February 1, 2015
Rodyk & Davidson LLP is pleased to announce the admission of a new partner, Iain Sharp. The commercial litigation and arbitration specialist brings with him significant experience in representing clients in multiple industries such as international trade and commodities, oil and gas, shipping, banking and finance disputes, defence products, civil fraud, intellectual property and technology and insurance/reinsurance.
Recognised by Asia Pacific Legal 500 as a leading individual for his international arbitration and shipping practice, Iain has conducted major arbitrations and dispute resolutions in London, Scandinavia, Continental Europe, Dubai, Hong Kong, China, India, Singapore, Japan and South Korea, and is well versed in the various institutional rules, ad-hoc arbitrations and trade association rules. Prior to joining Rodyk, Iain was the managing partner of Bryan Cave in Singapore.
Iain will join Rodyk's multi-jurisdictional arbitration team, providing significant additional English law capability. In addition to its leading Singapore practitioners, including senior counsel Philip Jeyaretnam, SC, and Lok Vi Ming, SC, the practice boasts German law and Indian law capability with experienced partners Patrick Dahm and Ganesh Chandru.
Patrick joined Rodyk in 2012. He is the only German lawyer in Singapore who is qualified both as a foreign practitioner in Singapore and Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer) in Germany. He specialises in commercial arbitration, administrative litigation as well as corporate and commercial law. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and a member of the German Institution of Arbitration.
Ganesh, an Indian lawyer practising both Singapore law and Indian law, joined Rodyk in 2014. He first came to Singapore in 2002 as counsel with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) where he pioneered SIAC's initiatives in India. Ganesh's practice encompasses advising and representing parties in arbitrations (under Rules of SIAC, ICC, LCIA, SCMA, UNCITRAL) and in litigation matters before the courts. Ganesh also sits as an arbitrator in international arbitrations.
Managing Partner, Philip Jeyaretnam, SC, notes: "Iain is a trade and commodities specialist, important fields in which English law is often chosen as the governing law, even for transactions within Asia. I have no doubt the addition of Iain strengthens and broadens our practice. Iain joins a platform that is respected and well-resourced with talented young associates, and his practice will benefit too."
Rodyk's strong international arbitration practice has been recognised since 2013 by Global Arbitration Review as one of its GAR100. The team, led by Managing Partner, Philip Jeyaretnam, SC, comprises practitioners who are experienced and knowledgeable in a broad range of industries and business sectors. The team has represented clients in domestic and international arbitrations, both in Singapore and other forums, and are experienced in arbitrations under all the major arbitration rules including ICC, SIAC, CIETAC, HKIAC, ICSID, AAA, LCIA, LMAA, SCMA, SCC, UNCITRAL and WIPO.
Philip Jeyaretnam adds: "Iain's arrival is timely given the rapid growth of Singapore as an international arbitration centre, including for English law-governed commodity arbitrations. Rodyk is confident both that this growth will continue, as the Asia-Pacific region develops, and that Rodyk will remain at the heart of international arbitration in Singapore."
About Ganesh Chandru
Ganesh Chandru is a partner in Rodyk & Davidson LLP's Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group. He is admitted to practice in Singapore, England and India, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. Ganesh has been recognised in the ‘Global Arbitration Review 100 (2009)' as a "significant" name. Ganesh has been on the Council of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators since 2010 and has chaired some of its key committees.
About Patrick Dahm
Patrick Dahm is a partner in Rodyk & Davidson LLP's Corporate Practice Group. He graduated from the University of Hamburg in 2001. He was admitted as Rechtsanwalt in 2006 and registered as a Foreign Lawyer in Singapore in 2008. In 2014 he was registered as a Foreign Practitioner in Singapore. Patrick's areas of practice encompass commercial arbitration, administrative litigation as well as corporate and commercial law.
About Iain Sharp
Iain Sharp was the former managing partner of Bryan Cave in Singapore. Iain graduated with a BA (Hons) in French from the University of Birmingham, England in 1993. He subsequently completed the Common Professional Exam (CPE) and Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the University of Birmingham Law School/De Montfort University Law School in 1994/1995. He was admitted as a Solicitor, England & Wales in 1998. Iain's main areas of practice are international trade and commodities (including oil & gas and energy), and international commercial arbitration.
Dentons is the world's first polycentric global law firm. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2015 Global Elite Brand Index, the Firm is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value in new and inventive ways. Driven to provide clients a competitive edge, and connected to the communities where its clients want to do business, Dentons knows that understanding local cultures is crucial to successfully completing a deal, resolving a dispute or solving a business challenge. Now the world's largest law firm, Dentons' global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size in more than 125 locations serving 50-plus countries.
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in Singapore with Registration No. T07LL0439G, and a member of Dentons' global legal practice.