Philip Jeyaretnam, SC is a partner in Rodyk & Davidson LLP's Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group. He heads the firm's Construction Practice and will become Managing Partner on 1 January 2011. Mr Jeyaretnam graduated from Cambridge University (First Class Honours) in Law and was a visiting Fulbright Fellow at Harvard Law School. He was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 1988, and was appointed Senior Counsel in January 2003.
Mr Jeyaretnam was President of the Law Society of Singapore from January 2004 to December 2007. He was the founding chairman of the Society of Construction Law, Singapore. Mr Jeyaretnam is named in International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers 2010 for his work in construction and is an Asialaw Leading Lawyer 2010 for his work in dispute resolution. He is a member of the Public Service Commission, the constitutional body that oversees the public service in Singapore. In 2012, Mr Jeyaretnam was appointed as a member of the Presidential Council for Minority Rights.
Ms Thean (BA (Hons), University of Cambridge, LLM, Harvard Law School) is the Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Law. She joined the Law Ministry in 2007, initially as Director of the Legal Policy and Industry Development Divisions, and then later as Director-General, Legal Group, overseeing the Legal Policy, Legal Industry and International Legal Divisions. She became Deputy Secretary in October 2012. She also teaches arbitration at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law as an Adjunct Associate Professor.
Ms Thean has served previously in various postings within the Singapore Legal Service, as a Justice’s Law Clerk to the Court of Appeal, Assistant Registrar at the Supreme Court, District Judge at the Singapore Subordinate Courts and Senior State Counsel at the Attorney-General’s Chambers.
Abhijit Ghosh is a Chartered Accountant and a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers Services LLP, Singapore. He advises clients on various cross border business and tax issues and his areas of specialization include global structuring, intellectual property planning, mergers and acquisition and developing tax optimized business plans.
Mr Ghosh has authored a number of articles on tax and law matters for various journals and publications and made several public presentations on intellectual property planning, business restructuring and international tax issues.
Tham Kui Seng
Mr Tham is a director of Raffles Medical Group Ltd, Straits Trading Company Limited, Global Logistics Properties Limited and Sembcorp Industries Ltd. He is also a member of the Board of The Housing and Development Board.
Mr Tham was the former Chief Corporate Officer of CapitaLand Limited and the Chief Executive Officer of CapitaLand Residential Limited.
Mr Tham holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford, UK.
Professor Lawrence Boo, a chartered arbitrator, is a founding resident of The Arbitration Chambers and the former Deputy Chairman of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. He has presided as professional arbitrator in more than 160 cases and as mediator in more than 60 disputes. He is also active in the academic circle, teaching international arbitration at the National University of Singapore, Wuhan University School of Law, China and Bond University, Australia.
Professor Boo is a law reform consultant to the Attorney-General's Chambers and Singapore's Representative to UNCITRAL Working Group (Arbitration and Conciliation) and Singapore' s National Correspondent to UNCITRAL's Case Law on UNCITRAL Text.
Mr Denys Hickey is the Head of the Energy & Offshore Group Asia Pacific Region at Ince & Co. He has a strong reputation for arbitration and dispute resolution work and is very well known for oil and gas, metal and other commodity trading work.
Following a law degree and a postgraduate Diploma in International Law, Mr Hickey qualified as a barrister. He received a practical Training Award, was awarded the Goldie Scholarship and was the winner of the Band Trust Practical Scholarship at Gray's Inn. Mr Hickey then re-qualified as a solicitor, joined Ince & Co, and was made a partner in 1986.
Yang Ing Loong
Yang Ing Loong is a partner in Latham & Watkins’ Hong Kong office. Mr Yang's practice focuses on arbitration and litigation in Asia, particularly on disputes concerning the People's Republic of China.
Mr Yang served as a State Counsel and Deputy Public Prosecutor in the Singapore Attorney-General's Chambers for 5 years before joining private practice. While in private practice in Singapore, Mr Yang was a litigation partner in two of Singapore's top law firms and had appeared as Counsel in many complex trials and appeals, both civil and criminal, in the High Court and the Court of Appeal of Singapore.
Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, Mr Yang was a Partner of another international law firm based in Hong Kong and was a global coordinator of its international arbitration practice. Mr Yang had previously also served as the Chief Representative and the Head of Dispute Resolution of the Beijing Office of a premier U.S. law firm where he focused on China-related international arbitration. Mr Yang has been recommended in Asia Pacific Legal 500 as a "leading dispute resolution lawyer" in China. He is also recognized in The Dispute Resolution Handbook as a "highly recommended" dispute resolution lawyer in China, and named a leading lawyer in China for Dispute Resolution: Arbitration in Chambers & Partners 2013 guide.
Maurice Burke is Partner, Litigation and Arbitration for Herbert Smith. Based in Singapore, Maurice is joint head of Herbert Smith's dispute resolution practice in Southeast Asia and responsible for covering the Singapore, Malaysian and Indonesian markets.
Originally qualified in Australia, Maurice qualified in Hong Kong in 1996, where he worked as a litigator for two years before joining Herbert Smith's Hong Kong litigation division in 1997. Since joining Herbert Smith, Maurice has conducted a broad range of commercial litigation and dispute resolution matters throughout Asia.
Chua Lee Ming
Chua Lee Ming is currently General Counsel of Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd. He holds a LLB degree from the National University of Singapore (1983) and a LLM degree from Cambridge University (1988). He has been admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore (1984), and as a Solicitor, England & Wales (1994). He served in various positions in the Subordinate Courts, Supreme Court and Attorney-General's Chambers between 1984 and 1990. Thereafter, he practised from 1990 – 1998 as partner in M/s Lee & Lee's litigation department.
Mr Chua is currently Vice-President of the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association. He is also a member of various committees under the Legal Profession Act and the Singapore Academy of Law.
Mee F Moh
Meef is Corporate Counsel for Chevron based in Singapore. She has multi-jurisdictional legal experience in various arbitrations, as counsel both in private practice and now in house, and as arbitrator and mediator. Her arbitration experience covers projects based out of Asia, Africa, Middle East and Europe. She is on the panel of various regional and international arbitral institutions and was the first woman Council Member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. She is currently the Honorary Secretary of the Singapore Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.