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EVENTS

Asia Pacific Disputes Summit:
Singapore 2019

10 Sept 2019 |

8.15am

Overview

Date

10th September 2019

Venue

The Westin Singapore, 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2 Singapore 018961

Registration and Breakfast

8:15am - 9.00am

Time

9:00am - 7:00pm

Cost

Free of charge for in-house counsel

In association with


Celebrating more than 130 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 1,000 lawyers in 20 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm also represents hundreds of clients with new ventures and mid-sized companies in emerging industries. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognised for the results it obtains, its uncompromising commitment to quality and its dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients.

The firm's Singapore office is an Asia-Pacific hub for the firm's energy, M&A and international arbitration work, helping leading businesses meet the opportunities and challenges of the Asian market in LNG, oil and gas and power. The firm assists companies in structuring project financing -- often breaking the mould -- in executing their most complex acquisitions and dispositions throughout the region and beyond; and in resolving oil and gas, power and construction disputes via commercial and investment treaty arbitration.

The Singapore team works closely with lawyers in Tokyo and co-ordinates cross-firm to deliver locally informed, globally resourced counsel.


An established leader, WongPartnership's reputation as a major provider of legal services in ASEAN, China and the Middle East is forged on the back of its dynamic energy and ability to respond to its clients' needs. The Singapore headquartered firm has over 300 lawyers with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Yangon, as well as in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Manila through member firms of WPG, a regional law network. Offering a full suite of services, the firm has a twin focus on advisory and transactional work where it has been involved in landmark corporate transactions, as well as complex and high-profile litigation and arbitration matters. The exceptional nature of its work has drawn recognition from major regional and international commentators, and the collaborative nature of WongPartnership's practices ensures that clients receive the quality of service that is essential in today's competitive and challenging environment.


On 1 January 2019, the Singapore office of K&L Gates LLP combined with a leading Singapore law firm, Straits Law Practice. The integrated Singapore office, now operating as K&L Gates Straits Law LLC, has the distinction of being one of the few international firms able to offer full service Singapore law capabilities and representation, with our Singapore-based team comprising a highly regarded litigation practice (complex corporate litigation, arbitration, construction, and white-collar crime case) and our global dispute resolution platform possessing broad geographic coverage and diverse industry experience. Our newly expanded Singapore practice remains bolstered by our comprehensive regional presence in Asia Pacific, comprising nearly 400 lawyers across 11 offices, and connected to our fully-integrated global platform of approximately 2,000 across five continents.


As one of a few international law firms operating in Singapore under a Joint Law Venture, our clients are able to obtain seamless advice from a single entity. We draw together the international expertise and resources of RPC and the local knowledge of Premier Law to provide an exceptional service. Our team of leading lawyers combine decades of experience in the region with unrivalled expertise in their respective markets.

Through RPC Premier Law Pte Ltd – known as RPC Premier Law - we can provide an extensive range of advice on multi-jurisdictional transactions involving English and Singapore law. Our clients are also able to receive representation in the Singapore courts through Premier Law LLC.

We offer a comprehensive range of services in Singapore with expertise in legal sectors including construction; corporate and commercial; dispute resolution (including banking and financial disputes); energy; international arbitration; insurance and reinsurance; and shipping and international trade.

Singapore is an important hub for Asia, and together with local firm Premier Law, our clients can expect a comprehensive service throughout the region. In jurisdictions where we don't have an office, we have strong relationships with some of the best local firms across Asia.


Eversheds Harry Elias is proud to be a progressive law firm attuned to clients' needs. We are a full service firm operating as a completely integrated team, and are able to provide a total solution to our clients' legal requirements. We have significant experience in advising our clients across a wide range of legal services. These include international arbitration, public international law, litigation & dispute management, corporate & commercial, mergers & acquisitions, intellectual property, construction & engineering, projects & infrastructure, restructuring & insolvency, family and matrimonial, employment, cybersecurity & data protection and real estate.

As Singapore continues to develop rapidly, we understand that you need advisers who understand your business and who can help you to navigate the cultural intricacies and common pitfalls of doing business in Singapore. The firm is made up of more than 20 partners and 60+ lawyers who provide high quality advice to both local and international clients, with our office serving as the hub for work throughout South East Asia, including Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and the Philippines. Being part of Eversheds Sutherland international network, we are able to service clients from 69 offices across 34 jurisdictions in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. In addition, we have a network of more than 200 relationship law firms around the world. No matter what area of law, or what stage of the project cycle you are at, we can help you fulfil your ambitions at a regional and global level, with commercial advice focused on resolving your problems.


Schellenberg Wittmer Pte Ltd is registered as a foreign law practice with the Singapore Attorney General and is the Singapore affiliate of Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd, a major Swiss law firm. We cover key jurisdictions and markets in the Asia-Pacific region, assisting clients in both in- and outbound investments as well as in international arbitration.

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd, Switzerland, is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. Over 150 lawyers in Zurich and Geneva provide comprehensive legal services to domestic and international clients in all aspects of business law. Clients of Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd are market leaders in a wide range of sectors including financial services, life sciences, technology, telecommunication, commodities, construction, manufacturing and energy.


Clyde & Co is a dynamic, global law firm focused on providing a complete legal service to clients in our core sectors. With more than 400 partners, 1800 lawyers and 2200 legal professionals, we have an extensive global presence across 6 continents. Our work is cross-border, high profile and complex and our extensive international network means we offer access to specialists with local knowledge on the ground, where and when needed. With unrivalled local and global reach, our network of offices provides support to clients in the right time zone and geographical location. The strength and depth of our experience and expertise in cross-border corporate transactions across various sectors means we have the expertise, resources and global capability to work with clients covering a range of business needs.


IMF Bentham Asia is the Asian arm of IMF Bentham Limited (ASX:IMF), one of the world’s leading dispute resolution financiers. We provide finance to claimants and law firms for large commercial disputes across Asia, tailored to the local market and backed by an exceptional record of success.

At the time of listing in 2001, IMF Bentham was the only listed litigation funder in the world. We were the first funder to be publicly regulated as a financial institution, the first to invest in claims breaking the $3 billion barrier and the first to fund disputes across continents.

IMF Bentham has over 100 talented specialists, speaking 15 languages, working from 14 offices across Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada, the UK and the US. We are one of the most respected brands in the industry and we are passionate about what we do for our clients.


FTI Consulting is an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political and regulatory, reputational and transactional. Individually, each practice is a leader in its specific field, staffed with experts recognised for the depth of their knowledge and a track record of making an impact. Collectively, FTI Consulting offers a comprehensive suite of services designed to assist clients across the business cycle – from proactive risk management to the ability to respond rapidly to unexpected events and dynamic environments. Our APAC offices include: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Cayman Islands, and British Virgin Islands.


Networking Partners

Fountain Court is a leading commercial set of chambers with 84 barristers, 35 of whom are silks. It is one of most prestigious sets in the UK and internationally, with chambers in London and Singapore, the latter which opened in September 2014.

Chambers has a long-standing history with Singapore, which began when Christopher Bathurst QC (Viscount Bledisloe QC), a senior member of Fountain Court and a leading practitioner at the Commercial Bar in London, developed a substantial practice in Southeast Asia. Fountain Court's members have continued to build on this connection.

Whilst members frequently work in the region, Andrew Pullen joined chambers in Singapore in 2017 as the first barrister based in its Singapore office in Ocean Financial Centre. Andrew has 15 years' experience as an arbitration lawyer, having previously practised as a solicitor-advocate. Andrew is supported by the full-time practice manager, Caroline McConnon, also based in the Singapore office. Members are proud to be working alongside some of the best local and foreign law firms in Singapore and in Asia and supporting them and their clients.


Eugene Thuraisingam LLP is a boutique practice specialising in dispute resolution. We are the choice firm for any client who seeks an experienced and committed conflict-free team of lawyers to have conduct of complex disputes.

We have successfully handled numerous complex disputes involving niche industries such as shipping, oil and gas, and construction. Arbitration work is one of our core practice areas. Our lawyers are adept at handling both domestic and international arbitrations and are familiar with the various worldwide arbitration regimes. From pre-arbitration negotiations to post-award proceedings, we have the experience and the skills to guide you at every stage of the arbitral process and secure the best results for you. Our lawyers go to the heart of the issues and will position your case with a view to favourable, quick and cost-effective resolution.


Agenda

Asia Pacific Disputes Summit: Singapore 2019
08.15-09.00Registration and breakfast
09.00-09.15Opening remarks
09.15-10.05The International Commercial Courts and arbitration in Singapore – the next 10 years - moderated by Gerald Yee, (partner), RPC Premier Law
10.10-11.00Managing cross-border tech disputes inside and outside the tech sector, from arbitrating disputes faced by tech clients to cybersecurity and data protection considerations – moderated by Francis Goh (partner and head of international arbitration), Eversheds Harry Elias
11.00-11.15Coffee break
11.15-12.05What in-house counsel expect from external firms during the arbitral process? – moderated by Wade M. Coriell (partner), King & Spalding
12.10-13.00Third-party funding – moderated by Clyde & Co and IMF Bentham
13.00-14.00Lunch
14.00-14.50What The Fraud! Preserving evidence and assets and other strategies to combat commercial fraud - moderated by Nick Williams, Partner, K&L Gates Straits Law, Singapore
14.55-15.15Fireside chat - presented by Gino Bello, Managing Director, Technology, FTI Consulting, Singapore
15.15-15.30Coffee break
15.30-16.20The evolution of financial services disputes in the Asia Pacific region - moderated by Chou Sean Yu, WongPartnership
16.25-17.15The end user’s perspective: How GCs can stay on top of disputes – moderated by Julie Raneda, Schellenberg Wittmer
17.15-17.30Closing remarks
17.30-19.00Drinks reception and event close

Speakers include

Wade Coriell focuses on complex, international commercial and investment disputes. A partner, deputy head of our International Arbitration practice and leader of our Asia disputes group, Wade has been recognized by Chambers as "an excellent advocate whose level of experience and ability make him stand out." He has represented clients in several of the largest international arbitrations on record in Asia and Latin America, and has particular experience in the oil and gas sector.

Wade M. Coriell
Partner, King & Spalding


Francis is Head of International Arbitration in Singapore as well as Head of Private Client Advisory. His practice covers a broad range of work including advising SMEs, listed companies and multinational corporations on their legal processes and risk management as well as advising on specialty aspects of law such as trusts, admiralty and shipping matters through to representing clients on disputes, arbitrations and mediations.

Francis Goh
Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Eversheds Harry Elias


Julie Raneda is a Partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's International Arbitration practice in Singapore. She specialises in international commercial and investment arbitration and has acted as counsel in a broad range of disputes involving international sales, licence and distribution agreements, energy, construction and engineering contracts and joint venture agreements. In addition, she has served as sole arbitrator in several Swiss Rules and SIAC arbitrations. She has also represented parties before the Swiss Supreme Court in proceedings related to challenges of arbitral awards and advised parties on matters connected to international trade sanctions.

Julie Raneda
Partner, Schellenberg Wittmer


Sapna specialises in international arbitration and is recognised as a leader in this field by a number of directories, including Who's Who Legal and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. In 2018, she was named as one of Singapore's Top 100 lawyers by the A List (Asia's Top Lawyers) published by the Asia Business Law Journal. She is said to be "a top name for international arbitration in Singapore" and has been described as "a charming advocate, who is well respected within the arbitration fraternity". She specialises in commercial, practical advice and represents clients across a broad range of industries. She was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1999, and to the Singapore Bar in 2019. Sapna has acted as Counsel or arbitrator in over 100 arbitrations.

Sapna Jhangiani
Partner, Clyde & Co


As Chief Investment Officer (Asia) based in Singapore, Tom Glasgow leads the Asian investment activities and business expansion for IMF Bentham. He is responsible for assessing and managing funded cases and portfolios throughout Asia, including arbitration, litigation and insolvency claims.

Before joining IMF Bentham, Tom was a senior member of Allen & Overy’s international arbitration and disputes practice in Asia. In this role, he handled complex multi-jurisdictional commercial matters for global businesses across numerous sectors including financial services, automotive, energy production, industrial manufacturing and construction.

Tom Glasgow
Chief Investment Officer (Asia), IMF Bentham


James Wood is Global Head of Research at The Legal 500 where he works closely with general counsel, law firms and market experts to develop though-leadership publications, events and online content. He has previously worked as an academic and lecturer at Imperial College London and The University of Edinburgh.

James Wood
Global Head of Research, The Legal 500


Berenice Lim is head of legal and regional management committee member at Takeda Pharmaceuticals Asia Pacific. A biotechnology graduate, she began her career in the field of molecular oncology and published a number of scientific papers before converting to law. She practiced as an intellectual property lawyer at Drew & Napier for eight years before moving in-house as senior legal counsel with Allergan. In September 2015 Lim was appointed head of legal at Takeda Pharmaceuticals Asia Pacific. At Takeda, Lim has sought to build closer ties between legal and commercial functions. She has also been heavily involved in staff development and has collaborated with the human resources function to help design tailored training programmes.

Berenice Lim
Head of legal – Asia Pacific, Takeda Pharmaceuticals


Eunice Lim is responsible for legal and compliance across Southeast Asia, emerging Asia Pacific and for the prestige luxury business division at Diageo. Formerly a government lawyer and deputy public prosecutor with the Singapore Legal Service and the attorney-general’s chambers, she has extensive experience working with multidisciplinary teams of government ministries, public agencies and investigators on international law, regulatory and enforcement. She has broad expertise in sectors including consumer goods, luxury, retail, procurement, logistics, technology, manufacturing and construction; and regional and international experience including the US, the UK, Hong Kong, China, Southeast Asia and emerging Asia Pacific markets.

Eunice Lim
Regional legal counsel, Southeast Asia and emerging Asia Pacific, Diageo


Kwong Weng Wan is responsible for all of legal, compliance, corporate secretarial, human resource as well as corporate communications and administration matters across all business units and countries at Mapletree, a leading real estate development, investment, capital and property management company headquartered in Singapore. He is also the joint company secretary of Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd (MIPL) and the four Mapletree REIT Managers. Prior to joining Mapletree as general counsel in 2009, Wan was group general counsel for Asia at Infineon Technologies for seven years, where he was a key member of its Asia-Pacific management team. He started his career as a litigation lawyer with one of the oldest law firms in Singapore, Wee Swee Teow & Co., and was subsequently with the corporate and commercial/private equity practice group of Baker & McKenzie in Singapore and Sydney.

Kwong Weng Wan
Group chief corporate officer and group general counsel, Mapletree Investments


Maree Myerscough is the general counsel and a member of the senior management team of Conergy, a renewable energy company focused on downstream solar energy solutions. She is responsible for managing Conergy’s legal affairs in the Asia Pacific region and providing transaction support for each of its business units. She also provides strategic advice to the directors on investment opportunities, corporate governance and general commercial matters and helps to manage and mitigate disputes across the region. Prior to joining Conergy, she worked with another renewable energy company where she focused on project financing renewable energy projects across the region. Before moving in-house role, Myerscough was a senior associate at Latham & Watkins in Singapore and gained extensive transactional experience in all areas of project development and financing. She is qualified to practice law in Australia and England & Wales and has been based in Singapore for twelve years.

Maree Myerscough
General counsel, Conergy


Nishtha Kharb is a distinguished healthcare and technology focused lawyer with over a 14 years of experience handling wide range of legal and regulatory issues, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. She presently sits on the board of the Singapore chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), one of the world’s largest professional association of in-house counsels. Until April 2019, she served as legal director for ASEAN, Japan and Korea with leading multinational RB, advising on legal affairs and contributing towards innovative solutions in the arena of health and well-being. She has also served as head of legal for Asia at US-headquartered healthcare company, Carestream Health Inc., where she successfully contributed to the company’s journey to become a leading solution provider in the digital health space. She has also served as senior counsel and data privacy officer at Philips Electronics for ASEAN and South-East Asia operations. She began her career as a dispute lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills, where she worked on some of the most complex cross-border disputes. Her pro bono and charitable work includes directing and acting in numerous plays, and scripting and directing a music album with an aim to raise funds for children with special medical needs in Singapore.

Nishtha Kharb
Director, Association of Corporate Counsel, Singapore chapter


Paul Fredrick leads a team of lawyers based in six countries which collectively handles all legal and compliance matters for $1.8bn of commercial operations annually in Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Mongolia, Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and Timor-Leste, including all litigation and dispute matters that arise in these 15 countries. Fredrick serves on the leadership team for the Asia-Pacific region legal group and also leads the compliance council (comprised of senior management for the East Asia and Japan zone) that addresses all ethics cases that arise from the 12,000 employees in this region. Before joining Schneider Electric, Fredrick worked for Chevron Corporation in Singapore and Houston handling energy transactions and projects throughout the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere globally. He worked in Tokyo for 13 years including seven years as general counsel of ITOCHU Oil Exploration Co. He has also practiced with major international law firms in Japan and the US.

Paul Fredrick
General counsel - East Asia & Japan, Schneider Electric


Peter Hopp joined Rio Tinto in 2018 as general counsel, commercial, based in Singapore. In this role, he assumes global responsibility for Rio Tinto’s commercial activities, including sales and marketing, procurement, and marine activities. Prior to this, Hopp worked for more than 20 years in the commodities trading and the food processing sectors, including as international general counsel with Archer Daniels Midland and Bunge. Here he was responsible for a series of significant change management projects, and the provision of strategic and operational legal advice to the business. Prior to these corporate roles, Hopp spent several years in Europe, Africa, and China in private practice. He graduated in 1994 with a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Passau, Germany.

Peter Hopp
General counsel – commercial, Rio Tinto


Rhonda Hare joined Accor Hotels as general counsel for Asia Pacific in 2018. She has 22 years of experience gained both in-house and in private practice across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. Before joining Accor she was part of the legal division at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) in Abu Dhabi and, before that, a partner at Ashurst and Ashurst legacy firm Blake Dawson in Sydney, Australia and Singapore. She is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW Australia and has an Executive MBA from IE Business School and a Master of Law from the University New South Wales.

Rhonda Hare
General counsel – Asia Pacific, Accor Hotels


Ritankar Sahu is general counsel and head of compliance at MAXpower Corporation, Asia's leading gas to power specialist and a key developer, owner and operator of small to medium gas-fired power plants. In addition to providing strategic business governance counsel to the board, Sahu focuses his practice on the management of joint ventures, shareholder interface management, special investigations, litigation strategy, disputes management, bids and execution support, contracts management, procurement advisory and anti-bribery and anti-corruption legal compliance. Prior to joining MAXpower, Sahu was regional corporate counsel for Jacobs Engineering Group’s Asia operations, based in Singapore. He has also worked for Norton Rose (now Norton Rose Fulbright), at the firm’s London and Abu Dhabi offices with a practice focus on projects and project finance transactions.

Ritankar Sahu
General counsel and head of compliance, MAXpower Corporation


Sigrid Wettwer is a dually qualified lawyer, being a member of the German Bar and also admitted to the roll of solicitors of England and Wales. Since 2018, she has held the position head of group legal Middle East and Asia Pacific at DNV GL, a major ship classification society and global provider of testing, inspection and certification services. She leads a diverse team of highly dedicated lawyers working from Dubai, Shanghai and Singapore. Before moving to Singapore for this role, Sigrid was working for DNV GL in Hamburg and Shanghai, having different functions within the company’s legal department, including heading the Central European team and being responsible for legal oversight of the company’s core business maritime classification. Sigrid studied law at the University of Hamburg, the Université de Lausanne, Kaplan Law School, London and holds a masters degree in shipping law from the University of Cape Town.

Sigrid Wettwer
DNV GL


Stanley Park is managing director and head of legal Asia Pacific for Scotiabank's Global Banking and Markets Division. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for all legal matters across the region, including China, Japan, Korea, India, Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Among other responsibilities, he provides transactional advice and support to the bank's businesses related to capital markets, investment banking, commodities, corporate lending/trade finance and global transaction banking; regulatory advice and support to the bank's businesses; management of litigation and disputes; advice and support to the bank's internal or proprietary functions (including proprietary investments, HR matters and finance); and participation in corporate governance or oversight. Immediately before joining Scotiabank, Park was senior legal counsel with Daiwa Capital Markets in Singapore and Hong Kong. He has also served as general counsel with Barclays Global Investors in Tokyo, as chief compliance officer with DKR Oasis in Hong Kong, and as senior counsel with Salomon Smith Barney and UBS Securities in Tokyo. Between 1992 and 2001 he worked at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and Coudert Brothers in New York.

Stanley Park
Managing director and head of legal Asia Pacific, Scotiabank


Chou Sean Yu is the head of the banking and financial disputes practice and a partner in the International Arbitration, Financial Services Regulatory and Malaysia Practices at WongPartnership LLP. His main practice areas are banking and trade finance disputes, corporate fraud, investigations and asset recovery, financial services regulatory, commercial and corporate disputes, shareholder litigation, tort and contractual claims, and domestic and international arbitration. He is an active arbitrator and is on the Panel of Arbitrators for SIAC, AIAC and KCAB, as well as on the international arbitration list of the Russian Arbitration Centre at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration.

Chou Sean Yu
Partner and head of banking and financial disputes practice, WongPartnership LLP


An experienced dispute resolution lawyer, Gerald Yee's practice spans a range of industries with particular focus on shipping, marine insurance, commodities and oil and gas disputes. Gerald's extensive experience in contentious shipping work includes admiralty enforcement, cargo claims, oil and gas disputes for well-known oil majors, contracts of affreightment, marine insurance and P&I matters.

Gerald Yee
Partner, RPC Premier Law


A computer forensic expert and certified computer examiner, Gino Bello specialises in forensic collection, analysis and expert reporting of digital evidence. He has over 14 years’ experience in computer forensics, cyber, legal technology and IT and has led a broad range of matters including large-scale, cross-border disputes, arbitrations and e-discovery engagements in class actions and royal commissions. He also assists clients in cyber risk and incident response.

Gino Bello
Managing director, technology, FTI Consulting, Singapore


Jarrod Baker is the Southeast Asia leader for forensic investigations at Deloitte. Based in Singapore, he has been instrumental in helping financial institutions and corporates with investigations into complex fraud, serious misconduct and financial crime. He has broad experience working on high-profile matters involving regulators such as the United States Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the UK Financial Conduct Authority, and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. This experience includes investigating breaches of anti-corruption legislation such as the FCPA, violations of trade sanctions, market misconduct and financial misstatement.

Jarrod Baker
Southeast Asia leader for forensic investigations, Deloitte


Juan Rincón-Cortés holds a dual role as at Citibank as head of legal for Southeast Asia operations and general counsel for human resources covering the wider Asia-Pacific region. In the first role, he is part of the team responsible for providing oversight on matters including regulatory issues and developments, mergers and acquisitions, and litigation management, while in the second he supports a wide range of employment law matters such as advising on the local law implications of global initiatives and managing sensitive employment-related cases, investigations and litigations. Before moving to Singapore in 2018 he served similar roles in both Citi’s Latin America and the Caribbean legal teams.

Juan Rincón-Cortés
Head of legal for Southeast Asia operations/general counsel for human resources, Citibank


Moses Park is a barrister with Hong Kong-based Liberty Chambers specialising in multi-jurisdictional disputes involving international parties and matters with a cross-border element. His practice covers a broad spectrum of commercial work including civil fraud, asset-tracing and recovery, enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and judgments, securities and investment products as well as construction litigation and arbitration and frequently extends to regulatory fields, often involving a mix of private and public law elements. He served as a naval officer in the Korean Navy for almost four years before reading law.

Moses Park
Barrister, Liberty Chambers


Muralli Rajaram focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and disputes. Now partner at K&L Gates Straits Law, Singapore, he has broad experience in representing clients involved in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations and with contentious restructuring and insolvency matters. As a litigator, he has appeared in all levels of courts in Singapore, representing clients operating across the aviation, banking, commodities, construction, healthcare, and hospitality sectors.

Muralli Rajaram
Partner, K&L Gates Straits Law, Singapore


Nick Williams is a partner with K&L Gates Straits Law in Singapore specialising in investigations, enforcement and white collar matters. His experience includes assisting clients with corruption-related and internal corporate investigations, including those involving international anti-corruption legislation, with a particular focus on South East Asia. He also conducts investigations into alleged misconduct, as well as into prospective and existing foreign agents, commercial advisers and business partners.

Nick Williams
Partner, K&L Gates Straits Law, Singapore


UK-based barrister Nik Yeo has been litigating derivatives, securitisations and other structure finance products and capital markets instruments since the beginning of the financial crisis and has built a practice specialising in complex cases. His significant cases include being instructed by the UK government on the country’s highest value structured finance transaction ever and representing Lehman Brothers in a variety of disputes related to the US broker dealer’s collapse.

Nik Yeo
Barrister, Fountain Court Chambers


Sitesh Mukherjee is partner, head of disputes and board member at Indian law firm Trilegal. He has over twenty-five years of experience in handling a variety of corporate commercial disputes, including high stakes arbitrations in diverse industries such as power, infrastructure and banking. His broad practice ranges from energy contracts to corporate investment disputes, and construction claims. He also regularly appears before trial courts, a variety of tribunals, High Courts and the Supreme Court of India.

Sitesh Mukherjee
Head of disputes, Trilegal


Surabhi Madan has over a decade of experience as an international lawyer, both with leading law firms in Singapore and India and as in-house counsel with various listed multinational companies. She is currently senior global counsel at ASM, a global manufacturer of semiconductor process equipment headquartered in The Netherlands. Her broad role sees her supporting ASM’s worldwide operations, procurement, and sales and service organisations and advising on significant group-level projects.

Surabhi Madan
Senior global legal counsel, ASM