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07 May 2021


3 h 30 min - 4 h 45 min

Delos-Y Virtual Breakfast – 7 May 2021

The second virtual edition of Delos-Y’s signature breakfast took place on 7 May 2021. Its topic was “Making Memorials Memorable: Essential Tips for Junior Associates“.

Our fantastic speakers were Niyati Gandhi (Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., Mumbai), Jia Yu Ling (WongPartnership, Singapore), David Isidore Tan (Rajah & Tann, Singapore), Alvin Yap (Squire Patton Boggs, Singapore), Dominique Yong (Clifford Chance, Hong Kong) and Jennifer Yoo (Peter & Kim, Seoul).

The event was moderated by Monica WY Chong (WongPartnership, Singapore) and David Fong (Davinder Singh Chambers, Hong Kong), and chaired by Maria Poláková (Squire Patton Boggs, Prague).


Monica WY Chong is a partner in WongPartnership Singapore’s Corporate & Commercial Disputes practice group. She has an active court and international arbitration practice, with a focus on complex, high-value and cross-border disputes across a range of sectors, including energy, financial services, business consultancy, trade and investment matters. She has acted, including as lead counsel, in proceedings conducted under a variety of arbitral rules, including SIAC, ICC, UNCITRAL and ICSID, and is currently the co-Chair of the Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration (AFIA).

David Fong is a Director at Davinder Singh Chambers LLC. His practice is largely focused on international commercial arbitration. He has acted in a broad range of high-value disputes, including commercial, construction, projects and infrastructure, natural resources and mining disputes. In addition to international arbitration, David also practices civil and commercial litigation. He has particular experience in curial proceedings relating to arbitration such as applications to set aside awards, resisting of enforcement proceedings and challenges to arbitrators.

Niyati Gandhi is a Senior Associate with Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. in Mumbai. She specializes in international and commercial law, including in particular international investment and commercial arbitration and complex commercial litigation. Niyati has advised and acted in a wide range of international arbitrations, under institutional (including SIAC, LCIA and ICSID) and ad hoc arrangements, seated throughout the world (Singapore, London, Paris, Mumbai, New Delhi, Mauritius and the Hague). Niyati is a graduate of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, where she has also been a Visiting Professor. Before joining Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, she has previously worked with leading law firms in Mumbai and Paris, the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law in Vienna.

Jia Yu Ling is a Senior Associate in WongPartnership, Singapore. He advises and represents corporations around the globe in high-value, transnational arbitration and litigation involving a variety of sectors such as energy, infrastructure, and engineering.

Maria Poláková is a member of the Delos-Y Committee. Maria is a Partner with Squire Patton Boggs, Prague, after having previously worked with the firm’s International Dispute Resolution team in London. Her primary practice focuses on investor-state and international commercial arbitration. She has been involved in a number of major investment cases in which the firm successfully defended sovereign states against foreign investors’ claims, including ECE v. Czech RepublicEurogas & Belmont v. Slovak Republic or ACP Axos Capital v. Kosovo. Maria served as a co-chair of the Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration (Young ICCA) in 2013 and 2014 and subsequently served as a member of the organization’s advisory board. A native Slovak speaker, Maria is a member of the Czech Bar and speaks Czech, English and French fluently. 

David Isidore Tan is a Singapore-qualified lawyer with experience in a wide range of disputes work. This has included litigation before various levels of the Singapore courts, arbitration / arbitration-related litigation (concerning both commercial and investor-State arbitrations), and advisory work relating thereto. He is the author / co-author of various articles on international commercial and investor-State arbitration, and a co-drafter of the CIArb Guidelines for Witness Conferencing in International Arbitration (with Explanatory Notes) (named the ‘Best Innovation by an Individual or Organisation’ at the 2019 Global Arbitration Review Awards). David graduated with an LL.M. in International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration from New York University, graduating in the same year with an LL.B. (Hons) from the National University of Singapore. While a student, he was a recipient of multiple scholarships. He has won prizes in several international and domestic competitions. This includes winning the Christopher Bathurst Essay Prize, the CIArb International Arbitration Competition (Singapore branch), an Honourable Mention for the Nappert Prize in International Arbitration, and the Advocacy Cup.

Alvin Yap acts as counsel in State-to-State, investor-State and commercial disputes. He has acted as counsel in proceedings before the International Court of Justice, Iran-US Claims Tribunal and arbitrations administered by PCA, ICSID, ICC, SIAC and FOSFA. He regularly advises States and corporations on issues of public international law, particularly on how they impact upstream oil and gas matters. Alvin graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2012. He was an Adjunct Lecturer at NUS from 2017 to 2019 where he taught a course on inter-State disputes. He is a Founding Member of the Young Singapore Public International Lawyers Group.

Dominique Yong is a Registered Foreign Lawyer (qualified in New South Wales, Australia) in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution team at Clifford Chance in Hong Kong. She specialises in international arbitration and has acted as counsel and tribunal secretary in various institutional and ad hoc arbitrations, as well as related court proceedings, with particular expertise in the finance, private equity and aeronautical sectors.

Jennifer (Eun Kyung) Yoo is a senior associate at Peter & Kim (Seoul). She was admitted to the Korean bar in 2015. Jennifer has represented and advised clients on a wide range of international commercial arbitration and cross-border litigation cases. In particular, she has ample experience of large-scale overseas construction disputes, involving multiple claims, parties, experts and counsel. She also frequently advises clients on international arbitration procedures, challenges and enforcement of international arbitral awards, and interim measures in respect of arbitration proceedings.




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