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Asia Pacific Centre for Arbitration & Mediation Foundation (Corporate Identity Number U93000KL2020NPL064649) (APCAM) is an international ADR centre formed jointly by many arbitration and mediation centres from the Asia-Pacific countries.

APCAM is registered as a Section 8 company, under the Indian Companies Act and is administered by a Governing Board, comprising of members nominated by the promoter centres from each country. The Governing Board of APCAM is guided by an International Advisory Board comprising of eminent jurists from the region.

Governing Board:

The administration of APCAM is done by an independent Governing Board comprising of nominee Board members from each constituent institutions, who are some of the best arbitrators, mediators or ADR professionals from the Asia-Pacific region. The Board is also supported by a team of experienced lawyers, ADR professionals and academics from diverse jurisdictions, under different Committees. The participation of such experts provides APCAM with international expertise and insight into developments in ADR practice worldwide. The term of the Governing Board shall be two years.

The Present Governing Board is as follows:

Mr. Anil Xavier, President IIAM, India
Datuk Kuthubul Zaman Bukhari, Co-Chairman MIMC, Malaysia
Ms. Siu Wing Yee Sylvia JP, Immediate Past President HKIArb, Hong Kong
Mr. Fahmi Shahab, Director, PMN, Indonesia
Secretary General
Mr. Pasit Asawawattanaporn, Managing Director THAC, Thailand
Dr. Francis Law, Chairman HKIMC, Hong Kong
Ms. Delcy Lagones de Anglim, Director ADRC, Australia
Mr. Matrika Niraula, General Secretary NIAC, Nepal
Prof. Nohyoung Park, Chairman, KIMC, Republic of Korea
Ms. Iram Majid, Director IIAM, India
Executive Director

Advisory Board:

APCAM also has an Advisory Board, comprising of the most experienced and credible names from diverse jurisdictions around the globe. They guide the Institution on procedural and ethical aspects concerning ADR. Each constituent member nominates an Advisory Board member representing their country. The Advisory Board includes former Chief Justices or Judges of the highest court of the country, reputed Academics or Senior Lawyers actively involved in the field of arbitration, mediation or other ADR options, or distinguished professionals having rendered outstanding service in the field of ADR.

The Present Advisory Board is as follows:

Mr. Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah, Former Chief Justice of India
Mr. Justice Madan B. Lokur, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India
Mr. Justice Tun Zaki Bin Mohammed Azmi, Former Chief Justice of Malaysia
Prof. Hon. Clyde Croft, Former Judge, Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia
Mr. Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung, Former Secretary for Justice of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Prof. Dr. Mieke Komar, Former Justice, Supreme Court of the Republic of Indonesia
Mr. Phongthep Thepkanjana, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Chief Judge, Thailand
Mr. Justice Keshari Raj Pandit, Former Chief Judge, High Court of Nepal
Mr. Justice Ambeng Kandakasi, Deputy Chief Justice, National and Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea
Prof. Justice Chang-fa Lo, Former Justice, Constitutional Court of ROC (Taiwan)
Mr. Justice O-Gon Kwon, Former Judge, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and President, Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court.

APCAM Committees:

All the APCAM Centres maintain a panel of skilled and experienced mediators and arbitrators from diverse jurisdictions, based on domain knowledge and expertise in various sectors, trade and industry. For maintaining high standards, the criteria for inclusion of neutrals on panels are made stringent with intricate accreditation norms, including continuous follow-up of records on performance of neutrals with feedback and review mechanisms.

The APCAM Arbitration & Mediation Rules also maintain unique features and innovations providing maximum flexibility to parties and ensure maximum efficacy in arbitration and mediation proceedings, aiding resolution of disputes quickly and economically. The APCAM Rules are regularly updated to ensure maximum efficacy. Practice notes / guidance notes are regularly issued to promote professionalism and quality in the processes.

APCAM maintains permanent Committees comprising of experienced lawyers, ADR professionals and academics from diverse jurisdictions. The Committees provide APCAM with international expertise and insight into developments in ADR practice worldwide.

APCAM Accreditation Committee (Arbitration)

Dr. Rajesh Sharma, Australia (IIAM)
Dr. JoĆ£o Ribeiro-Bidaoui, The Hague
Independent Member
Dr. Mukti Rijal, Nepal (NIAC)

APCAM Accreditation Committee (Mediation)

Ms. Irena Vanenkova, Russia
Ms. Nachammai Kumarappan, Malaysia (MIMC)
Mr. Tri Harnowo, Indonesia (PMN)

APCAM Rules Committee

Datuk Kuthubul Zaman Bukhari, Malaysia (MMC)
Dr. Francis Law, Hong Kong (HKIMC)
Ms. Kyongwha Chung, Republic of Korea (KIMC)


The institutional member that nominated the APCAM Chairman shall serve as the APCAM Secretariat. The term of office for the Secretariat shall follow the term of the APCAM Chairman.