Charles Mak (BAIAC Young Practitioner Initiative Lead)

August 9, 2022

Charles HW Mak – BAIAC Young Practitioner Lead   Charles Ho Wang Mak is a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Glasgow, a Fellow of the Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law at the City University of Hong Kong, an Honorary Fellow of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law at the University of Hong Kong, a Research Affiliate at SovereigNET at The Fletcher School, Tufts University, and a Research Associate at China, Law and Development Project at the University of Oxford. His research concentrates on sovereign debt restructuring and dispute resolution. Charles has studied law at the University of Sussex in England (LL.B. (Hons.)), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (LL.M. in International Economic Law), and the City University of Hong Kong (LL.M.Arb.D.R.(with Credit)). At present he is completing his PhD in international law at the University of Glasgow. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (FHKIArb), the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand (FAMINZ (Arb/Med)), the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (FAIADR), and the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (FRAS). He earned accreditation as a tribunal secretary at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. In 2019, he was admitted as the first member of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration Tribunal Secretary Panel from both Hong Kong and Mainland China. He is available to be appointed as a tribunal secretary for international arbitrations.

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Godwin Tan

August 9, 2022

Godwin Tan   Godwin is a dual-qualified lawyer (English solicitor and New York attorney) at Allen & Overy, London. His areas of practice include investment treaty arbitration, international commercial arbitration, business and human rights, and public international law. He has represented and/or advised States, companies and international organisations in multiple jurisdictions. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from University College London and a Master of Law (First Class in all subjects) from the University of Cambridge. He has delivered lectures and led seminars on arbitration at various universities, including the University of Cambridge, King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London, and the Singapore University of Social Sciences. He has also published peer-reviewed journal articles and a book chapter on developments in arbitration. In addition to his role at the Beihai Asia International Arbitration Centre, he founded and is currently a committee member of Allen & Overy’s Society of East Asian Lawyers.  

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Toh Jia Yi

August 8, 2022

Toh Jia Yi Jia Yi is a Partner in Allen & Gledhill’s Intellectual Property, Litigation, International Arbitration, and Cybersecurity & Data Protection Practices. Jia Yi’s main areas of practice are commercial litigation and international arbitration, with a specialisation in contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters involving patents, trade marks, copyright, designs, domain names and confidential information. She has represented clients in a wide range of commercial disputes, including contractual disputes, IP and technology disputes, shareholder disputes and breach of directors’ duties, and employment disputes. She also regularly advises on regulatory issues. Apart from her commercial practice, she has niche expertise in public and administrative law, having advised and acted for both statutory boards and private corporations in matters of judicial review and ministerial appeals. Before entering private practice, Ms Toh then spent two years with the Singapore Legal Service, where she was posted to the Ministry of Law. In her position as Assistant Director and Deputy Counsel for Parliamentary Affairs, she undertook law reform and legal policy work.  Jia Yi graduated from the University of Cambridge with a B.A. (Hons) degree in 2011, where she won several university prizes including the Norton Rose Prize for Commercial Law. She is a Member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and an Accredited Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre. She is actively involved in the Law Society of Singapore as a founding member of the Women in Practice Committee.

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Jocelyn Lim

August 8, 2022

Jocelyn Lim   Jocelyn is a dispute resolution partner of Skrine, focusing on construction and engineering disputes. She acts for clients involved in all aspects of the construction industry from project owners to main contractors, consultants, sub-contractors and suppliers. She also acts for and advises clients in a wide range of projects including rail, airports, power plants, hospitals and other public infrastructure projects; hospitality, data centres and commercial and residential building projects. She is well-versed with all major standard forms of construction and consultancy contracts, including FIDIC, PAM, JKR or Public Works Department (PWD), CIDB, IEM and BEM standard forms. She also advises clients on a wide range of bespoke contracts. Apart from representing clients in court, arbitration and adjudication proceedings, Jocelyn sits as an arbitrator and is on the panel of arbitrators of AIAC and Thailand Arbitration Center. She also sits as an adjudicator, and she is an accredited mediator on the panel of Malaysian Mediation Centre.

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Andreas Wehowsky

August 8, 2022

Andreas Wehowsky Andreas is a Swiss lawyer with the leading Swiss law firm Schellenberg Wittmer, focussing on international arbitration and litigation. He is currently also finishing his PhD thesis on expedited and summary proceedings in international arbitration at the University of Zurich. He holds LL.M. degrees from the University of Hong Kong (with a focus on international arbitration) and the University of Zurich. He previously also gained experience at HKIAC and regularly publishes in his areas of interest, with a focus on international arbitration in Southeast Asia Prior to joining Schellenberg Wittmer, he has worked for the international arbitration and litigation teams of magic circle law firms in Switzerland and Singapore. In this capacity, he has already been involved in a wide range of disputes such as construction, post-m&a, supply and licensing agreements as well as court enforcement proceedings. He has worked inter alia under the laws of Switzerland, Singapore, the PRC and Germany and was involved in proceedings governed by the DIS, HKIAC, ICC, SCAI and SIAC Arbitration Rules.

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Eden Chua – Intern (June – July 2022)

June 1, 2022

Eden Chua A graduate of The Paris Institute of Political Studies, Sciences Po, in politics and government (2021) presently undertaking a Master’s in Economic Law also from Sciences Po.  

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Yun Kei Chow – Research Assistant (2021-2022)

May 31, 2022

Yun Kei Chow obtained a First Class in BA Jurisprudence from Oxford University (2022). She will be reading for an LLM from Harvard University in 2023.

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Derric Yeoh

May 31, 2022

Derric Yeoh   Derric began his legal career training under Dr Michael Hwang SC, a leading international arbitrator and former Chief Justice of the Dubai International Financial Centre. He has experience and familiarity with arbitration proceedings from a common law and civil law perspective, having worked at a leading Swiss law firm and United States firm. He has acted in a variety of arbitrations ranging from commercial arbitrations to sports and investor-state arbitrations and is experienced in most arbitral institution rules such as ICC, SIAC, LCIA, HKIAC, and SCC. Derric also has litigation experience and was instructed counsel in BOK v BOL & BOM [2017] SGHC 316, which is a seminal case on the applicability of the doctrine of unconscionability in Singapore. Derric has also written articles on international arbitration that have been published in the Journal of International Arbitration, the Singapore Arbitration Journal, and the Kluwer Arbitration Blog. These are widely cited by other authors. He has also spoken at international conferences on international arbitration together with such prominent speakers as Lord Briggs of the United Kingdom Supreme Court. He is also the assistant editor of the Singapore Arbitration Journal and is among the pioneer batch of graduates of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) accredited tribunal secretaries program. A keen mentor, Derric is active in several young arbitration groups and is an elected Council Member of the Law Society of Singapore

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Justice Roshan Dalvi (Rtd)

May 31, 2022

Justice Roshan Dalvi (Retd.)   Justice Dalvi has been in the legal field for 45 years, 27 of them as Judge.  She was appointed Judge, Bombay City Civil Court in September 1989, served as Principal Judge, Family Court, Mumbai from July to December 2004 and was elevated to the Bombay High Court in June 2005.  She retired as a Bombay High Court Judge in November 2015. She practices as Arbitrator, Mediator and Legal Consultant and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). She studied ‘Gender and Law’ Warwick University, Coventry, UK. She was granted a Fellowship in Peace and Conflict Resolution for Advanced Mediation and as such is a Rotary Peace Fellow. She is a Fellow and Vice President (Asia) of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute, Halifax, Canada. She was invited to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) to draft the protocol on the Rights of Children of sexual abuse. She was invited to give the keynote address on Gender Equality in the Indian Constitution in the South Asia Conference of Wisconsin University, Madison, WI. USA. She is the author of 2 books – Tangible Justice setting out memories of her judicial life and WOMAN: Her Trials and Triumphs showing socio-legal gender perspectives.. She has written articles on various law subjects including Gender Justice, Human Trafficking, Firm management, Conflict resolution and the Practice and Procedure of Arbitration. She conducts workshops for Judges, lawyers, law students and law teachers on Gender Sensitization, Arbitration, Mediation, Human Rights, Case Management, Commercial Contracts, etc. She is a guest lecturer in the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai in the Masters’ program in Access to Justice. Her judgments include interpretation of commercial contracts, property litigation, family litigation, the law of evidence relating to proof of documents including electronic documents, a wide repertoire of socio-legal subjects including the proprietary rights of Hindu women, rights of widows under testamentary laws, the constitutional validity of intestate succession of Hindu women, child rights, human rights as also cases of economic offences involving bank frauds and investor frauds.

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Professor Dr Zhao Hong 赵宏

May 31, 2022

Professor Dr Zhao Hong 赵宏 Dr. Zhao Hong, is Professor of Law, Faculty at the Law School of Peking University and a former Member (2016-2020) and Chairperson of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO). She held various senior positions at the PRC Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), including the Commissioner of the Department of WTO Affairs, Assistant Representative of the Office of Trade Negotiations, and Deputy Director-General of the Bureau of Anti-Monopoly. She chaired the WTO’s TRIMS Committee when working at the China’s Permanent Mission to the WTO as Minister Counsellor. After leaving MOFCOM, she served as a Deputy President of the China Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation. She was educated in Peking University Law School with LLB, LLM and PhD degrees. Currently, she is in the indicative list of panelists of WTO dispute settlement, an arbitrator at CIETAC, Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration and Shanghai Arbitration Commission. She is also an arbitrator on the panel of International Investment Dispute at Beijing Arbitration Commission. Her expertise is in areas of WTO law, international investment law, international trade law, competition and anti-monopoly, IPR and technology transfer and has profound interest in philosophy and history of law etc.

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