Leadership

IPBA Officers

President
2024-2025

Miyuki Ishiguro

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

 Email
 81-3-6889-7141
 81-3-6889-8141
President-Elect
2024-2025

Michael Chu

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

 Email
 312-984-5485
 312-984-7700
Vice-President
2024-2025

Priti Suri

PSA
14A & 14B Hansalaya, 15 Barakhamba Road
New Delhi, Delhi, India

 Email
 +91-11-4350-0500
 +91-11-5350-0502

Secretary-General
2023-2025

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
Deputy Secretary-General
2023-2025

Jan Peeters

Stibbe
Central Plaza, Loksumstraat 25
Brussels, Belgium, Belgium

 Email
 32-2-533-5375
 32-2-533-5110

Program Coordinator
2023-2025

Sara Marchetta

Chiomenti - Italy
Via XXIV Maggio 43
Rome, Italy

 Email
 39 06 466221
Deputy Program Coordinator
2023-2025

Robert Rhoda

Dentons Hong Kong LLP
3201 Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place
Central , Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 Email
 +852 90204930

Committee Coordinator
2024-2026

Gmeleen Tomboc

Gurin Energy
3 Anson Road #24-03A, Springleaf Tower
Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

 Email
 65 98275203
Deputy Committee Coordinator
2024-2026

Shigehiko Ishimoto

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Marunouchi Park Building 2-6-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, Japan

 Email
 81-3-5223-7736
 81-3-5223-7636

Committee Vice-Chair
2024-2026

Sebastian Kühl

Huth Dietrich Hahn
Huth Dietrich Hahn
Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

 Email
 +49-40-415250
 49-40-41525-111
Membership Committee Vice-Chair
2024-2026

Angela Lin

Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law
8F, No.555, Sec. 4, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Taipei 11072
Taipei, Taiwan, Taiwan

 Email
 886-2-27638000
 886-2-27665566

Publications Committee Chair
2024-2026

Olivia Kung

ONC Lawyers
19th Floor, Three Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central
Hong Kong SAR , Hong Kong , China

 Email
 (852) 3906-9690
 (852) 2804-6311
Publications Committee Vice-Chair

Jian (Scott) Li

Jin Mao Partners
13/F, Hong Kong New World Tower,No. 300 Huaihai Zhong Road
Shanghai, China, China

 Email
 86 13817137854

Chief Technology Officer
2024-2026

Robert Quon

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

 Email
 1-604-622-5151
 1-604-683-5214
Deputy Chief Technology Officer
2024-2026

Catrina Luchsinger

MLL Legal AG
Schiffbaustrasse 2 | PO Box
Zurich, ZH, Switzerland

 Email
 +41 58 552 0830

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
2024-2027

Marcus Connor

Connor & Co Lawyers Pty Ltd
Level 5, 50 Margaret Street
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

 Email
 61292996696
 61292996693
Canada
2024-2027

Dierk Ullrich

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin
2900-500 Burrard St.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

 Email
 604-631-4815
 604-631-3232
China
2024-2027

Jason Lu

River Delta Law Firm
Taikang Insurance Building, No. 429 North Nanquan Road, 17F, Suite 01-02A, Pudong New District
Shanghai, Shanghai, China

 Email
 +86 21 5888 3253 Ext. 818
 86 021 - 5888 3251
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
2023-2026

Fred Kan

Fred Kan & Co.
Suite 3104-6, 31/F Central Plaza18 Harbour Road
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 Email
 852-2598-1318
 852-2588-1318
India
2020-2026

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
2023-2026

Abadi Abi Tisnadisastra

ATD Law in Association with Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Treasury Tower 2F, SCBD, Lot 28 District 8. Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-43, Senayan, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan
DKI Jakarta, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia

 Email
 811183700
Japan
2024-2027

Hiroyuki Tezuka

Partner, Nishimura & Asahi (Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo)
3-5-3-803 AZABUDAI
Tokyo, 13, Japan

 Email
 +818090424507
 81-3-6250-7200
Korea
2023-2026

Yong-Jae Chang

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

 Email
 +822 772 4000
 +822 772 4001
Malaysia
2023-2026

Kumar Kanagasabai

Skrine
Unit No. 50-8-1, 8th Floor, Wisma UOA Damansara, 50 Jalan Dungun Damansara Heights, 50490
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia

 Email
 60-3-2081 3734
 603-20943211
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
2024-2027

Mohammad Fazil Bharucha

Bharucha & Co.
F-7/1, Block 8, KDA Scheme 5
Kehkashan Clifton
Karachi 75600
Pakistan

Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

 Email
 +92 21 3537 9544-47
 +92 21 3537 9557-58
Philippines
2022-2025

Emerico De Guzman

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

 Email
 +632-88308000
 +632-84037007
Singapore
2023-2026

Kirindeep Singh

Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP
80 Raffles Place #33-00 UOB Plaza 1
Singapore, Singapore , Singapore

 Email
 +65 62252626
 +65 65572522
Switzerland
2020-2026

Urs Zenhäusern

Baker & McKenzie Zurich
Holbeinstrasse 30
Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

 Email
 +41443841414
 +41443841284
Taiwan
2024-2027

Monica Meng-Ju Wang

Formosa Transnational Attorneys at Law
13F, Lotus Building, 136 Jen Ai Road, Section 3
Daan District, Taipei City, Taiwan

 Email
 +886227557366
 +886227088435
Thailand
2022-2025

Pimvimol ("June ") Vipamaneerut

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

 Email
 66-2056-5555
 66-2056-5678
United Kingdom
2024-2027

Kushal Gandhi

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place78 Cannon StreetLondonEC4N 6AF
London, London, United Kingdom

 Email
 +44 20 7367 3000
 +44 20 7367 2000
United States
2024-2027

Taisuke Kimoto

Covington & Burling LLP
1999 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, California, United States

 Email
 1-424-332-4794
Vietnam
2023-2026

Diep Hoang

Dilinh Legal
3F Broadway C, 150 Nguyen Luong Bang street, District 7
Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 Email
 00842862983778
 00842862983779

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
2024-2027

Zhengzhi Wang

Beijing Globe-Law Law Firm (Globe-Law)
9/F, Tower C, Zhaotai International Center,No.3 Chaowai West Street, Chaoyang District
Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

 Email
 +8610 84512800
 +8610 84512790
Europe
2023-2026

Frederique David

Harlay Avocats
83, Boulevard Haussmann
Paris, France, France

 Email
 +33 (0)1 45 01 45 01
 +33 (0)1 45 01 45 00
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
2023-2026

Luciano Ojea Quintana

Marval O'Farrell Mairal
Av. Leandro N. Alem 882
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 Email
 54-9-11-5848-4792
 54-11-4310-0200
Osaka
2024-2027

Nae Iijima

Dojima Law Office
Irisho Yagi Bldg. 2-3-9 Kitahama, Chuo-ku,
Osaka, Osaka, Japan

 Email
 81-6-6201-0361
 81-6-6201-0362
USA
2024-2026

Christopher Kao

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Four Embarcadero Center, 22nd Floor
San Francisco, CA, United States

 Email
 1-415-983-1159

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
2021-2025

Benjamin Smith

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

 Email
 +61 2 9921 8888
East Asia
2021-2025

Song Dihuang

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

 Email
 86-10-5639 9688
 86-10-5639 9699
Hawaii & N Pacific Islands
2024-2026

Shimpei Oki

Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel
999 Bishop Street Suite 1600
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

 Email
 8085475600
 8084111268
Middle East
2021-2025

Mohammed R Alsuwaidi

Alsuwaidi & Company LLC
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
2021-2025

Sylvette Young Tankiang

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

 Email
 63-2-8988-6088
 63-2-988-6000

IPBA Past Presidents

2022-2024
Immediate Past 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

2020-2022

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 21 933 746
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

not applicable
5/F United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong
Hong Kong, not applicable, Hong Kong

 Email
 852-94924261
2014-2015

William Scott

CI Investments Inc.
15 York Street, 8th 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

Bird & Bird
Level 22
25 Martin Place
Sydney, NSW, Australia

 Email
  +61 2 9226 9821
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

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

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
Immediate Past 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
President

Miyuki Ishiguro

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

 Email
 81-3-6889-7141
 81-3-6889-8141
Member
Secretary-General

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