AiADR is the first not-for-profit member-based Asian centre for ADR development, dedicated to promoting the practice of ADR through affordable and accessible education and development of the profession across the continent and its neighbours. Through spreading awareness, networking, and inclusive think-tanks, we support the economy as a whole through swift and private settlement of disputes.
AiADR aims to serve as a platform for members in converging international practices, building capacity, and providing opportunities for all stakeholders of the economy in resolving disputes and seeing projects and investments through – with a special focus on emerging Asian and African economies.
Most institutions today are either national, or regional centric – often placing lesser emphasis on frontier markets and the cultural nuances of doing business and resolving consequential disputes. Another factor typically overlooked where global ADR development is concerned is the spending capacity of professionals, both young and experienced. This not only hinders wider participation in ADR development, but also precludes this demographic from gaining the qualifications and experience they and their economies deserve.
As Asia and Africa become the motors of our world’s economic growth, AiADR aims to accelerate the shift of commercial focus to the East, particularly with the advent of the Belt & Road initiative which is set to connect Asia, Africa and parts of Europe through large land and sea infrastructure development.
Datuk Professor Sundra Rajoo is the Director of AIAC and President of AiADR. After obtaining his first honours degree in Housing, Building and Planning from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang in 1979, he started work with Central Bank of Malaysia. He then proceeded to Australia and obtained two professional degrees in Architecture and Town Planning.
Datuk Rajoo’s roll of honour includes being Founding President of the Society of Construction Law, Malaysia and the Past President of the Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Grouping (APRAG), which is a federation of nearly 40 arbitral institutions in the Asia Pacific region. He is Past Worldwide President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a member of the Monetary Penalty Review Committee under the Financial Services Act 2013. He is also the past President of the Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Grouping (APRAG), which is a federation of nearly 40 arbitral institutions in the Asia Pacific region. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Law Faculty of University of Malaya, Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Built Environment, University of Technology Malaysia and past Visiting Professor at the Law Faculty, National University of Malaysia
Datuk Rajoo has been appointed as the Chairman of the ADNDRC effective 1st January 2017 and has also been appointed as the Deputy Chairman of Adjudicatory Chamber of FIFA’s Independent Ethics Committee.
Datuk Rajoo is a Chartered Arbitrator and an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He is also a Professional Architect and Registered Town Planner. He has had numerous appointments as arbitrator either as chairman, co-arbitrator of three-man panels and sole arbitrator in international and domestic arbitrations.
Dato’ Quek Ngee Meng
Dato’ Quek is the Director of Malaysia-China Business Council and Vice President at AiADR. He is also the managing partner of Halim Hong & Quek. He is regularly sought by major developers, multi-national companies and financial institutions for advice and representation. He has represented major developers and completed sale and purchase transactions and loan documentations for urban and township development, as well as several mixed commercial and residential developments.
He also advises financial institutions on all matters pertaining to financing transactions, from preparation to completion of loan documentations for corporate financing, Islamic financing, commercial facilities, property financing and refinancing arrangements.
Due to his vast experience in the corporate and commercial area, multi-national companies for strategic advice in investment plans as well as preparation and review of agreements and contracts for cross border investments.