YSIAC Committee Members

The Co-Chairs and Members of the YSIAC Committee are arbitration practitioners aged 40 years and under from leading local, regional and international law firms and chambers based in Singapore and other jurisdictions worldwide.

No. Name Law Firm Position Country
1. Ankit Goyal (Co-Chair) Allen & Gledhill LLP Partner Singapore
2. Koh Swee Yen (Co-Chair) WongPartnership LLP Partner Singapore
3. Andrew Battisson Norton Rose Fulbright (Asia) LLP Partner Singapore / Australia
4. Darius Chan Norton Rose Fulbright (Asia) LLP Of Counsel Singapore
5. Simon Dunbar King & Spalding LLP Partner Singapore
6. Foo Yuet Min Drew & Napier LLC Director Singapore
7. Nicholas Lingard Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP Partner Singapore
8. Avinash Pradhan Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP Partner Singapore
9. Julie Raneda Schellenberg Wittmer Pte Ltd Counsel Singapore
10. Kabir Singh Clifford Chance Pte Ltd Partner Singapore
11. Melissa Thng Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP Partner Singapore
12. Jeong Hye Ahn Yulchon LLC Partner South Korea
13. Holly Blackwell King & Wood Mallesons Senior Foreign Legal Consultant China
14. Rishab Gupta Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co Counsel India
15. Hu Ke Jingtian & Gongcheng Partner China
16. Aoi Inoue Anderson Mori & Tomotsune Partner Japan
17. Andi Kadir Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners Partner Indonesia
18. Moazzam Khan Nishith Desai Associates Partner India
19. Jonathan Lim Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP Senior Associate UK (London)
20. Jern-Fei Ng Essex Court Chambers Barrister UK (London)
21. Tan Liang Ying Herbert Smith Freehills LLP Senior Associate USA

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 Punjab University, Chandigarh with an LLB in 2004.

swee_yen Swee Yen has an active practice as counsel, with a particular focus on complex, high-value and cross-border disputes across a wide spectrum of matters from commercial, energy, international sales, trade to investment. She regularly appears before the High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as in international arbitrations under the major institutional rules, including ICSID, ICC, ICDR, SIAC and UNCITRAL. Swee Yen graduated with First Class Honours from the National University of Singapore, and served as a Justices' Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of Singapore.

Swee Yen is recommended in various legal publications, including The Legal 500: Asia Pacific for Dispute Resolution and Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide for Arbitration, with one source declaring “She’s in a league of her own, she’s very impressive and she'll go very far”, and another source praising her for a "keen sense of strategy" and "great ability to quickly grasp her clients’ perspective and understand their commercial issues". She is the only Singapore law firm lawyer to make the Chambers Outstanding Young Partners list for Singapore (2017), is described as a “marvel” in Global Arbitration Review (GAR) 100 – 9th edition (2016), and regarded as one of the “outstanding members of the next generation” under the age of 45 in Who's Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders 2017.

andrew_battisson Andrew Battisson specialises in international commercial arbitration, as well as investment treaty arbitration. Andrew has advised a range of clients in arbitrations under all the major institutional rules, as well as under the UNCITRAL and ICSID rules. He has particular experience of disputes in the energy, finance, infrastructure and telecommunications sectors.

Andrew has substantial experience advising energy and corporate clients on contractual, joint venture, infrastructure and investment treaty disputes in Asia, Africa and Europe. His experience also includes acting for international banks involving emerging market counterparties under both national and international law across Asia, India, Europe and South America.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the Australian National University and a B.C.L from Oxford University. An active member of the international arbitration community, Andrew is an Australian delegate to the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, a former committee member of the ICC Young Arbitrator Forum Regional Coordinating Committee, Asia Chapter and is a current committee member for Young SIAC. He regularly speaks at conferences throughout Asia.

darius_chan Darius is one of only four non-partners identified as a “Most Highly Regarded Individual” globally by Who’s Who Legal‎ -- Future Leader in Arbitration. He is described as “a very, very smart guy and a great all-round lawyer who is building a strong reputation in the market” by Chambers Legal. Darius was ranked by Singapore Business Review as one of the most influential lawyers under 40. Besides counsel work, Darius sits as arbitrator.

Darius teaches the course on international arbitration at Singapore Management University. Darius publishes extensively and now serves as an international editor of the Journal of International Arbitration. His writing on arbitration has been cited by the Singapore Court of Appeal.

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 more than 12 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 a Director of Drew & Napier LLC. Prior to joining D&N, she served as a Justices' Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Singapore.

Many of Yuet Min's matters involve SIAC and ICC arbitrations as well as arbitration-related Court proceedings. She has successfully handled complex and high-value matters ranging from offshore drilling contracts and construction matters, to disputes relating to commercial rights to major sports events, among others. She has particular experience and interest in dealing with multi-lingual proceedings and has conducted a bilingual international arbitration. Yuet Min speaks English, Mandarin, Malay and the Hokkien dialect.

Yuet Min currently teaches a course on international arbitration practice at the Singapore Management University. She is also recognised by Asian Legal Business as one of the brightest legal minds in the region under the age of 40, and by Who's Who Legal as one of Singapore's foremost arbitration practitioners under the age of 45.

nicholas_lingard A partner at Freshfields, Nick leads one of the most active treaty arbitration practices in Asia, representing both investors and States, in high-profile, politically complex cases around Asia and the world. Nick also represents clients in commercial and construction disputes under all the major arbitral rules, including SIAC, ICC, UNCITRAL, HKIAC, AAA and NAI, and under all major systems of law. Recently named Asia International Arbitration Lawyer of the Year, he is also recognised as a "Leader in his Field" by Chambers Asia Pacific and a Band 1 individual by Legal 500. Nick speaks English and Japanese.

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.

julie_raneda Julie Raneda is a Counsel in the International Arbitration Group of Schellenberg Wittmer in Singapore.

Julie Raneda represents clients in international arbitrations under all major arbitration rules, with a particular focus on disputes related to international sales, licence and distribution agreements, construction and engineering contracts and joint venture agreements. She has also been appointed as an arbitrator under the Swiss Rules and the SIAC Rules.

Julie graduated from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in 2005 and from Geneva Law School in 2008. Julie regularly publishes and speaks on topics related to international arbitration. She is the Chair of ASA South-East Asia Chapter and is recognized by Who's Who Legal as an Arbitration Future Leader.

kabir_singh Kabir, Partner in the International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution practice of Clifford Chance Singapore, specialises in international arbitration with a focus on disputes originating out of India and Indonesia. He advises major financial institutions and large companies on a variety of high-value international disputes.

Kabir acted as counsel on numerous cases under the rules of major international arbitration institutions, including SIAC, ICC, LCIA and HKIAC, and developed an active practice as arbitrator in several SIAC and ad hoc arbitrations involving shareholder, joint venture and international trade disputes.

Kabir is listed in Who's Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders 2017 aged 45 and under. In 2015 he was ranked in Singapore Business Review “40 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under”.

melissa_thng Melissa is a partner at Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP's Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group. In this regard, she has acted for and advised a wide range of companies and individuals, both local and international, in a diverse range of disputes in the Singapore courts and in arbitration. She has acted as counsel in arbitrations convened under the rules of the SIAC, ICC and UNCITRAL, as well as arbitration-related court proceedings.

Her practice comprises matters of contract, tort, international trade, insolvency, shipping and aviation, with a particular focus on corporate and shareholder disputes, equity and trusts. She also has experience in family and probate work. While her primary practice is adversarial, Melissa regularly engages in and promotes mediation and direct negotiations for settlement of disputes.

img-jeong_hye Jeonghye is a Partner at Yulchon LLC and a member of the firm’s Dispute Resolution Group.

Jeonghye focuses on international dispute and has acted in international arbitrations under the SIAC, ICC, KCAB and UNCITRAL Rules arising from a diverse range of commercial and corporate transactions including joint venture, intellectual property, media & telecommunication and construction. She also specializes in arbitration related proceedings in court and has represented both foreign and domestic corporations in seeking or resisting enforcement of awards, interim measures and injunctions. She has published on international arbitration and participated in amendment of the International Arbitration Rules of the KCAB.

Jeonghye received her LLB and LLM from Seoul National University and also holds an LLM from Harvard Law School.

holly_blackwell Holly Blackwell specializes in international dispute resolution, construction, and foreign investment matters. Holly advises Chinese and foreign clients in disputes concerning their investments in China and abroad. She has represented clients in disputes subject to arbitration under the rules of the CIETAC, ICC, HKIAC, SHIAC, SIAC, and UNCITRAL. She has assisted clients with enforcement of their foreign and Chinese arbitral awards in China and abroad. Her practice includes advising Chinese and foreign clients on China-related US litigation.

Holly’s practice extends to assisting owners, contractors, and engineering firms on all stages of their construction projects in China and abroad. She also advises on compliance matters under the US FCPA, Chinese anti-bribery laws, and international trade laws as well as internal corporate investigations.

Holly joined King & Wood Mallesons as a Foreign Legal Consultant in November 2010.

Holly received her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law with honors in 2010, where she was a member of the Villanova Law Review. She received her Masters of Law in International Business Law from the National University of Singapore and her Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas A&M University.

Holly is admitted to practice in New York.

rishab_gupta Rishab is a Counsel at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, and leads the firm’s arbitration practice in Mumbai. He is qualified to practice in India, the US and the U.K. (where he is a solicitor advocate with higher rights of audience). His practice focuses on international arbitration, complex commercial litigation and public international law. Before joining Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Rishab worked for several years in the international arbitration groups of Allen & Overy in London and Debevoise & Plimpton in New York.

Rishab received his LL.B. with first class honours from London School of Economics, J.D. from Columbia University School of Law (where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and HSBC Scholar) and completed his DPhil (PhD) at Balliol College, Oxford University (where he was Rhodes scholar).

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

aoi_inoue Aoi is a partner 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, franchising, complex financial products, 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. He teaches 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 corporation 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.

moazzam_khan Moazzam Khan co-heads the International Dispute Resolution Practice at Nishith Desai Associates (NDA). He represents clients across various sectors and industries including Manufacturing, IT, Hospitality, Funds, PE, Aviation etc. His forte has been representing clients in cross-border litigations and international commercial arbitrations and he is consistently engaged in enforcement of Foreign Awards and judgments in India.

Moazzam has authored and co-authored a number of articles and research papers with a focus on arbitration and commercial litigation.

Moazzam is consistently invited to address the attendees at various arbitration focused seminars and conferences, both in India and abroad. He is also an Advisory Board Member on the Center for Advanced Research in Dispute Resolution (CARDS) established by National Law University, Vishakhapatnam.

Recently, Moazzam was awarded the Young Achiever Award in India Legal Awards – 2016 by a jury comprised of various prolific legal luminaries.

jonathan_lim Jonathan Lim is a Senior Associate with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr (WilmerHale) in London. His practice focuses on complex international disputes. He has represented governments and private corporations in commercial and investment arbitrations under all major arbitration rules in in common law and civil law jurisdictions across Africa, Asia and Europe. Jonathan has been appointed as sole and party-appointed arbitrator in proceedings seated in Germany and Singapore. He has also advised governments in Africa and Asia on a range of public international law issues and the drafting of arbitration legislation. He also has experience with arbitration-related court proceedings and proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights.

Jonathan is Co-Chair of the Asia-Pacific Forum on International Arbitration, and serves on the YSIAC Committee, the SIAC Users Council (UK), and the CIArb Young Members Group Committee (London and SE). He is also a member of the New York Convention Task Force for the Federal Government of Somalia, and a member of the Task Force formed by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development to establish an East African arbitration centre in Djibouti.

Jonathan regularly publishes on arbitration and is currently teaching a course on "Advanced Issues in the Law and Practice of International Arbitration" at the National University of Singapore.

img-jern-fei_ng Jern-Fei Ng is described in the legal directories as “a formidable advocate”; “rising star”; and “QC in waiting” with “first-class advocacy skills” who has an ability to “present practical legal solutions that not only win you the battles, but also the war.” Recommended as a leading practitioner by Legal 500 UK (6 areas), Chambers UK (3 areas), Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (3 areas), Chambers Asia (2 areas) and Chambers Global (3 areas). 8 of these are Band 1 rankings. In addition to practice as counsel, also has a developing practice as arbitrator with 15 ad hoc and institutional appointments to date.

tan_liang_ying Liang Ying is a senior associate at Herbert Smith Freehills New York LLP specialising in international arbitration and public international law.  Liang Ying is dual qualified to practice in New York and Singapore.  She has particular experience in large project and energy disputes, including working with engineering experts.

Prior to joining the firm, Liang Ying clerked for Vice-President Bernardo Sepúlveda-Amor and Judges Abdul G. Koroma and Julia Sebutinde at the International Court of Justice and was an associate at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

She previously clerked for the Chief Justice and Judges of the Singapore Supreme Court, and served concurrently as an Assistant Registrar of the High Court. Liang Ying has appellate and commercial litigation experience with a major law firm in Singapore. She has also taught Constitutional and Administrative Law as an adjunct tutor at the National University of Singapore.

Liang-Ying graduated with first-class honours from the National University of Singapore as the top student in the final year. She obtained an LLM from Harvard Law School in 2011 and was awarded the Laureate of the Academy prize of the Arbitration Academy in 2012.

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