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.

Name Law Firm / Chambers
1. Ms Wendy Lin (Co-Chair) WongPartnership LLP Singapore
2. Mr Ramesh Selvaraj (Co-Chair) Allen & Gledhill LLP Singapore
3. Ms Kate Apostolova Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Singapore
4. Mr Daryl Chew Shearman & Sterling LLP Singapore
5. Ms Lijun Chui Bird & Bird ATMD Singapore
6. Ms Gerui Lim Drew & Napier LLC Singapore
7. Mr Benson Lim Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee Singapore
8. Ms Loh Jen Wei Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP Singapore
9. Ms Julie Raneda Schellenberg Wittmer Singapore
10. Mr Paul Tan Cavenagh Law (Clifford Chance Asia) Singapore
11. Ms Adriana Uson Singapore International Arbitration Centre Singapore
12. Mr Sergio Nascimento Sergio Bermudes Advogados Brazil
13. Mr David Gu Tiantong & Partners China
14. Ms Vicky Zhao AnJie Law Firm China
15. Mr Zhao Yuxian Han Kun Law Offices China
16. Ms Sherlin Tung Withers Hong Kong SAR
17. Mr Bharat Chugh Chambers of Bharat Chugh India
18. Mr Moazzam Khan Nishith Desai Associates India
19. Ms Sonali Mathur AZB & Partners India
20. Mr Lomesh Kiran Nidumuri IndusLaw India
21. Mr Alvin Ambardy Assegaf Hamzah & Partners Indonesia
22. Mr Yutaro Kawabata Nishimura & Asahi Japan
23. Ms Sharon Chong Skrine Malaysia
24. Ms Marina Zenkova White & Case LLC Russia
25. Ms Khushboo Shahdadpuri Al Tamimi & Company Qatar
26. Ms Wonyoung (Karyn) Yoo Kim & Chang South Korea
27. Mr Warathorn Wongsawangsiri Herbert Smith Freehills (Thailand) Limited Thailand
28. Mr Kartikey Mahajan Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. India
29. Ms Dharshini Prasad Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP UK
30. Ms Tan Liang-Ying Herbert Smith Freehills LLP USA
31. Ms Kirsten Teo De Almeida Pereira PLLC USA

wendy_lin Wendy Lin is a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes and International Arbitration Practices at WongPartnership LLP. Wendy has an active practice in a wide-array of high-value, multi-jurisdictional, and complex disputes, both before the Singapore Courts as well as in arbitrations conducted under various arbitral (including the SIAC, ICC, HKIAC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and ICSID) rules. Amongst her many accolades, Wendy was selected as one of the four most highly-regarded litigation partners in Asia-Pacific under the age of 45 in the inaugural publication of Who’s Who Legal: Litigation – Future Leaders. She has also been recommended for her dispute resolution and arbitration work by The Legal 500: Asia Pacific, where she was praised for being “a highly distinguished litigator who fully understands and is able to manoeuvre comfortably in commercial aspects that are highly technical and complex”, “a very good strategist who always thinks several steps ahead”, and having "an excellent grasp of the law" and "sharp analytical skills".

ramesh_selvaraj Ramesh is the Co-Deputy Head of the International Arbitration Practice at Allen & Gledhill LLP. His expertise lies in advising across a broad spectrum of contentious work.

He has acted as lead counsel in both domestic and international arbitrations across various corporate and commercial sectors, including the hospitality, commodities and construction industries. He is recommended for his expertise in international arbitration and commercial litigation in leading publications, such as The Legal 500 Asia Pacific where he has been described as an “excellent attorney”, and as one who provides “cogent, timely answers”.

Ramesh is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and is also accredited as a Principal Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre.

Ramesh is part of an illustrious alumni of Jessup mooters in Singapore, having served as a member of the National University of Singapore team in 2004 that emerged runners-up in the prestigious Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington DC.

kate_apostolova Kate is a senior associate based in Freshfield’s Singapore office and has experience in both international commercial and investor-State arbitrations.

Recognized as one of the most highly regarded international arbitration practitioners in Asia, Kate has extensive experience representing clients in a wide-range of industries, including oil & gas, mining, nuclear power, construction, finance, technology. She has been involved in cases before the US courts, ICTY, ECHR, ITLOS, and all major arbitral institutions. She has also undertaken sovereign advisory work in international law-related areas.

Kate has a juris doctorate degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Berkeley Journal of International Law. She is admitted to practice in New York, before the Supreme Court of the United States and the Singapore International Commercial Court.

Kate is described by clients as “a fine arbitration lawyer with outstanding knowledge in the field,” “articulate and responsive,” and “quick in analysing complex legal situations.”

daryl_chew Daryl Chew is a Partner in Shearman & Sterling's International Arbitration practice and Head of the Singapore Office.

He has advised and represented clients in arbitrations involving a wide range of applicable laws, arbitration rules and venues, arising from construction, M&A, energy, joint venture and general commercial disputes.

Daryl also serves as presiding, co-arbitrator and sole arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc proceedings.

Who's Who Legal: Arbitration - Future Leaders 2021 which profiles the foremost practitioners in the global arbitration community aged 45 and under, ranks Daryl as one of the "most highly regarded" partners in the Asia Pacific, while prior editions commend him as "'one of the brightest' in the Asian market, with impressive expertise in handling commercial disputes".

Daryl regularly features as a leading individual in various professional directories, including Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Asia-Pacific Legal 500 and Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific.

lijun_chui Lijun specialises in international arbitration and regulatory investigations and enforcement, and has acted as counsel in international and domestic arbitrations (both ad hoc and under the SIAC, ICC, LCIA, LMAA and UNCITRAL rules). The industries she has covered include banking and financial services, construction, consumer goods and retail, shipping, and energy. In addition to her work as counsel, Lijun has also been accepted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and recognised as an accredited mediator.

Lijun has substantial experience with tech disputes and regularly advises on cybersecurity and data issues and on emerging technology such as smart contracts, block chain and distributed ledger technology. Lijun speaks English and Mandarin.

gerui_lim Gerui is a Director of Drew & Napier LLC. She represents clients in complex and high-value arbitrations and arbitration-related Court proceedings. In addition to international commercial arbitrations, her practice includes investor-state disputes and treaty arbitrations, where she has acted for both states and investors.

Gerui studied law at Oxford University. She is named among Singapore's most influential lawyers under 40 by the Singapore Business Review (2016) and is described as “excellent” (Global Arbitration Review 9th edition (2016)) and “very skilled and extremely dedicated to the needs of the client” India Business Law Journal (June 2015 issue).

benson_lim As a multi-qualified international arbitration counsel, Benson focuses on representing parties in cross-border arbitrations especially those with an Asian angle. Clients have cited him for his "splendid work" and "analytical ability and experience". A General Counsel once stated that he often "turns to Benson to seek his views on difficult areas of law." More typical of a senior lawyer with much longer years of experience, he already sits as an arbitrator in addition to counsel work. His arbitrator appointments include being a sole arbitrator in a SIAC arbitration over international trade of components for solar technology equipment.

jen_wei Jen Wei is a Partner at Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP and member of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Practice.

She has successfully represented clients in complex, high-value international and domestic disputes before the Singapore Courts and in arbitration.

Her active and diverse disputes practice spans a broad spectrum and she has substantial experience in disputes involving international sale of goods and commodities, transport and logistics (carriage of goods by sea and by air), admiralty and maritime, finance and banking, and medical malpractice.

julie_raneda Julie Raneda is a Partner 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, the Vice-Chair of the IPBA Young Generation Committee and is recognized by Who's Who Legal as an Arbitration Future Leader.

Cavenagh Law (Clifford Chance Asia)
paul_tan Paul is a Band 1 leading individual for international arbitration (The Legal 500 Asia Pacific). He is called to the Singapore and English bars. His ‘’impressive commercial disputes practice’’ includes instructions as lead counsel before international arbitral tribunals, the Singapore International Commercial Court, and arbitration-related litigation. His cases often involve complex issues of private and public international law.

His experience includes a significant placement with “magic circle set” Essex Court Chambers in London (as a Singapore Academy of Law scholar) where he worked on commercial and public international law cases before the English courts and international tribunals, and a stint as a foreign stagiaire with LaLive in Geneva.

Paul teaches international arbitration and speaks internationally on the subject. He has also been appointed as an expert to the Singapore delegation to the UNCITRAL’s Working Group on Arbitration.

adriana_uson As Head (Americas) of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Adriana oversees SIAC's activities in North and South America. She has broad experience as an arbitration practitioner - having served as arbitrator, international arbitration lawyer, and Counsel in the SIAC Secretariat.

Adriana first joined SIAC as Counsel, during which time she administered over two hundred cases under the SIAC Rules and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, with a particular focus on disputes involving States, State-controlled entities, and intergovernmental organisations. She was involved in the drafting of the SIAC Rules 2016, SIAC Investment Arbitration Rules 2017, and the SIAC Practice Notes on third party funding. She was also a key contributor in the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) working group that published the SIArb Guidelines on Party-Representative Ethics.

Prior to rejoining SIAC, Adriana was a disputes lawyer at a leading international law firm in Singapore, where she advised and represented clients in international commercial and ICSID arbitrations.

Adriana is an active member of the Young SIAC Committee (YSIAC) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Singapore) Young Members Group.

sergio_nascimento Sergio Nascimento is a lawyer in the Arbitration and Litigation practice of Sergio Bermudes Advogados in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He also worked for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton as Foreign Associate in New York during the years of 2017 and 2018.

Sergio represents clients in litigation and commercial arbitration disputes, both domestic and international, participating in hearings, addressing oral arguments and negotiating settlements. He has also provided a number of legal opinions on commercial disputes and statutory interpretation.

Sergio graduated from University of Sao Paulo Law School and earned an LL.M. degree from University of California, Berkeley, USA.

He is admitted to practice in Brazil and New York.

He speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish.

david_gu David is a partner of Tiantong & Partners, a leading litigation-only law firm in China. At Tiantong, he takes in charge of international arbitration and cross border dispute practice. During his legal career, David worked at several international law firms in Beijing and Hong Kong for more than ten years and represented Chinese and foreign companies in arbitration proceedings under the arbitration rules of ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, SCC, CIETAC etc. David is also experienced in representing foreign companies to resolve complex commercial disputes in Chinese courts and arbitration institutions, as well as assisting Chinese companies at courts of England and Wales, USA, Italy, Singapore and Hong Kong.

The types of disputes David has acted for include international trade, construction and public infrastructure, M&A and joint venture, IP related licenses, financing and derivative products as well as recognition and enforcement of court judgments and arbitral awards.

David is qualified to practice in China and New York state. He graduated from Nanjing University, China (LLB), Duke University (LLM) and Washington University in St Louis (JD).

vicky_zhao Vicky is a partner at AnJie Law Firm based in Beijing. She is specialized in complex cross-border dispute resolution. Before joining AnJie, Vicky worked for a “magic circle” international law firm in Hong Kong. From 2013 to 2015, Vicky was Counsel and Senior Manager (China) at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) where she administered more than 100 arbitrations.

Vicky has handled international arbitrations under various arbitration rules, such as SIAC, ICC, HKIAC, CIETAC, BAC, ICSID and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. She also represents clients in litigations and arbitration-related court proceedings before different levels of the Chinese courts. Her practice covers a wide spectrum of dispute matters, including commercial, general corporate, investment, finance, capital markets, international trading, IP and energy, etc.

Vicky graduated from Georgetown University in Washington DC with an LLM in international arbitration, the Chinese University of Hong Kong with an LLM in international economic law, and the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing with an LLB.

zhao_yuxian Yuxian Zhao is an associate with Han Kun Law Offices in Shanghai. His practice focuses on complex commercial disputes. He has represented clients in disputes subject to arbitration under the rules of the CIETAC, HKIAC, ICC, SHIAC, SAC, and UNCITRAL, in the areas of finance, investment, energy, trade, TMT, and entertainment. He has also advised on annulment or enforcement of arbitral awards.

Yuxian received his J.M. (in PRC law) and J.D. (in U.S. law) from Peking University School of Transnational Law, and LL.M. from Harvard Law School.

sherlin_tung Sherlin is a partner in the international arbitration and litigation team at Withers.

She is a specialist in international arbitration and has advised clients in Asia, the Americas, and Europe on all aspects of cross-border disputes from pre-dispute negotiations, during arbitration and litigation proceedings, and post arbitration and litigation proceedings including the issuance of an award or judgment. She is also experienced under a number of leading arbitral rules. Sherlin has a rare and unique set of skills allowing her to understand the overlaying objectives not only of her clients but also the strategies implemented by counterparties, how arbitral tribunal members think, and how arbitral institutions operate.

Sherlin is a U.S. qualified attorney (California and New York) and a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong and is a native Mandarin Chinese and English speaker. She has spoken extensively on arbitration in conferences and seminars worldwide.

bharat_chugh Bharat graduated in law in 2011 and in 2013, at the age of 23, secured 1st Rank in the Delhi Judicial Service Exam and was appointed as a Civil Judge/Metropolitan Magistrate where he served in various judgeship assignments in the 4 years that he spent at the Bench. In 2016, he resigned from judgeship and returned to the practice of law. Bharat has served as a Partner at L&L Partners (New Delhi) where he represented clients in litigation/arbitration in India and abroad, with a strong focus on International Arbitration & White Collar Crime. Bharat has served on various committees/policy discussions and has also been appointed as amicus curiae by the High Court. Bharat has also conducted various training programmes for judges, law-enforcement, investigators, prosecutors, arbitrators, company secretaries, resolution professionals, and corporate counsel. Bharat was featured in LexisNexis' book - 'On the Rise: Inspiring Stories of Young Legal Professionals in India' (2017). Bharat received the Young Lawyer of the Year Award (Male) in 2018 from INBA. Bharat was recently featured by BusinessWorld in its list of 'Top 40 under 40 in Legal''. Bharat currently practices as an independent arguing counsel in courts/tribunals in India.

moazzam_khan His forte has been advising clients on cross-border litigations, international commercial arbitrations and enforcement of resultant judgments and awards - across sectors and industries including Manufacturing, IT, Hospitality, Funds, PE, Aviation etc.

He has authored and co-authored a number of articles and research papers with a focus on arbitration, enforcement and commercial litigation. The book Enforcing Arbitral Awards in India – co-authored by him was recently published by LexisNexis and successfully launched in India, London, Singapore and Tokyo. He is also a contributory author in the book Repositioning India for Arbitration: Envisioning an empowered nation published by Oakbridge in 2018.

He recently advised DIFC Courts on its Guide on Mutual Recognition and Enforcement of Civil and Commercial Judgments in DIFC Courts and Courts in India; The Guide was signed by Moazzam and Dr. Michael Hwang, Chief Justice DIFC Courts on September 14, 2018. Moazzam is the Advisory Board Member on the Centre for Advanced Research in Dispute Settlement (CARDS) established by

sonali_mathur Sonali Mathur is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution practice at AZB & Partners in Mumbai. She specialises in international/ domestic arbitrations across various sectors including insurance, infrastructure, renewable energy, steel and coal. She was involved in a landmark Supreme Court case which distinguished the concepts of ‘seat’ and ‘venue’ of arbitration, as well as enforcement of an international treaty arbitration award against a state in India. She also specialises in complex commercial and regulatory litigation.

Prior to joining AZB, Sonali was a counsel associated with the Chambers of Senior Advocate, Janak Dwarkadas. Sonali is a regular speaker at arbitration conferences, and has authored several publications, including on investor- state arbitration. She is also a part-time professor of arbitration law at Government Law College, Mumbai since 2014.

She graduated with Honours from Government Law College, Mumbai in 2007, and did her Masters in Law from Columbia University, New York in 2009.

lomesh_kiran Lomesh has experience advising and representing clients on all aspects of dispute resolution, primarily complex civil & commercial litigation and arbitration matters (both domestic and international). He has experience in representing clients before various arbitral tribunals on a wide variety of commercial disputes, and before courts for interim relief(s) and challenging arbitral awards. In many disputes, he has acted as a lead counsel before the arbitral tribunals (conducting trial and arguments), as well as courts. Lomesh obtained Masters in Law (LL.M.) from New York University School of Law, New York, where one of his areas of focus was on international arbitration and dispute resolution. Asian Legal Business (ALB) featured Lomesh in its 3rd edition of “Forty Under Forty” lawyers in the Asia-Pacific region for 2017. The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2017) lists Lomesh as a recommended lawyer for Dispute Resolution. He regularly speaks at conferences and has authored several articles.

alvin_ambardy Alvin is a senior associate at Assegaf Hamzah & Partners. As a member of the firm’s dispute resolution practice group, his practice area focuses on domestic and international arbitrations under SIAC and UNCITRAL rules. He has particular experience in defending clients against annulment petitions and setting aside arbitration awards before Indonesian courts.

Alvin regularly acts as counsel for clients in insolvency matters, both for debtors and creditors. He also extends his expertise in advising clients on government contracts and compliance with the Indonesian anti-corruption and anti-money laundering laws. He is frequently involved in the dissemination of legislations, including the recent Indonesian government regulation that requires reporting of money laundering by practicing lawyers and the Indonesian presidential regulation on the disclosure of ultimate beneficial owner in Indonesian companies.

yutaro_kawabata Yutaro Kawabata frequently acts as counsel in international arbitrations under the SIAC, UNCITRAL, ICC, JCAA and other institutional rules. During his career at Nishimura & Asahi, he has represented numerous multinational companies in various industries, such as the automobile, pharmaceutical, electronics, food & beverage, apparel and franchise industries. Mr. Kawabata’ s ambition is to provide efficient and practical services to clients in relation to disputes with international aspects using his experience of many years spent living outside of Japan. He also focuses on providing advice on the resolution of commercial disputes, in particular termination of capital and business alliances and termination of continuous long term contracts under Japanese law.

sharon_chong Sharon Chong is a dispute resolution partner at Skrine, Malaysia. Her portfolio focuses primarily on aviation disputes, international arbitration, corporate and commercial litigation, fraud and asset recovery, and shareholders’ disputes. She regularly appears at all tiers of the Malaysian courts, and has acted in a wide array of cross-border disputes as well as international arbitrations in Asia and Europe (including arbitrations administered by ICC, AIAC, SIAC and TAI).

Sharon is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators. Additionally, she sits as an arbitrator and is on the panel of arbitrators of AIAC and SIAC. In 2017, she was appointed as a member of the Ad-hoc Arbitration Panel for the 29th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur.

Sharon is actively involved in the arbitration circuit. She frequently participates in conferences, both as speaker and moderator, and contributes arbitration-related articles. Most recently, she co-authored the chapter on “Corporate Dispute Resolution” in the practitioner’s guide “Arbitration in Malaysia: A Practical Guide”.

Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018 recognised Sharon as a “Future Star” in Commercial Disputes.

marina_zenkova Marina Zenkova is a senior associate in the Dispute Resolution practice at White & Case focusing on international arbitration and commercial litigation. She represents clients in contractual, corporate, financial and other commercial disputes, often complex and multi-jurisdictional, as well as in insolvency proceedings – another area where Marina has solid experience and expertise.

Marina has represented clients in arbitration proceedings conducted under the auspices of leading arbitration institutions. She has recently spent a year on secondment to the Middle East office of a major oil company where she dealt with a wide spectrum of dispute resolution issues with a focus on construction arbitration.

Marina graduated from Novosibirsk State University (Law Faculty). She is fluent in Russian, English and French.

khushboo_shahdadpuri Khushboo Shahdadpuri is an Associate at Al Tamimi & Company. Her practice focuses on complex international dispute resolution. She has represented government agencies and private corporations in cross-border litigation and arbitration mattes across a wide variety of industries such as oil & gas, energy, construction, infrastructure, investment and shareholder disputes, amongst others.

Khushboo has also worked with the Immediate Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at the Hague.

Khushboo graduated from Columbia Law School (as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) and King’s College London. She is admitted to practice in Singapore and New York. She publishes regularly on arbitration related topics.

karyn_yoo Wonyoung Yoo is a senior associate in the International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation Practice at Kim & Chang.

Wonyoung specializes in representing Korean and international clients in complex international disputes. She has successfully advised Korean, European and Chinese companies, including foreign private equity firms in complex multijurisdictional disputes of various subject matters, including construction, shipbuilding, intellectual property, pharmaceuticals, and mergers and acquisitions. She has acted as counsel in arbitrations under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the London Court of International Arbitration, the International Center for Dispute Resolution of the American Arbitration Association, and the London Maritime Arbitrators Association.

Wonyoung received her JD from Georgetown University Law Center and is admitted to practice in New York.

warathorn_wongsawangsiri Warathorn is a seasoned litigator with over 15 years of experience. He specialises in advising and representing clients on contentious issues with international elements. He has worked closely with clients throughout the entire dispute resolution processes including Thai court litigation, domestic and international arbitration. He also acts as member of Young SIAC (YSIAC) Committee at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC).

He has been consistently ranked as one of the most recommended and highly regarded dispute resolution lawyers in Thailand by Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, Who's Who Legal and Asian Legal Business top 40 Under 40 lawyers.

Warathorn was admitted to practice in 2004. He received a bachelor's degree in law (Frist Class Honours) from Chulalongkorn University and masters' degree in law (Honours) from Northwestern University School of Law in the United States. Warathorn is qualified as a Thai Barrister-at-Law and is a current member of the Thai Bar Association.

Warathorn is also a facilitator of the Thai Institute of Directors (IOD) Director Certification Program and Director Accreditation Program. He is also a guest lecturer at several national law schools. He is the author of the Thailand chapters of The International Arbitration Review (The Law Reviews 2015-2018) and the Dispute Resolution Law Guide (LexisNexis 2018).

kartikey_mahajan Kartikey is a Counsel in the disputes practice of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. Kartikey’s practice focuses on international arbitration matters, complex multi-jurisdictional litigation and white collar investigations. Kartikey has experience in representing clients in ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations (including under ICSID, ICC, LCIA, SIAC, HKIAC, AAA and GAFTA Rules) seated in both common law and civil jurisdictions around the world.

Kartikey also advises clients on white collar, fraud and corruption issues, and as well as on internal and regulatory investigations (DOJ, MAS, SFO, CBI and FINMA). He has also represented clients in litigation proceedings in various jurisdictions like the United Kingdom, DIFC, India, Singapore, Hong-Kong, Cyprus, and Iraq.

Kartikey is qualified to practice in England & Wales, the State of New York and India. He has previously worked in London and Singapore, and regularly advises clients on cross border disputes with an Indian element. His experience spans across private equity, energy, infrastructure, telecom and media industries.

dharshini_prasad Dharshini practices in the International Arbitration Group of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in London where she focuses on complex multi-jurisdictional disputes. She has advised States, State entities and multi-national corporations on commercial, investment and public international law issues. Dharshini has also represented clients in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations (including under the ICC, SIAC, LCIA, and UNCITRAL rules) sited in civil and common law jurisdictions. She has experience with disputes in a number of industries, including oil and gas, mining, manufacturing, automotive, pharmaceuticals, private equity and technology licensing.

Prior to joining Wilmer, Dharshini worked at a leading law firm in Singapore where her practice focused on international arbitration and litigation. She also worked at the United Nations International Law Commission in Geneva on issues of public international law, including the immunity of State officials and the scope and application of most-favoured nation clauses.

Dharshini is recognized as a “Future Leader” in Who's Who Legal: Arbitration and is qualified to practice in Singapore, England and New York. Clients describe her as a "strategic thinker" and "destined for great things." Apart from her work as counsel, Dharshini contributes to industry publications and is an Assistant Editor for the Journal of International Arbitration. She also speaks on issues of international arbitration and has taught at New York University (Paris) and at the Austrian, SIAC and London School of Economics arbitration academies.

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 handles a wide range of commercial and investment arbitrations, representing clients from various jurisdictions around the world.

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.

kirsten_teo Kirsten is a Singapore-qualified Advocate & Solicitor and currently the only Singaporean attorney licensed as a Special Legal Consultant in Washington DC. As International Arbitration Counsel at De Almeida Pereira PLLC in Washington DC from January 2020, she specialises in international commercial and investment arbitration, public international law and international aviation law.

She previously worked at Eversheds Harry Elias / Eversheds Sutherland from December 2011 where she was the sole associate in aviation law and counsel in numerous ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations seated in common and civil law jurisdictions (pursuant to SIAC, KLRCA/AIAC, HKIAC, ICC, CIETAC, SCC, ICDR/AAA, UNCITRAL rules). She was head of the associates' working group in international arbitration in 2018, and has advised States, State-owned entities, multinational corporations, corporate and individual clients across various industry sectors.

She received her LLB from Singapore Management University, completed an exchange semester at the University of Hong Kong, and holds an LLM in International Commercial Arbitration Law from Stockholm University where she was the sole Swedish Arbitration Association Scholar in 2016. Kirsten was a presenter at the SCC Centennial 'Arbitrating for Peace' Symposium and was awarded a Global Swede scholarship by the Swedish Government in 2017.
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