Dar Wong, Business Development Director

January 29, 2024

Dar Wong   – Business Development Director Dar Wong is a professional in the financial industry with more than 30 years of experience in global financial markets. He is also the Executive Vice President/ President – Singapore Chapter of the ASEAN-China Commerce Association. Dar is also an associate member of the International Rubber Research & Development Board (IRRDB), driving his expertise in risk management among general commodities. A highly sought-after trainer, his training has covered more than 20 countries with clients coming widely from government ministries, exchanges, financial institutions and brokers, private corporations etc. For his accolades and achievements, Dar has received the Spirit of Enterprise awarded by Singapore Management University in 2011; the ASEAN Economic Award by the Royal Privy Council of Thailand in 2012; the Outstanding Award in International Financial Market Analysis by ASEAN Economics in Thailand 2015; Medal of Integrity awarded by Royal Palace of Palembang Indonesia in 2015. As the Business Development Director at BAIAC, he is responsible for consolidating resources from both ASEAN and China, and strategically planning market entry in the ASEAN and broader Asian regions.    

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Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima David Wong

May 12, 2023

Tan Sri David Wong Tan Sri David Wong was the fifth Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak from July 2018 until his retirement in February 2020. He began his professional career as an auditor and advocate and solicitor in the late 1970s before accepting his first judicial appointment as a Judicial Commissioner of the High Court of Kuching in 2005 then as Judge. Thereafter, he was appointed as a Judge at the High Court of Kota Kinabalu before being elevated as a Judge of the Court of Appeal of Malaysia in 2013. While at the Court of Appeal, Tan Sri oversaw the Construction Appeal Panel which dealt mainly with claims from construction disputes, matters arising from awards emanating from ad hoc arbitration and arbitrations conducted under the auspices of Asian International Arbitration Centre and matters concerning decisions pursuant to Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 which Tan Sri held this position until 27th April 2018. On 27th April 2018, Tan Sri was elevated as Judge of the Federal Court of Malaysia. On 11th July 2018, Tan Sri was appointed by the Malaysia King, Yang Di-Pertuan Agong to the office of the Chief Judge of the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak.

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Dr. RMP Mohamad Idwan Ganie

May 12, 2023

Dr. RMP Mohamad Idwan Ganie Dr RMP Mohamad Idwan (‘Kiki’) Ganie was born in 1955 in Amsterdam and raised in Germany, also Indonesia. He is a Founding Partner of the Indonesian Law Firm Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo (LGS) and has been practising law for more than 40 years. Dr Ganie is a highly sought-after and respected lawyer as well as an arbitration expert in Indonesia. He holds a Ph.D. in law from the University of Hamburg and has completed further legal research studies at the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies in London (England); the Max Planck Institute for International Private Law in Hamburg (Germany) and in political studies at the Staatswissenschaftliche Fakultät of the University of Zürich (Switzerland). He specializes in commercial transactions/disputes and is admitted to the Indonesian Bar. Among others, he is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (FSIArb), President of the Indonesian Court of Arbitration for Sports and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne. For the last 25 years, Dr Ganie has also been lecturing in Legal Writing and Legal Reasoning at the University of Indonesia. He is the author of the book “Corporate Acquisitions and Mergers in Indonesia”. Dr Ganie speaks English, Indonesian, German and Dutch.

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Asst. Prof. Dr. Tidarat Sinlapapiromsuk

May 12, 2023

Asst. Prof. Dr. Tidarat Sinlapapiromsuk Professor Dr. Tidarat Sinlapapiromsuk is a full-time professor of law at Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Law, where she formerly served as the Vice Dean for International Affairs (2017-2021). Tidarat teaches and provides legal advice on several areas of law, including International Business Transactions; Foreign Direct Investment; Alternative Dispute Resolutions; International Commercial and Investment Arbitration; Investor-State Dispute Settlement; Energy and Mining Laws; Infrastructure Projects; Transnational Anti-Bribery Laws (Thai, UK, and US FCPA including corporate compliance program); Mass Torts and Class Action. Her research projects focus, among others, on Petroleum Joint Development Agreements; International Arbitration, Public Procurement (funded by the Ministry of Finance); International Sales Law, and Oil-Spill Settlements. Tidarat was also officially appointed by the Office of the Council of State as a legislation review committee for the draft national legislation implementing the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. Tidarat was also appointed as an Arbitrator Committee by virtue of the Act of Arbitration Center B.E. 2550 and as a member of the THACA’s Academic Council in 2022. In 2023, she was also appointed as the Director of the Centre for Dispute Resolution, Chulalongkorn University. Tidarat was also a contributing author for the Transnational Dispute Management (TDM) Journal and has professional experience as an arbitrator for cases concerning international business and government construction contract disputes

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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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