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Amrita Sanghi

Ms. Amrita Sanghi graduated from Nagpur University in August 1988 and enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Maharashtra in the same year. Previously, she was associated with the chambers of Mr. G.L Sanghi, Senior Advocate, Mr. Rajiv Nayar, Senior Advocate and Mr. Mukul Rohtagi, Senior Advocate. She is practicing independently since February, 1992 in the Supreme Court of India as well as High Courts of Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Nagpur and Madras. Also handling matters in the District Courts, Company Law Board, MRTP, CEGAT,CAT and Consumer Forums. She has handled various issues of immense importance pertaining to power plant set up by G.V.K Industries with ABB Alstom in Jegurupadu, Andhra Pradesh, execution of documents for grant of loan to NHAI for Durg Bypass, Kunte vs. Dr. Prabhu, Arbitrations pertaining to BHEL and Ajanta Builders, Samba Espionage Case, advising of Builder’s Association of India on the issue of applicability of Provident fund towards casual labour etc. She has a large clientele comprising of corporate in India and abroad. She has a large client’s comprising of corporates in India and abroad.

Andrew Sutedja

Andrew has been actively involved in various notable and handling various prominent cases. He completed his mini-thesis with title: “Legal aspect of Risk Management in the Banking System” and gained his LL.B (S.H.) degree with cum laude from the Universitas Pelita Harapan in 2009. In 2010, Andrew wrote a dissertation with a research question so-called: “Does the intervention of the court in arbitral process jeopardise the independency of the arbitration tribunal? A comparative study between England and Indonesia” and obtained his Master of Laws, (LL.M in Commercial Law) from the University of Sheffield, the United Kingdom in 2011. He is currently registered as a candidate of Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London-UK (M.CIArb). Andrew is currently serving as a Legal Manager at one of the prestigious mining companies in Indonesia and also serves as an associate at Sutedja & Associates Law Firm, as one of growing and prominent law firms in Indonesia. His main practices area including but not limited to: Energy, Renewable Energy and Mining, Corporate and Commercial, Disputes Resolution, Banking and Financing, Energy and Mining, Investments, Infrastructures, and Capital Market. Prior join the Company and Firm and upon completing his master, Andrew did his internship at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia for the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in London. He served at four different sections at the Embassy including: Political Affairs, Trade and Investment, Education and Socio-Culture Department. He was also personally and directly responsible in assisting the Ambassador on various matters. In early 2011, Andrew joined the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR-RI) as an expert staff to Member of Parliament of The Republic of Indonesia Commission III: Legal Affairs and Laws, Human Rights and Security. At the same year he also joined one of the most prestigious law firms in the country. He was called to Indonesian Advocate Association (PERADI) and completed his Professional Education for Advocates (PKPA) in June 2012. Andrew also participates and actively involves in many organisations, including: Committee Member of Young Professionals Group at the British Chamber of Commerce (Britcham) in Indonesia and Member of Young International Arbitration at the London Court Institute of Arbitrators.

Anne-Marie Hutchinson

Anne-Marie Hutchinson is Head of the Children Department at Dawson Cornwell, a leading UK family law firm. She specialises in international divorce and jurisdictional disputes, with particular expertise in international custody and child abduction. Anne-Marie was awarded the inaugural UNICEF Child Rights Lawyer award in 1999, an OBE for her services to international child abduction and adoption in 2002 and Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year for her work with the victims of forced marriage in 2004. She acted in the two recent ground-breaking House of Lords decisions relating to child abduction; in Re: D (a child)(Abduction: Rights of Custody, Re: M & Anor (Abduction: Rights of Custody)(Abduction: Zimbabwe) and Carlson v Switzerland in the European Court of Human Rights. Anne-Marie is Chair of the Family Law Committee of the International Bar Association and of the Trustees of Reunite: International Child Abduction Centre. She is a regular speaker and lecturer and has made numerous television appearances.

Ashok Kumar Singh

Ashok Kumar Singh, Advocate in the Supreme Court of India and was born in the Holly city of Varanasi (India) on 4th July, 1961 in the family of an Army Officer. After Graduation in Commerce in the year 1982, obtained Degree in Law in the year 1987 and joined the legal profession to set up practice in the Supreme Court of India. Thereafter, he passed the Advocate-on-Record Examination conducted by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in the year 1993. This exam is important for two reasons, firstly very few Advocates qualify it and secondly, only those Advocates who qualify this exam alone, have the privilege of filing & arguing the cases in the Supreme Court and all other Advocates (Senior/Junior) have to appear through them. They are considered as link between the Supreme Court and the litigants. Ashok have been filing and arguing all types Commercial, Civil, Constitutional and Criminal cases in the Supreme Court of India for different State Governments, Financial Institutions/Banks and private parties since 1987. He has now been appointed as pne of the Advocates in Supreme Court of India to represent Union of India.

Bindu K Nair

Bindu K Nair is a graduate of Government Law College, India and a Post Graduate in ADR and IPR of Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A. She has 19 years standing as Attorney and is currently practicing in the Supreme Court of India, High Court of Kerala, High Court of New Delhi, Debt Recovery Tribunal, Kerala, Company Law Board, New Delhi, various Arbitral Tribunals. She also deals in International Arbitration, SEZ matters, Company matters, Administrative and Constitutional laws. She served as Additional Standing Counsel for the Government of India in the High Court of Kerala, for the period, May’2001- May’2004. . She also participated in Judicial Symposium of Indo-South African meet on Social Justice at Durban, South Africa from 31st May, 2008 to 2nd June, 2008 and Indo-South African Conference on Socio-Economic Rights at Cape Town, South Africa on 4th June, 2008 and LAWASIA 2008 Conference and LAWASIA Moot Competition held in Malaysia during Oct 29th to Nov 1st’2008 as coach of Indian Team (Ram Manohar Lohia University, Lucknow) and as Moot Judge in the LAWASIA Moot Competition held in New Delhi during 11.11.10 – 14.11.10.

Brendan Lacy

Brendan Lacy is from Sydney, Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce( Accounting, Finance and Systems) degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of New South Wales. For nearly 30 years he has practiced law, primarily in the corporate, project/business development andInternational law fields as a senior counsel/senior executive for a few major International Corporations. His practice included extensive involvement in the development of projects/ businesses and trade within and between many of the Asia-Pacific countries.

Chisako Takaya

Chisako is an Attorney-at-law (Partner) of Mori, Hamada & Matsumoto. She graduated from The University of Tokyo (LL.B.) / Cornell Law School (LL.M.,1999) and with Arthur Loke Bernard Rada and Lee, Singapore (1999-2000), with Kochhar & Co., New Delhi (2000). Admitted in Japan (1995) and New York (2000). Professional Area: M&A, Employment & Labor, Dispute Solution.

Datuk D.P. Naban

Datuk D.P. Naban is a Senior Partner of Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill. He also heads the firm’s Tax Practice Group. He was called to the English Bar in 1980 and admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1981. Datuk Naban has been active in civil and commercial litigation practice for nearly 30 years. He has appeared before the Special Commissioners of Income Tax, High Court and Court of Appeal for various tax matters. Besides tax litigation, Datuk Naban advises multinational and local enterprises on tax advisory and tax planning matters. He has extensive litigation experience in other practice areas including defamation, company law, banking and employment law. He is also the Chairman of the Bar Council’s Tax Practice Sub-Committee. Datuk Naban can be contacted at

David Price

David Price is Acting Head of the School of Law at Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia. He holds degrees in international relations, industrial history, Chinese, as well as in law, and has been awarded professional fellowships in management and business. His major areas of academic research and teaching are intellectual property law, public international law, and international trade law. He has a particular interest in intellectual property protection in the Middle East and other developing regions, and the impact of bilateral trade agreements on intellectual property protection regimes. A former career professional in senior university management, he has worked, consulted, and researched in institutions in Australia, UK, Europe, and the Middle East. Professor Price is a member of the International Bar Association, and of LAWASIA. He is also a member of the Board of the Northern Territory (Australia) Council of Law Reporting and an editor of the Northern Territory Law Journal. Professor Price’s seminal work on intellectual property protection in the Middle East region, based on his doctoral research, was published by Routledge Cavendish (Taylor and Francis Group) in 2009. An Arabic edition of the work will be published in late 2012. His latest book on Intellectual Property Laws in Australia was published by LexisNexis Butterworths in late 2011.”

Doddy Wiraatmadja Kosasih

Doddy Wiraatmadja Kosasih, was educated at Griffith University (LLB, GradDipLegPrac, LLM), Narotama University (Bachelor of Law) and University of Surabaya (Magister of Notary). He was admitted onto the Roll of Solicitors of the Queensland Supreme Court in 2004 and a Law Lecturer from 2009-2010 at Narotama University. Currently he is an Advocate at H.K. Kosasih SH & Associates, a law firm based in Surabaya, Indonesia and a registered Intellectual Property Consultant. He is a member of Peradi (Indonesian Bar Association). His practice areas include business and commercial litigation, civil litigation and criminal defense.

Dr Joseph Meissner

Dr Meissner received his BA Degree in 1963 from Xavier University in Ohio. Valedictorian, he was awarded a History Major and Mathematics and Philosophy Minors. He received his Doctor of Law Degree from Harvard Law University in 1966. In Law School, he Co-Chaired the Civil-Rights Committee and Co-Edited the Harvard Civil Rights–Civil Liberties Law Review. He currently is Class Secretary. After completing Military Duty including serving in Vietnam and receiving a Bronze Star for Service and Two Army Commendation Medals, he performed as Attorney-in-Charge for Offices of the Cleveland Legal Aid Society from 1969 through 1975. He then became Director of the Society’s Community Development Section. Two years ago he achieved Senior Attorney status. During this time, he’s been Legal Counsel for three hundred businesses and community organizations. His office provided legal services on tax law and incorporation, business contracts, trademarks and copyrights, utility rate-making, and environmental regulation. In June 2009 he received an award from the Empowerment Center for his many years of legal service for poor people. He also received awards from the Consumer Protection Association, Neighborhood Environmental Coalition, and Vietnamese Community of Greater Cleveland for his work. For the past sixteen years, he’s also been Vice-Director of the Friendship Foundation (founded by Gia-Hoa Ryan, a Legal Consultant and Interpreter) which sponsors professional, business, and humanitarian missions to Indochina. He’s journeyed to Vietnam and Kampuchea over twenty-five times on various projects. He’s helped sponsor over 1,000 participants in these projects, supplying over ten million dollars of assistance in private funds, medical equipment and medicines, school supplies, foods, clothing, scholarships, and services. In Indochina he’s lectured on IP, U.S. court system, corporate law, and trade policies both in the Law Universities and Bar Associations. Five years ago at the LawAsia Conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Dr. Meissner spoke about IP and Viet Nam . FIve years ago he spoke at the LawAsia Conference in Goa on IP issues in India including patents and medicines, traditional knowledge, and new plant varieties. He along with Ms. Ryan was invited to address various Indian law schools on IP, Vietnam, and traditional knowledge. Four years ago he and Ms Ryan presented on IP at LAWASIA’s Hong Kong Conference. Three years ago they presented, again on IP, at the Conference in Malaysia. Two years ago they presented on IP at the LawAsia Conference in Sai Gon. Dr. Meissner also participated as a judge in the LawAsia Moot competition. Last year, they presented on IP and the Korean US Free Trade agreement in Seoul. Currently, he continues his interests in IP and is editing a book on IP Issues for Developing Countries. Because of the housing foreclosure crisis affecting many families, his practice now focuses on helping individual families. He has become quite familiar with Court-ordered Mediation in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, which seeks to help families retain their houses, avoid foreclosure, and work out reasonable modifications of their loans and mortgages. While fulfilling these civilian tasks, Dr. Meissner served in the U.S. Army Reserve Program, achieving the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel and Deputy Commander of the 2nd Group. His military specialty is Information Operations which calls for the adaptation of new technologies and communication to modern warfare. He is Editor of a Military Journal entitled “Perspectives,” author of a published book on the Viet Nam War entitled “The Green Berets and Their Victories,” and Administrator for the Email Letter FRONTPOST circulated daily worldwide. In June 2009, at a ceremony at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, he was awarded the General Robert McClure Lifetime Achievement for his military service.

Dr. Ricardo Simanjuntak

Dr. Ricardo Simanjuntak armed with Law Degree (SH) from the North Sumatra University, Medan Indonesia, Master Degree (LL.M) in International Commercial Law from the University of Nottingham (England) and Doctoral Degree (Dr) in Law from the University of Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia. Dr. Ricardo also obtained Certificate short course in Private International Law at the Academy of Private International Law, Den-Haag, Netherland, Certificate in Receiver and Administrator program from the Indonesian Receiver and Administrator Association (AKPI), Certificate in the Indonesia Capital Market, Certificate in Authorised Mediator program in Indonesia, and Certificate in Insurance Profession of ANZIIF and CIP from the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance Australia. Dr. Ricardo is a Partner (Founder) at Law Firm Ricardo Simanjuntak & Partners, at Wirausaha Building, Kuningan – Jakarta, Part time lecturer at post graduate program, Receiver and administrator at the Indonesian Commercial Court, Authorised Mediator at the Indonesian National Mediator Center (PMN) Jakarta, President of the Indonesian Receiver and Administrator Association (AKPI), Chairman of the National Board of Chairmen of PERADI 2010-2015, Member of Board of Exprerts of the Indonesian Insurance Management Association (AMAAI), Member of legal Drafter of the Indonesia Orphanage Chamber law (UU. BHP) of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of Indonesia, Former Chairman of the ASEAN Competition Institute Indonesia until March 2010, Former Vice Chairman of the Permanent Commission of International Economic Multilateral Corporation and International Trade of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN Indonesia) until 2010, Legal Consultant at Association of General Insurance of Indonesia (AAUI), Member of Steering Committee of the Indonesia Anti Corruption & Commercial Court enhancement Project (In-ACCE Project) between USAID and the Indonesian Supreme Court (2009), Member of working team of the establishment of the Indonesian Insurance Mediator Centre (BMAI) (2006), Member of the Team Seven for Evaluation of the Commercial Court’s Decisions, IMF Project with the Indonesian National Development Agency (BAPENAS) (2002), Member of Team Analysis of The Indonesian Insurance Council for proposing the Insurance Industry opinion in the revision process of the Indonesia Bankruptcy Law (2003), Former Chairman of the Team Analysis and Evaluation of the law and regulation regarding Bankruptcy Law at the Indonesia Commercial Court at the Indonesian Law Development Body (BPHN) (2001), Speaker in many seminars and media and actively writing articles at many national newspaper and magazines.

HMBC Rikrik Rizkiyana, SH

HMBC Rikrik Rizkiyana, SH, having engaged in competition cases for almost 20 years, following as Deputy Director of Law Enforcement of KPPU (Indonesia Competition Commission), as lawyer, he litigated the most recent high profile antitrust cases such as Pfizer – DexaMedica vs. KPPU, LNG Int. vs. Mitsubishi-Pertamina-Medco, Indovision vs. Astro, Aquarius vs. EMI South East Asia, SC Johnson Indonesia vs. KPPU cases and continuous authoring international publications have brought him as the Who’s Who Competition Lawyers 2012, first ever from Indonesia. He’s also well-recognized as competition litigation trainer and lecturer who also involved at early stage of Indonesian Competition Law Drafting.

Jal Othman

Jal Othman heads the Islamic Finance practice in Shook Lin & Bok, one of the oldest and largest law firms in Malaysia. Jal’s other major areas of practice are corporate, commercial law and real estate. As a banking and finance lawyer, Jal guides and leads his team in the retail, mezzanine and tier one financing deals, both for onshore and cross border clients. Jal holds positions in INCEIF University and has been commissioned by the Malaysian Securities Commission and the Rating Agency of Malaysia in relation to product development and regulatory requirements. After graduating from Queen Mary & Westfield College of the University of London and after completing the Malaysian Bar examinations, Jal commenced his pupilage in Shook Lin & Bok and was elevated as a senior partner of the Firm in 2004.

Judge Marilyn B. Cassidy

Marilyn B. Cassidy came to the Cleveland Municipal Court in January of 2007, after being appointed by Governor Robert Taft to complete the term of Judge Joan Synenberg, who won election to the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. Judge Cassidy comes to the court with a background in nursing and law. A graduate of Shaker Heights High School, she attended Syracuse University and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. After working at the Cleveland Clinic and then operating a home health care agency, she decided to enter law school and graduated from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 1982. After passing the bar, Judge Cassidy spent nine years practicing in the private sector, which included insurance and medical malpractice defense, personal injury, liability and matters of adoption. She was appointed by Governor George Voinovich to the Ohio Adoption Task Force and The Ohio Adoption Commission, where she implemented reforms that removed barriers for children in foster care waiting for permanent homes. In 1992, Judge Cassidy joined the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, working both civil and criminal cases. Judge Cassidy’s most notable civil case was the wrongful imprisonment case brought against the State of Ohio by the Estate of Sam Sheppard. She was assigned to the trial team in that case and helped the State of Ohio achieve victory. As an assistant county prosecutor, Judge Cassidy devoted much of her time to elder protection—investigating abuse, neglect, and exploitation of the elderly. She teamed with grand jury and criminal prosecutors to bring to justice individuals committing crimes against adults over age 60. Judge Cassidy and criminal prosecutors successfully prosecuted a home health care worker who stole in excess of $250,000 from two elderly sisters. “My nursing background provides me a wealth of knowledge about the needs of older adults, and as a lawyer, I am committed to elevating our ability to meet the needs of these victims in the justice system. “Judge Cassidy is a mother to two children, one now in college and the other a graduate of college and owner of a small business. She enjoys swimming, snow skiing, traveling and gardening. She is active in a number of organizations, including the Junior League of Cleveland (Former State Public Affairs Chairman), Friends of the Cleveland Institute of Music (Past President), and two sororities, Sigma Theta Tau (National Nursing Honorary) and Alpha Chi Omega (college sorority). She has enjoyed teaching constitutional law to 10th grade students in the Cleveland Municipal School district through the Cleveland Bar Association’s 3R’s program. Judge Cassidy sees herself as an active listener who tries to keep the communication process open and productive, so she can diffuse emotional deadlocks and move the judicial process forward. She views her work on the Cleveland bench as an opportunity to be hands-on and help people through the court’s many outreach programs. She expresses keen interest in assisting the court’s mental health docket, which has experienced a rapid increase in cases in recent years. “As I see it, the municipal court is where most citizens will have contact with a judge and these judges can make a positive difference in a person’s life.” In 2012 She gained Alvin I Krenzler Judicial Service Award for her unwavering commitment to the law, the American Nationalities Movement Freedom Award, and a leadership award presented by Cleveland’s Liberian Community. The judge has traveled to Vietnam and Korea for LAWASIA Conferences including Judging Moot Competitions.

Judge Marshall Phillip Irwin

His Honour Judge Marshall Phillip Irwin was appointed as a Judge of the District Court of Queensland and Chief Magistrate for a term of five years in 2003. He retired from his position as Chief Magistrate on 14 September 2008 and now sits on the District Court bench. Judge Irwin graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Laws in 1976 and was admitted as a Barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland. He has experience in practice at the private Bar and also worked as Central Crown Prosecutor from 1979 to 1981, Northern Crown Prosecutor from 1981 to 1985, and Deputy Director of Prosecutions from 1985 to 1987. Judge Irwin acted as Legal Adviser to the National Crime Authority from 1988 to 1989, and as General Counsel of the Criminal Justice Commission from 1989 to 1994. In addition, Judge Irwin was a member of the National Crime Authority from 1988 to 2002. He was also co-author of Carter’s Criminal Law in Queensland until late 2008.

Justice Datuk Dr. Haji Hamid Sultan Bin Abu Backer

Justice Dr. Haji Hamid Sultan Bin Abu Backer, a Judge of High Court Malaya, is a barrister and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a graduate in economics and also an honours and masters degree holder from University of London in Insurance, Shipping and Syariah Law. He also holds post graduate diplomas in Islamic Banking and Finance and also in Syariah Law and Practice from International Islamic University Malaysia. He was a member of the Malaysian Bar Council and a prolific author of books and articles. His doctorate thesis was on Civil Procedure and Justice.

Justice Mah Weng Kwai

Mr Mah Weng Kwai was called to the English Bar as a Barrister-at-Law in 1971 and to the Malaysian Bar as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in July 1972. In 1973, Mr Mah joined the Judicial and Legal Services of Malaysia and held, among others, the posts of President of the Sessions Court, Deputy Public Prosecutor and Senior Federal Counsel of the Civil Claims Division. He left service in 1985 and commenced private practice as the principal of Messrs Mah Weng Kwai & Associates. Mr Mah is a past-President of the Malaysian Bar and past-President of LAWASIA, the Law Association for Asia and the Pacific. He was also a member of the Legal Profession Qualifying Board and the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board, Malaysia. Mr. Mah was appointed a Judicial Commissioner of the High Court of Malaya on 4/1/2010 and was appointed as a High Court Judge on 10/8/11. Mr Mah was elevated as a Court of Appeal Judge with effect from 21/9/2012.

Kamraj Nayagam

Kamraj is a partner in the Construction and Engineering Department of Messrs Skrine, with whom he has been in practice since being called to the Malaysian Bar in 1996. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in Oct 1993 and completed 12 months pupillage in London before returning to Malaysia in 1995. Prior to that he read English Literature at Trinity College Cambridge, graduating with Honours. He is perversely proud of not having a law degree. Kamraj’s principal area of practice is contentious construction-related work. He has conducted and assisted in cases in all Malaysian Courts, and before Arbitration Tribunals, relating to a wide variety of civil disputes. He is also involved in non-contentious construction and engineering related work, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Kay K.W. Chan

Called to the Hong Kong Bar in 2008, Kay received his LLB and Professional Certificate in Laws from City University of Hong Kong. During his time in university, Kay took part in various domestic and international moots. After taking up practice which involves cases in both criminal and civil law, Kay has also taken time coaching teams at difference levels to enter mooting competitions and has adjudicated moots in local and international competitions. Kay is also a Part-Time Lecturer at The University of Hong Kong and is frequently involved in advocacy training courses provided by the Hong Kong Bar as well as universities in Hong Kong as a trainer.

Kuah Boon Theng

Boon Theng graduated from the National University of Singapore Law Faculty in 1990 and subsequently completed her Masters in Arts Degree in Medical Ethics & Law from the University of London (King’s College Centre for Medical Law and Ethics). As a student in NUS many moons ago, she represented the university in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington DC. Boon Theng has now been in legal practice for more than 20 years and has a special interest in healthcare law and ethics, advising various clients within the healthcare industry. In addition to her legal practice, she also sits on various hospital ethics committees. She has been recognized for her volunteer work on the National Medical Ethics Committee and the National Cancer Cemtre Medifund Committee. She is also Honorary Legal Advisor to the Singapore Medical Association.

Latha K

Latha had done graduation in Commerce (B-Com) and post graduation in Law (LLM), and in Financial Management (PGDFM), in Intellectual Property Rights ((PGDIPR- National Law School of India University, Bangalore) and in Cyber Law ((PGDCL- NALSAR University, Hyderabad) and also done IBM certified E-Commerce. Latha has more than sixteen years’ independent practice as Lawyer before the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala and has appeared for clients like Asian Paints, Cardburry India Ltd, FIAT India Ltd, Maruti Udyog Ltd., TVS Suzuki Limited, Tata Consultancy Ltd, Indus India Ltd., Whirlpool of India Ltd., Novartis India Ltd, Glaxo Smithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Aristo Pharmaceuticals Ltd., etc. Latha is on the panel of standing counsels of Cochin Special Economic Zone (CSEZ). Latha is an Accredited Trained International Mediator Empanelled to ADR Chambers, London, UK and also an Accredited Trained Empanelled Mediator of the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala. Moreover Latha is an Arbitrator & Mediator Empanelled to Indian Council of Arbitration, New- Delhi (ICA- FICCI, Spons. by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India) and an executive member of it’s Cochin branch, which functions under Kerala Chamber of Commerce. Latha is the Chief Editor (Asia) of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) and presented a paper “Effective ways to protect women human rights” in the 53rd CSW of United Nations, New York. Latha has authored books on Taxation laws (on service tax, Sales tax, Luxury tax, Entry tax, VAT etc published by Kerala Tax Publishers) and Latha’s latest book “Mediation-an art and science of conflict resolution” was foreworded by Hon’ble Chief Justice, Supreme Court of India.

Lia Alizia

Lia Alizia is a Senior Associate for Corporate Commercial and Litigation department since 2008. She has been working with Makarim & Taira S. for more than 12 years and has handled mass termination of employment to dispute resolution. She has also handled and assisted mass termination of employment (more than 300 employees), in various industries and services. She also assisted major multinational companies in reviewing and updating their company regulations, employment agreement and collective labour agreement. Lia is also has authored or co-authored a number of significant publications on employment matters.

Lucy Scott-Moncrieff

Mental health and human rights lawyer Lucy Scott-Moncrieff is the managing partner of Scott-Moncrieff and Associates LLP, a virtual law firm with a national reach acting for legally aided and privately paying clients. The firm specialises in representing detained patients, life sentence prisoners and vulnerable children and young people. Lucy was elected to the Law Society Council in the summer of 2002, and before that maintained a long connection with the Law Society through her membership of the Mental Health and Disability Committee which she joined in 1986. After joining Council Lucy became a member of the Society's Regulatory Affairs Board, Access to Justice Committee and Education and Training committee. Lucy sits as a Mental Health Tribunal judge and provides training for those applying for membership of the Law Society's Mental Health Panel. In 2005 she won the Mental Health Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year award. She is acknowledged as a leader in her field in the Chambers Directory and the Legal 500 and many of her cases, including those before the ECtHR have been reported over the years. One of her clients was the first person to obtain a declaration of incompatibility under the Human Rights Act. The resulting remedial order altered the discharge criteria affecting all those detained under the Mental Health Act. Lucy was a founder member of the QC Appointments Panel, was a Commissioner with Postcomm from 2008 to 2011, and is an associate with Verita, which carries out investigations on behalf of public bodies. She is also director of two management and training companies. In 2011 she won the Association of Women Solicitors' award for best manager of a legal aid practice.

Luong Thi Gia Hoa Ryan

Luong Thi Gia Hoa Ryan was born in Viet Nam, the oldest of twelve children. She worked for U.S. Government as Interpreter and Secretary during the Vietnam War and supervised local workers for the U.S. Government. She immigrated to United States in 1971. Her vast experience includes opening and owning The Moonlight Restaurant in Lorain as well as various other food service businesses. She is currently the Manager and Director of Sai Gon Plaza. Ms Ryan has a long history in both government work and community involvement. She served as a Board Member for the Lorain County Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. She is a Services Board Member, for the Community Relations Board of the City of Cleveland where she has served under 3 Mayors. She was appointed to this position by Cleveland City Council. From 1975 on she worked on resettlement of Indochinese, including Vietnamese, refugees and immigrants. She worked with various Community Groups on health, educational, and social issues. Ms. Ryan is also a teacher and lecturer on Asian Food, culture, and society. She started the Asian Women's Support Group in early 1980's and has been active with the Lorain International Festival, including hosting the 1995 Festival which honored Vietnam and the Vietnamese people Active with various Vietnam Veteran groups as well as Vietnamese Vietnam Veteran groups. Gia Hoa Ryan is the founder and Executive Director of the Friendship Foundation Of American-Vietnamese which has conducted more than 30 Missions to Vietnam, sponsored over 1,000 volunteer Workers, and provided over $18 million in funds, Supplies, medicines, medical equipment, school supplies, services, and other assistance to Vietnam. She had the original idea for the Asian Community Project and was coordinator for the Asian Community Project at Bridgeway from 1997 to 2003. This Project provided mental health care to hundreds of Asian, Vietnamese, Laotian, and Cambodian families. The project also provided citizenship classes and English as a Second Language Classes so older people and seniors could learn English. Ms. Ryan has hosted delegations from Vietnam to Cleveland for establishing business, educational, and cultural relationships. She was a participant in the International Law Conference in Viet Nam. She hosted 15 lawyers from Viet Nam for a month's long professional visit to America and to Cleveland area in 2008. Gia Hoa has two children; Linda Mia Shea and Thomas J. Ryan, and two grand children Samantha An and Isabella Gia Hoa Shea.

Malathi Das

Malathi Das is a commercial litigation lawyer, who regularly undertakes contentious matters involving cross-border commercial and personal law disputes, including intellectual property and other commercial law disputes, although she has a special interest in family, gender and child issues. Malathi's work involves her in formal litigation as well as arbitration and alternative dispute resolution proceedings, with extensive experience in acting as Counsel in matters before the Court of Appeal, High Court and Family and Subordinate Courts in Singapore, as well as the Singapore Mediation Centre, and as Counsel in ICC arbitrations. She routinely advises and provides litigation support to regional and international entities. With her active participation in bar-related activities, she is well-placed to advise on legal matters taking into account the changing legal landscape both locally and internationally. She also writes and speaks extensively in the region, and teaches at post-graduate level locally. She is currently President of LAWASIA.

Marini Sulaeman

Marini obtained her Bachelor of Law Degree from Universitas Atmajaya in Jakarta, Indonesia. She has a Master in Business Law from Universitas Indonesia and a Master in International Business Law from Boston University School of Law. She has 9 years experience as a lawyer in Indonesia specializing in commercial litigation, corporate transactions and bankruptcy. She is the co-editor of several publications written by O.C. Kaligis; a prominent Indonesian lawyer. She is currently a Senior Partner at Alfredo Associates, a law firm in Jakarta.

Matrika Niraula

Matrika Niraula armed with Bachelor’s Degree at Law, as well as LL.M. at Commercial Law, as a luminous student of Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He has since 1986 active in legal profession. He is rendering his service as an Advocate, Commercial and Corporate Law Consultant, Arbitrator, Mediator, Legal Representative of Foreign Law Firms, Legal Advisor for various national and international Institutions, Companies and Firms working with/in Nepal. He is also working as the President of Corporate Governance Forum Nepal, Vice-President of Nepal Mediators Society and Lead Trainer for Mediation. As an advocate he is also pleading in Supreme Court of Nepal for various cases on behalf of the local and international clients. He has written various articles, working papers, seminar paper on various legal topics. Matrika is also a member of International Corporate Governance Network UK, LAWASIA Australia, Association of Credit and Collection Professionals USA and LIONS Club International. Now he is also working as an Editor-In-Chief of a Global Law Journal: ADR Commercial Law Journal, initiated by himself from Nepal. The Journal is also available at He can be reached @ website:, email:

Mohd Aizuddin bin Zolkeply

Mohd Aizuddin bin Zolkeply read law at the International Islamic University Malaysia and graduated with LLB (Hons).He was called to the Bar in 2007. He joined the Judicial and Legal Service in 2008 and he is currently the Head of Communications and International Relations of the Federal Court, Malaysia. In 2006, he participated in the 13th williem c.vis international commercial arbitration moot and his team was ranked top 16 amongst 130 participating teams. Mr Mohd Aizuddin was previously working as a law clerk/ research officer to Chief Justice Tun Zaki Tun Azmi, 12th Chief Justice of Malaysia.

Neville Carter

Neville Carter was appointed to the Board of The College of Law Limited in 2009. He is a member of the Executive Committee and Nominations Advisory Committee. Mr Carter is also a Director of College of Law New Zealand Limited, College of Law Victoria Pty Limited and College of Law Western Australia Pty Limited. Mr Carter was previously a Director of LSNSW Pty Limited (formerly College of Law Pty Limited), College of Law Queensland Pty Limited and Quality in Law Inc. He has served as the Group Managing Director and now Chief Executive Officer of The College of Law since 1995. He has extensive experience in the design and management of large professional education programs as well as a strong background in business and management training for the legal profession. His previous positions include National Director, Institute of Professional Legal Studies, New Zealand; Associate Professor and Head of School of Legal Practice, UTS; Senior Lecturer and Head Professional Practice, University of Technology (MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia); and partner in a three partner Sydney law firm. He is also a former Chairman of the Australasian Professional Legal Education Council and an Evaluator for the Australian Business Excellence Awards.

Peter Searle

Peter Searle is a Trust Officer and Barrister who has been a tax, commercial law and trust law specialist for over 35 years. Peter commenced his taxation career in 1977 in the Compliance and Appeals Division of the Australian Taxation Office in Canberra. He completed an Honours degree in Law, including International Law and Company Law, at the Australian National University in 1979. Peter Searle was admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister in the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1982, and is admitted in the High Court of Australia and the State Supreme Courts of New South Wales, Western Australia, the Australian Capital Territory and Queensland. From 1982 until 1985, Peter worked as a Senior Taxation Manager at Coopers and Lybrand where his clients included large multinational corporate groups. Peter completed a Masters of Law in Taxation at Monash University in 1985. In 1986 Peter Searle was called to the Victorian Bar and for the next sixteen years was an Australian barrister appearing in taxation, commercial, equity, bankruptcy, insurance and criminal law cases in the High Court of Australia, the Federal Court of Australia, and the State Supreme Courts of Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia, the Australian Capital Territory and Queensland. He also appeared in international arbitrations. Peter Searle moved to the Federal Territory of Labuan, Malaysia in 2002, where he is a Director and Trust Officer of EC Trust (Labuan) Bhd. ( Peter is a prolific writer and speaker at numerous international conferences including the International Bar Association, the Taxation Institute of Australia and the Asia Pacific Bar Association, and has been Assistant Editor of the “Australian Tax Review”, President of the Victorian Society for Computers and the Law and Vice President of the International Commission of Jurists (Victorian Division). Peter has appeared in numerous legal cases as a Barrister in Australia and in international arbitrations, and is experienced in the traditional and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in the United Kingdom, Malaysia and Singapore. A number of Peter’s articles concerning international taxation, company and trust law may be viewed online at

Rahul Dev

Rahul Dev (BS, MS, MBA) is a Partner and Patent Attorney at Tech Corp Legal LLP, a law firm focusing on technology and corporate laws. He is admitted to practice before Courts and Patent & Trademark Office in India. Additionally, he is associated with a US law firm having offices in Florida and New Jersey. He is also Director at Tech Corp International Consultants, a business consultancy based in Singapore, for providing business and management solutions to our global clients. In order to know more about his profile, you can visit

Raja Goonaratne

Raja Goonaratne graduated with LL.B (Hon) Colombo, Diploma in Forensic Medicine in 1999 and LL.M (Monash) Australia and Raja is an Attorney at Law, Notary Public, Commissioner for Oaths and also a Registered Company Secretary. Raja’s current appointments include being a National Housing Commissioner of Sri Lanka since 2010 up-to-date (on release from University Service), Director- National Housing Authority (on release from University Service) and Director- Housing Development Finance Corporation Bank of Sri Lanka (on release from University Service).Raja is also a Senior Lecturer in Law, Department of Legal Studies, the Open University since 1992 up to release for Public Service in 2010 (Currently on release for Public Service). Besides, Raja was also a visiting lecturer, Sir John Kotalawala Defence University from 2005-2006, visiting lecturer, Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Colombo (former) and visiting lecturer, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Sri Jayawaedenapura University, Sri Lanka from 2006-2007. Raja has 19 years’ of teaching experience at undergraduate and post-graduate levels includes Law of Contact (undergraduate, in English and Sinhala), the Open University, Criminal Law (undergraduate, in English and Sinhala), the Open University, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sir John Kotalawala Defense University, Commercial Law (undergraduate, in English), Sir John Kotalawala Defence University, the Open University, Administrative Law (undergraduate, in English), Sir John Kotalawala Defense University, Constitutional Law, (undergraduate, in English), Sir John Kotalawala Defence University, Land Law (undergraduate, in English and Sinhala), the Open University, Jurisprudence (undergraduate, in English) the Open University, International Human Rights Law (undergraduate, in English), the Open University, Real Estate and Construction Law (Postgraduate, in English), the Open University and Legal medicine (undergraduate, in English), Colombo University. Raja wrote a Dissertation entitled “The offence of causing grievous hurt ( as amended by the Penal Code Amendment Act No 22 of 1995) from the perspectives of forensic medicine and science” which was submitted as a requirement of Diploma in Forensic Medicine in 1999 and a Thesis entitled “International Commercial Arbitration, UNCITRAL Model Law and its applicability in Sri Lanka” which was submitted as a requirement of LL.M degree, 2003. Amongst Raja’s publications are “Criminal Law Book I” (English and Sinhala), Course Book for LL.B degree published by the Open University, Business Law in Sri Lanka-Part 1 (Sinhalese) 2010, An Introduction to Criminal Law (Sinhalese) 2010, “Women's Charter and Women's Rights in Sri Lanka” (Sinhala),"Kantha Saviya", 1996 , “Mens-rea and Kamma”; A comparison of basic principles of criminal law with the Buddha’s Teaching (English) “Island", 10 March 1993, “The law relating to arson” (Sinhala), Sinhalese Encyclopedia, 9th Volume, “International Court of Justice” (Sinhala), Sinhalese Encyclopedia, 9th Volume, “Buddhism and Its Relation to Criminal Law” (English), Open University Bulletin, March 1994, “Causation and Niyama Damma” (English), Open University Bulletin, July 1996, “Detection of Murder through Human Bones” (Sinhala),"Vaidyawaraya", May 1998, “Ragging; an offence now”, the Open University Bulletin, 1999, “Will there be Peace after ISGA”, Muragala, October 2004 , “Beware Mormons have arrived”, Muragala, December 2004 , “Is Federalism Solution or Trap?”, Muragala, February, 2005, “Futureless Ache Separatism”, Muragala, March 2005,“Criminal Law and Buddhism”, Muragala, April 2005, “Is PTOMS Administrative Structure or Political Structure? “Island (Sinhala)” 17th July 2005 and “Glossary of Legal Terms” jointly authored and published by the Open University.

Rama R. Iyer

Ms. Rama R. Iyer, a partner in the law firm Legal Solutions graduated from the University Law College, Bangalore (Integrated Five Year Law Course) and enrolled as an Advocate with Karnataka Bar Council, India in the year 1992. She has also done her Post - Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations, from Bangalore University and has further specialized in Business Laws by doing her masters from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore in which she topped her batch.She started her practice in Mumbai before shifting to Bangalore. She has appeared before different High courts in India, Statutory Bodies and other subordinate courts. She has handled various types of matters ranging from opinion work on matters relating to Contract Act and Companies Act, 1956, writs, negotiating and drafting joint venture agreements including cross-border agreements with various countries, and shareholders agreements, ESOP, reviewing and drafting memorandum and articles of association of private and public companies, incorporation of companies, various filings as envisaged under the Companies Act, 1956 in the office of the Registrar of Companies, Technology Licensing Agreements, technology transfer agreements, confidentiality agreements etc; drafting arbitration contracts and agreements, reviewing and drafting agreements relating to the software industry, opinion and registration of IPRs like trademarks, patents, copyrights and industrial designs for various industries; opinion work on matters relating to medical law, consumer protection etc; reviewing and drafting the privacy policy, disclaimer etc for web sites and legal advise for web sites on cyber laws, reviewing and drafting agreements relating to the manufacturing and production industry, arbitration, construction industry, development contracts, marketing and distribution, sale agreements etc, reviewing title deeds of property and giving opinion on the marketability and title of the same, law relating to Trusts, to litigation and opinion work in all the above areas. She is actively involved in the area of gender justice and Domestic Violence and has also attended and presented papers in conferences in India and abroad. She is an arbitrator attached to the Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation. She conducts training and delivers lectures to various organizations including Governmental agencies.

Sameer Singh Purain

Sameer was called as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2012. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Murdoch University, Australia, in 2010. Sameer chambered with one of the region’s largest law firms, Drew & Napier LLC, from 2011 to mid – 2012. During such time, he worked with and received training from some of Asia’s pre-eminent Senior Counsel and was involved in numerous high-profile multi-million dollar commercial litigation and international arbitration matters. Sameer currently serves as an Associate at Darshan & Teo LLP, a boutique law firm in Singapore. He actively attends Court and has represented public listed companies from around the region in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Sameer’s main practice areas include the following: Dispute Resolution, Corporate Transactional and Re-Structuring, Intellectual Property, and Criminal Law. Sameer has previously interned with Rodyk & Davidson LLP and is currently enrolled as a candidate of the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme for admittance to the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales. Sameer is a member of the Young International Council of Commercial Arbitration, the Law Society of Singapore and the Singapore Academy of Law. He is also a volunteer with the pro-bono Criminal Legal Aid Scheme.

Sheila Ramalingam

Sheila is a partner of Shearn Delamore & Co and she practices civil, commercial and corporate litigation; environmental law; product liability; professional practice; breaches of statutory provisions; arbitration. She has acted in a wide range of disputes both in Court and in arbitration, and is experienced in handling a wide range of disputes involving negligence, fraud and forgery, trespass, economic torts, oppression petition, contentious probate and administration, landlord and tenant and corporate crimes. She also regularly advises local and foreign companies on environmental regulatory compliance issues, and she regularly litigates environmental disputes and defends companies which are prosecuted for breaches of environmental laws.

Stephen Hung

Mr Stephen Hung is the Vice-President of the Law Society of Hong Kong. He is currently the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Compliance, Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, and Legal Education Committee. As a representative of the Law Society of Hong Kong, Mr Hung serves on the Council of the Duty Lawyer Service; PCLL Academic Board of the Chinese University of Hong Kong; and PCLL Academic Board of the City University of Hong Kong. In his own capacity, Mr. Hung serves on the Higher Rights Assessment Board; and the Law Reform Commission, Sub-committee on Causing or Allowing the Death of a child. Mr Hung is also an Adjunct Professor of Law of Hong Kong Shue Yan University. Mr Hung was admitted as a Solicitor in Hong Kong 1995. He is currently a Partner of Messrs Pang, Wan & Choi. Mr Hung’s practice is in criminal litigations.

Suaran Singh Sidhu

Mr.Suaran Singh Sidhu is qualified with an Honours Degree in Law from the University of London, a Masters in Law from the London School of Economics, and a Certificate in Legal Practice (Malaysia). Suaran was called to the High Court of Malaya in November 1999. Suaran has been in active practice especially in the areas of Intellectual Property, Entertainment, Communications Technology, Media and Commercial law. Prior to establishing partnership in the firm of SUARAN & SANKEY, he practised at one of the largest and most established law firms in Malaysia where he was primarily involved in the areas of intellectual property, entertainment law, communications and technology. His services comprised going to court (dispute resolution), drafting commercial documents and managing projects. In area of Intellectual Property, he provided advice, opinion and strategy in relation to matters such as copyright, trade marks, design, patents and confidential information, pursued litigious matters concerning claims based on the alleged infringement of intellectual property rights, e.g. patent litigation, copyright in computer programs, expungement of trade marks, amongst others, sought interim reliefs such as Injunctions and ‘Anton Piller’ or search orders, involved in entertainment and music related projects, provided assistance on registration of trade marks, design and patent applications, acted as counsel in several reported decisions at the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Federal Court. In area of Communications Technology & Commercial Law, he involved in projects relating to the Internet, e.g. concerning deep-linking, webhosting & liability of publishers, online banking/payment, mobile banking/wallets and provision of content, digital TV and medical tourism portal, involved in E-Commerce merchant agreements for international and local institutions, involved in the drafting of software licence agreements, professional services agreements, support agreements and escrow agreements and provided legal advice to MNCs and national corporations in their endeavours to set up online/mobile businesses, involved in the negotiation, drafting and advice for the procurement of software, hardware and other matters related thereto, advised on communications related matters, corporate acquisitions and issues involving information technology, intellectual property and other related matters, IT/Computer projects involving the upgrade of IT facilities and systems, merchant banking revamp project for an international institution. Having gained vast experience in his chosen fields, Suaran decided to set up his own practice in partnership with Ms.Sunita Sankey, who was his colleague previously. In August 2012, the firm of SUARAN & SANKEY was open for business and he can be reached at his email: Things that make his day: Suaran enjoys soaking up the world beyond his own and given any opportunity, he would pack his life in a bag, head off to the hills for splash in a river or the beaches for a good sunburn or the skyscrapers for a good adventure in seeking out some roads less travelled. Food-hunting and making new friends would naturally be some tag-along items on his list of things to do.

Sundra Rajoo

Sundra Rajoo is the Director of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA). He is also the President of the Asia-Pacific Regional Arbitration Grouping (APRAG), a federation of nearly 40 arbitral institutions in the region. Sundra is a Chartered Arbitrator and an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya (non-practising). He is also a Professional Architect and Registered Town Planner. He has had numerous appointments as chairman, co-arbitrator of three-man panels and sole arbitrator in international and domestic arbitrations. He serves on the panel of numerous international arbitral institutions and organizations. He is a Visiting Professor at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Sundra has authored several books on arbitration and contract law, including, “Law, Practice and Procedure of Arbitration” (2003); “The Malaysian Standard Form of Building Contract (The PAM 1998 Form)” (1999); and the Arbitration title for Halsbury’s Laws of Malaysia (2002). He was also the co-author of “Arbitration Act 2005 – UNCITRAL Model Law as Applied in Malaysia” (2007), “The PAM 2006 Form” (2010) and “Construction Law in Malaysia” (2012). Sundra was conferred the Panglima Jasa Negara which carries the title “Datuk” by his Majesty the Malaysian King on the occasion of his Majesty’s birthday on June 2, 2012.

Suria Nataadmadja

Suria received education from Universitas Indonesia, Fakultas Ekonomi, Extention Class, Management, 1979; Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Faculty of Law, Master of Law, Sarjana Hukum (SH.), 1981; The Southern Methodist University, Dallas, T.X. Law School, Legal Continuing Education, 1986; and The American University, Washington, D.C. Washington College of Law, Lex Legibus Master, LL.M., 1987. Suria is also in association with Indonesian Bar Association -PERADI, Chairman, Continuing Legal Education and Advisor for West Jakarta PERADI and The Society of Lawyer of University of Indonesia, IKA ADVOKAT UI, Coordinator. Suria’s selected writings includes: Company organization, recent statutory and regulations; teaching material (2012), Merger and Acquisition, a legal prespective; teaching material (2012), Indonesian Contract Law; teaching material (2012), Perspective of Legal Interviews; teaching material (2011), Perspective of Career in Legal Professions; teaching material (2011) and Foreign Direct Investment in Indonesia (2010).

Surya Setya Mulya

Surya Setya Mulya is an Advocate with experiences in banking and finance, corporate restructuring, arbitration, capital market disputes and strategic planning. He is the Managing Partner of the Steven Kho Alliance. In 1999 he established and led the Corporate Division of Hotman Paris & Partners. He is the Vice Chairman of PERADI (Indonesian Bar Association), South Jakarta Branch and member of the National Verification Team for Candidate-for-Advocates of PERADI. He took his law education in University of Indonesia in 1992. He established his interest in Ethics and Philosophy of Mind when joined Postgraduate Program in Philosophy in University of Indonesia in 2007.

Shamim Razavi

Shamim Razavi served as legal advisor to the Registrar of the International Criminal Court and later as legal advisor to the Presiding Judge in the Court's first trial - that of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo. He worked on commercial aspects of post-war reconstruction of Sudan and on the negotiations for the secession of South Sudan. As Foreign Legal Counsel with Susandarini and Partners in Association with Norton Rose, he advises on international aspects of Indonesian corporate commercial transactions, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. Shamim lives in Jakarta.


Susandarini is a corporate and commercial lawyer based in Jakarta and is the founding partner and managing partner of Susandarini & Partners in association with Norton Rose. A recognised expert on insurance in Indonesia, Susan has advised on insurance products and disputes, mergers and acquisitions, trademark, distribution, license and franchising agreements, and anti-monopoly issues. Susan is also head of the firm’s Dispute team, has been involved in several arbitration cases in Singapore and managed several litigation cases in Indonesia, including a landmark bankruptcy case involving PT Prudential Life Assurance. She has advised numerous insurers on settlement of claim disputes, and other companies on legal disputes, arbitration and enforcement proceedings in Indonesia. Susan has also provided affidavits as an expert witness for several arbitration and court proceedings in the USA, Singapore and Australia. She has twice been a judge at the Jessup moot court.

Gita Syahrani

Gita is a graduate of the faculty of law, University of Padjadjaran where she majored in International Law and Environmental Law. In June 2010, she received scholarship to attend the 2010 Environmental Law Summer Session in American University–Washington College of Law in Washington, DC. Within the same year, she was also selected as one of the 2010 British Chevening Scholars; a prestigious scholarship award established by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and completed her study on climate change and energy law and policy in the UK. Within her role as a senior associate at DNC Advocates, her interest in environmental law allowed her to lead specific practice area on climate change and green investment which is currently serving both government and business players, including but not limited to the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, National REDD+ Taskforce, the World Bank, DFID, AUSAID and various private banks and companies. She is also actively involved in publishing various articles and speaking arrangement on environmental topics as Senior Analyst in the Global Governance Institute. She is also deeply involved with the community through her role various NGOs and her own Tunas Nusa Foundation. She recently launched a pilot recycling program attempting to attract the support of industry on recycling and at the same time empowering the people of Kampung Dadap through training.