Datuk Sundra Rajoo is the current Director of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) and President of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR). He is a Certified International ADR Practitioner (AIADR) and Chartered Arbitrator.
He played an active role in transforming the AIAC into a sought-after arbitration centre in the Asian region where the AIAC’s caseload grew massively from a mere 22 arbitration cases in 2010 to an accumulative total of 2761 arbitration, adjudication and mediation cases in 2019.
He was also the past President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2016) and past Chairman of the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC). He has a number of tertiary degrees in law, architecture and town planning with Hon LLD. He is the Founding President of the Sports Law Association of Malaysia, Founding President of the Society of Construction Law, Malaysia and the Malaysian Society of Adjudicators; and Past President of the Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Grouping (APRAG).
Datuk Sundra is an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya, Registered Professional Architect, Registered Town Planner, and Fellow of the Royal Institution of Surveyors. He has had over 310 appointments in international and domestic arbitrations across numerous international arbitral institutions.
He was an Adjunct Professor, Law Faculty of University of Malaya, past Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Built Environment, University of Technology and the Law Faculty, National University of Malaysia. He was a pioneer member in the Monetary Penalty Review Committee set up under the Malaysian Financial Services Act 2013 for two terms. Datuk Sundra is a former Deputy Chairman of the Adjudicatory Chamber of the Ethics Committee by the FIFA Council.
Datuk Sundra has authored, co-authored and edited Law, Practice and Procedure of Arbitration, 2nd Ed, 2016, Lexis Nexis (LN); Arbitration in Malaysia: A Practical Guide, 2016, (S&M); Construction Law in Malaysia, 2012, S&M; The Malaysian Arbitration Act 2005 (Amended 2011) – An Annotation, 2013, LN; The PAM 2006 Form, 2010, LN; The Arbitration Act 2005 – UNCITRAL Model Law as Applied in Malaysia, 2007, S&M; The Malaysian Standard Form of Building Contract (The PAM 1998 Form), 1999, Malayan Law Journal.
In 2015, he was conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Laws from the Leeds Beckett University, UK. He recently published the Law, Practice and Procedure of Arbitration in India (Thomson Reuters) and Standard Form of Building Contracts Compared (LexisNexis).
Mr. Lam Wai Loon is a founding partner of Messrs. Harold & Lam Partnership. He is a Chartered Arbitrator (CIArb, UK) and is a qualified adjudicator to adjudicate disputes under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 (“CIPA Act 2012”). Wai Loon is the current President of the Society Construction Law, Malaysia [2017-2018], the Immediate Past Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Malaysia Branch and, and the Vice President of the Malaysian Society of Adjudicators [2016-2017]. Wai Loon is a regular speaker at conferences on arbitration, adjudication and construction law and has contributed various articles to legal publications. His legal publications include a co-authored text titled ‘Construction Adjudication In Malaysia’, a Chapter on ‘Arbitration In Malaysia’ published in the text titled ‘International Commercial Arbitration In Asia’; and Chapter 17: Construction Adjudication in the recently published text “Arbitration In Malaysia: A Practical Guide”
Ms. Karen Gough is a barrister in practice at 39 Essex Chambers in London. She is also an Attorney-at-Law with full rights of audience in the Courts of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. She is a past president of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Chartered Arbitrator, and a member of a number of arbitral institution panels, and an accredited adjudicator. She is an acknowledged expert on the resolution of disputes arising under the FIDIC forms of contract. Karen specialises in complex major construction and engineering disputes, and general commercial litigation, with a strong emphasis on international commercial arbitration and ADR. She practises globally as counsel, arbitrator, adjudicator and ADR neutral and in the UK has appeared before the courts at all levels, including the Privy Council.
In her construction practice, she represents a wide range of clients including governments, government agencies, local authorities, educational institutions, contractors, sub-contractors, and major commercial organisations. Her construction practice includes disputes concerning private domestic and commercial industrial and retail developments, major public works and infrastructure projects including water, sewage and power plants, nuclear facilities, hospitals, prisons, schools, roads, rail, and sea defences.
She is described in Chambers UK as being “Just the person you want if the battle is going to be hot” in construction claims, and by Legal 500 as “outstanding in her detailed and analytical grasp of her field…” and “The sort of advocate that most clients dream of instructing.”
Mr. Daniel is the principal of the law firm Messrs Daniel Tan Chun Hao.
He holds dual qualifications in both civil engineering and law, and is a practising lawyer. He was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1993.
Daniel has over 20 years experience in the provision of contractual advice to local and international contractors and owners in the engineering and construction industries. He has been principally involved in arbitrations / dispute resolution, contract management and advisory services on a wide spectrum of projects. He acts as advocate in arbitrations and sits as arbitrator and adjudicator.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, panel arbitrator, adjudicator and accredited mediator with the Regional Centre for Arbitration Kuala Lumpur, and accredited mediator with the Construction Industry Development Board, Malaysia.
Mr. Ramdas Tikamdas is an Advocate & Solicitor and has been in practice for 33 years with experience in various areas of the law including civil and commercial disputes, construction, banking, labour disputes and administrative law. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a certified Adjudicator with AIAC, and a qualified Mediator with the Nationwide Mediation Academy, UK/USA.
He is a member of the AIAC Certificate in Adjudication Faculty and Examination Board and Expert Advisory Committee for AIAC’s Standard Form of Building Contracts.
He has been involved in the civil society movement in human rights and consumerism for many years. He is the Past President of the National Human Rights Society (HAKAM) and has held office in various civil society organizations including Pahang Consumers Association, Selangor Consumers Association and Federation of Malaysia Consumers Association (FOMCA).
He has also been a Guest Lecturer for Police Training for Masters Programme in Social Science (University Kebangsaan Malaysia); and has attended various international and domestic conferences as speaker on various issues relating to law, consumerism and human rights. He is also co-editor of the books “Human Rights and the National Commission” (1999), “Freedom of Expression in the Arts” (2003) and a co-contributor of “Arbitration in Malaysia – A Practical Guide” (2016).
Mr. Thayananthan Baskaran is a partner with Baskaran, Kuala Lumpur, and an associate member of Crown Office Chambers, London. Thaya drafts various engineering and technology contracts, advise on disputes arising from such contracts, and appear as counsel in arbitration and civil proceedings to resolve such disputes. Thaya also sits as an arbitrator. Thaya is on the panel of several international arbitration centres and has been appointed as arbitrator in a variety of commercial disputes. Thaya is the author of Arbitration in Malaysia: A Commentary on the Malaysian Arbitration Act published by Kluwer Law International in 2019. Thaya was the Chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Malaysia Branch (2017-19). Thaya is described ‘as the best example of the new wave of Asian practitioners who offer great talent and fresh ideas’ in Global Arbitration Review (2018), which adds ‘He is incredibly smart, agile and resourceful’.
Dr Chan Yuan Eng is a senior academician and chartered professional with a multi-disciplinary career spanning over 38 years. He is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Surveying, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia. He is a member of the Project Management Institute (USA), the Association of Construction Project Managers (Malaysia), the American Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (USA), the Association of Cost Engineers (UK), the Society of Environmental Engineers (UK), the Society of Construction Law (UK and Malaysia), the Malaysian Society of Adjudicators, the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK).
He is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (UK), the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (UK), the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (UK) and the Institute of Construction Management (UK). He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS Malaysia) Board, a RICS Accreditation Panellist and RICS APC Assessor. He is accredited as a Certified Construction Project Manager (CCPM) by the Construction Industry Development Board of Malaysia (CIDB) and as a Certified International Project Manager (CIPM) by the Board of Standards and the Faculty of Graduate Division of the American Academy of Project Management (AAPM). He is also an Honorary Advisor of the AAPM Global Advisory Board and Council, a Fellow of the American Academy of Project Management (AAPM) and a Fellow of the Association for Project Management (APM) UK.
Mr. Harbans Singh K.S. is a Professional & Chartered Engineer, Chartered Arbitrator, Mediator, Adjudicator, Advocate and Solicitor (non-practising). He commenced his career with the PWD/JKR, Malaysia before joining an international German consultancy practice with whom he worked locally and then in Koblenz as a designer, resident engineer and contract administrator. Later, Harbans served with a local consultancy firm in various professional capacities and presently is heading HSKS Dispute Resolution Chambers. He is a regular contributor to “The Ingenieur”, “The Malayan Law Journal”, “The Law Review” and other publications and is the recipient of a number of awards including IEM’s Tan Sri Hj. Yusoff Prize for an outstanding technical paper (2001), the Cedric Barclay Award and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrator’s Award for the Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration examination (2003).
Harbans is also the author of a series of four books entitled ‘Harbans’ Engineering and Construction Contracts Management’, co-author of “Construction Law in Malaysia” & “The PAM Contract 2006”,contributor to ‘The Malaysian Standard Precedents and Forms (Vol.N)’ and is a regular speaker at courses/seminars and conferences.
Mr. Kevin has an active practice in dispute resolution and has been involved in complex disputes in various forms since being called to the Malaysian Bar in 1998.
He is regularly engaged in trial and appellate advocacy at the High Court or the superior Courts in Malaysia and as counsel in arbitration. He has wide experience in diverse types of disputes including corporate and commercial disputes, contractual, civil and shipping disputes.
His principal practice is in engineering and construction disputes and has represented a diverse set of clients including employers, main contractors and subcontractors in court litigation and arbitration.
Mr. Kuhendran Thanapalasingam is a senior partner in ZUL RAFIQUE & partners and holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom. He is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales and was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1992. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Kuhendran is principally involved in dispute resolution, particularly in construction and engineering related disputes. Apart from his experience in dispute resolution, he has also advised on different aspects of construction and engineering law. In addition, he has drafted and vetted various construction and engineering related contracts.
Ar. Thurai Das Thuraisingham obtained an honours degree in architecture from the University of Auckland. He has been a professional architect for the past thirty five years and is the Managing Director of Das Azman Architects Sdn Bhd, an architectural practice established in 1992. The architectural work undertaken includes commercial, institutional, residential and industrial building projects. The work scope for the architectural commissions encompass design, documentation and contract administration.
He also holds an honours degree in law from the University of London and a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration. He is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom, a Fellow of the Malaysian Society of Adjudicators, a panel member of arbitrators in the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre For Arbitration, the Malaysian Institute of Architects and the Board of Architects Malaysia, and is actively engaged as an arbitrator and adjudicator.
Mr. Wilfred Abraham was called by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple as a Barrister at Law on November 1974 and was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on June 1975. Wilfred started practice with Messrs Shearn Delamore & Co and was made a partner in 1981. He practiced in the Litigation Department and set up the Construction and Arbitration Division of Shearn. He left Shearn in December 2000 and joined Zul Rafique & Partners as of 1st January 2001.
Wilfred’s litigation practise as an advocate (barrister) is in areas of commercial law and construction law. As for Arbitration experience, he appears frequently as Counsel in commercial arbitrations and he also in construction arbitration. Wilfred has been nominated as arbitrator in domestic and international disputes relating to insurance, construction and commercial law.
Wilfred has appeared as a Senior Counsel in an arbitration matter regarding building contracts and also in matters involving the contractor’s rights and obligations on contracts for procurement and fabrication of jackets and EPC of 2 platforms. AIAC has also appointed Wilfred as a sole arbitrator covering a construction dispute in the Maldives.
Wilfred is a member and Past President of the Malaysian Society of Adjudicators. He is also a Member and Past President of the Society of Construction Law, Malaysia.
Mr. Choon Hon Leng was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2003 and has been a partner of the firm Messrs. Raja, Darryl & Loh since July 2009. Construction practice forms a significant part of his portfolio since he was called to the Bar. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a member on the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (AIAC) Panel of Arbitrators and Panel of Adjudicators. He has acted as lead counsel in many arbitrations and litigations involving engineering and construction, commercial transactions and information technology matters. He has advised and litigated on various forms of standard form or bespoke construction contracts. Over the years, he has advised various players in the construction and the related industry, including employers, contractors and consultants in projects of various sizes and types, at various stages from project planning, pre-contract negotiations, contract documentation, project implementation and management, dispute resolution and enforcements.
Mr. Ivan Y. F. Loo graduated from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom and thereafter called to the Bar of England and Wales (Gray’s Inn). In 1992, he was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He is a Partner in the Malaysian law firm of Skrine where he heads the Construction and Engineering Practice Group.
A significant portion of his past and present work involves the construction industry where he appears primarily as lead counsel in litigation, arbitration and adjudication proceedings on construction related disputes.
Ivan also sits as arbitrator in both international and domestic arbitrations conducted under various rules of arbitration including AIAC, SIAC, ICC, and UNCITRAL. He also sits as adjudicator under the Construction Industry Payment & Adjudication Act 2012 and as mediator with the Malaysian Mediation Centre He is the current President of the Malaysian Society of Adjudicators, past President of the Society of Construction Law (Malaysia), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and a committee member of the Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Bar Council, Malaysia. He is co-author of “Construction Adjudication in Malaysia” published by CCH Asia Pte Limited.
Mr. Rodney Colin Gomez has been a Partner since 2001 in the Infrastructure and Projects (where he is the Head), and the Dispute Resolution Practices. He provides legal counsel across a wide range of matters including planning, development as well as the management of public-private partnerships, private finance initiatives and other related issues that arise in the area of infrastructure and construction related projects. He is also actively involved as counsel in arbitration, adjudication, conciliation, mediation and litigation matters involving construction contracts, consultancy agreements, engineering contracts, infrastructure projects, procurement contracts and project management and implementation.
Rodney graduated from England with an LL.B (Hons). He was first admitted to the Bar in 1989 at Middle Temple (London) as a Barrister-at-Law, and subsequently to the Malaysian Bar in 1990 as an Advocate & Solicitor. He is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the ASEAN Law Association of Malaysia and the Society of Construction Law (Malaysia). Rodney is also on the Panel of Arbitrators and Panel of Adjudicators at the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (AIAC) He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (FMIArb) as well as the Malaysian Society of Adjudicators (FMSAdj). Rodney is fluent in English and Bahasa Malaysia.
Mr. Belden Premaraj’s practice involves the specialised areas of construction & engineering, oil & gas, energy & utility, and general insurance. He continually engages with key domestic and foreign entities in the related industries for the development of risk management and dispute resolution strategies.
Belden has also built a strong reputation as counsel for international and domestic arbitrations in his practice industries. His understanding of these industries helps him and the team at M/s Belden to focus on the relevant documents and evidence for the dispute at hand. He also leads a strong team of arbitration support personnel that can handle varied disputes and large-scale documentary evidence so as to allow the client to continue to focus on its business whilst the team at M/s Belden focuses on the dispute handling processes and requirements.
Mr. Rajendra Navaratnam is a lawyer and Chartered Arbitrator with a first degree in electrical engineering.
Rajendra practises primarily in the areas of technology-related law.
He appears as counsel and sits as arbitrator in in both international and domestic arbitrations, and appears in court up to the Federal Court.
He is one of the two members for Malaysia sitting in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Court of Arbitration for the 2021-2024 session,
He is on the panel on the panel of arbitrators of major arbitral institutions in the region, including the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC), and the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB).
He is a Fellow of the CIArb and MIArb, is a Chartered Arbitrator, CIArb and is on the approved faculty list of the CIArb.
He is a past chairman of the CIArb Malaysia Branch, is a member of the Arbitration Committee of the Bar Council, member of the Contracts and Practices Committee, Master Builders Association of Malaysia (MBAM) and was a past Council Member of the Society of Construction Law Malaysia.
Sr Saw Soon Kooi is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and currently the founder and Senior Partner of Kuantibina Sdn Bhd, a firm of Chartered Quantity Surveyors actively involved in a wide range of construction projects mainly in Malaysia also with some project experience in China, India, Vietnam and Indonesia.
He graduated with a B Sc (Hons) degree from the University of Singapore in 1975 and also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Arbitration.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia and the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Is a Past Chairman of the Royal Institution of Surveyors (Malaysia) Norther Branch and also served for several year as a Committee Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Malaysia Branch)
Currently serves as Arbitrator, Mediator and Adjudicator on the Panel of the AIAC.
Was involved in QS education as a Lecturer in the School of Housing, Building & Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia and has served as an External Examiner for the Quantity Surveying degree programme of Universiti Sains Malaysia and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Currently serves as a member of the Industry Advisory Panel of Universiti Sains Malaysia and the Industry Expert Panel of Tunku Abdul Rahman University College.
Actively involved in Arbitration/ Adjudication cases and also appears regularly as an Expert Witness.
Mr. James is the principal partner of Messrs JamesMonteiro (Advocates & Solicitors) and is in his 20th year of practice as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. James specialises in the areas of construction, engineering, and energy, including contract advisory, project management advisory, risk management advisory and dispute avoidance and resolution. James has acted for a variety of clients in Malaysia, both foreign and local, ranging from multinationals, government linked companies/entities and public and private companies. James is an empanelled adjudicator with the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration, founding member and past-pesident of the Society of Construction Law Malaysia, and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators.
Mr. Gana is focused on taking the firm international by building on his long-standing working relationship with large construction players in the region. He has experience spanning 24 years in dealing with dispute resolution and advisory services in construction, both locally and internationally. Apart from leading in arbitrations, he regularly appears as counsel in the High Court and Appellate levels in corporate resolution disputes. He is a panel arbitrator and Adjudicator with the AIAC and has previously served on the Adjudication Sub-Committee of the Bar Council. He was involved in introducing the upcoming CIPA Bill on adjudication, both with his clients as well as on behalf of AIAC. He is currently the President of the Malaysian Society of Adjudicators.
Sr. Ong, holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from University of London, a First Class Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Building Economics and Quantity Surveying from the Heriot Watt University, Scotland, United Kingdom and a Diploma in Building Technology from the Tunku Abdul Rahman College. He is also a registered Quantity Surveyor with the Lembaga Juruukur Bahan Malaysia, Accredited Construction Industry Mediator with Construction Industry Development Board, Malaysia and a Certified Construction Project Manager by CIDB, Malaysia. He is currently a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Building, United Kingdom, a member of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK, a member of the Malaysian Institute of Management, a member of the Royal Institution of Surveyors, Malaysia, a member of the Institute of Value Management.
He started his career in the construction and property industry in 1983 and had been involved in mega construction and property development projects. He is currently the Managing Director of a Main Board Public Listed Company in Singapore and also a Director of a Main Board Public Listed Company in Malaysia. He is the current President of The Chartered Institute of Building, Malaysia.
Mr. Ratnalingam Vijayaratnam is a Director of KPK Quantity Surveyors (Semenajung) Sdn Bhd a quantity surveying firm with offices throughout Malaysia and South East Asia. He joined the firm in 1987 after graduating from the University of New South Wales in Sydney Australia and progressed through the ranks. He is currently a director of the firm. He has undertaken several large projects in Malaysia and internationally, particularly in India, for which he served as a Director for KPK Quantity Surveyors India Pvt. Ltd. His interest in construction law resulted in him obtaining LLM in commercial law (construction law module) from the University of Northumbria in 2004. He then pursued a degree in law from the University Malaya obtaining a degree in Bachelor of Jurisprudence (Hons) in 2012. He obtained the Certificate of Legal Practise from the Legal Qualifying Board Malaysia in 2013. Currently, Mr. Ratnalingam Vijayaratnam is in charge of all contract-related matters for KPK Quantity Surveyors (Semenanjung) Sdn Bhd.
Sr Isacc Sunder Rajan Packianathan is currently the International Board Member of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers and Chair of the Malaysia Chapter, Committee member of the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia and a Committee member of the Sports Law Association of Malaysia. He is the Managing Director of Pro Consort Sdn. Bhd., a Chartered Building Surveying, Chartered Building Engineering, Project Management, Claims and Alternate Dispute Resolution Consultancy practice since 1999. He received his B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Housing Building Planning from the University of Science Malaysia in 1985. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (UK), Malaysian Institute of Arbitration, Malaysian Association of Adjudication & Quantity Surveyors Institute (UK) and Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia. He is a Member of the Malaysian Association of Project and Asset Managers, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (UK) and Certified Member of the Association of Project Managers Malaysia. He is also a Chartered Building Engineering and a Chartered Building Surveyor, RISM Registered Building Surveyor and CIDB Certified Construction Project Manager and a Registered Property Manager with the Board of Valuers, Appraiser, Estate Agents & Property Managers. He is on the Panel of the Asian International Arbitration Centre, Malaysian Institute of Arbitration, Association of International Arbitrators, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, Malaysian Society of Adjudication in the area of Arbitration, Adjudication & Mediation. He has Co-Author the Malaysian Standard Method of Measurement For Civil Engineering Works (CESMM-2003), published by CIDB, A Guide To Malaysian Standard Method of Measurement For Civil Engineering Works (CESMM-2008), published by CIDB, Construction Industry Standard- 7 - Quality Assessment System for Building Construction Works – Published by CIDB-2019, AIAC Standard Form of Contract 2019 and the Manual 2019.
Dr. Ashok Kumar Mahadev Ranai has had wide experience in ADR after being called to the English Bar (Gray’s Inn) in 1995. He has conducted arbitration and litigation in building construction contracts relating, to claims for inter alia extensions of time, certificates, liquidated damages, loss and expense, variation works, “pay when paid clauses”, performance bonds and defective design. He has acted as Counsel for various multinational companies in a variety of construction and corporate and commercial disputes which include advising various companies specialized in civil building, oil and gas industry, refinery plant maintenance, telecommunication and health maintenance industries. He is the current Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Malaysia Branch. He is also on the Regional Centre for Arbitration Kuala Lumpur’s panel of arbitrators and has been appointed a sole arbitrator. He has been at the forefront in developing the jurisprudence in the Malaysian Arbitration Law, and the Arbitration Act of 2005. He has also published several commentaries on recent case law by being directly involved in setting out its implications on the arbitral regime in Malaysia.
Dr. Ong See Lian has an illustrious career spanning over 40 years in both the public and private sectors. He is currently the Chairman of Benchrisda Associates Sdn. Bhd., a company devoted to dispute resolution and consultancy, and the Chairman of the Commission for Construction Economics and Management (Commission 10) of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG). He was the 130th Global President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, RICS and the first non-British citizen, Asian, and Malaysian to be elected as such in RICS 143 year history. Prior to his appointment he had served for 5 years as the Chair of the Asian Board for RICS.
See Lian is also the elected Chairman of the Standard Setting Committee (SSC) for International Construction Measurement Standard (ICMS), a collaborative initiative by more than 40 professional organisations across the globe and supported by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and European Commission.
Ms. Tan Swee Im is a Chartered Arbitrator and an international arbitrator member at 39 Essex Chambers, based in their Kuala Lumpur office. Her focus is on the construction, infrastructure and energy sectors with extensive experience ranging from the early procurement strategy stage, to contract drafting, advisory during the project life, through to dispute resolution. She has spent more than 30 years in these sectors in counsel and advisory roles, including having been seconded to the KL International Airport and Malaysia-Singapore Second Crossing projects, been an in-house counsel and founded a boutique legal firm in 1999. She is a fulltime Arbitrator and Adjudicator and Accredited Mediator. She is a panel arbitrator of various panels including the AIAC, SIAC, HKIAC, an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya, Barrister- at-Law (Middle Temple), FCIArb, FMIArb, FAIADR, FCIOB, FMSAdj, FDBF and holds a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration. She is appointed as a member of the Asian International Arbitration Centre Advisory Council.
Mr.Tang Juang Yew is the Executive Director and shareholder of Al-Ambia Sdn Bhd (ASB), an established construction company or turnkey contractors (both local and foreign), with ISO status. ASB was incorporated on 3rd October 1981 and currently has a workforce of 127 employees and a labour force of 237 employees in various disciplines locally and internationally.
Dato’ Quek Ngee Meng is the Vice President of Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AiADR) and Co-Chairman (Malaysia) of Malaysia-China Commercial Law Cooperation Committee. He is on the panel of international arbitral institutions of Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) and Shanghai International Arbitration Centre (SIAC).
Dato’ Quek is the Managing Partner of Messrs. Halim Hong & Quek. He graduated from the University of Adelaide with double bachelor’s degree in economics and Law. He obtained a master’s degree in laws from the National University of Singapore. He admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1995. Dato’ Quek, having been in practice more than 20 years, has extensive legal experience in various areas notably cross border investment, corporate and commercial, real property and township development.
Dato’ Quek also serves as a Director of Malaysia-China Business Council, Chairman of Silk Road Business Council Malaysia Committee and panel member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Advocate & Solicitor Disciplinary Board of Malaysian Bar.
Ir Oon Chee Kheng graduated with a civil engineering degree from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and proceeded to obtain an LLB from the University of London and an MBA from Edinburgh Business School. He is an advocate and solicitor of the High Court in Malaya (call: 1995). He is also a Fellow of The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM), and a Fellow of both Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators and is a registered professional engineer in the civil engineering discipline with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia.
Ir Oon is the former Vice President of IEM as well as the past chairman of IEM Legal Advisory Panel, IEM Committee on Dispute Resolution Practice and IEM Committee on Engineering Contracts. Ir Oon has also served in different capacities in Construction Industry Development Board, Malaysia (CIDB). He is a member of the drafting team that produced the CIDB Standard Form of Contract for Building Works and CIDB Standard Method of Measurement for Civil Engineering Works. He was commissioned by IEM to produce the second edition of IEM Conditions of Contract for Works of Civil Engineering Construction which was published in 2011.
Ir Oon is a registered construction industry mediator with CIDB and is a panel arbitrator and adjudicator registered with Asian International Arbitration Centre. He is also a former external legal consultant to the Government of Malaysia (Ministry of Works). He has published in Malayan Law Journal and other publications and is the co-author of the text Adjudication of Construction Payment Disputes in Malaysia (LexisNexis 2014).
Founded in 1954 by the late Tan Sri Dato’ Low Yat, the Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) plays an important role in the development and advancement of the construction industry. For the past few decades or so, it has represented Malaysia’s construction industry during various key phases on its path to success.
Dedicated towards promoting and developing the construction industry in Malaysia, MBAM has evolved into a cohesive umbrella organisation. It has earned international recognition through its affiliations with the International Federation of Asian and Western Pacific Contractors Association (IFAWPCA) and the ASEAN Constructors Federation (ACF). It has also successfully hosted the 20th and 29th IFAWPCA Conventions in 1983 and 1998 respectively.
1998 proved to be an important milestone in MBAM history, in that the Registrar of Societies approved its new constitution and by-Laws, providing greater scope of participation in membership. This allowed the creation of Associate Members, offering membership to 140 entities directly and indirectly linked to the construction industry. This includes specialist sub-contractors, building material suppliers, manufacturers, trading companies and insurance brokers, further expanding MBAM’s already extensive network of members. It has 140 linkages, extensive experience and impressive local and international presence.