Riaan Booysen is a Fellow of the CIArb, Chairman of the South African Branch and has more than twenty years of legal and commercial experience specialising in alternative dispute resolution in financial, construction, engineering, infrastructure and project disputes. Focusing on restoring relationships, Riaan represented clients in mediation and facilitated amicable settlements in complex disputes involving infrastructure, financial, partnership, family, property, commercial, and petroleum disputes.
Timothy is an international arbitration barrister based in Singapore. He represents clients in arbitrations under the rules of the leading arbitral institutions with a focus on investment disputes across jurisdictions in Asia. Timothy is also frequently appointed as sole, presiding and emergency arbitrator. Timothy is the author of the leading Singapore arbitration book, International Arbitration in Singapore: Legislation and Materials (Sweet & Maxwell, 2018), which has been cited numerous times with approval by the Singapore Courts.
Natasha Shirazi is Legal Director at Orascom Construction, a global construction contractor operating across 25 jurisdictions. Prior to moving in-house, she was formerly a full-time arbitration practitioner in Cairo, before which she practiced at a leading law firm in Sydney, and worked at the United Nations Headquarters with the Office of the Legal Counsel in New York.
Ms. Riley has over 30 years of international legal experience from working with international law firms in New York and Tokyo, Japan, specializing in commercial transactions and ADR processes, both in private practice and as general counsel of a U.S.- based subsidiary of a Japanese multinational. Ms. Riley serves as a CPR Distinguished Neutral, and is on ICDR’s international panel, AAA’s commercial arbitration and mediation panels, and the mediator panel of a U.S. federal appellate court. Complementing her ADR practice, Ms. Riley teaches mediation and negotiation at Columbia University’s International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution.
James Clanchy FCIArb, is an arbitrator, associate member of Six Pump Court Chambers in London, and Honorary Secretary of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA). He is a solicitor (non-practising) of England & Wales (admitted 1990) and a former avocat at the Paris bar (1994 – 2008). For four years (2008-2012) he was Registrar and Deputy Director General of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). His background as a lawyer is in shipping, energy and commodities. He works part time for LexisNexis UK on its LexisPSL Arbitration practical guidance service. The opinions expressed in this interview are entirely his own.
Calvin is a Chartered Arbitrator with more than 35 years’ experience. He has sat as arbitrator under ICC, ICDR, LCIA, Madrid Court of Arbitration, Zurich Chamber of Commerce, Hungarian Chambers of Commerce and Industry and UNCITRAL Rules in a variety of seats located in the Caribbean, Latin America, USA, Africa and Europe. Calvin is a highly regarded Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. His expertise and knowledge lie in Investor State and Commercial disputes arising from administrative and public law, retail and consumer, energy and natural resources, mergers & acquisitions, cross border transactions including distribution, agency, franchise and transfer agreements, and acquisition of assets and/or shares.