Philip Jeyaretnam SC is the Global Vice Chair and Regional CEO of Dentons Rodyk & Davidson. Appointed Senior Counsel in January 2003 at the early age of 38, Philip specialises in commercial litigation and international arbitration work as counsel, and is described by Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 as a ‘pre-eminent disputes practitioner’. His professional and public service has included serving as a member of the Public Service Commission, the constitutional body that oversees the public service in Singapore, since 2010, and as a member of the Presidential Council for Minority Rights since 2012, and as President of the Law Society of Singapore from January 2004 to December 2007.
Mr Han Kok Juan was appointed Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Law on 1 November 2015.
Prior to this, Mr Han was Senior Director (Housing) in the Ministry of National Development from 2011. He had previously also held appointments in various organisations across the Public Service, including in the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Mr Han graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford, and a Master in Public Administration from the Beijing University.
Mr Han is married with a son.
Mr Wen Khai Meng is the Senior Advisor, Group Strategy of CapitaLand Limited.
Prior to this, Mr Wen has held several senior appointments within the Group including Chief Investment Officer of CapitaLand Limited, Chief Executive Officer of CapitaLand Singapore Limited, Chief Executive Officer of CapitaLand Commercial Limited and Chief Executive Officer of CapitaLand Financial Limited. He was also a non-executive Director of Ascott Residence Trust Management Limited and CapitaLand Commercial Trust Management Limited. Before joining the Group, Mr Wen was with the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) for 7 years. He was the Director (Corporate Development) and the Deputy Director (Land Administration). Prior to that, he was with the Ministry of National Development, Singapore as Deputy Director (Infrastructure) for 4 years.
Denys Hickey is a barrister at 39 Essex Chambers. With over forty years’ legal experience in the areas of litigation and arbitration, he is well known for his oil and gas and commodity trading work.
He has extensive experience of international arbitration and mediation representing parties, and acting as counsel, in ad hoc arbitrations and arbitrations under ICC, SIAC, SCMA, LCIA, LME, UNCITRAL and LMAA Rules. Denys also sits as an arbitrator, and acts as a mediator.
Professor Lawrence Boo heads The Arbitration Chambers and teaches international arbitration at the National University of Singapore and Bond University, Australia. He has been involved in the development of dispute resolution in Singapore since 1991 when he became the first CEO/Registrar of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and later its Deputy Chairman (from 2004 – 2009). He served on law reform committees, represented Singapore to the UNCITRAL Working Group (Arbitration and Conciliation) and is Singapore’s National Correspondent to UNCITRAL’s Case Law on UNCITRAL Text. He is on the panel of arbitrators of numerous international arbitral institutions and is a Singapore nominee to the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators.
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.
Mee 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.
Sam Wong is a partner in Ernst & Young’s Advisory group. He specialises in Finance Advisory, helping organizations improve their Finance function’s capabilities and efficiencies. Mr Wong is a non-practising member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He attained his Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and MBA(Finance) from the University of Leicester, UK. He has also completed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.
Adrian Tan has been practising as a litigator for over a quarter of a century. He is Vice-President of the Law Society of Singapore, and is serving as the honorary legal counsel for the Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped.