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img-Davinder_Singh Mr Davinder Singh, SC is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of SIAC and the Executive Chairman of Davinder Singh Chambers LLC.

Mr Singh's legal experience spans almost four decades. He has an active international arbitration practice involving complex commercial disputes, international clients and multiple jurisdictions. He has advised and/or acted in numerous institutional and ad hoc arbitrations.

At the Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2014, Mr Singh was conferred the "Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession" Award. He is the only litigator in Singapore to be ranked by Chambers & Partners as a "Star Individual" for nine years running from 2011 to 2019. According to Chambers' and Legal 500 researchers, Mr Singh is "number one in Singapore"; "a bona fide star performer"; "in a class of his own" and a "standout figure in arbitration as well as litigation; "an exceptionally good lawyer - always top of the tree."

Mr Singh was the first lawyer in Asia-Pacific to be inducted into the “Hall of Fame” at Benchmark Litigation’s 2019 Asia-Pacific Awards. According to Benchmark Litigation, this honour is a recognition of his distinguished legal career and achievements in dispute resolution in the region.

Mr Singh was named "Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year" by Asian Legal Business, as part of its SE Asia Law Awards 2018. He was also named "Disputes Star of the Year - Singapore" at the inaugural Asialaw Asia-Pacific Awards 2015, and "Disputes Lawyer of the Year" in Southeast Asia and India at the inaugural Asian Lawyer Emerging Markets Awards 2014.

In December 2015, Mr Singh was appointed Vice-Chairman of the ICC Commission on Corporate Responsibility & Anti-corruption.

Mr Singh also sits on the Board of Directors of the Singapore International Mediation Centre, PSA International Pte Ltd and Delfi Limited.

He was in the first batch of Senior Counsel appointed by the Singapore Supreme Court in 1997.

img-ChanLengSun Mr Chan Leng Sun, SC is the Deputy Chairman of the SIAC Board of Directors.

Leng Sun was appointed Senior Counsel in January 2011 and is a member of Duxton Hill Chambers (Singapore Group Practice). He is qualified in Malaysia, Singapore and England. He has a broad commercial practice that covers technical disputes, maritime law, international trade, insurance and company law.

Apart from being counsel, Leng Sun is a Chartered Arbitrator and is also on the panel of leading arbitral institutions. He is a member of the Singapore delegation to the UNCITRAL Working Group on Arbitration. Leng Sun is the former President of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) and Global Head of Arbitration of an international law firm. He is the Deputy Chairman of the SGX (Singapore Exchange) Appeals Committee.

Leng Sun was a legal officer of the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva and a SIAC-CIAC Observer to the UNCITRAL Working Group on Arbitration. He is the author of the book Singapore Law on Arbitral Awards and Co-Editor of Conflict of Laws in Arbitration.

Leng Sun is recognized among the top Lawyers worldwide by "Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019", "Who’s Who Litigation - Thought Leaders 2019", "Who’s Who Legal - Arbitration 2020" and Acritas Stars 2019. He is described by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 as “one of the best arbitrators and practitioners in arbitration.”

img-ChongYeeLeong Yee Leong is the Co-Head of the Firm's International Arbitration practice. His primary area of practice is in international arbitration focusing on the areas of energy, oil and gas, power and infrastructure projects in Singapore, Malaysia and the region. In practice for more than 29 years, Yee Leong is recognised as a leading international dispute resolution practitioner in the Asia-Pacific region.

Yee Leong is a Chartered Arbitrator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. He is a Director of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and also on the panel of arbitrators for SIAC, Asian International Arbitration Centre and CIArb Presidential Panel of Arbitrators. He is also a Jurisdictional Council Member for Singapore for Inter-Pacific Bar Association and Chairman for Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee for the Law Society of Singapore.

Yee Leong also served as a director of Singapore LNG Pte Ltd from 2011 to 2015. In 2018, he was among the inaugural batch of select practitioners to be recognised as a Senior Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law by the Singapore Academy of Law.

img-David_Liu Mr David Liu is a senior partner of Jun He Law Offices.

Mr. Liu has been in practice for over twenty years. His areas of specialty include banking and finance, M&A, and foreign direct investment. He is highly recommended for his outstanding performance in the areas of financial services, M&A. Mr. Liu has actively represented a number of international and domestic banks and been involved in structuring, negotiation, document preparation and rendering of opinions in many projects, including petrochemical, semiconductor, steel, automobile, power, water, toll road and other industries. Mr. Liu also represents multinational corporations in their entry into China’s market and advises state owned enterprises and other domestic companies on their cooperation with foreign investors. In recent years, Mr. Liu has also represented foreign banks and other financial institutions in their investments and strategic cooperation with PRC banks, fund joint ventures and financial institution deals.

Mr. Liu is an arbitrator with the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and also Shanghai Arbitration Commission , and visiting law professor at the East China University of Politics and Law. Mr. Liu was awarded the Legal Personality of the Year 2003 and China Dealmaker of the Year 2009 by Asian Legal Business; listed on Chambers & Partners since 2000 and listed a M&A and banking lawyer by Asia Law & Practice since 2000.

img-Rajiv_K_Luthra Mr Rajiv K Luthra is the Founder and Managing Partner of L&L Partners [formerly Luthra & Luthra Law Offices] and is the recipient of numerous accolades including: (i) "National Law Day Award" by the Prime Minister of India for "... his singular contribution to the practice of corporate and commercial law in India and for being one of the country's earliest pioneers in international transaction lawyering."; (ii)'International Jurists Award' by the Attorney-General and Chief Justice of the United Kingdom, for "...his unique contribution in the field of cross-border transactions and banking & finance law in India"; (iii) "Lifetime Achievement Award" for "... his accomplishments & achievements in the International M&A sector" - 4th Annual International M&A Advisor Awards, New York; (iv) Inducted in the M&A Hall of Fame, New York; (v) Honoured as a "Legend in Indian Corporate Law" and as an "Ace Legal Eagle for Indian corporate law, specializing in tax, regulatory & compliance laws"- Asian Business Leadership Forum Excellence Awards, Dubai.

Rajiv has been appointed to the committees of: (i) High Level Advisory Group (HLAG): appointed by Commerce Ministry to formulate India's trade policies; (ii) High Level Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility- 2018: appointed as a member to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs'; (iii)Securities Exchange Board of India [SEBI]: high level committees for 'Reviewing Insider Trading Regulations' and 'Rationalization of Investment Routes and Monitoring of Foreign Portfolio Investments.'; (iv) Convener of the Joint Economic & Trade Committee[JETCO], Ministry of Commerce: between India and the UK, formed to advise the Government of India on the liberalisation of legal services under the General Agreement on Trade in Services [GATS]; (v) Advisory Board of the Competition Commission of India; (vi) Competition Advocacy Steering Committee; (vii) National Competition Policy: An expert panel to formulate the 11th Five Year Plan by Planning Commission of India.

He also serves on the Board of the Symphony International Holdings Limited (a London Stock Exchange listed company). He is a former member of the Corporate Governance & Audit Committee of the Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation (India) [HSBC].

img-Michael_Moser Michael Moser is an international arbitrator with 20 Essex Street Chambers. He is a Chartered Arbitrator, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. He received his law degree from the Harvard Law School and holds a PhD (With Distinction) from Columbia University.

Mr Moser is Honorary Past Chairman of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, a Governing Board Member of ICCA, a Board Member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, a Board Member of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre and a Commission Member of CIETAC in Beijing. He has also served as a Court Member of the LCIA, a Board Member of the SCC Stockholm Arbitration Institute and an advisor to the World Bank in connection with the establishment of the Cambodian Arbitration Centre.

Mr Moser is the author or editor of many books and articles, including A Guide to the HKIAC Arbitration Rules (OUP, 2017) and The Asia Arbitration Handbook (OUP, 2011) and The Asian Leading Arbitrators' Guide to International Arbitration (Juris, 2006). Until last year, Mr Moser served as the General Editor of The Journal of International Arbitration.

Resident in Asia for more than 30 years, Mr Moser works principally from offices in Hong Kong and Singapore. He has acted as arbitrator in more than 250 cases under the UNCITRAL Rules and the institutional rules of the SIAC, the ICC, ICSID, HKIAC, JCAA, LCIA, ICDR and others. Fluent in Chinese (Putonghua), he was the first foreigner to be appointed an arbitrator in China in the 1980's. In recognition of his contributions to arbitration in Asia, Mr Moser was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by Chambers. He is consistently rated as being one of the "very best" and "most in demand" arbitrators globally.

img-Chelva_Rajah Mr Chelva R Rajah SC, a member of Singapore Bar since 1972, practices at Tan Rajah & Cheah in both litigation and arbitration, particularly in commercial disputes, property-related matters and insolvency.

He was President of the Law Society of Singapore from 1990 to 1992 and was appointed a Senior Counsel on 10 January 1998. He is on the SIAC Panel of Accredited Arbitrators.

img-Tham_Sai_Choy Mr Tham Sai Choy is a chartered accountant. He was the managing partner of KPMG Singapore and then chairman of its KPMG Asia Pacific operations when he retired. As an accountant in practice, he led audits, investigations and consultancy work at a wide range of Singapore companies.

He serves on the boards of the Housing & Development Board, Nanyang Polytechnic and Mount Alvernia Hospital, chairing their audit committees, and on the boards of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority, and DBS Group Holdings Limited. He is also the Chairman of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

Mr Tham trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the UK. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and the Singapore Institute of Directors.
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