This is an online event hosted by CIArb’s East Asia Branch Young Members Group, as part of its 2nd Annual Conference. The event will take place at 7.00am GMT, 3.00pm SGT (Singapore time). Please check your local time zone.
This webinar will explore the other aspects of diversity in ADR. It will discuss the inclusion of practitioners who fall under the following categories: under 40, non-lawyers, PWDs, LGBTQIA+, cultural minorities, and practitioners from countries that are not from the usual major seats who have made it to the international scene.
Cost(s): Attendance to this event is free of charge but pre-registration is a must.
Gordon KWOK Associate Director for LSP Professional Services Limited
Working as an Associate Director for LSP Professional Services Limited, Gordon is a legally trained chartered Civil Engineer, a trained Negotiator, an accredited Mediator, Adjudicator, and Arbitrator. He is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch) (FCIArb) in Hong Kong, a Fellow of Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (FAIADR) in Malaysia, a Member of Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE) in United Kingdom and a Member of Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (MHKIE) in Hong Kong. He served as an arbitrator for the Business Arbitration Services Panel of CIArb(EAB) in Hong Kong and United Kingdom, and a Representative Neutral in the Construction Panel of Federation of Integrated Conflict Management in India. Being a Contract Advisor, Gordon is experienced in providing contract advice on various engineering contracts. Gordon is also experienced in managing and delivering a number of mega-infrastructure and community engineering projects, specializing in railways and waterworks.
Simon Maynard resolves complex commercial disputes under English and international law. He has particular expertise in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration, with a focus on disputes concerning upstream oil and gas, renewables and the energy transition.
Simon has acted in disputes under all the major arbitral rules, including in over a dozen investment treaty arbitrations, and has extensive experience handling disputes involving States or State entities. He also accepts appointments as arbitrator and features in the pool of arbitrators of the LCIA and the Court of Arbitration for Art.
Simon has been recognized by Euromoney as a "Rising Star" for international arbitration from 2018-2020 and his recent publications have appeared in Arbitration International and Transnational Dispute Management.
Alison CHANG Senior Associate | King & Wood Mallesons
Alison Chang is admitted to practice law in Mainland China, Taiwan and New York State. She is a Fellow of CIArb and an approved assessor/lecturer of various CIArb courses, as well as the founding and immediately retired chair of CIArb Taiwan Chapter's YMG. She is also a North Asia Representative of International Chamber of Commerce, Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF). She is listed on the panel of arbitrators of Chinese Arbitration Association (CAA), CAA International Arbitration Centre (CAAI), Hongzhou Arbitration Commission and Hongzhou International Arbitration Court, and the panel of China Specialist Mediators of Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC). She has also been included in the candidate arbitrators list of Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA).
Before resuming to private practice, Alison had served on the bench at Taipei District Court. She obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration from National Taiwan University and her LL.M. from Columbia University.
Earl RIVERA-DOLERA Arbitrator | The Arbitration Chambers
Earl Rivera-Dolera is an independent arbitrator, tribunal secretary and legal consultant in international arbitration. She has been appointed as arbitrator in various cases with seats of arbitration in India, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, and Hong Kong. She is listed at the KCAB, JCAA, SIAC, AIAC, HKIAC, CAAI and THAC and is a Fellow of CIArb, SIArb, and AIADR. She has acted as tribunal secretary assisting in more than 170 arbitral proceedings.
She is a co-author of "Halsbury's Laws of Singapore: Arbitration" (2017 and 2020) and a faculty member at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (Colorado). She is admitted as attorney-at-law in the Philippines, solicitor (practicing), England and Wales, and New York.
She holds two master's degrees from Stanford University and the National University of Singapore. In Stanford, she was a Salzburg-Cutler Fellow for International Law (Washington, DC) and Jean Monnet European Union Law Research Fellow on intra-EU BIT investor-state arbitration.
Alice LU Case Manager | JAMS (Silicon Valley Office)
Alice is a qualified attorney in Taiwan and a Notary Public registered in the state of California. She joined JAMS Silicon Valley Office as a case manager after she earned master's degree of Law from Stanford University in 2019. She was an associate in LCS & Partners from 2015-2018; her practice mainly focused in the areas of cross-border mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment, corporate legal affairs and international ADR. Prior to joining LCS & Partners, she was an intern at the International Centre for ADR at the International Chamber of Commerce based in Paris, during which she assisted various cross-border commercial dispute. She is a Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrator (MCIArb), and has completed the Accelerated Route to Fellowship courses of CIArb in 2017.