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PANEL OF MEDIATORS & ADJUDICATORS

PANEL OF MEDIATORS & ADJUDICATORS

Panel of Mediators & Adjudicators

Sujatha Sekhar Naik

Sujatha is the CEO of SIDREC and has oversight over SIDREC’s Panel of Mediators and Adjudicators. With 25 years of experience in corporate and capital market related work, she has, in addition to experience in dispute resolution, an in-depth and practical understanding of the capital market and the regulatory framework, as well as an insight into investor concerns and challenges.

She obtained her LLB (Hons) degree from the University of London and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1989 and re-qualified with the Law Society of England and Wales as a Solicitor in 1990. Sujatha was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1998. She is also an Accredited Mediator on the panel of Malaysian Mediation Centre (MMC).

Hong Siew Lai

Hong Siew Lai is responsible for the management of SIDREC’s dispute resolution process. As a founding staff member of SIDREC, she has played a significant role in SIDREC’s growth. She has several years of experience in the capital market and prior to joining SIDREC, was an Assistant Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Legal & Compliance and a Registered Compliance Officer at an investment bank.

From 1998 to 2004, Siew Lai practised as an advocate and solicitor, where her scope of work included civil litigation, corporate, commercial and conveyancing matters. Her legal and capital market experience places her in good stead when mediating and adjudicating matters relating to capital market issues and to provide sound guidance to both investors and Members through the dispute resolution process.

Siew Lai is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and holds a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from the said Institute. She is also an Accredited Mediator on the panel of MMC. She graduated with an LLB (Hons) degree from the University of East London and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1998.

Shanti Abraham Mathew

Shanti Abraham Mathew is a Senior Partner of Messrs Shanti Abraham & Associates.She has handled trial and appellate work in major corporate, commercial and banking law disputes for private and public-listed companies as well as handled a full range of corporate finance matters ranging from listing, restructurings and takeovers as well as resolving issues between investors and securities trading companies, including claims on the compensation fund.

Shanti is an accredited Mediator on the panel of MMC and an Associate Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre. She is both an Arbitrator and Mediator with the AIAC. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and a Fellow of the Asian Institute of Arbitrators (FAIADR).

Shanti graduated with an LLB (Hons) degree from the National University of Singapore in 1994. She has been called to both the Singapore and Malaysian Bar. Shanti completed the Programme on Negotiation and Mediation at Harvard Negotiation Institute (Harvard Law School) in 2014 as well as Advanced Mediation training — Mediating Complex Disputes in 2017.

Wong Lu Peen

Wong Lu Peen is the Senior Partner of Wong Lu Peen & Tunku Alina which is a commercial and corporate practice. Her portfolio includes mergers, acquisitions, and investments by foreign parties into and out of Malaysia. She is currently a chairperson of the disciplinary committee for disciplinary proceedings brought by the Bar Council Disciplinary Board.

Lu Peen sits on the Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Bar Council and the MMC. She is an Accredited Mediator on the panel of MMC and she also trains and assesses candidates for accreditation with the MMC. She is an associate accredited mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre and a member of the advisory panel of the Australian Dispute Resolution Centre in Sydney.

She obtained her LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Reading in 1978, was called to the English Bar in 1979 and admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1983. She has an MBA degree from University of Malaya in 2014.

Dato' Lim Chee Wee

Dato’ Lim Chee Wee has been a partner of Skrine since 2001 and was the President of the Malaysian Bar from 2011-2013. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has a broad commercial practice having experience in a wide variety of commercial and corporate disputes and litigation including international arbitrations in Asia and Europe. He primarily acts as counsel appearing at all tiers of the Malaysian courts and his portfolio of litigation work has a particular focus towards corporate litigation.

Dato’ Lim also has an established public and administrative law practice having regularly advised and acted as Counsel for the Malaysian stock exchange (Bursa Malaysia) in matters involving its rules and regulations and on the exercise of its enforcement powers. He graduated with LLB and BComm (Accounting) degrees from the University of New South Wales in Australia. He was called to the Malaysian Bar as an advocate and solicitor in 1993 and started practising in Skrine.

Nahendran Navaratnam

Nahendran Navaratnam is the principal partner at Navaratnam Chambers. He has experience handling trial and appellate work in large corporate, commercial and administrative law disputes for private and public listed companies, major international and Malaysian financial institutions, multinational corporations and professional practices. He also acts in professional liability, tax, and securities cases and in commercial arbitration disputes.

Nahendran is a Chartered Arbitrator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and Commonwealth Lawyers Association and the Australasian Forum for International Arbitration. He is also a member of the Arbitration Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce and a Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators. He is a trained mediator and adjudicator.

Nahendran graduated with a BSc (Materials Science) degree and an LLB degree from Australia’s Monash University. He was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1998.

Aishara Abdul Rahim

Aishara Abdul Rahim is an Accredited Mediator on the panel of MMC. She has over 16 years of experience in the capital market. Prior to her current appointment as SIDREC’s Head of Operations, she was a Senior Case Manager at SIDREC who handled complaints involving a range of capital market products and services. Her exposure and experience in the capital market has enabled her to facilitate resolution of a number of disputes at case management level.

Aishara’s previous role before joining SIDREC was as Head of Group Internal Audit of a local investment bank. Prior to that, she spent more than six years at the SC gaining valuable experience as an analyst in its financial and corporate surveillance department.

She started her career in 1994 with Arthur Andersen Malaysia. She is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Aishara obtained her BSc in Economics degree with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994

Lynette Yeow

Lynette Yeow is a consultant at Sanjay Mohan, Advocates & Solicitors. She has been in active practice in Malaysian law firms since 1995, including as a partner at Zaid Ibrahim & Co. and Kadir Andri & Partners. Lynette is well known for her expertise in corporate and commercial advisory work, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities regulation. She also has experience in funds establishment including REITs and private equity funds.

Lynette graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA (Hons) degree in 1992 and was called to the Malaysian Bar in December 1994. She was also conferred an MA degree by the University of Cambridge. She is an Accredited Mediator on the panel of MMC. She is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Malaysia Building Society Bhd and MBSB Bank Bhd as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels Sdn Bhd.

Christopher Leong

Christopher Leong has extensive experience in the fields of corporate, commercial, power and energy litigation and arbitration. He is well-versed with issues that customarily arise in litigation with cross-border elements. Additionally, he practices in the area of constitutional and administrative law, and public interest litigation. He also acts as counsel in domestic and international arbitrations, both in Malaysia and overseas. He is empaneled as an arbitrator with the AIAC. He was the 30th President of the Malaysian Bar and Chairman of the Bar Council of Malaysia from 2013 to 2015 and sits on Taylor’s University’s Law School’s Legal Profession Advisory Panel. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), a non-profit cross-partisan think tank foundation in Malaysia. He is also the current President of LawAsia, the law association for Asia and the Pacific.

Christopher graduated with a BA degree, majoring in economics and philosophy in 1984 from Australia’s Monash University and completed reading law (LLB) at the University of Nottingham in 1988. He was called to the Degree of Utter Barrister of The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in 1989 and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1990.

Ganesan Nethi

Ganesan Nethi is a corporate commercial lawyer with a particular interest in matters related to market offences as well as market-related disputes.

Ganesan, who is a partner of Tommy Thomas Advocates & Solicitors, graduated with an LLB (Hons) degree from Cardiff University in 2006, and an LLM (Distinction) in Securities Regulation from America’s Georgetown University in 2015. He is also qualified to practise in New York and England.

He is an Accredited Mediator on the panel of MMC and also acts as legal advisor to the disciplinary tribunals of the Financial Markets Association of Malaysia, which investigate and hear complaints of financial market misconduct against forex brokers and dealers.

Jas Bir Kaur

Jas Bir Kaur has over 30 years of experience in the financial services and the capital market through her work in the SC.

Whilst with the SC, Jas Bir was involved in many areas of oversight including supervision, authorisation and licensing, product development and the formulation of policies for the capital market, particularly in investment management and stockbroking. Her last post at the SC was as Deputy Director.

She holds a BEcons (Business Administration) degree from University of Malaya and an MSc in Finance degree from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland. In addition, she also has a Master’s degree in Managerial Psychology from HELP University College. She is an Accredited Mediator on the panel of MMC.