is also a Arbitrator of AIAC, Hainan International Arbitration Court, International Arbitration Court in Ganjian New District and Nanning Arbitration Commission. Ricky is an adjudicator as well and a member of the Malaysian Society of Adjudicators.

Robert Health QC
Barrister (20+ years), Arbitrator and Mediator

Robert Heath QC is a member of the Victorian, Western Australian and Tasmanian Bars (Australia). He appears in complex commercial disputes, including arbitrations, and he has significant experience in infrastructure disputes.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), a Grade 2 Arbitrator at the Resolution Institute (Australia), and a member of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA).

Rodrigo Quintero Bencomo
Trainee Lawyer, Atencio Barboza & Associates

Rodrigo Quintero Bencomo is a Venezuelan trainee lawyer currently serving as Founder and President of the Laboratory for Social Sciences Strategic Analysis of the University Rafael Urdaneta, as well as Founder and President of LEX, Study of Legal Sciences. He has authored a large number of articles for law journals and legal magazines in the fields of Commercial Law, International Commercial Law, Procedural Law, and Private International Law. He was the only Venezuelan serving Arbitrator and Presiding Arbitrator in the 11th Willem C. Vis MENA Pre-Moot.

Rohan Arasoo a/l Jeyabalah
Partner, Harold & Lam Partnership

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. He is a qualified adjudicator in respect of adjudication disputes under the Construction Industry Payment & Adjudication Act (CIPAA) 2012 and is on the panel of adjudicators of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC).

Rohan’s core areas of practice are construction & engineering, and employment & labour dispute resolution. His other areas of practice include amongst others, civil and commercial dispute resolution involving various facets of the law such as contractual disputes, land disputes, tort disputes, banking & financial disputes, defamation and general debt recovery.

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 CIPAA 2012.

Besides dispute resolution, Rohan also has experience in providing advisory services in respect of employment contracts, construction & engineering contracts and commercial contracts.

Roland Cheng
Managing Partner, Roland Cheng & Co

I am Roland Cheng, a Malaysian citizen. I obtained my Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from the University of Ottawa, Canada in 1980 and Bachelor of Laws from the University of London, England (LLB(Hons)London) in 1988. I was admitted as a Barrister-at-law, Lincoln's Inn in November 1990. I have been admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor to the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak since 18th February 1992. I commenced my Legal Practice under this Firm's name Roland Cheng & Co in 1993. In 2004, I obtained my Master of Laws specialising in Maritime Law from University of London (LLM). I was awarded the CIArb's Diploma in International Arbitration and is a Fellow of the Institute (FCIArb) since April 2015. I am one of the Panel of Adjudicators of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) since year July 2014. I am also a member of the Sabah Law Society (formerly under Sabah Law Association) since 1993. I am a member of Malaysian Maritime Law Association since September 2014.

Ruchi Thakur
Practising Advocate, Mumbai

Ruchi is an Independent Practitioner based in Mumbai, India. she graduated from DR. D.Y. Patil College of Law, University of Mumbai in 2018. Her practice area includes dispute resolution, commercial litigation. she maintains a keen interest in International Investment Arbitration.

Ruth Teitelbaum
Director, Tenor Capital Management LP

Ruth Teitelbaum has over twenty years of experience in international arbitration disputes. She is currently part of the AAA Panel of Arbitrators and is an accredited mediator with CEDR. Ruth is also a Deputy General Editor of Arbitration International and has published several articles in the area of international arbitration and public international law.

Ruth currently serves as a Director at Tenor Capital Management, where she invests in international arbitration claims and other high-value cross border disputes. Prior to joining Tenor, Ruth acted as counsel on behalf of energy and mining companies in multi-billion-dollar arbitration claims involving Latin American sovereigns (as an attorney in Freshfields’ international arbitration group from 2008-2015). She also served as a law clerk at the ICJ (2006-2008) and as assistant counsel at ICSID (1999-2001).

Sahadev Khatri
Associate, Pioneer Law Associate

Sahadev has been associated with Pioneer Law Associates since 2018. He is involved in the corporate team and has been working in various corporate matters. He has been assisting clients on drafting, advising on matters relating to project finance, enforcement of awards, recovery of debts and money judgment. He is mostly engaged in work related to Arbitration and Foreign Loan investment in Nepal.

Sambidha Sharma
Associate, Pradhan & Associates

Sambidha is an Associate at Pradhan & Associates, a leading commercial law firm in Nepal. She works in the area of commercial and foreign investment law. She also has experience in international arbitration.

She had participated in 1st KLRCA-ICC Pre-Moot and 13th Willem C. Vis Moot (Hong Kong) as participant.

Sarah Malik
CEO and International Disputes Counsel, SOL International Ltd

Sarah Malik’s 22-year career has spanned internationally. She founded SOL in the UAE in 2018, which was awarded Emerging Law Firm of the Year and Recognised Leaders in Dispute Resolution.

Before SOL, Sarah was a Barrister at a leading London Chambers, Counsel at a leading UK firm and headed Advocacy and Investigations at an International Dubai firm. She undertakes Dispute Resolution, Private Wealth, Contracts and Employment Law.

Sarah is a member of SIAC Users Council, and is appointed on LCA Panel of Neutrals. She is a Fellow of CIArb, sits as arbitrator and authored a Guide to GCC Arbitration in 2019. Sarah also has a busy litigation practice at DIFC and ADGM Courts.

Sarah is a regular speaker at Dispute Resolution and Leadership conferences in the GCC and internationally. She is also a Visiting Lecturer on the LLM course at Middlesex University, Dubai, in International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration.

Sathvik Chandrashekar
Associate, Trilegal

Sathvik Chandrashekar is an associate at Trilegal, Mumbai. He read law at the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. After winning the Hong Kong Vis Pre Moot, Sathvik finished as a quarter-finalist at the Vis (East) Arbitration Moot, securing special prizes for his written and oral submissions. He has also coached the NALSAR University for the first virtual edition of the Moot. Sathvik has previously worked as a research assistant to leading arbitrators, academics and counsel.

Satshani a/p N. Radhakrishnan
Partner, Harold & Lam Partnership

Satshani graduated from the University of Leeds in 2010. She commenced her pupillage in 2011 after obtaining her Certificate of Legal Practice. She was called to the Malaysian Bar in November, 2011 and thereafter, she served as an Associate in the Dispute Resolution Department of an established law firm in Kuala Lumpur.

Satshani joined Messrs Harold & Lam Partnership as a Senior Associate in November, 2015 and she was made a Partner in January, 2018.

Satshani had also obtained a Diploma in Arbitration from Brickfields Asia College in 2011.

Satshani is involved in dispute resolution. She has appeared as counsel and co-counsel in the Malaysian courts, in arbitration proceedings and in adjudication disputes under the Construction Industry Payment And Adjudication Act (CIPAA) 2012.

Satshani’s core area of practice is Construction & Engineering. Her other areas of practice include contractual & commercial disputes and tortious actions. Besides dispute resolution, Satshani is also involved in providing advisory and drafting services on construction related contracts and commercial contracts.

Savithiri S Ganesan, FCIArb., FAIADR
Advocate & Solicitor
B.Sc (Chemistry), LL.B (Hons) London, LL.M. (Malaya)
PG Dip. International Commercial Arbitration (passed with merit)
Queen Mary College, London
Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn)

Datin Savithiri Ganesan graduated from University of London with a LL.B. (Hons) in Law and was called to the English Bar as a Utter Barrister of Lincoln’s Inn. As an Advocate & Solicitor, she has been in active practice since April 1991 and is the sole proprietor in the firm of Messrs Savi Ganesan & Co. handling civil, commercial and corporate litigation for companies, financial institutions and government bodies extending to 30 years. She later graduated with a LL.M. degree from University of Malaya and went on to pursue a Post Graduate Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from Queen Mary College, London and graduated with a merit. Datin Savithiri is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London and was made a Fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternate Dispute Resolution Centre in 2019. Datin Savithiri has also actively participated and acted as an Arbitrator in the several Moot programmes held by AIAC for more than ten years involving both the local and international University Students as well as perusing and marking of the Memorandum of Pleadings.

Shahrizal M Zin
Independent Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Mediator & Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University Technology MARA (UiTM)

Dr. Shahrizal M Zin FCIArb, FAiADR, FMIArb is a legal academic and ADR practitioner. He was called to the Malaysian Bar in 2003 and commenced legal practice in Kuala Lumpur soon after. He is an arbitrator and adjudicator empanelled at the AIAC. He is also a mediator accredited by the Bar Council Malaysian Mediation Centre (MMC). He specialises in domestic and international dispute resolution focusing on construction law, commercial contracts, international investment law and international trade matters. He read law at the University of Malaya as a recipient of the Public Service Department (PSD) scholarship. He graduated with LLM from the University of Malaya and hold a PhD from Monash University, Australia. He was awarded a diploma in International Commercial Arbitration by the CIArb and admitted as a fellow since 2016. He is also a fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AiADR) and the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIArb).

Shamsul Bahrin Bin Abdul Manaf
Mohanadass Partnership

Shamsul was called to the Malaysian Bar in 2003, and has handled a diverse range of matters including construction, commercial, land and Industrial Relations disputes.

Shamsul has appeared at all levels of courts in the Malaysian legal system including the Special Court established under Article 182 of the Federal Constitution, and regularly represents clients in commercial arbitrations and adjudications.

Apart from appearing in Court, Shamsul is also listed in the AIAC panel of adjudicators and has been regularly appointed as Adjudicator.

Sharifah Shazuwin
Associate, Baskaran

First exposure to arbitration was the Novice Arbitration Mooting Competition in her first year of law school. Her team won the Malaysian rounds for the first instalment of the Pre-Moot. She was also the first part-time intern at the AIAC to co-organise the second and the third while studying a second degree in law. Then, she completed her pupillage at Messrs Mohanadass Partnership and was admitted as Advocate and Solicitor to the High Court of Malaya in 2020 despite the atrocities of the pandemic, the show must go on. Currently, she is a first-year associate at Messrs Baskaran where she continues her journey in this field of law.

Sharmila Ravindran
Partner, Ravindran and Azmi Chambers

Sharmila Ravindran graduated from the University of London and was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2004. She founded Messrs Ravindran in 2011, which became Ravindran and Azmi Chambers in 2020.

Sharmila has acted for local and international clients in corporate & commercial litigation, construction & engineering, insolvency, shareholder disputes, enforcement proceedings and land matters. Sharmila is a qualified adjudicator (AIAC) and undertakes counsel work in this forum, as well as acting as third party neutral.

Sharmila represents and advises a wide range of individuals and corporations including local and multinational companies, telecommunication companies, engineering & construction companies, shipping companies, joint management bodies & management corporations and property developers.

She has actively contributed to legal publication over the years including the CIDB Construction Law Reports and the Lexis Nexis Practical Guidance.

Shaun Khee Tuck Keat
Partner, Khee Chambers

Shaun Khee is an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya who also holds a Civil Engineering degree.

Shefali Tanna
Associate, McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s Immigration Group

Shefali Tanna is an associate in McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s Immigration Group in Toronto, Canada. Her practice is focused on Canadian and American immigration law, specifically on corporate immigration and the global mobility of workers. In her U.S. immigration practice, she counsels clients on cross-border travel, non-immigrant and immigrant visas, citizenship and naturalization, U.S. waivers, compliance with immigration laws, and consular processing. In her Canadian practice, she advises corporations in Canada and internationally on all matters pertaining to Canadian immigration. She also guides individuals and their families through the various stages of their establishment in Canada, either on a temporary or a permanent basis.

Prior to joining McCarthy Tétrault, Shefali practiced immigration law in Washington, D.C, where she worked with a boutique immigration firm. She also volunteered with a leading national immigration legal service provider where she assisted in providing direct immigration services to foreign-born individuals and their families in the United States and represented client’s interests before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, Department of Justice and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Shefali received a BA (Honours Specialization in Political Science) from Western University, a Bachelor of Laws from City Law School, University of London, and a Master of Laws in International Business and Economic Law, specializing in Arbitration & Dispute Resolution from Georgetown University Law Center graduating on the Dean’s List and with Distinction.

While pursuing her studies, she participated in the American University, Washington College of Law, 6th Annual International Commercial Arbitration Moot where she received an honorable mention. Shefali was also invited by the International Law Association to present on a panel addressing contemporary issues in international commercial arbitration at the 2018 Annual Conference.

Shefali is a member of the Law Society of Ontario (2020) and the New York State Bar Association (2018).

Sean Sullivan Gibbs
Managing Director, Hanscomb Intercontinental Ltd

BSc, LLB (Hons), PG Dip Arb, Dip Adj, LLM, Barrister Middle Temple, MICE, FRICS, FCIARB, FCIOB

Sean is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and has over 30 years global experience in the onshore and offshore construction, engineering and ship building industries. He sits as an adjudicator, arbitrator, dispute board member and expert determiner. Sean is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators and founder of UK Adjudicators. Sean is available to sit in Asia, Europe, Africa, GCC, Americas & Australasia to resolve disputes as sole arbitrator or arbitral panel member. He has regularly sat in the Pre Vis Moots and Vis East Moot and keenly supports students taking part in the competition.

S. Elif Kose
Associate, Herguner Bilgen Ozeke Attorney Partnership

s. S. Elif KOSE OZGUC is a Turkish attorney-at-law specialised in domestic and international arbitration. She is currently an Associate at the Dispute Resolution Group of Hergüner Bilgen Özeke Attorney Partnership in Istanbul. Elif holds an LL.B. degree from Koç University. She participated in the Erasmus program at Sciences Po Paris (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris). Elif completed her LL.M. degree at Koç University, after defending her thesis titled ̈The Jurisdiction and Enforceability of Interim Injunctions in International Commercial Arbitration ̈. Elif previously worked for the International Arbitration Group of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in London. She has interned for the Association for International Arbitration in Brussels. Elif was a participant in the 21st Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. She is registered to Istanbul Bar Association.

Shubham Joshi
Associate, Rab and Rab Associates LLP, Advocates and Solicitors

Shubham Joshi is an Associate at Rab & Rab Associates LLP, Advocates and Solicitors, Dehradun, and an alumnus of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India. He specializes in transactions, mergers and acquisitions, commercial litigation and arbitration. He has been a part of several moot court competitions in the capacity of a judge and coach such as Vis Vienna, Vis East, FDI Investment International Arbitration Moot, FDI Pre Moots (Prague), Vis Pre Moots (Bahrain Vis Middle East Pre Moot, Indian Vis Pre Moot, etc.) and Indian domestic moot court competitions like NLSTIAM among others. He has also assisted in drafting moot propositions for several moots including NLSTIAM.

Shubham Singhal
Advocate, Singhal Law Associates

Singhal practices independently across judicial and quasi-judicial forum in the state of Uttarakhand, India. He is a Founder and Advocate at 'Shubham Singhal & Associates'. He specializes in commercial disputes litigation and international arbitration. He particularly represent and advice clients in matters pertaining to arbitration, consumer disputes, real estate disputes, commercial transactions, family disputes, labour and employment laws.

Singhal holds B.A. LL.B from IMS, School of Law, Dehradun and MLB, i.e. Master of Law and Business from Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany with a concentration in International Commercial Arbitration and M&A. Singhal has also adjudged many prestigious international as well as domestic moot court competitions.

Shyikh Mahdi
Associate, Vertex Chambers

ShyikhMahid, ACIArb, is an associate at Vertex Chambers, a leading Bangladeshi law firm. His practice area includes commercial, corporate, IP, and civil (property) disputes, corporate tax, project finance, due diligence, commercial arbitration, and NGO matters. He founded FutureLaw, a legal R&D platform for (a) enhancing the skills of young legal professionals; and (b) scaling-up a LawTech platform to streamline legal support for SME and individual clients. Previously he worked at a Solicitor's firm in London as a caseworker.

Shyikh Mahdi holds an LL.M in Commercial and Corporate Law (with Distinction) from the Queen Mary University of London. He completed LL.B (Hons.) and LL.M from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and qualified as an advocate by the Bangladesh Bar Council (Member of Dhaka Bar Association). He is an associate (ACIArb) at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom, and represents parties in International Commercial Arbitration as counsel.

Siddharth Srivastava
Partner, Seven Seas Partners LLP

Siddharth Srivastava is a Partner at Seven Seas Partners LLP, a law firm based in India, Netherlands and Spain. He is an advocate practicing in the Supreme Court of India, Delhi High Court and National Tribunals. He specialises in dispute resolution pertaining to civil and commercial law. Siddharth has handled arbitrations to the tune of $400 million, representing multinational corporations. Siddharth studied law at the prestigious Faculty of Law, University of Delhi and pursued Masters in Laws (LL.M.) from Leiden University, Netherlands. Siddharth has been mentored by the Former Chief Justice of India, Justice R.C. Lahoti and worked extensively under the tutelage of appellate court judges. He is an ardent writer having written for leading publications and newspapers across the world.

Solomon Ezike
Postgraduate Student, American University Washington College of Law

I am Nigerian trained attorney with over a decade’s experience in commercial dispute resolution, corporate and commercial transactions. I am currently undertaking postgraduate studies in International Arbitration and Business Law at the American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL), Washington, D.C., US.

Before joining AUWCL, I was a Senior Associate at the law firm G. Elias & Co., a tier-one commercial Nigerian law firm where, for over seven years, I was a key figure in the firm’s disputes resolution, commercial and corporate law practices, advising on complex commercial transactions and foreign investments in Nigeria and providing representation in disputes that are critical, novel, complex and large, across diverse sectors of the economy.

My articles on International Arbitration, among others, have been published in leading international journals. I hold an LL.B. (Honours) from the University of Calabar and I am a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Soufiane Elahmadi
Cabinet elahmadi d'arbitrage

Arbitrator FIDIC Confirmed.

Commercial arbitrator specialized in civil and commercial disputes.

Arbitrator extrajudicial confirmed by ministry of justice marocaine.

Export Area manager Sanmarco group SPA Italy in charge of Africans area zones.

Sovanrotha Sok
Advisor/Associate, Tilleke & Gibbins

I am an advisor in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Phnom Penh office. I assist multinational clients in diverse industries on a range of intellectual property matters in Cambodia, including trademarks, copyright and patent registration, enforcement, and commercialization.

Dr Srikant Parthasarathy
Chief Legal & Financial Officer, Chakra Venture Partners LLP

Dr Srikant Parthasarathy is a Chartered Accountant (Rank 2), Chartered Management Accountant (India Topper) and PhD in Finance from USA, PG Diploma in Diplomacy & International Affairs. He is a Mentor to the Government of India (Niti Aayog) & Ministry of Information Technology. He comes with 13 years of experience in the Investment Banking industry starting with Citibank and moving on to become the Head of Process and Policies at Daimler. He currently is the Managing Partner at Chakra Venture Partners LLP, a boutique Private Equity, Tax, M&A, Corporate Finance, IPsO Advisory firm with focus on Startups and SMEs. He also is a Professor of Finance at IIMs, SP Jain India and global campuses The firm operates in India, Singapore and UK with 7 partners worldwide He is an International Arbitrator with the High Courts in India and many international institutions of prominence.

Stéphanie Gagné
Judicial Law Clerk, Federal Court of Canada

Stephanie is a Canadian lawyer trained in both Civil Law and Common Law. She is a Judicial Law Clerk at the Federal Court of Canada. Stephanie participated to the FDI Moot in 2017 and her team won the highest ranked team award and third best respondent memorial. Stephanie completed an internship at the International Centre for Settlement Dispute (ICSID) at the World Bank in Washington, DC. Most recently, Stephanie articled with Bennett Jones LLP in Calgary Canada, where she had the chance to work on international arbitrations. Stephanie is completing an LLM in International Trade and Foreign Investment at the University of Ottawa concurrently to her clerkship position at the Federal Court of Canada.

Sushmita Chowdhury
Intern, Nimble Legal

Sushmita argued for Respondent-Procedure at the 26th Vis Moot in Vienna, as a part of the team representing Middlesex University Dubai. She completed her law degree with first class honours in September 2020, and is presently working in the arbitration practice of a Dubai law firm, and acting as one of the coaches to Middlesex Dubai’s team. The Vis Moot paved the way for the beginning of Sushmita’s passion for arbitration. A few awards she came across in her research led to her undertaking an undergraduate dissertation on investor-State arbitration, which received a distinction, and is soon to be published. Sushmita speaks fluent English, Hindi and Bengali.

Svenja Wachtel
Founder, Digital Coffee Break in Arbitration

Svenja Wachtel is counsel in the Litigation/Arbitration Department of the Munich office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Her practice concentrates on arbitration and complex commercial litigation with a particular focus on multi-jurisdictional legal actions with an emphasis on commercial questions as well as M&A and Private Equity transactions. The cases are usually subject to many different systems of law and under several institutional rules, in particular under the arbitration rules of the DIS and ICC. She regularly speaks on panels and webinars and publishes articles in the field of international arbitration. Being especially passionate about the changes and challenges digitalization and digital transformation mean for the legal industry, Svenja is the founder of Digital Coffee Break in Arbitration an initiative aiming to enhance the use of technology in international arbitration.

Swarupa Madhavan
Consultant, Singapore International Mediation Institute

Swarupa is a lawyer qualified in India with about 3 years of experience in dispute resolution.

She recently completed the NUS-MIDS Double Degree Programme offered by the National University of Singapore, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the University of Geneva. During her studies at NUS, she interned at International Centre for Settlement of Investment Dispute (ICSID), Washington D.C and Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI), Singapore.

Prior to joining the Double Degree Programme, she worked with a law firm in Chennai, India during which she dealt with matters related to Taxation and Trade. Swarupa completed her B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) from National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi.

Syed Muhammad Hadi
Associate Attorney, Sherazi & Associates Islamabad.

Syed Muhammad Hadi is a graduate from International Islamic University, Islamabad and he completed his LLM in International Maritime law with special focus on Maritime Arbitration from Bahria University, Islamabad. He is member of Islamabad Bar Association, Islamabad Bar Council, IHCBA, Young Arbitrators Forum & YPG. He is also an associate at Sherazi Law Firm, Islamabad and is practising in areas of Civil and Commercial laws. He was also among the participants of First Pre-Vis Moot at AIAC back in 2017 and an Arbitrator in Third Pre Vis Moot AIAC in year 2019. He has published his research paper pertaining to the Institutional Arbitration in Singapore and some other issues of Public International Law. In his message to the aspirant mooters, he says “Mooting; undoubtedly is the most memorable activity during the law school. At a law moot, teams may begin as competitors but they always end up as friends”.

Syed Mustafa Mahdi
LL.M (UK) |FCIArb (UK) |FMIArb (MY) |FAMINZ (NZ)
Counsel & Arbitrator, Syed Mahdi Chambers

Syed Mustafa Mahdi is a common law qualified lawyer practising at the Bar in Sindh (High Court), Pakistan. Syed specialises in corporate law, aviation, hospitality, shipping, customs, construction, arbitration, financial markets, and cross-border transactions to which he brings a commercial, pragmatic and organised approach with a depth of experience and knowledge. Syed is regarded by his peers as one the prominent and accomplished attorney in this field. Syed is known for his formidable legal intellect, his excellent skills in advocacy, and his impeccable presentation style. Syed possesses an innate ability to delve straight to the heart of any matter and offer simple yet effective advice that will best serve a client's interest and lead to the best outcome possible.

Tabitha Abraham
Postgraduate Student, Freelance Writer

Tabitha is a postgraduate student who has a deep interest in ADR. She is currently reading for Masters in International Trade and Commerce Law & Masters in International Relations from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from Staffordshire University, United Kingdom in 2019. She was a participant at the 1st ever AIAC Pre Moot in 2017. Afterwards, she represented her university at the Vis Middle East Pre Moot in Bahrain and the Willem C Vis East Moot in Hong Kong in the year 2018. In 2019, she participated as a coach for the Willem C Vis East Moot in Hong Kong. Tabitha has a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from the Institute for the Development of Commercial Law and Practice (ICLP), Sri Lanka and is an Associate Member of the CIArb. She has worked as a Legal Intern at the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) and the Australian Disputes Centre (ADC) in Australia. At present, Tabitha is studying to be admitted as an attorney in Sri Lanka, while also focusing on her postgraduate studies. During other times, she shifts her time between being a writer, blogger & occasionally, a host.

Tanya Kalyanvala
Recent LLM Graduate and current QLTS Candidate

Tanya is an Indian qualified lawyer with experience in both dispute resolution i.e., commercial arbitration and litigation as also real estate and construction matters. She has recently secured her LLM in International Arbitration from the Queen Mary University of London (‘QMUL’) which she pursued on several merit-based scholarships. Along with the LLM she also pursued an extra accredited course and assessment in International Arbitration Award writing from QMUL. An alumnus of FIAA, she has undertaken an intensive workshop in cross-examination of expert witnesses in international arbitration. While in London she worked as a pro-bono attorney at qLegal – a commercial law clinic where she received specialized training in legal design thinking. Tanya has recently attempted the first part of the QLTS exam to qualify as a Solicitor in England & Wales. She is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the AIAC YPG and ArbitralWomen.

Tatiana Polevshchikova
Independent Arbitration Practitioner

Tatiana, former Deputy-Head of Legal at the AIAC, has been involved in the administration of international and domestic arbitrations, adjudications, mediations and domain name disputes. She also worked on various projects relating to alternative dispute resolution policies, revision of the AIAC Arbitration Rules and AIAC Fast Track Arbitration Rules, as well as co-chaired the Young Practitioners’ Group. Tatiana is actively involved in knowledge dissemination and is one of the organisers of the annual Pre-Moot for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Tatiana practiced for three years in Russia and obtained an LLM degree as a Fulbright Scholar in the US.

Terence Loh
Partner, Belden Advocates and Solicitors

Terence's practice is focused on domestic and international arbitrations. He has also represented clients in other forms of dispute resolution process such as adjudication, mediation and expert determination.

Tetyana Makukha
Professional Support Lawyer, NautaDutilh

Tetyana Makukha is a professional support lawyer in the Litigation & Arbitration group at NautaDutilh (Amsterdam) who specialises in international commercial and investment arbitration.

Tetyana graduated with a cum laude degree in law from Kyiv Taras Shevchenko University (Ukraine) in 2012 and with a cum laude LL.M. in Arbitration and Business Law from the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2015. Before relocating to the Netherlands, Tetyana worked at the arbitration department of a leading Ukrainian law firm. She also worked at the P.R.I.M.E. Finance (the Panel of Recognized International Market Experts in Finance), the specialised arbitration institute for the complex financial disputes based in The Hague.

Tetyana is a member of Young ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration), the Dutch Arbitration Association and the Ukrainian Arbitration Association. Tetyana is fluent in English, Ukrainian and Russian.

Thiago Del Pozzo Zanelato
Associate, Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Associate at Pinheiro Neto Advogados. LL.B. and Master’s Degree in Law and International Economic Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo – PUC-SP (Brazil). Former Executive Secretary of the Brazilian ICC Arbitration and Mediation National Committee (2019-2020), Member of the Sports Law Special Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association (São Paulo Branch), Arbitrator Intelligence Ambassador for Brazil, Director of Events of the Initiative of the Young Arbitrators – INOVARB-AMCHAM and Founding Member of the Brazil Very Young Arbitration Practitioners (BRVYAP) initiative.

Tinaz Kalyanvala
Recent LLM Graduate and current QLTS Candidate

An Indian qualified lawyer Ms. Tinaz Kalyanvala is a recent LLM graduate of the School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) where she specialized in International Construction and Energy Arbitration involving major Institutional Rules on several merit-based scholarships. Prior to her time at QMUL, she was an Associate with the disputes group of Hariani & Co. a boutique law firm where she acted as counsel and also advised clients on several commercial and construction arbitrations involving FIDIC and Indian Arbitration Rules. She is also an alumnus of the FIAA and has undertaken intensive training in the cross-examination of expert witnesses in international arbitration. A current QLTS candidate, she is also an associate member of the CIArb, and member ArbitralWomen, AIAC-YPG, HK-45, Young ICCA and Young ITA.

Tishta Tandon
Associate, Litigation and Arbitration, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Tishta completed her B.A. LLB. (Hons.) from National Law University, Delhi in 2019 with top honours and she is currently working as an associate at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. As an advocate enrolled with the Bar Council of India, Tishta has appeared before courts and tribunals in a wide gamut of commercial and corporate disputes, involving high stakes. She has also been actively engaged in resolution of cross-border disputes and advising clients on matters of Indian law arising in international commercial arbitrations. Tishta has won several accolades in international moots such as Vis, Vienna (24th edition) where her team was the highest ranked team that qualified into the Round of 64. She was also awarded Honourable mention as a Speaker. Tishta participated in the 1st edition of the AIAC Vis Pre Moot wherein she was adjudged to be the Best Speaker of the Finals.

Titilope Sinmi-Adetona
Senior Legal Counsel, Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre

Titilope Sinmi-Adetona is a young professional with an avid interest in effective dispute resolution and conflict management, particularly, arbitration and mediation. She is a Senior Legal Counsel at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC). She completed the Comparative and International Dispute Resolution LLM at Queen Mary University of London in December 2019 and is a qualified barrister and solicitor in Nigeria. Generally, her previous experience stems from working as an Associate in both the Advocacy and Transactions Departments of Paul Usoro & Co, where she had the opportunity to work on general corporate transactions and provide legal advisory services to companies in different sectors.

Tony Ng
Associate, Laborde Law

Tony has experience in both commercial and investment arbitration. Prior to joining Laborde Law in Paris, he worked as arbitration counsel for law firms based in Paris, Vienna and Madrid. He has gained substantial experience as case manager at the AIAC and litigated matters before Hong Kong domestic courts. Tony is admitted in New York and speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, French and English.

Upasana Dasgupta
DCL candidate (PhD equivalent) and Graduate Research Assistant, Faculty of Law, McGill University

Upasana Dasgupta is a DCL candidate (PhD equivalent) at Faculty of Law, McGill University where she is an Erin JC Arsenault Fellow at the Institute of Air and Space Law. Her interests are in international law, international legal theory, public international air law, international space law and implementation of international law in India. Upasana has worked on various projects of McGill's Institute of Air and Space Law including the Air Line Emergency Restrictions Tracker (ALERT) which tracks international air travel restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic and the Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS). Prior to her academic studies, Upasana worked as an associate at the law firms - Amarchand & Mangaldas/ Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Argus Partners in India. She pursued her undergraduate law degree from Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow, India and was awarded gold medal for the highest cumulative index in her batch.

Vahid Rezadoost
Iran-United States Claims Tribunal

Vahid Rezadoost specialises in public international law, international dispute resolution, and the common law of international courts and tribunals. Vahid is, now, working at the Iran-US Claims Tribunal in The Hague, The Netherlands. Previously, he practiced with several international large law firms and legal institutions. Prior to that, he acted as a lecturer at some universities in the field of the methodology of international law and the content analysis of international arbitral and judicial decisions. Vahid has served as an article reviewer of the [Iranian] International Law Review. he has, also, worked on studies regarding the application of international law norms and rules in the Iranian domestic legal system, the interpretation of treaties, and the international law of cyberspace. Vahid has published numerous articles and delivered several lectures on international legal scholarship.

Varun Srinivasan
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Associate at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas in the Dispute Resolution team. My areas of interest include international and domestic arbitration, commercial litigation and international investment law.

Vatsala Chauhan
Advocate, Law Chambers of Adv. Sunil Chauhan

Vatsala Chauhan is a practicing Advocate at the Delhi High Court and its subordinate Courts. A former participant of the Vis (East) Moot and AIAC Pre-Moot, Vatsala has a keen interest in International Commercial Arbitration, and plans to pursue her LLM in the same.

Vatsala Walia
Post Graduate Student, NALSAR, Hyderabad, India

Ms. Vatsala Walia is an advocate registered with the Bar Council of Delhi, India and aims to specialise in International Commercial and Domestic Arbitration. She is a recent graduate from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi Ms. Walia is currently pursuing a Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute Resolution from NALSAR, Hyderabad, one of the most celebrated law schools in the country. In the past, she has been associated with Advani and Co., one of the leading boutique Arbitration firms in India. In her short stint at the firm, Ms. Walia has successfully assisted her seniors in both ad-hoc arbitrations and arbitrations conducted under the aegis of the Delhi International Arbitration Centre, as well as in matters before the Delhi High Court. She has worked on construction, entertainment, and energy arbitrations. She also has experience working as a tribunal secretary.

Veronica Sandler
Professor, University of Buenos Aire

General Counsel in the corporate international media space. National and international speaking engagements on arbitration, public international law, and media law. Participated as party counsel in ICSID and ICC arbitrations, as well as frequent domestic arbitrations in Argentina under the auspices of the Bolsa de Comercio de Buenos Aires (BA Stock Exchange) and the CEMA (Centro Empresarial de Mediación y Arbitraje). Member of several arbitration panels, including panels of the CEMA, provincial arbitration panels, and the panel of the Colegio Público de Escribanos of Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires association of notaries). Extensive experience in International and domestic arbitrations.

Veronika Pavlovskaya
Senior Associate, Arzinger Law Offices

Veronika Pavloskaya is a Senior Associate at Arzinger Law Offices (Minsk, Belarus) and the Chief Coordinator at the Young ADR – Belarus, the project for young arbitration practitioners. Veronika specializes in dispute resolution and in advising IT companies regarding their day-to-day activity and data protection. Veronika is a legal-tech enthusiast; her particular interest includes the use of technology in dispute resolution, she often takes part in legal-tech hackathons as a mentor and a participant. Veronika attended the advanced course in Investment Arbitration at the Arbitration Academy in Paris, did an internship at the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC, and did her LLM at Queen Mary University of London (Chevening scholar). Veronika is also involved into various educational and mooting activities; in particular, she has been participating in the Vis Moot and multiple pre-moots as a mootie, arbitrator and coach since 2015.

Victoria Khandrimaylo
Counsel, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)

Victoria Khandrimaylo is Counsel at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). Prior to joining HKIAC, Victoria worked for three years at one of the leading international law firms in Moscow, practicing in the areas of arbitration, corporate and real estate transactions. Victoria has acted as tribunal secretary in a number of international commercial arbitrations, including corporate and real estate disputes, under the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.

Victoria graduated with bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the MGIMO-University, majoring in private international law and international commercial arbitration. She has also obtained LL.M. degree in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS, Geneva), the joint program of University Geneva and Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. Victoria is qualified to practice law in Russia. She is fluent in English and Russian and has a good command of Spanish.

Vinayak Sri Ram
Managing Partner, Messrs Vinayak Sri Ram

Vinayak is the managing partner of Messrs Vinayak Sri Ram, a dispute resolution firm specialising in complex commercial arbitration and litigation.

Viraj Greedharry
Court Advocate

Viraj Greedharry is a Court Advocate of England and Wales with a broad civil law practice. Viraj has 16 years of combined experience in law, insurance and corporate governance, covering areas of law such as contractual disputes, civil aviation disputes, insurance, personal injury, transport (road traffic accident, credit hire), landlord and tenant, housing, regulatory and disciplinary within healthcare, corporate governance and alternative dispute resolution. He also has detailed and specialised knowledge of international arbitration, commercial law and international business law. Viraj is a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), an Associate Chartered Secretary member (UK), an Accredited Mediator (UK) and is admitted as a Barrister of England & Wales.

Viraj’s experience includes: fiscal fraud, international fraud and ponzi scheme, anti-competitive behaviours & collusion, telecommunications, financial services, breach of General Data Protection Rules (GDPR), civil aviation disputes, clinical negligence, blood contamination enquiry, insurance claim disputes, boundary disputes, breach of contract, employment disputes, retail and housing regulatory requirements.

Viraj has worked under both, the Common and Civil law legal systems in the UK and Mauritius (mixed legal system of Common and Civil law). He is also multilingual and speaks English and French at native level.

Vishal Singhal
Advocate, Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of India

Vishal is an advocate based in New Delhi, India practicing independently before the Supreme Court of India, the High Court of Delhi, District Courts and Tribunals in Delhi. His interest lies in Criminal Laws, Constitutional Laws, and Arbitration Laws. Before going independent, he was a legal associate in the Chambers of Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan. He has contributed research articles in various journals and also presented them. He was an ardent mooter and had participated in various National and International Moot Court Competitions including the South Asia Rounds of FDI International Arbitration Moot Court Competition. He also coaches/mentors students for national and international moots. Further, he has also adjudicated some prestigious domestic moot court competitions.

He is an alumnus of the Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, and also the Alumni Board Member of Centre for the Study of Law and Governance. He is also associated with YIAG, Young ICCA, and LCIA.

Wai Chan Ming
Partner, Contract Solutions i PLT

Wai Chan Ming is a quantity surveyor by training with over 26 years’ of working experience with consultants, developers and contractors performing contract administration and quantity surveying duties for numerous building works contracts. Chan Ming is United Kingdom (UK) qualified Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Chartered Building Engineer, Accredited Experts and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK, the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators. Chan Ming is certified to act as Adjudicator for statutory adjudication under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act (CIPAA) in Malaysia. Chan Ming has a leading role in managing CSi’s expanding adjudication claims management portfolio, working with contractors and suppliers seeking to resolve payment disputes via statutory adjudication. He also leads CSi’s quantum valuation team, and regularly act as expert in valuation of work done and variations disputes. Chan Ming is a Partner of Contract Solutions i PLT Malaysia.

Wala Al-Daraji
Lecturer, University of Westminster

Wala is an arbitrator, delay expert witness and lecturer with a wealth of construction experience in the UK and the Middle East. He currently lectures construction law and project planning, at postgraduate and undergraduate level, at the University of Westminster. He also supervises master’s degree dissertations in delay and construction claims. His research interests include third party litigation funding, international investment arbitration and customary international law. In addition to English, Wala speaks Arabic and Italian, and understands French and Spanish. He has worked/lived in London, Cairo, Rome, Dubai, Athens and Riyadh.

Wan Syarihah Binti Razman
Mohanadass Partnership

Syarihah Razman began her career at the Attorney General’s Chambers where she was in the advisory division of the Ministry of Human Resources. During her time at the AG’s chambers she advised the then Minister of Human Resources on the various acts under the purview of the ministry.

After the AG’s chambers, Syarihah joined a leading Kuala Lumpur law firm, where she commenced her pupillage and was called to the bar in 2007. After admission to the bar, Syarihah focused on international and domestic dispute resolution. She has extensive dispute resolution experience in oil & gas and construction engineering matters and has appeared as counsel in arbitrations in various jurisdictions.

Syarihah also has wide experience in corporate, commercial, and contractual disputes. She is also actively involved in the Malaysian Bar and Kuala Lumpur Bar Sports Committee.

Wendy Gonzales
Disputes and Litigation Counsel, ASUS

Wendy Gonzales is founder of CyberArb, an initiative to create awareness and practical guidance about Cybersecurity in International Arbitration, which is mentored by Sophie Nappert. She is a Spanish qualified lawyer with LL.M in International Business Law and Arbitration. Currently based in Amsterdam (The Netherlands), she is fluent in Spanish, English, French, and Italian. She is Disputes and Litigation counsel as well as cybersecurity delegate for ASUS in AMETIC, a National Association of Technology Companies. On a volunteering basis, she is Ambassador of Arbitrator Intelligence. Along with her deep involved at Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot as a volunteer arbitrator and mentor-coach for Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In conjunction with her role as Executive Board member of the Moot Alumni Association.

Wilson Ho Sheen Lik
Partner, Ho Partnership

Wilson’s areas of practice primarily involve litigation, arbitration, adjudication and advisory with a special focus on construction law, corporate & company law, insolvency law, partnership law, oil & gas law, and multimedia & telecommunication law. In particular, he has advised and acted for (i) employers, contractors and sub-contracts on a variety of construction disputes; (ii) directors and shareholders on corporate disputes or 'boardroom battles'; and (iii) insolvency practitioners such as liquidators and receivers & managers on insolvency disputes. Wilson is a Panel Adjudicator with the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) and regularly conducts adjudication proceedings under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 (CIPAA 2012), both as Counsel and Adjudicator.

Yashraj Samant
Advocate, Supreme Court of India Practicing Advocate (Self-employed)

Yashraj Samant is a practicing advocate specializing in dispute resolution, international arbitration and mediation. He is a member of the Core Team of the Moot Alumni Association (MAA) and the Founding General Secretary of the Centre for Arbitration & Research, MNLU Mumbai An attendee of the prestigious Cologne Academy on International Commercial Arbitration, Germany; he has been mentoring students and law schools both nationally and internationally for various ADR & mooting competitions. A frequent judge and assessor at various international and national moots, negotiation and mediation competitions, he is a former VIs Mootie and has been an avid mooter during his law school days. A national level badminton player and a sports enthusiast, he has worked extensively in the field of sports and gaming laws. Yashraj is an alum of the renowned Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai.

Yeow Wei Jien
Senior Associate, Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership

Wei Jien is a commercial and construction disputes lawyer with a particular interest in the real estate, energy and infrastructure sectors. Dual-qualified in Malaysia and England, he has acted in arbitration, litigation and adjudication in both jurisdictions.

Wei Jien is an alumnus of the Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot, where he was part of the sole Malaysian representation that year.

Yong Kum Weng
Architect, KW YONG Architect

Architect, heritage conservator & Professional Technologist in Atmospheric Science & Environment Technology.

Zaheer Hussain
Counsel & Mediator, Syed Mahdi Chambers

Zaheer Hussain is a qualified lawyer practicing in the Courts of Pakistan. His legal education is coupled with a Masters of Law (LLM) degree and has also specializes in Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR). Zaheer is considered has one of the most promising and emerging Advocate at the Bar in Sindh, Pakistan. His area of expertise includes but is not limited to civil litigation, criminal litigation, banking, shipping, real estate and mediation to name a few. Zaheer is also the Founding President of Jinnah Ka Pakistan Lawyers Forum (JKPLF), which is a prominent forum for academic up gradation of law students and young lawyers across Pakistan.

Zeemal Ali Abbas
Associate Attorney, Raja Ishtiaq Law Consultants

Completed her LLB Hons Shariah & Law from International Islamic University Islamabad. Pursued LLM in International Maritime Law from BU Pakistan. Practising as a lawyer in a leading litigation firm of Islamabad. She was part of First Vis Pre Moot at the then KLRCA in year 2017. She has a keen interest in Institutional Arbitration. She has also published few articles on the subject. She has also been a part of Mooting circuit in Pakistan. Her field of interest includes Public & Private International Law, Maritime Law & Commercial Arbitration. Member Islamabad Bar Council, Islamabad District Bar Association and former office bearer of LSC Pakistan.