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, Professor of Insolvency & Restructuring Law, 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, Tsinghua Law School



                  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, Waseda University, Law School



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


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


                  Professor YEO Tiong Min, Yong Pung How 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, Singapore Chief Executive Officer & Global Vice Chair, Dentons

                  Rodyk & Davidson LLP


                  Mr Lee Eng Beng SC, Managing Partner, Rajah & Tann LLP


                  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 Shantini Sanmuganathan, Group General Counsel, Singapore Telecommunications



                  Mr Nish Shetty, Partner, Clifford Chance Asia


                  Ms Joan Janssen, Director-General (International & Advisory) and Director of Legal Services, Ministry of Law, Singapore



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


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




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