Board Of Directors

Daryl Chew - Chairman

Daryl Chew

CHAIRMAN

Daryl Chew is a Partner in Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration practice and Head of the Singapore Office.

 

He has advised and represented clients in arbitrations involving a wide range of applicable laws, arbitration rules and venues, arising from construction, M&A, energy, joint venture and general commercial disputes. Daryl also serves as presiding, co-arbitrator and sole arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc proceedings. Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders 2021 identifies Daryl as one of the “most highly regarded” partners in the Asia Pacific, while prior editions commend him as “‘one of the brightest’ in the Asian market, with impressive expertise in handling commercial disputes”. Daryl regularly features as a leading individual in various professional directories, including Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Asia-Pacific Legal 500 and Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific.

Lawrence Boo - Board of Directors

Lawrence Boo

Professor Lawrence Boo heads The Arbitration Chambers and teaches international arbitration at the National University of Singapore and Bond University, Australia.

 

Formerly the Deputy Chairman (2004–2009), first Chief Executive Officer and Registrar (1991–1996) of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Lawrence is one of Singapore’s founding voices of arbitration. He now serves on the SIAC Court of Arbitration and the ICC Court of Arbitration. With more than 25 years of experience as an arbitrator, Lawrence has sat more than 300 cases, presiding or acting as sole arbitrator in over 200 cases. He has taken on cases administered by institutions inlcuding the SIAC, ICC, LCIA, ICSID, HKIAC, CIETAC, AAA, AIAC, AMTAC, SCMA, BANI, BAC, VIAC, LMAA, PCA, SCMA, as well as ad hoc matters. He has additionally 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.

Denys Hickey - Board of Directors

Denys Hickey

Denys Hickey is a barrister at 39 Essex Chambers. With over forty years’ legal experience in the areas of litigation and arbitration, Denys Hickey has a strong reputation for arbitration.

 

Denys is well known for oil and gas and commodity trading work as well as for fraud and general commercial disputes. He has also advised on offshore construction joint ventures, the financing of refinery projects, disputes relating to offshore oil and gas projects, shipbuilding contracts, oilfield redetermination problems and pipeline construction disputes. Denys also has a wealth of experience of shipping and shipbuilding disputes as well as marine and energy insurance matters. Recent work includes both representing parties and acting as counsel in ad hoc arbitrations and arbitrations under ICC, SIAC, KLRCA, SCMA, LCIA, LME, UNCITRAL, GAFTA, FOSFA and LMAA rules. He regularly sits as an arbitrator and is a CIArb Accredited Mediator. He is a Board Member of Maxwell Chambers, and a on the Panel of Arbitrators with SIAC, KLRCA, SCMA and the London Metal Exchange (LME). He is also a Member of the Arbitration Panel Committee of the London Metal Exchange.

Yang Ing Loong - Board of Directors

Yang Ing Loong

Ing Loong Yang is a partner in the Hong Kong office of Latham & Watkins, focusing on international arbitration and complex commercial litigation in Asia, particularly on cross-border disputes involving Greater China.

 

Qualified in Singapore, England & Wales, Hong Kong, and New York, Mr. Yang has extensive experience representing clients in numerous international arbitrations as well as sitting as arbitrator under the rules of SIAC, HKIAC, CIETAC, ICC, and UNCITRAL. He is a Chartered Arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, with appointments to many panels of international arbitral institutions, namely: SIAC, HKIAC, CIETAC, BAC, SHIAC, SCIA, KCAB, AIAC (formerly known as KLRCA), HIAC, and JCAA. He has constantly been recognized as a Band 1 practitioner in international arbitration in the region by Chambers, Legal 500 and Benchmark Litigation. He also actively supports the dispute resolution development in Asia through robust and proactive thought leadership.

Moh Mee Foo - Board of Directors

Moh Mee Foo

Moh Mee Foo is a Senior Consultant with the Singapore office of Luther LLP Law Firm. She is also a non-executive director of selected European companies.

 

Mee Foo has significant global legal experience obtained from private and in-house practice, acting for private as well as public listed companies that operate in highly regulated industries.  She has represented business interests in the resolution of politically charged conflicts, working with heads of States and CEOs.  Through various leadership roles held with Chevron Corporation, she had legal oversight of all litigations and managed regulatory support of Corporate Compliance and Risk Programs in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.  She was also a Founder of the Chevron Singapore Women Network and was instrumental in the set-up of Chevron’s first international legal pro-bono services in Singapore.

 

Mee Foo was the first woman Council Member with the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and co-founded the Singapore Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  She is an accredited Mediator and an experienced Arbitrator on the panel of various international arbitral institutions.

Sam Wong - Board of Directors

Sam Wong

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 - Board of Directors

Adrian Tan

Adrian Tan has been practising as a  litigator specialising in court disputes concerning technology, intellectual property, real estate and shareholder oppression. 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.

 

Additionally, Adrian Tan was the former general counsel at CrimsonLogic, a Singapore government technology company that provides network services in the legal, healthcare and trade sectors. This background, plus a rare second degree in computer science and psychology, gives this experienced courtroom lawyer the solid foundation to address technology disputes. These range from data centre construction, social media defamation, copyright infringement and passing-off in relation to consumer electronics, and patent infringement of vaccines.

Calvin Phua - Board of Directors

Calvin Phua

Calvin is Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Law. Prior to this, Calvin was Deputy Secretary (Hub Strategy) at the Ministry of Transport, where he drove efforts to strengthen the competitiveness of Singapore’s aviation and maritime hubs.

 

Calvin previously served in various positions in the Public Service.  He championed Singapore sport at the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth and Sport Singapore.  He also served at the Ministry of Education, and was an educator at two secondary schools. Outside the Public Service, he worked in financial services consulting in New York, USA.

 

Calvin sits on the board of Singapore Pools, Singapore Land Authority, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and several arbitration and mediation organisations.

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