SIAC Announces The Appointment Of New Head (North East Asia).

Legal News & Analysis - Asia Pacific - Singapore - Dispute Resolution

3 May, 2019


The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is pleased to announce that Ms Michele Park Sonen has been appointed  to the position of Head (North East Asia). Ms Sonen succeeds Ms Seah Lee who has left SIAC to pursue other career opportunities.


As Head (North East Asia), Michele will be based in Seoul, South Korea, and will oversee SIAC’s activities in South Korea and Japan.


Prior to joining SIAC, Michele worked in the international dispute resolution practice of a leading law firm in Seoul, where she focused on international commercial arbitration. Ms Sonen is qualified as an attorney in the United States, and she previously served as law clerk to a federal appeals court judge and a federal district court judge in the United States.


Ms Lim Seok Hui, CEO of SIAC, said, “We are delighted to welcome Michele to the SIAC team. Her experience in both common law and civil law jurisdictions will allow her to bring a very useful perspective as she discharges her duties. We look forward to working with Michele to deepen and broaden our engagement with key stakeholders in the international arbitration community in South Korea and Japan.