IAA Contributors

Edmund Bao
Lead Editor, Australia

Mark Clarkson
Lead Editor, Australia

ClarksonMark has forty years of experience in legal, investment banking and public company roles at a senior executive level. His qualifications and professional memberships include the following; Bachelor of Laws, University of Auckland, class of 1974; Australian Mining Petroleum Law Association (AMPLA); Site Senior Executive (Qld); Australian Mensa; Mine Ventilation Society of Australia (MVSA); Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS); Australian Coal Preparation Society (ACPS); Australasian Tunnelling Society (ATS); and International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSEMGE).


Kayjal Dasan
Editor, Australia



Mian Li
Mian Li has a passion for Asian dispute resolution and is keep to broaden her knowledge in this field.

Michelle Kang
Lead Editor, Hong Kong

Michelle recently graduated from the University of Oxford, having attained First Class honours in the Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence (Law) and a Distinction in the Bachelor of Civil Law. A former Scholar of Brasenose College, Oxford, she was a joint-awardee of the 2015 Oxford Law Faculty Prize in International Commercial Arbitration, among other academic prizes. At present, Michelle is pursuing the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws in Hong Kong, and will commence her training contract at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in 2016.


Vivian Tan
Lead Student Editor
VivianVivian is in the penultimate year of her LLB from Victoria University of Wellington. She currently sits on the Executive Committee for the Wellington Community Justice Project (WCJP), co-leading the Law Reform Team. Prior to that she was a member of the Student Review Board for New Zealand Law Students’ Journal where she reviewed and provided advice on articles relating to International Law & Criminal Law for publication.

Lim Xing Loong
Lead Editor, Indonesia


Xing Loong’s main areas of practice are commercial dispute resolution, corporate restructuring and financing, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate law. Fluent in English, Chinese and Bahasa Indonesian, Xing Loong has developed particular expertise in serving the unique needs of Indonesian clients and international businesses with Indonesian interests. His recent commercial dispute resolution experience includes successfully advising and acting for a biopharmaceutical research company embroiled in a USD 50 million international pharmaceutical dispute. Among other notable projects, Xing Loong has assisted on multi-million dollar property acquisitions across the region, as well as significant foreign investment into the Japanese and Indonesian equity markets.

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K George Abraham
Student Editor, India

K George Abraham is a final year Bachelor of Laws student at the University of Tasmania in Australia. George is a founding member of the Student Refugee Support Society which provides immigration and visa support to refugees seeking migration outcomes in Australia. He also volunteers with the university’s Student Legal Service, providing free legal advice to members of the Tasmanian community. George is interested in cross-jurisdictional commercial dispute resolution and aspires to practice within this field in the future.


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Nguyen The Duc Tam
Lead Editor, Vietnam

DucDuc Tam graduated from double-degree (LL.B. and B.B.A) program of Ho Chi Minh City University of Law (HCMUL). He is currently pursuing an LL.M. degree of Panthéon-Assas University (Paris II). A noted commentator of HCMUL Student Journal of Legal Science, he has analyzed several cassation decisions of the People’s Supreme Court of Vietnam. He has also published a number of articles in the Bulletin of Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association and the International Journal of Socio-Legal Research. Furthermore, he broadened his experience in dispute settlement by leading HCMUL teams participating in many international moot court competitions. With a strong academic background of both law and business administration, Duc Tam has a deep interest in dispute resolution processes and techniques, especially in alternative dispute resolution.

Phuong Dung Nguyen
Lead Editor, Vietnam


Ms. Nguyen Phuong Dung has successfully accomplished her LLM. International Business Law at Newcastle University, England, UK. During her LLM studies, she became increasingly interested in the topic “Indirect Expropriation and Fair and Equitable Treatment in correlation with the power of the host states in the purview of proportionality analysis in investor-state arbitration” which has been accordingly promoted as her final thesis, receiving positive and complimentary feedback from her professors. Aside from research experience, Ms. Nguyen Phuong Dung has participated in the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot – Asia Pacific Round in Seoul, South Korea twice where she was shortlisted as a notable oralist. Ms. Nguyen Phuong Dung is currently a legal staff for the Hanoi office of the second biggest Japanese bank with a focus on investment and corporate banking.

Ong Kuan Chung
Lead Editor, Singapore

kcOng Kuan Chung graduated with a first-class honours degree in law from the University of Tasmania and was awarded, among other academic prizes, the W.A. Finlay Prize. Kuan Chung served as a board member of the University of Tasmania Law Review and has published articles in leading law journals. In 2013, Kuan Chung joined the Dispute Resolution Practice Group at Drew & Napier LLC. He has assisted and is involved in numerous ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, including arbitral proceedings conducted under the UNCITRAL, ICC and SIAC rules in Singapore. Most recently, Kuan Chung contributed to the first ever Singapore International Arbitration Practice Guide published by Chambers & Partners.


Royston Tan
Lead Editor, Singapore

roystonRoyston Tan recently graduated with a L.L.B (Hons) from the National University of Singapore. During his time at the university, Royston took on the role of Chief Editor of the student-run Singapore Law Review. He has also represented the university in several international mooting and negotiation competitions, and in the course of this, he reached the Grand Finals of the Copenhagen Competition 2014 and won the UM-NUS Moot 2013. Royston is also a recipient of the Ella Cheong Intellectual Property Scholarship. Currently, he is working towards admission to the Singapore Bar.


Wilson Koh
Student Editor, Singapore

Wilson Koh is a final year student pursing his L.L.B. (Hons) at the National University of Singapore. He has appeared on the annual Dean’s List and is a recipient of the Wee Chong Jin Scholarship in Law for academic excellence and a spirit of collegiality. Beyond academia, he was the Vice-President of the NUS Pro Bono Group and has completed externships with the Legal Aid Bureau (Singapore) as well as the Superior Court of the District of Columbia (USA). With a keen interest in international arbitration, he has had the privilege of being taught by Mr Toby Landau and Mr Lawrence Boo amongst others.

Srruthi Ilankathir
Student Editor, Singapore

Srruthi Ilankathir is a Final Year Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) (Honours) Candidate at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Srruthi has a keen interest in commercial dispute resolution matters. She has represented NUS in International Mooting Competitions and has been ranked as a Best Oralist at the 4th International ADR (Arbitration) Mooting Competition 2013 and also ranked Top 10 in Arbitration and Mediation. Srruthi was also selected to represent NUS in the Oxford International Intellectual Property Law Mooting Competition 2015 under the University’s prestigious International Mooting programme and emerged as a Semi-Finalist. Delving deeper into her interest in Commercial Law, Srruthi also completed a Directed Research Paper on Minority Shareholders’ Remedies titled ‘Making way for the Multiple Derivative Action in Singapore’. On completion of her degree, Srruthi looks forward to training with Drew & Napier LLC’s Dispute Resolution Practice in 2017.

Clara Khoo
Student Editor, Singapore

Clara is an undergraduate currently pursuing an LLB law degree in the University of Durham. Besides being actively involved in various law-related societies such as pro bono and mooting, she also contributes regularly as a student editor to the Durham European Law Institute – a forum for debates on cutting-edge European law issues and developments. Her interest in international law and arbitration developed over the course of her overseas education experience as well as through internship opportunities in both local and multinational firms, including Drew & Napier and PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal LLC (London).

Eva Teh
Student Editor, Singapore

Eva Teh Jing Hui is in her final year of the LL.B. Law programme at the University of Leeds, where she has been elected to the Head of School’s List and continues to be active in mooting and debating. She has interned in the litigation and dispute resolution department of a Singapore-based practice. As a deputy editor with the United Kingdom Singapore Law Students’ Society, her writing has been published in its annual legal journal, Lex Loci.

Arvindh Rai
Student Editor, Singapore

Arvindh Rai is a final year LL.B. (Hons.) undergraduate at the University of Manchester. He serves as an editor at the student-led Manchester Review of Law, Crime & Ethics, where he has contributed a paper on parliamentary sovereignty in the UK and its compatibility with a codified British constitution. Upon graduation, Arvindh will commence the Legal Practice Course before joining Allen & Overy LLP as a trainee solicitor in 2017.

Seungmok Oh
Editor, South Korea

Seungmok Oh

Seungmok Oh graduated with LL.B. degree from Pusan National University in South Korea. He was a general manager of the legal department of a South Korean IT company and has engaged primarily in cross-border M&A, international IP disputes and commercial litigation. During his career he has developed a special interest in common law legal systems. Seungmok is currently a final year LL.B. student at University of Tasmania in Australia.


Molthida Songcharoen
Lead Editor, Thailand

MolMolthida Songcharoen is a Chevening Scholar of 2015/2016, currently pursuing a master’s degree in International Business Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 2012, she graduated with honors from Thammasat University. Subsequently, Molthida joined the Dispute Resolution Practice Group at Baker & McKenzie, Bangkok, Thailand. She has advised and represented both domestic and international clients in a wide variety of contentious and non-contentious matters; with a focus on commercial litigation, bankruptcy and business rehabilitation.

Molthida possesses particular experience and expertise in arbitration practice. This  is derived from her participation in competitions including the the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot where she represented Thailand and Thammasat University in competitions in Austria; and the Asia Cup Arbitration Moot, in Japan. At Baker & McKenzie, Molthida assisted  in both ad hoc and institutional arbitration matters, including proceedings conducted under UNCITRAL, TAI, SIAC and LCIA rules, and regularly advised clients on issues pertaining to the enforcement of arbitral awards before the Thai courts. She has also published articles on developments in alternative dispute resolution in Thailand.

Pimvipa Kunanusorn
Student Editor, Thailand

Pimvipa is reading the International LL.B. Program at Thammasat University. Aside from being the current Co-President and Founder of the Thammasat Pro Bono Society, she has work experience in multiple international firms, including Baker & McKenzie and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Pimvipa is interested in exploring international arbitration in order to broaden her perspective and understanding of commercial dispute resolution.

Pornphan Uasunthonphanit
Student Editor, Thailand

Pornphan is reading the International LL.B. Program at Thammasat University. She has participated in both local and international debate tournaments. Pornphan has had the opportunity to experience legal work as an intern at Baker & McKenzie. She is particularly interested in international arbitration and other forms of alternate dispute resolution.

Natthicha Wiriyatornphan
Student Editor, Thailand

Natthicha is reading the LL.B. Program at Chulalongkorn University. Apart from being involved in both national and international debate tournaments, she has organised various academic activities for law students. Natthicha has a strong interest in alternate dispute resolution

Patrick Liu
Student Editor, Thailand

Pundaree Tanapathong
Student Editor, Thailand

Gunthorn Supatadarut
Student Editor, Thailand