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Chakartnit Chunnabhata

Nationality :
Thai


Languages :
Thai and English


Current Position :
In-House Counsel at PTT Group


Specialisation :
Insurance

Educational / Professional Memberships

B.A, Political Science, Chulalongkorn University

LL.B, Law, Chulalongkorn University

LL.M (Oil and Gas), Law, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Professional Experience

  • Mediator, THAC
  • Notarial Service Attorney
  • Attorney to Law, Lawyer Council of Thailand

ADR / Professional Experience

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Publications

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Charles T. Kotuby Jr

Nationality :
N/A


Languages :
English


Current Position :
Partner, Jones Day, Global Disputes Practice, Adjunct Professor of law


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

CHEN, Fayun (Walter)

Nationality :
Chinese


Languages :
English, Chinese


Current Position :
Senior Partner,Senior Counsel


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

CHIA Ho Choon

Nationality :
N/A


Languages :


Current Position :
Advocate & Solicitor


Specialisation :
Construction and Infrastructure, Insurance, Tort, Contract

Chin Kai Nyan, Andrew

Nationality :
N/A


Languages :


Current Position :
Counsel


Specialisation :
Energy, Construction and Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, Telecommunication, Information Technology

Christiaan Frederik GROSSKOPF

Nationality :
South African


Languages :
English, Afrikaans


Current Position :
Independent Advisor on Construction Claims and Dispute Resolutions


Specialisation :
Construction and Infrastructure, Contract Disputes, Energy

Educational / Professional Memberships

  • Educational and Professional Qualifications
    • FIDIC President's List of Adjudicators
    • SAICE President's List of Adjudicators & Arbitrators
    • THAC – Panel of Arbitrators
    • CIICA – Panel of Arbitrators
    • Fellow of the Institute of Construction Claims Practitioners(FICCP) – (200010)
    • Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) – (6078574)
    • Member of the Dispute Resolutions Board Foundation – (DB004229)
    • Member of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) – (202000405)
    • Member of Steering Committee for the Institute of Construction Claims Practitioners
    • Certified International Project Manager (CIPM™) – (115782)
    • Registered International Professional Engineer (IPEA) – (20046005ZA)
    • Registered Professional Engineer (South Africa) – (870576)

Professional Experience

As a certified professional engineer, more than 35 years of experience mainly in the execution of major construction projects relating to mine development, infrastructure, dams and hydropower. About 5 years' experience in the region and all experience was obtained in developing countries.  

ADR Experience

As Project Manager and other senior managing positions on construction sites, required extensive claims management, dispute avoidance, mediation and adjudication of potential and actual disputes to resolve problems and disputes in the most cost and time effective manners.

Recent Presentations and Guest Speaker Activities on ADR

DateInstitutionSubject
Apr 2021Institute of Construction Claims PractitionersQuantification of Disruption Costs
Jun 2020Pakistan Engineering CouncilLectures on "Practical ways to manage COVID-19 claims in the Construction Industry under FIDIC forms of contract".
7 Jan 2020National University of Sciences and Technology , IslamabadPresenting a one-day workshop on Dispute Avoidance and Claims Management with the emphasis on EOT time and cost claims.
12 Oct 2019Pakistan Engineering Council – IslamabadPresenting a one-day CPD training course on Dispute Avoidance & Claims Management under FIDIC
21 Sep 2019Contract & Construction Law Group – VietnamShort presentation on Dispute Avoidance in construction contracts
1 Aug 2019International Construction Business Forum – Thimphu, BhutanHalf day presentation on Alternative Dispute Resolutions with the Emphasis on Dispute Boards

Christopher Chinn

Nationality :
USA and France


Languages :
English (native) French (fluent) Polish (conversational)


Current Position :
Chinn Arbitration, Paris, France (June 2017-present) Principal Counsel to international corporate clients. Experience as sole arbitrator. Recent contentious matters have included acting as counsel for Respondent in a SIAC arbitration seated in Singapore, as legal advisor in various ICC and other institutional arbitration proceedings seated in France, and as legal advisor in various construction disputes including with respect to ICC arbitrations seated in the Netherlands and Lebanon (FIDIC Yellow Book; FIDIC Conditions of Subcontract). Recent non-contentious matters have included closing international M&A transactions under English law, rendering New York law advice on breach of contract and collection of debt issues, and providing French law advice on limitation of liability.


Specialisation :
Investment Treaty, Construction and Infrastructure, Medical

Educational / Professional Memberships

Avocat, Paris (2013); Solicitor, England and Wales (2010); Attorney at Law, New York (2005).

Fellow and Member of the Executive Committee (European Branch) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb); Approved Faculty List of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; List of Recommended Arbitrators of the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw; CRCICA Arbitrator Panel; HKIAC List of Arbitrators; Dubai International Arbitration Centre; (DIAC) qualified arbitrator; AIAC Panel of Arbitrators; THAC Panel of Arbitrators; eJust (Arbitrator); Delos Arbitrator Network (Arbitrator); New Zealand International Arbitration Centre Panel Member; Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Arbitrator); Comité français de l’arbitrage (CFA).

University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota

JD, May 2004, Dean’s List 2002-2004, Jessup International Moot Court

University of Lyon, Jean Moulin III Law School, Lyon, France

Spring Semester 2003 French Civil Law and European Union Law Courses

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

B.A., History, May 1999, Distinction in History

Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawai'i

Diploma with Honors, June 1995

Professional Experience

Associate Mayer Brown, Paris, France (July 2014–June 2017; 3 years)

Associate Hafez, Paris, France (November 2011–February 2014; 2 years 4 months)

Associate Baker & McKenzie LLP, New York, New York (2006–2011; 5 years)

Staff Attorney Covington & Burling, New York, New York (2005– 2006; 1 year)

Law Clerk Rust Consulting, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2004–2005; 6 months); U.S. Real Estate Law.

Law Clerk Minnesota Human Rights Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2004; 3 months); Public International Law.

International Arbitration Trainee Coudert Brothers, Paris, France (1999- 2001, Summer 2003; 2 years)

International Arbitration Trainee Shearman and Sterling LLP, Paris, France (Summer 2002; 3 months)

Intern U.S. Embassy, Paris, France (Summer 1998; 3 months)

Economics Section, U.S. Department of State.

Summer Extern Law Clerk Supreme Court of Hawai'i, Honolulu, Hawai'i (Summer 1997; 3 months), Justice Steven Levinson.

ADR Experience

Mr. Chinn has acted as counsel and legal advisor in international arbitrations administered by or under the rules of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).  He has been involved in international arbitration since 1999.

Publications

Christopher Chinn, “Understanding Chinese State-Owned Entities,” in ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin (International Chamber of Commerce, 2019), Issue 2.

Alejandro Lopez Ortiz, Patricia Ugalde-Revilla & Christopher Chinn, “The Role of National Courts in ICSID Arbitration,” in ICSID Convention After 50 Years: Unsettled Issues (Crina Baltag ed., Kluwer 2017).

Arthur Rovine and Christopher Chinn, “Balancing the State’s Regulatory Rights with the Investor’s Jurisdictional Rights in International Arbitration,” in New Horizons of International Arbitration: Collection of Essays 132 (Anton V. Asoskov, Alexander I. Muranov and Roman M. Khodykin eds., Nauka Prawa 2015).

Christopher Chinn, “Arbitration:  International Justice in an Era of Globalization,” Finalist for the Laureate of the Arbitration Academy 2011 (Prize Winning Essay), International Academy for Arbitration Law, available at http://arbitrationacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Christopher-Chinn-1.pdf

Contributor, Baker & McKenzie International Litigation and Arbitration Alerts newsletter (2006–2010).

Grant Hanessian and Christopher Chinn, "The U.S. Model for International Class Action Arbitration," (2009) 75 Arbitration: The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management, No.3, 400.

David Zaslowsky and Christopher Chinn, "The American Red Cross Dispute," Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, 2009, Vol. 4, No.2, 91.

Arthur W. Rovine and Christopher Chinn, "The International Arbitrator's Duty to Investigate Conflicts: The United States Approach," Transnational Dispute Management (transnational-disputemanagement.com), July 2008, Vol. 5, issue 4.

Christopher Chinn, "Arbitration of Antitrust Claims in the United States and Europe," (2008) 74 Arbitration: The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management, No.4, 439.

Researched and edited leading arbitration textbook with W. Laurence Craig, International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration, 3rd Edition, 2000.

Christopher Lau SC

Nationality :
Singaporean


Languages :
English


Current Position :
Senior Counsel and Chartered Arbitrator


Specialisation :
Investment Treaty, Commercial

Educational / Professional Memberships

N/A

Professional Experience

Having been called to the Bar of England & Wales, Christopher practised as a barrister in London before returning to Singapore where he soon became best known for his shipping, construction, and commercial practice. Between 1995 and 1998, Christopher served as a Judicial Commissioner of the Singapore Supreme Court. Christopher now practises as an arbitrator. He has served in over 130 international arbitrations conducted either on an ad hoc basis or under, amongst others, AIAC

(formerly KLRCA), DIFC-LCIA, HKIAC, ICC, ICDR, JCAA, KCAB, LCIA, LMAA, SCMA, SIAC and UNCITRAL arbitration rules seated in various civil and common law jurisdictions. Christopher’s appointments as an arbitrator and mediator include the following: • Co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration concerning a commercial dispute involving Middle-East and South-East Asian parties • Chairman in an ICC arbitration concerning a construction dispute between a Middle-East party and an Asian party • Chairman in an ICC arbitration concerning an infrastructure project in the Middle-East • Chairman in a SIAC arbitration concerning the procurement of telecommunications network equipment in Cambodia involving, inter alia, a Chinese party • Chairman in an ICC arbitration concerning the construction of a power plant in a South Asian state involving a state entity and a Chinese party • Chairman in a SIAC international arbitration involving Middle-East and Chinese parties concerning a distributorship dispute • Chairman in a JCAA international arbitration concerning the automotive components industry in Korea, Japan and Germany • Co-Arbitrator in a SIAC international arbitration concerning an escrow agreement • Co-arbitrator in a Bilateral Investment Treaty dispute between a foreign party and an Asian state • Ad hoc arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules between foreign companies and an Asian government in relation to an oil & gas production sharing dispute • Co-Arbitrator in an LCIA international arbitration concerning a mining dispute in Mongolia • Chairman in an ICC international arbitration concerning the construction of a cement plant in Qatar • Sole Arbitrator in a SIAC international arbitration involving Korean and East Asian interests concerning an acquisition dispute • Chairman in a number of ad hoc international arbitrations concerning military & defence procurement contracts in a South Asian state • Chairman in various arbitrations (ad hoc and institutional) in Asia in respect of share subscription disputes • Chairman in an ICC arbitration concerning the construction of a business development complex in South Asia • Chairman in an HKIAC international arbitration concerning a joint venture dispute in China involving Chinese parties • Chairman in two LCIA international arbitrations concerning an oil rig dispute in Papua New Guinea • Chairman in an ICC international arbitration concerning a pharmaceutical-related dispute • Sole Arbitrator in a KLRCA international arbitration concerning the construction of a commercial complex in Malaysia • Sole Arbitrator in a SIAC international arbitration concerning a share subscription dispute in Thailand•Chairman in an ICC international arbitration concerning the procurement of frequency for the operation of a mobile phone network in a South Asian State • Chairman in an ad hoc international arbitration under UNCITRAL arbitration rules concerning a software development & operation dispute • Co-arbitrator in a SIAC international arbitration concerning the construction of a major container terminal in South-Asia • Co-arbitrator in an SCMA international arbitration concerning the construction of six multi-purpose platform supply vessels • Chairman in an HKIAC international arbitration concerning a shipbuilding dispute in China • Chairman in an ICDR international arbitration concerning an agency agreement in respect of electronic products in Taiwan • Chairman in an ICDR international arbitration concerning a construction contract in Korea • Co-Arbitrator in a SIAC international arbitration involving European and Thai parties concerning the supply of coal • Chairman in an ICC international arbitration concerning an infrastructure development dispute in Vietnam • Chairman in an HKIAC international arbitration concerning the construction of a gas synthesis plant in the PRC • Co-Arbitrator in an LCIA international arbitration concerning a gas production sharing dispute in Ecuador • Co-arbitrator in an ICC international arbitration concerning a mining investment dispute in Indonesia • Chairman in an ICC international arbitration involving Korean and South Asian parties concerning an infrastructure construction project • Mediator in a SMIC Mediation concerning a construction/engineering dispute in Myanmar • Mediator in a shareholder dispute between Singapore parties • Mediator in a construction dispute between a U.S. party, Middle East and Asian party • Mediator in an ICDR dispute between an Asian party and a US party in respect of an oil & gas dispute • Mediator in an ICDR dispute between a European party and an Asian party concerning an alleged breach of contract in respect of a software agreement

ADR / Professional Experience

His arbitration practice encompasses investment as well as all aspects of commercial disputes including construction, corporate, maritime, energy, communication, military & defence procurements involving the laws of various common and civil law jurisdictions including those of Cambodia, Denmark, England & Wales, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, New York, Oman, Pakistan, PRC, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Christopher has also served as mediator in commercial, construction and shareholder disputes both international and domestic.

Publications

Christopher has contributed to various books and articles on arbitration. His representative publications include: • Assignments ‘Mid-Arbitration’: Some Practical Considerations Chapter 2 in Jurisdiction, Admissibility and Choice of Law in International Arbitration, Liber Amicorum Michael Pryles (2018) • Equality of Arms in International Arbitration: Do Rules and Guidelines Level the Playing Field and Properly Regulate Conduct? – An Arbitrator’s Perspective ICCA Mauritius (2016) • Obstacles and Opportunities - Whither Summary Dispositions? Festschrift Neil Kaplan (2012) • Opportunities in multiparty maritime arbitration in ANZ Maritime Law Journal (2011) • Party Autonomy - The Turning Point, Dispute Resolution Int’l, Vol. 4 No. 1 (2010) • The Asian Perspective on Advocacy Chapter in Doak Bishop’s The Art of Advocacy in International Arbitration (2nd ed., 2010)

Christopher To

Nationality :
British


Languages :
English and Chinese


Current Position :
Barrister-at-law and Program-Director of the Masters in Law in Arbitration and Dispute, Resolution at City University of Hong Kong


Specialisation :
Intellectual Property

Educational / Professional Memberships

  • BEng(Hons), LLB(Hons), LLM, MA, PhD, DEng (Honorary), PCLL, DipCD, FCIArb, FHKIArb, FSIArb, FIET, FHKIoD, FHKIE, RPE, CEng, CITP, MBCS, HKCS, ARAeS, Chartered Arbitrator, Accredited Mediator, Adjudicator, Adjunct Professor and Barrister-at-law.

Professional Experience

  • Chartered Arbitrator, Accredited Mediator, Adjudicator, Chartered Information Technology Professional, Chartered Engineer.

Arbitration Experience

  • 200 international cases to date involving both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations (such as the HKIAC, ICC, KLRCA, KCAB, CIETAC and NMAC) as party-appointed arbitrator, as sole arbitrator and Chairman.

Publications

  • Arbitration in Hong Kong - A Practical Guide Second Edition, Thomson Sweet and Maxwell Asia 2011, ISBN 962-661-220-7.
  • Butterworths Hong Kong Arbitration Law Handbook- First Edition, LexisNexis, 2012, ISBN 978-988-8146-38-3.
  • The Annotated Ordinance of Hong Kong Chapter 609 Arbitration Ordinance, Butterworths Hong Kong 2012, ISBN 978-988-8146-45-1.
  • Do arbitrators Really Have a High Degree of Discretion in the Management of the Arbitration Proceedings, Korean Arbitration Review, Second Edition, January 2013.
  • Impact of Civil Justice Reform on Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Hong Kong Perspective, Civil Litigation in China and Europe- Essays on the Role of the Judge and the Parties, Springer, 2014, ISBN 978-94-007-7665-4.
  • Mediation in Hong Kong: Law & Practice, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business 2014, ISBN 978-988-12216-2-9.
  • Mediation Handbook for Administrators, Department of Justice, Consultant Editor, October 2014.
  • Construction Arbitration in Hong Kong: A Practical Guide Wolters Kluwer Law & Business March 2015, ISBN978-988-13429-2-8.
  • Unveiling the Embodied Carbon of Construction Materials through a Product-based Carbon Labeling Scheme, the International Journal of Climate Change: Impact and Responses, Volume 7,Issue 3, September 2015, pp.1-9. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: August 4, 2015 (co-authored with Professor Thomas S. Ng and Dr. Guiyi Li) http://ijc.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.185/prod.268 assessed on 15 April 2016.
  • Apology Legislation and its Implications for International Dispute Resolution, International Bar Association October 2015 (co-authored with Robyn Carroll and Marc Unger) http://www.ibanet.org/Article/Detail.aspx?ArticleUid=998e05e0-552b-4160-bb8f-857515c212f4 assessed on 15 April 2016.
  • A bright future for Hong Kong’s Construction Industry, Civil Engineering, Institution of Civil Engineers, 16 February 2016, ISSN 0965-089X and E-ISSN 1751-7672, http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jcien.15.00058 accessed on 15 April 2016.
  • Towards Zero Carbon in a Hot and Humid Subtropical Climate (co-authored with Justin Li and Margaret Kam) Elsever Ltd, 2017, http://www.sciencedirect.com.
  • Singapore’s new Mediation Act: raising the bar to new heights in the dispute resolution arena, 7 June 2017, CIArb News. http://www.ciarb.org/news/features/features-detail/features.
  • Adjudication – a Form of ‘Rough Justice’?' (2017) 19 Asian Dispute Review, Volume 19 (2017)Issue 4, 184–189, http://www.kluwerlawonline.com/abstract.php?area=Journals&id=ADR2017035.
  • Facilitate Versus Evaluative Mediation (2018) 20Asian Dispute Review, Volume 20 (2018) Issue 2 pp.81-87.
  • ADR in Hong Kong, Thomson Sweet and Maxwell 2018 (1 September 2018), ISBN
  • Butterworths Hong Kong Arbitration Law Handbook- Second Edition, LexisNexis, 21 May 2018, ISBN/ISSN 978-9888476-69-5.
  • Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong - Apology Legislation (631), LexisNexis, March 2019.
  • Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong - Mediation Ordinance (Cap.620), LexisNexis January 2020.
  • Mediation in Hong Kong: Law & Practice, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business (anticipated completion in December 2020).
  • Hong Kong Arbitration: Law and Practice, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business (anticipated completion in December 2020).
  • Will the Introduction of the Singapore Mediation Convention Put an End to International Arbitration? (2019) Asian Dispute Review, October 2019 Issue pp.164 to 169.
  • The United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation - an end to other dispute resolution methods in the construction industry? Hong Kong Engineer, Volume 47, November 2019.

Chua Mylene Glenys

Nationality :
Singaporean


Languages :
English and Teochew


Current Position :
Managing Director of law firm OTP Law Corporation, Co-founder of PracticeForte Pte Ltd, PracticeForte Technolgies Pte Ltd


Specialisation :
Corporate, Commercial, Banking and Finance, Construction and Infrastructure, Investment Treaty, Family

Educational / Professional Memberships

2017 Thailand Arbitration Centre (THAC) in co-operation with Standards and Competencies in Mediation Advocacy (SCMA) – Mediation Training Course on the practice, use and applications of mediation 2017 Singapore Academy of Law – INSEAD Law Firm Leadership Programme (SILLP) 2016 Singapore Mediation Centre – Strategic Conflict Management for Professionals (Modules 1&2) 2001 Rolls of Solicitors (England and Wales) 1987-1988 The University of Hull, Master of Laws (International Law) 1987 Admitted – Advocate & Solicitor, The Supreme Court of Singapore 1982-1986 The National University of Singapore, Bachelor of Laws

Professional Experience

2018 Mylene was appointed as a Mediator with Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC). 2017 Mylene became a Partner and Managing Director of OTP Law Corporation. 2015-2017 Mylene practices at OTP Law Corporation where she oversees a corporate and commercial portfolio. 2006-2014 Mylene’s time and interest were engaged, in a private capacity, in the sourcing, networking, structuring and developing of private initiatives having a regional emphasis and an international reach. Her work was for companies and private individuals, managing the transactional work whether through joint ventures or tender consortiums, and in industries ranging from energy, especially in the environmental waste-to-power sector, FMCGs, oil and gas upstream work, real estate acquisitions, to infrastructure and property development, commodities. With an eye constantly on shaping opportunities into value propositions, her work included deal origination, proposal papers, executive summaries and presentation to Boards, due diligence, corporate strategy and structuring, project financing, negotiations. She developed/operated/managed interests and businesses from resulting projects with participation from committed multi-party alliances; she also procured financing/funding interest from banks, private equity and venture capital firms for large-scale projects. 2004-2006 In this time, Mylene set up and ran her law firm MYLENE CHUA & ASSOCIATES (Advocate & Solicitor, Proprietor). This was a corporate and commercial practice set up and committed to deal-origination and providing whole business solutions to clients. Mylene is never far from working with consultancies with niche strengths, synergizing and structuring regional commercial and funding propositions within a legal framework in the areas of regional infrastructure construction, oil/gas exploration/production, urban planning projects. 2000-2004 Mylene was Vice-President (Legal) at a listed Temasek-linked engineering technology company with core business areas in Aerospace, Electronics, Marine and Land Systems and was involved in work with strong established commercial counterparties, as well as in matters relating to government contracts and contractors.

Her experience included: Mergers And Acquisitions: She negotiated and completed the acquisition of investments in technology companies and conducted and co-ordinated due diligence work especially in the area of intellectual property rights across varying jurisdictions. A matter for some pride was her work, within a diverse project team, in the negotiation and acquisition of several shipyards in the United States. US-specific Experience: Her work required working familiarity then with Hart-Scott-Rudino filings (US anti-trust filings), CFIUS clearance (US national security clearance), special security agreements (SSAs), technical assistance agreements (TAAs), US export control regulations. Material Projects: Mylene negotiated and concluded vessel construction contracts for 3 platform service vessels (PSVs) with the world’s largest operator of such vessels, and also finalized the Conditions of Contract for regional project tenders.

Contracts: Her everyday work involved negotiations, drafting and overseeing the implementation of Master Agreements relating to Research and Development, Procurement, Production/ Construction/ Manufacturing/ Technology Licensing/ supply and\ distribution; and MOUs/JVs and collaborative strategic alliances, both locally and internationally.

Litigation Management: As in-house counsel, she managed material litigation matters, including also, arbitration and mediation within both government and industry. Compliance and Policy/Administration:

Her work involved:

  •  ensuring compliance with all relevant ministerial and governmental/ regulatory directives and trade laws for their effective translation into operating strategies/procedures
  • conceptualizing, implementing and co-ordinating a corporate and legal risk compliance system, including e-commerce requirements, structured along internal group risk profiles and disseminating it across business units
  • monitoring and managing the control and reporting lines of the compliance framework for operational impact and refining responsibility and accountability procedures
  • preparing and conducting a legal education/training program (with seminars/workshops, and examinations comprising multiple choice and structured essay components) for the operations and commercial departments with this forming part of their Key Performance Index. From this, a group-wide knowledge management system/database was established
  • working with our Risk Review Committee (which sets and assesses the risk threshold of each material contract entered into by each business unit)
  • working with our Tender Committee (which assesses and rationalizes material tender projects for extraordinary commercial concerns)
  • serving on the Legal Committee (which conceptualizes and implements policy-driven checklists/guidelines for use across all 4 business units)
  • serving on the Intellectual Property Task Force (which seeks to conceptualize, implement, and spearhead the IP movement within the Group and harnessing innovation arising therefrom)

1996-2000 Before serving in-house, Mylene was a lawyer at a medium-sized corporate finance law firm of about 12 lawyers, and assisted in

  • an acquisition in the hotel industry
  • restructuring of the regional manufacturing operations of an international company
  • BOT projects (water-treatment plant) for a Malaysian infrastructure developer with preparation of concession and construction agreements, O&M contracts and project financing
  • packaging of the rights issue as well as recapitalization exercise for a major securities house with preparation of shareholders’ agreements
  • arranging and documenting a US-Dollar syndicated loan facility for a major local property developer
  • documentation of bond funds for Managers as well as Trustees from inception to launch
  • documentation of a global custody agreement for a Swiss private bank
  • documentation for aircraft leasing and financing
  • negotiating and drafting commercial agreements – supply/ distribution/ licensing and franchising agreements

1993-1996 Mylene was the Senior Legal Counsel at a listed US-led international constructor engaged actively in the building of primary infrastructure (oil platforms and pipelines, toll-roads, power-plants) mainly in Asia, the Middle-East, Africa and South America. Mylene’s portfolio was demanding; but here she found her project legs, with wide and varied exposure to work that required the marrying of a strong independent streak with a good natural sense for working together with industry and government.

  •  Negotiated with representatives of a foreign government on a pipeline construction project under the auspices of The World Bank including drafting of the Implementation and Concession Contracts
  • Co-ordinated and completed the documentation for a foreign toll-road project in English and Mandarin, including that relating to land-use rights; negotiated with officials of municipal government, and representatives of state ministries of foreign trade and economic co-operation, and exchange control
  • Researched, interpreted and assessed elements of different legal systems and investment laws for the purposes of the Company’s BOT and EPC projects wherever sited
  • Involved in and co-ordinated the preparation of expert feasibility reports, economic and environmental analyses, investment audits and impact studies for the Company’s construction and engineering projects
  • Conducted on-going due diligence work in respect of the takeover of suitable vehicles for entry to emerging markets where such projects are to be undertaken
  • Assisted in packaging projects with an appropriate rate of return for viable financing in international capital markets and in the arranging of syndicated loans Mylene also assisted in Corporate Secretarial and Administrative/Co-ordination work which included:
    • Convening the AGMs and EGMs, Board and Audit meetings, preparation of minutes of meetings, annual reports, circulars, Board resolutions and other supporting documents eg press releases and announcements
    • Ensuring the Company’s and Directors’ compliance with regulations of The Stock Exchange of Singapore, The Monetary Authority of Singapore, The Companies Act and foreign requirements, legal or otherwise, where the Company conducts or intends to set up operations
    • Liaising extensively with foreign government representatives and trade/industry advisories and corporate agents in respect of potential projects or alliance opportunities

1990-1992 Mylene started out with a general practice law firm of about 20 lawyers engaged in civil and commercial litigation, conveyancing, and criminal work.

 

CLIVE ASTON

Nationality :
N/A


Languages :


Current Position :
Maritime and Commercial Arbitrator


Specialisation :
Maritime, International Trade

Daniel Chernov

Nationality :
N/A


Languages :


Current Position :
Managing Partner Siam ADR Limited


Specialisation :
Construction and Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, Corporate, International Trade, Real Estate

Darius Chan

Nationality :
N/A


Languages :


Current Position :
Associate Professor


Specialisation :
Aviation, Energy, Investment Treaty, Insurance, Corporate, Commodities, Telecommunication, International Trade, Information Technology

Daryl Chew

Nationality :
Singaporean


Languages :
English and Mandarin


Current Position :
Daryl Chew is a partner in the International Arbitration practice and Head of the Singapore office at Shearman & Sterling LLP.


Specialisation :
Construction and Infrastructure, Energy, Corporate

Educational / Professionalnal Memberships

Education

    • National University of Singapore, LL.B. (1st Class Honours)
    • Recipient of the Chief Justices’ Prize, awarded to the best overall student
    • Practical Law Course, Board of Legal Education, Singapore

Admissions & Courts

    • New York
    • Singapore

Professional Experience

Daryl has advised and represented clients in arbitrations conducted under the ICC, LCIA, LMAA, AAA, HKIAC, SIAC and UNCITRAL Rules, as well as ad hoc proceedings. These involve a wide range of applicable laws and venues, arising from energy, construction, M&A, joint venture and general commercial disputes. Daryl also serves as presiding arbitrator, co-arbitrator and sole arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc arbitration proceedings. Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific and The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific commend his “outstanding track record”, “superb written advocacy”, “valuable strategic input” and recommend him for “consistently high-quality work”. Clients in these directories observe that “his dedication to the case is par excellence” and describe him as “a brilliant all round talent” and a “phenomenal advocate with the ability to turn the most complex facts in a case into simple, attractive and persuasive argument”. He is also reported to be “widely recognised in the market for valuably combining ‘good attention to detail and ability to grasp the important things’ with ‘a lot of arbitration experience in the Asia Pacific area’”. Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders 2020, reports that Daryl “draws praise from widespread sources who highlight him as an impressive name in Singapore for energy, M&A and construction arbitrations”. The 2019 edition notes that he “leads a strong team in Singapore”, is “very highly thought of in the market” and is recognized “not only as a great advocate but also a great arbitrator”, while the 2018 edition commends him as “‘one of the brightest’ in the Asian market, with impressive expertise in handling commercial disputes”. Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2019 identifies him as a “Dispute Resolution Star”. Other
  • Daryl is active in international pro bono matters. He has been seconded to the Office of the Prosecutor at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UN-ICTR) and assisted in its prosecution of genocide and crimes against humanity. He has also represented a Rwandan national in his asylum application before the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Hong Kong.
  • Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling, Daryl served as a Justices’ Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Singapore, clerking for the Chief Justice, Justices of Appeal and judges of the High Court.

Arbitration Experience

  • A European company in a dispute with an Asian contractor arising from an EPC contract for the construction of a natural gas facility in the Middle East. The dispute is subject to ICC arbitration in Singapore. English law applies.
  • Coordinating enforcement proceedings for a European company in connection with a judgment rendered by a court of a Middle Eastern State in a dispute with an Asian company arising from the supply of IT goods and services. The law of the Middle Eastern State applies.
  • An Indonesian joint venture in a dispute with an Asian contractor arising from an EPC contract for the construction of a power plant in Indonesia. The contract provides for ICC arbitration in Geneva. Swiss law applies.
  • An international consortium in a dispute with an EPC contractor arising out of the construction of a renewable power project in Indonesia. The dispute is subject to ICC arbitration in Singapore. English law applies.
  • An international consortium in a dispute arising in connection with the development of a power project in Indonesia. The relevant agreements are subject to SIAC arbitration in Singapore. English law governs.
  • The operator of a major infrastructure project in an Asian state in connection with a Concession Agreement and EPC Contract, subject to ICC arbitration in Singapore. The law of the Asian State governs.
  • A NASDAQ listed company, Respondent in a SIAC arbitration in Singapore. The dispute arises in connection with a Share Purchase Agreement. Mauritius law applies.
  • The owner of a petrochemical plant in Thailand in connection with a dispute arising out of an EPC contract subject to ICC rules. Thai law governs.
  • A South East Asian listed company, Claimant in a SIAC arbitration in Singapore. The dispute arose in connection with a shipbuilding contract. Singapore law applied.
  • The Asian founder and majority shareholder of a NASDAQ listed company, Respondents in a UNCITRAL arbitration administered by the HKIAC in Hong Kong. The dispute arose from a shareholders agreement. New York law governed.
  • A global asset management company, Claimant in two HKIAC arbitrations in Hong Kong in connection with an investment in China. Hong Kong law governed.
  • A South East Asian listed company, Claimant in an LMAA arbitration in London against a Chinese shipyard. The dispute arose in connection with various shipbuilding contracts. English law applied.
  • A Swiss listed company and its Belgian affiliate in a SIAC arbitration in Singapore. The dispute arose from a share purchase agreement. More than USD 100 million was at stake.
  • An international contractor consortium in an ICC arbitration against a Middle Eastern State. The dispute arises from a contract for the construction of a major infrastructure project in the Middle East. The law of the Respondent State applies. Close to USD 1 billion is at stake.
  • A French-German consortium in an ICC arbitration in Stockholm against a Finnish utility company. The dispute arose from an agreement for the construction of a nuclear power plant in Finland. Finnish law governed. EUR 6.1 billion was at stake.
  • Two Asian oil and gas companies, Respondents in ad hoc arbitrations in London and Geneva. The disputes arose in connection with a sale and purchase agreement and a joint operating agreement; one governed by English law and the other by Sudan law. Approximately USD 100 million was in dispute.
  • An international agribusiness conglomerate, Respondent in a UNCITRAL arbitration in London in a joint venture dispute involving claims for cost overruns and delays in a four year construction project, valued at over USD 135 million. The facility at issue is located in Ukraine.
  • A prominent French global fashion label against an Asian textile company in ad hoc arbitration in Singapore, arising from the registration of a trademark in breach of agreement.
  • A Middle Eastern state-owned company and two of its European affiliates in a USD 5 billion ICC arbitration against 12 Asian claimants regarding an oil refining and marketing enterprise in Korea.
  • A major Indian listed company and its affiliate in joint venture and related disputes governed respectively by Singapore, English and New York law, subject to SIAC arbitration in Singapore and litigation in a number of jurisdictions.
  • A Korean construction contractor in an ICC arbitration in Seoul against a European partner.
  • An English listed industrial conglomerate and its Dutch affiliate in an ICC arbitration arising out of a long-standing joint venture in Korea. Korean Law governed.

Professional Affiliations

    • Member, IBA Arb40 Steering Committee
    • Member, Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC) Users’ Council
    • Member, Professional Conduct Council Working Group, Singapore Supreme Court
    • Member, Singapore Management University School of Law Advisory Board
    • Member, YSIAC Committee
    • Member, ICC Singapore Arbitration Group
    • Member, International Arbitration Institute (IAI)
    • Member, American Bar Association (ABA)
    • Member, Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
    • Member, ICDR Young & International
    • Member, LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
    • Member, ICC Young Arbitrators’ Forum (YAF)
    • Visiting Lecturer, National University of Singapore – ‘SIAC and Institutional Arbitration’ (Academic Year 2019-2020)

Speaking Engagements

    • “Arbitration 2.0 – Navigating New Frontiers in International Dispute Resolution,” YSIAC Conference 2019, 20 November 2019
    • “The Making of an Advocate and an Arbitrator,” SIAC Academy Singapore, 18 and 19 November 2019
    • “The ‘Spirit’ of Arbitration,” YSIAC Club, Singapore, 31 October 2019
    • GAR Live Debate “This house believes that, so far, Asia has only imitated not innovated,” 2nd Annual Who’s Who Legal Future Leaders: Arbitration Conference, Hong Kong, 25 October 2019
    • “The Arbitral Proceedings,” National University of Singapore, Singapore, 28 September 2019
    • Singapore Legal Career Conference 2019, organized by Asia Bar Review, Singapore, 29 August 2019
    • “International Arbitration in Asia Pacific: Pushing the Envelope,” Inaugural IBA Asia Pacific Arbitration Conference, Singapore, 6 August 2019
    • “SIAC-YSIAC Workshop: IBA Arb40 Toolkit for Award Writing,” Singapore, 18 May 2019
    • “Future Pro Bono Advocacy,” 2018 Asia Pro Bono Conference, Hong Kong, 25-26 October 2018

Publications

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David John Holloway

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Current Position :
Barrister and Arbitrator, Assistant professor and director of the LLM in arbitration law, City University Hong Kong, Professor of Law, Jiaotong University


Specialisation :
Civil and Commercial Law, Oil & Gas