As the Founding President of SCCA, Greg has been an active and long-serving Board member and continues to support various initiatives at the SCCA level.
Greg is also the Group General Counsel of International SOS and manages a global team of over 45 professionals responsible for among other things, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, compliance, litigation, data protection and assurance, insurance, corporate secretarial, internal security and other legal and risk management related matters.
Greg is a lawyer admitted to practice in New York by the Supreme Court of the State of New York, in England and Wales by the Supreme Court of Judicature of England and Wales and in France by the Ordre des Avocats de Paris. Greg has practiced at two of the world’s largest law firms, Clifford Chance in London, Luxemburg and Singapore, and White & Case in New York, Singapore, Jakarta and Paris.
Prior to that, Greg headed the Legal Department in Asia Pacific for Informix Software, and then spent 12 years with DHL Worldwide Express. In his last position with DHL in Asia, Greg was the Director of Legal & Regulatory Affairs and a Member of the DHL Asia Pacific Management Board. Greg was assigned by DHL to Brussels and Bonn as Senior Vice President in charge of Global Organizational Effectiveness, which position he held until 2010 after which he joined International SOS in Singapore as their worldwide Group General Counsel.
Siraj Omar, SC is the Managing Director of Dispute Resolution at Drew & Napier LLC.
He has an active trial and appellate practice at all levels of the Courts in Singapore spanning more than two decades. He specializes in complex, high-value commercial litigation and also regularly appears in international arbitrations both as counsel and arbitrator.
Siraj sits on SIAC's Board of Directors and is a member of its Board Executive Committee. He is also Chief Examinor for the Dispute Resolution module of SILE's post-graduate course, a civilian panel member of the Military Court of Appeal and Deputy Commissioner of the Government Procurement Adjudication Tribunal.
He is ranked in all the leading legal publications and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2019.
Mahesh Rai is a Director at Drew & Napier LLC. He acts as counsel at all levels of the Singapore courts and in arbitrations (SIAC, ICC, UNCITRAL, VIAC, LCIA and ad hoc). He has built a sterling reputation for handling complex, high-value, and cross-border disputes across various industries, including construction and infrastructure, infrastructure, telecommunications, IT, shipping, energy, and commodities.
In his arbitration practice, Mahesh represents clients in significant cases especially for and against multinationals and governments. He also sits as an arbitrator. In court litigation, he has taken on a number of groundbreaking cases including the first representative action involving cryptocurrency in Singapore.
Recognized for his exceptional skill in advocacy and acumen, Mahesh received the prestigious Joseph Grimberg Outstanding Young Advocate Award – a prize awarded to the most talented young lawyers in Singapore who have demonstrated outstanding qualities in their professional work and ethical standards. Mahesh is ranked by the leading publications (Chambers & Partners, the Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal) for international arbitration, litigation and construction.
Laurence’s key focus is to develop the awareness and engagement of the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) with its various stakeholders, and establish it as an ‘appropriate dispute resolution’ (ADR) forum for international commercial disputes, given its strategic location within the Indo-Pacific. His aim is that more will come to see that a litigation-based approach to international dispute resolution can be both cost- and time-effective.
Laurence is a regular speaker at conferences on the SICC as a trusted, neutral venue for dispute resolution, and has hosted many delegations at the Court as a result of its growing reputation. He actively engages legal counsel, practitioners and business leaders on the SICC’s unique proposition as a forum with a difference, encompassing an internationally-accepted framework for adjudication based on substantive principles of international commercial law and best practices, expressed through its flexible rules and practice directions.
Prior to the SICC, Laurence’s background was in financial services, particularly in strategic development, marketing and distribution. He has held key positions with multinationals, including CEO of a major insurer in Vietnam.
Natasha leads a team of highly motivated lawyers who advise on a wide array of legal and regulatory compliance issues at Singapore Airlines.
Before joining Singapore Airlines, she practised as a disputes lawyer at Drew & Napier and Morgan Lewis Stamford. She is listed in The Legal 500’s GC Powerlist: Southeast Asia 2022, and was a top 3 finalist in the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association’s Chief Legal Officer Awards 2022. Natasha holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the National University of Singapore.
Lynnette graduated with an LL.B. (Hons) from Monash Law School, Melbourne, Australia and holds a Bachelor of Communication Studies (Hons) from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She is admitted to practice as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. During law school, Lynnette participated in moot court competitions, which included representing Monash at the FDI Moot.
Prior to joining SIAC, Lynnette practiced with Singapore law firms and worked at the chambers of a leading international arbitrator. She also worked with the Legal Aid Bureau in Singapore as a legal executive.
Shu Yan is a Director at Drew & Napier LLC. Shu Yan practices corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration. Shu Yan has handled a diverse range of matters including private equity, corporate, banking and finance disputes and regulatory actions. She has a particular interest in trust and shareholder disputes and has represented prominent clients and high net worth individuals in these disputes.
Shu Yan has an active arbitration practice. The matters which Shu Yan has handled usually involve damages of significant value or span multiple jurisdictions. She is experienced in handling matters involving foreign law issues.
Shu Yan is recognised by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 as a Recommended Lawyer for Dispute Resolution in 2022. She is also endorsed by Who’s Who Legal in its Global Guide for Hospitality in 2022 as a Recommended Lawyer for 2 consecutive years. She was praised “for her impressive expertise assisting hotels and leisure clients in complex litigation and arbitration proceedings.”