Advisory Board


The Advisory Board of ABLI plays an advisory role to the Board of Governors and the Secretariat.

The Advisory Board provides recommendations and advice to the Board of Governors regarding potential projects to be undertaken by ABLI which will enable it to fulfil its aims and any other matter requested by the Board of Governors.  In addition, the Advisory Board provides recommendations and advice to project leads of potential projects and those projects that have been sanctioned by the Board of Governors.

The Advisory Board consists of up to 30 members appointed by invitation of the Board of Governors comprising eminent members of the judiciary, academics, legal practitioners and representatives of international organisations.  The inaugural Advisory Board (see below) comprises of:

1.       representatives of ABLI’s Founding Partners; and

2.       representatives nominated by the Board of Governors.

ABLI’s Founding Partners are a limited group of private organisations who contributed to the establishment of ABLI.


ABLI’s inaugural Advisory Board


Members nominated by the Board of Governors



Professor Richard Garnett, Professor of Law, University of Melbourne


Professor Rosalind Mason, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, Law School, Queensland University of Technology


Mr Donald Robertson, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills



Professor Fan Jian, Professor and Doctoral Advisor, Nanjing University School of Law

Professor Shen Sibao, Dean of the Law School, University of International Business and Economics of Beijing and the Law School of Tianjin University


Professor Zhu Ciyun, Doctor Supervisor and Head of Tsinghua Commercial Law Research Centre, Law School, Tsinghua University



Mr Sumant Batra, Managing Partner and Head – Insolvency and Corporate Law Practice, Kesar Dass B & Associates


Mr Rashesh Shah, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Edelweiss Group 



Professor Masato Dogauchi, Professor of Law, Law School, Waseda University 



Professor Simon Chesterman, Dean of Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore                 


Mr Lionel Yee Woon Chin, SC, Deputy Attorney-General, Attorney-General’s Chambers


Professor Yeo Tiong Min, Yong Pung How Chair Professor of Law, Singapore Management University (Chairman of the Advisory Board)



Representatives of ABLI’s Founding Partners



Mr Cavinder Bull, SC, Chief Executive Officer, Drew & Napier LLC


Mr Philip Jeyaretnam, SC, Global Vice Chair and ASEAN Chief Executive Officer, Dentons


Mr Lee Eng Beng, SC, Senior Partner, Rajah & Tann Singapore and Chairperson, Rajah & Tann Asia 


Mr Lee Kim Shin, SC, Managing Partner, Allen & Gledhill LLP


Mr Low Sai-Choy, Director Group Legal & Compliance, Far East Organisation 


Mr Ng Wai King, Managing Partner, WongPartnership


Ms Sharon Ong, Director-General (International & Advisory), Ministry of Law, Singapore


Ms Shantini Sanmuganathan, Group General Counsel, Singapore Telecommunications Limited

Mr Nish Shetty, Partner, Clifford Chance Asia



Mr Thomas F. Cullen Jr. (“Tim”), Partner, Jones Day


Mr R Hewitt Pate, Vice President & General Counsel, Chevron Corporation




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