Prime Finance adds experts to disputes panel

Financial services dispute resolution organisation Prime Finance has appointed 10 senior lawyers and finance professionals to its panel of experts.

The Hague-based Panel of Recognised International Market Experts (Prime) in Finance now has 92 experts on its list, with over 2,500 years of collective market and legal experience.

The newly appointed experts include three magic circle lawyers. Allen & Overy partner Zoltán Lengyel, who heads the firm’s Hungarian corporate team, and Victor De Serière, an Amsterdam of counsel, both join the panel alongside Linklaters’ Asian derivatives and structured products head Chin Chong Liew.

Other appointees include James Spigelman QC, the former chief justice and lieutenant governor of New South Wales in Australia and an arbitrator at One Essex Court, and International Monetary Fund Administrative Tribunal judge Andres Rigo Sureda, who was previously deputy general counsel at the World Bank.

Prime Finance chair Jeffrey Golden said the organisation was aiming to establish a panel consisting of experts from a diverse and broad-based background.

The appointees:

Sharon Brown-Hruska, vice president in the securities and finance practice at NERA Economic Consulting; former commissioner and acting chairman of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission; former member of the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets; former assistant professor of finance at George Mason University.

John Hull, Maple Financial Professor of Derivatives and Risk Management at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Mohamad Akram Laldin, executive director of the International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance; visiting assistant professor at the University of Sharjah; member of Bank Negara Malaysia Shari’ah Advisory Council; member of the HSBC Amanah Global Shari’ah Advisory Board; chairman of Islamic Advisory Board of HSBC Insurance Singapore; member of the Shari’ah Advisory Council of the International Islamic Financial Market Bahrain; committee member of the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Institutions Association for Shari’ah Standards; member of the board of studies of the Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, International Islamic University Malaysia.

Zoltán Lengyel, partner at Allen & Overy Budapest; co-author of the Hungarian netting and collateral opinions for the International Swaps and Derivatives Association; member of the advisory board for the Capital Markets Law Journal.

Chin Chong Liew, partner at Linklaters Hong Kong, head of derivatives and structured products, Asia; legal advisor to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association in Asia since 1997; co-author, Hong Kong Derivatives: Law & Practice.

Rene Mouchotte, non-executive director and senior advisor to Traccr; non-executive director of Banque AIG and member of its audit committee; non-executive director and former chairman of EuroTitrisation; former board member of the International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers; former managing director and global head of securitisation at Credit Agricole Indosuez.

Leslie Rahl, founder and managing partner of Capital Market Risk Advisors; former co-head of Citibank’s Derivatives Group in North America; former director of the International Swap Dealers Association; former chair of the International Association of Financial Engineers; former director of Fannie Mae.

Victor De Serière, of counsel at Allen & Overy Amsterdam; professor of securities laws at Radboud University.

James Spigelman QC, chair of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation; former chief justice of New South Wales and lieutenant governor of New South Wales; former acting solicitor general of New South Wales.

Andres Rigo Sureda, judge on the International Monetary Fund Administrative Tribunal; former acting vice president and deputy general counsel, World Bank.

For more on Prime Finance check out our March special report.