Mr. Aabhas Pareek
GL Parewk Chambers of Law
Aabhas Pareek is an Advocate in India. An alumnus of National Law University Odisha (NLUO), he is the Managing Partner of G.L. Pareek Chambers of Law. He specializes in Disputes Resolution, Construction Law, Data Protection Laws, and Fintech. Aabhas has assisted the Hon’ble Supreme Court 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 has been appointed as a Sole Arbitrator in more than 25 disputes of high commercial value. He is a Member (MCIArb) of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, APD grade member of Prime Dispute, Member of Rising Arbitrators Initiative (RAI), Digital Committee Member at CyberArb, and a member of various International Arbitration Institutions.
Dato’ Dr. Abd Shukor Ahmad
Shukor Baljit & Partners
Dato' Shukor is a Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution at Shukor Baljit & Partners. He read law at the University of Malaya and went on to obtain Bachelor's as well as Master's degree from that University. He secured his degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the International Islamic University in 2013. He has appeared regularly at the Superior Courts. 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 arbitration.
Mr. Adam El Shalakany
Adam El Shalakany, a registered attorney in New York, is well-versed in both Common Law and Civil Law legal systems. Adam has a master’s in law and economics. In construction disputes, Adam has acted/acts for contractors, subcontractors, and owners in disputes in the Middle East. Adam has also acted for investors in various Investor-State Disputes based on Treaty violations as counsel and expert including disputes in Egypt, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, and the Sultanate of Oman. Adam has several publications concerning arbitration and dispute resolution in Egypt and the Middle East. Adam is involved in the mooting community in the MENA region and Internationally, often acting as arbitrator in Vis moots and pre-moots as as well judge in national and international Jessup moots.
Mr. Adly Zulfadly Zulkefly
Messrs. Shahrizan and Co.
Adly Zulfadhly Zulkefly is a qualified advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya since 2020. He is also a working committee member of the Young Society for Construction Law Malaysia (YSCL) since 2020 and a registered member of the Society for Construction Law Malaysia, a registered member of the Young Practitioners Group Asian International Arbitration Centre (YPG AIAC) since 2018 and a member of the Young Practitioners Group of The Institute for Transnational Arbitration (Young ITA) since November 2019 and was appointed as the Asia Pacific representative since January 2021. He is also a member of the Moot Alumni Association and has been serving as Volunteering Arbitrator for the KL Pre-Moot (since 2019), Vis East Moot (since 2021) and Vis Vienna Moot (since 2020) and coaches university team for the Vis Moot Competition.
Dr. Afzal Javaid
Superior College of Law
An alumnus of Cambridge University UK, writer of 8 books on law, seasoned litigator, Arbitrator and Mediator since 1992. Dr. Javaid is specialized in International Environmental Criminality, Commercial and Corporate Disputes Resolution, Construction, International Commercial Contracts, International Trade in Sales of Goods and Sports Law. Dr. Javaid also ranked in the leading legal directories for civil fraud, white color crimes, energy and natural resources, international arbitration, shipping and commodities as an arbitrator.
Mr. Ajit Mishra
Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd, Ministry of Railways
Mr Ajit Mishra is a graduate in Civil Engineering from IIT Kanpur and has Management education from IIM Kolkata. He holds Diploma in International Arbitration and Advanced Diploma in Alternate Dispute Resoultiuon. He is Fellow of CIArb, AIADR, ICA. He is a certified professional having over 25 years of experience in the field of Project Management, International Procurement, Contract Management, Risk Management, Infrastructure Financing and Dispute Resolution. Presently, he is working with Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation as General Manager, Contract Management. He is actively involved in Procurement of works being conducted through international competitive bidding contracts based FIDIC contract form, execution through specialized PMC and coordination with multilateral funding agencies. He is also extending his services as Arbitrator, Dispute Board Member, Mediator and Conciliator in adjudication of disputes.
Mr. Alex Ngu Sze Shae
Messrs. Alex, Jason & Co
Mr. Alex Ngu is the managing partner of Alex, Jason & Co. He graduated from Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia with a LL.B. (Hons). Thereafter, he was admitted as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of Queensland, Australia and as an Advocate of the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak. He has been in active legal practice since then. He is an Arbitrator, Construction Adjudicator (AIAC Adj) and Mediator empanelled with Asian Institute of Arbitration Centre (AIAC), Fellow member of the Charted Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), Member of the Malaysia Institute of Arbitrators (MMIArb), Member of the Society of Construction Law Malaysia and Member of the Sarawak Advocates Association. He is also a Trade-Mark Agent and a Commissioner for Oaths. He is also a fellow member of Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR) (FAIADR).
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)  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  • World Trade Institute of the University of Bern, Switzerland, Summer Academy, Public International Law & Economics . 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.
Prof. Dr. Amaresh Kumar
"AMARMI" Amaresh & Amaresh Law Associates
Prof. (Dr.) Amaresh Kumar is a leading Academic Lawyer of the Supreme Court and Sports Arbitration in India. He is the Founder Secretary General of Asian Council for Sports Arbitration, Sportslawindia and All India Council of Physical Education. Duly attended the Workshop and Training at Court of Arbitration for Sports, Lausanne. Prof. Amaresh has also served India's premier Institution, "The Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education". A Deemed University of the Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. An author of 19 books on Sports Law & Arbitration, Physical Education, Sports and Yog. He had served in various Colleges and University on the Post of Principal, Professor, Dy. Director and Dean. Presently he is practicing as Advocate forming his Law Firm "AMARMI" under the patronage of AMARESH & AMARESH Law Associates.
Ms. Amanda Pang
Messrs Amanda Pang & Yee
Amanda Pang is an Advocate & Solicitor, Trademark Agent and Partner at Amanda Pang & Yee wherein she specializes in Commercial Dispute Resolution & Intellectual Property. Following the Covid-19 pandemic which had disrupted the operations of numerous companies, her more recent portfolios include the restructuring and reinstatement of listed and unlisted companies. An alumnus of Cardiff University, Amanda holds a Master’s degree in International Commercial and Trademark Laws. She is also a fellow member of the Asian International Arbitration Centre Young Practitioners Group (AIAC YPG) and has experience in international arbitration cases. She last sat as Volunteer Arbitrator in a Sports Arbitration Moot Competition (SAMCO 2022) co-organized by Richard Wee Chambers and NAMCO on 3 June 2022, and she continues to develop a keen interest in alternative dispute resolution
Ms. Ammera Binti Hadi
Messrs. K K Lim
After completing her Bachelor of Law (Hons) at MARA University of Technology, Ammera underwent her pupillage in the chambers of Tan Norizan & Associates before joining the Firm. Ammera practices in various areas of civil litigation ranging from contractual, tortious, commercial and construction disputes to land acquisitions. Ammera’s robust personality is also attributed by her active involvement with the Selangor Bar where she has previously served as a sub-committee member of Selangor Bar’s Gender Equality and Sustainable Development Goals Sub-Committee. Currently, Ammera is serving as a sub-committee member of the Selangor Bar’s Human Rights and Young Lawyers and Pupils Sub-Committees.
Ms. Anis Mohd Sohaimi
MahWengKwai & Associates
Anis is a Senior Associate under the Corporate Department of MahWengKwai & Associates handling corporate advisory, specifically commercial contracts, regulatory compliance and mergers and acquisitions. Her experience includes general litigation with a focus on criminal defence and professional malpractice. She is actively involved in projects addressing public policy issues and has been seconded to work on various government projects covering issues under international law and anti-corruption.
Mr. Andrew Jeffries
Since retiring from Allen Overy in 2011, Andrew has sat as an independent arbitrator dealing with a broad range of commercial disputes, covering in particular power, energy, infrastructure and construction projects. Since 1999 he has also acted as counsel in numerous arbitrations across the globe, and under all the major arbitration rules and institutions, including AIAC, ICC, ICSID, HKIAC, SIAC, CIETAC, LCIA. He is currently a panel arbitrator for AIAC, SIAC, ACICA and PIAC. Andrew was previously Head of Dispute Resolution Asia for Allen Overy, based in Hong Kong, where he built up a wealth of experience of arbitration disputes across the Asia-Pacific region. 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 is a qualified expert determiner. He also acts as a Training Consultant teaching commercial arbitration, in particular for CIArb.
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. Anita Natalia
Anita Natalia FCIArb, FMIArb Anita is a commercial litigator and her work focuses on commercial litigation and arbitration. Her portfolio of dispute resolution work involves a wide variety of commercial and corporate disputes and litigation including domestic and international arbitrations. Anita has appeared at all tiers of the Malaysian Courts. Anita is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators. She is on the panel of arbitrators of the Asian International Arbitration Centre. Anita is also the Regional Ambassador for Malaysia and Member of HK45, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. She is also a panel member of Counsel acting for the Malaysian Bar Advocates & Solicitors Disciplinary Board.
Ms. Anjali Dwivedi
Saraf and Partners Law Offices
I am an Associate in the Dispute Resolution Team at Saraf & Partners, a leading law firm based in Delhi NCR. I have over 5 years of experience in handling domestic and international arbitration matters, specifically construction arbitration. I am a 2017 graduate of School of Law, Christ University.
Mr. Ariff Rozhan
Ariff Rozhan & Co and Chambers of AB Rozhan
Ariff is an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and a practising Barrister-at-Law in England & Wales, and an Arbitrator. Ariff has practiced law for more than 30 years. He began his career in 1989 at an international city law firm in London. From 1991 to 2003 he practised as a Barrister in Temple, London, England, where he was instructed as Counsel at various levels of the Judicial System in England and Wales. He returned to Malaysia in 2004 and joined Zaid Ibrahim & Co as a Partner. Ariff founded Ariff Rozhan & Co in April 2015 and is its Managing Partner. In November 2015, Ariff set up the Chambers of Ariff Rozhan in London, England, from where he practises as a Barrister. Ariff has also been authorised by the Bar Council of England & Wales to “Conduct Litigation” and is registered for Direct Access.
Mr. Arnold Ives Hoong
Herbert Smith Freehills
Arnold is part of the Herbert Smith Freehills arbitration and disputes team in Kuala Lumpur. He advises multinational clients on a range of complex cross-border commercial disputes, with a particular focus on construction, energy, and infrastructure projects.
Colombo Law Alliance
Dr. Gunawansa holds a Ph.D. in law from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and an LL.M from University of Warwick. He has over 30 years of experience as a lawyer and heads the Colombo law Alliance, a Law Chamber which specializes in Commercial Law. He is a Visiting Judge of the Court of Appeal of the Republic of Fiji, an Adjunct Professor of the University of Moratuwa and a Member of the Board of Studies of the Council of Legal Education of Sri Lanka. He is an Advisor to the Green Climate Fund, a Member of the Executive Committee of the Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Law, NUS. He is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and a Distinguished Panel Member of the Thailand Arbitration Centre. He is an Arbitrator with the Asian International Arbitration Centre, and the SAARC Arbitration Council. He had worked for the United Nations as a Legal Officer during 2001 to 2007, and taught construction law and environmental law at NUS.
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. Bernard Chan Kee Siang
Property Development and Construction Specialist
Bernard Chan currently hold Council Member position in Society Construction Law and member in Malaysia Institute of Arbitrator. 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. He focuses on construction and land property development (arbitration and litigation both). He assists in contract negotiation, too. Bernard has also written thesis on construction contract Extension of Time (EOT).
Mr. Byron Sequeira
Byron is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution team at DSK Legal, New Delhi. His areas of practice include advising and representing clients primarily in the areas of Domestic/ International commercial arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Insolvency and Bankruptcy, white collar crimes, corporate advisory, representing high-profile stakeholders of the Industries in Commercial complex disputes before the Supreme Court of India, High Courts, National company law tribunals/ various tribunals/ commissions, District Forums, etc. He has judged several International and National Moot competitions on a regular basis. He has also previously coached several teams participating in various Arbitration competitions. He writes frequently for National and International publications with a focus on Commercial laws.
Ms. Candice Shih Yu Ru
Shearn Delamore & Co.
Candice Shih is an Associate with the Dispute Resolution department of Shearn Delamore & Co. Her key practice areas include construction, infrastructure and engineering disputes. She has advised and acted for clients in a range of complex and high-value dispute resolution processes including litigation, arbitration (international and domestic), adjudication and mediation. Candice advises and represents developers and contractors on various aspects of construction and engineering projects, from contract administration and project management to dispute avoidance and resolution of disputes. She is also a member of the Society for Construction Law Malaysia.
Mr. Chandrakant Kamdar
Handled 900+ Arbitration Matters as Sole Arbitrator and Presiding or Co-Arbitrator in Panel Matters in the area of Financial & Commercial matters, Stock Exchanges, Commodity Exchanges, Depository, Insurance, Property etc.
Ms. Chan Kar Leng
Northwood Consulting Sdn Bhd
Kar Leng is a registered Quantity Surveyor admitted as an advocate and solicitor in 2019. Her experience is diverse and international, having previously worked in Europe, Australia, and different parts of Malaysia. She has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry working in various capacities; quantity surveyor, claims consultant, quantum expert, adjudicator, and construction lawyer. As a construction lawyer, she was involved in some complex and highly contested arbitrations in Malaysia presided over by either a sole arbitrator or a panel of 3 arbitrators. Kar Leng is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor Malaysia (RISM), a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor UK (RICS), a fellow of the Chartered Institution of Chartered Arbitrators (CIArb). She is empanelled as Adjudicator and Arbitrator with the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC). Kar Leng is also a contributor to the Malaysian Surveyor Journal and previously tutored at Curtin University.
Mr. Chan Kheng Hoe
Chong + Kheng Hoe
Kheng Hoe is an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya since 1998, as well as an Arbitrator, Adjudicator and Mediator. He focuses on Construction Law.
Mr. Chooi Jing Yen
Eugene Thuraisingam LLP
Chooi Jing Yen is a partner at Eugene Thuraisingam LLP, a Singapore-based firm which also has a presence in Bangkok, Thailand. He specialises exclusively in disputes, including international arbitration and commercial litigation matters. Jing Yen was made a partner at Eugene Thuraisingam LLP after just 3 years in practice, and also holds a Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration from the National University of Singapore. Aside from his busy practice, Jing Yen writes regularly for the Singapore Law Gazette. Eugene Thuraisingam LLP is ranked in The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, Benchmark Litigation and AsiaLaw Profiles, with Jing Yen receiving positive client recommendations for his “effective litigation strategy” and composure in client management.
Ms. Christine Lay Kei Een
Eugene Thuraisingam LLP
Christine Lay is a Senior Associate at Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff, where her primary focus is in the area of commercial and corporate disputes. She read law at the University of Liverpool and was called to the Bar of England and Wales (Middle Temple) before being admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. Christine has experience in matters involving insolvency law, company law, contractual and business disputes and land-related matters. She also advises clients on restructuring and insolvency related issues. She has appeared as junior counsel at all tiers of the Malaysian courts. Beyond litigation, Christine is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration. Christine contributes to publications, including the Malaysian Civil Procedure 2018 and frequently presents on topics relating to restructuring and corporate rescue mechanisms to corporate clients. She is a member of The Malaysian Middle Temple Alumni Association (TMMTA) and volunteered at the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), Malaysia.
Ms. Christine P. Monderin
Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (Philippines)
Ms. Christine Toh
Messrs. MahWengKwai & Associates
Christine Toh graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of London (External) in 2012 and completed her Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP) in 2013. She read in the Chambers of Vin & Isaac Lee and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in November 2014. She also holds a Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Business System which she obtained from Monash University in 2004 and completed her Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams in 2006. She became a member of ACCA in 2009. Christine joined MahWengKwai & Associates as an associate in July 2016 and was recognised as a senior associate in January 2018. Christine was made a partner of the firm in March 2019. Christine is also a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and completed her Certificate of Adjudication (AIAC). Christine’s primary areas of practice are construction adjudication, arbitration and litigation and general litigation.
Ms. Crystal Choong Shu Wan
Ms. Daphne Rethual
Messrs. MahWengKwai & Associates
Daphne is a Senior Associate under the Dispute Resolution department of MahWengKwai & Associates. She has experience in the practice areas of contractual and commercial, employment/industrial relations and construction disputes. She currently focuses on general litigation, strata management, probate and administration matters.
Mr. Dario Simone Palmiotti
Thailand Arbitration Center (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. David Yek Tak Wai
Ar. David is dual qualified as an architect and construction law expert. He sets up DYA+C to undertake advises on disputes and potentially appear as disputes resolver. Architecture: Prior to his venturing into ADR, he had been actively practising as a Professional and RIBA Chartered Architect, as David Yek Architect (DYA) for more than 20 years. His work includes private residential, high-end mass residential high-rises, international schools and mixed development commercial. Dispute Resolution: Ar. David obtained his LLM in Construction Law and International Arbitration from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen (RGU), along he was elected as FCIArb, collectively, empanelled as arbitrators, adjudicators, mediators and expert determiners in the AIAC and the various arbitration centres worldwide, i.e. MIAC, THAC, AIADR, HKICAdj, RICS-DRS and others. He is elected fellows of FCIArb, FHKICAdj, FMIArb and FCABE. Others: Ar. David acted as independent experts on liabilities for arbitrations and litigations on area of Constructions, Professional Liabilities, Fire and Building Codes compliance. He is a member of Building Defects Forensic Inspector with the Architect Centre; a Fire Engineer with the International Fire Engineers (IFE); and an associate of Academy of Expert (AOE) UK. He is also an Accredited Green Professional with Green-RE and Green Building Index (GBI). Education: Ar. David has been involved in the various academia as guest lecturers for various institution i.e. University Technology of Malaysia (UTM), University Tengku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), UCSI, University Malaysia and Taylor’s University; and a current taskforce member of Construction Industry Law Centre (‘CILC’), a unit under University Science Malaysia (USM).
Mr. El Akra
Djamel is registered as arbitrator with National Commercial Arbitration Center in Cambodia (NCAC), and is a member of the Education and Training Committee of NCAC. Djamel has been practicing in Asia for a decade as in-house counsel and advisor in law firms, handling projects related to energy, project financing, infrastructures, corporate matters, investments, taxation and intellectual property rights. He has been listed in the Legal 500, Southeast Asia GC Powerlist 2017, and have been shortlisted as In-House Lawyer of the Year by the Asian Legal Business in 2017. Djamel has acted as Secretary General of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry France Cambodia (CCIFC), Chairman of the Human Resources Committee of European Chamber of Commerce of Cambodia (EuroCham), Member of the Task Force on Tourism Industry in the Government Private Sector Forum Working Group on Tourism (GPSFWG), as well as member of the Labour advisory Committee (9TH mandate). He is also a lecturer of law.
Ms. Donna Ross
Donna Ross Dispute Resolution
Donna Ross, the principal of Donna Ross Dispute Resolution, is an independent arbitrator, mediator and commercial lawyer. She is admitted to practice in Australia and New York and holds a French civil law degree and is multilingual and multicultural and has a broad-based background in business and technology. In addition to serving as a neutral, Donna advises and acts for clients in deals and disputes in a range of industries, including construction, IT, franchising, licensing, finance, property and the wine industry. Donna is a Fellow of Resolution Institute, a Fellow and faculty member of CIArb. She was named Australasian Arbitrator of the Year in 2020 and Most Influential Lawyer in 2021, and is an Accredited Specialist in Mediation Law and a Doyle’s Guide Leading Mediator. She sits on the advisory board of ArbitralWomen and teaches and presents regularly on arbitration and dispute resolution.
Ms. Dutsadee Dutsadeepanich
ABER Law Group
Dutsadee is a dispute resolution practitioner with more than 10 years’ experience in the fields of cross border litigation and international arbitration experience, including complex commercial & transaction cases, shareholder disputes, construction disputes, international investment laws, infrastructure law, public law and technology law. She regularly represents both multinational and local companies, individuals, as well as government agencies in various courts and arbitration institutions. She is currently a Secretary of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) (Thailand branch), a Regional Representative of International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitration and ADR Forum (ICC YAAF) for South Asia, and on a panel of Arbitrators at Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC), Thai Arbitration Institute (TAI) and Beihai Asia International Arbitration Centre (BAIAC). She frequently shares her expertise as a speaker and visiting lecturer at various organizations and universities, as well as by contributing articles for publications.
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. Elodie has represented clients in commercial and investment arbitrations around the world, 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 has been appointed as sole and presiding arbitrator in over 20 arbitrations (ICC, HKIAC, SIAC, AIAC, KIAC and ad hoc). She is a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the SIAC, HKIAC, AIAC, CRCICA, KCAB, THAC and KIAC. Elodie is admitted to practice in England & Wales (Solicitor-Advocate), and Paris, France. She is a Registered Foreign Lawyer with the Singapore International Commercial Court. Elodie has been named as a leading lawyer for international arbitration by Chambers Asia-Pacific, Legal500, and Who’s Who Legal.
Ms. Emily Lim Yien Li
Herbert Smith Freehills
Emily started her practice in 2019 in the dispute resolution team. Her primary practice is in complex civil and commercial disputes involving contentious debt-recovery claims, contractual and business disputes, land-related matters, insolvency and restructuring of distressed companies and fraud-related claims. Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills, she worked closely with senior counsels and regularly appears in Malaysian courts.
Ms. Esther Ajekiigbe
Olajide Oyewole LLP
Esther Ajekiigbe is an active member of litigation and arbitration practice group in one of the leading law firm in Nigeria. She has actively participated in series of arbitration hearing and obtained award.
Ms. Esther Tan
Zul Rafique & Partners
Esther Tan is a legal associate in the Construction Dispute Resolution practice group in Zul Rafique and Partners. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from the National University of Malaysia. She was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 2014. She is an active member of the Bar Council Arbitration and Construction Law Committee and also the Asian International Arbitration Centre’s Young Practitioner’s Group. Esther’s area of practice is dispute resolution with a primary focus on construction, energy and oil and gas disputes. She is often called upon to provide bespoke advice on various aspects of construction law and has had the privilege of acting for public listed companies and statutory bodies in numerous disputes involving multimillion ringgit contracts around Malaysia and other ASEAN countries. She has acted as counsel/co-counsel in all tiers of the Malaysian Courts and often acts for her clients in adjudication and arbitration proceedings.
Dr. Eva Langerbeck
Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Dr Eva Langerbeck currently works as Deputy Executive Director at the Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry and advises clients on foreign direct investments in Malaysia. She holds a DPhil in Islamic Studies with a focus on Islamic law and halal industries.
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.
Mrs. Giorgiana Tecuci Paltineanu
Tecuci Paltineanu SCPA
Construction lawyer, arbitrator and DB member with over 25 year experience. She is also trained in project management. She is a co-author of two FIDIC accredited modules (‘FIDIC Basic’ and ‘FIDIC in Public’) and a friendly reviewer of the FIDIC 2017 Yellow and 2019 Emerald books. Giorgiana is also a FIDIC internationally accredited trainer. She is a founding partner of the first Romanian construction law firm SCPA Tecuci Păltineanu (2001) providing integrated advice: construction law, related public procurement or EU / MDB financing. She is a member of several professional associations (DRBF, ArbitralWomen, IBA, ARIC a.s.o.), Giorgiana is a DRBF R2 Board Member representing Europe and Romania Country Reprsentative . She sits as an arbitrator and FIDIC national list adjudicator.
Ir. Harbans Singh
HSKS Dispute Resolution Chambers
Ir. Harbans Singh K.S. is a Professional and Chartered Engineer, Chartered Arbitrator, Mediator, and Adjudicator. Called to the Malayan Bar in 1995, he is at the moment however not in active practice as an Advocate and Solicitor. He commenced his career with the Public Works Department (JKR), Malaysia before joining an international German consultancy practice with whom he worked locally and then in Koblenz as a designer, resident engineer and contract administrator. Later, Ir. Harbans served with a local consultancy firm in various professional capacities and presently is heading HSH Consult Sdn. Bhd and HSKS Dispute Resolution Chambers. He is a regular contributor to “The Ingenieur”, “The Malayan Law Journal”, “The Law Review” and other publications and is the recipient of a number of awards including IEM’s Tan Sri Hj. Yusoff Prize for an outstanding Technical Paper (2001), the Cedric Barclay Award and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrator’s Award for the Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration examination (2003). Ir. Harbans is also the author of a series of four books entitled ‘Harbans’ Engineering and Construction Contracts Management’, co-author of “Construction Law in Malaysia”, “Practice and Procedure of Mediation” and “The PAM Contract 2006”, contributor to ‘The Malaysian Standard Precedents and Forms (Vol.N)’ and is a regular speaker at courses/seminars and conferences both locally and internationally.
Ms. Ijeoma Ononogbu
A London based international dispute resolution solicitor and arbitrator.
Sr. Isacc Sunder Rajan Packianathan
Pro Consort Consultancy Sdn Bhd
Isacc Sunder Rajan Packianathan is the Board member of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers UK and Chair of the Malaysian Chapter. He is also a Committee member of the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia and a Committee member of the Sports Law Association of Malaysia. He is the Managing Director of Pro Consort Consultancy Sdn. Bhd., a Chartered Building Surveying, Chartered Building Engineering, Arbitration, Adjudication and Mediation Consultancy practice since 1999. He received his B.Sc(Hons) degree in Housing Building Planning from the University of Science Malaysia in 1985. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers(UK), Malaysian Institute of Arbitration, Malaysian Society of Adjudicators & Quantity Surveyors Institute(UK) and Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia. He is on the Panel of the Asian International Arbitration Centre, Malaysian Institute of Arbitration, Association of International Arbitrators, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, Malaysian Society of Adjudication as Arbitrator , Adjudicator & Mediator. In total, he has 37 years experience in the Construction and Property Development Industry and is an experienced Arbitrator, Adjudicator and Mediator.
Mr. Ish Jain
Regius Legal LLP
Ish Jain is an International Arbitrator presently empanelled as an Arbitrator with more than 24 Arbitration institutes including in the UK, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Russia, British Virgin Islands, Mauritius, and Maldives as well as various High Courts in India. He is a renowned conflict resolution expert with experience in Arbitration cases relating to Technology, Aviation, Maritime and Space law disputes. His repertoire of work covers the length and breadth of ADR matters, including multi-jurisdictional arbitrations in cross-border commercial transactions. He also had diverse experience in transactional as well as litigation matters in the real estate and construction sector, as well as white-collar crime. Ish has been featured as ‘Top Individua Lawyer’ in the Forbes’ Legal Power List 2021 as well as ' ALB India Top Disputes Lawyers, 2022' by Asian Legal Business, Hong Kong.
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 a civil litigation practitioner. His area of work covers contractual and tortious claims, commercial and corporate disputes, land acquisitions, contentious banking litigation, construction disputes and industrial relations. He represents corporations and individual clients at all level of Courts in Malaysia. He contributed to the first edition of the Malaysian Civil Procedure 2015. He was also a mooter back in law school where he participated in various national and international moot competitions. Now, he is frequently invited to judge various moot court competitions at national and international levels including Willem C. Vis Moot in the previous years. He was the Moot Director of the Thomas Philip Novice Arbitration Mooting Competition (NAMCO) in 2016 and 2018.
Mr. Jalalullail Othman
Shook Lin & Bok
Jal Othman is a partner in the corporate and commercial law practice group in Shook Lin & Bok, one of the oldest and largest law firm in Malaysia. Jal works with a team of approximately 20 lawyers advising on corporate and commercial deals, both for onshore and cross border clients. His portfolio of work includes advising on a wide range of corporate mergers and acquisitions, business disposal plans, internal company restructuring and joint ventures and other commercial collaborations. Jal’s involvement in the banking and finance practice group of the Firm provides a firm footing in corporate finance and this effectively compliments his work in the corporate department. Jal is also very much involved in public sector advisory work and has dealings with several governmental ministries, departments and agencies. On the academia front, Jal is a member of the Senate of INCEIF University. After graduating from Queen Mary & Westfield College of the University of London and after completing the Malaysian Bar examinations, Jal commenced his pupilage in Shook Lin & Bok and continued his employment with the Firm, culminating in his admission as a partner in 2001. He continued his progression within the Firm with his elevation as a senior partner of the Firm in 2004.
Mr. Janaka Basuriya
TRIVE Legal Associates
Mr. Jeff Yau Tsun Fung
Jeff has a broad civil practice spanning the areas of commercial disputes, company and insolvency law, land and property, probate and trusts as well as judicial review. He is also developing a practice in international commercial arbitration and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is regularly instructed to appear in various levels of Court in Hong Kong, namely High Court (including the Court of Appeal), the District Court, the Lands Tribunal and arbitral proceedings, whilst also frequently briefed to undertake a wide range of substantial drafting and advisory work. He has experience in handling trials, various interlocutory applications, taxation proceedings as well as statutory appeals. Jeff regularly works as part of a larger team in more complex and high-value matters, which usually involve listed companies, both in Hong Kong and abroad, and cross-border dimensions including choice of law issues and the application of foreign law.
Mr. Jeremiah Ch'ng Khoo Ern
Mr. Jigar Patel
I am an Independent Arbitrator, and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK. I am also legal advisor for Insurance companies, Banks, and corporates for legal work based in Bharuch.
Prof. John CG Lee
Professor LEE C G, John is a certified mediator with the Singapore International Mediation Institute and a chartered arbitrator with the ADR Institute of Canada. He is a trainer in mediation advocacy and arbitration. John serves with the Singapore Ministry of Law, Consumer Association of Singapore, International Chamber of Commerce Singapore, World Intellectual Property Organisation, Zhuhai International Court of Arbitration, China and Thailand Arbitration Centre, Thailand. John area of interest are in international commerce, intellectual property, sustainability and construction. He is an author with over a dozen publications, the most recent book which he co-author is entitled: “ADR: The Future of Dispute Resolution”. In his last full-time employment, John was the CEO of a Chinese State-owned enterprise, a joint venture of China Jilin Government and a subsidiary of Temasek Holding (Singapore Sovereign Fund).
Mr. John Leong
John is a Chartered Quantity & Civil Engineering Surveyor with more than 15 years of experience. He is competent in contract administration and familiar with the major standard forms of contracts and has extensive experience in claims preparation, evaluation, rebuttals, and sur-rebuttals. His work experience also entails advising clients and providing consultancy expertise during the dispute-resolution stage. In addition, he is a qualified and registered Arbitrator in numerous international arbitration institutions such as AIAC, SIAC, DIAC, SCCA, THAC, SHIAC & CIArb-BAS. He is also an RICS Registered Expert Witness and trained Mediator.
Mr. John Lumbantobing
Rifdaan Novarazka & Prabowo
John Lumbantobing is a Partner at Rifdaan Novarazka & Prabowo, Vice Dean at the Faculty of Law, Universitas Katolik Parahyangan, and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). He has represented multinational companies and major Indonesian corporations in court and arbitral proceedings on mining, oil and gas, aviation, environmental and shareholders disputes. Particularly on arbitration, John has advised or represented clients in arbitrations under SIAC and UNCITRAL Rules, as well as in enforcement and annulment proceedings in Indonesian court. John is also a leading academic on Indonesian arbitration law, and he has received appointments as expert witness on Indonesian arbitration law in SIAC and BANI proceedings. His works on arbitration and Indonesian investment treaties have been published among others in the national media and as part of an edited volume by Cambridge University Press as well as Oxford University Press.
Mr. Joseph Liow Wang Wu
Joseph Liow Chambers
Joseph Liow currently practices in Singapore as an independent advocate taking instructions from law firms and specific legal authorities only. He is also an arbitrator, adjudicator, mediator and advocacy trainer. He is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and is a member of the panel of arbitrators under the Asian International Arbitration Centre and the Law Society of Singapore Arbitration Scheme. He has adjudicated over 30 adjudication applications under Singapore's Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act . He is a Principal Mediator with both the Singapore Mediation Centre and the Law Society of Singapore. He is a Vice-Chairman of the Law Society’s Advocacy Committee and serves as a Lead Advocacy Trainer for Singapore graduates seeking to be admitted to the Singapore Bar. In recent years, he has trained aspiring barristers with the General Council of the Bar of South Africa and advocacy trainers from the Bombay Bar Association.
Mr. Joseph Kelly
T J Kelly
I am a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 35 years of experience in construction with over 25 years of experience in Dispute Resolution as an Arbitrator, Mediator, Expert Determiner, Advocacy Assistant, Quantum Expert and Paralegal. I am a Fellow of the CIArb and AIADR and a registered Arbitrator with the CIArb, AAIC, AIADR, SCCA and THAC. I am an Accredited CIArb and AIADR Mediator and an RICS Registered Expert Witness and Determiner.
Mr. Julian Lim
Julian is an English-law qualified lawyer in the Dispute Resolution team at Ashurst, working as an Associate in London before moving to the firm's Singapore office in 2022. He advises large corporate and financial clients in dispute resolution processes, including international arbitration under SIAC and ICC rules. Julian is also a committee member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) Young Practitioners Network (YPN), with a focus on engaging young arbitration practitioners through various events and initiatives.
Mr. Kalaiarasan Rasadurai
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 a Committee Member of the Bar Council's Arbitration & 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 (FMSAdj), Mediator (RICS), Claims Consultant, with a deep technical, construction and project management background. Academic qualifications in law, engineering, and arbitration. Member of the board of the Malaysian CIArb (IGAB) and member of the committee of the Malaysian Society of Adjudicators. Currently based in Malaysia, have worked worldwide.
Ms. Karen Ng Gek Suan
Karen & Partners
Karen Ng Gek Suan is a Partner of Karen, Mak and Partners. She is a Building & Construction lawyer based in Kuala Lumpur. She advises on building & construction contracts and represents clients in all tiers of Courts, Arbitrations, Adjudications and Royal Commission of Enquiry Proceedings. Karen also sits an Arbitrator, Adjudicator and Mediator and is empanelled with the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIARB) and Malaysia Mediation Centre (MMC). She is also the Past Deputy President of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrator (2017-2019); the current International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Young Arbitration & ADR Forum Representative for South Asia; and a Panel Member of AIAC Academy of Tutors. Karen is also a contributor of Law and Practice of Construction Law in Malaysia (2021), CIDB’s Construction Law Reports and CIDB’s Learning from Decided Construction Cases and Commentaries.
Mr. KC Lye
With more than 20 years of experience as a dispute resolution practitioner, KC Lye began his practice as a commercial litigator at the Singapore Bar and later spent many years as the head of the disputes department of a major international firm in Singapore. KC now practices as independent counsel and arbitrator with Breakpoint LLC. He is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, and is on the panel of arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration. KC focuses on international arbitration and has been involved in a wide variety of contested matters in South-East Asia. He handles high-value disputes from a range of industry sectors, including oil and gas, aviation, and commercial fraud. He has represented clients in ICSID, SIAC, ICC and LCIA arbitrations and mediation proceedings in London, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Ms. Kelly Ong
Messrs. Raja, Darryl & Loh
An experienced litigator with a varied portfolio in civil litigation, and a focus in construction & engineering, energy & utilities and oil & gas industries domestically and internationally. Experience involves on-going project advisory work, rendering consultancy and risk management services to Project teams, advisory and drafting of bespoke contracts based on industry standard forms such as PAM, PWD, FIDIC, etc. One of the youngest candidates worldwide to complete and pass the Accelerated Route to Fellowship in International Arbitration and AIAC Certification in Adjudication Course.
Mr. Kenny Chan Yew Hoong
Messrs. Yatiswara, Ng & Chan
Kenny Chan Yew Hoong is a dispute resolution practitioner with more than 10 years’ experience in the fields of Construction Law, Oil and Gas Law, Contract Law, Tort Law, Company Law, Administrative Law and Land Law. He was called to the Malaysian Bar as an advocate and solicitor in 2010. With two other partners, he founded a boutique firm in Kuala Lumpur in 2021, named Messrs Yatiswara, Ng & Chan, specializing in arbitration and litigation. Kenny holds a Master of Laws from the University of London and is an empanelled Adjudicator with the Asian International Arbitration Centre.
Mr. Kevin Chris M. Sese
Aboitiz Power Corporation
At present, Associate General Counsel at Aboitiz Power Corporation. Formerly an Associate at Kapunan & Castilo Law Offices. Has served as judge in the Global and Regional Rounds of the FDI Arbitration Moot, National and Global Memorial Rounds of the Jessup Cup, among others. Has coaced for teams participating in the Jessup, IHL, FDI, WHM, and Stetson moots. Won Best Respondent Memorial, 9th Best Oralist, and 1st Runner Up in the 2018 Jessup Philippine Rounds and attended the 2018 Jessup Global Rounds as Philippine Exhibition Contingent. FDI Alumnus (2016 Global Qualifiers, 22nd Best Oralist, and 2016 Asia Pacific 5th Placer).
Ms. Khuloos Aziz Chawla
Delhi Bar Council
Khuloos is an Advocate and currently pursuing LL.M in Dispute Resolution from Jindal Global Law School, which is one of the elite law schools in India. She has a keen interest in Arbitration, Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration. She has completed her B. Com LLB (Hons.) from Amity Law School Noida, where she was the one of the Batch Toppers. She received a silver medal for securing second position academically and received Best All Round Student Award. She was the President of the Alternative Dispute Resolution society at Amity Law School Noida. Khuloos is a member of various National and International Arbitration organisations.
Ms. Kwong Chiew Ee
Rahmat Lim & Partners
Chiew Ee is a Partner at Rahmat Lim & Partners. Her areas of practice include corporate and commercial disputes, restructuring and insolvency, and environmental, social and governance (ESG). Chiew Ee is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is a Panel Arbitrator at the Thailand Arbitration Center. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from the University of London and a Master of Laws from LSE. Chiew Ee co-authors the book, “Commercial Conflict of Laws in Malaysia” and also teaches international dispute resolution in a Malaysian university. Chiew Ee is the National Rapporteur for Climate Change Litigation at the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia University and the National Consultant of Environmental Law at the UN Environment Programme. Chiew Ee is listed in the ALB’s Rising Stars Malaysia list 2022, and the ALB's Asia 40 under 40 2022, which showcases Asia's top 40 lawyers under the age of 40.
Mr. Lai Sze Ching
Lai Teh Adjudication & Arbitration Chamber PLT
Mr. Lai is currently the Managing Partner of a firm specializing in acting for parties in adjudication and arbitration proceeding and for construction claims and provision of contract management services. He is also the Managing Director of a project management company which provides project management services for engineering and construction projects. He is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIarb), Malaysia Institute of Arbitrators, Malaysia Society of Adjudicators, Asian Institute of Alternate Dispute Resolution (AiADR). He is also a Hononary Fellow of Asean Federation of Engineering Organisation and a Fellow of Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM). He is currently empaneled as adjudicator, arbitrator and mediator in the panel of AIAC, as an arbitrator and mediator of AiADR and also as an arbitrator of IEM. Being an adjudicator and arbitrator, Mr Lai has heard and decided construction disputes in adjudication and arbitration proceedings.
Mr. Lau Zhong Yan
Zhong Yan is the Co-managing Partner of TCC Law and heads the firm’s Corporate and Commercial Dispute Resolution department. He was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2014. His areas of practice focus on corporate and commercial litigation, corporate insolvency, fraud and professional negligence litigation. He has led and conducted a variety of corporate disputes, including, oppression actions, derivative actions, just and equitable winding up and claims against directors for breaches of fiduciary duties. He has also defended clients against regulatory authorities such as Securities Commission and Bursa Malaysia. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the University of Malaya as a Tun Suffian Scholar and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in international commercial and corporate law from Queen Mary University of London as a Chevening scholar.
Mr. Lee Kai Jun
Messrs Wayne Siang, Kai & Co
Lee Kai Jun is an advocate & solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an accredited mediator at RICS and a qualified mediator at IMI. His principal area of legal practice is Construction, Engineering & Energy where he focuses on court litigation, arbitration and statutory adjudication. He read law in the University of Leeds and holds a Professional Diploma in International Arbitration and AIAC Certification in Adjudication.
Ms. Lee Mei Xian
Herbert Smith Freehills
Mei Xian is a Disputes associate in Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, specialising in international arbitration and cross-border disputes. Mei Xian has also appeared at all tiers of the Malaysian Courts and has litigation experience in broad areas of law, in connection with complex civil and commercial disputes, and matters pertaining to contractual, intellectual property, and investment disputes.
Ms. Lee Pay Wen
Messrs. Ricky Tan & Co
Pay Wen is a Senior Associate in the disputes team at Messrs Ricky Tan & Co in Kuala Lumpur. Her practice focuses on construction and commercial disputes. She advises and represents local and international clients on construction and commercial disputes across a range of industries including oil and gas, shipping, construction and engineering.
Ir. Leon Weng Seng
Perunding Majucipta Sdn Bhd
Ir. Leon is a Civil Engineer with a law degree from University of London & a Diploma in Arbitration. He is a professional engineer & an advocate & solicitor (non-practising). He runs a consultancy firm with 42 years of experience in construction contract administration and involved in forensic engineering & investigation of collapsed structures, slopes & fire damaged structures. He acts as expert in courts & arbitration. Ir.Leon is a Fellow & a Chartered Arbitrator, a committee member of the Dispute Resolution Board (IEM), past Chairman (2008-2010) of the CIArb (Malaysia). He regularly lectures and does training in arbitration & sits as arbitrator, adjudicator & mediator in many disputes.
Ir. Leon Weng Seng
Perunding Majucipta Sdn Bhd
Ir. Leon is a Civil Engineer with a law degree from University of London & a Diploma in Arbitration. He is a professional engineer & an advocate & solicitor (non-practising). He runs a consultancy firm with 42 years of experience in construction contract administration and involved in forensic engineering & investigation of collapsed structures, slopes & fire damaged structures. He acts as expert in courts & arbitration. Ir.Leon is a Fellow & a Chartered Arbitrator, a committee member of the Dispute Resolution Board (IEM), past Chairman (2008-2010) of the CIArb (Malaysia). He regularly lectures and does training in arbitration & sits as arbitrator, adjudicator & mediator in many disputes.
Mr. Leong Chee Weng
Messrs. Tuang, Chu & Co
Leong Chee Weng is a Partner with Tuang, Chu & Co, heading the firm's Construction Dispute Resolution and the International Arbitration Practice Group. He was called to the Bar of England & Wales and High Court of Malaya. He regularly represents clients in complex and high-value disputes in all levels of the Malaysian courts, arbitration, mediation and Adjudication under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012. He is often engaged to review and draft various contracts and render practical and constructive advice to clients from both legal and commercial perspectives. Chee Weng works with clients from a wide range of industries including property developers, manufacturers, foreign state-owned companies, suppliers and contractors. He is also the author of numerous publications and a frequent speaker at conferences.
Mr. Lim Tuck Sun
Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff
Ms. Loshini Ramarmuty
Loshini Ramarmuty is a disputes partner in the Construction and Engineering practice group at Skrine and her portfolio focuses on construction litigation, arbitration and adjudication. Loshini advises and represents developers, contractors and consultants on various aspects of construction and engineering projects, from contract administration and project management to dispute avoidance and resolution. She is also experienced in domestic arbitration, arbitration related applications before the Malaysian Courts and litigation concerning construction and engineering contracts. Loshini is the current Vice Chairperson of the Society of Construction Law Malaysia and immediate past chairperson of the Young Members Group of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Malaysia. She is also a Committee Member of the Bar Council Arbitration and Construction Law Committee. Loshini sits as an arbitrator and adjudicator and is empaneled with the AIAC.
Mr. Louis Liaw Vern Xien
Messrs. Chong + Kheng Hoe
I am 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. I have experience advising and representing both employers and employees alike on a variety of employment issues ranging from wrongful dismissals, retrenchment, breach of confidence, to corruption and fraud.
Mrs. Louise Azmi
Louise Azmi was a Barrister in the UK for eleven years until she relocated to Malaysia. Louise was called to the Malaysian Bar in 2019, and now has her own practice in Kuala Lumpur where she undertakes cases involving constitutional and administrative law, environmental law, construction, including oil and gas, and general civil litigation. She is also a door tenant at 2 King’s Bench Walk, London. Louise is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR) and the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIArb). Louise sits as an Adjudicator (AIAC) and Mediator empanelled with SIDREC, Malaysian Mediation Centre (MMC) and AIAC. Louise provided commentaries for the CIDB Construction Law Reports 2017 and 2019, and The Law Review 2018 and 2019. She is co-author of “Mediation Practice and Procedure” (Sweet and Maxwell 2020) and a contributor to “Law and Practice of Construction Law Malaysia” (Sweet and Maxwell 2021).
Ms. Louise Wright
ALAIDAROUS Advocates & Legal Consultants
Louise is called to the Bar of England and Wales and practiced for many years in the UK before relocating to the UAE. Having gained years of experience practicing in the UAE, Louise joined Al Aidarous Advocates and Legal Consultants and is based in their Head Office in Dubai. Louise specialises in common law and is extensively engaged as counsel where common law is applicable. Louise leads parallel proceedings in UK courts and other common law jurisdictions including the DIFC and ADGM Courts. In addition to being a globally recognised international disputes lawyer, Louise accepts appointments to sit as an arbitrator and undertakes international commercial arbitrations as Counsel (DIAC, ADCCAC, LCIA, ICC). Louise teaches the Common Law Certificate Programme at the DIFC Academy and the AIFC Academy and has lectured on the LLM programme at the Middlesex University Dubai. Louise is regularly invited to moderate and speak at conferences and events in the UAE, GCC, and internationally, and on array of topics that include Advocacy, Early Disposal of Claims, Women Empowerment and Equality. Louise has also given television interviews on Women in Construction and International Women’s Day.
Mr. Luis Alberto Martinez King
Angkor Legal SC
Licensed mexican attorney (ITAM, Mexico), Master of Laws in Dispute Resolution (Pepperdine University, U.S.A.), Law Professor at ITAM and ITESM (both in Mexico). Founding partner at Angkor Legal, S.C., former Senior Associate at Santamarina & Steta, S.C., former Senior International Case Counsel at AIAC. Founding member of the YPG AIAC, Co-Chair of the Young practitioners group (CAM/CANACO). 10+ years acting as Vis coach.
Mr. Mak Hon Pan
Karen, Mak & Partners
Mak is a Partner of Messrs. Karen, Mak & Partners. His primary areas of practice include construction law and arbitration. Mak is also the Vice President and a Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, a qualified adjudicator and arbitrator empaneled with the Asian International Arbitration Centre and a Fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Outside of practice, Mak writes regularly and has contributed to the Asian International Arbitration Centre 2019 Standard Form of Building Contracts Manual (2021), Construction Adjudication Reports of Malaysia by Sweet & Maxwell and the Master Builders Journal by Master Builders Association Malaysia.
Ms. Mariam Sherwani
Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan
Miss. Sherwani is a research assistant in the Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan.She joined the prestigious institute in 2021.Previously she had served as lecturer law for the law department of the Federal Urdu University Islamabad in Pakistan for 3 years.She is interested in academia & research & believes that it is only through education that we can progress as a nation.She has previously worked at MTBC- a New Jersey-based healthcare IT company as law officer-in-house counsel.She has received her honors bachelor of laws & master of laws in human rights law from International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan, & is currently pursuing her PhD law from the same university.She has also been an Erasmus Mundus Undergraduate Scholar at the University of Deusto Bilbao, Spain in 2011.She has represented Pakistan as delegate at the Doha Muslim Youth Forum 2019.Besides this, she has also presented her research papers at national & international conferences & has publications on her credit.
Miss Marian Lee Lai Sim
Messrs. Marian Lee & Co
Marian Lee has a Bachelor of Laws from University of Wales Cardiff and a Master of Laws from University of Wales Swansea. She was enrolled as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2002. Marian spent her initial years of legal practice as a litigation lawyer in civil and commercial litigation particularly pertaining to general debt and loan recovery, foreclosure matters and bankruptcy and winding-up proceedings. Currently, Marian practises law at Messrs. Marian Lee & Co which handles legal matters in the conveyance of real properties and those pertains to financing and credit facilities agreements, leases and tenancies agreements, trust deeds, power of attorney and will and estate planning. Now, she is also a PhD scholar at Malaya University researching on Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards for International Commercial Arbitration.
Dr. Mehrdad Mohamadi
Petrochemical Commercial Company International Ltd
Mr. Melvin Ng Yet Ting
Rahmat Lim & Partners
Melvin Ng Yet Ting was admitted as a Barrister-at-Law (Middle Temple) in 2017 and as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2018. His areas of practice are commercial and corporate disputes which routinely involve cross-border elements. Melvin Ng Yet Ting formerly practised at Messrs Rahmat Lim & Partners, and is now practising at D&P Law Group (March 2023). He is one of the co-authors of the practitioners' text "Commercial Conflict of Laws in Malaysia.
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. Mohammad Ismail Shahid
Mr. Ismail Shahid is Partner of Lex Ferghana. He holds LLM and LLB (Hons.) degrees from International Islamic University, Islamabad. His area of expertise are Banking, Financial Institution, Insurance and Aviation. Mr. Ismail is a licensed advocate from Afghanistan Independent Bar Association and Bar of other Countries beside membership of International Bar Association. Mr. Ismail is lecturer at faculty of Law in Salam University Kabul, he has been teaching different law subjects since 2013.Mr. Ismail is member of ICC- Afghanistan, ADR Commission and Arbitrator in Afghanistan Commercial Dispute Center. Mr. Shahid is member of Charter Institute of Arbitrators. Mr. Ismail participated in many international legal conferences on ICC, ADR and Arbitration in UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Turkey, UAE, Georgia, Russia, Japan, Hong Kong, Bahrain and Cyprus. Mr. Ismail is arbitrating national Vis moots in Afghanistan and he was as arbitrator in Pre-Moot Bahrian and East Moot Hong Kong and national moot in Sri Lanka.
Mr. Moses Wanki Park
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.
Ms. Nereen Kaur Veriah
Messrs. Christopher & Lee Ong
Nereen is a litigation and alternative dispute resolution lawyer who specializes in building and construction disputes. She is also an empaneled arbitrator with several arbitration centers including the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), the Thailand Arbitration Centre (THAC), the Russian Arbitration Center and the Maldives International Arbitration Centre (MIAC). She regularly receives appointments as arbitrator, particularly in respect of building and construction disputes. Nereen is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIArb), the national arbitration body of Malaysia, where she served as the Honorary Secretary for the 2019/2021 term of office. Nereen successfully completed her Masters with Queen Mary University of London in International Arbitration in November 2021.
Ms. Nikita Jayesh Banatwala
Bird and Bird ATMD, Singapore
I am Nikita Jayesh Banatwala, a French-speaking, India-qualified lawyer enrolled with the Bar Council of India and State Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa. I am currently pursuing an LL.M in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution at National University of Singapore. In 2020, completed my B.A. LL. B (Hons.) from India Law Society's Law College, Pune, India. During my undergraduate study, I studied electives focusing on arbitration and commercial laws. I also represented ILS in national moots such as K.K. Luthra Moot Court Competition, UPES Dr. Paras Diwan International Energy Law Competition, and international moot- Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition. Upon graduation, for 2 years I practiced as Counsel before the Hon'ble Bombay High Court in various civil and commercial litigation and arbitration matters. Currently, alongside my LL.M, I am working as an intern with the dispute resolution department of Bird & Bird ATMD at their Singapore office.
Ms. Norliza Binti Rasool Khan
Liza Khan Chambers
NORLIZA RASOOL KHAN is founder and partner of Liza Khan Chambers with 23 years experience in Corporate and Commercial dispute resolution. She sits as arbitrator and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, the Asian International Arbitration Centre and the Asian International Alternate Dispute Resolution Centre. Currently the Co- chair of the Malaysian Bar’s Arbitration Committee and the Deputy Co-Chair of the Malaysian Bar’s Women’s Right Committee, she served on the bar council in 2018-2019 and was past chair of the KL Bar’s Gender Diversity and Equality Committee. A mentor and member of the Association of Women Lawyers. Norliza sits as Non-Executive Independent Director in RedOne Holdings Berhad, IFCA MSC Berhad and Innity Corporation Berhad and is on the Board of Voice of the Children Sdn Bhd, a child advocacy ngo. A mother of four, she is a yoga alliance yoga coach and an ardent horse rider.
Mr. Ooi Jia Liang
Messrs Willie Ong & JL Ooi
Jia Liang is an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He is a Partner of Messrs. Willie Ong & JL Ooi, where he helms its Kuala Lumpur branch office. His practice areas are focused on banking, contract, employment and industrial relations, land, strata management and tortious actions. Jia Liang presently serves as a Co-Director in the Kuala Lumpur Bar Young Lawyers Committee (2022/23), and is a Member of the Bar Council Legal Profession Committee (2022/23), the National Young Lawyers and Pupils Committee (2022/23) and the Law Reform and Special Areas Committee (2022/23). He also sits in the Young Lawyers and Pupils Committee (2022/23) of the Penang Bar Committee. Jia Liang has been a part of the Organising Committee of the Kuala Lumpur Bar – Lincoln’s Inn Alumni Association of Malaysia Moot Court Competition since 2019 and he regularly sits as a Moot Judge in various Moot Competitions.
Dr. Ooi Ui Joo (Irwin)
Universiti Teknologi MARA
Professor Dr Irwin Ooi Ui Joo is currently the Head of the Centre for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution at the Faculty of Law, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). 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. He is the author of multiple volumes of Halsbury Laws of Malaysia on various aspects of Maritime, Shipping, Transport and Insurance Law. He has been consulted by various Ministries, multinational companies and international organisations (such as the OECD, ASEAN, ARISE Plus and UNESCAP) on maritime, shipping, trade and competition law issues. In addition to his involvement on the Editorial Boards of several international law and maritime business journals, Dr Ooi finds the time to write web articles for the Internatiomal Malaysian Society of Maritime Law (IMSML) and also contribute as the Head Coach of UiTM’s various Moot Teams.
Mr. Pawan Kumar
Assistant Professor, School of Law, Bennett University, Greater Noida, India.
Mr. Philippe Girard-Foley
Maître Philippe Girard-Foley is a member in good standing of the Paris Bar from France, dual-trained in civil law and common law (Sorbonne in France and Penn Carey Law school in the US) and dual-experienced in both types of jurisdiction. He has more than 30 years of working in Asia, covering the whole of the Indo Pacific Region and PR China. A resident of Malaysia (not practicing), he feels privileged for being appointed on both the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ panels of the Asia International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) in Kuala Lumpur. Philippe has undergone formal training in international commercial arbitration with CIArb Australia in Sydney and in mediation with the Resolution Institute of Australia under the Australian National Mediator Accreditation System. He is a a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and a fully accredited Foreign Lawyer with the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC).
Mr. Rafael Roman Cruz
Fraser Law Company
Rafael Roman Cruz is a Philippine-qualified lawyer and registered foreign lawyer in Vietnam. He is currently engaged with the Fraser Law Company in Ho Chi Minh City, where he focuses his practice on arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. Rafael has experience in both disputes and transactional work, bringing both perspectives together to provide a risk management approach in advising clients. He has appeared in domestic, international arbitration, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. He began his practice in the Manila office of an international law group. He is a member of the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators, having previously served on the board, and the ySIAC. Rafael competed at the 14th Vis East, where he captained the Ateneo de Manila team, which broke into the Vis East’s Top 16. Still active with the Vis East Moot and the MAA, in the moots that followed, Rafael has since returned as a coach for Ateneo, as well as an arbitrator.
Mr. Rahul Kumar
Rahul is an Advocate working with the disputes Team of Sarvada Legal. His area of expertise lies in Arbitration, Mediation, contractual disputes, and Taxation. Rahul has been extensively published with reputed journals/blogs on arbitration.
Raja Muhammad Zulqarnain
Messrs. K K Lim
Zulqarnain is a 2nd year legal associate in Messrs. K K Lim. He deals with civil litigation cases which ranges from contractual and tortious claims to commercial disputes as well as judicial reviews. Back in Universiti Teknologi MARA, he was the President of the Moot Club and participated in various competitions including LAWASIA 2017 and the 1st ICC-KLRCA Vis Pre-Moot 2017. In 2022, he was given the opportunity to arbitrate in the Arbitration Centre of IRAN Chamber (ACIC) Vis Pre-Moot.
Mr. Raja Nadhil Aqran
Nadhil is a litigator with experience across a wide range of practice areas including commercial, civil, aviation and land disputes, with specialisation in fraud and asset recovery. He regularly handles disputes at all tiers of Malaysian courts for trials, appeals and interlocutory applications, including for stay applications, enforcement proceedings as well as contempt proceedings. Nadhil obtained his LL. B (Hons) from the International Islamic University of Malaysia in 2016, where he was awarded the Overall Best Oralist for the National Round of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition 2016. Nadhil continues to remain active in mooting activities in various capacities. He has helped coached his juniors to prepare for several different competitions. He was part of a team which organised a mooting workshop at his alma mater in March 2019, where he presented on “Conducting Research & Developing Written Submissions”. Additionally, he has judged in several mooting competitions including the Cyber Law Mooting Competition (CLMC) in 2017 and 2019, the 15th and 16th Malaysian National Round of the International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition in 2018 and 2019 respectively, the Novice Arbitration Mooting Competition (NAMCO) 2019, Ahmad Ibrahim Internal Moot Competition 2019.
Ms. Ramiila L Quinto
Ocampo and Suralvo Law Offices
Ramiila holds a Master of Laws degree in International Economic and Business Law from Kyushu University. She also holds a Master of Laws degree in International Corporate and Business Law from Ateneo de Manila University Graduate School of Law. She earned her Bachelor of Laws degree from San Beda University-Manila. She is a Senior Associate at Ocampo and Suralvo Law Offices. She is handling corporate housekeeping, litigation, due diligence, real property transactions, labor and employment engagements of the firm.
Mr. Rangon Choudhury
Rangon Choudhury is an Independent Litigation and Arbitration practitioner based out of New Delhi and Guwahati, India. Rangon's area of expertise is commercial litigation, domestic and international arbitration and constitutional law. Prior to starting his own practice, Rangon worked with Indian law firms like Kachwaha and Partners and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, New Delhi in their international arbitration teams. Rangon has been closely associated with the Vis Moot since 2018. He has participated in the Vis Moot as an oralist, coach and arbitrator.
Mr. Revantha Sinnetamby
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
I have double-majored in Law and Mechanical Engineering. My main interest are mainly environmental and energy issues. I have had the privilege to act an arbitrator at last year's AIAC Premoot.
Mr. Robert Turnbull
Slaughter and May
Robert Turnbull is an established arbitration practitioner, having acted as counsel and tribunal secretary. He is dual-qualified in England and Australia. His experience includes: Barrister at the Australian Bar, Associate at Slaughter and May in London, and Solicitor at Clayton Utz in Sydney. He previously served as Tribunal Secretary to Prof Doug Jones AO, and Tipstaff to the Hon Justice Bergin of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
Dr. Roy Goh, JP (U.K)
Google Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Dr Roy Goh is a published author and a dispute resolution lawyer by training, with more than some 15 years of commercial business experience. Roy possesses extensive diversified qualifications in business and law. Roy specialized areas include, Intellectual Property Practice, ASEAN +6 Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Practice, Trade and Investment in Asia, Capital Market Practice, Banking and Finance Practice and Cross-border Negotiation. Roy is appointed international arbitrator and mediator on the panel of leading Chinese, Indian, and Thai international arbitral centres, and he also serves as an accredited mediator with the Consumers Association of Singapore. In 2019, Roy was admitted as a member of the European Court of Arbitration and also appointed Justice of Peace (U.K) in 2021 subsequently.
Mr. Ryan Cheong Kah Zhi
Messrs MahWengKwai & Associates
Ryan Cheong is an associate with MahWengKwai & Associates. Ryan graduated with Bachelor of Law (Hons) from the University of Reading, UK, in 2018. Ryan then completed his Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at City University, London and was called to the Bar of England and Wales (Middle Temple). Ryan then commenced his pupillage under the tutelage of Dato' MahWengKwai and was called shortly thereafter. Ryan's main area of practice is in general litigation, construction litigation, adjudication and arbitration.
Mr. Satvinder Singh
KLCC Property Holdings Berhad
Mr Satvinder Singh is currenty the head of corporate legal services in KLCC Property Holdings Berhad, the property arm of PETRONAS. Mr Satvinder Singh is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) UK, and empanelled as an arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator with the AIAC. He has Masters in Business Engineering (International Construction Law and Practices) from University of Stuttgard, Germany and LL.B (Hons) from University of London.
Dr. S. Nadarajah
S. Nadarajah & Co
Dr. Nadarajah is an Advocate & Solicitor, who brings hands on construction industry and engineering knowledge to practice, having worked as an Engineer before. He sees the commercial and practical risks and business 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, amongst others, 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 a suite of works contracts for infrastructure works, including for one of the largest projects in Malaysia, the KL “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 an Arbitrator (sole and presiding), Adjudicator (in construction disputes), and, has also delivered a final and binding Expert Determination for AIAC’s first such appointment (for an ad hoc matter).
Ms. Sameera Hassan
Messrs. Kevin Prakash
Advocate and Solicitor in Kuala Lumpur focusing on building contracts and construction disputes. Member of the Editorial Board for Standard Form of Building Contracts Compared (2022) published by Lexis Nexis, and Secretariat Board for the International Statutory Adjudication Expert Committee led by Professor Chow Kok Fong, Singapore.
Ms. Samrith Kaur
Samrith Sanjiv & Partners
Samrith Kaur is a Fellow of the CIArb UK, MIArb, Society of Construction Law and Malaysian Society of Adjudicators. She was past VC of the CIArb, KL Branch (2012-2014) and currently the President of Sports Law Association Malaysia (2020-2023). She was appointed as a panel of three-member arbitrators for the first time in the history of the SEA Games during the 29th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur in 2017. Samrith is a Certified Mediator, Arbitrator and Adjudicator. She is on the panel of Bar Council Malaysian Mediation Centre, Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Asian International Arbitration Centre , SIDREC, Thai Arbitration Centre and Domain Name Dispute Resolution Panellist with AIAC and ADNDR Centre in HK. Samrith delivers talks and lectures to professional bodies and is also actively involved in providing training to several professional bodies on ADR. She has co-authored a handbook on Practice & Procedure of Mediation and published several articles in law journals.
Mr. Sam Song
Squire Patton Boggs (MEA) LLP
Ms. Saniza Othman
Family and Castle Limited
Lawyer by training with a multifaceted legal career in London and Hong Kong. I manage a portfolio of real estate and work in the area of alternative dispute resolution. I am passionate about giving back to the community in the areas of arts and culture, education and business chamber activities. https://www.linkedin.com/in/saniza/
Ms. Sarah Yong Li Hsien
Sarah Yong & Co
Sarah Yong Li Hsien is a litigation lawyer practicing in Kuala Lumpur specialising in construction law disputes and advisory for intellectual property, personal data protection and cyberlaws. She hails from Ipoh. She is also the founder of Sarah Yong & Co. She is currently the Co-Chairperson of the Bar Council’s National Young Lawyers & Pupils Committee, the IT, Innovation and Future in Technology Committee, as well as the Co-Deputy Chairperson of the Cyberlaws Committee. Sarah is also one of the youngest nationally-elected members of the Bar Council for the terms 2022/23 and 2023/24.
Datin Savithiri S Ganesan
Messrs Savi Ganesan & Co.
Datin Savithiri S Ganesan graduated from University of London with a LL.B. (Hons) in Law and was called to the English Bar as an Utter Barrister of Lincoln's Inn. As an Advocate & Solicitor, she has been in active practice since April 1991 and is the sole proprietor of the firm of Messrs Savi Ganesan & Co. handling civil, commercial and corporate litigation representing leading companies. She later graduated with a LL.M. degree from University Malaya and went on to complete 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 a Fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternate Dispute Resolution Centre. Datin Savithiri has been an Arbitrator in the several moots held by AIAC spanning over 10 years.
Mr. Selvanathan Subramaniam
Lawyer, Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Mediator
Dr. Shahrizal M Zin
Universiti Teknologi Mara
Dr. Shahrizal M Zin FCIArb, FAIADR, FMIArb is a legal academic and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practitioner. He read law at the University of Malaya as a Public Service Department scholarship recipient. He graduated with LLM from the University of Malaya and held a Ph.D. from Monash University, Australia. He has been awarded a diploma in International Commercial Arbitration (DipICArb) from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) UK and admitted as a fellow since 2016. He is the author of several publications, among others, Common Issues in Malaysian Adjudication: Guide to CIPAA 2012, Cases and Materials (LexisNexis, 2020), and ‘Reappraising Access to Justice: A Critical Review on State Recourse to Counterclaim’ in Alan Anderson and Ben Beaumont, ISDS: Reform, Replace or Status Quo (Wolters Kluwer, 2020). He is currently acting as a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University Technology MARA (UiTM).
Ms. Shanti Abraham
Ms. Sharmila Ravindran
Sharmila Ravindran established Messrs Ravindran in 2011. She graduated from the University of London (External) in 2001 and completed her Certificate of Legal Practice in 2002 and was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2004. She is an Accredited Adjudicator with the Asian International Arbitration Centre. She is also a member of the Disciplinary Committee (Advocates & Solicitors Disciplinary Board, Malaysia). She has provided commentaries for the CIDB Construction Law Reports 2017, 2018, 2020 and has contributed to Lexis Nexis and other publications throughout her career as a litigator. She is an active speaker and frequently gives talks and attends talks and conferences as a panel speaker on a wide variety of legal as well as diversity issues. Her portfolio covers a wide range of areas including corporate advisory, contracts, commercial litigation, arbitration & adjudication in shipping and maritime, construction and engineering insolvency. She is one of the founding members of Lean in Malaysia and currently sits as an Advisor on the Board of Lean in Malaysia. She is a member of the Women’s Aid Organisation and the Association of Women Lawyers. She was the past Chairperson of the Gender Equality and Diversity Committee for 2 terms under the Kuala Lumpur Bar. She was named by Southeast Asian Women.Org a platform powered by YSEALI, as one of the women leaders who have contributed to the field of Government & Law.
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.
Mr. Shaun Tan
Rosli Dahlan Saravana & Partners
Ms. Shruti Khanijow
Mr. Siddarth Jain
Messrs Saraf & Partners
Mr. Siddharth Jain is an associate at a leading law firm in India, Saraf & Partners where he is part of the Litigation and Arbitration team. He obtained his B.B.A LL.B degree from National Law University, Odisha, where he graduated as among the top three students in his batch. His team secured the second runners-up position in the 4th Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot. He was also an oralist at the 16th Willem. C. Vis. International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Hong Kong where his team received Honourable mentions for the Best Memoranda for Claimant and Respondent. He was also adjudged as the 3rd Best speaker at the 3rd AIAC Pre-Moot. His keen interest in Dispute resolution led him to establish the ADR Board in college and has been an active participant in several national and international ADR competitions. Siddharth has several publications under his name in both national and international journals, including INSOL International and AIADR.
Mr. Siddarth Sachar
Siddharth Sachar, a 2017 graduate from Symbiosis Law School worked initially in a reputed law firm in Delhi. After gaining experience, Siddharth today is a multi-faceted litigator having his independent practice in Delhi. He has been engaged in a number of cases before various fora ranging from the Supreme Court of India, High Courts, and subordinate courts to tribunals such as NCLT and NCLAT. He has handled a whole gamut of legal matters in the field of corporate, civil, company law, consumer, intellectual property laws, arbitration, and general litigation. He has significant experience in domestic and international arbitration and has conducted proceedings emanating from arbitral proceedings. In his insolvency practice, Siddharth is actively engaged in mandates involving default enforcement and restructuring under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 and regularly appears before the National Company Law Tribunal and the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal. Siddharth has extensive experience in advising and representing clients with respect to disputes involving work contracts, tenders etc of Indian as well as foreign parties. He is handling litigation of banks and various government insurance companies across all courts and forums. Siddharth is an ardent writer and has co-authored several papers on international law and one of his papers on Law of the Sea and Privacy” is published in the book titled “Issue and Challenges of Public International Law” by Universal.
Mr. Siew Ka Wai
Lee Hishamuddin Allen & Gledhill
Siew Ka Wai is an Associate within the Construction, Engineering, Projects, Infrastructure and International Arbitration Practice Group of LHAG. His work portfolio primarily focuses on complex construction disputes, adjudication proceedings initiated under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012, and arbitration proceedings. He is also an accredited mediator with the Malaysian International Mediation Centre (MIMC).
Ms. Srika Selvam
Chambers of Avneesh Garg
Srika Selvam, an evolving legal practitioner certified by Bar Council of India possess enriching experience in versatile domains of law from Supreme Court of India, Delhi High Court, Madras High Court & various other tribunals including high profile exposure to Maritime Law and Arbitration and cases at Delhi International Arbitration Centre. As an evolving arbitrator in distinguished fora across the globe, she also attained high repute in being a meticulous mentor. In the march of making a concrete contribution to academic research & legal writing, she heads up publishing prolific articles & research papers in reputed journals & publications. She holds Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Engineering (CS) and Master of Business Administration(Corporate Management).She is honoured with various awards for transformational social activities. Her works demonstrate the quest in exploring the frontiers of law with ultimate objective of making a path-breaking contribution to the legal profession.
Mr. Surinder Kumar Kalra
Mastercube IoT LLP
Expertise: Arbitration & Mediation: I have expertise in complex commercial and investment disputes in both common law and civil law systems under the UNCITRAL- NY Convention, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID“) Rules, DIS Rules, FIDIC Rules, Singapore Convention. I have handled more than 2,000 domestic and international assignments. Expertise: Others: Forensic Accounting, Smart Contracts, NFTs and Block Chain. (hk)
Ms. Tan Hui Wen
Ms. Tan Wei Li
Wei Li is an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya, currently practising as a dispute resolution lawyer at Skrine. She has experience in fraud, construction, corporate & commercial and strata & land disputes. She has represented clients in complex and high-value disputes at all levels of the Malaysian courts and adjudication proceedings pursuant to the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012. She has been serving as a Member in the Malaysian Bar Council Law Reform & Special Areas Committee since 2021. She had also served as a Member in the Malaysian Bar Council IT, Innovation & Future in Technology Committee and Law Reform & Special Areas Committee for the 2021/2022 term, as well as the Kuala Lumpur Bar Practice Reform Committee and Kuala Lumpur Bar Civil Practice & Court Liaison Committee for the 2020/2021 term.
Mr. Terence Loh
Terence practice is focused on construction & engineering, energy & utilities and oil & gas industries. Terence has appeared at all levels of the Malaysian Court system, and in domestic and international arbitrations as counsel. Terence is also a Fellow of CIArb and he is on the AIAC Panel of Arbitrators and Adjudicators, actively sitting as arbitrator and adjudicator in his practice area.
Mr. Thenesh Anbalagan
Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnersip
Thenesh Anbalagan is a practising lawyer in RDS Partnership. He graduated top of his class from the National University of Malaysia (UKM) with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours (Distinction) and is the recipient of the coveted Tun Abdul Razak award conferred by UKM in recognition of his outstanding academic and co-curricular achievements. Thenesh represented UKM in various domestic and international moot competitions. In 2021, he captained UKM’s Jessup Team in their debut season at the international rounds of the prestigious Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition where his team was awarded the Hardy C. Dillard Best Combined Memorial Award by ranking 25 out of 570 teams and the Best Overall Responded Side Award by ranking 14 out of 570 teams globally. In addition to that, Thenesh emerged as the top 100 best individual oralists of the preliminary rounds. Recently, Thenesh co-authored the moot problem of the 17th LAWASIA International Moot Competition 2022.
Mr. Thomas Shaun Mathews
Ms. Threcy Joboy Lawrence
Messrs Saraf & Partners
Ms. Threcy Lawrence is an associate at a premiere law firm in India, Saraf & Partners where she is part of the Litigation and Arbitration team. She obtained her B.A.LL.B (Hons) degree from National Law University, Delhi where she graduated as a gold medalist. Threcy was a member of the team that reached octa finals at the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot, and was ranked third globally. She was also an oralist at the 26th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration, Vienna. She has mentored several teams from her alma mater, including the contingent that reached semi-finals at the 28th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration, Vienna. Prior to joining the firm, Threcy had interned with HKIAC where she helped with case management and legal research. She has also assisted eminent practitioners in the field, including Prof. Julien Chaisse. She actively publishes in different forums and is a founding editor of the blog, Investment and Commercial Arbitration Review.
Ms. Thulasy Suppiah
Law Office of Suppiah
Mr. Tommy Lim
Tommy Lim is a commercial litigator and his work focuses on commercial litigation and Arbitration. His portfolio of dispute resolution work involves a wide variety of commercial and civil disputes and domestic arbitration. He has appeared at all tiers of the Malaysian Courts. He acts for clients in various industries in a broad range of commercial disputes involving contractual disputes, breach of trust, fraud and asset recovery actions, banking and finance and insolvency matters. He also has civil litigation experience in land law, probate, defamation and insurance disputes.
Mr. Tony Dymond
Debevoise & Plimpton
Tony Dymond is a partner in the London and Hong Kong offices of Debevoise & Plimpton, where he is Co-Chair of the firm’s Asia Arbitration practice. His practice focuses on complex, multijurisdictional disputes, in both litigation and arbitration. Mr. Dymond has advised clients in a wide range of jurisdictions, having spent the last 20 years in London, Hong Kong and Seoul. He is widely acknowledged as a leading lawyer in high-value disputes arising from large-scale projects, particularly in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Mr. Dymond has advised on some of the largest, most complex, market-shaping disputes in these sectors. He also regularly acts on shareholder and joint venture disputes and on corporate governance disputes. He has appeared in arbitrations under the principal arbitration rules and in the English and Hong Kong courts. Mr. Dymond is consistently recognised by the legal directories as a leader in his field. The Legal 500 says his “knowledge, attention to detail, rigour and, above all, intelligence sets him apart.
Mr. Vedanta Rajesh Vishwakarma
Oon & Bazul LLP (Singapore)
I am Vedanta Vishwakarma, an India-qualified lawyer, currently pursuing an LL.M at the National University of Singapore. I completed my BA.LL.B (Hons.) from Gujarat National Law University, India, graduating in 2022, and have enrolled with the Bar Council of Gujarat. At NUS Law, I am studying subjects such as International Commercial Arbitration and SIAC & Institutional Arbitration, amongst other modules. I have also represented my undergraduate college (GNLU) at the 7th NLUO International Maritime Arbitration Moot, 2020 which was organised in association with the Institute for International Shipping and Trade Law, Swansea University (UK). The problem was based on a cargo damage claim and had to be arbitrated using the LMAA rules. I am currently working as an intern at Oon & Bazul LLP, Singapore, with the Dispute Resolution team. My areas of interest include International Arbitration and Maritime Law, coupled with the offshore and commodities.
Mr. Venkataraghavan Ramadurai
C Cubed Consultants Limited
Venkat has over 37 years of experience in every aspect of Engineering and Construction projects across various GCC counties and Asia in several major contracts. Venkat acts as an arbitrator/Subject Matter Independent Expert in adjudicating construction disputes related to infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Energy and other commercial projects. Besides acting as a neutral expert he also acts as party appointed Expert in several arbitrations. Besides tutoring International Arbitration Modules at CIArb, Venkat has been invited to provide guest lectures at British University Dubai, Indian Institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Management (prestigious educational institutions in India) for their Master level courses in Construction law and management. Venkat has been regularly writing in several magazines related to construction and dispute resolution and his papers have been published in leading construction and arbitration journals. Venkat is an experienced trainer too.
Vishnu is an associate at Skrine with experience working with clients through his year in the Exeter Law Clinic and throughout his career. He has recently been granted an LLM (Distinction), for a thesis on retention of title clauses and digital sale of goods in English law. Further, he has achieved membership with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has a proven track record in his educational pursuits, awards and scholarships. These evidence his ability to apply himself effectively and efficiently. Vishnu’s experience throughout pupillage and his academic pursuits has given him exposure to a wide variety of practice areas, including fraud, aviation, landlord and tenant, contract, tort, civil litigation and procedure, arbitration and construction. These experiences have made him an adaptable and driven professional for any matter he works on.
Mr. Wael Ghadban
Expert Witness with duties of studding, analyzing, investigating construction disputes then forward professional expert witness report to the Court with the possibility to attend court hearing in defense of the report.
Mr. William Patrick McPhilamy, III
Law and Mediation Office of W. Patrick McPhilamy, III
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.).
Mrs. Wisal Nema Hameed
Alturath Engineering Consultant
FCIArb, Civil Engineering, Claims Consultant, Delay Analyst, listed Arbitrator with Dubai International Islamic Center for Reconciliation and Arbitration, Ajman Center for Arbitration.
Mr. Yang Ing Loong
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Ing Loong Yang is a highly respected international arbitration and cross-border disputes specialist across Asia and internationally. He is recognized as one of the foremost and top tier international arbitration and cross-border disputes practitioners in Hong Kong in Chambers Greater China 2022, Chambers Global 2022, Who’s Who Legal Global Leader Arbitration 2022, Who’s Who Legal National Leader Mainland China & Hong Kong SAR Arbitration 2021, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022, and GAR 100 2021. His experience includes representing clients in international arbitrations under the rules of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, International Court of Arbitration, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, and the Hong Kong Courts.