Leadership

IPBA Officers

President
2022-2024

Richard Briggs

Hadef & Partners
Emaar Square Building 3, Level 5, Downtown Dubai, PO Box 37172
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 Email
 971-4-4292999
 971-4-4292888
President-Elect
2022-2024

Miyuki Ishiguro

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
JP Tower, 2-7-2 Marunouchi
Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, Japan

 Email
 81-3-6889-7141
 81-3-6889-8141
Vice-President
2022-2024

Michael Chu

McDermott Will & Emery
444 West Lake Street
Chicago, Illinois, United States

 Email
 312-984-5485
 312-984-7700

Secretary-General
2021-2023

Yong-Jae Chang

Lee & Ko
Hanjin Building, 63 Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu
Seoul, Korea, Republic of

 Email
 +822 772 4000
 +822 772 4001
Deputy Secretary-General
2021-2023

Jose Cochingyan, III

Cochingyan & Partners Law Offices
12/F, 139 Corporate Center Valero Street Salcedo Village
Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines

 Email
 63-2-817-3081/ to 83
 63-2-812-0674

Program Coordinator
2021-2023

Jan Peeters

Stibbe
Central Plaza, Loksumstraat 25
Brussels, Belgium

 Email
 32-2-533-5375
 32-2-533-5110
Deputy Program Coordinator
2021-2023

Sara Marchetta

Chiomenti - Italy
Via XXIV Maggio 43
Rome, Italy

 Email
 39 06 466221

Committee Coordinator
2022-2024

Eriko Hayashi

ERI Law Office
2-2-1-502, Jonan
Ikeda, Osaka, Japan

 Email
 +81-72-746-2532
Deputy Committee Coordinator
2022-2024

Gmeleen Tomboc

Credit Suisse
 Email
 6598275203

Membership Committee Chair
2022-2024

Ma. Melva E. Valdez

Bello Valdez Caluya and Fernandez
17th Floor Robinson's Equitable Tower
4 ADB Avenue cor. P. Poveda Drive, Ortigas Center
Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines

 Email
 (632)8159071
 63-2-817-3251
Membership Committee Vice-Chair
2022-2024

Sebastian G. Kuehl

Huth Dietrich Hahn Partnerschaftsgesellschaft
Neuer Jungfernstieg 17
Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

 Email
 49-40-41525-0
 49-40-41525-111

Publications Committee Chair
2022-2024

James Jung

The College of Law
Level 4, 570 George Street

Sydney, NSW, Australia

 Email
 61 2 9965 7074
Publications Committee Vice-Chair
2022-2024

Olivia Kung

Wellington Legal
1601 & 03, Fairmont House, 8 Cotton Tree Drive, Central
Hong Kong SAR , Hong Kong , China

 Email
 (+852) 2363 1928
 (+852) 2363 8296

Chief Technology Officer
2022-2024

Riccardo Giorgio Cajola

Cajola & Associati
Via G. Rossini, 5-20122
Milan, Italy

 Email
 39-02-76003305
 39-02-780177
Deputy Chief Technology Officer
2022-2024

Robert Quon

Dentons Canada LLP
20th floor, 250 Howe Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

 Email
 1-604-622-5151
 1-604-683-5214

IPBA Jurisdictional Council Members (JCMs)

A Jurisdictional Council Member (JCM) can be elected for jurisdictions that have an autonomous legal system and 25 or more IPBA members. The JCMs serve a term of three years.

Contact the JCMs directly for any matters concerning actitivies in your jurisdiction, or if you are an IPBA member you can communicate with the JCMs and other members in your jurisdiction via the "JCM Forum" feature in the Member Only section of this site.

Contact the IPBA Secretariat if you are interested in learning more!

 

Australia
2018-2024

Michael Butler

Finlaysons
81 Flinders Street
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

 Email
 61-8-8235-7407
 61-8-8232-2944
Canada
2018-2024

Sean Muggah

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
1200 Waterfront Centre
200 Burrard Street, P.O. Box 48600
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

 Email
 604-687-5744
 604-622-5907
China
2018-2024

Junlu Jiang

Beijing Puran Law Firm
Room 1810, Building A, Huahua Mingcheng Building, 7 Jianguomen South Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Beijing, Beijing, China

 Email
 +86 10 6524 4155
 +86 10 6524 4155
France
2019-2025

Frédéric Dal Vecchio

Frederic Dal Vecchio
87, Avenue Charles de Gaulle
Neuilly-Sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France

 Email
 +33146248402
 +33970614135
Germany
2022-2025

Thomas Zwissler

ZIRNGIBL Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB
Karlstrasse 23
Munich, Bavaria, Germany

 Email
 ++49 - 89 - 290 50 220
 ++49 - 89 - 290 50 290
Hong Kong
2017-2023

Myles Seto

Deacons
5/F Alexandra House,18 Chater Road,Central
N/A, N/A, Hong Kong

 Email
 2825 9211
 2810 0431
India
2020-2023

Shweta Bharti

Hammurabi & Solomon Partners
405A&B, 4th Floor, Gate No. 3, Saket District Centre, Saket
New Delhi, Delhi, India

 Email
 +91-9811020612
 +91-11-4352 0001
Indonesia
2020-2023

Kurniawan Tanzil

SHIFT Counsellors at Law
Treasury Tower 10th Floor, District 8 - SCBD Lot 28, Jl. Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 52-53,
Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia

 Email
 +62 21 50300880
 +62 21 50300830
Japan
2018-2024

Kenichi Masuda

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Otemachi Park Building,
1-1-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, Japan

 Email
 81-3-6775-1026
 81-3-6775-2026
Korea
2017-2023

Jihn U. Rhi

Rhi & Partners
Suite 205, Trade Tower. 511
Yeongdong-daero, Kangnam-gu
Seoul, Korea, Republic of

 Email
 82-2-6956-8420
 82-70-4325-8420
Malaysia
2017-2023

Tunku Farik

Azim, Tunku Farik & Wong
Unit 5-03, 5th Floor Straits Trading Building 2 Lebuh Pasar Besar
50050 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territories, Malaysia

 Email
 60-3-2697 0355
 60-3-2693 8060
New Zealand
2019-2025

Michael Shanahan

Tompkins Wake
P. O. Box 2543
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

 Email
 +64 07 839 4771
 +64 7 839 4913
Pakistan
2018-2024

Mohammad Abdur Rahman

Vellani & Vellani
148, 18th East Street, Phase I, Defence Officers' Housing Authority
Karachi , Sindh , Pakistan

 Email
 +92 (21) 35801000
 +92 (21) 3580-2120
Philippines
2022-2025

Emerico De Guzman

ACCRALAW
22F, ACCRALAW Tower, 2nd Ave. cor 30th St., Bonifacio Global City
Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines

 Email
 +632-88308000
 +632-84037007
Singapore
2017-2023

Yee Leong Chong

Allen & Gledhill LLP
One Marina Boulevard#28-00
Singapore, Singapore

 Email
 65-6890 7188
 65-6302 3415
Switzerland
2020-2023

Urs Zenhäusern

Baker & McKenzie Zurich
Holbeinstrasse 30
Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

 Email
 +41443841414
 +41443841284
Taiwan
2021-2024

Chun-yih Cheng

Formosa Transnational Attorneys at Law
13/F, Lotus Bldg., 136 Jen Ai Road, Sec. 3
Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

 Email
 886-2-2755-7366
 886-2-2755-6486
Thailand
2022-2025

Pimvimol ("June ") Vipamaneerut

Tilleke & Gibbins International Ltd.
20th-26th Floor, Supalai Grand Tower, No. 1011 Rama 3 Road, Chongnonsi, Yannawa
Bangkok, Thailand

 Email
 66-2056-5555
 66-2056-5678
UK
2018-2024

Alexander Gunning QC

One Essex Court
One Essex Court
London, London, United Kingdom

 Email
 02075832000
USA
2018-2024

Jeffrey L. Snyder

Crowell & Moring LLP
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. 
Washington, DC, District of Columbia, United States

 Email
 1-202-624-2790
 1-202-628-5116
Vietnam
2017-2023

Net Le

LNT & PARTNERS
Unit 3, Level 21, Bitexco Financial Tower, No.2 Hai Trieu Street, District 1
Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

 Email
 84 28 3821 2357
 84 28 3910 3733

IPBA At-Large Council Members

At-Large Council Members support the JCM in jurisdictions with one, or in regions without JCM representation. At-Large Council Members serve a term of three years.

 

China
2018-2024

Xin Yue Shi

JunHe LLP
20/F, China Resources Building 8Jianguomenbei Avenue
Beijing, China

 Email
 86-10-8519-1300
 86-10-8519-1350
Europe
2017-2023

Gerhard Wegen

Gleiss Lutz
Lautenschlagerstrasse 21
Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

 Email
 49-711-8997-156
 49-711-85 50 96
India
2019-2025

Manjula Chawla

Phoenix Legal
Phoenix House, 254 Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase III
New Delhi, Delhi, India

 Email
 +91 11 49830000
 +91 11 49830099
Latin America
2017-2023

Rafael Vergara

Carey
Isidora Goyenechea 2800, piso 43 Las Condes
Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile

 Email
 56-2-29282200
 56-2-29282228
Osaka
2018-2024

Kazuhiro Kobayashi

Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners
27F Nakanoshima Festival Tower
2-3-18 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku
Osaka, Osaka, Japan

 Email
 81-6-6208-1500
 81-6-6226-3055
USA
2022-2023

Wilson Chu

McDermott Will & Emery
2501 North HarwoodSuite 1900
Dallas, TX, United States

 Email
 214.295.8000

IPBA Regional Coordinators

Regional Coordinators are suggested for nomination by the IPBA President to support membership promotion in wide areas of the world and ratified by the IPBA Council. Regional Coordinators serve a two-year term.

 

Australasia & SW Pacific Islands
2021-2023

Benjamin Smith

MinterEllison
Level 40 Governor Macquarie Tower 1 Farrer Place
Sydney, NSW, Australia

 Email
 +61 2 9921 8888
East Asia
2021-2023

Song Dihuang

Hui Zhong Law Firm
Suite 516, North Tower, Beijing Kerry Centre. 1 Guang Hua Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing, China, China

 Email
 86-10-5639 9688
 86-10-5639 9699
Hawaii & Northern Pacific Islands
2020-2024

Steven E Howard

Fiskars Japan Co. Ltd.
Kowa Nibancho Bldg. 4F, 11-19, Nibancho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

 Email
 81-70-4101-8823
Middle East
2021-2023

Mohammed R Alsuwaidi

Al Suwaidi & Company
Suite 252 Emarat Atrium Building, Sheikh Zayed Road, P.O. Box 7273
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 Email
 971-4-321-1000
 971-4-321-1001
SE Asia
2021-2023

Sylvette Young Tankiang

Villaraza & Angangco
V&A Law Center11th Avenue corner 39th StreetBonifacio Global City
Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines

 Email
 63-2-988-6088
 63-2-988-6000

IPBA Past Presidents

2020-2022
Immediate Past President

Jack (Zhi Qiang) Li

Jin Mao Partners
13f, No.300 Huaihai Zhong Rd, Shanghai
Shanghai, Shanghai, China

 Email
 86 13801818008
 86-21-6335-3618

2019-2020

Francis Xavier

Rajah & Tann LLP
9 Straits View, Marina One West Tower, #06-07
Singapore, Singapore

 Email
 65-6535-3600
 65-6225-9630

2018-2019

Perry L. Pe

Romulo, Mabanta, Buenaventura, Sayoc & De Los Angeles
21/F Philamlife Tower8767 Paseo de Roxas
Makati City, Metro Manila , Philippines

 Email
 63-2-85559555
 63-2-88103110
2017-2018

Denis McNamara

Independent Consultant

Auckland, New Zealand

 Email
 +64 9 5283454
2016-2017

Dhinesh Bhaskaran

Shearn Delamore & Co.
7/F, Wisma Hamzah-Kwong Hing, No. 1, Leboh Ampang
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia

 Email
 60-3-2027 2727
 60-3-2034 2763
2015-2016

Kwai Huen Wong

Huen Wong & Co.
Unit D2, 13th Floor, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 Email
 852-2803-7738
 852-2856-5516
2014-2015

William Scott

CI Investments Inc.
15 York Street, 5th Floor
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 Email
 905 399 5366
2013-2014

Young-Moo Shin

S&L Partners
8F, KT&G Tower,
416 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu
Seoul, Korea, Republic of

 Email
 82-2-6207-1145
 82-2-539-4456
2012-2013

Lalit Bhasin

Bhasin & Co., Advocates
10 Hailey Road 10/F
New Delhi, Delhi, India

 Email
 91-11-2332-2601/2332-6968
 91-11-2335-7521/2332-9273
2011-2012

Shiro Kuniya

Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners
27F Nakanoshima Festival Tower 2-3-18, Nakanoshima,
Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan

 Email
 81-6-6208-1500
 81-6-6226-3055
2010-2011

Suet-Fern Lee

Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC
10 Collyer Quay Level 27 Ocean Financial Centre
Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

 Email
 65-6389-3000
 65-6389-3099
2009-2010

Rafael A. Morales

Morales & Justiniano
18th Floor, High Street South Corporate Plaza, 26th corner 11th Avenue
Bonifacio Global - Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines

 Email
 632 834 2551
 632 834 2551
2008-2009

Gerold W. Libby

Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP
350 South Grand , 32nd Floor
Los Angeles, California, United States

 Email
 1-213-596-5620
 1-213-596-5621
2007-2008

Zongze Gao

King & Wood Law Firm
31st Floor, Office Tower A39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu Chaoyang DistrictA727, Century Mansion No. 99 Wangfujing Street Beijing 100006
Beijing, China

 Email
 86-10-5878-5588
 86-10-5878-5522
2006-2007

James McH. FitzSimons

Australian Paralympic Committee
PO Box 596
Sydney, NSW, Australia

 Email
 61 400 898 935
2005-2006

Felix O. Soebagjo

Oentoeng Suria & Partners
Level 37, Equity Tower
Sudirman Central Business District
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-53
Jakarta, Indonesia

 Email
 62 21 2966 9200
 62 21 2903 5360
2004-2005

Sang-Kyu Rhi

Rhi & Partners
Trade Tower Bldg. Suite 205 159-1 Samsung-dong, Kangnam-gu
Seoul, Seoul Special City, Korea, Republic of

 Email
 82-2-6000-0088
 82-2-6000-0050
2003-2004

Ravinder Nath

Rajinder Narain & Co.
Maulseri House 7 Kapashera Estate
New Delhi, India

 Email
 91-11-4122-5000
 91-11-4122-5001
2002-2003

Vivien Chan

Vivien Chan & Co.
32/F, Harbour Centre, 25 Harbour Road, Wan Chai,
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 Email
 852-2522-9183
 852-2845-9160
2001-2002

Nobuo Miyake

MASS Partners Law Firm
5F, Garo Building,
Nihonbashi 3-1-4, Chuo-ku
Tokyo, Japan, Japan

 Email
 81-3-6868-3534
 81-3-6868-4991
2000-2001

John W. Craig

McMillan LLP
Suite 4400, Brookfield Place, 181 Bay Street
Toronto, ON, Ontario, Canada

 Email
 1-519-599-5777
 1-416-865-7048
1999-2000

Dej-Udom Krairit

Dej-Udom & Associates Ltd.
Charn Issara Tower 9/F 942/142-3 Rama IV Road, Suriyawong Sub-District, Bangrak
Bangkok, Thailand

 Email
 66-2-233-0055
 66-2-236-6681
1998-1999

Susan Glazebrook

Supreme Court of New Zealand
 Email
1997-1998

Cecil Wilbert Mohanaraj Abraham

Cecil Abraham & Partners
Suite 12.01, Level 12, Menara 1 MK, No. 1 Jalan Kiara, Mont' Kiara
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia

 Email
 60-3-2726 3776
 60-3-2726 3732/3733
1996-1997

Teodoro D. Regala

(Deceased)
1995-1996

Carl E. Anduri, Jr.

 Email
 1-925-962-0115
1994-1995

Pathmanaban Selvadurai

Tan Rajah & Cheah
#58-01 UOB Plaza I
80 Raffles Place
Singapore, Singapore

 Email
 65-6532-2271
 65-6535-2475
1993-1994

Ming-Sheng Lin

(Deceased)
1992-1993

Richard James Marshall

Glencore International AG
General Counsel Baarermattstrasse 3
P.O. Box 777
Baar, Switzerland

 Email
1991-1992

Kunio Hamada

Hibiya Park Law Offices
Hibiya Marine Bldg., 5th Floor
5-1 Yurakucho 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

 Email
 81-3-5532-8888
 81-3-5532-8800

Nominating Committee

The IPBA Nominating Committee is tasked with finding candidates for nomination to take Council positions from the following year. The IPBA Council comprises:

Officers

Jurisdictional Council Members

At-Large Council Members

Regional Coordinators

Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs

Immediate Past President

The Nominating Committee is not described in the IPBA Constitution, but has been active since the establishment of the IPBA. Changes in logistics over the years are made to keep up with the needs of the growing association, but the philosophy has not changed: to find the best candidates to take up leadership positions to support IPBA activities and initiatives.

The Primary Members are the decision-makers of the Committee, led by the Chair. The Observer Members are either future Officers who will become Primary Members, or the team in charge of Committee leadership.

Who can be on the IPBA Council?

All IPBA members are eligible for nomination, as long as they have been a member in good standing for at least one year, have participated in IPBA activities, and are willing and able to fulfill the duties of the position for the duration of the specified term. The Nominating Committee is careful to keep an overall fair gender balance, representation from various jurisdictions, and no more than two Council members from the same law firm. Council members serve terms of one, two, or three years depending on the position. They can serve a maximum of two consecutive terms in the same position, and can take different positions over the years. Officers are generally selected from the pool of past Council members, as it is important that they have experience on the Council in order to understand the association and drive the activities in their area of responsibility.

Nominations Process

The Committee is continually vetting candidates, looking ahead several years into the future. The actual work for nominations in a given year begins from the month following the Annual General Meeting. Conference calls are held monthly, up until a few weeks prior to the Mid-Year Council Meeting. The candidate names are presented to the Council to be ratified at the Mid-Year Council Meeting in the fall. The general members then approve the nominations at the Annual General Meeting.

For details, see the IPBA Constitution regarding the IPBA Council, or feel free to contact the IPBA Secretariat.

 

 

 

Chair
Past President

Francis Xavier

Rajah & Tann LLP
9 Straits View, Marina One West Tower, #06-07
Singapore, Singapore

 Email
 65-6535-3600
 65-6225-9630
Member
Immediate Past President

Jack (Zhi Qiang) Li

Jin Mao Partners
13f, No.300 Huaihai Zhong Rd, Shanghai
Shanghai, Shanghai, China

 Email
 86 13801818008
 86-21-6335-3618
Member
President

Richard Briggs

Hadef & Partners
Emaar Square Building 3, Level 5, Downtown Dubai, PO Box 37172
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 Email
 971-4-4292999
 971-4-4292888
Member
Secretary-General

Yong-Jae Chang

Lee & Ko
Hanjin Building, 63 Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu
Seoul, Korea, Republic of

 Email
 +822 772 4000
 +822 772 4001