Crystal Wong Wai Chin FCIArb is a Partner at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill. Crystal has an active arbitration practice throughout Malaysia, Singapore and the ASEAN region, with an emphasis on energy and complex infrastructure & engineering projects. Her experience includes an extended stint with a leading international utilities conglomerate.
Anthony Abrahams joined CIArb as its Director General, on 10 April 2012 until May 2020. He was responsible for developing and implementing the Board of Trustees’ strategy to promote CIArb’s vision across the globe.
Qualified as a solicitor and specialising in civil litigation, Anthony has considerable hands-on experience in Legal Practice Management. Anthony’s legal background has been complemented and enhanced with leadership and organisational skills acquired in the Territorial Army where he attained the rank of Colonel. Anthony was mobilised in 2006 to undertake an operational tour in Iraq. While there, he worked to improve, and developed a passion for, the rule of law and dealt with human rights issues. For his work in Iraq, Anthony was awarded the Bronze Star by the United States.
Dmitry is a counsel in dispute resolution practice of Russian law firm Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners. In his 18+ years practice, Dmitry mainly focuses on resolution of disputes involving governments and possesses vast experience of representing clients in international arbitration proceedings under UNCITRAL, SCC, LCIA, ICC, Swiss Chambers, SIAC, WIPO, and ICAC rules, and in the Russian state courts. Dmitry received a JD (with honors) and a PhD in law degrees from the Moscow State Academy of Law. He also graduated from the NYU School of Law (LLM in International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration). Dmitry is a member of the Nomination Committee of the Commission on International Arbitration, ICC Russia. He is recommended by Best Lawyers 2020.
Karen Mills is recognised as one of the leading arbitrators in Asia according to every publication and survey published. She sits as arbitrator in Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the US and is also on the panel of arbitrators of institutions in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Korea, New Zealand, ICDR in the US, and several online Domain Name Dispute Panels, and teaches all level of courses for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and other institutions.
Thayananthan Baskaran is a partner with Baskaran, Kuala Lumpur, and an associate member of Crown Office Chambers, London. Thaya's primary area of practice is construction law. He drafts various building and engineering contracts, advises on disputes arising from such contracts and appears as Counsel to resolve these disputes. Thaya also sits as an adjudicator, arbitrator and mediator. Thaya was the Chair of CIArb’s Malaysia Branch (2017-19) and is recognised as an Arbitration Future Leader in Who's Who Legal 2020.
Pavol Kuspan is a lawyer and arbitrator practicing in Slovakia and other jurisdictions for more than 10 years. After successfully passing the Oxford Diploma Course in International Commercial Arbitration in the United Kingdom in 2018 and the mandatory peer interview in Austria the year after, he became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). Currently he is finishing his Ph.D. studies in international law. He speaks English, Slovak and Czech and he can receive written submissions and evidence, without the need for translation in German, Spanish and Portuguese.