Dimitris KatsikisDimitris Katsikis

Associate, Shearman & Sterling, Singapore

Dimitris has advised on a wide variety of matters, including oil and gas, electricity, mining, joint venture, and ship-building disputes. He has worked on both investment and commercial arbitrations, doing so under ICC, LCIA, LMAA, CRCICA, SIAC, UNCITRAL, and ICSID Rules, and has experience in litigation related to arbitration. Dimitris also has various published articles on arbitration to his name. He has presented on and taught aspects of investment and commercial arbitration to students and practitioners alike.

Saadia Bhatty


Advocat au Barreau de Paris, Gide, London

Saadia is admitted to the New York Bar and as an Avocat au Bureau de Paris. She is counsel in the International Dispute Resolution (IDR) team of Gide’s London office and advises and represents States and private entities, in particular in international commercial and investment arbitrations and other public international law matters. Saadia has specific experience in the energy, oil & gas and construction sectors, especially in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Prior to working for Gide in London, she worked for Gide in Paris and global law firms’ international arbitration and public international law practices in London and New York. A graduate from Harvard Law School, the Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris, and the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Saadia regularly writes articles, lectures in top universities, trains private practitioners and government
officials, and speaks at conferences in international arbitration across the globe.

Jocelyn Lim Yean TseJocelyn Lim Yean Tse

Partner, Skrine, Malaysia

Jocelyn focuses on construction and engineering disputes. Her clients include foreign multinationals and local companies. She also advises on and is well-versed in all major standard forms of construction and consultancy contract, including FIDIC, PAM, JKR or Public Works Department (PWD), CIDB, IEM and BEM forms, and on a wide range of bespoke construction contracts. Her practice includes advising on issues relating to consultants, architects, engineers, quantity surveyors and project managers.Jocelyn sits as an adjudicator and is a panel adjudicator and arbitrator of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC).

Murphy MokMurphy Mok

Registered Foreign Lawyer (England & Wales) Herbert Smith Freehills, Hong Kong

Murphy is a solicitor qualified in England & Wales and Australia (New South Wales). Murphy has extensive experience in advising major Chinese and international clients in the power, oil and gas and transport sectors on complex construction and infrastructure projects across Asia, Middle East, Africa and South America. His work covers both non-contentious and contentious construction matters, with a focus on international arbitration. Murphy is also qualified as Tribunal Secretary at the HKIAC and has been appointed as tribunal secretary in international arbitration.Murphy is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Rick GalRick Gal

Senior Associate, Allen &Overy, London

Rick has acted for a range of corporate and State clients in cross-border commercial and investment treaty arbitrations under the major institutional rules, including the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, CIArb and ICSID Arbitration Rules. He has acted on a broad range of disputes, with a particular focus on disputes in the energy and natural resources sector.Rick also has experience of litigation before the English and Indian courts, acting in administrative proceedings and providing advice to clients in anticipation of dispute proceedings. Rick is currently advising two corporate clients in a London seated commercial arbitration against the Government of India and has acted for the Government of Pakistan in separate ICSID, ICC and CIArb arbitrations against two separate investors.

Dr. Kabir Duggal

Kabir is an attorney in Arnold and Porter’s New York office focusing on international arbitration and public international law matters, serving both as arbitrator and mediator.  He is recognized as a “Chartered Arbitrator” (the highest ranking for arbitrators) by both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution.  He also frequently serves as an expert on international arbitration and public international law matters. Dr. Duggal is also a Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School, an adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School, and a Course Director and a Faculty Member for the Columbia Law School-Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Comprehensive Course on International Arbitration.  He also acts as a Consultant for the United Nations Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries (UN-OHRLLS) on the creation of a novel “Investment Support Program” and works closely with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP). He also serves on the Federal Republic of Somalia’s New York Convention Task Force as well as the WTO Negotiating Team (International Board).  He has published over 60 articles and has spoken at over 300 arbitration events all over the world.   He is a graduate of the University of Mumbai, University of Oxford (DHL-Times of India Scholar), NYU School of Law (Hauser Global Scholar), Leiden Law School (2019 CEPANI Academic Prize), and is currently pursuing an SJD Degree from Harvard Law School.  Dr. Duggal is admitted to practice law in New York, District of Columbia, England & Wales (as a Barrister), and in India. 

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