Dato’ Karam Chand Vohrah is active in both domestic and international arbitration. He is member of the AIAC and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, as well as former Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitration (SIArb) and former member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands. He is also Adjunct Professor, College of Law, Government and International Studies of University Utara Malaysia, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law and Government, HELP University as well as the former External Examiner of the Faculty of Law of University of Malaya.
He was a consultant with Messrs Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill. Prior to that, he was a Judge of the Court of Appeal, served in the judicial and legal service of Malaya and became Head of the Advisory Division of the Attorney-General’s Chambers. He participated in many negotiations as a legal adviser to international loan agreements (including those of the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank) and Swiss and Japanese bond issues and also various conferences in relation to the Tin and the Rubber Buffer Stock Agreements. He was involved in the Law of the Sea Conferences in New York and Geneva.
Dato’ Vohrah also served as a commissioner of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia from July 2002 up to April 2008 and was chairman of the Malaysian Corporate Law Reform Committee.