Education & Qualifications
LL.M., Cambridge University
LL.B. / BA (Criminology), Victoria University of Wellington
Sarah Grimmer is Secretary-General of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. She was formerly Senior Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) where she acted as registrar in several inter-State arbitrations under the Law of the Sea Convention and served as tribunal secretary in multiple investment treaty arbitrations and contract-based claims.
Prior to joining the PCA, Sarah served as Assistant Counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris. She was also a member of the international arbitration group at Shearman & Sterling LLP in Paris, prior to which she worked in private practice in Auckland. In 2015, Sarah was appointed to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon Disciplinary Board. She is a member of the ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages (2016), ICCA Publications Committee (2015), the IBA Investment Arbitration Subcommittee (2014), New Zealand ICC Arbitration Committee (2014), and the IBA Arb40 Steering Committee (2013).
‘Constituting the Tribunal and Challenging its Member: Due Process Issues and Concerns; ICCA Congress Series No. 19 (forthcoming)
‘The Determination of Arbitrator Challenges by the Secretary-General of the PCA’ in C. Giorgetti (ed), Challenges and Recusal of Judges and Arbitrators in International Courts and Tribunals, Martinus Nijoff/Brill, 2015
‘Pro Bono in International Proceedings at the Permanent Court of Arbitration’, IBA Pro Bono Committee News, September 2015, No. 3
‘Investment arbitration: issue conflicts and non-pecuniary remedies’, Report on session of the Arbitration Committee at the IBA Annual Conference in Tokyo, 24 October 2014, IBA Newsletter
‘The Expanded Role of the Appointing Authority under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 2010’, 28 Journal of International Arbitration 5 (2011) 501.
‘The Permanent Court of Arbitration and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules: Current Interaction and Future Perspectives’, in Arbitraje Internaciónal y Resolucion Alternativa de Controversias de Documentos de Trabajo del Instituto Universitario de Estudios Europeos, Número 5/2009