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SIAC Announces Appointment of New Court Members


6 June 2019
SIAC Announces Appointment of New Court Members


The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of new members to its Court of Arbitration.

Fourteen new members have been appointed to SIAC's Court of Arbitration, which continues under the leadership of Mr Gary Born as its President. The new Court members are:

1. Mr John P. Bang – Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, South Korea
2. Ms Yas Banifatemi Shearman & Sterling, France
3. Ms Julie Bedard – Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates, USA
4. Mr K. Minh Dang – YKVN, Vietnam
5. Ms Jessica Fei – King & Wood Mallesons, China
6. Mr Eri Hertiawan  Assegaf Hamzah & Partners, Indonesia
7. Mr Tejas Karia – Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., India
8. Mr Fernando Mantilla-Serrano – Latham & Watkins LLP, France
9. Ms K. Shanti Mogan Shearn Delamore & Co., Malaysia
10. Ms Shaneen Parikh Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, India
11. Mr Philippe Pinsolle Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, Switzerland
12. Mr Michael E. Schneider – Lalive, Switzerland
13. Ms Abby Cohen Smutny – White & Case LLP, USA
14. Mr Thomas Snider Al Tamimi & Co., UAE

SIAC would like to express its heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the three outgoing Court members, Mr Paul Friedland, Mr Emmanuel Gaillard, and Mr Jan Paulsson, as well as the outgoing Board member, Mr Nishith Desai, for their dedication, commitment and unstinting support. During their term of service, SIAC achieved a number of significant milestones, notably its ranking as the 3rd most preferred arbitral institution in the world in the prestigious Queen Mary University of London and White & Case International Arbitration Survey, which underscores its position as the most preferred arbitral institution in Asia.

SIAC's Board of Directors continues under the chairmanship of Mr Davinder Singh, SC, who commented, “I would like to thank our outgoing director, Nishith, for his invaluable contributions to SIAC. I am delighted to be working again with Gary, my fellow Board members and the team at SIAC to continue to deliver the highest levels of service and innovation to users all over the world.”

Mr Gary Born said of the new Court appointments, “We are indebted to our outgoing Court members, Emmanuel, Jan and Paul, for their hard work and tremendous contributions. It is a great pleasure to be working again with Davinder, the Court and the SIAC team. I extend a warm welcome to our new Court members whose illustrious reputations and stature in the international arbitration community and deep specialist knowledge across diverse legal systems and cultures will ensure that SIAC remains at the forefront of cutting-edge developments in the law and practice of commercial as well as investment arbitration.”

Ms Lim Seok Hui, CEO of SIAC, said, “We are extremely grateful to the Board and the Court for their extraordinary efforts and contributions in putting SIAC firmly on the world map, and wish to express our special thanks to Davinder and Gary for their visionary, and truly inspirational, leadership and guidance. With their wealth of experience and unmatched dynamism, we are confident that SIAC will burnish its standing as a global leader in dispute resolution services.”

The members of SIAC's Board of Directors are as follows:

1. Mr Davinder Singh, SC – Davinder Singh Chambers LLC, Singapore (Chairman)
2. Mr Chan Leng Sun, SC – Essex Court Chambers Duxton (Singapore Group Practice), Singapore (Deputy Chairman)
3. Mr Chong Yee Leong – Allen & Gledhill LLP, Singapore
4. Mr David Liu – Jun He Law Offices, China
5. Mr Rajiv K Luthra – L&L Partners (formerly Luthra & Luthra Law Offices), India
6. Dr Michael Moser – 20 Essex Street, Hong Kong SAR
7. Mr Chelva R. Rajah, SC – Tan Rajah & Cheah, Singapore
8. Mr Tham Sai Choy Singapore

The members of SIAC's Court of Arbitration are as follows:

1. Mr Gary Born – Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, UK (President)
2. Dr Michael Pryles AO PBM – Melbourne, Australia (Founder President)
3. Mr Cavinder Bull, SC – Drew & Napier LLC, Singapore (Vice President)
4. Prof Lucy Reed – Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore, Singapore (Vice President)
5. Ms Catherine Amirfar – Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, USA
6. Dr Claudia Annacker – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, France
7. Mr John P. Bang – Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, South Korea
8. Ms Yas Banifatemi Shearman & Sterling, France
9. Ms Julie Bedard – Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates, USA
10. Mr Nigel Blackaby Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, USA
11. Prof Lawrence Boo – The Arbitration Chambers, Singapore
12. Mr Cao Lijun – Zhong Lun Law Firm, China
13. Mr K. Minh Dang – YKVN, Vietnam
14. Ms Jessica Fei – King & Wood Mallesons, China
15. Prof Bernard Hanotiau – Hanotiau & van den Berg, Belgium
16. Mr Eri Hertiawan Assegaf Hamzah & Partners, Indonesia
17. Mr Tejas Karia – Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., India
18. Mr Darius Khambata, SC – India
19. Mr Toby Landau QC – Essex Court Chambers Duxton (Singapore Group Practice) and Essex Court Chambers (London), Singapore and UK
20. Mr Fernando Mantilla-Serrano – Latham & Watkins LLP, France
21. Ms K. Shanti Mogan Shearn Delamore & Co., Malaysia
22. Ms Shaneen Parikh Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, India
23. Dr Eun Young Park – Kim & Chang, South Korea
24. Mr Philippe Pinsolle Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, Switzerland
25. Mr Harish Salve, SC Blackstone Chambers, India
26. Mr John Savage QC – King & Spalding LLP, UK
27. Mr Michael E. Schneider – Lalive, Switzerland
28. Ms Abby Cohen Smutny – White & Case LLP, USA
29. Mr Thomas Snider Al Tamimi & Co., UAE
30. Mr Hiroyuki Tezuka – Nishimura & Asahi, Japan
31. Mr Alan Thambiayah – The Arbitration Chambers, Singapore
32. Ms Ariel Ye – King & Wood Mallesons, China
33. Mr Alvin Yeo, SC – WongPartnership LLP, Singapore


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