ROAP ASIA – 2022 EDITION
Welcome to Delos's advanced oral advocacy training programme in international arbitration. This consists of two courses: one on oral submissions, the other on cross-examination. Find out more here, meet our leading faculty for the Asia, EMEA and LATAM editions, and meet our talented participants for the Asia, EMEA and LATAM editions, both practising attorneys and testifying experts. If you would like to attend a mock hearing and follow the oral submissions live, you can find out more here.
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): Tze Siong Ang, Anirudh Singh Bhati, Sabrina Chang, Joonhak Choi, Sarah Cham, Henry Chambers, Jose Angelo David, Simon Demaurex, Raunak Dhillon, Bishwajit Dubey, Hamish Egan, Kateryna Frolova, Rebecca James, Pushkar Keshavmurthy, Byung Chul Kim, Daae Kim, Jeongwoo Eddie Lee, Jin Lee, Chunlong Lin, Deborah Loh, Fatima Malik, Ali Loraine Manrique, Gavin Neo, Jon Nicklin, Joey Ng, Adnaan Noor, Sophie Oh, Shalaka Patil, Kai Yun Tan, Rebecca Ruthven, Jereome Tang, Luke Tattersall, Yuanfang Ten, Yi Ran Tsai, Vineet Unnikrishnan, Nehan Zehra, YiKang Zhang, Hongchuan Zhang-Krogman
ANG Tze Siong: He is an associate in A&O Singapore’s international arbitration team. He is qualified in Singapore and England & Wales. Tze Siong has represented clients in various international commercial arbitrations involving the energy, telecommunications, financial, intellectual property and private equity sectors, under various rules including the SIAC, HKIAC, ICC, UNCITRAL and AAA rules. He also regularly advises clients in respect of their investment treaty rights and protections. Before joining A&O, Tze Siong clerked for the Supreme Court of Singapore under both High Court and Court of Appeal judges. Tze Siong graduated from the National University of Singapore with First Class Honours and has an LLM from New York University. Follow on LinkedIn.
CHAM Sarah: She is a Senior Manager with Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations in Hong Kong. She specialises in investigating commercial fraud, corruption and bribery, and provides support in connection with matters involving commercial disputes. Sarah has been engaged in a wide range of assignments, involving performing investigations of alleged fraud and misconduct, fraudulent financial reporting, misappropriation of assets and FCPA violations, asset and fund flow tracing, shareholder disputes, loss of profits claims and valuation disputes. Follow on LinkedIn.
CHAMBERS Henry: He is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Disputes & Investigations in Hong Kong and brings over 10 years of experience in investigative accounting, compliance and disputes. His primary areas of concentration are, forensic accounting and investigation assignments, fraud, corruption and regulatory matters and matters involving commercial disputes. Mr. Chambers has worked with clients across a range of industries, including manufacturing, technology and commodities. He has a particular interest in matters involving cryptocurrency. Mr. Chambers has led numerous regulatory driven investigations and proactive compliance reviews both in Asia and across the rest of the world. Mr Chambers’ experience spans a diverse range of clients, both in the private and public sector. Most recently at A&M, Mr. Chambers led a major FCPA corruption investigation concerning payments made via agents to a state owned South American oil producer in exchange for contract awards. Follow on LinkedIn.
CHOI Joonhak: He is an attorney at Kim & Chang’s International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation Practice where he focuses on international commercial and international investment treaty arbitration. He has represented clients in complex international disputes under various arbitral rules (including the ICC, SIAC, KCAB, and UNCITRAL rules). His experience spans a broad range of fields, including energy, construction, insurance, private equity, distributorship and pharmaceuticals. Joonhak received his J.D. from Seoul National University, School of Law and his undergraduate degree in economics also from Seoul National University. He is admitted to the Korean bar and speaks English, Japanese and Korean. Follow on LinkedIn.
DEMAUREX Simon: He is an Associate in Schellenberg Wittmer's International Arbitration Group in Geneva. Simon is specialized in international commercial and investment arbitration. He 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. 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. Follow on LinkedIn.
JAMES Rebecca: she is a Managing Associate in Linklaters' dispute resolution team in London, specialising in international commercial and investment arbitration and international law. She has considerable experience representing clients in investment arbitrations, international commercial arbitrations (arising under most of the major institutional rules and in ad hoc arbitrations) and cross-border litigation in the UK courts, and providing strategic advice on foreign proceedings, across a wide range of sectors and regions. She also has experience advising clients on boundary issues, law of the sea, international trade law and sanctions. Rebecca is dual-qualified in Victoria, Australia and England & Wales, and has co-lectured at Queen Mary University of London in investment arbitration and international law. She has been named as a key lawyer for Linklaters in international arbitration, public international law and commercial litigation by the Legal 500 UK. Follow on LinkedIn.
KESHAVMURTHY Pushkar: He is a Case Manager at the Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration (MCIA). He is an Indian qualified Advocate and an accredited Commercial Mediator. Prior to joining the MCIA, he represented clients before various courts and tribunals in disputes arising from diverse sectors. He is also a Fellow at the Global Policy, Diplomacy, and Sustainability (GPODS). Follow on LinkedIn
KIM Byung Chul: he is an Attorney at KL Partners in Seoul, specializing in international dispute resolution. His practice spans across investment treaty disputes, claims arising from infrastructure and construction projects and concessions, and post-M&A and shareholder disputes. He is qualified to practice law in the Republic of Korea and has previously worked for a global asset management firm. Byung received his B.A. and J.D. from Seoul National University. Follow on LinkedIn.
LEE Jin: He is a Director at Ankura Consulting (APAC) based in Singapore. She is a Chartered Accountant and Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist with over eleven years of industry experience across various sectors. Her forensic experience includes various service lines such as investigations, expert witness services, anti-money laundering and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining Ankura, Jin was an assistant manager within the KPMG forensic practice for five and a half years of which she spent two years with the KPMG forensic practice in the United Kingdom. Prior to that, Jin was with KPMG’s audit function and Singapore Exchange Limited. She provided oversight of listed companies and monitored compliance with the listing rules to promote a high standard of corporate governance and transparency by listed companies during her time with Singapore Exchange Limited.
MALIK Fatima: She is a dual-qualified lawyer. She is an Advocate of the High Courts of Pakistan, and Solicitor of England & Wales. Ms. Malik started her career working on civil and constitutional litigation in Pakistan with Mr. Raza Kazim, ASC. Currently, she is a senior associate at Bhandari Naqvi Riaz and works on both, contentious and non-contentious matters. Prior to joining BNR, Ms. Malik worked in London for with Addleshaw Goddard LLP in London focusing on high-value complex arbitrations. Her experience includes representing the Government of Pakistan in an investment arbitration brought under the OIC Investment Agreement and an ICC arbitration defending a global oil and gas company in a contractual dispute. At present she is serving as the Secretary of the International Law Association (Pakistan Chapter), Assistant Editor at Delos GAP, and an active member of the Arbitral Women (UK), Young ICCA, and Women in Law (Pakistan). Follow on LinkedIn.
NICKLIN Jon: He is a Director leading Accuracy’s Disputes practice in Hong Kong. He specializes in quantum assessment in the context of international arbitration, and also has extensive experience of conducting forensic accounting investigations and compliance (FCPA) reviews for Fortune 500 clients, particularly in the Greater China region. Jon has 16 years of combined experience in forensic accounting and quantum assessment, having acted in matters under the auspices of ICSID, ICC, SIAC and HKIAC amongst others. He has worked across numerous sectors including pharmaceuticals and medical devices, leisure and tourism, energy and utilities, automobile and financial services. In addition to English he is a fluent Mandarin speaker. Follow on LinkedIn.
OH Sophie: She is a foreign attorney at Peter & Kim’s Seoul Office qualified to practice in the State of New York. Sophie has acted as counsel in a range of international arbitration cases under the auspices of ICC, ICSID, KCAB and SIAC, and has experience in advising clients from broad range of industries in relation to cross-border disputes. Prior to joining Peter & Kim, Sophie worked as foreign attorney at Bae, Kim & Lee’s international arbitration team. She received her J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. Follow on LinkedIn.
RUTHVEN Rebecca: She is a Senior Consultant in HKA’s Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages practice and a qualified ICAEW chartered accountant. She has over eight years’ experience in the financial industry advising on a range of cases including commercial disputes, including cross border disputes and arbitrations, investigations and valuations. Her experience includes performing analysis, constructing financial models and preparing expert witness reports. She has worked across a range of sectors, assisting experts in arbitrations, court proceedings, and mediation. Follow on LinkedIn.
TAN Kai Yun: She is a Partner in the Restructuring & Insolvency Practice at WongPartnership LLP. Her main areas of practice are restructuring and insolvency, commercial litigation and international arbitration, and shipping and maritime law. On the restructuring and insolvency front, Kai Yun acts for corporate debtors, creditors, turnaround professionals, and investors. Apart from her primary focus in restructuring and insolvency, and commercial litigation and arbitration, Kai Yun also has a specialist practice in shipping and maritime law. She has acted for bank creditors, ship owners, charterers, shipyards, offshore oil and gas companies in a variety of matters, including the enforcement against vessels, the sale and purchase of vessels, sale-and-leaseback agreements, charter agreements and shipbuilding contracts, vessel arrests, and documentary credit disputes. Follow on LinkedIn.
TANG Jerome: He is a Manager in Accuracy with more than 8 years of experience in business valuations, financial due diligence and lost profit assessments. He has been involved extensively in engagements across Asia, Australasia, Europe and the Middle East. His experience spans a wide range of industries, which include software, telecommunications, healthcare, chemicals and high-end luxury.Follow on LinkedIn.
TATTERSALL Luke: He specialises in international arbitration and litigation with expertise in public international law, including investment treaty arbitration. He has acted in proceedings under the ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, PCA and LCIA rules, along with arbitration related court applications in the UK and overseas and has appeared before the International Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights. Alongside practice, Luke teaches Public International Law at Cambridge University and has published work concerning international litigation in leading journals. Follow on LinkedIn.
TSAI Yi Ran: He is a senior associate specialising in Dispute and Economics at Ankura. She has extensive involvement in loss and damages quantification arising out of corporate disputes and commercial litigation; and provides assistance relating to forensic accounting and quantum for international arbitration and court litigation. Prior to Ankura, Yi Ran worked for a leading independent advisory firm in Hong Kong where she had heavily involved in insolvency and restructuring, forensic accounting and investigation, litigation support, expert witness and business valuation. Follow on LinkedIn.
ZEHRA Nehan: She is a Senior Associate at Raja Mohammed Akram & Co. (Lahore, Pakistan). Qualified as an Advocate of the High Court in Pakistan, Nehan specializes in a broad range of transactional work, corporate advisory matters, and regulatory affairs. Her corporate and litigation practice spans mergers and acquisitions, domestic and international arbitrations, project finance, energy, constitutional, and environmental law. Nehan has played an instrumental role in international arbitrations at LCIA and ICC. Nehan holds a B.A.- LL.B. (Honors) degree from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Follow on LinkedIn.
ZHANG YiKang: He is an Associate at Three Crowns LLP in Singapore and London who specializes in international commercial and investment treaty disputes. His experience spans matters in a range of sectors, including energy, corporate joint-ventures and financial services, and under various institutional rules, including the ICC, LCIA, ICSID and UNCITRAL rules. He has also acted as tribunal secretary in several arbitrations and represented clients in set-aside proceedings before the English High Court. YiKang is dual-qualified as a solicitor advocate in England and Wales and in New York. Follow on LinkedIn.
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