JuDr Ing. Marek Bocanek LL.M

Principal Consultant

JuDr (Financial Law), LL.M (Corporate Law), Ing. (Financial Markets), Mgr. (Legal Studies), Bc. (Management), CAMS

PhD. (Financial Law) – PhD. Candidate

DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) – Doctorate Candidate

Dr Marek Bocanek has been in the forex, payments, financial industry for over 10 years and manages a team of several payment specialists in the Czech Republic who are responsible for building and maintaining relationships with credible banking partners, payment processors and agents around the world to help serve clients in the online trading business.

Dr Bocanek is also a legal advisor for an outsourcing company specialised in providing services to online trading brokers and fintech companies. He has held various roles as an analyst, writer, commentator and trader on various financial markets including Forex, Cryptocurrencies and US equities.

Dr Bocanek also lectures at the Department of Financial Law at Law Faculty of Masaryk University, focused on the topics of AML, compliance, payments industry and capital markets.

Dr Bocanek is a Doctor of Law having completed his thesis on financial law with a focus on “Regulation and taxation of virtual currencies in the EU countries“. He also has a Master of Law specialising in financial law, another Master of Law in Legal Studies and holds a Masters of Finance with the title of Inzenyr (Engineer) of Finance. He is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. Currently, he is in the midst of completing his PhD. in Financial Law and a Doctorate in Business Administration.

Vimala Chandrarajan

Consultant

LL.B (Hons), United Kingdom

Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

Vimala Chandrarajan is a Singapore qualified lawyer who spent the last ten years in the legal industry specializing in AML/CFT compliance. She has local and international FinTech and AML/CFT regulatory compliance experience. Vimala has also regulator experience having worked for the Ministry of Law and the Law Society of Singapore where she actively contributed towards some of Singapore’s AML/CFT laws and regulatory compliance.

In her over ten years of experience, Vimala has overseen legal, risk, regulatory and AML/CFT compliance matters at a holistic and multi-jurisdictional level including setting and preparing internal governance policies and procedures. She oversees regulatory license requirements in various jurisdictions including AML/CFT requirements for the setting up of payment service providers, electronic money institutions, MSOs, cryptocurrency solutions and related payment services setups. Vimala’s scope of work covers compliance with international and local anti-money laundering, cryptocurrency, company and corporate, financial sector, tax, banking and other related laws.

Vimala is also an AML auditor, has drafted AML reports for submission to international bodies such as FATF and OECD. Vimala has led the AML, Practice Management, Professional Conduct, and Solicitor Accounts Rules modules of the compulsory Law Society’s Legal Practice Management Course which all Partners and Directors of law practices in Singapore are mandatorily required to attend.

Vimala Chandrarajan

Consultant

LL.B (Hons), United Kingdom

Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

Vimala Chandrarajan is a Singapore qualified lawyer who spent the last ten years in the legal industry specializing in AML/CFT compliance. She has local and international FinTech and AML/CFT regulatory compliance experience. Vimala has also regulator experience having worked for the Ministry of Law and the Law Society of Singapore where she actively contributed towards some of Singapore’s AML/CFT laws and regulatory compliance.

In her over ten years of experience, Vimala has overseen legal, risk, regulatory and AML/CFT compliance matters at a holistic and multi-jurisdictional level including setting and preparing internal governance policies and procedures. She oversees regulatory license requirements in various jurisdictions including AML/CFT requirements for the setting up of payment service providers, electronic money institutions, MSOs, cryptocurrency solutions and related payment services setups. Vimala’s scope of work covers compliance with international and local anti-money laundering, cryptocurrency, company and corporate, financial sector, tax, banking and other related laws.

Vimala is also an AML auditor, has drafted AML reports for submission to international bodies such as FATF and OECD. Vimala has led the AML, Practice Management, Professional Conduct, and Solicitor Accounts Rules modules of the compulsory Law Society’s Legal Practice Management Course which all Partners and Directors of law practices in Singapore are mandatorily required to attend.

Tariq Khan

Consultant

LL.B (Hons), Advocate & Solicitor (India)

Forbes Top Individual Lawyers (India)

BW’s Youngest Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer

Featured in Fortune 500 (India)

Tariq Khan is enlisted in the Forbes Legal Powerlist, 2020-2021 as one of the top individual lawyers. Youngest BW (Business World) Legal 40 under 40, 2020. Featured in Fortune 500 (India) magazine (Special Issue, 2017-2018) for authoring the best seller book ‘On the Rise’ published by Universal Law Publishing (an imprint of Lexis Nexis). Recognized as an arbitration Expert by SCCOnline. Qualified to the conference round of Judge Advocate General, Indian Army.

Skilled in international and domestic arbitrations, MSME disputes, writs, commercial, employment, insolvency and bankruptcy laws. Represented some of the biggest global players in various disputes including construction, supply, joint venture, oil & gas, infrastructure and renewable energy space. Also, represented leading domestic players in high-stake project disputes involving issues relating to defective works, breach of contract, loss of profits, liquidated damages, prolongation, escalation, delay, indemnities and illegal termination of contract.

Handled arbitrations under SIAC (Singapore International Arbitration Centre) Rules, ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) Rules, DIAC (Delhi International Arbitration Centre) Rules, ICA (Indian Council of Arbitration) Rules etc.

Experienced in handling arbitration related litigation like appointment of arbitrators, injunctions, interim reliefs, removal and substitution of arbitrators, challenging of arbitral awards, enforcement of awards etc. in various courts of India.

Frequently invited to speak in various law conferences and events by domestic bar associations, law schools, alternative dispute resolution centres amongst other organizations. Teaching arbitration as a guest faculty for the past six years in some of the prominent law schools of India. Have more than 50 publications to my credit in various journals, magazines and popular legal news portals.

Annabel Rozario

Consultant

LL.B, BSc. (Psychology) (Australia), LL.M (Singapore)

Advocate & Solicitor (Western Australia)

Annabel Rozario is an Australian lawyer currently living in France. She has legal experience in Australia and Singapore in criminal and commercial law, legal automation software and has conducted legal research with a focus on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and smart technology.

Annabel graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and a Bachelor of Laws, and from the National University of Singapore with a Master of International Business Law.

Annabel Rozario

Consultant

LL.B, BSc. (Psychology) (Australia), LL.M (Singapore)

Advocate & Solicitor (Western Australia)

Annabel Rozario is an Australian lawyer currently living in France. She has legal experience in Australia and Singapore in criminal and commercial law, legal automation software and has conducted legal research with a focus on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and smart technology.

Annabel graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and a Bachelor of Laws, and from the National University of Singapore with a Master of International Business Law.

Dr. Kishore Kumar Pahuja

Consultant

PhD (Behavioural Finance)

Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

Arbitrator, Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation

Dr K K Pahuja, is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India since 1985. He has a vast experience in various industries in both Singapore and India in accounting, auditing, company law and secretarial and tax-related matters.

Kishore runs a well-established Chartered Accounting practice in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India where he services both local and international clients. Besides carrying out the audit and assurance functions he also offers consultancy in Company Law matters, GST, Corporate Social Responsibility, International Taxation, Direct Taxes, IFRS and Ind AS matters.

Kishore is also registered as an Arbitrator with the Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation. His registration as Insolvency Professional is under process.

Due to his avid interest in learning and teaching, Kishore has trained hundreds of upcoming chartered accountancy students across various disciplines like leadership, work-readiness for new graduates, professional communication, and other soft skills required for a young professional to succeed.

Kishore has served as the president of the local tax bar charitable society as well the secretary of the local tax bar association in Udaipur and played an instrumental role in organising state-wide GST awareness workshops to help businesses accept and implement the relatively new GST laws in India.

In addition, Kishore is an ardent social worker and strives to serve his community by organising regular health camps, food distribution camps, blood donation camps to help improve his city’s well being.

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