Event Speakers

Justice Philip Jeyaretnam (Singapore)

Justice Philip Jeyaretnam is the President of the Singapore International Commercial Court. He was appointed as Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2021 and a judge in the High Court of Singapore in the same year. In June 2022.


Alexander Nissen KC (UK)

Alexander Nissen was called to the Bar in 1985, became a Queen’s Counsel in 2006 and was appointed Head of Chambers in 2020. He specialises in advocacy and advisory work, adjudication, arbitration, litigation and the mediation of construction, engineering, energy and professional negligence disputes.


Sarah Williams (UK)

Sarah Williams is a barrister at Keating Chambers, London, specialising in construction, engineering, and energy disputes. She appears regularly in the Courts of England and Wales, in international arbitrations, and in UK adjudications.


Doug Jones (Australia)

 Professor Doug Jones AO is a leading international commercial and investor-state arbitrator and an International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court.Doug has experience in both ad hoc and institutional commercial arbitrations.

Sundra Rajoo (Malaysia)

Datuk Professor Sundra Rajoo is the Director of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC). He is the past President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2016) and Chairman of the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC). 

Sean Gibbs (Uk)

 Sean Gibbs has held directorships and senior commercial positions with contracting and consultancy firms in the United Kingdom and internationally with over 30 years’ experience in the onshore and offshore construction and engineering industries across the globe

Douglas S. Oles​​ (USA)

Douglas S. Oles, Esq. is recognized as a national leader in the practice of construction law and in various areas of public and private commercial contracts, with extensive experience in both litigation and transactional work. 

Mohan Pillay (Singapore)

Mohan is the Founding Partner of Singapore Joint Law Venture, Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP. He is jointly qualified in Singapore, and England & Wales, with some 35 years.

Jon Prudhoe (Singapore)

Jon Prudhoe is a senior managing director at Ankura with an expertise in construction. Jon has over 35 years of experience in onshore and offshore oil and gas, marine, shipbuilding.

Richard Bailey (UK)

Richard is a highly regarded construction lawyer with broad experience across the sector. This encompasses the drafting of all forms of construction contracts and the handling of complex disputes in construction and engineering cases, both domestic and international.

Roberto Panetta

Roberto Panetta specialises in advising on matters of civil law and domestic and international contracts, including private procurement and construction, restructuring agreements, service agreements, domestic and international commercial arbitration.


Genevieve Poirier (Ireland)

Genevieve Poirier, is an arbitration and litigation specialist, advising on the resolution of high-value international commercial disputes. She has currently joined LALIVE as a partner. 


Anil Changaroth (Singapore)

Anil a Conflict Avoidance, Dispute Resolution, Restorative Justice and Online Dispute Resolution practitioner, is an accredited Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre, Asian International Arbitration Centre, Vietnam International Commercial Mediation Centre and Singapore Family Justice Court. 

Kirindeep Singh (Singapore)

Kirindeep Singh is a senior partner in Dentons Rodyk’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Arbitration practice groups. He is Co-Head of the Construction and International Trade practices and the Singapore-India relationship partner.

Naoki Iguchi (Japan)

Naoki Iguchi is a partner of Nagashima, Ohno Tsunematsu Tokyo office. He is an active practitioner in international arbitration, construction and infrastructure. He studied law at University of Tokyo (LLM) as well as Stanford Law School (LLM). 

Hamish Lal (UK)

Dr. Hamish Lal is ranked in Band 1 for both construction and international construction arbitration in Chambers UK, and in the top tier in the The Legal 500: UK. He is an adjunct professor at University College Dublin Sutherland School of Law, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Anand Juddoo (Mauritius)

Anand Juddoo is a Chartered Arbitrator, a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Chartered Project Management Surveyor, a Registered Certified Adjudicator & a CIArb Accredited Mediator and Court/party appointed expert witness. 

Kyongwha Chung (South Korea)

Kyongwha Chung is an Of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP and represents clients in complex international disputes in the realm of public international law, construction law, international investment law and international arbitration.

Gurmukh Riyat (UK)

Gurmukh Riyat is a Partner at Pinsent Masons, UK and regularly advises clients in international arbitration in the fields of energy, construction and engineering, manufacturing, and infrastructure arenas.



Ratan K. Singh (India)

Ratan K. Singh is a Senior Advocate based in New Delhi. He joined the Indian Bar in 1996 and is one of the leading arbitrators and counsels who is appointed and engaged in complex, high-value commercial litigation and arbitration.

Gourab Banerji (India)

Gourab Banerji is a Senior Advocate appearing in varied cases before the Indian courts and in many domestic and international arbitrations in India and overseas. As an Additional Solicitor General of India in the Supreme Court (2009-2014),

Mohit Saraf (India)

Mohit Saraf is the Founder and Managing Partner of Saraf and Partners, a full service premiere Indian law firm.Mr. Mohit has a vast and rich experience of over 26 years in Mergers and Acquisitions, Restructuring & Insolvency, Real Estate and Dispute Resolution. .

Ganesh Chandra Kabi (India)

Ganesh Chandra Kabi acts as an independent arbitrator in construction arbitration matters and also works as arbitration counsel. He has made about 180 arbitration awards as sole arbitrator over a period of more than a decade. He is accredited as Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators,

Tejas Karia (India)

Tejas Karia is a partner and head of arbitration practice at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. and specialises in international commercial arbitration. He has represented multinational and Indian corporations in domestic and international commercial arbitrations as a counsel.

Mrinal Jain (India)

Mrinal Jain is a Managing Director at Secretariat and leads the firm’s Economic Damages and Valuation practice in India. Mrinal’s primary area of focus is the quantification of damages, claims and losses involving complex economic, financial.

Amit Garg (India)

Amit Garg is Managing Director with Secretariat’s Asian operations. For the last ten years, he has been involved in providing advisory services to Asian clients from Singapore and Hong Kong. Prior to moving to Asia, Mr. Garg was based in the USA for around a decade.

Lakshmanan Ramaiah (India)

Lakshmanan Ramaiah is the Joint General Manager and Head Contracts Administration, Claims Management & Risk Management at L&T with a demonstrated 29 years history of working in the construction industry, 15 Years in Malaysia and 14 Years in India.

Rashmi Kathpalia (India)

Rashmi Kathpalia is Sr. Vice President and Legal Head of Technip Group. She gained a wealth of experience as a litigator between 1988 and 1998 in the Supreme Court of India and various High Courts and Tribunals. 

Rohit Singhal (India)

Rohit Singhal, is the  chief executive officer of Masin, which is one of the leading international construction arbitration expert firm. Singhal has over 25 years of international experience involving construction contract disputes, expert testimony and project management. 

Shashank Garg (India)

Shashank Garg is a seasoned dispute resolution practitioner skilled in international commercial arbitration, sports arbitration, construction law arbitration, civil and commercial mediation and litigation. 

Dinesh Padasani (India)

Partner at DSK Legal, Dinesh Pardasani has more than 20 years of experience in advising on numerous infrastructure projects and disputes in India and abroad. 

Montek Mayal (India)

Partner at Osborne Partners, Montek Mayal primarily focuses on assessment of quantum, financial, economic, valuation issues in contentious and non-contentious matters. 

Vyapak Desai (India)

Head, International Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice at Nishith Desai Associates, Vyapak Desai has vast experience in representing clients as Counsel in a host of complex cases including investment treaty arbitrations

Manoj Kumar (India)

Founding Partner of Hammurabi & Solomon Partners, Dr. Kumar has been representing various leading Indian and International corporates, Government bodies and International Law firms. He is recipient of Mahatma Gandhi Samman.

Dhirendra Negi (India)

Partner at JSA Advocates and Solicitors, Dhirendra Negi is a leading disputes lawyer with 30 years of experience in corporate commercial disputes. He has acted in over 75 high stake arbitrations, both ad hoc and administered. 

R. Venkatraghvan (India)

R. Venkatraghvan is a Professor of Practice – Law at Manipal Law School, Bengaluru. He was an empanelled arbitrator with the Indian Council of Arbitration, and Asian International Arbitration Centre among others and has over 38 years of experience in construction arbitration.

Mayank Mishra (India)

Mayank Mishra is a Partner at Indus Law and has extensive experience in commercial arbitrations. He has advised various Indian and foreign businesses in contract enforcement, insolvency, construction and engineering arbitrations.

Ajit Mishra (India)

Presently posted as Head of Contract Management Division (General Manager) in a World Bank / JICA funded infrastructure project which is being executed on Design Build Model based on FIDIC Yellow Book form of contract.

Puneet Gupta (India)

Puneet Gupta, distinguished as the Founder and CEO of Kuremu Consultants, is an esteemed Civil Engineer and Forensic Analyst possessing over two decades of dedicated experience in the construcon sector. Before establishing Kuremu Consultants

Rajdeep Choudhury

Partner at Archeus Law, Rajdeep is a commercial litigation and commercial arbitration lawyer. He advises and represents businesses in disputes arising in a range of industries, including oil and gas, renewable energy, thermal power, commodities, transportation and trade. 

Mohana Potdukhe (India)

Mohana Dilip Potdukhe is currently a Contracts Manager at GR InfraProjects Ltd. She is also a Board Member of the Society of Construction Law India. She is a seasoned Tribunal Secretary having expertise in facilitating resolution of complex disputes in construction industry.