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Albert Alfred Monichino

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Current Position :
Barrister (Queen's Counsel), Chartered Arbitrator and Mediator

Specialisation :
Construction and Infrastructure, Corporate, International Trade, Joint Venture

Alexis Mourre

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Current Position :
Independent Arbitrator, President of the ICC International

Specialisation :
Energy, Investment Treaty, Construction and Infrastructure, Corporate, International Trade

Andrew John Lorne

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Current Position :
Arbitrator, Member of Arbitration Chambers (2015 – present), Decimus Fearon LLP, Consultant (2015 – present)

Specialisation :
Construction and Infrastructure, Energy, International Trade, Telecommunication

Educational / Professional Memberships

  • Inns of Court School of Law (Bar School) (1983 - 1984)
  • University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, LLB (1980 - 1983)
  • Andrew was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1984 (Inner Temple) and later re-qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and in Hong Kong.
  • A Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
  • CIArb Presidential Panel of Arbitrators
  • A Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators.
  • A member of the Panel of Arbitrators, Panel of Emergency Arbitrators and Panel of Adjudicators of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
  • A Panel Arbitrator for China International and Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)
  • A Panel Mediator for CIETAC
  • Panel Mediator of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade/China Chamber of International Commerce (CCPIT/CCIC) Mediation Centre
  • A Panel Arbitrator for Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (SHIAC)
  • A Mediator on the panel of the US-China Mediation Council (Beijing/New York)
  • Included on the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators President’s Panel of Arbitrators
  • On the CPR Global/International Panel of Distinguished Neutrals
  • A member of the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA) List of Arbitrators
  • A member of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB) Panel of International Arbitrators
  • A member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
  • Vis Moot East arbitrator for many years (Presiding Arbitrator for final arguments in 2018)
  • A member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR.
  • An Associate member of the American Bar Association.
  • Lifetime member Lighthouse Club Hong Kong.
  • Consulting Editorial Board member LexisPSL Arbitration.
  • Society of Construction Arbitrators, supporting member
  • A member of the CPR Construction Committee.
  • Member of the Society of Construction Law (formerly a council member in Hong Kong).
  • A member of the International Bar Association.
  • An Associate member of the American Bar Association.
  • Lifetime member Lighthouse Club Hong Kong.

Professional Experience

  • Member of Arbitration Chambers (2015 – present)
  • Olswang LLP (London), Partner, Head of Arbitration (2010 – 2015)
    • International Best Friends Partner, running the global best friends law firm network
    • Training partner, litigation
  • Baker & McKenzie (Hong Kong), Assistant Solicitor (1993), and Partner (1996) (1993 – 2010)
    • Head of International Arbitration, Asia Pacific (coordinating the commercial arbitration practice across 14 offices)
    • Head of Construction – Hong Kong (also covering China)
    • Member Global International Arbitration Steering Committee
    • Member Asia Pacific Disputes Steering Committee
  • Denton Hall Burgin & Warren (London), Assistant Solicitor, Construction Group (1990 – 1993)
  • DJ Freeman &Co. (London) Assistant Solicitor, Litigation Department (1986 – 1990) 2 Harcourt Buildings, Temple (chambers of Quentin Iwi, now Henderson Chambers), London, Pupil Barrister and Barrister (1984 – 1986)

Arbitration Experience

Andrew Aglionby is an independent neutral third-party, accepting appointments as arbitrator, mediator, dispute board member and adjudicator. He applies 35 years of experience as a lawyer specialising in dispute resolution with experience of common law and civil law jurisdictions.  He commits to providing an efficient and cost-effective service for parties to disputes. Since 1984, Andrew has worked on matters involving projects and parties from, among other places, Abu Dhabi, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bermuda, China, Denmark, Dubai, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kosovo, Lebanon, Malaysia, Myanmar, Namibia, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Appointments as presiding arbitrator, party-appointed arbitrator and sole arbitrator in disputes including those concerning: termination of contracts; disputed payment under contracts; valuation of variations; alleged defects; time for completion and extensions of time; supply of components for electric vehicles; obligations for the provision of technology; inspection and maintenance obligations; renewable energy installations; termination payment and set-off arrangements in the telecom industry; obligations to develop and implement software solutions; interpretation and application of preemption provisions in the energy sector and related financial remedies; revision and application of escalation pricing provisions in long-term design, build, operate arrangements; shareholder and unfair preference disputes; retention and use of confidential information; sponsorship arrangements for sporting tournaments; long-term space-sharing shipping agreements; guarantee obligations under conflicting legal systems; director’s personal liabilities for actions of companies; and various issues arising from payment, delivery, quality of performance, termination and damages under contracts for the international sale of goods of various kinds (including coal, oil, steel and poultry).

Construction, Energy and Real Estate

    • Advice relating to disputes concerning a PPP Integrated Healthcare Facility in Turkey and related ICC arbitration relating to delay and cost recovery, and negotiated restructuring of subcontracts;
    • Advice on delay and cost claims and a Dispute Adjudication Board process relating to a large mall development in the GCC based on FIDIC Yellow Book conditions;
    • Advice on claims and a Dispute Adjudication Board process relating to unforeseeable physical conditions and related delay and cost consequences in a motorway project in a Central European state under a contract based on FIDIC Yellow Book conditions and subject to a civil law system;
    • Advice relating to disputes and operation of DAB provisions in and across related contracts for construction of a metro system in the GCC;
    • Advice on liabilities arising from an allegedly defective Ground Source Heat Pump System used for heating and cooling in a Private Public Initiative hospital project including contractual issues arising from insolvency of a consortium partner;
    • Advice concerning disputes arising from scope of Work and Change provisions, FEED endorsement, delay, cost and Force Majeure issues in an upstream energy project in North Africa;
    • Advice concerning a FIDIC Yellow Book contract in an African country for a concrete plant including jurisdiction of arbitrators and the adjudicators, disputes for delay, Cost and concealed ground conditions relating to a concrete production facility;
    • Advice concerning effects on a FIDIC contract of successful challenges to tender under local procurement legislation in an African country;
    • Advice on FIDIC Silver Book based provisions and physical conditions revealed by post-contract site investigations in relation to a hydro project in the CIS;
    • Advice and party representation in DAB processes arising from a FIDIC Silver Book amended form concerning obligations for access and possession, interaction with local communities, obligations to obtain permits, TBM procurement and power supply issues on a hydro project in the CIS;
    • Advice on recovery of loss for defects in the works of Sub-Contractors, and measurement and payment issues arising in a metro project in a Northern European country.
    • Advice and representing party in a mediation relating to termination of contract following suspension of works, allocation of risks, adequacy of design, application of force majeure provisions and physical conditions in a FIDIC Red Book hydro project in Turkey.
    • Advice concerning a DAB process over a number of disputes arising in relation to a FIDIC Red Book form for a hydro project in Malaysia including variations, re-rating, measurement of and payment for work undertaken under a Supplementary Agreement.
    • Advice concerning DAB processes and disputes arising from road projects under a FIDIC MDB form in a Central Asian country.
    • ICC arbitration over the disputed termination of a construction contract for a multi-structure hotel, commercial and residential development in Baku, Azerbaijan.
    • Advice on recovery of sums arising from the disputed termination of a cost-plus contract for the construction of a hotel in the former CIS states, and related ICC arbitration process.
    • Advice on the structure of contractual loss allocation and change of control provisions in the event of default in a joint venture agreement.
    • Advising on delay and defect issues in a substantial residential construction project in England.
    • Acting in court proceedings and a successful mediation concerning alleged late service of notices for the renewal of a lease, and liabilities of the solicitors advising on that transaction.
    • Acting for a hotel and leisure client in negligence and breach of contract claims arising from damage to an asset in London, and recovery from insurers and insurance brokers.
    • Advising a developer client on recovery of sums paid out in an adjudication concerning delay to completion and acting in the resulting court proceedings.
    • Ad Hoc arbitration in Hong Kong resolving disputes arising from refurbishment of premises.
    • Acting for a retail and leisure client in pursing negligence and insurance claims arising from damage to an asset in England.
    • Disputed termination of a construction contract in the CIS for a Chinese client, arbitration in Stockholm.
    • Advising in relation to ground condition claims for civil engineering works in Asia Pacific.
    • Valuation and delay issues concerning a substantial lump sum earthworks contract in Asia Pacific.
    • Advising on disputed entitlements concerning design and supervision during construction of a technology park.
    • Advice on the disputed application of material change provisions in a production sharing contract in the energy sector.
    • Advising on issues arising from a TBM tunnel project in Hong Kong during expansion of a well-known theme park.
    • Acting as legal advisor to the developer on contracting issues arising during construction of two separate and well-known theme park expansions.
    • Advice on possible investor-state remedies arising from changes to feed-in tariffs for renewable energy projects in a European State.
    • Civil Engineering sub-contract disputes arbitrated under HKIAC Domestic Rules.
    • Advice to the joint developers on management of risk during construction of a new port development in Hong Kong.
    • Advice to a regional power producer concerning its entitlements and liabilities in relation to an LNG supply agreement.
    • Acting for a sub-contractor in its claims for extensions of time and loss and expense in relation to a railway project in Hong Kong.
    • Advice to the Owners consortium concerning the construction and commissioning of a 550MW combined cycle power plant in Asia Pacific including advice on the management and settlement of claims from the EPC and Supply Contractors.
    • Advising a Hong Kong holding company in relation to disputes arising from a substantial port concession agreement in Spain.
    • Acting in two arbitrations for a contractor engaged in foundation work.
    • Party counsel in a mediation concerning disputes arising from the terms of a long-term agreement for the supply of aggregates in Greater China.
    • Advising in relation to disputes over time for completion and payment disputes arising from a project in Sri Lanka.
    • Party representative in several successful negotiations between European suppliers concerning disputes arising from the supply of plant and machinery to end-users in Greater China.
    • Representing a public-sector body in Hong Kong arbitration against a contractor in a large residential development. The disputes concerned delay, disruption, variations and allegations of lack of independence in the actions of the supervising architect.
    • Advice on the termination of a construction contract in the PRC for non-performance and fraudulent conduct in obtaining regulatory approvals.
    • Acting for the individual directors of an insolvent construction company in relation to claims made against them by the liquidators relating to conduct in management of the company before liquidation.
    • Acting in arbitration for a large public-sector employer seeking damages for negligent design and contract administration during a major civil engineering project in Hong Kong.
    • Advice to the project owner on the settlement of disputes concerning defects in the design or construction of a sliding roof to a public entertainment facility in Hong Kong.
    • Advice to one joint venture partner in a major chemical facility being constructed in the PRC concerning delay in performance, acceleration, omission of works and interpreting scope of work obligations disputed by the Contractor.
    • Advice to an EPC Contractor on liabilities and risk management arising from the delayed construction of a coal-fired power station in Greater China and possible European based arbitration.
    • Advice to the owners’ consortium on the defective performance and delayed commissioning of a multi-phase gas turbine power station and issues arising under affected Gas Supply, Power Purchase and Operation and Maintenance Agreements in Greater China.
    • Advising a consortium of contractors in relation to substantial disputes (ground conditions, delay, variations and acceleration) arising from a multi-purpose dam project in Greater China. This included a Dispute Review Board procedure and issues surrounding an arbitration in Stockholm.
    • Advising employer in disputes and resulting arbitration over delayed completion, fitness for purpose, adequacy of testing and defects in mechanical apparatus and computerised control systems for automated batches of plant provided under a design and construct contract for use in a port facility.
    • Acting in a CIETAC arbitration for foreign contractors in a lapsed joint venture responding to sub-contractor claims.
    • Acting for a public-sector employer in Hong Kong in multi-million-dollar delay and defects claims and arbitrations arising from several large residential (building) projects.
    • Acting for several contractors as respondents in different arbitrations commenced by building developers. The arbitrations concerned alleged inadequacy in bored piling foundations in large residential developments. The amounts in dispute in the arbitrations varied from HKS600 million to HK$1.3 billion.
    • Acting in a public enquiry into defective large diameter bored piling.
    • Adjudication between joint developers concerning cost split on a major project (including analysis of how land premiums were calculated by the Hong Kong Government).
    • Judicial review of a decision by the Hong Kong Housing Authority to remove a contractor from its list of approved contractors.
    • CIETAC arbitration concerning termination and defective work (PRC law heard in Beijing).
    • Drafting a FIDIC based engineering contract for a works in excess of €1 billion.
    • Drafting project documentation for the construction of new port and port-related facilities in Asia and Central America.
    • Drafting operating system contracts for Kowloon Canton Railway Corporation developments in Hong Kong. These contracts involve detailed integration requirements, many of which affect control systems.
    • Drafting agreements for commercial and industrial developments in the PRC.
    • Drafting alteration and addition contracts and associated consultancy agreements
    • Drafting onshore and offshore consultancy agreements and construction contracts for a natural produce process facility in the PRC.
    • Drafting numerous arbitration agreements for a variety of industry sectors and arbitration venues.
    • Technology and Media:
    • Advice on termination of a contract for system integration services in the telecoms sector.
    • Acting in a LCIA arbitration for the recovery of sums under a contract for the provision of media content in Asia Pacific.
    • LCIA arbitration in the media content sector concerning financial adjustment provisions in an international contract.
    • ICC arbitration between a provider of software and a European state-owned telecoms provider of telephone services concerning the disputed termination of two contracts and associated loss of income claims, and further acting in enforcement of the same.
    • LCIA arbitration over payments and other rights relating to media content.
    • Ongoing advice concerning contractual interpretation and early dispute resolution in various software supply agreements for different clients.
    • Advice on contractual remedies appropriate for inclusion within a contract for the joint development of mobile telephone infrastructure.
    • An ICC arbitration arising from disputed termination of a contract for the supply of LTE mobile telephone network equipment.
    • Acting in two ICC arbitrations concerning licenses for exploitation of on-line computer games.
    • Acting in a dispute concerning termination of a hosting agreement in the gaming sector, and as party representative in a successful mediation.
    • Advice on structuring of arbitration agreements, exclusion of liability and limitation of liability provisions in complex network sharing agreements.
    • Disputed termination of a sale and purchase agreement involving investment in Korea.
    • Acting in an arbitration concerning alleged breaches of representations and warranties in the sale and purchase of a microchip business.
    • An arbitration concerning adequacy of sub-contracted software and its interface with other software forming part of an electronic delivery system.
    • Arbitration over inadequate and delayed performance leading to a disputed termination of a licensing and technology agreement in the microchip business.

Commercial Disputes:

    • Advising on a LCIA arbitration concerning the application of a pre-emption provision in a shareholders agreement.
    • LCIA arbitration (and related court proceedings) concerning asset-backed structured finance documents and recovery of losses alleged to have been suffered in the use of associated derivative products.
    • Acting for a life sciences company in negotiating settlements with multiple parties and insurers arising from a fire in a manufacturing facility.
    • Court proceedings objecting to enforcement of US arbitral awards in England and Wales.
    • Commencing court proceedings appealing a London arbitration award, acting for an Italian party.
    • Acting in court proceedings brought by a planning consultant seeking payment of an alleged success fee relating to a landmark development in London, and as party representative in the successful mediation.
    • Arbitration over disputes arising from a proposed joint venture to distribute PRC produced goods in the United States, subject to arbitration in Hong Kong, connected with RICO proceedings in the United States with a claim for over US$1.4 billion.
    • Acting in a SIAC arbitration arising from supply of commodities, and disputes as to quality.
    • Advising several parties on contractual remedies arising from trading in carbon credits.
    • Acting in several disputes concerning the international sale of goods.
    • Advising an Italian client on termination of an agency agreement in the PRC, and possible related HKIAC arbitration.
    • Acting as party representative in a linked series of 11 CIETAC arbitrations concerning long-term supply and distribution arrangements between a multi-national life sciences company and its Chinese distributors.
    • Assisting overseas counsel in Hong Kong-related issues concerning a claim before ICSID.
    • Advising on structuring of investments taking into consideration rights to benefit from investor/state arbitration.
    • Acting for a PRC company facing arbitration in Hong Kong where the arbitration agreement calls for a seat in "China".
    • Acting as party representative in CIETAC arbitration proceedings concerning enforcement of security over shares.
    • Advising a company director on fiduciary duties and shareholder matters.
    • Shipbuilding arbitration concerning delay, payment and termination (Dutch law and venue).
    • Arbitration for substantial sums concerning shareholders rights in PRC assets (Texas law, Swiss venue).
    • Arbitration of franchise agreements (Japanese law).
    • Acting in a CIETAC arbitration concerning payment and time for performance under an international trade agreement.


  • Co-author of chapter on arbitration agreements in Chitty on Contracts, Hong Kong Specific Contracts, 2008 to date (5th edition).
  • Andrew was contributing editor to “Arbitration in China: a practical guide”, “Arbitration in Hong Kong: a practical guide” (Sweet and Maxwell) and a contributor to “International Arbitration Checklists” (Kluwer Law).
  • He co-authored the chapter on International Arbitration in the China Briefing publication “Business Guide to the Greater Pearl River Delta”.
  • Andrew is an occasional author of articles on dispute resolution and has given many presentations concerning construction, technology and commercial disputes at conferences including in London, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Bangkok, Sydney, New York, Chicago, Houston, Miami and Palo Alto.

Anish Wadia

Nationality :

Languages :
English (mother tongue / native), Hindi (fluent), Gujarati (fluent), Urdu (intermediate), Marathi (basic), French (very basic)

Current Position :
1) Board Member: Chinese European Arbitration Association, Hamburg, Germany (CEAA) 2) Vice President: Society of Construction Law, U.K. (SCL, India) 3) Governing Council Member: Hyderabad Arbitration Centre (HAC, India) 4) Commission Member: ICC Afghanistan Commission on Arbitration & ADR (ICC Afghanistan) 5) Ethics Commission Member: International Mixed Martial Arts Federation, U.K. (IMMAF)

Specialisation :
Commodities, Corporate, Construction and Infrastructure, Telecommunication, Energy, Oil & Gas , Information Technology, Maritime, Investment Treaty, Aviation

Educational / Professional Memberships

  • National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) under the aegis of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) (by invitation only): Two-Day “Arbitrators’ Conclave 2020” Certificate Training for Senior Arbitrators in the Financial, Commodities and Derivatives’ Markets including Forensic and Electronic Evidence in Arbitrations Version: 27 April 2020
  • Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC, formerly KLRCA): Certificate Programme in Sports Arbitration (endorsed by the Olympic Council of Malaysia) – Accredited Sports Arbitrator
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, U.K. (CIArb): Diploma in International Arbitration (Dip.IArb)
  • International Chamber of Commerce, Paris (ICC): PIDA Training Certification in International Commercial Arbitration (PIDA-ICA)
  • International Chamber of Commerce, Paris (ICC): Tribunal Secretary Training in Arbitration*
  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC): Tribunal Secretary Training in Arbitration¥
  • K.C. Law College, Mumbai: Post Graduate Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution (PGCADR)
  • The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS): Diploma in Entrepreneurship, Administration and Business Laws (Dip.EAB)
  • University of Mumbai: Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B.)
  • University of Mumbai: Bachelor of Commerce degree (B.Com.)
  • H.R. College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai: Higher Secondary Certificate (A-Levels)
  • Cathedral & John Connon School, Mumbai: Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (O-Levels)

Professional Experience

Since 2016, I have been acting as a full-time Independent International Arbitrator, Mediator and Tribunal Secretary; and accept appointments in these roles in a broad spectrum of disputes across the globe including pan-India. I have also acted as an expert witness on Indian law for proceedings in England and regularly invited as a speaker on topics related to International Arbitration and other forms of ADR. Prior to 2016, I provided strategic legal advice to be adopted in litigation, ad hoc and institutional arbitrations (domestic and international) to Indian and foreign clients including high net-worth individuals (HNIs) in a broad range of corporate, financial and commercial disputes (to name a few) viz. white-collar crimes, telecom, construction, solar power, EPC disputes, commodities, employment, labour, etc. In addition to India, I have advised entities in Iceland, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, England, Germany, France, Japan, Spain and U.S.A.

Arbitration Experience



1) Anish Wadia, Suvrajyoti Gupta, Surjendu Das and Abhishek Mishra, Chapter on Alternative Dispute Resolution in India which forms part of the Book Introduction to Indian Laws [expected 2020]

2) Anish Wadia and Magdalena Göbel, CEAC’s 10th Anniversary Arbitration Conference on China’s Belt and Road Initiative: A Report on the Common and Civil Law Perspectives viz. the Interplay between the UNIDROIT Principles and the CISG – published in a special issue of the Hamburg Version: 27 April 2020 Law Review (HLR) on 08 August 2019: ‘Towards Use of the UNIDROIT Principles 2016 in Practice – a Bridge between Common and Civil Law’ [(2018) 2 HLR 107-120] – https://bit.ly/2p4Mcen

3) Member of the team of authors for the Indian Arbitration Forum (IAF) that prepared the Best Practices Guidelines for Conduct of Arbitral Proceedings (IAF Guidelines, April 2018) – http://ssrn.com/abstract=3188725

4) Anish Wadia and Shivani Rawat, Third-Party Funding in Arbitration – India’s Readiness in a Global Context – published in ‘Transnational Dispute Management - Special Issue on International Commercial and Investment Disputes in and with India’ [(2018) 15(2) TDM] – https://ssrn.com/abstract=3014001

TDM Editorial: “Anish Wadia and Shivani Rawat have demonstrated the permissibility and enforceability of third-party funding in India since 1876 by engaging in an exhaustive analysis of relevant judicial authorities. This is followed by a comprehensive dialogue on all major aspects of third-party funding in international commercial and investment arbitration, including disclosure norms and FEMA. The authors have proposed a viable regulatory framework for India inspired by best practices from other jurisdictions.” – https://bit.ly/2utPSW8

The Times of India (Sunday, 24 February 2019): “Advocates Anish Wadia and Shivani Rawat, in a 201[8] paper, traced permissibility of TPF to an 1876 judgement. Wadia said “amendments to [the] Civil Procedure Code for Maharashtra by the Bombay [High Court] in 1983 acknowledged the permissibility of TPF by including measures for security for costs awarded against the funded claimant. Few other states had followed suit to ensure securing costs from TP funders. TPF holds significant potential and its success would pave way for traditional modes like litigation.”” – https://bit.ly/2tzO4ua

Anthony Lo Surdo SC

Nationality :

Languages :

Current Position :
- Senior Counsel (Queens Counsel equivalent) in private practice at the Australian Bar, Barrister | Independent Arbitrator | Advanced Mediator | Expert Determiner

Specialisation :
Civil and Commercial Law, Banking and Finance, Corporate, Insurance, Sport

Educational / Professional Memberships

  • Educational and Professional Qualifications
    • Bachelor of Arts (University of Sydney, 1985)
    • Bachelor of Laws (University of Sydney, 1987)
    • Accredited Mediator (1993)
    • Master of Laws (University of Sydney, 1996)
    Additional Professional Qualifications
    • National Accredited Mediator (2008)
    • Arbitrator (2010)
    • Expert Determiner (2010)
    • Advanced Mediator (2013)
    • Fellow, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) (2016)
    • Fellow, Resolution Institute (RI) (2016)
    • International Mediation Institute, Certified Mediator (2017)
    • Singapore International Mediation Institute, Certified Mediator (2017)
    • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) (2020)
    • Grade 1 Arbitrator, RI (2020)

Professional Experience

General Law Experience

Anthony has a broad practice both at trial and appellate level spanning diverse areas including commercial, equity, corporations, insurance law, professional indemnity, property and sports law. He has a particular interest in banking and insolvency in respect of which he has written extensively and has been named in “Doyles Guide to the Australian Legal Profession” in 2011 and again in 2015-2018 and 2019 as one of Australia’s leading insolvency and reconstruction Silks.

Anthony has advised and appeared for:

    • Australian Securities and Investments Commissions (ASIC), Australia’s Corporate Regulator, in relation to breaches of continuous disclosure provisions, breaches of market manipulation requirements, misleading and deceptive conduct and unconscionable conduct.
    • Banks and other financial institutions.
    • Insolvency administrators (voluntary administrators, receivers, trustees in bankruptcy and liquidators) as regards a multitude of issues that often arise in the course of an administration.
    • Creditors of insolvent companies.
    • Directors in relation to breach of directors’ duties and insolvent trading claims.
    • Insurers in relation to indemnity issues generally, professional indemnity (including advising and appearing in defence of surveyors, architects, directors, valuers, brokers, town planners, builders and lawyers) and product liability.
    • Lessors (including major shopping centre proprietors) and lessees.
    • Vendors and purchasers of land, builders and developers.
    • Corporations and individuals in relation to contractual disputes.

Sports Law Experience

As an advocate, Anthony has advised and appeared for:

    • Sporting associations including Triathlon Australia in an appeal by Olympian Emma Snowsill against her non-inclusion in the Australian Olympic Team.
    • Athletes involved in claims concerning alleged breaches of world anti-doping regulations.
    • Athletes including Kurtley Beale (International Rugby Union) in an Australian Rugby Union (ARU) Code of Conduct Tribunal hearing.
    • AFL NSW/ACT in matters involving disciplinary issues.
    • NRL in matters involving disciplinary issues.

Arbitration Experience

Arbitral Panel Appointments

    • Court of Arbitration for Sport (General and Football Lists)
    • DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Panel
    • AIAC Arbitration Panel
    • THAC Arbitration Panel
    • ACICA Arbitration Panel
    • Sport Resolutions (UK), International Panel of Arbitrators
    • National Sports Tribunal, Australia
    • Acting Racing Appeals Tribunal, NSW
    • Football Federation Australia (FFA) Appeals Committee
    • FFA Dispute Resolution Chamber
    • FFA Disciplinary and Ethics Committee


As both a sole and panel arbitrator including as Chair in over 60 domestic and international arbitrations involving commercial, disciplinary and governance disputes.

Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)

      • In January 2018, presided over a hearing of a CAS Appeal Panel in Lausanne, Switzerland.
      • In April 2018, appointed to the CAS ad hoc panel for the Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast, Australia.
      • In May 2018, appointed to the CAS ad hoc panel for the Asian Games, Jakarta, Indonesia in August/September
      • In September 2018, appointed as a sole arbitrator of an appeal to CAS from a determination of a
      • single judge of the FIFA Players’ Status Committee which was heard in Shanghai.
      • In December 2018, presided over a hearing of a CAS Appeal Panel in a disciplinary matter arising in Asia.
      • In February 2019, appointed by a party in a commercial dispute.
      • In June 2019, appointed as the sole arbitrator by parties in a disciplinary matter.
      • In August 2019, appointed President of a panel in a good governance appeal.
      • In September 2019, appointed to the Ad hoc panel for the FIBA World Cup.
      • In October 2019, appointed President of a panel in a commercial dispute.

Sport Resolutions (UK)

      • In 2019, appointed as a member of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) International Panel for the Davis Cup
      • and in 2020 to the same panel for the Fed Cup.
      • In 2020, Anthony was appointed as Chair of an ITF Independent Tribunal Panel to determine a dispute between
      • the ITF and a Member Federation.

Football Federation Australia (FFA)

      • As a member of the FFA Appeals Committee since 2008, determined both disciplinary and non-disciplinary disputes
      • that have arisen between the FFA, Member Federations, Clubs, and Players mostly involving players and coaches
      • of international repute.
      • As a member of the FFA Dispute Resolution Chamber since 2008, determined commercial disputes and appeals
      • that have arisen between the FFA, Member Federations, Clubs, and Players under the FFA Grievance Resolution
      • Regulations, some of which have involved players and coaches of international repute.
      • As a member of the FFA Disciplinary and Ethics Committee also since 2008, determined disciplinary issues arising
      • from on-field incidents involving players and coaches of international repute competing in Australia’s Premier
      • National football league (Hyundai A-League).

Football NSW

      • As the Chairman of the Football NSW Appeals Tribunal since 2012, determined appeals involving both disciplinary
      • and non-disciplinary disputes that have arisen between FNSW, Members of FNSW, Clubs and Players under the
      • FNSW Grievance and Disciplinary Regulations.

Acting Racing Appeals Tribunal

      • As the Acting Racing Appeals Tribunal, Anthony has determined appeals heard on a de novo basis from first
      • instance decisions in the thoroughbred and harness racing industries.

Other Arbitral Appointments

      • Nominated by the President of Resolution Institute as a sole arbitrator in a domestic commercial dispute.
      • Appointed by Surf Life Saving New South Wales to preside over a Judiciary Committee hearing in a code of conduct matter.


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Antonello Leogrande

Nationality :

Languages :
Italian and English

Current Position :
Partner at Gunnercooke llp and co-founder of Freebly Sta Sb Srl

Specialisation :
Construction and Infrastructure, Corporate, Commodities, International Trade, Energy, Insurance, Information Technology, Investment Treaty, Intellectual Property, Environment

Educational / Professional Memberships

  • 2019 admitted, in February (18th), to the International Arbitration Database of the Russian arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration (Moscow, Russian Federation)
  • 2018 qualified, in August (29th), as Fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AiADR) (Malaysia)
  • 2018 admitted, in July (1st), to the Panel of International Arbitrators (2018-2021) of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (South Korea)
  • 2018 admitted, in June (29th), to the Panel of Arbitrators (2018-2021) of the Thailand Arbitration Center (Thailand)
  • 2017 admitted, in October (19th), to the Panel of International Arbitrators of the Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (Bangladesh)
  • 2017 recognized, in September (12th), as English lawyer practicing in Italy by the British Embassy in Rome (Italy)
  • 2017 admitted, in July (7th), to the Panel of Arbitrators (2017-2020) of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (formerly the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (Malaysia)
  • 2017 admitted, in June (19th) as Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • 2017 admitted, in June (1st), to the Panel of Arbitrators (2017-2022) of the Langfang Arbitration Commission (China)
  • 2017 awarded, in May (2nd), the Diploma in International Arbitration by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • 2017 qualified, in April (3rd), as Solicitor of the Senior Courts in England and Wales
  • 2016 admitted, in November (23rd), as Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • 2015 admitted, in October (20th), to Gunnercooke LLP – London-Manchester, as partner
  • 2013 admitted, in April (1st), to Temple Court Chambers – Inner Temple London, as tenant
  • 2013 admitted, in February (27th), to the Law Society of England and Wales - Solicitor Regulation Authority as Registered European Lawyer n°596165
  • 2010 admitted, in November (15th), as Associate n°28315 of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • 2008 admitted, in March (16th), to the Roll of Chair of Arbitration Panels at the Arbitration Chamber for Public Contracts in Rome (Italy)
  • 2005 admitted, in February (25th), to the Roll of Lawyers before the Court of Cassation and other Higher Courts in Rome (Italy)
  • 1993 admitted, in January (16th), as Member of the Italian Bar – Ordine Avvocati Taranto (Italy)
  • 1992 qualified by exams, in December (10th), as Italian “Avvocato”
  • 1989 admitted, in November (11th) to the Register of Italian Practising Lawyers
  • 1987 admitted, in December (16th), to the Register of Italian Legal Practitioners

Professional Experience

1987 (from)

Lawyer and Arbitrator 

Member and president of panels of arbitrators, in administrated and “ad hoc” proceedings, even as the third arbitrator appointed by the Courts and Arbitration Chamber for Public Contracts in Rome, on the advice of public institutions and public companies.

Negotiator and main drafter of contracts (EPC, construction, contractors and sub-contractors) and dispute resolver relating to industrial plants and energy sources for public authorities and private companies.

Appointed as lawyer and advisor to over 2000 cases before the Italian Courts.

Liquidator and trustee at the Court of Justice of Taranto – Italy.

Since 2013 appointed as lawyer for in&out-of-court matters in the United Kingdom.

ADR Experience

Of counsel (on behalf of SICS INGEGNERIA S.r.l. vs/ SOIL S.r.l.) in institutional arbitration (Italian Chamber of Commerce of Taranto-Italy); value €5mln; claims on engineering contract and payments

Lawyer (appointed by the Municipality of Taranto vs/ Mattioli S.p.a.) in ad-hoc arbitration (panel of 3 arbitrators seated in Lecce-Italy); value €10mln; claims on public procurement construction contract and payments

Lawyer (appointed by Cemit S.r.l. vs/ Sidermontaggi in liq. S.p.a.) in ad-hoc arbitration (sole arbitrator seated in Taranto-Italy); value €1mln; claims on business lease agreement

Lawyer (appointed by the Municipality of Taranto vs/ Impresa Falcicchio S.s.s.) in institutional arbitration (Arbitration Chamber for Public Contracts in Rome - Italy); value €20mln; claims on public procurement construction contract and payments

Arbitrator (appointed by the Municipality of Martina Franca vs/ Di Battista Costruzioni s.r.l. as member of panel of 3 arbitrators at Arbitration Chamber for Public Contracts in Rome - Italy) in institutional arbitration between a local authority and a company; value €10mln; claims on public procurement construction contract and payments

Arbitrator (president of panel of 3 arbitrators seated in Taranto-Italy) in ad-hoc arbitration between two companies; value 200K; claims on corporate matters and negligence of board of management

Arbitrator (president of panel of 3 arbitrators seated in Cosenza-Italy) in ad-hoc arbitration between two companies (LIGI S.p.A. vs/ Casa di Cura Santa Lucia S.r.l.); value €3mln; claims on sale of good (medical equipment); breach of contract and payments

Of counsel (panel of 3 arbitrators seated in Florence-Italy) in ad-hoc arbitration between two companies (Nuovo Pignone S.p.A.-GE Oil&Gas Group vs/ I.M.S. S.p.A.); value €2,5mln; claims on oil&gas and construction contract

Of counsel (panel of 3 arbitrators seated in Bologna-Italy) in ad-hoc arbitration between two companies (Nuovo Pignone S.p.A.-GE Oil&Gas Group vs/ Sidermontaggi S.p.A.); value €6mln; claims on oil&gas and construction contract


Leogrande A., Diritto dell’energia, in Codice dell’Ambiente e normativa collegata, UTET, Turin, edited by Buonfrate A., 2008, ISBN 9788859802457SBN: 978-8

    • Leogrande A., Arbitrato e accordo bonario nelle controversie del’Amministrazione della difesa e del Genio Militare, in Codice degli arbitrati delle conciliazioni e di altre ADR, UTET, Turin, edited by Buonfrate A. and Giovannucci Orlandi C., 2006, ISBN 9788859800569
    • Leogrande A. and Buonfrate A., L’arbitrato negli appalti pubblici, Giuffrè, Milan, 2000, ISBN 978884089725
    • Leogrande A. and Buonfrate A. L’arbitrato amministrato dalle Camere di Commercio, Giuffrè, Milan, 1998, ISBN 9788814068225

Articles and case notes:

    • Leogrande A., Arbitration of Disputes Arising from Public Procurement: A Proposal of some Guidelines for Arbitral Institutions, in Doing Business Index: ADR in Effective Enforcement of Contracts - 6th Anniversary Special Publication of Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre, Dhaka, 2017
    • Leogrande A. and Buonfrate A., L’arbitrato nei lavori pubblici: dubbi di legittimità e altre questioni aperte, in Rivista Trimestrale degli appalti, 1/2002, Maggioli, Bologna, 2002, ISSN 0394-8374
    • Leogrande A. and Buonfrate A., La giustizia alternativa in Italia tra ADR e conciliazione, in Rivista dell’Arbitrato, 2/1999, Giuffrè, Milan, 1999, ISSN 1122-0147
    • Leogrande A. and Buonfrate A., I regolamenti ordinari e semplificati di conciliazione e arbitrato, in I Contratti, IPSOA, Milan, 1998, ISSN 1123-5047

Arthur (Xiao) DONG

Nationality :

Languages :

Current Position :
Partner at Anjie Law Firm

Specialisation :
Energy, Investment Treaty, Construction and Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, Corporate, Maritime, Commodities, International Trade

Artit Pinpak

Nationality :

Languages :
Thai and English

Current Position :
Head of International Affairs and Academic Networks, Thomas Aquinas School of Law, Assumption University

Specialisation :
International Trade, Intellectual Property, Investment Treaty

Educational / Professional Memberships

  • Master of Laws, University College of London (UCL), the UK, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • Bachelor of Laws, Assumption University, Thailand
  • Thai Bar Association; International Lawyers Association

Professional Experience

  • International Contract Management
  • International Trade and Investment
  • Intellectual Property

Arbitration Experience

  • Responsible Faculty Member for International Commercial Arbitration course and Dispute Resolution in International Trade and Investment course
  • Trade secret and Copyright case, the Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court
  • Listed Arbitrator at Thailand Arbitration Institute (TAI), Office of Judiciary and Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC), Ministry of Justice


  • 7 easy steps of Mediation
  • New Thai Nationality Law
  • Corruption in International Level
  • Solution for the Conflict of Court Jurisdiction: Using of forum non conveniens and lis alilbi penden

Asst. Prof. Sareeya Galasintu

Nationality :

Languages :
Thai and English

Current Position :
Lecturer, Department of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kasetsart University

Specialisation :
Intellectual Property

Educational / Professional Memberships

  • 1990-1994 Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) Thammasat University, Thailand
  • 1995-1996 Certificate in Advocate Training, The Law Society of Thailand
  • 1994-2001 Master of Laws (LL.M.-Business Law) Thesis: Trademark Exhaustion of Rights Thammasat University
  • 2003-2004 Master of Laws (LL.M. – Commercial Law) Dissertation: Comparative Study on Product Liability Law University of Birmingham, United Kingdom (Government Scholarship)
  • 2020- present Ph.D. student, University of Reading, UK

Professional Experience

  • 1 July -31 August 1994: Tax Lawyer (After graduation), Pairoj Accountant and Law Office
  • September 1994-February 2001: Intellectual Property Lawyer (Solicitor and Litigator), Dej-Udom &Associates,
  • 7 December 2001 – 31 May 2003: Director (Solicitor), Frank International Ltd.
  • 27 December 2004 – 30 April 2010: Legal Officer, Professional Level, One of the selected officers in the High Performance and Potential System (HiPPS), Office of the Consumer Protection Board
  • 2 May 2010 – present: Lecturer, Department of Law, Kasetsart University
  • 10 April 2014 – 9 April 2019: Associated Judge, The Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court
  • Present: Arbitrator at THAC and TAI

Arbitration Experience



  • Sareeya Galasintu, Apicha Chutipongpisit, and Chanakant Loveera. 2020. Consumer Rights in ASEAN. Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences. Volume ... Number ... ….2020. pp. ... (accepted for publication)
  • Sareeya Galasintu and Chanakant Loveera. 2020. The Comparative Study on Consumer Protection Laws in ASEAN. Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences. Volume ... Number ... ….2020. pp. ... (accepted for publication)
  • Sareeya Galasintu. 2018. The issue of direct sales and direct marketing law and enforcement in Thailand: A comparative study of the relevant UK and Malaysia laws. Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences. Volume 39. Number 2. May – August 2018. pp. 328-333.
  • Sareeya Galasintu and Kewalin Silpipat. 2018. Review on Regulations on governmental and private cooperation for increasing the efficient measures of prevention and mitigation. Bot Bundit (Law Journal of the Thai Bar). Volume 71, Number 4, October – December 2018. pp. 1-54. (In Thai)
  • Sareeya Galasintu. 2016. Consumer Redress in Thailand and the solution. Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences. Volume 37. Number 1. January – April 2016. pp. 66-74. (In Thai)
  • Sareeya Galasintu. 2015. Consumer Redress in Thailand: Alternative Dispute Resolution. Bot Bundit (Law Journal of the Thai Bar). Volume 71, Number 4, October – December 2015. pp. 815-826. (In Thai)
  • Sareeya Galasintu. 2015. Consumer Protection Law: Comparative Study on the Laws of Thailand and Lao People’s Democratic Republic (LPDR). Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. Year 41, Volume 1, January – June 2015. pp. 135 -152. (In Thai)
  • Thawatchai Suwanpanich and Sareeya Galasintu. 2014. The Electronic Dispute Resolution on consumer redress both Thais and foreigners whom suffered from the goods and services consumption in Thailand. A proceeding in national justice symposium No. 12. Ministry of Justice, 12 – 14 June 2014. (In Thai)

Ayla Lai

Nationality :

Languages :

Current Position :

Specialisation :
Construction and Infrastructure, Insurance, Corporate, Commodities, International Trade, Information Technology


Nationality :

Languages :

Current Position :
International Arbitrator

Specialisation :
Energy, Construction and Infrastructure, Corporate, Maritime, Commodities


Nationality :

Languages :

Current Position :
Project Manager

Specialisation :
Energy, Investment Treaty, Construction and Infrastructure, Corporate, Commodities, International Trade

Cameron Ford

Nationality :

Languages :

Current Position :
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs Singapore LLP, International Dispute Resolution Group

Specialisation :
Construction and Infrastructure, Commodities, Procurement

Educational / Professional Memberships

  • LL.B. (Qld) 1987
  • LL.M. (Melb) 2012
  • Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration (NUS) 2010
  • Master of Arts in Contemporary China (NTU)
  • PhD candidate, security for costs in international arbitration (Monash)

Professional Experience

  • FCIArb, FSlarb, FACICA, SFBiam
  • Panel of arbitrators of THAC, SIAC, HKIAC, ACICA, BIAM

ADR Experience

  • Multiple domestic and international arbitrations as counsel in commodities, mining, energy and infrastructure, construction, and investor state disputes.
  • Three arbitrations as arbitrator under SIAC rules.


  • Approaches to Arbitration in Australia and Singapore with Andrew Foo, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 3 March 2019
  • The Law Society Neutral Eval uation and Determination Scheme Singapore Law Gazette, December 2018
  • will you be a master or technician? Singapore Law Gazette, August 2018
  • Diversity and inclusion in the legal profession (Singapore Law Gazette, 2018)
  • Purpose over process - empowering the SIAC-SIMC arb-med-arb protocol (to be published, Singapore Law Gazette)
  • The Enforcement Chimera Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 10 May 2018
  • Approaches to Arbitration in Australia and Singapore with Andrew Foo, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 3 March 2019
  • The Law Society Neutral Evaluation and Determination Scheme Singapore Law Gazette, December 2018
  • Will you be a master or technician? Singapore Law Gazette, August 2018
  • Diversity and inclusion in the legal profession (Singapore Law Gazette, 2018)
  • Purpose over process - empowering the SIAC-SIMC arb-med-arb protocol (to be published, Singapore Law Gazette)
  • The Enforcement Chimera Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 10 May 2018
  • Corporate Counsel Considerations in Choosing Dispute Resolution Methods Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 26 February 2018.
  • The 4As of Courting Corporate Counsel (2017) Singapore Law Gazette.
  • Cameron Ford's International Commercial Cases (2017) Singapore Law Gazette.
  • Case update L Capital Jones Ltd and another v Maniach Pte Ltd [2017] SGCA 3; KVC Rice Intertrade Co Ltd ข Asian Mineral Resources Pte Ltd and another suit [2017] SGHC 32; Prometheus Marine Pte Ltd v King, Ann Rita & other matters [2017] SGHC 36, SIArb Newsletter, March 2017.
  • Choosing arbitration: rational choice or template, compromise, anecdote and instinct? SIArb Newsletter, December 2016.
  • Enforcement of foreign judgments and submission to the jurisdiction (2016) Singapore Law Gazette
  • The Joy of In-House (2015) Singapore Law Gazette
  • The Lure of In-House (2014) Singapore Law Society Gazette
  • A guide to investigating construction disputes - CCH Construction Service
  • [In]security of payment. (2010) 1 NTLJ 165
  • Advocates' liability for wasted costs.(2005) 16 IL 153

Can Eken

Nationality :

Languages :
English, Turkish, Chinese (Mandarin)

Current Position :
PhD Candidate, Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK Law) Fellow, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Member, Swiss Arbitration Association Executive Secretariat, Asia Pacific FDI Network Committee Member, CIARB (East Asia Branch) YMG

Specialisation :
Energy, Investment Treaty, Construction and Infrastructure, Insurance, Maritime, Commodities, International Trade, Third-Party Funding


Nationality :

Languages :
Thai and English

Current Position :

Specialisation :
Energy, Investment Treaty, Environment, Construction and Infrastructure, Telecommunication

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