Camilla is an arbitration lawyer (qualifying in London in 2004) and was a senior associate in the Ashurst Singapore disputes team until 2012. She moved to Singapore in 2008. Camilla was Deputy Registrar at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) in 2012/2013. Camilla joined CIArb in June 2015 as Director for Asia Pacific.
She has extensive experience in international arbitration and specifically in construction and commercial disputes. She was seconded to a Japanese trading company, working on various projects throughout APAC. She also has mediation experience.
Camilla is responsible for overseeing the strategic development of CIArb in Asia Pacific. Camilla works closely with the active branch network in the region in the delivery of member and educational services. Camilla is committed to the growth of ADR and to its enormous benefits. Camilla is a CIArb tutor and regularly teaches on CIArb courses.
Simon Petch is a partner in the finance team of Watson Farley & Williams LLP, Singapore, specialising in the maritime sector. He advises banks and other financial institutions, owners and operators on all aspects of maritime finance, ship and offshore asset operations, and restructuring and work-outs.
Simon trained and practised at Sinclair, Roche & Temperley in London before moving to Greece in 1997 with Stephenson Harwood to assist with setting up their Piraeus office. Simon joined Watson Farley & Williams in 2006 and relocated to Singapore in 2012.
Simon also worked for a number of years in the yachting sector as a delivery skipper. He is also an Ambassador for the Sailor's Society.