ROAP ASIA – 2021 EDITION
Please meet our talented and diverse group of participants in ROAP Asia 2021, both practising attorneys and testifying experts (their short bios, where available, are linked and set out below, and some of them are also pictured below in no particular order): Tiwalade Aderoju, Shabana Farhaana Amirudin, Youyi (Eunice) Bai, Tiffany Chan, Monisha Cheong, Aruna de Silva, Deya Dubey, Hamish Egan, Georgios Fasfalis, Marjan Fazeli, Niyati Gandhi, Nicholas Hoh, Sui Hang Hui, Shanelle Irani, Eliza Jiang, Yi-Jun Kang, Marina Kofman, Valerie Koh, Nathaniel Lai, Michael Laming, Daniel Lee, Vlada Lemaic, Daniel Liu, Christina Lo, Jacky Lo, Amélie Lucchese, Yvonne Mak, Jayant Malik, Anna Ng, Bo (Rachel) Peng, Olesya Prantyuk, Joel Quek, Sourav Roy, Jagpreet Sandhu, Wang Ting Seah, Irene Siu, Timothy Smyth, Christine Soon, Jared Tan, Lauren Toledo, Shannon Tong, Elena Trabaldo, Moushumi Vaidya, Willow Wei, Philip Wimalasena, Dennis Wu, Weina Ye, Dominique Yong, John Zhou.
ADEROJU Tiwalade: he is the Managing Partner of Olympus Solicitors and Advocates, a full service Law firm located in Lagos Nigeria. His areas of interest are Arbitration, Mediation, Corporate, Commercial, Civil and Criminal Law. He is also a Strategic Human Resource Management Consultant. He obtained his Law Degree from the Cardiff University; his Master’s of Science (MSC) degree in Financial Systems from the University of Glamorgan (now known as the University of South Wales); his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales Institute (now known as Cardiff Metropolitan University); and his LLM degree in International Commercial and Maritime Law from the Swansea University. Upon completion of his studies, he proceeded to work at the prestigious Law Firm of Chief James Onoja (Senior Advocate of Nigeria) & Co., after which he worked at the well-known Law Firm of Paul C. Ananaba (Senior Advocate of Nigeria), where he rose to the position of the Head of the Corporate and Commercial Section. He dealt with all corporate, commercial and maritime briefs, and initial public offerings. He represented the Firm on company boards as Legal Advisers/ Company Secretary. He further proceeded to the well-respected law firm of Doyin Rhodes-Vivour (Senior Advocate of Nigeria) & Co. where he left as the acting Head of Chamber. He joined the Law firm of E. Osoka and Co as a Senior Partner, and was in charge of the Lagos Office in Nigeria. He has now established his Law Firm Olympus Solicitors and Advocates. He is currently undertaking a Doctorate program in Business Administration at the Swiss College of Management. Follow on LinkedIn.
DUBEY Deya: he is a Senior Associate in the Energy, Projects and Construction Practice of WongPartnership LLP and is a Singapore qualified lawyer. His main areas of practice are in litigation and arbitration, with matters, including environmental engineering, energy, public infrastructure, and criminal/regulatory offences. Deya graduated with a law degree from Singapore Management University. Follow on LinkedIn.
EGAN Hamish: he is an Associate Director in HKA’s Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages practice. Hamish has been based in Singapore for over ten years and has been specialising in business valuation and quantification of damages associated with complex contentious matters. His forensic accounting experience includes performing business valuations arising from shareholder or post-acquisition disputes; estimation of loss of profits arising from alleged breaches of contracts or agreements; and the analysis of complex accounting information. He has worked across various sectors and in multiple forums including arbitration, court proceedings, and mediation. Hamish has also gained further valuation experience working within the valuation team of the sovereign wealth fund of Singapore where he was involved in setting the valuation policy and reviewing valuations of private equity investments. Hamish is Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder. Follow on LinkedIn.
FASFALIS Georgios: he is an associate in Linklaters’ arbitration practice. He has previously worked for a renowned arbitration boutique and the legal department of a Dutch multinational. Georgios’ arbitration experience includes involvement in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations conducted under, among others, the ICC, ICSID, LCIA, NAI, SIAC and UNCITRAL Rules. He has also been involved in arbitration-related litigation matters, such as setting aside and enforcement proceedings. Georgios’ publications include, inter alia, a chapter in S. Balthasar (ed) International Commercial Arbitration (Hart Publishing) (2021). He is admitted to the Thessaloniki Bar in Greece and holds degrees from the University of Amsterdam and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Georgios is a Global Advisory Board member of ICDR Young & International, a member of the Global Steering Committee of CIArb YMG, and the Western Europe Vice Chair for Young ITA. Follow on LinkedIn.
FAZELI Marjan: she is a founder of Tech-Savvy Lawyers, a legal tech startup company focusing on the application of artificial intelligence (AI) technology in international arbitration practice mainly in the Middle East region. She is a legal adviser in international investment and commercial arbitration based in Tehran. She has received her Ph.D. from the National University of Iran where she focused on international oil contracts in her research and dissertation. She also received LL.M in International Trade and Economic Law from the University of Tehran. She is a qualified attorney and a member of the Iran Central Bar Association. Follow on LinkedIn.
HUI Sui Hang: he is an Associate at Sidley Austin, specialising in international commercial arbitration and litigation. Mr. Hui is dual-qualified in Hong Kong and New York, and has represented clients from a broad range of industries. He previously practiced at a Wall Street firm in its Hong Kong and New York offices, and also served as a Judicial Assistant at the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (the highest appellate court in Hong Kong). Mr. Hui graduated from University College London (UCL) with First Class Honours, and was top of his class for Public International Law. He was the main speaker on the UCL team that came first runner-up at the 19th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Moot in Vienna. Mr. Hui is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Follow on LinkedIn.
IRANI Shanelle: she is an associate in the international arbitration practice at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in London. Her practice focuses on complex multi-jurisdictional disputes, with a particular focus on India-related disputes. She has represented clients in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations under multiple arbitral rules (including the ICC, LCIA and DIFC-LCIA rules), across a range of industries. Shanelle is qualified to practise law in India and New York and has previously worked in law firms in India, the UAE and the United States. She completed her B.L.S. LL.B. from Government Law College, Mumbai and her LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Centre, where she graduated Dean’s List with Distinction. Follow on LinkedIn.
LAMING Michael: he is an Associate Director in HKA’s Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages practice, and a Fellow of the ICAEW. He has over 10 years’ experience in forensic accounting and has acted as an expert in both national and international litigation and in commercial and investment treaty arbitration proceedings, giving evidence in national Courts and arbitration Tribunals both in the English and Spanish language. Michael specialises in valuations, the assessment/ quantification of damages and the analysis of complex accounting information. He has worked across a range of sectors, including transportation infrastructure and logistics, renewables, construction, manufacturing, finance, sports entertainment and TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications), amongst others. Follow on LinkedIn.
LO Jacky: he is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations in Hong Kong. He specializes in forensic investigations into suspected/identified accounting irregularities and employees misfeasance; fraud risk assessments; anti-bribery and corruption risk assessments; and quantum dispute resolutions. Mr. Lo has 13 years of combined experiences in forensic accounting and statutory audit practices and is skilled in assisting clients in contentious circumstances such as regulatory enquiries/investigations, activist investor attacks, whistleblowing complaints, shareholders disputes and contract disputes. He has worked across numerous industries including banking; asset management; technology, media and communications; logistics; manufacturing; construction; life science; and energy. Follow on LinkedIn.
LUCCHESE Amélie: she is a Deputy Counsel at Delos. She graduated from Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas with a Masters’ degree in International Trade Law and a Masters’ degree in Arbitration, Litigation and ADR. After completing her studies, Amélie trained with the international arbitration teams of leading law firms in Paris and completed an internship at the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Hong Kong. She more recently served as legal counsel with the Litigation, Investigations and Regulatory Affairs team of a major European aerospace manufacturer in Blagnac, focusing on commercial disputes before French courts and arbitral tribunals. Amélie works in French and in English. Follow on LinkedIn.
MAK Yvonne: she is an Associate at Withers KhattarWong LLP in Singapore. Her practice is focused on commercial arbitration and litigation, and she has represented clients in disputes arising from a broad range of industries. She sits on two committees of the Law Society of Singapore. Yvonne is qualified in Singapore. Follow on LinkedIn.
NG Anna: she is a Senior Manager in the PwC’s Forensic Services practice based in Hong Kong and has over 8 years of experience in extensive forensic-related and regulatory compliance work, including supporting disputes resolution and expert witness engagements, fraud and misconduct investigations and AML/CFT framework assessment and system implementation. Anna has been trained as a forensic specialist in providing advisory services to a wide variety of global clients in industries such as financial services, energy, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, real-estate, retail and telecommunications across Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Norway, the US, the UK and India. Anna is a Certified Public Accountant under the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountant and has been supporting the HK45/PwC Expert Witness Cross- Examination training for the past three consecutive years. Follow on LinkedIn.
PRANTYUK Olesya: she is a Ukrainian and Russian speaking certified chartered accountant with more than 10 years’ experience in finance and accounting. She has acted as project manager on fraud investigation matters and damages calculations (valuations, loss of profits and wasted costs calculations), and is experienced in the preparation of expert reports. She has assisted experts in expert meetings, hearings, mediations and expert determinations. Olesya has worked on High Court litigations, as well as investor-state and commercial arbitrations on behalf of claimants and defendants. Her experience in forensic accounting covers a wide array of matters, ranging between $10 million and $2 billion in size, within the oil and gas, logistics, retail, aerospace, mining, precious metals, financial services and energy sectors. Follow on LinkedIn
QUEK Joel: he is a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes Practice of WongPartnership LLP and is a Singapore qualified lawyer. His main areas of practice are in litigation and arbitration, involving corporate, shareholder and employment disputes across a range of sectors including energy, commodities, finance, construction and manufacturing. Prior to entering private practice, Joel served as a law clerk to the Chief Justice and Judges of the Singapore Supreme Court. His experience also includes a placement with Fountain Court Chambers in London where he worked with a number of barristers and Queen’s Counsel on a variety of matters in the English commercial courts. Joel graduated with a law degree from University College London and has an LLM from the University of Cambridge. Follow on LinkedIn.
SANDHU Jagpreet: he is an Associate with LALIVE in London. He specialises in international commercial arbitration and investor-State disputes with a focus on the energy sector, having worked on disputes arising out of major rare metals, iron ore, oil and LNG projects in Australia and the MENA region. He is experienced in acting under key arbitration rules, including the ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, SCC, HKIAC, and SIAC Rules and the ICSID Convention. Prior to joining LALIVE, Jagpreet trained with and qualified into Clifford Chance’s International Arbitration Group in Perth, Australia. His experience includes internships with WilmerHale in London, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre in Hong Kong, UNCTRAL in South Korea, and the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia. Beyond his work, Jagpreet remains a leading Director of the UNCITRAL Co-ordination Committee of Australia and is actively involved in the promotion and adoption of UNCITRAL texts in the Asia-Pacific region. He is proficient in English, Malay and Indonesian. Follow on LinkedIn.
SIU Irene: she is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Disputes and Investigations team in Hong Kong. She specializes in investigations of commercial fraud, corruption and bribery, and regulatory issues, as well as providing accounting expert witness and litigation support assistance. Ms. Siu brings expertise to a wide range of assignments, notably involving disputes between shareholders and family members, loss of profit and income claims, commercial fraud, money laundering, and asset and fund flow tracing. Her involvement in these matters encompasses the investigation of transactions, assessment on the quantum of loss and claim, the provision of expert opinions on accounting matters, conducting business and share valuations, and assisting clients and their lawyers in the formation of dispute resolution strategies. Follow on LinkedIn.
TOLEDO Lauren: qualified in the Philippines, she currently serves as counsel to a global financial data and software company where she is primarily involved in advisory and negotiation work for cross-border contracts. Prior to this, she gained substantial training in dispute resolution, having handled cases involving commercial and contract disputes, construction arbitration, and enforcement of arbitral awards. She also has experience in corporate and commercial transactions in the real estate, infrastructure, consumer goods, and energy sectors. Follow on LinkedIn.
TONG Shannon: she is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Disputes & Investigations practice in Hong Kong. She specializes in forensic accounting and litigation support and has worked on a wide range of investigative, expert witness and litigation support assignments, including commercial fraud, shareholder and joint venture disputes, loss of profit claims, professional negligence, asset tracing and matrimonial cases. Ms. Tong has deep expertise in matters involving investigation of transactions, conducting business and share valuations, funds tracing, calculation of loss of profits, and assisting clients in the provision of expert opinions and dispute resolution strategies. Follow on LinkedIn.
TRABALDO Elena: she is a Senior Associate in our International Arbitration Group in Geneva. Trained in both civil and common law, Elena is specialized in international commercial and investment arbitration. She has advised and represented clients before international arbitral tribunals in a broad range of disputes, as well as in enforcement and commercial litigation proceedings before the Swiss courts. gets. Follow on LinkedIn.
VAIDYA Moushumi: she is a Director in Forensic Services practise in PwC in India. She brings over 13 years of combined experience of working in forensic services and financial audits (including 2.5 years secondment to PwC London). Her professional experience includes handling complex corporate investigations, assistance in responding to the Regulators, FCPA diligence and compliance for large M&A deals, forensic due diligence for financial fraud matters, and dispute advisory including arbitration and shareholder dispute resolution. She has assisted major Indian MNCs and international clients from a variety of industries including Private Equity, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, hospitality, real estate and IT, leading a range of cross border engagements for clients/operations based in India, UK, USA, Europe, Australia, Middle East and CIS. She is a Chartered Accountant by profession, having secured 44th Rank (All India), and is a CFE. Follow on LinkedIn.
WU Dennis: he is an associate of the Global Arbitration, Trade and Advocacy practice in Sidley’s Hong Kong office. Dennis focuses his practice on international commercial arbitration with an emphasis on disputes with an Asian nexus. He has advised clients in a wide variety of matters (including private equity, M&A, pharmaceutical, construction, and technology) and has acted in ad hoc and institutional proceedings conducted under ICC, HKIAC, SIAC, LCIA, and UNCITRAL arbitration rules. He also has experience in litigation matters, including general commercial litigation, insolvency, and arbitration-related court proceedings. Dennis graduated with Bachelor of Social Sciences and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Hong Kong. He is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin Chinese. Follow on LinkedIn.
YONG Dominique: she is a Registered Foreign Lawyer (qualified in New South Wales, Australia) in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution team at Clifford Chance. 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. Dominique is now based in Hong Kong, having grown up in Sydney, Australia and previously spent time in New York, Singapore, Washington DC and Vienna. Follow on LinkedIn.
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