Asia Pacific

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Dr. Ammara Farooq Malik

Chair, GAIL Asia Pacific

Founding Principal Attorney, AFMalik Law- Attorneys & International Development Consultants


Dr. Ammara Farooq Malik is a Pakistani corporate and impact lawyer, international social entrepreneur and international development expert with over 23 years of professional experience across various multidisciplinary sectors such as academia, Law, social entrepreneurship, international development, gender and green infrastructure development.

She is Founder of the Seplaa Group (CEO of Seplaa Canada, Seplaa Enterprises-Pakistan, AFMalik Law, SEPLAA Foundation and Impact World Press). As Founder Principal Attorney of AFMalik Law- Attorneys & International Development Consultants, she is also the first impact lawyer of Pakistan focusing on the integration of ESG (Environment, Sustainability & Governance) clauses in companies’ legal compliance documents and has created the 5 Cog Wheels for Sustainable Business Strategy Tool for impact law, impact investing and policy integration in impact businesses for a transdisciplinary holistic approach towards development.

She has presented as a legal, gender, climate change and social enterprise expert at international conferences at UNESCO (Kazakhstan), CGA New York University (USA), University of Kent (UK), International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development-ICIMOD (Nepal), Asia Pacific Adaptation Network’s Climate Change Adaptation Forum (Colombo and Manila), Hollings Centre for International Development (Maldives & Turkey) and the Asian Development Bank (Singapore).  She is a US World Learning IVLP Alumna, Former Chairperson of the Lahore High Court Bar Association Committee on ‘Climate change, Infrastructure, Gender & SE Laws’ and is presently the Co- Lead for the ICIMOD Nepal Technical Working Group for ‘Data Analysis’ for Climate change adaptation’s scientific research in the Upper Indus Basin.

Brian Tang

Founding Executive Director, LITE Lab at Hong Kong University

Hong Kong

Dr Joseph Chun

Partner, Shook Lin & Bok


Giana Lin

Partner, Fuguan Law


Jon Cheung

Partner, Prolegis Lawyers


Michael Ryland

Director, Centre for Social Finance Law


Phillippa Wilkie

Special Counsel, Chapman Tripp

New Zealand

Sotaro Hotta

Associate, Nishimura & Asahi


Steven Moe

Partner, Parry Field Lawyers Limited

New Zealand

Takahisa Watanabe

Senior Associate, Nishimura & Asahi


Tze-Wei Ng

Associate, Stephenson Harwood

Hong Kong

Vivien Teu

Partner and Head of Asset Management & ESG, Dentons Hong Kong LLP

Hong Kong