Complaints Against Arbitrators
Guidelines in relation to Complaints against an Arbitrator on HKIAC's Panel or List of Arbitrators.
If any person is dissatisfied with the conduct of an arbitrator included on HKIAC's Panel or List of Arbitrators and wishes to lodge a complaint, the complaint should be made in writing and addressed to the Secretary-General of HKIAC (the Complaint). If a Complaint is received, the HKIAC Secretariat shall acknowledge receipt of the Complaint and forward the Complaint to the Appointments Committee.
The Appointments Committee, having reviewed the written Complaint, shall decide if it is necessary to seek the comments of the arbitrator against whom the complaint is made (the Arbitrator). If the Appointments Committee decides to seek the Arbitrator's comments, the Secretary-General shall notify the Arbitrator, in writing, that the Complaint has been made, and request that the Arbitrator submit in writing within fourteen (14) days, or any other period so specified, of the notification by the Secretary-General, any comments the Arbitrator might wish to make in response to the Complaint. As soon as possible after receipt of the Arbitrator's comments, the Secretary-General shall forward same to the Appointments Committee.
The Appointments Committee will decide whether the Complaint is justified and whether or not the Arbitrator shall be removed from HKIAC's Panel or List of Arbitrators.
The Appointments Committee has no obligation to give reasons for any decision it makes in respect of a complaint against an arbitrator on HKIAC's Panel or List of Arbitrators. All decisions made by the Appointments Committee are final and, to the extent permitted by any applicable law, not subject to appeal.
In addition, if the Appointments Committee is, or becomes, aware of any information which calls into question the listing of any arbitrator included on HKIAC's Panel or List of Arbitrators, the Appointments Committee may at any time review that listing and determine whether or not that arbitrator should be removed from the Panel or List.