Hong Siew Lai is SIDREC’s Head of Dispute Resolution. She joined SIDREC in 2011 as a full-time mediator / adjudicator with oversight of case management of claims filed with SIDREC. As a founding staff member of SIDREC, she has played a significant role in SIDREC’s growth.
Siew Lai is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). She holds a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is also an accredited Mediator on the panel of the Bar Council Malaysian Mediation Centre.
Prior to joining SIDREC, Siew Lai spent some seven years at a Malaysian investment bank. Her last post was Assistant Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Legal & Compliance and registered Compliance Officer. Earlier, 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.
Siew Lai’s legal and capital market experience places her in good stead in mediating and adjudicating matters relating to capital market issues and to provide sound guidance to both clients and members through the dispute resolution process. She also speaks regularly at capital market events. Siew Lai was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1998.
She has a LLB (Hons) from the University of East London.