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img-Gary_Born Gary Born is the President of the SIAC Court of Arbitration.

Mr Born is Chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP and is one of the world's preeminent authorities on international commercial arbitration and international litigation. He has served as counsel in over 675 arbitrations, including several of the largest arbitrations in ICC and ad hoc history, and has sat as arbitrator in more than 250 institutional and ad hoc arbitrations.

Mr Born is ranked by peers and clients as one of the leading international arbitration practitioners in the world. Among many accolades, Mr Born has received the Global Arbitration Review inaugural "Advocate of the Year" award, the Client Choice award for "Best International Arbitration Practitioner" and the Best Lawyers "London Arbitration Lawyer of the Year" award. He is one of only two practitioners globally to achieve "starred" status for international arbitration in the Chambers and Partners guides and the sole practitioner in London. In 2018 Chambers and Partners recognized him for his "Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession".

Mr Born has published a number of leading works on international arbitration, international litigation and other forms of dispute resolution. He is the author of International Commercial Arbitration (Third Edition, Kluwer 2020), the leading treatise in the field, which has received the American Society of International Law's Certificate of Merit for High Technical Craftsmanship and OGEMID's Book of the Year award for 2009. Other recent works include International Arbitration and Forum Selection Agreements: Drafting and Enforcing (Fifth edition, Kluwer 2016). He is an Honorary Professor of Law at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and Tsinghua University, Beijing, and teaches regularly at law schools in Europe, Asia and North and South America.

img-Cavinder_Bull Mr Cavinder Bull, SC is a Vice-President of the Court of Arbitration and the Chief Executive Officer of Drew & Napier LLC. He is also a member of the Governing Board of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and Vice-President of the Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group. He was Deputy Chairman of the SIAC from October 2010 to April 2017.

Mr Bull has an active practice in complex litigation and international arbitration. He has acted as counsel in numerous international arbitrations and has represented governments, financial institutions and corporations from various parts of the world. He is also experienced in investor-state disputes, where he has acted as both counsel and arbitrator. Legal 500 praised him as a "very astute lawyer on strategy and law" while Chambers & Partners describes him as a "consummate advocate"; a "very rare talent in disputes"; and says that "complex arbitrations are his specialisation".

Mr Bull is on the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators and has been appointed as an arbitrator in ICSID, PCA, NAFTA, ICC, SIAC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and ad hoc arbitrations.

Mr Bull graduated with First Class Honours in law from Oxford University and has a Masters in law from Harvard Law School. He has been called to the Bar in Singapore, New York and England & Wales. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2008.

img-Lucy_Reed Lucy Reed, one of two Vice-Presidents of the SIAC Court and President-Elect of ICCA, joined Arbitration Chambers as an independent arbitrator with the launch of their New York office in January 2020. She previously served as the Director of the Centre for International Law and Professor on the Law Faculty of the National University of Singapore. Before retiring in 2016 from the international law firm Freshfields, Lucy led the firm's global international arbitration group and represented private and public clients in investment treaty and complex commercial arbitrations, as well as sitting on the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission and co-directing the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland. Before joining Freshfields in 1998, Lucy was general counsel of the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization and, while with the Legal Adviser's Office of the US State Department, the US Agent to the Iran-US Claims Tribunal. Lucy has served as President of the American Society of International Law and Chair of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration. A New York qualified lawyer, she was educated at the University of Chicago Law School and Brown University.

img-Claudia_Annacker Catherine Amirfar is a litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. She is in the firm's International Dispute Resolution Group and Co-Chair of the firm's Public International Law Group.

Her practice focuses on public international law, international commercial and treaty arbitration, and international and complex commercial litigation. She recently joined the firm's Management Committee.

Ms. Amirfar has been ranked among the leading international arbitration practitioners by Chambers Global, which has described her as "very composed, intelligent and a master of investment arbitration."

Prior to rejoining Debevoise in 2016, Ms. Amirfar spent two years as the Counselor on International Law to the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. During her tenure as Counselor, Ms. Amirfar advised the State Department on its most significant litigation matters involving international law and foreign relations. She received the Superior Honor Award for her service to the Department.

Ms. Amirfar has recently been nominated as President-Elect of the American Society of International Law and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Law Institute, and the Advisory Committee on International Law for the U.S. Department of State. She has written extensively on international arbitration, the relationship between international law and U.S. domestic law, international human rights and humanitarian law, investor-state disputes, and the law of consular and diplomatic immunities.

img-Claudia_Annacker Dr. Claudia Annacker is a Partner in the Paris office of Dechert LLP. She focuses her practice on international arbitration and litigation and public international law matters, in particular investor-State disputes, inter-State disputes, disputes involving international organizations and human rights cases. She has represented states and investors in more than 30 investment treaty arbitrations and regularly advises investors on structuring their investments to benefit from, or improve, investment treaty protections.

Dr. Annacker received a Ph.D. with high honors (1992) and a venia legendi et docendi (habilitation) for public international law (1997) from the University of Vienna. Dr. Annacker is an adjunct professor at the University of Vienna, where she teaches advanced research seminars in international responsibility and international dispute settlement and has been a visiting professor at the Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense University. She has published widely in the fields of international arbitration and public international law.

img-John_Bang John P Bang is the head and co-founder of the International Arbitration and Cross-Border Litigation Practice at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC.

Over the past 20 years, he has represented parties in over 200 domestic and international arbitral proceedings seated in Asia, Europe and North America, ranging from multi-million to multi-billion dollar disputes. He has also served as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and chair in arbitral disputes under various arbitral institutions.

John is recognised as a leading arbitration practitioner in industry rankings such as Who's Who Legal, Chambers Asia and Asialaw Leading Lawyers. In 2016, he was Asialaw's "Disputes Star of the Year" for South Korea, and in 2018, Who's Who Legal listed him as a Thought Leader in international arbitration. In April 2018, he received a Special Commendation from the Minister of Justice of Korea for his contribution to the development of arbitration in Korea. Chambers & Partners quotes a client as praising him for his "most-effective advocacy, comprehensive understanding of Korean disputes and dedication to detail".

John is presently a member of the Executive Committee of the Korea Council for International Arbitration and an officer in the IBA Litigation Committee. Previously, he was a member of the drafting committee for the ICCA Sourcebook for Logistical Matters in Procedural Orders. He also served as Federal Law Clerk to the Honorable Kathryn C. Ferguson, USBJ, New Jersey.

img-Yas_Banifatemi Yas Banifatemi is a partner and Co-Head of Shearman & Sterling's International Arbitration practice. She also leads the firm's Public International Law practice, and co-heads its Energy practice. She is a Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, a member of the LCIA Court and a member of the ICSID panel of arbitrators.

She represents States, State entities and companies in international arbitration cases under the ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, SCC, CRCICA, HKIAC, DIS and Swiss Arbitration Rules, with particular focus on international investment and energy disputes. She also advises States, State entities and corporations on a variety of public international law issues, such as the law of treaties, State responsibility, State contracts, immunity of States and other.

Yas Banifatemi has served as Chair and arbitrator in numerous commercial and investor-State arbitrations, including international arbitration proceedings under the Rules of the ICC, ICSID, SCC, LCIA, CRCICA, SIAC, HKIAC and the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration, as well as in ad hoc proceedings.

A Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale and Harvard Law Schools, Yas Banifatemi also teaches International Investment Law at Panthéon-Sorbonne University. She has written extensively on international arbitration and public international law issues.

img-Julie_Bedard Julie Bédard is head of Skadden's International Litigation and Arbitration Group for the Americas. She concentrates her practice on complex international litigation and arbitration and also advises companies and boards in internal investigations and regulatory matters. She represents clients in federal and state courts in the United States and has served as counsel in international arbitration proceedings held under the auspices of the ICC, AAA, ICDR, LCIA and ICSID. Ms. Bédard has repeatedly been recognized as a leading lawyer in a variety of legal publications, including Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Chambers Latin America, Euromoney and Latinvex.

img-NigelBlackaby Nigel Blackaby is a partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Washington DC and global head of the firm’s international arbitration group. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in over 100 ad hoc and institutional arbitrations (including over 40 investment arbitrations for investors and states). He has particular expertise in Latin America and energy and mining disputes. Recent cases include:

• Burlington Resources, Inc. v Ecuador (ICSID);
• Repsol v Argentina (ICSID);
• Pan American Energy v Bolivia (ICSID);
• Total, CMS, Suez, BG Group, Aguas de Barcelona and National Grid (among others) v Argentina;
• Crystallex International Corporation v Venezuela (ICSID Additional Facility)
• Tenaris and Talta v Venezuela (ICSID)

Nigel is a former president of the IBA Subcommittee on Investment Arbitration, an editor since 1995 of Arbitration International, co-author of Redfern and Hunter on International Arbitration (6th edition, Oxford, 2015), Guide to ICSID Arbitration (2nd edition, Kluwer, 2010) and International Arbitration in Latin America (Kluwer, 2003). He is an adjunct professor of international arbitration at American University Washington College of Law.

He is a graduate of the University of Exeter (UK) and the Université d’Aix-Marseille III (France) and has conducted arbitrations in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.

img-Lawrence_Boo Lawrence Boo is a pioneer in the development of Singapore arbitration. He served as the first Chief Executive Officer and Registrar of SIAC (1991-1996) and was recalled to serve SIAC from 2004 to 2009 as the Deputy Chairman. Boo is one of Singapore's leading international arbitrators, having sat as arbitrator in more than 300 cases and written numerous awards. His cases included those administered by the AAA, ICC, ICSID, CIETAC, SIAC, LCIA, KLRCA, BANI, HKIAC and ad hoc arbitrations. He is designated by Singapore to the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators (Dec 2013-Dec 2019).

Boo leads the teaching of international commercial arbitration at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore since 1994. He also teaches at Bond University, Australia. He is the author of "Halsbury's Laws of Singapore Volume 1(2) - Arbitration" (Lexis-Nexis 1998, 2003 Re-issue, 2011 Re-issue, 2017 Re-issue) and one of the co-authors of UNCITRAL Digest on the Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration (UN July 2012).

For his contribution to the development of international arbitration and mediation, Boo was conferred the honour of Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (BBM)(The Public Service Star) in August 2009 by the President of Singapore.

img-Cao_Lijun Lijun Cao is a partner and head of arbitration practice of Zhong Lun Law Firm.

Lijun specializes in international arbitration and currently advises and represents clients in arbitrations before CIETAC, HKIAC, SIAC, the ICC Court and other arbitration forums, as well as arbitration-related lawsuits before various PRC courts.

Lijun is an experienced arbitrator. He sits on the panel of arbitrators of a few institutions, including CIETAC, HKIAC, SIAC and ICDR. He is also a Member of the CRCICA Advisory Committee, the Vice Chair of the Arbitration and ADR Committee of ICC China, and the Secretary General of the Arbitration Committee of All China Lawyers Association (ACLA).

Lijun is licensed to practice law in China and the New York State. He holds an LL.B. from the University of International Business and Economics (Beijing) and an LL.M. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Lijun is a guest professor at the University of International Business and Economics, the Beijing Foreign Studies University and the China University of Political Science and Law.
img-Minh_Dang K. Minh Dang is the Senior Partner of YKVN and has more than 35 years of experience in international matters. Minh heads up YKVN's international arbitration practice where he focuses on complex Vietnam related disputes often partnering with major international firms, such as Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr and Shearman & Sterling, and regional firms, such as Drew & Napier and Allen & Gledhill.  His experience includes disputes in the areas of oil & gas taxation, oil & gas investment and treaty claims, outbound telecom investments, pharmaceutical manufacturing investments, real estate investments, insurance and construction projects.  Minh's experience also includes the successful representation of Petrovietnam (together with Shearman & Sterling) in an ICC arbitration in Singapore initiated by two independent oil companies and involving major tax indemnity and reimbursement claims.

Minh has been active in Vietnam for 25 years since 1994. He led the legal team advising Vietnam in the London Club restructuring of Vietnam's commercial debts that closed in 1998 with Vietnam's maiden issuance of international bonds. He has also been advising Petrovietnam in international matters since the late 90's.  Minh has been individually recognized by leading professional publications as a "Vietnam expert" for many years.

Minh is fluent in English, French and Vietnamese.

img-Jessica_Fei Ms. Jessica Fei specializes in cross-border dispute resolution, arbitration and litigation practice.

Jessica is a widely recognized leading international arbitration and dispute resolution practitioner. Her practice focuses on large-scale international arbitration and cross-border litigation, for clients including Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs), multinationals and major regional corporates.  Qualified in the New York State and China, Jessica is one of the very few leading international dispute resolution practitioners in China who can effectively handle cases in both English and Chinese languages as counsel and arbitrator, and has significant international background and experience as well as deep understanding of the Chinese corporate culture and law.

Jessica handles disputes relating to energy (oil & gas, power etc), infrastructure and construction, trade (international sale of goods), cross-border investment (e.g. Sino-foreign joint venture disputes), manufacturing, distribution, and intellectual property matters among others. She represents and assists clients in international arbitrations (including ICC, CIETAC, HKIAC, SIAC, SCC, LCIA, AAA/ICDR, BAC and UNCITRAL) and litigation matters inside and outside China in both English and Chinese languages. She sits regularly as arbitrator in commercial cases, and is listed on the panel of arbitrators of SIAC, HKIAC, CIETAC, ICDR, AIAC, CRCICA, KCAB etc.

img-Bernard_Hanotiau Prof. Bernard Hanotiau has been actively involved in international arbitration as party-appointed arbitrator, chairman, sole arbitrator, counsel and expert in all parts of the world, under the rules of all major arbitral institutions including the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, DIAC, HKIAC, SCC, AAA, Swiss Chambers, NAI, CRCICA, KCAB, PCA and in many ad hoc cases for the last 40 years.

Professor Hanotiau is Emeritus Professor of the University of Louvain (Belgium). He is a member of the ICCA Advisory Board and of the Council of the ICC Institute and a member of the ICC International Arbitration Commission. He is also a former Vice-President of the Institute of Transnational Arbitration (Dallas), of Cepani (Belgian Arbitration Center) and of the LCIA Court. He is also member of the SIAC Court of Arbitration, Vice-President of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai International Arbitration Center (DIAC) and a member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre's Advisory Board.

In March 2011, Professor Hanotiau received the GAR "Arbitrator of the Year" award. In April 2016, he also received the Who's Who Legal "Lawyer of the Year" for Arbitration Award.

img-Eri_Hertiawan A senior partner and the co-head of the Litigation and ADR Group at Assegaf Hamzah & Partners. Eri is an arbitration specialist and a seasoned litigator with an extensive experience of commercial disputes in real estate, energy, natural resources, aviation and shipping industries.

Eri is the first and sole Indonesian lawyer appointed as member of SIAC Court of Arbitration. He is also one of only a few Indonesian lawyers to be appointed a member of both the SIAC Users Council and the SIAC panel of arbitrators. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and a certified mediator with both the Indonesian National Mediation Centre, and the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) in United Kingdom.

Eri's clients trust him as "an expert who is very informative and detailed in providing information" (Chambers & Partners 2019). As an all-round practitioner, he regularly works on high-profile tort, corporate, banking, antitrust and criminal matters, with clients including PT Coca Cola Bottling Indonesia, Garuda Indonesia, Air Asia and Garmin.

Leading international publication consistently recommended and ranked Eri for his expertise as a dispute resolution specialist. He is continuously being named a "Dispute Resolution Star" by Benchmark Litigation since 2013, and a "Market-Leading Lawyer" for Dispute Resolution by Asialaw since 2011.

img-Tejas_Karia Tejas Karia is partner with Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co and heads the Arbitration practice of the firm. He has been handling International and Domestic Commercial Arbitrations across sectors involving complex disputes relating to Oil & Gas, Shareholders' Agreements, Joint Ventures, Construction and Infrastructure, Insurance, Real Estate and Private Equity. He has represented multinational and Indian corporations in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations involving major arbitration institutions including SIAC, LCIA, ICC, ICA, ICADR and RSA.

He was part of committee of Law Commission of India for recommending amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 and also of High-powered Committee for Institutionalization of Arbitration in India. He regularly appears as counsel before the Arbitration Tribunals, High Courts and Supreme Court of India as well as sits as Arbitrator in several cases.

He has been recognized as "Leading Lawyer in Dispute Resolution" by Asialaw Leading Lawyers, mentioned in Legal500, ranked lawyer by Chambers & Partners for Arbitration and listed in Who's Who Legal - Arbitration.

He is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, Vice-Chairman of Society of Construction Law - India, Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Director of India Branch of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK and Director & Convenor of Indian Arbitration Forum. He has co-authored a number of publications on Arbitration and spoken at various conferences and seminars on arbitration globally. He is a member of the Task Force of Commonwealth Secretariat to conduct a study into the challenges of accessing commercial arbitration and also of Task Force for revising the IBA Rules on Taking Evidence in International Commercial Arbitrations.

img-Darius_Khambata Darius J. Khambata, Senior Counsel, LL.M. (Harvard), practises before the Supreme Court of India, the Bombay High Court and other High Courts and Tribunals across India.

He has held two distinguished public law offices, as Advocate General for Maharashtra and as Additional Solicitor General of India.

Mr Khambata has a large and varied practice and has appeared in several important constitutional, commercial, securities and administrative law matters and in significant domestic and international commercial arbitrations.

He was a member of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Committee that framed new insider trading regulations and is currently a member of SEBI's Takeover Panel. He was part of the Law Commission of India's Committee that in 2015 recommended amendments to the Indian Arbitration & Conciliation Act 1996. He was a Vice-President of the LCIA and is a member of the SIAC Court. He sits on the Advisory Council to the Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai. He is a member of One Essex Court, London apart from having his own chambers in Mumbai.

img-Toby_Landau Toby Landau QC is a barrister and arbitrator, and a member of the Bars of England & Wales, Singapore, New York, BVI and Northern Ireland (and the DIFC).

As Arbitrator, he has sat as President and Co-Arbitrator in numerous Investor-State and commercial disputes worldwide, under most of the leading institutional and ad hoc rules. As Counsel, he has argued hundreds of major international investor-State and commercial arbitrations, as well as many ground-breaking arbitration cases in Court (including Dallah v Pakistan in the UK Supreme Court, and First Media v Astro in the Courts of Singapore and Hong Kong).

He is Visiting Professor at Kings College London; a Court Member of SIAC; previously LCIA Court Member and SCC Board Member; UK delegate to the UNCITRAL Working Group on Arbitration (1994-2013); and a draftsman of the English Arbitration Act 1996 as well as many other laws in several countries. In April 2012, he was appointed to the Panel of Advisors of the Attorney-General of Singapore.

He won the Legal 500 Award for "International Arbitration Silk of the Year", 2017 and was named "Most Highly Regarded Individual" in International Arbitration in Who's Who Legal's global survey, 2014 and 2015 as well as one of the "Hot 100" in The Lawyer's 2018 survey.

img-Fernando Fernando Mantilla-Serrano is a partner and global Co-chair of the International Arbitration Practice at Latham & Watkins. A graduate from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, where he received his Law degree (JD) together with a major in Economics, Mr. Mantilla-Serrano has also received a MCJ (LLM) from New York University (Fulbright Scholar), a DEA in International Private Law and International Trade and a DSU in EU Law from the Université de Paris II. He is acclaimed for the depth of his knowledge and experience in international arbitration representing companies, states, and state-owned entities in highly complex commercial and investor-state disputes. Mr Mantilla-Serrano has acted as lead counsel in arbitrations conducted under the main institutional arbitration rules (ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SCC, ICDR), as well as ad hoc rules. His articles on arbitration have been published in Arbitration International, the French Revue de l'Arbitrage, the Journal of International Arbitration and the Spanish Revista de la Corte Española de Arbitraje. He is fluent in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. He was one of a four-member commission created by the Spanish Minister of Justice to draft Spain's new arbitration act (Law 60 of December 23, 2003). Mr Mantilla-Serrano is fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and member of the International Law Association (ILA). Mr Mantilla-Serrano is admitted to the bars of Colombia, New York (USA), Paris (France) and Madrid (Spain).

img-Shanti_Mogan Shanti Mogan is an advocate and solicitor of the Malaysian Bar of close to 30 years standing. As Counsel and Arbitrator, she has a broad commercial practice representing parties in arbitrations held domestically and internationally under the Rules of the AIAC, SIAC, ICC and UNCITRAL. Her experience covers banking, commercial and corporate, and technology related disputes.

She regularly acts for banks, regulatory bodies and corporations in relation to consumer protection, data protection and privacy, defamation, entertainment, multimedia and communications disputes.

As Counsel she has represented clients in many arbitrations the most recent of which involve large scale disputes relating to a steel plant, a cellular blocking system and an integrated complex in respect of the provision of chilled water. Some significant Court matters relating to arbitration disputes include injunctions relating to cellular access network for an airport and the termination of a public service pending arbitration. Shanti also has experience in the area of competition and antitrust laws, and offers advisory services, compliance audits and legal representation in competition law investigations and disputes. Specific industries she has represented in her competition practice include the pharmaceutical, insurance, energy, travel, banking, automotive, entertainment and retail sectors.

Shanti advises on regulatory compliance and activities coming under the purview of various authorities including the Securities Commission, the Anti-Corruption Commission and the Communications and Multimedia Commission.

She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the LCIA and sits on various committees relating to the practice of arbitration including the Bar Council, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Malaysia and the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She has been recognised by Chambers Asia Pacific and by Experts Guides in the field of dispute resolution and arbitration.

img-Shaneen_Parikh Shaneen has over two decades of experience in resolution of commercial disputes through both arbitration and litigation.

She focuses on arbitration (both domestic and international) having represented clients in disputes administered by various international arbitral institutions as also ad hoc arbitrations. She is also a Member of the SIAC Court of Arbitration and the LCIA Users Council.

Shaneen also handles commercial litigation in disputes relating to commercial contracts, shareholder issues, infrastructure, power and construction projects, financial and structured products, infrastructure, power and construction projects and white collar crime. She has also represented clients in various courts and tribunal across India, including the NCLT, High Courts and the Supreme Court of India.

Shaneen has been recommended by Who’s Who Legal 2020, as a Future Leader in arbitration and a Notable Practitioner in Dispute Resolution by Asia Law.

Shaneen is also actively involved in dispute resolution-related initiatives, as a speaker at various events and also as a published author.

img-Eun_YoungPark Dr Eun Young Park is a partner at Kim & Chang, and serves as co-chair of the International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation Practice Group.

After serving as a judge in the Seoul District Court, Dr Park joined Kim & Chang where he has led the firm’s international arbitration and cross-border dispute practice. He specialises in international arbitration on various issues including commercial and investment disputes, regularly sits as an arbitrator, and also represents multinational corporations in cross-border litigation.

Dr Park is a Member of the SIAC Court of Arbitration and served as a Vice President of the LCIA Court. He also acted as a Vice Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee and a founding Co-Chair of the IBA’s Asia-Pacific Arbitration Group. He received a J.S.D from the NYU School of Law and is admitted to the Korean bar and the New York bar.

img-Philippe_Pinsolle Philippe Pinsolle is a partner of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, he is heading international arbitration for continental Europe.  He is based in the firm's Geneva Office.  Philippe Pinsolle has over twenty-five years of experience as counsel, expert and arbitrator in international arbitration with a particular focus in international commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, disputes between sovereign states in such sectors as major infrastructures, energy and other capital intensive industries.  He has been involved in more than 300 arbitrations as counsel or arbitrator under the auspices of virtually all major arbitration institutions.  Among his many professional activities, Philippe Pinsolle is also Senior Vice-Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee.

img-Harish_Salve Mr Harish Salve is a Senior Advocate practicing in the Supreme Court of India.

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant who started work in taxation in 1978 and then shifted to law in 1980. He set up his independent chambers in 1986. He was designated a Senior Advocate in 1992. He held the office of the Solicitor General of India from 1999 until November 2001 being the youngest Solicitor General ever at the age of 42 years.

He has handled some of the most important cases decided by the Indian Supreme Court in the last two decades.

He has been active in the field of international arbitration both as counsel as well as an arbitrator. He has been appointed as an arbitrator in a number of arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, LCIA and the SIAC.

img-John_Savage John Savage QC is a Partner in King & Spalding's International Arbitration group based in the firm's London and Singapore offices. He is member of the SIAC Court and was a Vice-President of the SIAC Court from 2013 to March 2018 and a Director of the SIAC from 2009 to 2017.

Mr Savage has more than 25 years' experience representing governments and corporations in over 200 international arbitrations around the world. These include many corporate, construction, energy and investment treaty disputes, with an emphasis on the oil & gas and power sectors. Mr Savage has worked in Asia since 2001 and his experience extends across the Asia-Pacific region. In addition to his work as counsel, Mr Savage has been appointed chairman of the tribunal, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in more than 30 commercial and investment treaty arbitrations in Asia and beyond.

img-Michael_Schneider Michael E. Schneider is a founding partner of LALIVE, an international and independent law firm based in Switzerland and London (http://www.lalive.law). He has practised in international arbitration for more than 40 years as counsel in disputes involving States and corporations in construction, industrial engineering and infrastructure projects, state responsibility foreign investment and natural resources (in particular oil and gas), organising and leading teams of specialists from different fields and different legal and cultural backgrounds. The cases were subject to various domestic laws or international law and applied various rules, including those of the UNCITRAL, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, Swiss Rules, Stockholm Institute, the Cairo Regional Centre (CRCICA), Dubai (DIAC), European Development Fund and before other international bodies, including the WTO Appellate Body and the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC). He has also acted as arbitrator (sole, presiding or co-arbitrator) under the rules of many institutions.

Honorary President of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA). Past chairman of the UNCITRAL Working Group II (Arbitration) at its Sessions in New York and Vienna (2006-2010) on the revision of the Arbitration Rules and on the revision of the Notes on Organizing Arbitral Proceedings (2014-2015) and Vice-chair of the Commission (2015-2017). Past Vice chair of the ICC Commission on Arbitration until 2014, and member of several of its working groups (1998 and 2012 revisions of the ICC Rules, Construction, Pre-arbitral Referee). Immediate past president of the International Academy of Construction Lawyers (IACL). Member of the Board of Trustees of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA).

img-Abby_Cohen Abby Cohen Smutny is a partner of White & Case LLP based in Washington DC.  She co-heads the firm's international arbitration practice in the Americas and heads the firm's public international law practice.  She is widely recognized as one of the world's leading international arbitration practitioners and is an experienced arbitrator.

She has nearly 30 years' experience representing both private as well as State parties in international commercial as well as treaty-based arbitrations relating to a wide range of industries including banking, financial services, oil & gas, mining, electric power, real estate development, water supply, retail, pharmaceuticals, construction, tobacco, railroads, telecommunications, and manufacturing.  She has significant experience managing claims arising out of project financing, privatizations, natural resource concessions, contracts with States and State-entities, and political risk insurance.

Among other positions, she has served as Chair of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA), Vice-President of American Society of International Law, Vice-Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the IBA, Chair of the IBA's Investment Treaty Sub-Committee, President of LCIA's North American Users Council, Member of the Board of the American Arbitration Association, and Chair of the International Law Section of the Washington DC Bar.

img-Thomas_Snider Thomas R. Snider is a Partner and the Head of Arbitration at Al Tamimi & Company in Dubai.  He has represented corporate entities and sovereign states in a wide range of matters involving international arbitration and other forms of cross-border dispute resolution, including state-to-state arbitration, international commercial arbitration, international investment disputes, and U.S. court litigation.

From 2001 to 2009, Mr. Snider was a member of the legal team representing the Government of Ethiopia before the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission, an international arbitral tribunal that adjudicated claims for loss, damage, and injury arising during an international armed conflict.  In this context, he worked as a resident attorney in Addis Ababa for three years.

Mr. Snider frequently speaks and writes on topics involving international law and dispute resolution.  Before relocating to Dubai, he was a Professorial Lecturer in Law at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.  He has been recognized multiple times in Who's Who Legal's Future Leaders - Arbitration.

Mr. Snider received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

img-Hiroyuki_Tezuka Hiroyuki Tezuka is a partner at Nishimura & Asahi, and heads the firm's international dispute resolution practice group. He specializes in international commercial litigation and arbitration. He has been involved in a number of international arbitrations as counsel, sole-arbitrator, co-arbitrator or chairman including ICC, JCAA, AAA-ICDR, VIAC, KCAB and SIAC.

Hiroyuki serves as an executive director of the Japan Association of Arbitrators, was a vice-chair of the Arbitration Committee of the IBA Legal Practice Division, and is a committee co-chair of the Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee at the IPBA. Since 2013, he has been a member of SIAC's Court of Arbitration. From 2013 to 2015, he had taught international arbitration at the University of Tokyo, School of Law as visiting professor. Since 2016, he has been a member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, the ACICA council, the Seoul IDRC Advisory Board and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). Since 2018 he is a Council member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law.

Hiroyuki graduated from the University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1984) and Harvard Law School (LL.M., 1992). He is admitted as an attorney in Japan (1986) and in New York (1993).

img-Alan_Thambiayah Since 1989, Mr Thambiayah has been appointed as chairman of arbitral tribunals, sole arbitrator or co-arbitrator in over 450 ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations of disputes arising from international investment contracts and joint ventures, infrastructure, building & civil engineering contracts, oil and gas operation, distribution and transport network contracts, and maritime and international trade contracts (including charterparties and export finance), in Bangkok, Colombo, Delhi, Hong Kong, Karachi, Kolkata, Kuala Lumpur, London, Mumbai, New York, Paris, Perth, Seoul, Sydney and Singapore, with the total value of claims in excess of US$6.5 billion. These appointments include: as sole arbitrator by the High Court of Singapore, by the ICC, ICDR, HKIAC and SIAC, acting as the appointing authorities; as presiding arbitrator by party appointed arbitrators from Australia, Malaysia, Seoul, London, U.S.A., Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore, and by the ICC and KLRCA, acting as the appointing authorities; and as co-arbitrator by parties from various countries and by the ICC, ICDR and SIAC, acting as the appointing authorities.

Mr Thambiayah is a member of the SIAC Court of Arbitration, member of the Council of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, and is on the panel of arbitrators of ACICA, AMTAC, APRAG, HKIAC, ICDR, KLRCA, MLAANZ, SIAC and SCMA.

img-Ariel_Ye Ms Ye is the senior partner of King & Wood Mallesons PRC's cross-border dispute resolution practice and a recognised expert on PRC-related dispute resolution in the Asia Pacific region.

Ms Ye is a member of the advisory board of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and the chair of the One Belt One Road Subcommittee of the Asia Pacific Forum of IBA. She has been frequently invited to speak at international and regional professional conferences as a China legal expert. Ms Ye is also frequently recognised as a leading counsel by Chambers Global and Asia Legal Business (China) as an experienced international arbitration lawyer.

Ms Ye received her LL.B. from Peking University Law School, and holds LL.Ms from the Law School of China Academy of Social Sciences and Harvard Law School. She was admitted to practice in PRC and New York State in 1988 and 1999, respectively.

img-Alvin_Yeo Mr Alvin Yeo, Senior Counsel, is the Chairman and Senior Partner at WongPartnership LLP, Singapore. His main areas of practice are litigation and arbitration in banking, corporate/commercial and infrastructure disputes. Mr Yeo has extensive experience as counsel in arbitration proceedings both in Singapore and in the region, and also sits as an arbitrator. Mr Yeo graduated from King's College, University of London, and is admitted to the English Bar (Gray's Inn) and the Singapore Bar. In January 2000, Mr Yeo became the youngest lawyer to be appointed Senior Counsel.

Mr Yeo is a member of the Court of the SIAC, the ICC Commission and a fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and the Singapore Institute of Directors, and a former member of the LCIA Court and the IBA Arbitration Committee. He is also on the panel of arbitrators of the ICDR, HKIAC, KCAB, SCIA and the SIArb's Panel for Sports in Singapore.

Mr Yeo is recognised as a leading litigation and arbitration counsel in international legal directories such as The Legal 500; IFLR1000; Chambers Global; Chambers Asia Pacific; PLC Which Lawyer; Best Lawyers; Expert Guides; and Who's Who Legal.
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