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Leng Sun is a Senior Counsel of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He is the Deputy Chairman of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. He is the former Global Head of Arbitration of Baker McKenzie and the Immediate Past President of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb).
Leng Sun is qualified in Malaysia, Singapore and England. He has a broad commercial practice that covers technical disputes, maritime law, international trade, insurance and company law. Leng Sun has acted as counsel or sat as arbitrator in arbitrations seated in Singapore, Hong Kong SAR, China, Korea, Malaysia, London and USA under ad hoc and institutional rules such as ICC, SIAC, SCMA, LMAA, ICDR, CIETAC and KCAB rules. He is a Chartered Arbitrator and a Chairperson of the arbitration panel jointly appointed by the EU and Korea under the protocol on cultural cooperation of the Korea-EU FTA. He had also served as a legal officer of the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva.
Leng Sun was a lecturer at the National University of Singapore Law School from 1990 to 1993, teaching Shipping Law, International Business Transactions and Contract Law. He started the Arbitration course in the Singapore Management University Law School and taught as an adjunct in 2009 and 2010.
Leng Sun is the author of the book, Singapore Law on Arbitral Awards and Co-Editor of Conflict of Laws in Arbitration.
Leng Sun is the Singapore country contributor to Tetley’s Marine Cargo Claims (4th Ed). He wrote the chapter, “Common Types of Shipping Arbitration” in the book, The Role of Arbitration in Shipping Law, published by Oxford University Press (Goldby and Mistellis eds, 2016). He also wrote the Singapore chapter for the book, The Developing World of Arbitration, published by Hart Publishing (Reyes and Gu eds, 2018).
Justice Quentin Loh was appointed Judicial Commissioner in 2009 and a High Court Judge in 2010. He is currently the Judge in charge of the Singapore International Commercial Court.
Before joining Supreme Court, he was Managing Partner of Cooma, Lau & Loh, a firm he co-founded in 1978. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 1999. In 2001, he moved to Rajah & Tann as an Executive Committee member before becoming Deputy Managing Partner in 2003.
Until his appointment as a Judicial Commissioner, he was also Director of Maxwell Chambers, a dispute resolution complex located in Singapore.
In private practice at the English bar since 1994, specialising in international and commercial law, and in particular international and commercial arbitration.
In private practice at the Singapore Bar since 2017.
Regularly advise and appear as Counsel before the English and Singapore Courts and international arbitrations worldwide.
Substantial experience in: Foreign Investment; International Trade; Joint Ventures; Power and other large scale infrastructure projects; Oil & Gas; Telecommunications; Shipping; Agency and distribution (including commercial agency); Conflict of Laws; Public International Law.
“Arbitration Lawyer of the Year”, and ranked 1st in International Arbitration in Who’s Who Legal worldwide survey, 2014 and 2015. Ranked 2nd for 2017.
Legal 500 Award for “International Arbitration Silk of the Year” 2017.
Chambers & Partners Award for “Silk of the Year” in international arbitration, 2011 (also short-listed for 2012 and 2014). Prior to taking Silk in 2008: Chambers & Partners Award for “Junior Barrister of the Year” in international arbitration, 2005 and 2007 (also short-listed in 2006).
Only UK barrister to have “Star Individual” ranking in international arbitration (a category above Band 1) by Chambers & Partners.
Alexander G. Fessas is the Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration.
As Secretary General, he is responsible for the operational management and coordination of the ICC Court’s Secretariat and other dispute resolution services in Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Sao Paolo and Singapore.
He joined the Secretariat in late 2011 and held consecutive positions in three case management teams, of which two as counsel. Prior to his appointment as Secretary General, he was the Secretariat’s Managing Counsel over a three-year term.
He read law at the University of Athens, Greece having specialized in international commercial transactions and conflict of laws.
Prior to joining the ICC Court, he practised as counsel out of Athens where he established a sole practice in 2008. He was previously an associate at an Athens-based law firm. During the same period, he was also the editor-in-chief of the Revue hellénique de droit international.
He is admitted to the Athens Bar and speaks English, French and Greek.
Peter Rees QC is the former Legal Director and Member of the Executive Committee of Royal Dutch Shell plc, a position he held for just over 3 years.
Prior to that, Peter was a partner in Norton Rose for 19 years, 8 of which as Global Head of Dispute Resolution, and a partner of Debevoise & Plimpton for just under 5 years.
Peter is now a full time arbitrator at 39 Essex Chambers dealing with cases involving a wide array of jurisdictions and industry sectors.
Peter is in the “Leading Silks” lists for both Construction and Energy in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 Guide where he is described as: “At the top of the field for energy-related construction disputes” and “ An absolute delight to work with: well prepared and always thoughtfully responsive.”