Datuk Sundra Rajoo Nadarajah
Founding President, Asian Institute of Alternate Dispute Resolution (2018 to date); Chartered Arbitrator (CIArb);
Certified International ADR Practitioner (AIADR) (2019 to date); Advocate & Solicitor (now Non-Practising); called to the Bar in 2004; Architect registered with the Board of Architects (1985 to date); Town Planner registered Board of Town Planners (1988 to date); Director, Asian International Arbitration Centre (2010- 2018); Chairman, Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (2018); Deputy Chairman, FIFA Adjudicatory Chamber (2018); President, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2016); President, Asian Pacific Regional Arbitration Group (APRAG)(2011); Founding President, Society of Construction Law Malaysia; Founding President, Malaysian Society of Adjudicators; Founding President, Sports Law Association of Malaysia; Deputy-President of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (1999-2002). Council Member of the Malaysian Institute of Architects for the years 1990-1992,1993-2001 and 2017 to 2018.
KLRCA was founded in 1978 hosted in Malaysia under the auspices of the Asian African Legal Consultative Organisation (AALCO). It was a somewhat dead and under-utilised institution for over 30 years until Datuk Professor Sundra Rajoo took over in March 2010. The Centre was turn around to become one of the most dynamic and sought after venues with massive increases in the number of arbitrations as well as adjudications as can be seen in alternate dispute resolution case references from a mere 22 arbitration cases in 2010, 52 arbitration cases in 2011, 135 arbitration cases in 2012 (118 domestic and 17 international proceedings), 156 arbitration cases in 2013 (128 domestic and 28 international proceedings), 282 arbitration cases in 2014 (221 domestic and 61 international proceedings), 103 arbitration cases in 2015, 62 arbitration cases, 12 domain disputes including 8 international cases, 5 domestic mediations in 2016, 126 arbitration cases (109 domestic and 17 international), 6 domain disputes with 2 international cases as well as 2 administered mediations, one of which was international in 2017.
The outstanding growth in adjudication cases under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 started in 2015 with 84 cases, 207 cases in 2016, 765 cases between 16th April 2017 to 15th April 2018, 764 cases between 16th April 2018 to 15th April 2019. KLRCA/AIAC developmental and capacity building programmes were planned for the short, medium and long term with enough programmes set out for each year. The total number of persons who have attended its events since 2010 is in excess of 16,000.
By 2017, it was organising about 50 events a year. Under his leadership, KLRCA pioneered I-Arbitration Rules in 2012 which won the Global Arbitration Award for innovation, fast track arbitration rules, meditation rules, updated arbitration rules, the latest one being 2018 rules. As Director, he also set up from scratch the statutory adjudication scheme under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 including adjudicator certificate and accreditation programme. New ventures like sports arbitration, maritime arbitration, domain name arbitration, investor state arbitrations were at various stages of development and being readied to come on stream. AIAC moved into dispute avoidance by offering the first standard form building contracts, a first for an arbitration institution. A special website allowed free editable downloads of the contracts anywhere in the world.
Mr. E Om Prakash
Practice Predominantly in Civil matters, Writ Petitions, Commercial Litigations before Tribunals, High Courts and Supreme Court. Experience as Advocate for 25 years and as Designated Senior Advocate for 3 years, specializing in Commercial, Banking, Insolvency and Constitutional (writs) matters.
Joined the profession as a Junior to Mr. T. Ramalingam and later as Partner in the Law Firm Ramalingam & Associates in the year 1993. The firm is in the Panel for many Banks; financial institutions, public sector undertaking and private sector institutions. Appeared before all forums, Specialised Tribunals handling litigations, non-litigation matters and arbitration cases. Source person for seminars symposiums, etc., on various legal issues and topics.
Guest faculty to training colleges of the Banks, like Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank, etc. taking classes, giving guidance, inputs on the legal systems and in specific laws. Expertise in Banking law, commercial laws and Insolvency. Conducted many cases under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 before National Company Law Tribunals and National Company Law Appellate Tribunal and Supreme Court of India.
Resource person on many lectures, seminars and also organized programs on Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, including faculty member in the program conducted for stake holders by Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI). Varied interest in law subjects and passion for learning new areas of practice.
Dr. Chandrika Subramaniyan
Dr Chandrika Subramaniyan, a Sydney based solicitor and barrister and an International Dispute Resolution provider . She is an internationally acclaimed professional and academic with vast knowledge and skills in the areas of Law, Leadership, Management, and Media.
She has written forty books in English and Tamil on various topics on media, women, management, leadership, law and ethics. She possesses her masters and research degrees in Media from India and Law from Australia. Currently she is completing an additional PhD in Tamil at Tanjavur Tamil University.
Being a Tamil scholar and speaker with wealth of knowledge and experience in the areas of religion, philosophy, management, media, law and leadership she has been associated with many academic institutions in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Australia. She was recognised as the ‘Outstanding Overseas Tamil Scholar’ by the Government of Tamilnadu in 2018.
Much celebrated Tamil scholar and community leader among the Indian and Sri Lankan communities, she is the founder of two community service organisations, ‘Tamil Valarchi Manram’ for Tamil Development and ‘SOMA’ for community development in Sydney. The prestigious awards for her contribution to the community and legal work in Australia
Her literary awards include: ‘Women and Media’ – Outstanding book Award – Government of Tamilnadu – 1988 ‘Cyber Laws and Cyber Crimes’ – Abdul Kalam Award – SRM University – 2019. ‘Lord of Dance” – outstanding Non-Fiction book Award – South Asian Literary Association in 2019.
Dr. Kabir Duggal
Kabir is an attorney in the New York office of the law firm Arnold and Porter. His practice focuses on international investment arbitration, international commercial arbitration, and public international law, and he has served as both counsel and arbitrator. He is a Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School, where he teaches International Investment Law and Arbitration and is a Course Director and Faculty Member for Columbia Law School’s Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Comprehensive Course on International Arbitration