Appointments Committee

Appointments Committee

The Appointments Committee is mandated by the HKIAC Council primarily to: (1) appoint and confirm arbitrators, emergency arbitrators, mediators and experts; (2) determine the number of arbitrators; (3) fix the costs of the arbitration; and (4) review and admit members to HKIAC’s panels and list of arbitrators. The work of the Appointments Committee is subject to the supervision of the HKIAC Council.

NamePositionExternal Position
Ing Loong YANGChairpersonPartner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Christopher BOOG

Committee MemberPartner, Schellenberg Wittmer
John COCKCommittee MemberArchitect, Arbitrator, Director, On Q Consulting
Byung-Woo IMCommittee MemberPartner, Kim & Chang
Chie NAKAHARACommittee MemberPartner, Nishimura & Asahi
Huawei SUNCommittee MemberPartner, Zhong Lun Law Firm
Robert C. TANG GBM, SBS, KC, SC, JPCommittee MemberArbitrator, Non-Permanent Judge Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal
Winnie TAM SBS, SC, JP Committee MemberSenior Counsel, Des Voeux Chambers
Thomas WALSHCommittee MemberPartner, Clifford Chance
David W. RIVKINEx-officio Member 
(HKIAC Chairperson)
Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Rimsky YUEN GBM, SC, JPEx-officio Member
(HKIAC Chairperson)
Senior Counsel, Temple Chambers


A member of the Appointments Committee may not be appointed by HKIAC as an arbitrator in any arbitration during their term of office. A member’s designation as arbitrator by a party in an arbitration may be confirmed by HKIAC.

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