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The HKIAC Secretariat is comprised of legal and administrative staff of diverse nationalities who can work in multiple languages (English, Mandarin, Cantonese, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, and Swedish). The Secretariat is divided into three teams: arbitration; alternative dispute resolution (or ADR) which focuses on mediation, adjudication and domain name dispute resolution; and business development, marketing and events. 

HKIAC’s legal staff are highly qualified individuals admitted in both civil and common law jurisdictions with experience in international commercial, investment, and inter-State arbitration. HKIAC’s legal staff are available for appointment as tribunal secretaries. For more information, click here.

Sarah Grimmer

Ling Yang
Deputy Secretary-General & Chief Representative (Shanghai Office)

Wesley Pang
Managing Counsel

Joe Liu
Managing Counsel
Karen Tan
Business Development Director

Kiran Sanghera
Business Development Deputy Director
Ziyi Huang
Deputy Counsel


Othmane Benlafkih
Deputy Counsel
Michelle Shi
Deputy Counsel
Carlotta Bruessel
Deputy Counsel
Filip Nordlund
Deputy Counsel
Carrie Shang
ADR Counsel
Sam Wei
ADR Case Manager
Mandy Wong
ADR Case Manager
Debbie Chong
Operations Officer
Kirti Ladharam
Marketing & Events Executive
Hermione Lam
Marketing & Events Coordinator
Ann Yim
Steven Wu
IT Executive
Jason Ip
IT Support/Technician Officer
Isabelly Lai
Administrative Officer
Amelia Szeto
Administrative Officer
Billie Dun
Administrative Officer
Susan Mui
Reo Woo
Kat Shum
Office Assistant

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