Arbitrators’ Profiles

Arbitrators of the Final

Co-Arbitrator
Prof. Joongi Kim
Professor of Law,
Yonsei Law School

Presiding Arbitrator
YA Dato' Lee Swee Seng
Judge
Court of Appeal, Malaysia

Co-Arbitrator
Prof. Maxi Scherer
Special Counsel,
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

YA Dato' Lee Swee Seng

Yang Arif Dato’ Lee Swee Seng graduated with Bachelor of Law (Hons) from University of Malaya and obtained Master of Law from the same university. He also obtained an MBA from University of Southern Cross, Australia. He was called to the Malaysian Bar in February 1985 and was in active in legal practice until May 2010 when he was appointed as a Judicial Commissioner of the High Court of Malaya. Before ceasing practice at the Bar, he was also a Visiting Fellow of the Taylor’s University Law School, a part-time lecturer with the UM Law Faculty for LLM Masters Programmed; a Bar Council member for 2010. Dato’ Lee was elevated to be a Judge of the High Court of Malaya in February 2014 and His Lordship was elevated as a Court of Appeal Judge on August 2019.

Professor Joongi Kim

Joongi Kim is a Professor of Law at Yonsei Law School in Seoul, Korea. He has acted as a presiding arbitrator, sole arbitrator, and co-arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc proceedings under the rules of the GGGI, HKIAC, ICC, ICSID, JCAA, KCAB, LMAA, QICCA, SIAC, UNCITRAL, and VIAC. In 2019, he was selected as International Arbitrator of the Year by KCAB International and the Korea Economic Daily and received the Top 10 Arbitrators in Asia Pacific Award by the Bali International Arbitration and Mediation Center. A Member of the ICC Court, he also serves on the panel of arbitrators for the ICSID, Korea-EU Free Trade Agreement, Korea-US Free Trade Agreement and GGGI, in addition to AIAC, CAA, BAC/BJAC (Investment), CIETAC (General & Investment), CRCICA, DIAC, HIAC, HKIAC, JCAA, KCAB, PIAC, RIMA, SCCA, SCIA, SHAC, SHIAC, SIAC, and VIAC, and the panel of mediators of HIAC International Mediation Center, SIMC, and VMC. He sits on the editorial board of International Investment Law and Arbitration (Brill), Asian Journal of Comparative Law (Cambridge University Press), Dispute Resolution International (IBA) and Korean Arbitration Review. His research focuses on international arbitration, international trade and investment, corporate governance and good governance. His treatise INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION IN KOREA (Oxford University Press 2017) received the 11th Simdang International Trade and Business Research Award. He has been a visiting professor at ESADE, Georgetown, Keio, the National University of Singapore, National Law School of India University (Bangalore), University of Florida and University of Hong Kong.

Professor Maxi Scherer

Professor Maxi Scherer is a Special Counsel at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in London and a Professor of Law at Queen Mary University of London, where she holds the Chair for International Arbitration, Dispute Resolution and Energy Law. She has practiced international arbitration for more than 20 years and represented clients, served as arbitrator or legal expert in more than 120 commercial and investor-state arbitrations. She is Vice-President of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), a co-chair of the IBA Investment Arbitration Subcommittee and holds many other public appointments and commissions of trust, including being a member of the panel of arbitrators (ICSID). Maxi publishes extensively in the field of international arbitration, including “International Arbitration in the Energy Sector” (OUP, 2018) and “International Arbitration and the COVID-19 Revolution” (Kluwer, 2020). She is the General Editor of the Kluwer Journal of International Arbitration and has received the GAR Award for Best Speech or Lecture in 2018.

Arbitrators of the Malaysian Final

Co-Arbitrator
Lambert Rasa-Ratnam
Partner,
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Presiding Arbitrator
Datuk Dr. Prasad Sandosham Abraham
Deputy Director
AIAC

Co-Arbitrator
Sitpah Selvaratnam
Partner,
Tommy Thomas

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. Thereafter, Datuk Dr. Prasad was called to the Malaysian Bar on 30th June 1976. He set up and successfully managed his own legal practice and 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. 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, 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 and is currently the Deputy Director of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), having been appointed on 14th December 2020.

Lambert Rasa-Ratnam

Lambert heads the firm’s highly-ranked Dispute Resolution practice. Ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific in Band 1, he is described as “a determined and very polished performer”. He regularly appears before the superior courts and arbitral tribunals in civil and commercial disputes as counsel, and has acted in cases involving administrative law, anti-money laundering (AMLA), arbitration, banking, contract, company law, insolvency, international trade, land, securities, law and tort. A member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Lambert also sits as arbitrator. The "trusted litigation authority" was recently ranked as a "Leading Lawyer" on The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 ranking. Acted for the trustees of a listed REIT in defending multiple actions filed to impeach sale of a mixed commercial development by public auction. The property was purchased by the trustees at the auction for over RM500 million. Defended two listed telecommunication companies and their officers in a RM13 billion claim for conspiracy. Represented a state government in an action to challenge its decision to revoke approval for alienation of two parcels of land. The land was valued at approximately RM1 billion. Represented the concessionaire of a port in a claim brought by a sub-lessee for substantial damages for, among others, breach of the sub-lease.

Sitpah Selvaratnam

LLB (University of Wales, UK); LLM (University of Cambridge, UK); Barrister-at-law (Lincoln’s Inn, UK); Advocate & Solicitor (Malaysia); Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators). Founding partner of the law firm Tommy Thomas, established in 2000. Counsel in a wide range of corporate, insolvency, commercial and maritime law disputes. Appearing at all levels of the superior Courts of Malaysia. Court Member of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC since July 2018. Court Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration since July 2019. Arbitrator in international maritime and commercial disputes; appointed by parties, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), and Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) (formerly known as KLRCA). Also, on the panel of Arbitrators of Singapore Chambers of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC), International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR). Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIArb). Country reporter for Malaysia to the Asia Pacific Arbitration Reporter of Singapore (2014 - 2017). Co-author of the Admiralty Chapter to Bullen & Leake & Jacob’s Malaysian Precedents of Pleadings. Contributor to the Malaysian Chapter of “Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters” published by Hart Publishing (September 2019). Recognized by Chambers Asia, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and others professional publications.

Arbitrators of the Elimination and General Rounds

Mr. Aabhas Pareek
GL Parewk Chambers of Law

Aabhas Pareek is an advocate and an arbitrator based in India. An alumnus of National Law University Odisha (NLUO), he is the Managing Partner of GL Pareek Chambers of Law. He specializes in Disputes Resolution, Data Protection Laws and Fintech. Aabhas has assisted the Honorable Supreme Court of India and various Hon'ble High Courts on numerous counts and catered to the needs of his clients efficiently. He has a deep interest in Disputes Resolution, especially International Commercial Arbitration, and is an accredited arbitrator. He has been appointed as a Sole Arbitrator in 17 disputes in both Ad hoc and institutional proceedings. He is an Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), APD grade member of Prime Dispute, Member of Rising Arbitrators Initiative (RAI), and a member of various International Arbitration Institutions.

Dr. A. Vijayalakshmi Venugopal
Taylor’s University

Vijaya has written 3 books, numerous articles and a book chapter on International Business Dispute Resolution Involving Malaysia. She has taught ADR and supervised LLM theses on this subject.

Mr. Abang Iwawan
Abang & Co.

Described in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a lawyer who “could provide definitive answers with conviction on his toes”, Iwawan has deep expertise in all forms of traditional and alternative dispute resolution including international arbitration, mediation, and adjudication. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and currently sits in AIAC’s Standard Forms of Building Contracts’ Expert Advisory Committee. Iwawan has an active portfolio in assisting clients deliver complex infrastructure projects across Asia and the Middle East. He is regularly engaged by major construction companies to advise throughout the project lifecycle, from drafting and negotiating contracts, managing conflicts as they arise, and appearing as counsel in dispute resolution. Iwawan also has extensive experience in court litigation having acted in complex commercial matters such as insider trading and market manipulation, as well as representing the Malaysian Bar Council in public interest litigation. Iwawan regularly writes and contributes to publications, including the Malaysian Civil Procedure (White Book), and is frequently invited to speak at conferences, both locally and internationally. Iwawan holds numerous committee appointments, including Council Member of the Society of Construction Law Malaysia, and Head of the Malaysian Bar Council Human Rights Empowerment Working Group.

Dato’ Dr. Abd Shukor Ahmad
Shukor Baljit and Partners

Dato' Shukor is a Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution at Shukor Baljit & Partners. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIArb) and the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ). He is also a qualified Mediator. He has appeared as counsel in domestic as well as international arbitrations. He has also been appointed as sole arbitrator in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations. He secured his degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the International Islamic University in 2013. He has also published articles in scholarly journals and has authored two books. He has been regularly invited to judge the International Humanitarian Law Moot and Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Mr. Abhay Singh
Gujarat Maritime University

Abhay Singh Thakur is an Assistant Professor of law at Gujarat Maritime University and a research scholar at Gujarat National Law University, has completed his Masters [LL.M.] with a specialization in International and Comparative Law from West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS) Kolkata. He has been working with the Gujarat Maritime Arbitration Centre since 2019 and has also taught Maritime Arbitration and International Commercial Arbitration to Masters of Law students at Gujarat Maritime University. He possesses more than 8 years of overall work experience. Which include 3 year in High courts and 5 year of teaching. He has 6 paper publications in noteworthy journals which include a paper published in National Law School Journal, Bangalore, and NALSAR Air and Space Journal. His area of Specialization includes Public International Law, Maritime Law, Air and Space Law, Law of International Carriage.

Mr. Abhinay Sharma
TAS Law

Abhinay is an Advocate on Record at the Supreme Court of India. He completed his B.A. LL.B in 2011 from School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore and did his Masters in Business Law from National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU). He is a member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK(MCIArb). He is an International Mediation Institute qualified mediator. He is also enlisted in CIADR’s panel of Arbitrators and Mediators.

Dr. Adeyemi Agbelusi
Berean Associates

Dr Adeyemi Agbelusi is Principal Partner, Berean Associates. He is an Arbitrator, Accredited Mediator and Conciliator and Mediation Advisor. 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. He is a Member of the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates (uk),Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK and Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators. He is a member the Nigeria conflict management group. He is also Fellow of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies of the University of London. He is on the Panel of Arbitral Tribunal Secretaries of the ICC Paris and CIArb. He is the current Branch Chairman of the Institute of Chartered mediators and conciliators, Lagos Branch.

Mr. Aditya N Mehta
Independent

Aditya practises before the Bombay High Court and various tribunals, where he undertakes a range of corporate, commercial and constitutional litigation. He has also appeared before the Supreme Court of India, other High Courts as well as in domestic and international commercial arbitrations. He has considerable experience in arbitration, company, securities and tax law. He has been appointed as arbitrator by the Bombay High Court in several matters. Before joining the bar, he was a commercial solicitor with Linklaters for five years in their London, Singapore and Hong Kong offices. He read law at the London School of Economics and is also a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Mr. Adly Zulfadhly Zulkefly
Messrs. Chai & Company

Adly Zulfadhly Zulkefly graduated with a LL.B (Hons)(Upper 2nd Class) in December 2018 and Diploma in Syarie Legal Profession (DSLP) in February 2021 both from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He is currently pursuing his LL.M in Commercial and Maritime Law in Swansea University starting September 2021 via online distance learning. He was called to the Malaysian Bar and admitted to the roll of Advocates and Solicitors in March 2020.Adly is now practicing as an Associate at Messrs. Chai and Company. As a former mooter himself, he is also a member of the Moot Alumni Association and has been serving as Volunteering Arbitrator for the KL Pre-Moot (since2019), Vis East Moot (since 2021) and Vis Vienna Moot (since 2020) and coaches university team for the Vis Moot Competition.

Mr. Alexander Mathai Paikaday
Paikeday & Paikeday Lawyers

Alexander Mathai Paikaday is a Legal Associate at the 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 practicing 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. He has received an appointment as a Sole Arbitrator for 13 NBFC Arbitrations. His fields of practice consist of Arbitration, Corporate Law, Constitutional, Civil and Taxation. He is the youngest Fellow (FCIArb) in India of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, UK.

Ms. Ali Loraine V. Manrique
Office for Alternative Dispute Resolution - Department of Justice

Atty. Ali Loraine V. Manrique is the Director, Officer-in-Charge of the Training, Accreditation and Promotions Service (TAPS) of the Office for Alternative Dispute Resolution (OADR), an attached agency of the Philippine Department of Justice. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws from the San Beda College of Law and became a Philippine BAR passer in 2015. She graduated Cum Laude of B.A. Political Science from the University of the Philippines, Diliman in 2006. Atty. Ali Manrique attended the Comprehensive Course on International Commercial Arbitration by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators New York Branch and Columbia Law School. Atty. Ali has provided legal opinions and conducted legal research on legislation, policies and rules and regulations on ADR. Also, her wide range of knowledge in local and international arbitration makes her an asset in the various advocacy campaigns and knowledge-sharing activities of the OADR.

Mr. Alok Kumar
Supreme Court of India

Counsel at Supreme Court of India [Aug 2020- Present] • NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India [2015-2020] B.A., L.L.B. (Hons.) • Fellow (FCIArb) At Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, Admission Pending. • International Academy for Arbitration Law (Arbitration Academy, Paris) [2021] Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration • The Hague Academy of International Law - Académie de droit international de La Haye, Hague, Netherlands, 1st Winter Program Attendee, Public International Law [2019] • World Trade Institute of the University of Bern, Switzerland, Summer Academy, Public International Law & Economics [2018]. Instructed to appear in construction arbitration matters against major Public Sector Undertakings (government instrumentalities). Instructed to appear in complex contractual matters pertaining to construction of major highways and expressways in India in actions for injunctive relief, repudiation, termination, damages.

Mr. Alonso Mayordomo Castilla
Stampa Abogados

Alonso has experience in both civil and common law systems, especially on alternative dispute resolution of construction, oil and gas, energy, and engineering matters. Currently, he is working on disputes where he advises clients in complex procedures before the ICC, LCIA, PCA or CAM, in addition to ad hoc procedures under the UNCITRAL Rules. In his previous role in Kuala Lumpur, he administered more than 120 disputes per year and assisted in the development and implementation of statutory amendments to the arbitration act and adjudication rules. Moreover, he worked for an ODR Hong Kong based institution, managing its business development. Alonso has a global overview on arbitration matters, considering his experience from different standpoints. He has prepared written submissions, drafted procedural orders, and prepared legal analysis for arbitral tribunals. Furthermore, he has dealt with several digital tools to conduct virtual hearings or manage the document production stage.

Prof. Dr. Amaresh Kumar
Sportslawindia & All India Council of Physical Education

Prof. (Dr.) AMARESH KUMAR, an Internationally acclaimed Professional in Sports Laws, Physical Education and Sports Sciences, presently practicing as a leading Advocate in the Supreme Court of India and as an Attorney of the Sports Law. He had been invited by the International Association of Sports Laws as Key Note Speaker in the several World Congress for the Sports Law. He had been elected for the Post of the Founder Secretary General of the Asian Council for Sports Arbitration at Seoul, South Korea in the year – 2010. An Organizing Secretary of the R. K. Jain Sports Law Lecture and Seminar on the topic of, “The New International Sports Law & CAS Jurisprudence with Perspective of Sports Law in India” at the Indian Law Institute on 26 – 27 February, 2011. Prof. Amaresh is the pioneer to introduce Sports Law and Sports Arbitration in India. Under a foresight ness he has suggested to enact Court of Arbitration for Sports in India to the Indian Olympic Association and Government of India. Due to which the International Olympic Council had lifted the ban imposed on the Indian Olympic Association. Prof. Amaresh has been awarded several attending Grants to attend many International Seminars and Conferences in Physical Education and Sports Laws. He has also been conferred the Visiting Fellow Professorship & Research Fellow of the ASSER International Sports Law Centre of the T.M.C. ASSER INSTITUUT, the Hague, the Netherlands w.e.f. 15th September 2010. Member of the Board of Advisory, “The International Sports Law Journal” ISSN 1567-7559 and Sports Attorney, Court of Arbitration for Sports, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Mr. Amit Pokhrel
Nexus Engineering, Golyan Group

I am a civil engineer and urban designer by profession expertise in Contract management, contract drafting, facilitation, independent engineering, independent arbitrator and project management.

Mr. Amod K Dalela
Dalela & Dalela, Law Offices

Mr. Amod K. Dalela is a Science Graduate (B.Sc. - 1977); Law Graduate (LL.B -1980) and Post Graduate in Social Work (M.S.W.-1983). He has done Post PG Dip-Cyber Laws-2014); (CFA+- 2015); (CEH -2015) and (PGDip-ADR-2016). LL.M. (Cyber Laws and Cyber Security) from (2016-18) He has participated in various National as well as International moot competitions such as G.D.Goenka-CIARB International Commercial Arbitration Competition organized by G D Goenka University India in 2018, 2019 and 2020; 5th AIAC VIS Pre-moot, 2021 held virtually in March 2021; 1st International Construction Arbitration Moot organized jointly by International Construction Law Association and Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration held virtually in October 2021 St. Petersburg V FDI Pre-moot organized jointly by Russian Arbitration Association and St. Petersburg University held virtually in October 2021.

Ms. Ana Jaimes
International Legal Advisers

Ana Jaimes focuses her practice on international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration. She has acted as arbitrator and counsel and for international corporations and States in connection with international arbitration proceedings under the arbitration rules of ICSID and ICC across several industries as construction, infrastructure, oil & gas, telecommunications, pharmaceutical and automotive. Ana has acquired international experience in firms based in Geneva, Chicago and Mexico City. Ana participates in professional and academic activities as a speaker, is member of multiple arbitration associations and is fluent in Spanish, English and French.

Mr. Anaq Pratama
Oentoeng Suria & Partners, in association with Ashurst

Tama is currently an associate in Oentoeng Suria & Partners, in association with Ashurst. With approximately 4 years practicing law, Tama has extensive experience in handling cross-border disputes and strategic advisory. Throughout his bachelor degree years, Tama has been an alumnus of the Vis moot and with the Universitas Gadjah Mada team has won the spirit of the moot award. Tama has acted for clients in relation to banking and finance matters, investigation of anti-bribery and corruption allegations, as well as multi-national corporation shareholders disputes.

Mr. Andreas Wehowsky
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd.

Andreas Wehowsky is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution Group of the leading Swiss law firm Schellenberg Wittmer. His main areas of practice are international arbitration as well as domestic and international commercial litigation, with a special focus on East Asia. In addition, he has worked for one of Singapore's foremost dispute resolution firms and gained experience at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. He regularly publishes in his areas of interest.

Mr. Andrew Jeffries
Independent

Since retiring from Allen Overy in 2011, Andrew has sat as an independent arbitrator dealing with a broad range of commercial disputes including power, energy, infrastructure and projects. Since 1999, he has acted as counsel in numerous arbitrations across the globe, and under all the major arbitration rules and institutions. Andrew was previously Head of Dispute Resolution Asia for Allen Overy, based in Hong Kong. In 2003 he was appointed a Deputy Registrar of the High Court of Hong Kong. He was author of Enforcement of Arbitration Awards in China for Sweet & Maxwell's Arbitration in China, A Practical Guide. He sat as a Hong Kong Council Member for the ICC, and was part of the Hong Kong Department of Justice committee on reform of the Arbitration Ordinance of Hong Kong. He was a member of the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong, and of the Law Society Council. He also acts as a Training Consultant teaching commercial arbitration.

Dr. Aneesh V Pillai
Cochin University of Science and Technology, India

Dr. Aneesh V. Pillai is an Assistant Professor (Law) in School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kerala. He has a rich experience of adjudging oral rounds/memorials for different prestigious moot court competitions such as Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition; Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition organised by ISLA; Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition organised by Washington School of Law, American University; International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition organised by Grotius Centre, Leiden University, Netherlands; Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot, organised by Centre for International Legal Studies, Austria; etc. Dr. Aneesh has also created moot court problems pertaining to the issues of Competition Law; International Law; Environmental Law and Human rights for different national level moot court competitions in India.

Ms. Angela Ray T. Abala
Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy

Angela is a Research Associate at Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy (SIDRA). She is qualified to practice law in the Philippines and the State of New York. Before joining SIDRA, Angela worked as a Judicial Fellow for the Hon. Charles N. Brower, assisting him on investment arbitration cases, and interned for the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. Angela previously spent time working for the Philippine Office of the Solicitor General. She has represented the Republic of the Philippines in domestic civil and criminal cases, as well as international arbitration cases. Angela also has extensive teaching experience, having taught courses on public international law and Philippine law. She has a Master of Laws in International Legal Studies (with Distinction) and a Certificate in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution from Georgetown University Law Center and a Juris Doctor degree from Ateneo de Manila University School of Law.

Ms. Angela Yan
Zhong Lun Law Firm

Angela is admitted to practice law in China mainland and the State of California. She joined Zhong Lun in 2014. Her practice covers a range of China-related commercial arbitrations, including those related to energy, education, hotel management, hospital service, entertainment, insurance, domain name, etc. In recent years, she has represented/advised clients on several Belt and Road disputes in mining and infrastructure sectors. These arbitration cases are administered by institutions including the CIETAC, SIAC, ICC, and HKIAC. She has also advised clients on potential treaty arbitrations. Her practice also includes representing clients in arbitration-related lawsuits before Chinese courts, and she frequently cooperates with lawyers from other jurisdictions to deal with arbitration-related winding up petitions and/or parallel litigations. Angela is a member of the ERA Pledge Young Practitioners Sub-Committee.

Mr. Anil Changaroth
ChangAroth Chambers LLC | ChangAroth InterNational Consultancy | ODRasia & anz

Anil is an Arbitrator (Fellows of the Chartered, Singapore and Philippines Institutes of Arbitrators) and trained in International Treaty Arbitration at is Asian International Arbitration Centre - AIAC); an accredited Mediator (Singapore Mediation Centre, Singapore Family Justice Court, AIAC and Vietnam International Commercial Mediation Centre); an Adjudicator (AIAC sitting on Dispute & Conflict Avoidance Boards; is also the Country Representative (Singapore) for the ADR ODR International and Dispute Resolution Board Foundation. Anil qualified as an Advocate & Solicitor of Singapore since 1995, a Solicitor of England and Wales, qualified as Barrister at Law (Middle Temple of England & Wales, and hold a Master of Science in Construction Law & Arbitration, Kings College London & National University of Singapore and career included with international arbitration with international law, in house as General Counsel and first career before graduating with an LLB Hon from the University of Buckingham, was as an Infantry Officer with the Singapore Armed Forces where he served for five years. Represents parties in the Asia Pacific region his legal practice CHANGAROTH CHAMBERS LLC, focuses on Appropriate Dispute Resolution involving Infrastructure, Building, and Construction projects and most aspects of Commercial, Civil, Criminal and Corporate Front End Advisory; and consultancy CHANGAROTH INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANCY consults on infrastructure, construction, and investment treaty projects, provides ADR services and through its subsidiaries ODRasia (servicing Asia) & ODRanz (servicing Oceania) provides subscription based platforms that manage Online Dispute Resolution and Online Digital Reengineering services, within the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation’s Collaborative Framework for ODR.

Ms. Anita Talia
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. She has appeared at all tiers of the Malaysian Courts. She acts for clients in various industries in a broad range of commercial disputes. She also has active arbitration practice. Anita is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators. She is a panel arbitrator with the Asian International Arbitration Centre. She is also a panel member of Counsel acting for the Malaysian Bar Advocates & Solicitors Disciplinary Board. Anita is also the Regional Ambassador for Malaysia and Member of HK45, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.

Mr. Anurag Singhal
Independent

Has done Bachelor in Commerce, Masters in Political Science, Masters in Laws in Criminal side. He is Pursuing Ph.D. (Law) - Forensic Science. He is a practicing Lawyer since 2001 in Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. He is looking after service and civil matters of Armed Forces. Besides this, he has vast experience in Mediation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution where he is on panel of various big Industrial Houses in India including Hospitality and Educational Institutions. He is also appellate authority to many Hospitals, nursing homes in Ghaziabad. He is a Standing Counsel for Government of India since 2013 before various courts. He has Authored various Law Books on then raw subjects of VAT, Right to Information, GST, RERA, Unaudited Properties, Local Building Laws. Some of his books were allotted ISBN recognition. He was awarded National Law Day Award in 2009 by the Govt. of India. He was also bestowed Certificate of Honour 4 times by Supreme Court Bar Association India for his outstanding contribution in the field of law.

Mr. Anurag Singhal
Independent

I am a Lawyer practicing in Supreme Court of India since 2001. I am also pursuing Ph.D. in Forensic Sciences. Master in Criminal Law. I have Authored numerous books on law, which are available on Amazon and bears ISBN Code. I have been awarded three times with the Certificate of Honor by Hon'ble the Chief Justice of India and Hon'ble Law Minister Government of India at different times- i.e. in 2008,2009 & 2017. I am member of various National and International Bars, Charitable and Educational Institutes including Lions Club of Ghaziabad. I have done many Arbitration Cases in New Delhi. Numerous Mediation Cases between the parties to divorce, Matters of Company Affairs.

Mr. Aravind Kumarr
Izral Partnership

Aravind is a Partner at Izral Partnership - a dispute resolution firm ranked in The Legal 500 and Chambers. His key areas of practice include corporate and commercial litigation, shareholders and directors disputes, insolvency and receivership, as well as land disputes. He regularly appears before all levels of the Malaysian courts as well as in arbitration 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) enjoying considerable success. He subsequently coached & trained several moot teams which went on to do well in the several moot competitions (both at national & international levels). Since then, he has been regularly invited to sit as a judge or arbitrator in various moot competitions.

Mr. Arun Sharma
Independent

I am in professional advocate register with Bar Council of Delhi since 1999. Having independent practicing in Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, Delhi High Court and various other National and State Tribunals/ Forum, Commissions for the last approx., 21 years. I am a Penal Arbitrator, of the Delhi International Arbitration center (DIAC) at Delhi High Court, since 2010 and officially enlisted as Penal Arbitrator of Thaliland Arbitration Center (THAC) for three year till 30th June, 2024. I am Appointed as a Sole Arbitrator in the various matter by the Hon’ble Delhi High Court, and experience of handling cases under the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, I am a Qualified and trained Mediator Attached to the Delhi High Court “Mediation Center”, since 2010 and Settled many cases acting as Mediator.

Ms. Ashna Taneja
Government of Australia

Ashna is a Senior Lawyer with the Australian Government, working across commercial, dispute resolution, and law reform projects. Prior to joining the Australian Government, Ashna worked as a solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills, and also completed legal placements with UNCITRAL and UNIDROIT.

Ms. Avaya
MediateGuru

I, Avaya, am a keen learner, an explorer and partner at MediateGuru. I have judged some international mediation competitions and won various moot courts. I am a strong believer of hard work, dedication and compassion. Having a lot of research experience, Legal internships experience and volunteer experience I have try to grow each day a little more. I am an aspiring judicial officer who would like to work to bring some ground level change.

Mr. Aziz Tayabali
Aziz Tayabali & Associates

Aziz Tayabali Samiwalla – Proprietor of Aziz Tayabali & Associates since 1978. Litigator, Arbitrator and Mediator. Aziz Tayabali is a seasoned litigator since 1976, having graduated from University of Singapore in 1975 and a Fellow of the Singapore Institute and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) and (CIArb). Over the last 20 years, he is also active in alternative dispute resolution like Arbitration, Mediation and Neutral Evaluation. He has sat as an Arbitrator (both as Sole or Co-Arbitrator) in numerous Arbitrations (Domestic & International), with such Arbitrations conducted under ICC, SIAC, AIAC (previously known as KLRCA), UNCITRAL and Ad-hoc Rules of Arbitration. Conducted Mediations, both as Sole or Co-Mediator, in numerous Mediations for the past 20 years. Currently empaneled with various international/domestic Arbitration Institutions and bodies including SIAC, AIAC, KIAC, ICC Singapore Arbitration group, SIArb and LSAS (Singapore Law Society Arbitration Scheme). His areas of expertise are in commercial transactions (domestic & international), international trade in sales of goods and services, corporate law, banking & finance, investment law & international transactions, construction, matrimonial disputes and property.

Mr. Azizbek Suyunboev
MY LAWYER

Azizbek works as an associate at a law firm in Uzbekistan specializing in litigation and dispute resolution. He received a bachelor's degree in Law from the University of World Economy and Diplomacy. He previously participated in the 27th and 28th Vis Moot and the first ever cross examination moot as a participant. In addition, he works as a volunteer in several projects, such as Moot Academy and CISG-online database.

Ms. Azlin Ahmad
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Azlin is highly experienced in assisting banks to structure wholesale and retail Islamic financing solutions and products. She has experience in Asia and the Middle East acting for banks and customers on Islamic and conventional financing transactions, familiar with Islamic financial structures. In addition to Islamic financing, sukuk, murabahah and securities, she advises on conventional finance, including syndicated lending, debt issues, project and asset finance, and restructuring. Her experience includes advising on an Islamic compliant vessel financing, acting for the acquirer, an Islamic compliant murabahah real finance property transaction for real property based in England and a cross border syndicated loan to a bank operating in India.

Mr. B Rengarajoo
Barrister, Chartered Arbitrator, Mediator

Mr B Rengarajoo PBS, graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of London and was admitted to the Bar in England and Wales as a Barrister before being admitted to the Singapore Bar. He subsequently obtained the Master of Laws (LLM) from the National University of Singapore. He is a Chartered arbitrator, and a Fellow of both the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is on the arbitration panel of SIAC, AIAC, CIArb, MIAC, SISV and LSAS. He has sat as an arbitrator in domestic and International commercial arbitrations, and he specialises in hearing disputes arising from International trade, among others, under various arbitration laws and rules. Rengarajoo is also a Mediator certified by International Mediation Centre (IMI) and Singapore Mediation Institute (SIMI). He is the recipient of the Outstanding Court Volunteer Mediator’s award for the year 2020. Prior to the practice of law, Rengarajoo was an ASP in the Singapore Police Force. He has a passion for teaching and is on the CIArb faculty list for Arbitration and Mediation.

Mr. Bernard Chan Kee Siang
Property Development and Construction Specialist

A certified arbitrator with 10 years' experience in construction industry lawsuit and dispute cases. Ardent practitioner and sharp in reasoning fact, figure and sequence of the event cases.

Mr. Bernardo Cartoni, FCIArb
Ovoli & Partners

Bernardo Cartoni, FCIArb is a triple qualified lawyer (admitted to the Bar of Italy and Poland and enrolled as a Solicitor in England and Wales); currently Of Counsel at Ovoli & Partners, a boutique law firm based in Rome and Madrid. Bernardo is listed in the SHIAC Panel of Arbitrators, in the HKIAC List of Arbitrators and he is also a member of several arbitral institutions spanned all over the world. He focuses on international disputes (arbitration and litigation both) regarding commercial trade, M&A, IP rights, construction, investment and sports. He assists in contract negotiation, too. Bernardo has also written some papers on arbitration-related issues and he is a member of the Advisory Board of the Swiss Chinese Law Review. He is also listed in the AIAC Academy Tutors Panel.

Mr. Behnam Molavi
Pishgaman

Law practitioner in Iran and currently pursuing Masters in International Trade Law.

Ms. Bhavini Singh
Sciences Po, Paris

Bhavini is an Indian qualified lawyer, specialising in dispute settlement, and is currently pursuing the LLM in Transnational Arbitration and Dispute Settlement at Sciences Po, Paris. Prior to this, she worked with a boutique dispute resolution law firm in New Delhi. She has represented clients in high value international and domestic arbitration, mediation, and commercial litigation proceedings before various courts and tribunals, particularly in the energy, construction, and oil and gas sectors. Bhavini graduated from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad in 2018, and she has also regularly participated in international moot court competitions both as a speaker and as a coach, and notably, represented her university as a speaker at the Willem C. Vis (East) Moot (where she finished as a semi-finalist) and the Philip C. Jessup Moot.

Mr. Biplab Kanti Som
Independent

Mr. Biplab Kanti Som is a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (B.E. - 1994); He was the Fellow member and Empaneled Arbitrator under Indian Council of Arbitration. Expertise in Construction Forensic Schedule and Clail Analysis and recommendation. Certified in Claim Preparation and Dispute Resolution and Member of Dispute Resolution and Board Foundation (DRBF) .He has participated in International Vis moot competitions in 2020 held virtually.

Mr. Boo Ali Khan
Legislation Wing, National Assembly Pakistan

Boo Ali Khan is a law graduate currently working at the Legislation Wing of the National Assembly of Pakistan. He was associated with an international corporate firm before his present workplace. Mr. Khan represented his university in many national and international moot court competitions and also has the experience of being a team coach for many moot court competitions. He is an avid writer and gives equal importance to writing as to his profession.

Mrs. Bronwyn Lincoln
Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Bronwyn is an experienced practitioner in cross border litigation and international arbitration. Her experience traverses a range of industry sectors including construction and infrastructure, international trade and commodities, energy and resources, property and mining. She has a particular expertise in shareholder and joint venture disputes and is experienced in a range of alternative dispute resolution processes including mediation. Bronwyn is also an international arbitrator and is a panel arbitrator for AIAC, SIAC, NZIAC and KCAB International, a Fellow of ACICA and a List arbitrator for HKIAC. She is a director of ACICA and the Australia Disputes Centre, one of Australia’s four designated conciliators for ICSID and a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR.

Ms. 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 is a native English speaker and a fluent heritage speaker of Spanish. Camille holds a JD from Boston University School of Law and a BA from Amherst College.

Ms. Cecilia Flores Rueda
FloresRueda Abogados

Cecilia Flores Rueda masters all arbitration edges, is a well-trained counsel, well-tested arbitrator, and a committed professor on the subject. She got immersed in arbitration when she started to act as Secretary General for the Mexican Mediation and Arbitration Center. In 2015, she established “FloresRueda Abogados” “The” dispute resolution boutique in Mexico City. Currently she is an ITA’s Counsel, ITA’s reporter for Kluwer Arbitration, and is member of the Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes of the USMCA (31.22 Committee). Regarding her experience, Cecilia handles complex and high-stake international and domestic arbitration cases and represents clients in federal and local courts.

Miss Chai Sim Ann

Sim Ann obtained her LLB(Hons) from Northumbria University. She was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 2017 and is now practicing in Messrs Chai & Company. Sim Ann’s area of practice includes commercial and civil disputes, commercial fraud, real property disputes, breach of trust, strata, judicial review, construction and contractual disputes. Sim Ann has advised and acted for both private and public listed companies as well as local municipal council. She also has experience working alongside with lawyers from other jurisdictions including British Virgin Islands, Jersey, Hong Kong and Thailand. Sim Ann was a part of the Bar Council Conveyancing Practice Committee Term 2019/2020 and Term 2020/2021.

Mr. Cheng Ho Wah @ Roland
Messrs. Roland Cheng & Co

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 am a member of the Sabah Law Society (formerly under Sabah Law Association) since 1993. I am one of the Panel of Adjudicators of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) since year July 2014. I was awarded the CIArb's Diploma in International Arbitration and is a Fellow of the Institute (FCIArb) since April 2015.

Mr. Chong Joo Tian
Messrs JT Chong Associates

Mr Chong Joo Tian is an advocate and solicitor of the High Court in Malaya with over 30 years of experience in various commercial, civil and criminal litigation. He is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London (CIArb) and a fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AiADR). He is an arbitrator on the panel of both Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) and AiADR. He is also an Adjudicator on the panel of AIAC.

Dr. Crina Baltag
Stockholm University

Dr Crina Baltag is Associate Professor (Docent) in International Arbitration at Stockholm University and qualified attorney-at-law since 2004, with extensive practice in various aspects on international dispute resolution, private and public international law. Crina is director of the Master in International Commercial Arbitration Law at Stockholm University and member of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Institute (SCC) Board. Crina’s publications include The Energy Charter Treaty: The Notion of Investor [Wolters Kluwer, 2012]; ICSID Convention after 50 Years: Unsettled Issues [Wolters Kluwer, 2017]; The Future of Investment Treaty Arbitration in the EU [co-editor, Wolters Kluwer, 2020] etc. and numerous publications in leading legal journals and reviews, including on the Denial of Benefits in Investment Law [co-author; Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law, Oxford University Press, 2019]. Crina is the editor of Kluwer Arbitration Blog, co-managing editor of ITA Arbitration Report and member of editorial boards of prestigious journals and book series in the field, including of the Journal of International Arbitration and Bloomsbury’s Global Energy Law and Policy. Crina has been appointed in numerous arbitrations, as sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, FAI, and CCIR-Romania. Crina holds a PhD degree in International Arbitration from Queen Mary University of London (UK), LL.M in International Commercial Arbitration Law from Stockholm University (Sweden), M.Sc. in International Business from Academy of Economic Studies (Romania), LL.B. from University of Bucharest (Romania).

Ms. Crystal Choong Shu Wan
Shearn Delamore & Co

Crystal is currently practicing as a Legal Associate at Messrs. Shearn Delamore & Co. with a focus on construction-related disputes. Prior to this, Crystal was a Case Counsel at the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) where she has overseen the administration of commercial and construction arbitrations. Whilst pursuing her law degree, Crystal participated in the 1st and 2nd editions of the AIAC Pre-Moot and had since gone on to organize the 3rd AIAC Pre-Moot as a Case Counsel. Thereafter, Crystal has arbitrated in the 4th and 5th editions of the AIAC Pre-Moot, amongst other mooting competitions.

Miss Crystal Nkrumah

Crystal Nkrumah is an LL.M Student in International Commercial Arbitration Law (ICAL) at Stockholm University. She holds a First Class Honours degree in Law and French (LL.B) from Cardiff University. She is a current Student/Young Member of the CIArb, ICCA, LCIA and OGEMID. She is developing and expanding her practical arbitration skills by engaging in mock arbitrations modules offered by her university as well as participating in negotiation exercises with external universities such as Columbia University. Crystal represents Stockholm University as an oralist in the 1st Sports Arbitration Moot (SAM). She has sat as an arbitrator in the general rounds of Vis pre-moots such as the Fox Williams/CIArb London Pre-moot.

Ms. Daariya Azim
Oxbridge Associates

She is a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) graduate of the University of London. She is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). She was a mootie in the 27th Vis Moot and is a second-year coach for the Sri Lankan Vis Teams.

Ms. Dany Channraksmeychhoukroth
Duan & Duan Phnom Penh Law Firm

Channraksmeychhoukroth DANY (or “Chhoukroth”) is an Attorney-at-Law at Duan & Duan Phnom Penh Law Firm. Her legal practices centered on international commercial arbitration, contract law, construction family law and criminal litigation. She is acting as counsel in both domestic and international arbitration. With her experiences in academia, legal practice, and government, Chhoukroth has extensively involved in law of the sea, international environmental law, business and human rights, real estate and construction, and Cambodian civil code. 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 on international law.

Mr. David Hopkins
39 Essex Chambers

David Hopkins is a barrister at 39 Essex Chambers, London, with an extensive domestic and international practice. Recent domestic commercial work includes High Court proceedings regarding: a land option contract; alleged breaches of a share purchase agreement; and a GBP 6.5m claim brought against an insurer following the partial collapse of a cliff in Jersey. Internationally, he has acted in and advised on disputes subject to the ICC, LMAA and SIAC rules. He is also a TECBAR accredited adjudicator and accepts appointments via the TECBAR adjudication scheme. David is a contributing editor to Wilmot-Smith on Construction Contracts (4th edn, 2021) and Atkin’s Court Forms (2018 issue). He has also written for the IBA’s Dispute Resolution International, LawInSport and the Practical Law Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Blogs. He is recommended as a Leading Junior for Construction, Energy and Infrastructure in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Mr. David Geoffrey Allan Bateson
39 Essex Chambers

Mr. Dario Simone Palmiotti
Thailand Arbitration Centre (THAC)

Dario is a Ph.D. Student in Arbitration & Dispute Resolution (Arb&DR) at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He holds an LL.M. from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution (IADR). He further specialised in arbitration by attending several arbitration courses such as the widely recognised Arbitration Academy in Paris (2019). He is admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) and several institutes of arbitrators in the Asia-Pacific region. He has significant experience at arbitral institutions such as the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). Currently, he is working as Assistant Counsel at the Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC). Since 2017, he has actively advised and coached different universities. He also participates regularly as an arbitrator in competitions held each year in Vienna and Hong Kong.

Mr. Darshendev Singh
Messrs. Lee Hishamuddin Allen & Gledhill

Darshendev’s primary area of practice is commercial dispute resolution with a focus on disputes relating to construction, engineering, oil & gas, and infrastructure projects. Besides regularly sitting as an arbitrator and an adjudicator, Darshendev also represents clients in international and domestic arbitration, litigation, mediation, and adjudication. He has been involved in numerous ad hoc as well as institutional arbitrations. The sole Malaysian recipient of the 2019 Asia Pacific Top 10 Arbitrators Award (under the age of 40 category), Darshendev has also been ranked as a Next Generation Partner for Dispute Resolution in Malaysia, by The Legal 500 in its Asia Pacific 2020 Ranking and Asia Pacific 2021 Ranking. Darshendev has also been recognised as 2021 Rising Star in the Malaysian Legal Industry (under the age of 40 category), by the Asian Legal Business. Former chairperson of the Young Members Group of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Malaysia), Darshendev is a frequent speaker on the international circuit on issues related to his areas of practice and contributes to global publications on the arbitration and construction law landscape.

Mr. Daryl Kong Kai Xuan
Messrs. Edwin Lim & Suren

Daryl graduated from Northumbria University and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2014 and thereafter, admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 2016. He also holds a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration and an MBA with Anglia Ruskin University. He is currently practicing with Messrs. Edwin Lim & Suren and his portfolio includes commercial and corporate disputes and construction disputes.

Mr. David Edet
Dorothy Ufot & Co

David Edet is a legal practitioner and an Associate Counsel in the dispute resolution and international arbitration departments of Dorothy Ufot & Co, a leading Nigerian full-service law firm. He is also an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom. David has extensive experience in domestic arbitration and international commercial arbitration. He has acted as Arbitral Secretary in a number of high complex commercial disputes both domestically and under institutional rules such as the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), International Centre for the Settlement of International Disputes (ICSID), American Arbitration Association (AAA)/International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR). He was recently appointed Tribunal Secretary in a complex domestic EPC dispute with a value of over $ 4 Million USD. David was also appointed Moderator at the World Café Discussions which held under the auspices of the Vienna Arbitration Days, 2022.

Mr. Davison Kanokanga
Kanokanga & Partners

Author of Commercial Arbitration in Zimbabwe, Juta (Pty )Ltd 2020, founding member of Alternative Dispute Solutions Centre, arbitrator and arbitration counsel, member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), the African Arbitration Association and the Southern African Development Community Panel of International Commercial Arbitrators.

Mr. Denny Lin
Integro Law Chambers LLC

Mr Denny Lin is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb. He is admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from SUSS, Singapore, and a Bachelor of Arts in Recording Arts with 1st class Honours from Middlesex University, UK. He also has a Specialist Diploma in Relationship and Marital Counselling, a Diploma in Audio Engineering and a Diploma in International Arbitration. Mr Denny is also a trained Counsellor/Psychotherapist, an internationally accredited Mediator with specialist training in family law, collaborative family practice, cross-border disputes and arbitration. He hopes to be able to contribute more towards therapeutic justice in family law and community work through counselling, mediation, alternative dispute resolution and litigation.

Mrs. Derya Durlu Gürzumar
Istanbul Bar Association

Mrs. Derya Durlu Gürzumar is an attorney-at-law registered to the Istanbul Bar Association, and is the current chair of the International Bar Association’s Alternative and New Law Business Structures Committee. She holds LLB and LLM degrees from Bilkent University Faculty of Law, in Ankara, Turkey, and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Neuchâtel, in Switzerland. Being an ardent Vis-mootie since 2007, Mrs. Durlu Gürzumar has been one of the few law students to receive two successive Honorable Mentions in the Martin Domke Best Oralist Award in the 16th and 17th Willem C. Vis Moot competitions. She has been coaching teams and arbitrating in many international and domestic arbitration competitions since 2010. Very recently, in 2021, Mrs. Durlu Gürzumar’s Vis moot team from Bilkent University became the highest-ranking Turkish university by reaching the semi-finals in the Vis East and the octo-finals in the Vis Moot.

Ms. Dhanya Thejraj Mallar
Independent

Dhanya T Mallar is an advocate enrolled at the Bar Council of India. She has appeared before the High Court of Kerala, Arbitration Tribunals and various other tribunals/authorities. She was a Partner (Junior) at V.J Mathew & Co. Cochin till 2021. She is currently pursuing the Master of Law and Business Program at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg. She speaks English, Hindi, Malayalam, Konkani, Kannada, and Tamil. She has basic proficiency in French and German.

Ms. Dhruti Kapadia
Independent

• ADVOCATE ON RECORD, SUPREME COURT • SOLICITOR & INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATOR • CERTIFIED TRAINED MEDIATOR • CYBER LAW SPECIALIST • MUMBAI MUNICIPAL CORPORATION PANEL COUNSEL • COUNSEL HIGH COURT STATE LEGAL AID AND MUMBAI MUNICIPAL CORPORATION PANEL • LECTURER/ PROFESSOR & AUTHOR • FOUNDER & MANANGING TRUSTEE OF NGO • SPECIALIST VISITING FACULTY • POLICY ANALSYT • ARGUING COUNSEL • CORPORATE TRAINER

Mrs. Diana Lokajíčková
Resenidohodou and Constelius Law Office

Diana Lokajickova completed her law degree at Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Law, in 2019. Currently, she is continuing a rigorous procedure in the field of procedural law with a focus on mediation (2021). At her alma mater, Diana organized meditation training and public events. Last but not least she found a Mediation Clinic there. Since 2019 she has been working as a legal trainee and certified mediator. In her professional life, she focuses on corporate law, labor law, IP law and insolvency. In connection to her mediation practice, she supports a nonprofit organization that focuses on the labor field (called Filantia). In 2021 she also completed a specialization study for mediators at the industry property office of the Czech Republic. Last but not least she supports students' organizations actively with my participation at their event as a professional.

Ms. Diana Rahman
Gamuda Land

Diana Rahman is the Head of Legal at Gamuda Land, one of Malaysia's top property developers, where she oversees a full range of legal and compliance matters including but not limited to contract review & negotiation, JVs, M&As, data privacy, leasing and litigation. Her legal portfolio include Gamuda Land's projects, not just in Malaysia but also in Australia, Vietnam, Singapore and the United Kingdom. A non-practicing Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in Malaysia, Diana is also empanelled as an arbitrator with the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA), a member (MCIArb) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and a mediator with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) as well as the International Mediation Institute (IMI). Diana was also the past Deputy Head of Legal at the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC).

Mr. Dmitry Marenkov
Legal Counsel

Dmitry Marenkov, LLM, FCIArb, is a German qualified lawyer, focusing on international dispute resolution and international business law. He is a legal counsel with an IT company in Germany and regularly acts as arbitrator in international commercial cases. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Asian Institute of ADR, Dmitry has participated in over 30 international arbitrations conducted in English, Russian and German, including appointments as sole arbitrator and presiding arbitrator. He is included in the list of arbitrators of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). Dmitry Marenkov is a member of the Editorial Council of the journal “Commercial Arbitration” (published by the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and of the Editorial Sub-Committee of the Asian Institute of ADR. His further memberships include the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.

Ms. Eileen Loebig
Allen & Overy

Eileen is an Associate in the dispute resolution practice of Allen & Overy in Frankfurt, Germany with a particular focus on national and international arbitration and cross-border disputes in general. She has studied the law in Germany and France and has been working in Frankfurt, Munich and Kuala Lumpur so far.

Ms. Elodie Dulac
King & Spalding (Singapore) LLP

Ms. Elodie Dulac is a Partner in King & Spalding’s Singapore office and a member of the firm’s International Arbitration Group. She represents clients in commercial and investment arbitrations, with a particular focus on Asia, where she has been based for over 15 years. She has particular expertise in energy, mining, joint ventures/shareholders disputes and investor-State disputes. In addition to her work as counsel, Elodie regularly sits as an arbitrator. Elodie was named as a leading lawyer for international arbitration by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022, a Next Generation Partner in arbitration in Legal500 2022 and a Future Leader in Arbitration by Who’s Who Legal 2021 (Top 10 Asia Pacific-wide). She is admitted to practice in England & Wales (Solicitor-Advocate), and Paris, France. She is also a Registered Foreign Lawyer with the Singapore International Commercial Court. For more information, see http://www.kslaw.com/people/Elodie-Dulac.

Mr. Eugene Thong
The Arbitration Chambers

Eugene Thong serves as tribunal secretary to the residents of The Arbitration Chambers and has been involved in ad hoc and institution administered cases covering a broad range of sectors and including investment disputes. Eugene was previously Deputy Counsel at the ICC Hong Kong and Singapore offices, where he administered a significant docket of cases from each of the following regions: East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Oceania and the Middle East. He has also worked at the Singapore and London offices of a major international law firm. Eugene is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, and was educated in both the civil and common law traditions. He is trilingual in English, Mandarin and French.

Dr. Eva Langerbeck
Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Eva Langerbeck works as deputy executive director and head of corporate services at the Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Kuala Lumpur and advises clients on foreign direct investments, company formations, licensing requirements, public grants and customs procedures in Malaysia. In addition, she is a licensed mediator under the Malaysian Mediation Centre. She holds a DPhil in Islamic Studies and wrote her thesis on Islamic law and state control in Malaysia.

Mr. Fabian Zetina
GST LLP

Fabian is currently an international arbitration associate with GST LLP in Miami, Florida. He represents sovereigns, their instrumentalities, and corporations in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations under the rules of arbitration of the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, and ICDR. Fabian has also experience in public international law matters, litigation related to international arbitration, especially in enforcement proceedings before U.S. courts, and has served as an assistant to arbitrators in commercial disputes. His experience includes acting as counsel in cross-border insolvency proceedings, recognition of international insolvency proceedings, asset recovery strategies, several transactions in M&As, and project finance transactions from the banker's perspective. He also previously advised corporations, associations, and governmental agencies in constitutional matters and argued cases before the highest courts in Guatemala, including the Constitutional Court.

Mr. Fanqin Meng
Beijing Global Law Office

Participated Vis East, CIETAC Cup as an arbitrator since 2018.

Miss Faeza Suraya Roselan
Messrs Azmi Fadzly Maha & Sim

Faeza is an Associate in the Construction Dispute Resolution team at Messrs Azmi Fadzly Maha & Sim in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Since she was called to the Bar in 2019, Faeza has been involved in domestic and also international arbitrations, as well as adjudication under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication 2012. While construction is her main area of practice, Faeza also handles industrial relations disputes.

Mr. Farzad Mazhary
ZakVocates

Farzad Mazhary obtained a law degree in the Law Faculty of Sbu. Currently, he is working in the arbitration department in a ZakVocates and also as legal advisor of Iranian startups. He is pursuing her LLM degree in International Trade Law at the University of Tehran. Her area of interest is international commercial and arbitration and sports law. He has participated at the Willem C. Vis Moot (28th) and this year will participate as a coach of the University of Tehran.

Florencia Luz Marquez Bonino
Compliance Para Empresas

I am a lawyer with more than 8 years in the practice of law as a litigator, LLM in arbitration and international contracts, specialist in economic criminal law and compliance. I am a member of Alumni Arbitration and I have participated as an arbitrator in other moots.

Ms. Fulya Görer
Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership (in association with 大成 Dentons)

Fulya Görer is a graduate of Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law. She participated in both Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Since 2015, she has been coaching Istanbul Bilgi University’s Vis Moot teams. She has been working at Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership (in association with 大成 Dentons) since her graduation and completed her legal internship here as well. She focuses on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and arbitration in various sectors, including, but not limited to communications, media and entertainment, cyber security etc. She participates in due diligence processes and drafting and negotiation transaction contracts from both buy-side and sell-side, advice on mergers and acquisitions, post-closing support and business integration and corporate governance matters. She prepares and drafts due diligence reports, assists in preparation and review of documents in the data room, drafting and negotiation of transaction documents and preparation of corporate governance documentation.

Ms. Gabriela María Del Mar Rodríguez González
State Attorney General’s Office of the Republic of Paraguay

Member of the Arbitration Department of the State Attorney-General’s Office of the Republic of Paraguay. Coach of the Arbitration Team of the National University of Asunción.

Ms. Ghada Arfaoui
Université de Carthage

Ghada is a PhD Candidate at the Université de Carthage focusing on International Arbitration. Ghada graduated with honors from the Université de Carthage (faculty of law) with a specialization in common law and International Arbitration. As a student, she participated in the Vis Moot and the FDI Moot. Ghada currently works as a legal Assistant for the National Center for State Courts that aims to improve court administration, justice sector personnel capacity, court-citizen relations, and the fight against corruption in Tunisia. She also teaches bachelor workshops in Contract Law for the Université de Carthage (faculty of law) and coaches the team for Vis Moot. Ghada speaks Arabic, French, English and Spanish.

Mr. Ghulam Muhammad Adnan
ADR ODR International

Ghulam Muhammad Adnan is a former participant of the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. He also coaches and advises several teams regarding the same. Apart from that, he is also a SIMI accredited mediator and is actively involved in cases concerning mediation.

Ms. Gizem Alper
PACE CISG Database Global Editor

PACE CISG Database Global Editor & professional engaged in international commercial law, mediation and arbitration.

Mr. Glenn Wijaya
Christian Teo & Partners

Glenn Wijaya is an Associate at Christian Teo & Partners. He received his LL.B. in International and European Law from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, in 2013 and S.H. (magna cum laude) from Universitas Pelita Harapan, Indonesia, in 2018. He is admitted to practice law in Indonesia. Outside of work, he has regularly volunteered as a/an coach/arbitrator in Jessup, Vis, Vis (East), AIMCC, ICRC IHL moot competitions, amongst others.

Ir. Gong Ngie Dee
Messrs N D Gong

Ir. N D Gong (FIEM; FCIArb; MSc (Eng); LLM) has practised as consulting C&S engineer and as specialist jacked-in piling contractor. His technical specialisation is in C&S engineering with an emphasis on piling and foundation engineering. He re-trained in law and was called to the Bar in 2006. He is on the arbitrators' panels of AIAC, IEM and MIArb, and on the adjudicators' panel of AIAC. He currently practises law with a focus on construction law, adjudication and arbitration.

Ms. Grace Cheng
Field Court Chambers

Grace is an English barrister, a qualified Hong Kong solicitor and has rights of audience before the AIFC Court in Kazakhstan. In addition to speaking fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin, Grace has a working knowledge of French and Spanish. Grace is included on various panels and databases of arbitrators including AIAC; BAIAC; CACM; CAA; FINRA; HIAC; ICC; LCIA; LMAA; PIAC; SIAC; Sport Resolutions; SCC; and WTC Macau Arbitration Center. She is also on various panels of adjudicators. Grace obtained a First Class Honours degree in law from the LSE and the BCL from the University of Oxford. She previously worked at Slaughter and May and was judicial assistant to the Honourable Mr Justice Blair when he was Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court. She has taught law at the University of Oxford, King’s College London, the University of Warwick, the National Chengchi University, and the National Taiwan University.

Mr. Harshal Sareen
Institute of Law Nirma University, Ahmedabad India

Harshal Sareen is currently pursing B.A.LL.B (Hons.) from the Institute of Law Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. His interest lies in International Commercial Arbitration, Competition Law and Corporate Law. Having a vigour for mooting as an activity and research, he has also participated in 27th Willem C. Vis. International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Vienna, 2020. Further, he also received hon’ble mention in 4th AIAC Pre Vis Moot, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2020 for the Memorandum on behalf of the Respondent. Over the years he has mentored several teams from the institute in International as well as National Moot Court Competitions. He was also selected to assist Prof. Ingeborg Schwenzer with her research in International Contract Law and Global Sales (CISG) for the book ‘Global Sales and Contract Law’ by Oxford University Press. He is also associated with LCIA, Young ICCA and CIArb. He can be reached at harshalsareen.law@gmail.com

Mr. Hasit Sheth
HLaw Chambers

Hasit Seth practices as an arbitrator and as an independent counsel in arbitrations and Bombay High Court, India. He is a licensed attorney in New York and India. His practice covers commercial, corporate, construction, intellectual property and technology dispute resolution through arbitration, mediation and litigation.

Mr. Henry Chukwunonso Kizito Nkamuke
Bridgecrest Attorneys and BDSP

Mr. Henry Chukwunonso Kizito Nkamuke FDIMARB is the Lead Project Manager of FDI Moot Nigeria Initiavies3. Chukwunonso, an alumnus of UNN, is a Legal Practitioner of about 10 years’ experience, a Dispute Resolution Expert, Managing Partner of Bridgecrest Attorneys (Mgbidi, Abuja, Lagos, Sapele, Illinois-USA), Lead Service Provider of Bridgecrest BDSP (Business Development Service Providers), Promovendus of Professor Eric Luijtgaarden, v.d Lector en bijzonder hoogleraar preventive law bij Zuyd Hogeschool en Universiteit Maastricht / Professor Preventive Law. Under Professor Eric’s watch, I am researching on Preventive-Proactive Law (PPL) that focuses on good lawyering skills for better transaction relationships that will prevent, de-escalate and manage disputes while maximizing the clients’ goals. He has been involved in Moot Arbitration Competitions since 2017 (VIS Moot) as Coach, Memorial Judge, Arbitrator and Organizer has been a Member of FDI Moot College of Arbitrators (FDIMARB) since 2019.

Mr. Iain Aitchison
Ankura

Iain Aitchison MArch LLM DipICArb FDBF FCIArb is a Managing Director at Ankura, based in London. Registered Architect in UK and in Germany. Fluent in English and German. Regularly appointed as delay expert on complex and high-value disputes. Has given expert evidence under cross examination in ICC Arbitration on delay and FIDIC contract administration issues. DBF accredited Dispute Board member and FIDIC specialist, CEDR Accredited Mediator, accredited international arbitrator with experience of virtual hearings in international commercial arbitration and of resolving disputes in virtual mediation. Listed on: CIArb Dispute Board Panel, UK Adjudicators, international arbitration panels including AIAC. Experience as a practising arbitrator, and in international Vis Pre-moots including LCIA, CIArb, AIAC, PCA. In 2021 sat in 30 online hearings in Vis Pre-moots and presided in elimination rounds at Vis East Moot 2021 in Hong Kong, and Vis Moot 2021 in Vienna.

Mr. Ignacio Jorge Tasende Iturvide
FERRERE

His practice focuses on international dispute resolution. He participates in commercial and investment arbitrations administered by the ICC, ICSID, and the Conciliation and Arbitration Center of the Uruguayan Securities Exchange, in construction, energy, oil & gas and port industries. He is a member of and currently coaches the international arbitration team of Universidad de la República (Uruguay). As a student he was distinguished as the second best speaker at the 13th International Arbitration Competition, where he reached the semifinals. He is also arbitrator in events such as the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. In his rol as coach, he reached top 16 in the world at the FDI moot competition 2021. He made an internship in international law at the Swiss International Law School under the direction of professor Ingeborg Schwenzer.

Mr. Inbavijayan Veeraraghavan
Independent

Veeraraghavan Inbavijayan was educated at Dr. Ambedkar Govt. Law College, University of Madras. On completion of his legal education, he took up litigation practice at High Court of Madras (1997). His enthusiasm towards ADR made him to pursue whole time arbitration practice since 2001. So far, he has presided as sole arbitrator and represented as counsel in over 350 domestic cases, several thousands of small-claims commercial/financial arbitrations and 15 international arbitrations. His areas of practice include international commercial arbitration, maritime arbitration, international trade & contracts, IPR, construction disputes, finance & banking disputes, securities market, JVs, L/Cs, ADR, sale of goods, domain name disputes and investment disputes. He has been accredited as an arbitrator in HKIAC (Hong Kong), CIETAC, BAC & SHIAC (China), AIAC (Malaysia), DIAC & EMAC (Dubai), CRCICA (Egypt), ICADR & ICA (India), CIDRA & NYIAC (USA) and various other regional & national arbitration institutions. To add up, he is a co-founder and former Secretary of an arbitration institution, CNICA and inducted as member of ICCA. He is a Regional Pathway Leader for International & Domestic Arbitration, Construction Adjudication & Mediation Courses, Course Director and fully Approved Tutor of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK and had been listed in the 2008 edition of International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitrators. He is promoting the concept of ADR by way of writing articles and books, providing training courses and gives lecture on Arbitration and ADR in law schools, Universities, Chambers of Commerce and conferences worldwide.

Mr. Iram Majid
Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation

Iram Majid Advocate, Director Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation and Executive Director Asia Pacific centre for Arbitration and Mediation. She is Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitration UK. Member of Arbitral Woman. She is empaneled as Arbitrator in THAC, HKIArb, NIAC, WIPO.

Mr. Ish Jain
Regius Legal LLP

With diverse experience in the field of ADR, Ish is a renowned arbitrator empanelled by several prestigious Indian and global institutes across the UK, Singapore and other South Asian regions. His dedicated ADR work commenced in 2004, prior to him being formally qualified as an advocate. Under his aegis, the law firm has come to be known for its fast-growing litigation and corporate-commercial advisory services. He is also the face of the aviation, technology and space law practice of the firm. He also has diverse experience in transactional as well as litigation matters in real estate and construction sectors. He is renowned for handling disputes involving a multitude of parties with conflicting and complicated pleadings. His other key practice areas are Art law; Sports law; Banking & finance; Energy law, Domain name, Cross-border and Maritime disputes.

Mr. Izzat Asyraf Zamri
Messrs. K K Lim

Izzat commenced his practice at Kadir Andri & Partners in 2012. He was a Partner at Tan Norizan & Associates before joining KK Lim in August 2020 as senior partner. He is frequently invited to judge various moot court competitions at national and international levels. He was the Moot Director of the Thomas Philip Novice Arbitration Mooting Competition (NAMCO) in 2016 and 2018. He also contributed to the first edition of the Malaysian Civil Procedure 2015. 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.

Mr. Janaka Basuriya
TRIVE Legal Associates

Ms. Jane Davies Evans
3 Verulam Buildings

Jane Davies Evans specializes in disputes arising on major projects in the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors. Jane has substantial experience working as counsel and arbitrator on disputes arising in Europe, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. Jane has been described as ‘The most competent construction advocate’ with ‘unparalleled experience in dealing with quantum and delay claims’ who is ‘Devastatingly good for complex cases’, ‘Absolutely first rate’ and ‘A superb lawyer’ (Legal 500). Jane is also recognized by Chambers & Partners (‘A sophisticated advocate’ whose ‘eloquence and grasp of the technical and financial elements of complex cases is remarkable’) and is ranked for international arbitration and construction by Who’s Who Legal, as a Thought Leader for Construction (‘Incredibly impressive and extensive knowledge of working in multiple jurisdictions’ and ‘First rate experience in some of the world’s largest and most complex construction disputes’) and for International Arbitration. A dual-qualified lawyer and accountant, Jane is often appointed a counsel or arbitrator on disputes involving complex delay/disruption and quantum. Jane is a member of the steering committee for the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge. She is also Vice-Chair of the 3VB International Advisory and Dispute Resolution Unit – the international CSR wing of 3VB.

Mr. Jayems Dhingra
Tiberias Management Consultants Pte Ltd

Chartered Arbitrator Certified International Arbitrator Accredited Adjudicator, Accredited Mediator FACICA | FAIADR | M.S.I.D | Member, AIPN | LL.M. (IP Law), M. Sc. (Maritime Studies), M. Tech (Knowledge Engineering), MBA, First Class CoC (DOT, UK), B. E. (Elect) Jayems Dhingra is currently engaged in providing professional ADR services as Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Mediator and Management Consultant. During the last 46 year period, he has worked and consulted in the industry verticals encompassing: Technology, Trading, Construction, Oil & Gas Exploration & Production, Petrochemical Process Plants and Power Plant Construction Projects, Logistics & Warehousing, Shipping, Marine, Offshore, Oil & Gas Pipelines, Infrastructure Development Projects (Ports, Offshore Supply Bases, Oil & Gas Terminals, Highways and Airports etcetera), EPCIC Contracts, and Shipyards, in South East Asia, Africa, Middle East, Americas and Europe.

Mr. Jigar Patel
Independent

I am practising advocate in Gujarat High Court, since last 14 years. I am Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. I advise client on Insurance, construction and maritime matters. I am Empanelled advocate for various Insurance companies and Banks.

Mr. Joe-han Ho
39 Essex Chambers

Joe-han Ho is a commercial and construction disputes specialist. He accepts instructions in both litigation and arbitration matters, and focuses on contractual, insolvency, construction, civil fraud, and financial services disputes. He is familiar with the usual construction standard-form contracts, and has experience in a range of arbitrations, including those held under LME, SCC, ICC, UNCITRAL and LCIA rules. He is regularly instructed by international law firms to provide English law advice. Before transferring to the English Bar, Joe-han was a solicitor at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP (resident in the London and Paris offices). He holds law degrees from Harvard Law School, Oxford University and Durham University. He grew up in South-East Asia and speaks Mandarin Chinese.

Mr. John Leong
JL ADR

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. John currently served as panel of arbitrator in Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC-Reserved), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), Saudi Centre for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Business Arbitration Scheme (CIArb-BAS), Shanghai International Arbitration Centre (SHIAC).

Mr. John Lumbantobing
Universitas Katolik Parahyangan

John Lumbantobing is the Vice Dean at the Faculty of Law, Universitas Katolik Parahyangan. He obtained his law degrees from Universitas Katolik Parahyangan and the University of Cambridge (Hughes Hall). John’s main academic focus is in commercial arbitration, international contracts, international investment law and the domestic application of international law. Some of his works have been published by the Oxford Reports on International Law, Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press, including a comprehensive chapter on Indonesian arbitration law in the edited volume ‘The UNCITRAL Model Law and Asian Arbitration Laws: Implementation and Comparisons’. Before entering academia, John practiced commercial litigation and international arbitration at a leading litigation firm in Jakarta. He is also the current Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch) Indonesia Young Members Group.

Captain John Prasad Menendez
Menezes and Associates

Capt. John Prasad Menezes is a Master Mariner and a practicing Marine Consultant, Expert Witness, Mediator and Maritime Arbitrator at the Domestic and International levels. He is the CEO of Menezes and Associates, Mangalore. Currently, an Executive Board Member and Trustee of the Nautical Institute London; Director, Mission to Seafarers India Association, Mumbai; Vice Chairman, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS), East India Branch, Chennai. Capt. Menezes obtained his LLM and PG Diploma in Maritime Law from London Metropolitan University and Law Degree from Mangalore University. He represents Flag State Administrations as Safety Inspector, ISM, ISPS Auditor, MLC 2006 Inspector and Casualty Investigator. Handled various types of Admiralty Claims, Offshore Inspections and Safety Audits of FPSO’s and Drillships. For further Information, visit: www.menezesarbitration.com.

Mr. Jose Angelo A. David
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 specializing in international investment and commercial arbitration. He also teaches international investment arbitration at the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía in Málaga, Spain. He holds a political science degree cum laude from the University of the Philippines and graduated valedictorian for his first degree in law from San Beda University in Manila. He obtained his Master of Laws degree from Harvard University.

Mr. Joshua Wu Kai-Ming
Messrs. P.E Lim

Joshua Wu Kai-Ming is a Legal Associate at Messrs P. E. LIM. He was called to the Bar in 2019. Joshua is a civil litigator and has appeared at all levels of the civil courts in Malaysia. He has published several journal articles and contributed to several State Bar magazines. Joshua also regularly publishes articles, on various legal topics, on his personal website (https://joshuawu.my).

Mr. Juan Manuel Rivero Godoy
MERCOSUR Secretary General

Mr. Juan Pablo Gomez Moreno
Juan Felipe Merizalde Abogados

Juan Pablo Gómez-Moreno is an associate working in the Bogota office of Juan Felipe Merizalde Abogados. His professional practice focuses on international commercial and investment arbitration. He has practical experience in cutting-edge arbitrations in Latin America and works regularly in academia in positions such as assistant professor and researcher in different international projects in the field. He has several publications on different issues of international law.

Mr. Juan Pablo Hernández Páez
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Guatemala

Juan Pablo Hernández Páez works at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala and is a Moot Coach in Universidad Francisco Marroquín. He has experience in arbitration, including interning at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). He has participated in four Moots (2017 ICC Moot; 2018 John H. Jackson Moot; 2019 Vis Moot; 2021 Jessup) and has published papers on a number of issues related to international law and arbitration. In 2020, he acted as director of the group of Guatemalan research assistants that helped Profs. Edgardo Muñoz and Ingeborg Schwenzer update the Global Sales and Contract Law (GSCL) handbook. He has given lectures on issues of commercial arbitration and international law and promoted the enactment of new conflict-of-laws legislation in Guatemala.

Mr. Julius Gäntgen
Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Julius Gäntgen studied law at the University of Bonn, Germany with an elective subject of economy and competition, in which he mainly focused on IT-, IP- and antitrust law. Since his first state exam, he worked as a legal trainee at the international law firm Osborne Clarke. He is currently doing his legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Cologne with stations in Cologne, Berlin and Kuala Lumpur. In this setting, he is working for the Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Mr. Jun Wang
FitzGerald Lawyers

Jun is an experienced arbitration lawyer focused on Asia. He is bilingual in Mandarin/English and 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 and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. He is a panel arbitrator of AIAC, Thailand Arbitration Centre, Saudi Centre for Commercial Arbitration, Maldives International Arbitration Centre, Chinese Arbitration Association (Taipei) International Arbitration Centre and Shanghai International Arbitration Centre. Jun is an Accredited Mediator at the Singapore Mediation Centre and Singapore International Mediation Institute. Jun first qualified as a lawyer in Mainland China and is admitted in England, Australia and New Zealand. Jun is a Registered Foreign Lawyer of the SICC and a registered legal practitioner of DIFC Courts.

Mr. Kalaiarasan Rasadurai
SKRINE

Kalaiarasan Rasadurai is a dispute resolution lawyer in the Construction and Engineering practice group of Messrs Skrine. His key practice areas include construction, oil & gas, energy, engineering and commercial disputes. He has advised and acted for clients in a range of dispute resolution processes including litigation, arbitration (international and domestic), adjudication and mediation with a particular focus on ADR. He has experience in various stages of construction and engineering projects and has advised clients on various issues from contract administration, dispute avoidance, dispute management and resolution of disputes. He is a Committee Member of the Bar Council Construction Law Committee where he heads the Law Reform Sub-Committee. He is also a committee member of the Society of Construction Law, Malaysia.

Mr. Kamesam Shankar
Shankar-Chandran Advisory Sdn. Bhd.

Arbitrator (FCIARB, FAIADR), Adjudicator (empanelled AIAC), and Mediator (RICS Evaluative) with a technical background. BSc in Chemical Engineering and LL.M. in International Commercial Law. Interested in ADR both in Malaysia and other jurisdictions, including Dispute Resolution/ Avoidance Boards. Also act for parties either as Claimant or Respondent.

Ms. Karen Ng Gek Suan
Karen & Partners

Karen is a construction lawyer based in Kuala Lumpur. She regularly represents clients in contracts and dispute resolution matters in the construction industry, including representation of clients in all tiers of Courts, arbitrations, adjudications, dispute board hearings and Royal Commission of Enquiry Proceedings. Karen has started off practice in this area of law in Kuala Lumpur in 2007 and continued her practice regionally in Singapore as a Foreign Lawyer. In 2012, Karen relocated back to Kuala Lumpur joining a law firm known for its construction law practice and been a Partner of that firm from 2015 to December 2021. In January 2022, Karen established her own legal practice, Karen & Partners specializing in the same practice area. Karen is also an accredited Arbitrator, Adjudicator and Mediator. She is also the Past Deputy President of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrator (2017-2019), ICC-YAF Regional Representative for Malaysia; on the AIAC Academy of Tutors panel.

Ms. Kelly Ong
Messrs. Raja, Darryl & Loh

An experienced barrister with a focus in arbitration, particularly in construction & engineering, energy & utilities and oil & gas industries domestically and internationally. One of the youngest candidates to complete the AIAC Certification in Adjudication Course and CIArb's Accelerated Route to Fellowship in International Arbitration.

Ms. Kelly Ong
Messrs. Raja, Darryl & Loh/p>

An experienced barrister with a focus in arbitration, particularly in construction & engineering, energy & utilities and oil & gas industries domestically and internationally. One of the youngest candidates to complete the AIAC Certification in Adjudication Course and CIArb's Accelerated Route to Fellowship in International Arbitration.

Mr. Kelvin Ting
JKW Consultancy Sdn Bhd

Mr Kelvin Ting Yi Hao graduated from University of Malaya with an honours degree in quantity surveying. He recently joined us upon graduation in 2021.He is a graduate member of Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) and Chartered Institute of Civil Engineers Surveyors (CICES). He also possesses professional qualifications including Provisional Quantity Surveyor and Graduate Technologist. He has previously conducted his internship in a quantity surveying consultancy firm, assisting senior consultants in the preparation of tender documents and elemental cost analysis. He is currently assisting senior consultants in preparing notice of delay, quantum assessment report and extension of time.

Mr. Khasanshin Marat
Allen & Overy

Khasanshin Marat has been a coach of Russian School of Private Law since 2020. He has also participated twice in 2018 and 2019. He is currently an associate of dispute resolution practice at Allen & Overy (Moscow).

Ms. Khushboo Deshmukh
Leiden University

Presently, I am a masters student pursuing Advanced LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement and Arbitration from Leiden University, Netherlands. I graduated from National Law Institute University, Bhopal, India, in 2016. I have participated in various international mediation and negotiation (ICC Paris) tournaments. I was the first female Co-convenor of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Cell, NLIU, which organizes a premier international mediation tournament in India in collaboration with International Academy of Dispute Resolution (INADR). After graduation, I worked with a boutique dispute resolution firm Rashmikant and Partners, based in Mumbai, India for almost five years; handling constitutional, civil, commercial and criminal disputes as well as ad-hoc commercial arbitration and mediations as the lead associate. I regularly judge international mediation and negotiation tournaments. I was also an Arbitrator for the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court (India rounds).

Ms. Kim Man Ip
Hsin Chong

Ms. Kirsten Teo
Dechert

Kirsten Teo is a Singaporean special legal consultant in Dechert’s Washington, D.C. office concentrating on international commercial and investment arbitration. In addition to international arbitration, she focuses on public international law, international aviation and the law of the sea. Ms. Teo has been entrusted by clients and arbitrators to act as international arbitration counsel and tribunal secretary for a decade with significant experience in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. In addition to her counsel and tribunal secretary work, she is empaneled as an Arbitrator on the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and Tashkent International Arbitration Centre (TIAC) reserve panel of arbitrators and serves as the first Chair of the TIAC45 arbitration practitioners’ group. She also serves as Vice-Chair of Programs at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators North America Branch. Ms. Teo worked with the Secretariat of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) while completing her LLM in International Commercial Arbitration at Stockholm University (2016-2017). She was the sole recipient of the Swedish Arbitration Association scholarship and awarded the Global Swede scholarship by the Swedish government. In 2011, she passed the Singapore bar exam with distinction in arbitration and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2012. Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Teo was the head of the arbitration associates’ working group in the Singapore office of another international law firm.

Ms. Kirin Shanti Moganasundram
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, Legal 500, Asialaw). 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 consumer protection, data protection and privacy, defamation, entertainment, multimedia and communications dispute matters. Shanti also has experience in the area of competition and antitrust laws, and offers advisory services, compliance audits and legal representation in competition law investigations and disputes. Specific industries she has represented in her competition practice include the pharmaceutical, insurance, energy, travel, banking, automotive, entertainment and retail sectors. Shanti advises on regulatory compliance and activities coming under the purview of various authorities including the Securities Commission, the Anti-Corruption Commission and the Communications and Multimedia Commission.

Mr. Kunwar Chandresh
Cordatus Law Chambers LLP

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 is an Ex-IES and he served in; National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC) Ltd, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Ltd, before joining Central Public Works Department (CPWD). Presently, Kunwar is practicing independently as an Advocate in commercial, financial, construction, infrastructure, energy, and engineering-related litigation and arbitration matters and working as a Partner, Cordatus Law Chambers LLP, New Delhi, India.

Mr. Kyle Clive Melville
Pinsent Masons

Currently a trainee lawyer in the Johannesburg office of Pinsent Masons. I am also an LM student in the dispute resolution program at Queen Mary University of London. In terms of moot experience, I was part of the QMUL team that reached the top 4 at the cross examination moot and also have done moots before the AAA-ICDR.

Mr. Lai Sze Ching
Lai Teh Adjudication & Arbitration Chamber PLT

Ir. Lai is a Professional Engineer who is also legally qualified. Ir. Lai holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree, LLB and LLM (major in construction law). He also holds the Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP) and Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). He has more than 30 years working experience in the field of contract management, construction and property development and had completed many engineering projects both locally and in oversea countries. Ir. Lai is currently the Managing Partner of a company specializing in acting for parties in adjudication and arbitration proceeding, acting for parties for construction claims and provision of contract management services for engineering and construction projects. He is also the Managing Director of a project management company which provides project management services for engineering and construction projects.

Lakshana R
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Associate in the international arbitration team in Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, Mumbai. Representing clients in diverse disputes under myriad governing laws, seated in the major arbitration hubs of the world. Also acting for investors in investment treaty arbitrations against State governments.

Ms. Le Thi Thuong
Vietnam International Law Firm (VILAF)

Ms. Le Thi Thuong is currently Senior Associate at Vietnam International Law Firm (VILAF), a leading law firm in dispute resolution in Vietnam. She specializes in Dispute Resolution. Thuong has led to a number of cases ranging from construction, commerce, insurance, international sale of goods and capital market. Before joining VILAF, Thuong worked for a boutique law firm. There, in coordination with foreign law firms, Thuong handled major international investment arbitration cases. Thuong has also actively been involved in arbitration moot activities and arbitration training. Not only coaching students for arbitration moot competitions, Thuong has also arbitrated in several moot competitions such as Lawasia International Moot Competition, Willem C. Vis (East) in International Commercial Arbitration and FDI Moot.

Ms. Lee Pay Wen
Messrs. Ricky Tan & Co

Pay Wen holds an undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Master of Laws in International Commercial Law (LLM) from the University of Northumbria, at Newcastle, England. She has wide exposure to complex construction dispute resolution cases in court, adjudication and arbitration.

Ms. Leng Wie Mun
Messrs. Kevin & Co

Wie Mun's main area of practice is in general and criminal Litigation. She also actively involves in corporate advisory works. She is also a part time lecturer in a law institute on topics such as winding up and bankruptcy and Housing Development Act.

Mr. Leslie Boby Samuel
Michello & Partners

Leslie Boby Samuel son of Boby Samuel. I was born and brought up Zambia, Kitwe. I am proud to be an Indian throughout my entire life. I completed my Bachelor of arts and Bachelor law from (Apg Shimla University, India). I have experience 1 year experience in different court in India and currently now working as legal assistant at Michello and Partners Zambia, Kitwe. My senior lawyer handles cases for arbitration. I have experience of drafting civil, criminal, family, corporate matters and research judgement. I have been awarded second prize in our moot court competition at college and i made participated in a debate competition called ’commercialization of sports'. My ambition is to become an arbitrator. I have learnt that an arbitration clause should contain a guarantee deed, mortgage deed and facility letter for the matter be allowed.

Ms. Lilien Wong
Shearn Delamore & Co

Lilien Wong is a Partner in one of the largest and oldest law firms in Malaysia, Shearn Delamore & Co. She holds a 1st Class LLB degree and a LLM in International Commercial Law with Distinction. Lilien is on the AIAC’s Panel of Arbitrators & Mediators. She has handled many complex landmark commercial disputes for clients both domestic and international in litigation and arbitration. She focuses on disputes in e- commerce, telecommunications & multimedia, project development and gaming activities. She also advises on regulatory compliance matters such as competition law, data protection and anti-corruption. She has recently been recognized by the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2022) as Next Generation Partner in Dispute Resolution and Key lawyer in Antitrust & Competition.

Ms. Lily Akkuchukova
Sterling Lawyers

Lily is a hard-working and proactive dual-qualified lawyer with nearly 10 years of proven success record in commercial dispute resolution, corporate, business, intellectual property and family matters. She worked in London, Brussels and Moscow, and studied in Russia, Canada, France and the UK.

Mr. Lim Chee Yong
Messrs. Lee Hishamuddin Allen & Gledhill

Lim Chee Yong is an associate with LHAG's International Arbitration Practice Group. With a first degree in Mechanical Engineering with Business Finance, he then read law at postgraduate. He is an Incorporated Member of IEM, Malaysia and a Member of CIArb. Chee Yong's practice covers all forms of international and domestic dispute resolution often involving high valued contentious matters within the energy, utilities and construction sector. His background is particularly evident in technical disputes where he has the unique ability to understand and dissect complex engineering matters. In recent years, he has been involved in advising on defective design and construction of highway interchanges, railway system, turbines, boilers and auxiliary systems, primary processing and further processing plants, mixed-use developments and retail malls. Chee Yong also actively advices clients on dispute management and risk assessment during the entire life-cycle of projects.

Ms. Loshini Ramarmuty
SKRINE

Loshini is a disputes partner in the Construction and Engineering practice group in Skrine and her portfolio focuses on construction litigation, arbitration and adjudication. Loshini advises and represents clients on various aspects of construction and engineering projects, from contract administration to dispute avoidance and resolution. She is also experienced in domestic arbitration, arbitration related applications before the Malaysian Courts and litigation concerning construction, engineering, oil & gas, and energy contracts. Loshini is the Vice Chairperson of the Society of Construction Law Malaysia, past Chairperson of the Young Members Group of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Malaysia Branch) and Committee Member of the Bar Council Construction Law Committee. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is an AIAC panel adjudicator.

Mr. Loh Xae Hoyy
Aboitiz Food Group

Xae Hoyy, Loh currently leads one of Singapore's Top in House teams as Vice President, General Counsel and Compliance Officer for the Aboitiz Food Group. His team of dedicated legal staff continues to be recognised as one of Singapore's top legal departments by both Asian Legal Business and Legal500. Xae Hoyy, Loh sits on the board of directorships across the Aboitiz Food Group's operations in the Asia Pacific region and has vast experience and in-depth knowledge in dealing with markets in the region. Xae Hoyy also leads the Myanmar and Pakistan market within the Aboitiz Food Group in the capacity of the capacity of CEO. He is included in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 edition of the Legal 500 General Counsel Powerlist Southeast Asia, which features the most influential and innovative in-house counsel working in the Southeast Asia region. He is also a finalist of the In-House Lawyer of the Year at the Asian Legal Business South East Asia Law Awards 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Mr. Louis Liaw
Messrs. Chong + Kheng Hoe

Louis Liaw is a Dispute Resolution Lawyer at Messrs Chong + Kheng Hoe with a focus on Employment and Industrial Relations Law, in particular complex Employment Law Litigation and Criminal Defence for Employment-Law related offences. Louis also handles a variety of civil litigation and arbitration matters involving areas of law ranging from construction, tort, commercial, to corporate fraud and more.

Ms. Louise Azmi
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 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) (AIAC), mediator (Malaysian Mediation Centre) (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 2020, and a contributor to Law and Practice of Construction Law in Malaysia published by Sweet and Maxwell in 2021.

Ms. Louise Wright
SOL International

Louise is a Partner and is an experienced litigation and arbitration lawyer as well as being a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Louise is recognized as an international disputes lawyer. Louise is called to the Bar of England and Wales and worked for many years in the UK on many high profile cases before moving to the UAE. Louise has practiced in various commercial disputes and has extensive experience in construction and projects, commercial litigation, and shareholder disputes. She is a Part II registered practitioner at the DIFC Courts and regularly appears at the Courts at all levels. She teaches on the Academy’s DIFC Laws Certificate Programme and provides DLAD training to practitioners in the UAE. Louise has provided representation in various complex disputes and in arbitrations with seats in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, under rules of ICC, DIAC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, as well as ad hoc arbitrations, and is a regular speaker across an array of topics.

Mr. Luca Forgione
Forgione Law

Luca Forgione has over 20 years of international experience in relation to shipping, offshore, marine logistics, commodity trading, oil & gas, mining and renewables. Luca is a dual qualified lawyer (Italy, 2006 and UK, 2009), holds a Master’s Degree in Maritime and Commercial Law from the University of Southampton, was a Tutor in International Trade Law and Admiralty Law at University College London and later a Visiting Lecturer in International Trade Law at King’s College. Luca has a comprehensive and invaluable understanding of each industry sector covered by his practice, including the more technical and operational aspects, which means that advice is always provided in context with informed knowledge. Further, Luca also has experience of international commercial arbitration both as counsel and as arbitrator, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Arbitrators and sits on the panel of arbitrators f well-known institutions in Europe, Asia and the USA.

Ms. Lucy Martinez
Martinez Arbitration

Lucy Martinez is an independent arbitrator, with experience as sole, co-, or presiding arbitrator in ACICA, HKIAC, ICC, LCIA, and SIAC arbitrations, including in expedited proceedings, governed by the laws of Australia, England & Wales, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and Thailand. She also acts as independent counsel, and has extensive experience advising and representing private and sovereign clients in disputes relating to investment treaties, contracts, and/or national investment legislation, including in AAA, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, UNCITRAL, and ad hoc arbitrations, governed by international and domestic law (common and civil law). Ms. Martinez is also a Sessional Lecturer in International Arbitration (part-time) at the University of Queensland, in Brisbane, Australia. For more information, please see www.martinez-arbitration.com.

Ms. Luiza Correa Lima Lopez
Suzana Cremasco Advocacia

Lawyer at Suzana Cremasco Advocacia. Mentee at the ITA (Institute for Transnational Arbitration).

Mr. Mah Mun Yan
Ricky Tan & Co.

Mun Yan obtained her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Malaya and holds an active litigation portfolio since her admission to the Malaysian Bar in 2012. She is experienced in commercial and contractual disputes, land and property disputes, negligence, and defamation suits.

Mr. Mak Hon Pan
Messrs Karen Mak & Partners

Mak is a Partner of Messrs. Karen, Mak & Partners. Mak’s primary areas of practice include construction law and arbitration where he advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters. In contentious matters, he has been involved in a broad range of construction disputes representing a wide range of clients of various industries, including international and local consortiums, contractors and developers, government-linked companies and other agencies, and multinational entities, in all stages of adjudication, arbitration and court proceedings. On the non-contentious front, he has also drafted, reviewed and advised on various types of construction contract. Mak is the Vice President / Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, a qualified adjudicator registered with the Asian International Arbitration Centre and a Fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Mr. Manavendra Gupta
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

I have been working with Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. for over two years now where I have dealt with international and domestic commercial arbitrations including matters relating to construction, infrastructure, energy and natural resources. I have represented my clients before several national and international judicial forums and ad-hoc tribunals, including the Supreme Court of India.

Ms. Manisha Jain
National Human Rights Commission India

A driven legal professional at the National Human Rights Commission of India. Accomplished in handling cases and extending legal support. Worked as a professional with the legal team at the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India. Silver medalist in LLB (H) from the university. Completed LLM in Arbitration. Member at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration (MCIA), Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA), London Court for International Arbitration (LCIA), Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC), Global Alliance for Justice Education (GAJE), Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)

Mr. Manoj Murlidharan Kumar
TATA Consulting Engineers Ltd

Manoj works in the capacity of a Senior Manager at Sumitomo Corporation (Indonesia) since November 2019 under the deputation from TATA Consulting Engineers Ltd for 2 X 1000 MW Ultra Super Critical Thermal Power Project. I worked in the countries below. 1.South Africa, (ESKOM) 2. United Kingdom (UK), (TATA STEEL) 3. Singapore & Indonesia (SUMITOMO) 4. India {Government (State Electricity Board - Maharashtra) and Private (TATA CONSULTING)}. I had completed my BE Mechanical Engineering along with MBA (Banking & Finance), currently pursuing LLB. I had experience in Project Management, Corporate Governance, Power Operating Model, Change Management, Power Trading, Power Delivery Project Business Case assessment, Project Closeout, Mediation & Arbitration, SAP Coding (WBS, CBS, PBS, RBS & OBS), EVM, EOT, PLCM, Time Impact & Delay analysis.

Mr. Manshan Singh
SKRINE

I'm a corporate and commercial disputes lawyer in my 7th year of practice from Skrine. My practice focuses on international trade where I have been involved in all noteworthy trade remedies' disputes involving Malaysia recent years. I also focus on competition and antitrust disputes where I have been involved in the maiden competition law cases in the Malaysian courts. Alongside this, I actively handle various run-of-mill disputes involving companies' litigation, fraud and asset recovery, and banking litigation. I have been recognized in the recent Who's Who Legal: Trade and Customs, and Legal 500: Tax and Customs.

Ms. Margarita Drobyshevskaya
Russian Arbitration Center at Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration

Margarita Drobyshevskaya is a Russian qualified lawyer, currently based in Moscow. Margarita graduated from the Higher School of Economics (LL. B, 2019) and the Russian School of Private Law (LL.M, 2021). She is currently a Ph.D. student at the Lomonosov Moscow State University. Margarita is working for the Russian Arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration (RAC at RIMA). She has experience in both domestic and commercial arbitration as well as participating in organizing events or other projects currently undertaken by the RIMA. Margarita is a co-chair of the Young IMA Moot Court Committee and a coach of the Russian School of Private Law Vis Moot Team. She is also a member of the Moot Alumni Association (MAA) Core Team, Conferences Team.

Ms. Maria Fernanda Veremeenco
Moreno Baldivieso

I am an Associate and part of Moreno Baldivieso's Litigation and Arbitration team. I have worked in domestic, international and investment arbitrations administered by the ICC, the Cainco Arbitration Center and the Permanent Court of Arbitration. I also have experience in the corporate area. I have a law degree from the Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, and a Diploma in International Contracts and Litigation from the Universidad Austral. I have also taken courses in international and investment arbitration at the University of Geneva.

Ms. Maria Paschou
Obeid & Partners Law Firm

Maria is a Greek qualified lawyer and a Principal Associate in Obeid & Partners Law Firm, focusing her practice on international arbitration and public international law. Maria advises and represents corporations, States and non-governmental organisations in inter-State, investor-State, and international commercial arbitration disputes. She has worked extensively on complex arbitration and litigation matters ranging from investment treaty cases to contractual disputes across the construction, energy and natural resources, retail and consumer goods, and telecom sectors. Previously, she has worked with the International Arbitration Practice Group of an international law firm based in Paris, a boutique law firm specializing in international arbitration in Brussels, and a leading Greek law firm based in Athens (2016-2019). Maria holds an LL.M. in Public International Law from the University of Athens (2018), as well as the MIDS LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (2020).

Ms. Mariana Zhong
Hui Zhong Law Firm

Mariana Zhong joins Hui Zhong in October 2020 as an equity partner based in Beijing, after having worked in the international arbitration department of Dechert LLP for ten years in their offices of Beijing, Singapore and Paris. Ms. Zhong has over thirteen years’ experiences working on international arbitration and dispute resolution matters. Ms. Zhong has worked on several dozens of international commercial arbitration cases before institutions including ICC, LCIA, HKIAC, SIAC, CIETAC, BAC, SHIAC, SCIA and ad hoc tribunals seated abroad applying UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. She also participated in two ICSID international investment arbitration cases. Ms. Zhong also frequently advises foreign clients on Chinese law-related matters, including enforcing foreign arbitral awards (in particular, ICC and HKIAC awards) in Chinese local courts. She also has plenty of experience advising Chinese State-owned enterprises on their investment and dispute matters abroad.

Ms. Marion Smith
39 Essex Chambers

Marion Smith QC is a barrister and arbitrator specialising in complex, high-value commercial and construction disputes. She acts as counsel before courts and tribunals as well as in international arbitration. She is experienced as sole, chair or party appointed arbitrator and adjudicator in institutional and ad hoc arbitral tribunals, using the Rules of the DIFC-LCIA, ICC, LCIA, LMAA and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Marion is ranked in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 for Construction and Professional Negligence and in Chambers Global and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for Construction, where she is described as “An amazing, first-class barrister who is organised and excellent at managing teams of lawyers and experts. Marion is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Deputy Chair of the Chartered Institute’s Board of Trustees and Deputy Chair of the International Committee of the Bar Council of England and Wales. She is also a Master of the Bench of Gray’s Inn.

Dr. Maryam Krystyna Nechaieva
Messrs. MBH Advocates

Lawyer and Counsel in Arbitration and DIFC courts and legal consultant and advisor in local UAE jurisdiction. Involved in number of cases as an advisor and consultant as well I have successfully attended arbitration proceedings as a counsel in commercial, real estate matters and attended in the DIFC Courts as a counsel in commercial disputes in common law jurisdiction. Area of practice include corporate transactions (joint ventures, acquisitions and divestitures, dispute management and resolution, contracts and intellectual property management) as well as consultancy in employment, immigration, family and criminal matters. Worked in Ukraine and familiar with the legal system of civil law counties. During Phd have been practicing as a tutor and lecturer in the National University in civil law and civil procedure.

Mr. Matthew Finn
Ankura

Matthew is a Senior Managing Director in the Construction Disputes and Advisory practice based in London, formerly of Navigant, acquired by Ankura in 2018. He has experience in claims preparation/avoidance, arbitration, adjudication, mediation and regularly acts as a quantum expert witness appointments in building, civil engineering, nuclear, rail, oil & gas and building services. Matthew is an adjudicator and arbitrator and sits on 30 various adjudication panels as well as domestic and international arbitration panels. Matthew has worked in the construction industry as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Chartered Construction Manager in both consulting and contracting organisations. He has worked on a range of projects for major contractors and consultancies on projects for private, corporate and public body clients.

Dr. Matthew Secomb
White & Case

Dr Matthew Secomb is a partner in White & Case’s International Arbitration Group in Singapore and heads the group in the Asia-Pacific. He focuses on energy-related and construction disputes. He has been involved in arbitrations under most of the major institutional rules, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations. He also acts frequently as arbitrator, having chaired or sat as sole, co- or emergency arbitrator under various rules (ICC, HKIAC, LCIA, SIAC, UNCITRAL, etc). Matthew is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore, where he teaches a course on energy arbitration. He spent ten years in White & Case's Paris office before moving to Singapore in 2015. Before joining White & Case, he was Counsel to the ICC Court of Arbitration (2001-2005). Matthew is an avocat at the Paris bar, a solicitor-advocate in England & Wales and a barrister and solicitor in Victoria, Australia.

Mr. Matthew Suen
Moot Alumni Association

Matthew has received dual legal education in both Hong Kong SAR and Mainland of China. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (Distinction) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a Master of Laws degree (by thesis) in Civil and Commercial Law from Peking University. Prior to embarking upon his pupillage in Hong Kong SAR, Matthew has worked in an industry-leading team of international arbitration counsel at a Red Circle law firm in Beijing, He has developed, through practice, experiences in international (cross-border) commercial and investment arbitration and matters involving PRC (Mainland) Law. He has also marshalled at the Supreme People’s Court and an Intermediate People’s Court in Shanghai, and acted as assistant to international arbitrators.

Mr. Mauricio Gomm
GST LLP

Mauricio Gomm Santos, FCIArb, serves as counsel, and predominantly as arbitrator in arbitration proceedings before major international providers in the field of commercial contracts in general. He also serves as mediator. Mr. Gomm Santos is admitted to practice law in Brazil, New York and, as Foreign Legal Consultant, in Florida. He serves as expert witness before arbitral tribunals and judicial courts. He holds an LLM. in Private Law at Federal University of Paraná, Brazil (1985), an LL.M with Queen Mary University of London with focus on International Commercial Arbitration (1993), and LL.M with the University of Miami, School of Law in International Comparative Law (2006). Adjunct professor at the University of Miami, School of Law, teaching "Arbitration in Latin America" from 2007 to 2010. Visiting Professor PUC/Paraná teaching classes on International Arbitration in post-graduate courses. Mr. Gomm Santos has offices in Miami/FL, Washington DC, and Curitiba/Pr, Brazil.

Mr. Md. Abdullah Al Masud
Supreme Court of Bangladesh

This is Abdullah Al Masud is the Lawyer of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. I am also an International Arbitrator and Civil Commercial Mediator. My expertise belongs to Civil & Commercial disputes, especially Land-Construction disputes, Banking-Commercial disputes, IP Disputes. I have vast practical experience in the field of Arbitration, Mediation & Reconciliation for 7 years especially in Land-Construction disputes, Banking-Commercial disputes, IP Disputes. I am appointed as Panel Arbitrator & Mediation of Centre for International Alternative Dispute Resolution (CiADR), International Islamic Centre for Reconciliation and Arbitration (IICRA), UAE, The Middle East Mediation and Arbitration Centre (MEMARC), Turkey, and many more. I am also connected with prominent International Arbitration Centre i.e., ICC, SIAC, LCIA, AIAC, ICCA, ASA etc. I have also participated in the training course from CIArb, IICRA, ADR ODR INTERNATIONAL, CiADR, BIAC to enrich his ADR Knowledge.

Ms. Megan Fanning
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 and has been the Coach of the University College Dublin team since the 28th Vis Moot. She is now a Trainee Solicitor at Eversheds Sutherland Dublin.

Ms. Melody Woon Sze Mun
Office of the Chief Registrar of the Federal Court of Malaysia

Melody Woon is currently a Bankruptcy Senior Assistant Registrar at Johor Bahru High Court. Melody practiced for 3 years as a civil litigator in Negeri Sembilan. Her legal practice focused on CIPAA adjudication, arbitration, winding-up, debt recovery, family and probate matters. Melody's interests encompass criminal law, constitutional law, and public interest litigation, especially vis-à-vis animal and environmental rights. She is an alum of strategic litigation training camps organized by MCCHR and moderated a forum on "Ecological Justice: The Law, the Politics and the Social Movement" at the Strategic Litigation Conference 2020 co-organized by the Malaysian Bar Council. Melody was a member of the Bar Council Human Rights Committee, Women's Rights Committee and Environmental and Climate Change Committee.

Ms. Mercy Okiro
Independent

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 writing her dissertation for the award of a Master of Laws degree. Mercy is the Vice-Chairperson of the KEPSA Gender Sector Board. She sits on the Council of the Association of Young Arbitrators and also serves as an Ambassador for the Alliance for Equality in Dispute Resolution, Arbitrator Intelligence and Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers(REAL). She is part of the Steering Committee of the Equality for Representation in Arbitration, Africa. Mercy is also the Joint Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Africa Asia Mediation Association and a Fellow of the World Mediation Organization.

Mr. Michael Patchett-Joyce
36 Commercial

Michael Patchett-Joyce, FCIArb, is a barrister and Deputy Head of 36 Commercial at the 36 Group, London. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and CEDR-qualified mediator. He has acted as Counsel in many cases heard by the DIFC and ADGM Courts. He sits as an arbitrator or acts as arbitral counsel, particularly in commercial arbitrations seated in the Gulf/MENA regions. Beyond pure commercial law, he has a keen interest in international regulatory law, including environmental law. He has strong professional links across the Gulf and MENA regions. He is a long-standing supporter of the MENA pre-Vis arbitration moot competition and of legal education and capacity-building. He is a frequent and popular speaker at professional and academic conferences. He is a member of the Scientific Board of the MENA Business Law Review and sits on the international advisory committee of the Saudi Centre for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA).

Mr. Michael Peer
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Michael is responsible for engagements across South East Asia. He acts as an expert, and arbitrator, on a range of matters, including accounting and quantum issues, in a wide range of industries. He specializes in complex cross border disputes and has been involved in commercial disputes arising from breaches of contract and share purchase agreements as well as investor state claims arising out of treaties, including various BITs and the ECT, in the energy, extractive resources, transport, construction, financial services, telecoms and manufacturing sectors. He has also participated in state-on-state disputes. He obtained an LLM (Distinction) in Construction and Arbitration law from Robert Gordon University to augment his experience as a Chartered Professional Accountant (Chartered Accountant). Michael is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Dr. Minli Tang
AllBright Law Offices

Dual qualified in mainland China and in New York State, Minli has practiced in dispute resolution for years (especially in foreign-related matters, including litigation and arbitration). Minli once was a Regional Representative of the International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) and is now a committee member of the Beihai Asia International Arbitration Centre (BAIAC, Singapore), a supporting member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA), and on the panel of arbitrators of the Shenzhen International Arbitration Court. Minli has frequently represented clients in Chinese domestic court litigations and participated in the handling of cases in the English High Court and Court of Appeal. Minli has also represented and advised clients in arbitration under the ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, AIAC, CIETAC and China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC) rules as well as under the Terms of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA).

Mr. Mino Han
Peter & Kim

Mino Han, Partner at Peter & Kim, specializes in construction and engineering disputes. He has acted as counsel in various international arbitrations conducted under the ICC, SIAC, KCAB or JCAA Rules. Mino received an MSc degree in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at King’s College London in 2018. His dissertation entitled “The meaning and scope of ‘consequential loss’ exclusion clauses - A comparative law analysis between English law and Korean law” was awarded with a distinction grade. Mino qualified as Korean lawyer in 2009 and was admitted to the roll of solicitors in England and Wales in 2019. Mino currently serves as national convener of the CIArb Korea Chapter and is the ICC YAF Regional Representative of Korea for the term 2021-2023.

Ms. Miriam Driessen-Reilly
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. Miriam has been admitted as a panel Arbitrator by both the Law Society of Ireland (Dublin) and the KLRCA (KL), now known as the AIAC.

Mr. Mirko Alejandro Olmos Camacho
Moreno Baldivieso Law Firm

Mirko Olmos is an Associate at Moreno Baldivieso. As a member of the Firm, he has obtained experience in commercial, banking and finance, corporate finance, Fintech, mergers and acquisitions and dispute resolution. In the area of dispute resolution, he has extensive experience in claims analysis in commercial and contracting disputes with the State and domestic and international arbitration matters. In the Fintech area, he has experience in commercial and regulatory matters for mobile and digital wallets, digital payment systems and platforms, challenger banks and other tech conglomerates. In the commercial and corporate field, he has extensive experience in drafting complex contracts for companies in the industrial, commercial, e-commerce, engineering and construction sectors. He has also been involved in due diligence and M&A processes. Finally, in the area of banking, finance and corporate finance, he has experience in the analysis of loan contracts, credit lines, among others.

Mr. Mohammad Ismail Shahid
Lex Ferghana

Mr. Ismail Shahid is Partner of Lex Ferghana. He holds LLM and LLB degrees from International Islamic University, Islamabad. Mr. Shahid advises companies in UAE, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Mr. Ismail is licensed from Islamabad Bar Association, Punjab Bar Council and Afghanistan Independent Bar Association and International Bar Association. Mr. Ismail participated in many international legal conferences on commercial, corporate, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Commercial Arbitration in Turkey, UAE, Georgia, Russia, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Bahrain, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Cyprus. Mr. Ismail is member of ADR Commission of ICC and founding member of Islamabad Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution. Mr. Shahid is Arbitrator in Afghanistan Center for Commercial Dispute Resolution. Further Mr. Shahid is Member of Charter Institute of Arbitrators. Mr. Ismail arbitrated national Vis moots in Afghanistan, Pre-Moot Bahrain, East Moot Hong Kong and national moot in Sri Lanka.

Mr. Mohammed Abdulla Abdeen
Kuwait Arbitration Center

Counsellor and Judge at the International Tribunal for the Settlement of Disputes - London - Adviser and judge of the Judicial Commission for Arbitration and Settlement of Disputes and Claims - Regional Representative of the State of Kuwait Adviser and representative of the State of Kuwait at the Permanent Arab Court of Arbitration and Dispute Resolution - Certified International Arbitrator Adviser - International Arbitration Commission (agreements and contracts) - Certified Arbitrator - Commercial Arbitration Center for the Gulf Cooperation Council and Arab Countries - Certified Arbitration Consultant - Kuwait Center for International Arbitration - Chamber of Commerce and Industry Fellowship of the French Federation of Jurists Diploma in commercial arbitration - Owner of the Office of the Counsellor for General Arbitration Consultations - Kuwait - Secretary General of the Judicial Authority for Arbitration and Dispute Resolution - Dubai

Mr. Moses Wanki Park
Liberty Chambers

Moses W. Park is a dispute resolution lawyer practicing as a barrister (trial advocate) based in Hong Kong. His practice mainly focuses on conduct and resolution of cross-border and international commercial arbitration and litigation. He has handled a broad spectrum of commercial work with an emphasis on civil fraud, asset-tracing/recovery, enforcement of foreign arbitral awards/judgments, family office as well as shareholder disputes. Moses specializes in multi-jurisdictional financial crime and regulatory matters. He advises financial institutions on cross-border fraud and asset recovery related issues and has particular expertise in conducting complex multi-jurisdictional asset tracing. His experience spans a wide range of industry sectors, particularly, financial services, family offices and private equity funds.

Mr. Mourad Hamed ALTrawneh
Independent

ACIarb , member in ICCA, Arbitrator, member in DRBF, Project management I am civil engineer with +15 years exp. I have a good experience in construction projects management, Alternative dispute resolution such as arbitration and mediation & DABs, contracts management multimillion projects. Having a good legal background that affect the construction industry in Jordan and in Mena Region with a lot of contractual, technical connections within Jordan and outside Jordan. Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and delegate responsibility between the project team to meet time-lines and budgets. Knowledge of FIDIC, Conditions of Contract and Tender procedures, negotiations, contract agreements and project costs including generating all correspondence, letters and contractual communications. Preparing Budgets and Financial Reporting, preparing procurement policies and documents, Establishing and monitoring Project Management procedures and processes

Mr. Mrinal Jain
Secretariat International

Mrinal leads Secretariat International’s Economic Damages and Valuation Practice in India with the focus on quantification of damages and claims involving complex economic, financial and valuation issues in international arbitration and investment treaty cases. He is recognized as one of the leading expert witnesses in international arbitration by Who’s Who Legal’ s Arbitration 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 Lists and Thought Leader Arbitration Expert Witness 2021. He is a Member of SIAC - Users Council and appointed on the Board of Society of Construction Law – India. He is a member of AIAC Academy, Tutors Panel and the Steering Committee of Africa Energy Arbitration Forum, LACIAC. He is also appointed as an Advisor to ENERAP EDAC, Turkey. He serves on the Advisory Board of C.O.R.D and Centre for Arbitration and Research, Maharashtra National Law University in India. He commenced his professional career with Ernst & Young in 2007 and brings with him about 15 years of relevant experience.

Mr. Muhammad Wahaj Sohail
National Tariff Commission, Pakistan

Graduated with a Bachelors of Law degree, Muhammad Wahaj Sohail is an experienced international economic law enthusiast having special interest in international arbitration, finance, investment and trade. He has an extensive experience of working with different law firms as well as international and national organizations. He is currently pursuing his Master of Philosophy in Government & Public Policy with a special focus on international economics, investment and trade. Mr. Wahaj has served as judge in international and US Regional rounds of Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. He has also participated as a participant and coach in several international law competitions including International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition, Jean-Pictet Competition and Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Ms. Nancy Dorcas Akinyi Ouko
Nancy Ouko and Company Advocates

I am a lawyer practicing in Kenya for the last twelve years. I have bene in active litigation before the courts and also before several arbitration panels in Kenya. I am widely conversant with the general arbitration procedures, the principles involved in dispute resolution and what is required of arbitrators in the execution of their duties. I am also conversant with international commercial arbitration procedures and case law which has shaped international commercial law over the years. I am also part of the IMMAF pool of arbitrators, though on pro bono basis. Even though I am yet to be appointed to a panel, I am confident that my expertise and experience will add value to the moot competition.

Ms. Natalie Ooi Wan Qing
Messrs. Ooi & Ooi

Natalie is a partner and co-founder of Ooi & Ooi. She leads the dispute resolution practice in Ooi & Ooi, focusing on corporate, real estate planning, land and construction disputes involving litigation, adjudication and arbitration. She is an empanelled Adjudicator with AIAC. In 2020, she was recognised as one of Malaysia’s Rising Stars by Asian Legal Business (ALB). Natalie competed in the 2 largest moot competitions in the world in law school: the Jessup Moot in 2011 held in Washington D.C., USA and the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in 2009 and 2010 held in Vienna, Austria. Her team won 2 Jessup awards: the Alona E. Evans Award for Best Memorial – International Rounds and the Hardy C. Dillard Award for Best Combined Memorials – World & Qualifying Rounds. She was also adjudged the Best Speaker in the Jessup National Round Finals.

Ms. Natascha Tunkel
KNOETZL

Natascha Tunkel is a partner at KNOETZL, a law firm based in Austria. Natascha has over ten years of experience in the field of complex dispute resolution. She successfully practices as arbitrator and arbitration counsel under the major arbitral rules with peers describing her as a very proactive and prudent arbitrator. Commercial disputes are at the core of Natascha’s practice, and her experience covers a wide array of industries. With a keen interest in and understanding of new technologies, she specializes in disputes in the energy sector, engineering, and intellectual property. Natascha stands out for her broad experience with disputes pending in several forums or with aspects that involve insolvency or criminal law. Her expertise is internationally recognized. She is regularly invited to speak and publish on pertinent issues of procedural law. Her next publication (co-authored with Nadja Alexander) is the Chapter on Mediation in “International Commercial Contracts” (OUP; 2022).

Ms. Nazareth Romero
Studio Legale Ovoli Frugoni Abogados

Partner Studio Legale Ovoli Frugoni Romero Abogados, Head Arbitration - ADR. External Expert DG Justice – Commission EU. MCIArb. Vice Chair Iberian Chapter - European Branch CIArb. Co-President ADR’s Section as Madrid Bar Association - ICAM. ICAM representative Member Stakeholders Advisory Board (SAB) at EUIPO Alternative Dispute Resolution Service - ADR'S. She has over 31 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 at WIPO, DIAC, AIAC, VIAC, LCIA, Milan Arbitration Chamber, CAE Perú and most representative Madrid Institutional Arbitration Centers, TAB, ad hoc appointments on UNCITRAL Rules, CAS. Professor at different Universities on Arbitration, ADR, Law & Economics, International Law.

The Honourable Neil Anthony Brown QC
Victorian Bar

Formerly Australian Government Minister in charge of departments including Attorney-General's and Business and Consumer Affairs. Delegate to UN General Assembly. Appointed by Australian Government as Conciliator at ICSID. On Numerous international arbitration and mediation panels. Has conducted a series of domestic and international arbitrations, mostly in commercial and construction cases, most recently a multi-million dollar claim for breach of contract arising from a contract to provide electronic equipment. Conducted appeal from decision of Emergency Arbitrator. Has also arbitrated over 1300 international domain name cases and other disputes in Intellectual Property. Extensive lecturing, writing and masterclass experience.

Mr. Nguyen The Duc Tam
University of Economics and Law, Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City

Nguyen The Duc Tam is a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Economics and Law (UEL), Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM). He earned his LL.B. and B.B.A. from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Law (Vietnam) and his LL.M. from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (France). In 2020, he received the National Outstanding Young Teacher Award from the Ministry of Education and Training (Vietnam). His research focuses on commercial dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation.

Mr. Nicholas Ooi
Messrs Ooi & Ooi

Nicholas Ooi is a partner and co-founder of Ooi & Ooi. His practices areas are litigation, arbitration and adjudication. He is a panel adjudicator of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC). He is ranked as a Recommended Lawyer in Dispute Resolution in the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2022 edition. Ooi & Ooi's dispute resolution practice is also ranked by Asialaw, Benchmark Litigation and Legal 500 in 2021 and 2022. Nicholas previously competed in the 2006 Jessup moot competition in Washington DC, representing Malaysia after emerging as national champion in the Malaysian rounds. He also won 3rd Place in the 2005 Asia Cup moot competition in Tokyo.

Ms. Nicole Wee Bee Ian
Messrs. David Allan Sagah & Teng Advocates

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. She is currently a legal associate with the largest firm in Sarawak, David Allan Sagah & Teng Advocates, Kuching branch. Her work covers mainly dispute resolution inside and outside of court. Her diverse practice areas include but are not limited to bankruptcy and insolvency, commercial litigation, contentious probate, general civil litigation and construction disputes.

Mr. Nirvan Gopalan-Krishnan
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, as well as 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.

Mr. Nitin Jain
AAA Insolvency Professionals LLP

I have 22+ years of work experience in areas of Corporate and Investment Banking and Restructuring spanning organizations like Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of America and ICRA Limited. Currently, I am work as a Senior Partner with one of the largest Insolvency Companies and have worked/ working on resolutions for distressed assets with creditor claims of over $1.5 bn. My educational qualifications include an MBA from Emory University, Atlanta, USA, a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from NMIMS, Mumbai. I hold a Professional Certificate in Commercial Arbitration and also in Mediation. I have been involved in M&A transactions/cases, involving mediation/ negotiation with several stakeholders. Over the last few years, I have executed transactions of value of over $500 mn. I have completed arbitration in over 20 cases, where I was the sole Arbitrator. The cases ranged from Consumer disputes to Corporate- Bank disputes.

Ms. Nour Mseddi
Judicial Expertise Office

I have a bachelor degree in Private Tunisian law, I also have a Master's Degree in Common Law where I worked specifically on the subject of "expertise and international commercial arbitration" in my dissertation. Apart from that, I work part time as a legal assistant at a judicial expertise office.

Mr. Nour Sherif
Of Counsel

Nour Sherif Is an international lawyer specialized in international arbitration and trade law.

Ms. Nupur Priya
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 and commercial litigation. Practical experience of energy law disputes and associated regulatory issues. Research interests include energy law, commercial laws and international arbitration.

Prof. Dr Ooi Ui Joo
Universiti Teknologi Mara, Shah Alam

Professor Dr Irwin Ooi is currently the Head of the Centre for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution, at the Faculty of Law, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam. Before returning to Malaysia in 2001, he was at the Department of Maritime Studies and International Transport, at the University of Wales, Cardiff for almost a decade. Dr Ooi is the author of multiple volumes of Halsbury’s Laws of Malaysia on various aspects of Maritime, Shipping and Transport Law. He has also been consulted by various ministries, multinationals and international organisations (eg OECD, ASEAN and UNESCAP) on maritime, shipping, transport, trade and competition law issues. In addition to his involvement on the editorial board of several international law, and maritime business journals, Dr Ooi finds the time to contribute as head coach of UiTM’s moot team.

Mr. Pablo Antonio Santos Jimenez
Notary Public 146 Mexico City

Attorney-at-law by Panamericana University (Mexico), Master's Degree by the University of Nottingham and Doctorate by Universidad Anahuac and Juan Carlos I (Madrid). Has been a mootie since 2000 as team member, arbitrator and coach.

Ms. Palak Mishra
LLM, Stockholm University

Palak is an India qualified lawyer with over five years of experience in domestic and international arbitrations. Having previously worked in two leading disputes resolution firms in India, she is currently pursuing her LL.M in International Commercial Arbitration Law from Stockholm University as the Stockholm Arbitration Association Scholar.

Mr. Param Bhamra
MediateGuru

Mr. Param Bhamra is Founding Partner at MediateGuru, is Co-Founder of LicitElite and Founder at DiploTics. MediateGuru is an International Forum having its reach in over 100 countries and connecting Experienced Mediators and Arbitrators with young inspiring lawyers and ADR practitioners, whereas LicitElite focuses on enhancing Legal skills and knowledge of young law students. Further, DiploTics focuses on boost and groom Diplomatics as well as political skills of young people. Mr. Bhamra has his expertise in International Mediation as well as Arbitration.

Mr. Patrick Lam
Chinese University of Hong Kong

Patrick is currently a postgraduate student at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and an incoming trainee solicitor at Clifford Chance Hong Kong Office. He was a coach of The Chinese University of Hong Kong team in 2021. He also participated in 2020, where he obtained an Honourable Mention for Best individual Oralist.

Ms. Paula C. Arias
School of Law, University of Miami

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. 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. Also advised startups on commercial issues and corporate structure based in Florida with operations in Latin America and represented her clients in domestic and international arbitration proceedings based on the AAA rules. 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. She is licensed to practice law both in Colombia and Florida, USA.

Mr. Peter A. Okakpu
Tayo Oyetibo LP

Peter Okakpu, ACIArb is an Associate in the Commercial Law Practice Group at Tayo Oyetibo LP. His practice primarily focuses on complex and high-value commercial and public law litigation, international and domestic commercial arbitrations and commercial mediation. He has experience in disputes resolution across a broad range of industries including energy, professional services and general commercial law issues. Peter obtained an LLB degree from Nnamdi Azikiwe University and a BL from the Nigerian Law School, Lagos Campus. He is currently an LLM, International Dispute Resolution candidate of the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). He is the Co-founder of Energy Related Arbitration Practitioners (ENERAP) Nigeria Chapter. He is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a member of various young arbitrators' groups including AIAC Young Arbitrators’ Group.

Mr. Peter Godwin
Herbert Smith Freehills

Peter is a partner of Herbert Smith Freehills and former head of the firm's disputes practice across Asia with extensive experience in arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution. He has practiced in Asia for 23 years. He advises Asian and international companies on complex disputes in a numbers of sectors, including construction and infrastructure, energy, shipping, telecommunications, media & technology, pharmaceuticals, international trade and banking. His practice in these sectors includes all manner of contractual and other disputes including insolvency, fraud and employment issues. Peter has acted in arbitrations under AIAC, SIAC, ICC, LCIA, HKIAC, TAI, JCAA and KCAB rules and before both pure and ad hoc and UNCITRAL tribunals. He also sits as an arbitrator, is a panel member of AIAC, SIAC, HKIAC, KCAB and JCAA and also has recent experience under ICC and LCIA rules as well as as the first ever emergency arbitrator appointed by KCAB. He has represented clients in arbitral centres in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Seoul, Bangkok, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, New York, Oslo, Paris, Stockholm and Tokyo in relation to disputes under English and numerous other common and civil law systems.

Ms. Petrica Iamandi
UTCB

As a Senior Expert Contract Claims – Construction Claims & Dispute, I am specialized in: Extension of time and affected labor productivity claims, Loss & Expense applications, adjudication drafting and management, legal & contract advice, quantity surveying services, in-house presentations on legal matters.

Mr. Paul Sills
Independent

Paul is a barrister with 26 years’ conflict resolution experience, following a career as a navigator in the RNZAF. Paul is an independent arbitrator and mediator based in London working with Arbitra International. He is also an active business advisor and independent director working in industries including international freight, infrastructure, construction, marine. Paul spent 2 years as the CEO of an international superyacht construction business. Paul’s conflict resolution appointments include: full rights of audience at the Astana International Finance Centre (AIFC Court), Fellow of CIArb, Fellow of AMINZ (arbitration and mediation), Distingusihed Fellow of IAM, Fellow of Prime Disputes London, Fellow of Resolution Institute, Fellow of MIArb, Fellow of the HKIArb, Resolution Institute Determination and Arbitration Committee, Resolution Institute Diversity Committee. Paul is now the Deputy Director of Professional Studies (Arbitration and Mediation) for AMINZ.

Mr. Philip Ray
PhilRay-IDR

Philip Ray, US-educated attorney, retired as senior corporate counsel at Siemens AG Legal in 2012, after 20+ years in Germany, working with civil- and common-law colleagues and outside counsel. As PhilRay-IDR founder, Philip now offers international dispute resolution services of arbitrator and primarily focuses on disputes involving at least 1 German-language-based party. From 2009-2012, Philip coordinated Siemens AG Legal's Vis Moot coaching team for University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany). In 2013-14, he coached University of Georgia (USA) 21 Vis Moot team (Elimination Round of 16, Honorable Mention Oralist). From 2014-16, he coached Iran's Vis Moot pioneers at Allameh Tabatabai University (ATU) in 22 and 23 Vis Moots, with ATU's 23 Vis Moot team advancing to Elimination Round of 64 with Honorable Mention Oralist. For 29 Vis Moot/19 Vis East, Philip posted on LinkedIn Version 1.4 (9 Feb 2022) of 29th Vis Moot/19th Vis East Resources-Shortlist https://lnkd.in/gdx4XihY

Mr. Philippe Girard-Foley
Girard-Foley Avocat

Philippe GIRARD-FOLEY MCIArb, LL.M. University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, LL.D. Sorbonne Law School, dip. IEP “Sciences Po” Paris) has been a member in good standing of the Paris Bar since 1993, practising exclusively in the Asia Pacific Region. He is a panellist of the Asian International Arbitration Centre in Kuala Lumpur, a member of the Kuala Lumpur branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Registered Foreign Lawyer before the Singapore International Commercial Court and an expert of the EU funded SME IPR Helpdesks for China and South-East Asia. He is also Avocat-Conseil for the Malaysian-French Chamber of Commerce & Industry.,

Mr. Philippe Girard-Foley
Girard-Foley Avocat

As legal counsel for the Malaysian-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as a qualified member of the Paris Bar with my international legal practice, I am somewhat of a bridge between Malaysia on the one hand and the civil law jurisdictions of Western Europe: France, Switzerland and Belgium. I have built an extensive experience of dispute resolution for decades between companies from those jurisdictions on the one hand and corporate entities in Malaysia, Singapore and Australia on the other. I am willing and always happy to share that admittedly focused but practical and relevant experience with students participating in the Moot, for which I have been member or president of jury for several years.

Mr. Piyush Prasad
Wong Partnership LLP

Piyush is an experienced international disputes lawyer, who is qualified to practice law in the State of New York and India. He is a Counsel in the International Arbitration team at WongPartnership. As a Counsel at SIAC, Piyush was involved in the administration of arbitrations under the SIAC Rules and UNCITRAL Rules, and assisted with the appointment of arbitrators in ad hoc arbitrations.

Mr. Pushkar Keshavmurthy
Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration (MCIA)

Pushkar serves as a Case Manager at the Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration (MCIA). He is an Indian qualified Advocate (enrolled at the Karnataka State Bar Council) and an accredited Commercial Mediator. Prior to joining the MCIA, his practice included commercial litigation and arbitration disputes arising from diverse sectors and industries in Bangalore. He is a Fellow at Global Policy, Diplomacy, and Sustainability (GPODS). He was one of the oralists of his university's team at the XXVI Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and has been volunteering as an arbitrator in various international arbitration moots.

Mr. Raja Kumar a/l Raja Kandan
Azman Davidson & Co

Raja Kumar is currently a partner in Azman Davidson & Co in the Arbitration and Dispute Resolution practice group making regular appearances in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court as well as in the Arbitration and Adjudication circuits both locally and internationally. His area of practice includes specializing in Arbitration, Adjudication and Building Construction as well as other areas including Insurance and/or General Litigation. He is presently a Certified Adjudicator with the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), member of the Bar Council’s Construction Law Committee, Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), President of the Young Malaysian Group of CIArb Malaysia and a Fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Mr. Rajdeep Choudhury
Archeus Law

Rajdeep is Partner at Archeus Law, New Delhi, India. Rajdeep was called to the English Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 2001 and was enrolled with the Bar Council of West Bengal in 2005. Rajdeep appears in arbitrations governed by the (Indian) Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 and all the main rules, including those of the SIAC, HKIAC, ICC, LCIA, and UNCITRAL. Rajdeep is a member of the Board of the International Construction Law Association and is Honorary Overseas Member, COMBAR. Rajdeep advises and represents owners, contractors, consultants, insurers, operators, suppliers, and offtakers in disputes arising in a range of industries, including oil and gas, power, mining, commodities, shipbuilding, transportation, and trade. Rajdeep also acts as arbitrator and has been admitted as Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). Rajdeep is empanelled as an arbitrator with the Hyderabad Arbitration Centre, India.

Mr. Revantha Sinnetamby
Independent

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.

Mr. Reza Sallakhniknezhad
Beijing Institute of Technology

My name is Reza Sallakhniknezhad. I have double-majored in mechanical engineering and Law. My main research interests are Desalination technology, Environmental Law and Policies and International Commercial Law.

Mr. Robert Cimmino
Doumar Martin PLLC

Robbie Cimmino is a New York qualified attorney based outside of Washington, D.C. and is currently working in a small civil litigation firm in Virginia. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law with a master’s degree in international affairs and security studies. Robbie is a former Vis Moot oralist and coach for the University of Pittsburgh Vis Moot team and currently acts as an expert advisor for CLDP assisting teams in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Eurasia.

Mr. Robert Heath QC
Independent

Robert Heath QC is a barrister, mediator and arbitrator based in Melbourne, Australia. As an advocate, he has significant experience conducting trials in the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Federal Court of Australia and private arbitrations. His areas of practice include class actions, energy disputes and infrastructure disputes.

Mr. Robert Turnbull
Slaughter and May

Robert Turnbull is an international arbitration and litigation counsel, based at Slaughter and May in London. He has acted in arbitrations under AIAC (formerly KLRAC), SIAC, HKIAC, LCIA, ACICA and UNCITRAL rules, seated in London, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Reykjavik. He is admitted as a legal practitioner in both England and Wales, and Australia.

Mr. Rohan Arasoo A/L Jeyabalah
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. Rohan is principally involved in dispute resolution. His core areas of practice are construction & engineering and employment & labour related disputes. Besides dispute resolution, Rohan also has experience in providing advisory services in respect of construction & engineering contracts, employment contracts, and commercial contracts. Rohan has appeared as counsel and co-counsel at all tiers of the Malaysian courts and in arbitrations. He has also acted as counsel in adjudication disputes under the Construction Industry Payment & Adjudication Act (CIPAA) 2012 and is a qualified adjudicator. He is on the panel of adjudicators of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC).

Mr. Rodrigo Quintero-Bencomo
GCA 360

Venezuelan Attorney at Law, Legal Advisor and Researcher. In-House Legal and Tax Advisor at GCA 360, Inc. Founder and former President of University Rafael Urdaneta's Laboratory of Social Sciences Strategic Analysis. Research focused on Private, Business, Corporate, Procedural Law and Arbitration.

Ms. Ruchi Thakur
Independent

Ruchi Thakur completed her law degree at DR. D.Y. Patil College of Law, University of Mumbai, in 2018. Currently, she is practicing in Commercial Litigation and her area of interest includes M&A, Capital Markets, Commercial Litigation and International Law.

Mr. Ruggero Rubino Sammartano
ISA Lex Avocats

Ruggero Rubino-Sammartano has a 20+ years of experience in working at international law firms in Milan, London, New York, Paris and Munich. His practice is focused on international arbitration and litigation, commercial, corporate and construction. He works in English, French, German and Spanish, in addition to Italian. This helps him to quickly dive into the different cultures and legal systems. He lectures at legal conferences and writes in the field of arbitration and mediation.

Mrs. S. Elif Kose Ozguc
Herguner Bilgen Ozeke

Mrs. 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. During her undergraduate studies, 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. Previously, she had worked in a boutique law firm in Istanbul where she was involved in commercial arbitration cases. She is registered to Istanbul Bar Association.

Ms. Sameera Hassan
Messrs. Kevin Prakash

Sameera Hassan graduated from the University of Reading, UK. She was called to the Malaysian Bar in 2019 and has since been principally active in building contract and construction disputes. She is currently practicing with Messrs Kevin Prakash in Kuala Lumpur.

Ms. Samrith Kaur
Messrs. Samrith Sanjiv & Partners

Samrith Kaur, is the Managing Partner at Messrs. Samrith Sanjiv & Partners in KL. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in law from University of Coventry, UK and secured her Certificate of Legal Practice at University of Malaya (UM). She also holds a Master degree in Law from UM. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK (CIArb) and with the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators. She was past Vice Chairman of the CIArb, Kuala Lumpur Branch (2012-2014) and currently the President of Sports Law Association Malaysia. She was appointed as a panel of 3-member arbitrators for the first time in history of SEA Games during the 29th SEA Games KL. Samrith is an Arbitrator, Adjudicator and Certified Mediator. She is also a Domain Name Dispute Resolution Panellist with AIAC and ADNDRC in HK. Samrith frequently delivers talks and lectures and provides training to several professional bodies on ADR. She has co-authored a handbook on Practice & Procedure of Mediation.

Ms. Saniza Othman
Family and Castle Limited

Lawyer by training with a multifaceted legal career in London and Hong Kong, Saniza manages a portfolio of real estate and works in the area of alternative dispute resolution. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Instituted of Arbitrators and an accredited mediator and adjudicator. Saniza is passionate about giving back to the community in the areas of arts and culture, education and business chamber activities. She is a Founding Sponsor and Vice Chairlady of the Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong and Macau) Limited; Chairlady of the Diversity Subcommittee at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch); Chairlady of the HKU Alumni Association of the LL.M in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution and Founding Patron of M+ Museum.

Mr. Sanjev Sharma
Messrs. Kumar Partnership

A young leader with deep passion for international arbitration, Sanjev is recognised amongst his peers as a trailblazer in more ways than one. Sanjev has been working closely with the AIAC as a student ambassador, trainee and volunteer since his early days of law school. He also holds memberships of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration (Young ICCA) and the International Chamber of Commerce’s Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) among others. Sanjev is currently a Pupil-in-Chambers at Kumar Partnership, a Malaysian law firm renowned for its expertise in complex dispute resolution and white-collar defence.

Ms. Sarah Yong Li Hsien
Lo Chambers

Sarah Yong Li Hsien is a dispute resolution lawyer at Lo Chambers with a particular interest in cyberlaws and construction law. Sarah is the youngest lawyer by years in practice to be elected into the Bar Council of Malaysia for the term 2022/2023. She is the Deputy Co-chairperson of the IT, Innovation and Future in Technology Committee and is a member of the Legal Profession Committee and Cyberlaws Committee.

Mr. Tuan Saravanan Meyappan
Attorney General's Chambers (serving Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives)

Tuan Saravanan Meyappan is well versed in theoretical and procedural aspects of law, mainly civil and criminal litigation, with a fair exposure to commercial and corporate matters as well. In his previous experiences serving the Judiciary as a Senior Assistant Registrar of the High Court and Criminal Court Magistrate, Tuan Saravanan had dealt and adjudicate plethora of cases and is well celebrated for his stellar reputation among the superiors, colleagues and lawyers. At present, Tuan Saravanan is a Federal Counsel cum Deputy Public Prosecutor at the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives where he advises the government on legal matters. Tuan Saravanan also lectures at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya as an Elite Fellow on Criminal Procedure and other institutions as guest speaker and a qualified mediator.

Datin Savithiri S Ganesan
Messrs. Savi Ganesan & Co.

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 programs 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.

Mr. Sayed Hamidullah Hashemi
ICC Afghanistan

Mr. Sayed Hamid Hashemi is head of legal affairs, policy and ADR at the national committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Afghanistan (ICC Afghanistan). Mr. Hashemi has pursued his LLM in international law at Wuhan University and has furthered his knowledge by participating in renowned specialized courses in international law and international arbitration i.e. Xiamen Academy of International Law, Paris Arbitration Academy and The Hague Academy of International Law. In addition to coaching Afghan and Chinese Vis Moot teams, he has served as arbitrator at national rounds of Afghanistan vis moot competitions. Also, Mr. Hashemi has been selected for 2019-20 cycle of Young ICCA mentoring program, and was Arbitration commission member at ICC Afghanistan. Recently, he has been selected as ICC’s Young Arbitrators Forum representative for South Asia to serve for 2021-2023 mandate.

Mr. Sean Gibbs

Sean is CEO of global expert company Hanscomb Intercontinental. Sean’s primary expertise is quantum and as well as acting an international expert witness also sits as arbitrator, adjudicator, expert determiner and dispute board member. He has held directorships and senior commercial positions with contracting and consultancy firms in the United Kingdom and Internationally. With over 30 years’ experience in the onshore and offshore construction and engineering industries across the globe Sean has worked across the continents of Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and the Americas. Project experience includes major airport developments, industrial process plants, commercial developments, military and police installations, heavy engineering in respect of onshore and offshore oil & gas facilities and pipelines, highway interchanges, tunnels, leisure resorts, nuclear, water treatment and desalination plants, waste to energy, biomass, onshore and offshore windfarms, renewables, mines, ports, hospitals and rail/metro projects. He is Junior Vice Chair of The Adjudication Society, Council Member of the Society of Construction Law (UK), ICP Member of The International Bar Association, Region 2 Director of The Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, and founder of UK Adjudicators and HK Adjudicators. Sean is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators.

Mr. Selvanathan N Subramaniam
Messrs. GK Ganesan

Advocate and Solicitor admitted to the Bar of Malaya and to the Bar of Brunei Darussalam. Accredited Mediator, Adjudicator and Arbitrator.

Ms. Serena Isabelle Azizuddin
Messrs. Shearn Delamore & Co

Serena Azizuddin is a Senior Associate at Messrs Shearn Delamore & Co. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2013 and admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 2015. She is currently in dispute resolution and her portfolio includes civil, commercial and corporate litigation as well as arbitration and environmental law.

Mr. Shadman Akib Mostafa
Centre for International Alternative Dispute Resolution

Chief Legal Officer (CLO) with expertise in International Commercial Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Intellectual Property Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Online Dispute Resolution (ODR). Also, an accredited Mediator and Arbitrator and member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrator (CIArb) and International Bar Association (IBA) and Panel Mediator and ADR Counsel at Centre for International Alternative Dispute Resolution (CIADR).

Mr. Shamsul Bahrin Manaf
Messrs. Mohanadass Partnership

Shamsul Bahrin Abdul Manaf is a litigator and practices civil litigation and industrial relations disputes and advisory work. He was called to the Malaysian Bar in 2003 and has handled a diverse range of matters including land matters, industrial relations disputes, shareholders disputes, construction and commercial 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. Apart from appearing in Court, Shamsul has also advised numerous clients consisting of multi-national corporations on various issues.

Ms. Sharmini Thiruchelvam
Messrs Francis Pereira & Shan

Admitted to practice in 1994, Sharmini brings over 25 years of experience in litigation. She has been involved in a wide spectrum of litigation and alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") In addition to representing clients in mediation, she is also experienced in presiding over mediation proceedings as a mediator and is empaneled as a mediator with AIAC, AIADR Pusat Mediasi Covid -19 Malaysia to name a few. Besides this Sharmini is a powerful advocate for gender justice and children’s right and does pro bono work in this regard. She is also a Notary Public. She is Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, UK and a Fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternate Dispute Resolution Centre. She has participated in moot competitions as an arbitrator. Sharmini recently received Lexology's Client Choice Award for General Corporate in 2021.

Ms. Sharon Kaur Jessy
Messrs. Shearn Delamore & Co

Sharon Jessy is an alumna of the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya (UM). Graduating from UM in 2017, Sharon carried with her a string of remarkable feats in high-profile mooting competitions, notably winning the prestigious 2015 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and ranking Top 32 in the world when competing in the international rounds in Washington DC, United States. Outside the law faculty, Sharon competitively debated in local and international tournaments and made history as champions of the Australasian Debating Championship in Perth, Australia in 2016. Bagging the best oralist awards in these competitions, Sharon believes that mooting and debating are crucial in a law students’ personal and professional development. Sharon is now a 4th year corporate and banking litigant with the leading firm, M/S Shearn Delamore & Co. Sharon often accepts invitations to coach and adjudicate debating and moot court competitions.

Mr. Shaun Leong
Withers

Shaun Leong, FCIArb, is an equity partner with global law firm Withers. As an international arbitration specialist with more than a decade of experience in complex cross border commercial disputes across a myriad of sectors including technology, life sciences, infrastructure and energy sectors, Shaun focuses on developing and employing successful strategies to achieve clients’ objectives in cross jurisdictional disputes. Shaun is recognized as a key lawyer and international arbitration specialist in the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2022 and a leading lawyer in AsiaLaw 2021. His team is ranked top practice by the Straits Times’ Best Law Firms 2022 in the Arbitration, Mediation & Dispute Resolution category. He is a panel arbitrator with premier international arbitration institutions in China, India and South-east Asia. Shaun served in a judicial capacity as a Magistrate and Assistant Registrar of the Supreme Court for five years.

Mr. Shehabeldine Ismail
Ali & Co. Law Firm

Shehabeldine is an international dispute resolution associate at Ali & Co. Law Firm in Cairo, with LLB from the Faculty of Law, Ain Shams University, diploma in “French legal studies” from the University of Lyon (FDV3) and masters degree in international and European commercial law from IDAI, University of Paris 1 "Pantheon Sorbonne". he joined the dispute resolution department earlier in 2016, he has a fair professional experience in representing different parties in their dispute with respect to many business sectors (i.e., Construction, Hospitality, shareholders, JVs, International Sale of Goods, Franchise, Distribution and IT technologies and Software). He got involved (i.e. representing parties and participating in Arbitral Awards’ drafting) in more than 20 arbitration case under many procedural rules (ICC, Gafta, SAC, CRCICA, UNCITRAL and Ad Hoc arbitration), and on merits, he worked under Egyptian Law, UAE Law, French Law, English Law and few issues under another national laws.

Ms. Sheila Schwaighofer
Pitkowitz & Partners

Sheila Schwaighofer is Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution Team of Pitkowitz & Partners in Vienna. She is a Swiss Attorney-at-Law and also admitted to practice in Austria as a European Lawyer. Her primary focus is on Dispute Resolution including international litigation and arbitration proceedings. She has been involved as counsel and as tribunal secretary in arbitrations under various institutions. Sheila is listed as arbitrator at the Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC). She is also a member of Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP), Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration (Young ICCA), Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) below 40, Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers (REAL), International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) and Africa in the Moot. She has taken part in conferences as panelist and moderator. She regularly acts as arbitrator in the Vis Moot and is currently coaching teams in this year's competition.

Mr. Shresth Vardhan
Advocate | Vardhan - Law/Fin Advisors

Shresth is a litigating lawyer at the Supreme Court of India and the High Court of Rajasthan, India working under the aegis of his law firm - Vardhan Law/Fin Advisors. Being an alumnus of the Institute of Law, Nirma University, India, he has figured his Master’s Degree (LL.M.) from the Queen Mary University, London in International Disputes Resolution. His interests vary in arbitration law and public international law, alongside commercial and civil disputes. Being an avid mooter throughout his stint, he has participated in and won various national and international moot court competitions. He has also had the honor of being invited to judge various competitions. Over the years he has been a well-acknowledged mentor and coach to various teams in both national and international law competitions. He can be reached at: shresthvardhan@outlook.com.

Dr. Shuai Guo
China University of Political Science and Law

Shuai Guo is Assistant Professor at School of International Law, China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in Beijing, China. He holds a doctoral degree from Leiden University in the Netherlands and an LLM and LLB from CUPL. He was a visiting scholar to the University of Texas at Austin in the United States. He was a consultant to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and an intern to the World Trade Organization (WTO). He specializes in international business and economic law and teaches courses on international sale of goods and international payment. He is the author of two books in English and one book in Chinese. He published in leading international journals such as Journal of World Trade, Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy, International Insolvency Review, etc. He has been coaching moot court teams for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and the Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot.

Mr. Shubham Wali Ganju
G L Pareek Chambers of Law

I am an advocate practicing in the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India and various High Courts of India. I am a Partner at GLP and head of the dispute resolution team. I am also an arbitrator with memberships of various organisations such as CIARb (London) and Prime Dispute. I have been recently featured in the list of top 60 global influencers of the Prime Dispute.

Dr. Sivasangaran Nadarajah
S. Nadarajah & Co.

Dr. Nadarajah is an Advocate & Solicitor (High Court of Malaya). He brings hands on construction industry and engineering knowledge to practice, having worked as an Engineer before. He sees the commercial and practical risks and drivers associated with construction and engineering projects and is able to leverage this to deliver solutions to complex issues. At SIEMENS he implemented a novel wastewater treatment project and then at NCR he employed 4th generation programming language as a software programmer. As a consultant mechanical engineer he was in charge of the Mechanical Engineering Building Services for the largest building in Malaysia (Berjaya Times Square) - besides engineering complexities arising from the building’s huge size, he was involved in its project management through the challenges of the 1998 Asian Financial crisis. He advises clients from procurement and structuring to negotiating and drafting contracts - and was involved in large construction/projects (preparing works contracts for infrastructure works, including for one of the largest projects in Malaysia, the Kuala Lumpur “MRT”; tenders for Power plants; etc.), IT and commercial, agreements. He appears as counsel in dispute resolution matters (in litigation, arbitration and adjudication) and has acted as the sole arbiter in construction disputes, and, has delivered a final and binding Expert Determination for AIAC’s first such appointment (for an ad hoc matter) as well as several Adjudication Decisions.

Ms. Smeeksha Pandey
Independent

I completed an under graduation BA.LLB. (H) Specialization in IPR from Amity Noida. I went on to practice in Indore High Court. I did a masters from Hidayatullaha National Law University, Raipur in IPR. Pursued certified courses in posh from IALM Delhi, Courses from Harvard Edx on Justice and Children’s Rights. I have 3 years' experience in the field of litigation and I have done over 30 sessions on various socio legal issues in the past year. Presently teaching law students and Clat aspirants also actively doing counselling and Mediation in association with online Alternate Dispute Resolution platforms. Headed the Jabalpur district lok adalat as district core organized by Sama online ADR platform. Got an opportunity to train police officials about the online alternative dispute resolution under the pilot project of Sama Lok Adalat taking place in Madhya Pradesh Council member at Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Dr. Srikant Parthasarathy
Independent

I hold a Ph.D in Finance from the United States of America, Chartered Accountant from India and Chartered Management Accountant (Pending Membership) from United Kingdom. I carry over 13 (Thirteen) years of experience in the area of Finance and have been part of 6 (Six) Wealthy Family’s (Net Worth- 2000 Cr/USD 500 Million upwards) external counsel for settling Company dispute & Real Estate matters. I have overseen divestment of the assets of companies in which the families have interest and thereby acted as counsel for 60 (Sixty) transactions /memorandums/agreements focusing on resolving infrastrucure and specifically electric vehicles in a PPP setting. You may also note that I am an empaneled arbitrator with the several High Courts in India and the Indian Dispute Resolution Council, Permanent Member- Indian Council of Arbitration. I am also a distinguished member of the Gujarat Maritime Cluster (Government of India Initiative), Mentor, Niti Aayog (Policy Arm) Government of India.

Mr. Stephen Hong
Independent Arbitrator

Ms. Stephanie Gagne
Borden Ladner Gervais

Stéphanie has a broad practice focused on commercial litigation and international arbitration. Before joining the firm, Stéphanie served as a law clerk to the Honourable Justices of the Federal Court of Canada. During law school, she completed internships at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the Senate of Canada

Mr. Subash Jai Devaraj
Messrs N. Saraswathy Devi

I am a University of London (LLB) 2020 Graduate with a Second-Class Honors. Previously I have had the privilege of participating in the 2019 AIAC Pre-Moot Vis and had won the Shearn Delamore & Co Top 5 Oralist Award as well as the Best Outline Award. During the period of the competition, I will be employed as an Officer at the Malaysian Bar Council whilst pursuing my further studies in the field of Public International Law.

Dato’ Sunil Abraham
Cecil Abraham & Partners

Dato’ Sunil Abraham is a partner at Cecil Abraham & Partners. He specialises in Corporate and Commercial, Banking and Securities, Media, Telecommunications, Public & Administrative and Environmental Law disputes as well as in Arbitration disputes. He has significant advocacy experience before the High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court and before arbitral tribunals. He has been recognised as a leading individual by Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Benchmark Litigation and Asialaw Profiles as well as being ranked by Who's Who Legal and Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific in the area of dispute resolution. In 2016, he was named by Asian Legal Business in the Top 40 Under 40 Practitioners in Asia.

Ms. Swarupa Madhavan
Independent

Swarupa is a lawyer qualified in India with about 4 years of experience in dispute resolution. She recently completed the NUS-MIDS Double Degree Programme between the National University of Singapore, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and University of Geneva. During her LL.M., she interned at International Centre for Settlement of Investment Dispute (ICSID), Washington D.C, Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI), Singapore and Jus Mundi, Paris. She has worked with a law firm in India during which she dealt with matters related to Commercial Arbitration and Litigation, Customs and Trade.

Ms. Syeda Javeria Hassan
Syed Mahdi Chambers

BAR STATUS: A. Certificate of Practice to be enrolled as an Advocate (Lifetime) on the roll of The Sindh Bar Council, Pakistan. B. Certificate of Practice to be enrolled as an Advocate on the roll of Karachi Bar Association, Pakistan. C. Prospective Applicant for the BAR TRANSFER TEST (BTT) to qualify for the license to practice as a Barrister of England & Wales (2022).

Mr. Syed Muhammad Hadi
Sherazi and Associates

Syed Muhammad Hadi is a law graduate from International Islamic University, Islamabad with BA LLB (Hons) 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 & Associates", Islamabad and is mainly 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-Moot AIAC in year 2019 and in Virtual Pre-Moot in year 2021. He has published his research paper pertaining to the Institutional Arbitration in Singapore. In his message to the aspirant mooters, he says “Mooting; undoubtedly is the most memorable activity during the law school. In a law moot, teams may begin as competitors but they always end up as friends”.

Mr. Syikh Mahdi
FutureLaw

Shyikh Mahdi is a self-employed Bangladeshi lawyer, advising local and international clients on various matters including commercial, corporate, TMT and IP matters (transactional, litigation and arbitration). He is also the founder of 'FutureLaw', a legal R&D platform aiming to positively transform the Bangladeshi legal industry by (a) capacity-building of young professionals, (b) raising public awareness, and (c) incorporating technology and innovation. Mr. Mahdi obtained an LL.M in Commercial and Corporate Law (with Distinction) from the Queen Mary University of London. Prior to that, he completed LL.B (Hons.) and LL.M from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He qualified as an advocate by the Bangladesh Bar Council and was admitted as an associate (ACIArb) at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK.

Ms. Tabitha Abraham
Postgraduate Student

Tabitha is a final year postgraduate student interested in Commercial Law and ADR. She is currently reading for a combined Masters in International Trade and Commerce Law & Masters in International Relations from Macquarie University, Australia while also studying to be admitted as an attorney in Sri Lanka. She graduated with an LLB (Hons) degree from Staffordshire University, United Kingdom in 2019. She was a participant at the 1st ever AIAC Pre Moot in 2017. Afterwards, she participated in the Vis Middle East Pre Moot and the Willem C Vis East Moot in Hong Kong in the year 2018. In 2019, she participated as a coach for the moot. Tabitha has a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from 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). This year will be her second year acting as an Arbitrator for the Vis Moot and the AIAC Pre Moot.

Ms. Tan Hui Wen
SKRINE

Tan Hui Wen is a Senior Associate at Skrine. Reported as an “Up and coming litigation lawyer” by Asialaw Profiles 2021, Hui Wen's litigation and arbitration practice focuses on disputes relating to commercial transactions, land acquisition, assessment tax, and aviation. She has authored chapters in Halsbury’s Laws of Malaysia, Atkin’s Court Forms Malaysia and The Annotated Statutes of Malaysia. Hui Wen served as Malaysia’s sole South Asia Regional Representative at the International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum from 2019 to 2021. She presently serves as Co-Deputy Chairperson of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Young Lawyers Committee (2021/2022), member of the Bar Council’s Arbitration Committee (2021/2022) and the University of Auckland's Alumni Coordinator in Malaysia. Hui Wen has coached Malaysian and international university teams for mooting competitions, trained students at mooting workshops and adjudicated various mooting competitions, including the Vis East Moot in 2021.

Dato’ Tan Seng Cheong
Ricky Tan & Co.

Dato’ Ricky has his own boutique legal practice in Kuala Lumpur since 2006. He graduated from University of Staffordshire with LL.B and LL.M. He has been active as an adjudicator and arbitrator (AIAC). He is also appointed as an arbitrator of Hainan Arbitration Commission, Nanning Arbitration Commission and Dalian Arbitration Commission. Dato’ Ricky is also Adjunct Professor of Hainan University and Visiting Associate Professor of Southwest University of Political Science & Law (China). He is also a Fellow of CIArb. and AIADR. He is also appointed as the Technical Expert for Professional Services Productivity Nexus (PSPN) under Malaysia Productivity Corporation. Dato’ Ricky is actively involved in regional legal exchange and training vide China-Asean Cooperation Legal Center (a society registered in Malaysia). He has been involved in Belt and Road Initiatives (BRI) ADR and believes in building a sustainable legal market and cross collaboration for the legal fraternity.

Ms. Tan Swee Im
39 Essex Chambers

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 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. She is appointed as a member of the Asian International Arbitration Centre Advisory Council.

Mr. Terence Loh
Messrs. Belden

Terence’s practice is focused on construction and engineering matters. He regularly advises clients on bespoke contracts and various standard forms of contract such as FIDIC, JCT, PAM and PWD Standard Form. Terence also provides on-project legal consultancy. Terence has appeared at all levels of the Malaysian Court system, and in domestic and international arbitrations. He is also empaneled with the AIAC as arbitrator and adjudicator.

Mr. Thomas Joseph Kelly
Thomas Joseph Kelly

I am a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 35 years’ experience in the Construction Industry with 25 years’ experience in the Middle East, I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, aa Accredited Mediator and an RICS Expert Witness and Expert Determiner. I have 25 years’ experience of Arbitration in UK, Ireland, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. I have acted as arbitrator in one case to date and have taken part in the CIArb/Fox Williams, LSE-LCIA and Dublin Pre Moots as an Arbitrator and Chairman of the Arbitral Panel.

Ms. Titilope Sinmi-Adetona
Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC)

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. Titilope is also an assistant editor with the Kluwer Arbitration Blog.

Mr. Toghrul Valikhanli
European and International Energy Law, Technical University of Berlin

Istanbul Arbitration Centre / ISTAC – Legal Intern (March 2021 – May 2021). IV St Petersburg Vis Pre-moot as part of the DLA Piper Global Vis Pre-Moots – Arbitrator (March 18-20, 2021). AKINCI LAW OFFICE – Legal Intern (November 2020 –April 2021). The Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) – Legal Intern (02/09/2019 – 02/10/2019). 35th Annual Meeting of the Islam Development Bank Group – Liaison officer (June 23-24, 2010). The meeting of Azerbaijan and Austria Trade Chamber – Accompanying translator (September 19-20, 2011)

Mr. Toheeb Oluwabukola Amuda
Dorothy Ufot & Co

Toheeb Amuda is a Legal Practitioner, an investment consultant and currently an Associate at the firm of Dorothy Ufot & Co, Lagos, Nigeria. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and participated as a Judge at the 28th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. He has extensive experience in transactional corporate and commercial legal practice and has cognate experience in general Commercial and Civil Litigation in Nigerian Courts. Toheeb is currently acting as Tribunal secretary in two high profile arbitrations one being an ad-hoc arbitration involving a construction dispute and the other being an LCIA administered arbitration. Toheeb has experience in arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association (AAA)/International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) and he has participated in Arbitration proceedings at the Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration – Lagos (RCICAL) and the Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA).

Mr. Tony Ng
Messrs. Laborde Law

Tony works for Laborde Law, an arbitration boutique based in Paris. He has over three years of experience in both commercial and investment arbitration. He has worked as arbitration counsel for law firms based in Paris, Hamburg, Vienna and Madrid. He has also gained substantial experience as case manager at the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he has overseen dozens of arbitrations.

Mr. Usama Mohamed Ahmed
Independent

Independent arbitrator, Mediator and Negotiator, I'm a London Court member, former ICCA member, I have participated in several vis moots competitions (Shanghai, Cairo) in 2021.

Mr. Vaibhav Choudhary
YHprum Legal

Vaibhav is a Legal practitioner before the Supreme court of India. Vaibhav had experience of more than ten years in the field of Dispute Resolution and arbitration. Vaibhav has published various articles on legal issues on various national and international journals.

Ms. Vatsala Walia
MRP Advisory

Vatsala is an India qualified lawyer currently working as an associate with MRP Advisory, a boutique law firm based out of UAE specialising in international construction arbitration. Vatsala has previously worked with Advani and Co., New Delhi, one of India's leading domestic arbitration firms and as a junior advocate/tribunal secretary in the chambers of a retd. Judge of the Supreme Court of India. Her team was the first one in her law school's history to win a distinction for the memorandum submitted to Vis East. Vatsala has acted as an arbitrator in the previous editions of various Pre-Moots for VIS and as a coach for the Moot Academy, SiLS.

Ms. Victoria Loi Tien Fen
Messrs. Shook, Lin and Bok

Victoria Loi is an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and a dispute resolution partner of Shook Lin & Bok, Kuala Lumpur. She is experienced in arbitration, building, construction and engineering disputes, general and civil litigation, and adjudication under the Malaysian Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 (CIPAA). She is ranked as a “Future Star” by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific (2018-2021) and described as being “very thorough in going through the details of the subject matter in dispute, able to provide good solutions and is knowledgeable in construction contract and dispute” (Asialaw Profiles 2021 Client Feedback). She holds fellowships of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIArb) and is on the panels of arbitrators and adjudicators of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC). She is the Deputy President of MIArb (2021-2023) and a member of the Society of Construction Law Malaysia.

Mr. Vikrant Nehra
Independent

Vikrant is an Indian qualified lawyer and 'one of the youngest to practice in the Supreme Court of India'. He has five years of legal experience in international trade, arbitration and litigation. He pursued his LL.M. in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution from the Queen Mary, University of London. Vikrant has handled various international trade matters such as issues relating to anti-dumping, countervailing/anti-subsidy and safeguard measures, and free trade agreements. He has counselled clients from countries such as China, Korea, Singapore and Saudi Arabia as well as importers and user industries based in India in trade remedy matters before the Directorate General of Trade Remedies, Supreme Court of India, high courts, appellate tribunal, European Commission and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

Mr. Vinayak Kapur
Pinsent Masons

Indian qualified lawyer holding Master's degree (LL.M.) in International Dispute Resolution from Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. Registered as a Foreign Lawyer in Germany. Have worked with dispute resolution teams of international law firms in India and Germany, and have dealt with both international investment and commercial arbitrations administered under ICSID Convention, ICC, VIAC, DIS, UNCITRAL and Danish Institute of Arbitration rules. Have also assisted and advised clients in commercial litigations before the Supreme Court of India, the Delhi High Court, National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT), National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission (NCDRC) and District Courts of India.

Mr. Viraj Greedharry
Independent

Viraj Greedharry is an International Arbitrator on the roster of Arbitrators of the Saudi Centre for Commercial Arbitrators, the Vienna International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, the Maldives International Arbitration Centre and the Mediation and Arbitration Centre of Mauritius. Viraj is also a Court Advocate of England and Wales with a broad commercial & civil law practice, covering areas of law such as commercial and company matters, contractual disputes, patent breaches, banking & financial services breaches, civil aviation disputes, insurance disputes, housing & charity regulation and compliance, regulatory and disciplinary matters within healthcare, telecommunications, transport & logistics, personal injury matters, corporate governance and alternative dispute resolution. Viraj also has a detailed and specialist knowledge of international arbitration, law of international investment, commercial law and international business law.

Mr. Vishal Aggarwal
DRSB Law Chambers

Vishal Aggarwal is a Dual Qualified Lawyer, qualified in England and India, who primarily focuses on commercial arbitration and arbitration-related litigation. He has worked on diverse Investment Arbitration cases with various city law firms in London. Vishal is the Senior Editor of one of the most celebrated arbitration books "Law, Practice and Procedure of Arbitration in India" published by Lexis Nexis. He also worked as a Tribunal Secretary with a Dubai based arbitrator working on International Arbitration Cases in the MENA region. Vishal holds a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics where he specialized in commercial and investment arbitration. He is an Associate of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb). Vishal has also been selected as the Young ICCA Mentee for the year 2022-23. Currently, Vishal is working in the area of Construction Arbitration in India.

Mr. Vishal Singhal
Advocate & Legal Consultant, Supreme Court of India

Mr. Vishal Singhal is an independent practitioner based out in New Delhi, India practicing 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, White Collar Crimes and Arbitration Laws. 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 of the prestigious domestic and international moot court, Negotiation, Arbitration, and Mediation competitions. He is an alumnus of the Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, India and is also associated with YIAG, Young ICCA, and LCIA.

Mr. Vivek Sharma
MRP Advisory

Vivek Sharma is an Indian qualified lawyer with a focus on dispute resolution. He is an international arbitration associate at MRP Advisory. Before MRP, he interned at law firms in India and China. He holds a Bachelor of Law from Amity Law School, Delhi and is enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi. He has also taken a language course from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi and attained elementary proficiency in Mandarin.

Ms. Vivian Kuan
Messrs. Nik Hussain & Partners

Vivian Kuan is currently a Partner and Head of Litigation at Nik Hussain & Partners, a law firm based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Her current practice areas are focused on banking, civil, and commercial disputes involving the breach of director duties, breach of fiduciary relationship, company and shareholder disputes, minority oppression, breach of trust, construction claims, commercial judicial review, and debt recovery actions. Vivian has significant experience in respect of injunctive and interim relief applications. She frequently undertakes public interest matters as well. Vivian is the immediate past Chairperson of the Kuala Lumpur Young Lawyers Committee (KLYLC), terms 2019/20 to 2020/21 and led the organising committee in organising the inagural Kuala Lumpur Bar -Lincoln's Inn Alumni Association Moot Court Competition in 2019 and the Kuala Lumpur Bar e-Moot Court Competition in 2020 (held virtually). Vivian also frequently serves as a moot judge in various moot competitions.

Ms. Vritti Gulati
MRP Advisory, UAE

Vritti Gulati is an India-qualified dispute resolution lawyer with a focus on international construction arbitration. She is currently an International Arbitration Associate at MRP Advisory, UAE.

Mr. Wei Jien Yeow
Decimus Fearon LLP

Wei Jien specialises in construction and commercial disputes. He is dual-qualified in the UK and Malaysia and represents clients in arbitration, adjudication and court proceedings. Wei Jien is an alumnus of the Vis (East) Moot where he was part of the sole Malaysian representation that year.

Mr. West Nareth Hib
Skywon Law Group

Mr. West Nareth Hib is from California. He received his formal education in the United States with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and a Master of Science in Technology Management; an Executive Master in International Law from Belgium; a Bachelor of Law, Master of Private Law, and Master in Business Law from Cambodia. Mr. Hib is currently working on his Doctor of Philosophy with the Royal Academy of Cambodia. Upon having spent some twenty years in the technology sector in the United States and several others in Japan, Mr. Hib returned to Cambodia where he taught at the Royal University of Phnom Penh and Pannastra University of Cambodia. Mr. Hib is a member of the Bar of the Kingdom of Cambodia where he practices law at Skywon Law Group, and he is also an arbitrator registered with the National Commercial Arbitration Center of the Kingdom of Cambodia. whib@skywonlaw.com

Mr. William Patrick McPhilamy, III
Law and Mediation Office of W. Patrick McPhilamy, III/p>

Mr. W. Patrick McPhilamy III • Experienced lawyer, mediator, negotiator, arbitrator, speaker, and coach with expertise in civil, commercial, and family law matters • Specialist in international disputes and ODR • Senior Fellow and Fellow with several international organizations • Accredited mediator with ADR ODR International (AOI) and SIMI • ODR Specialist accredited by AOI • Resident Representative of California for AOI • Ambassador Arbitrator Intelligence • Judge, Evaluator, and Expert Assessor for various national and international competitions • Graduated from the University of Cambridge (LL.M.); University of San Diego School of Law (Diploma, International and Comparative Law); California Western School of Law (J.D.); and Virginia Commonwealth University (B.S.)

Miss Xinming Zheng
JunHe LLP

Graduated from Georgetown University Law Center with a JD degree, Xinming Zheng is a full time practioner in one of the top PRC firms' dispute resolution team with a primary focus on international arbitration and ADR.

Mr. Yaman Gürsel
University of Fribourg & Istanbul Bar Association

Yaman Gürsel is a Turkish lawyer who holds an LLM degree in International Business Law at the University of Fribourg and he is currently doing a Ph.D. in Private law at the University of Fribourg. He participated the VIS Moot in 2015.

Mr. Yang-Wahn Hew
Des Voeux Chambers

Yang has practiced at the Hong Kong Bar since 2005. His practice is focused on high-value commercial, company, and insolvency cases, and he has been described by Chambers and Partners as a “good advocate and solid performer”, who is “very knowledgeable” with a “particular insight into insolvency matters”, and as being “down to earth and very good at company law matters”. His company and commercial experience include Akai Holdings Ltd. v Everwin Dynasty Ltd, & ors. (No. 2) [2016] 3 HKC 307, Rexlot Holdings Ltd. [2020] HKCFI 2212, and Founder Information (Hong Kong) Ltd. [2021] HKCFI 1508. He has also appeared for the Hong Kong government on cases such as Shove Sherpa v The Director of Immigration [2020] 1 HKC 548 (CA), and Sarkar v TCAB [2021] HKCA 918. Yang has sat as a Deputy District Judge in Hong Kong. He also sits on 2 Hong Kong government appeal boards, and has mediated, or has acted for his clients in mediations of, commercial, banking, and employment cases.

Mr. Yashraj Samant
Judicial Law Clerk, Supreme Court of India

Yashraj is the Co-Chair of the Conferences Team at the Moot Alumni Association (MAA) and at present, is working as a Judicial Law Clerk with Hon’ble Mr. Justice B.R. Gavai (Judge, Supreme Court of India). He has previously worked as an Associate at Advani & Co., New Delhi in their dispute resolution team representing clients before the Supreme Court of India, High Courts and before international and domestic arbitral tribunals under the ICC Rules, SIAC Rules, etc. A former Vis Mootie and an attendee of the prestigious Cologne Academy on International Commercial Arbitration, Germany, he is an alumnus of the renowned National Law University Mumbai. He is the Co-Editor of the books 'Commercial Arbitration: International Trends and Practices' and 'Specialized Arbitration: Emerging International Trends and Practices' published by Thomson Reuters in 2021. He can be reached at: yashrajsamant10@gmail.com.

Mr. Zaheer Hussain
Messrs. Syed Mahdi Chambers

Mr. Zaheer Hussain is a qualified lawyer practicing in the courts of Pakistan. His legal education is coupled with a Master of Law (LLM) degree and has also specialize in Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR). Mr. Zaheer is considered to be one of the most promising and emerging Advocate at the Bar in Sindh, Pakistan. His area of expertise is included but not limited to Civil litigation, Criminal litigation, banking, shipping, real estate and mediation to name a few. Mr. Zaheer is currently working as a Counsel @Syed Mahdi Chambers and enrolled for the Bar Transfer Test (BTT) to obtain license to practice as a Barrister of England and Wales, UK (2022), also teaching as a Visiting Faculty Law @DIHE Mr. Zaheer laid the foundation of Jinnah Ka Pakistan Lawyers Forum (JKPLF), which is a prominent forum for academic up gradation of law students and young lawyers across Pakistan.