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YSIAC is proud to introduce its Committee Members.

The Co-Chairs of the YSIAC Committee are Ms Koh Swee Yen of WongPartnership LLP and Mr Ankit Goyal of Allen and Gledhill LLP.

The other 17 Committee Members are private practice lawyers under the age of 40 from local and international firms and in-house counsel from multi-national companies based in Singapore, various other countries in Asia and further afield.

No. Name Law Firm Position Country
1. Ankit Goyal
Allen & Gledhill LLP Partner Singapore
2. Koh Swee Yen
WongPartnership LLP Partner Singapore
3. Darius Chan Norton Rose Fulbright (Asia) LLP Senior Associate Singapore
4. Simon Dunbar King & Spalding (Singapore) LLP Partner Singapore
5. Yuet Min Foo Drew Napier LLC Associate Director Singapore
6. Sapna Jhangiani Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore Pte. Ltd Legal Director Singapore
7. Avinash Pradhan Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP Partner Singapore
8. Kabir Singh Clifford Chance Pte Ltd Counsel Singapore
9. Melissa Thng Rodyk & Davidson LLP Partner Singapore
10. Madhur Baya Lex Arbitri Founder, Principal India
11. Christopher Boog Schellenberg Wittmer Pte Ltd Partner Switzerland / Singapore
12. Kailee Lingard BHP Billiton Iron Ore Vice President Litigation Australia
13. Aoi Inoue Anderson Mori & Tomotsune Special Counsel Japan
14. Andi Kadir Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners Partner Indonesia
15. Hu Ke King & Wood Mallesons Senior Associate China
16. Jonathan Lim Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP Associate UK (London)
17. Sue Hyun Lim Bae Kim & Lee LLC Partner Korea
18. Alberto Ravell ConocoPhillips Co. Senior Legal Counsel USA (Houston, Texas)
19. Rena Rico-Pamfilo Seawood Resources, Inc. Chief Legal Counsel Philippines

ankit_goyal Ankit is a Partner at Allen & Gledhill and his practice areas cover litigation and international arbitration in Asia, with a focus on India.

Prior to joining Allen & Gledhill, Ankit was a lawyer in the Hong Kong office of an international law firm. From 2009 to 2012, Ankit was Head (South Asia) and Counsel at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) where he supervised the administration of approximately 150 arbitrations. In addition to leading the establishment of SIAC’s representative office in Mumbai, Ankit was also responsible for expanding the use of arbitration among many of the largest international and domestic companies in India.

Ankit graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LLM in 2009 and the Panjab University, Chandigarh with an LLB in 2004.

swee_yen Swee Yen is a Partner in WongPartnership LLP, and has an active practice in complex litigation and international arbitrations under the major institutional rules, including ICSID, ICC, ICDR, SIAC and UNCITRAL. Her practice encompasses a wide spectrum of cross-border matters, including many corporate, commercial, energy, international sales, trade and investment disputes.

Swee Yen graduated with First Class Honours from the National University of Singapore, and had previously served as a Justices' Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of Singapore. She was also selected to be placed on the Supreme Court’s Young Amicus Curiae list in 2009 and 2010.

darius_chan Darius specialises in international arbitration, where he has been involved in numerous arbitrations as counsel or secretary under all major institutional rules. Previously based in London, Darius is qualified in Singapore, New York and England & Wales. He is an arbitrator on the SIAC reserve panel.

Darius is bilingual in English and Mandarin, and holds a certification in Japanese. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of International Arbitration, and his writing on arbitration has been cited by the Singapore Court of Appeal.

Darius holds a LL.B. (First Class) from National University of Singapore, and a LL.M. in international arbitration with distinction from New York University. He teaches arbitration at Singapore Management University.

simon_dunbar Simon is a Partner in King & Spalding's Singapore office and a member of the firm's International Arbitration group.

Simon has been practising for approximately 10 years, predominantly in Singapore. He has acted in dozens of international arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, HKIAC, SIAC and UNCITRAL Rules, as well as in ad hoc proceedings, arising from energy, construction, M&A, joint venture and general commercial disputes. These arbitrations have involved a variety of applicable laws, venues and subject matters, with a particular focus on Asia.

In addition to his work as counsel, Simon has been appointed as an arbitrator in ICC, SIAC and ad hoc arbitrations.

foo_yuet_min Yuet Min is an Associate Director of Drew & Napier LLC. She graduated with First Class Honours from the National University of Singapore in 2006, and represented the University in the prestigious Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Before joining Drew & Napier in 2008, she was a Justices’ Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Singapore. She was also appointed to the Supreme Court’s Young Amicus Curiae Scheme in 2010 and 2011.

Yuet Min has an active arbitration practice. Many of her matters involve SIAC and ICC arbitrations. She has also conducted a bilingual international arbitration under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Yuet Min has a keen interest in pro bono work, and speaks English, Mandarin, Malay and the Hokkien dialect.

sapna_jhangiani Sapna graduated from Oxford University in 1997, and commenced practice as a barrister in England in 2001. She joined Clyde & Co in Dubai in 2006, and relocated to Singapore in September 2011. She holds a diploma in international commercial arbitration from Queen Mary University, London, and graduated with distinction.

Sapna is a legal director at Clyde & Co Clasis in Singapore and a member of the firm's dispute resolution practice. She has been involved in over 50 arbitrations as Counsel or arbitrator. As Counsel, she has managed cases spanning a number of industry sectors under local and international arbitration rules, including the LCIA, ICC, SIAC and SCMA. As arbitrator, she has received appointments from the DIAC, SIAC and ICC.

avinash Avinash is a Partner with Rajah & Tann in Singapore and its associate firm in Malaysia, Christopher & Lee Ong.

Avinash’s practice encompasses a broad spectrum of commercial and corporate disputes. He has substantial experience of international arbitrations administered by the SIAC, the ICC and the KLRCA, and he regularly appears in the Supreme Court of Singapore. He has particular expertise in construction, engineering, oil & gas, joint venture and shareholder disputes. Avinash is also familiar with the techniques for dealing with cross-border disputes and disputes involving a conflict between international arbitration proceedings and court litigation.

kabir_singh Kabir Singh is a Counsel in the International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Team of Clifford Chance. Kabir spent the first 5 years of his career as an international disputes lawyer in a large Singapore law firm.

Kabir joined Clifford Chance in 2009, to specialise in international arbitration, with a focus on disputes originating out of India. His extensive experience includes acting as counsel in over 25 cases under the rules of major international arbitral instructions, including SIAC, ICC, LCIA and HKIAC, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations. He has been instructed by clients from a variety of sectors including banking & finance, commodities, real estate, infrastructure and oil & gas. Kabir is also an experienced arbitrator, in both SIAC and ad hoc arbitrations seated in Singapore.

melissa_thng Melissa is a Partner in Rodyk & Davidson’s Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group. She graduated from the London School of Economics & Political Science in 2006 with Second (Upper) Class Honours and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of Singapore in 2008.

Melissa practices general civil litigation, and has acted for and advised companies and individuals in a diverse range of disputes in the areas of contract, international trade, insurance, shipping and aviation, though her practice has a particular focus on corporate and shareholder disputes, trusts and insolvency. She has also had experience conducting arbitrations under the rules of the SIAC and the ICC and has been involved in arbitration-related proceedings in court.

madur_baya Madhur is the Founder and Principal of LexArbitri. Dual-qualified in India (Advocate) and England & Wales (Solicitor), Madhur also holds a professional degree in accountancy (Cost and Management Accountant).

LexArbitri, a boutique commercial arbitration and commercial litigation practice was founded in September 2013, after a decade at ELP, during which time, he co-founded and grew an international commercial arbitration practice into a GAR100 unit. In February 2015, LexArbitri was amongst the newest entrants into the GAR100 list.

Madhur has conducted arbitrations, as Counsel / co-Counsel, under various institutional rules, in India, London, Singapore, Germany, France, South Korea and the United States. He also appears before the Supreme Court of India and the various High Courts in India, in commercial disputes.

christopher_boog Christopher is a Partner in the International Arbitration Practice Group of Schellenberg Wittmer. He splits his time between Singapore and Zurich.

Christopher represents clients in international arbitrations concerning an array of industry sectors, with a particular focus on construction and engineering disputes and disputes in the pharmaceutical/life sciences, energy and automotive industries. He also sits as arbitrator.

Christopher graduated from the law schools of the Universities of Amsterdam and Fribourg, was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School in New York and obtained a doctorate in law (summa cum laude) from the University of Zurich. He regularly publishes and speaks in the field of international arbitration and teaches International Arbitration at EBS Law School in Wiesbaden, Germany.

kailee_lingard Kailee Lingard is an in-house disputes specialist at BHP Billiton Iron Ore, based in Perth, Western Australia. Kailee has over 7 years’ experience advising clients in relation to international project disputes. Before joining BHP Billiton in 2015, Kailee was a Senior Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills’ Perth office where she focused on construction disputes and international arbitration (both institutional and ad hoc) and was also a member of the firms Asia Pacific Arbitration Group. Kailee has extensive experience in joint venture disputes, access and other regulatory issues associated with the resources industry in both a litigation and arbitration context. Kailee also sits as a Chairperson for the National Association for Women in Construction (WA Chapter).

aoi_inoue Aoi is a special counsel at a full service Japanese law firm, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune. He specializes in international arbitration and litigation. He represents Japanese and foreign companies in a wide range of business disputes, including sale of goods, distributorship, licensing, complex financial products, franchising, labor & employment, product liability and construction. He has acted as counsel in a number of international arbitrations under the rules of various arbitral institutions, including the ICC, JCAA and HKIAC.

Aoi received his LLB from the University of Tokyo, and holds an LLM from Columbia Law School. He is admitted to practice in Japan and New York. In 2015, he started teaching international arbitration at Keio University Law School as an adjunct lecturer.

andi_kadir Andi is a partner of Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International in Indonesia.

He has extensively represented multinational corporations and local companies in domestic (BANI) and international arbitration (SIAC, ICC), complex litigation proceedings, court-sanctioned debt restructuring processes and bankruptcy/insolvency litigation. He has acted for both creditors and debtors in restructuring and insolvency cases in the Indonesian courts. He is also experienced in administrative law disputes with government departments and agencies, as well as employment litigation.

hu_ke Ke is a senior associate in the cross-border dispute resolution group of King & Wood Mallesons, Beijing.

Ke specializes in international commercial litigation, IP litigation and international arbitration, and has solid experience in handling disputes in the areas of investment, banking, trade, energy, carbon finance, product liability, technology licensing, and IP protection. He also frequently represents clients in seeking or resisting annulment or enforcement of arbitral awards before Chinese courts.

Ke graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from Peking University, and with a Master of Laws degree (with certificate of specialization in international law) from the University of California, Berkeley. He is qualified in China and New York. He speaks Chinese and English.

jonathan_lim Jonathan Lim is an international arbitration lawyer with WilmerHale in London. He has represented both private sector and government clients in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, including under the SIAC, ICC and UNCITRAL Rules. His practice covers a wide range of industries, including financial services, energy and mining.

Jonathan is also a Research Fellow with the NUS Centre of Banking and Finance Law, where he publishes on cryptocurrencies. He previously worked for the World Bank in Washington, DC, and the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation in Cambridge, MA.

Educated at the National University of Singapore (LL.B) and the Harvard Law School (LLM), Jonathan is qualified to practise law in Singapore and New York.

sue_hyun_lim Sue is a Partner at the International Arbitration Practice Group of Bae Kim & Lee in Korea.

Sue’s professional experience extends to numerous international arbitration matters under the rules of various arbitral institutions, involving a range of subject areas such as post-M&A disputes and construction. She also has extensive experience with Korean litigation and advising foreign clients.

Sue Hyun has spoken at a number of international arbitration conferences and seminars. She has authored published pieces, and is a contributing author to Arbitration Law in Korea: Practice and Procedure (Juris Publishing, 2012). Sue speaks Korean (native), English (fluent), Portuguese and Spanish. She has been a member of the Korean Bar Association since 2002 and of the New York State Bar since 2012.

ConocoPhillips Co
alberto_ravell Alberto is a Senior Legal Counsel for arbitrations at ConocoPhillips and has more than 13 years of experience handling international disputes concerning both commercial and investment matters. Before joining ConocoPhillips in 2012, Alberto was a Senior Associate at King & Spalding’s Houston office and a member of the firm’s international arbitration practice group. He also worked for more than eight years in the Caracas office of Macleod Dixon (now Norton Rose Fulbright).

Alberto is a member of the Steering Committee of Y-ADR, the young arbitrators group of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR). He also serves on the advisory board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) and is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).

rena_pamfilo Rena is Chief Legal Counsel of a Philippine private equity firm, Seawood Resources.

Rena is admitted to the Philippine Bar (2001) and the New York Bar (2009). She is a Professor of Law at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law on International Commercial Arbitration and is an accredited lecturer of the Philippine Judicial Academy on Arbitration. She lectures on the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education seminar series both in the Philippines and in the US.

Previously, Rena worked at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre as Assistant Counsel and Assistant Registrar. She then worked for an international law firm in the Philippines, focusing on domestic and international commercial arbitration. She was also involved in various corporate transactional and project finance work on gaming and entertainment, and energy and infrastructure projects.

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Interim Relief in International Arbitration

INTERIM RELIEF IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION Steven Lim; Managing Partner, Singapore, Nabarro LLP 1. I will address in this short paper what standards and guidelines should be applied in determining interim relief in international arbitrations and whether there is any difference between the standards a tribunal and a national court might apply to this determination. ...

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Third-Party Funding In Arbitration: Neither A Menace Nor A Leveller, But An Inevitable Consequence of Financialization

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Third Party Funding in International Arbitration: A Slippery Slope or Levelling the Playing Field?

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False Testimony in Arbitration: Incentives and Solutions

Adam RavivWilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLPIf I could change one thing about arbitration, I would make parties more accountable for presenting false testimony. Many a practitioner has witnessed perjured testimony in arbitration. And many a practitioner has likely been frustrated when those who testify falsely in a high-stakes proceeding face no consequences for doing so....

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The Emergency Arbitrator and Expedited Procedure in SIAC: A New Direction for Arbitration in Asia

In July 2010, the new SIAC Rules were promulgated which provided for two new and innovative provisions for parties: the emergency arbitrator and the expedited procedure. Both procedures have proven remarkably successful in providing parties with alternative means to obtain immediate relief and reduce time and costs in the resolution of their dispute. Emergency Arbitrator The e...

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The SIAC Emergency Arbitrator Experience

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SC Limits Scope of Public Policy in Foreign Arbitral Awards

SC LIMITS SCOPE OF PUBLIC POLICY IN FOREIGN ARBITRAL AWARDS Vyapak Desai, Partner, Nishith Desai Associates; Payel Chatterjee,  Nishith Desai Associates; Ashish Kabra, Nishith Desai Associates; “PATENT ILLEGALITY NOW NOT A SWORD ON ENFORCEMENT OF FOREIGN AWARDS”INTRODUCTION Recent judicial rulings are helping India to shed its ...

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To “Seat” or not to “Seat”: Art Thou Relevant !!

Nakul Dewan, Counsel, Allen & Gledhill LLP, Singapore | Advocate, India. IntroductionWilliam Shakespeare’s soliloquy from Hamlet is an apt expression for parties who end up with the wrong seat of arbitration, by either having failed to make a choice or making the wrong one. Two recent decisions from the highest courts in India and Sing...

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Derivatives Arbitration is on the Rise in Singapore

Kabir Singh, Counsel, Clifford Chance Asia; Matthew Brown, Associate, Clifford Chance Asia; Introduction The ISDA Annual General Meeting was hosted in Singapore in April 2013 and one of the hot topics discussed by delegates was the review by ISDA of its Master Agreement to include model arbitration clauses.Following an in-depth consultatio...

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Developments for Arbitration of financial Sector Disputes

Andrew Pullen, Counsel, Allen & Overy, Singapore1; Introduction Arbitration is indispensable to international commerce. A recent survey by Queen Mary, University of London recorded that arbitration is the preferred form of resolving international disputes for the majority of in-house counsel (52% of whom said it was their first choice).2...

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