Panel of Emergency Arbitrators

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The HKIAC Panel of Emergency Arbitrators comprises members who have substantial experience as arbitrator and have confirmed their willingness to act as emergency arbitrator under Schedule 4 of the 2013 HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules.

NameAffiliated OrganizationNationalityPlace of ResidenceCV
Alastair HendersonHerbert Smith Freehills LLPBritishSingapore
Andrew AglionbyArbitration Chambers Hong Kong; JAMSBritishUnited Kingdom
Andrew RobertsonPiper AldermanAustralianAustralia
Anthony Rogers QC BritishHong Kong
Benjamin HughesSeoul National  University School of LawAmericanSouth Korea
Benny LoDes Voeux ChambersBritish/Hong KongHong Kong
Bertha Cooper-RousseauRousseau & Cooper Law FirmBahamianThe Bahamas
Charles Manzoni QC SCTemple ChambersBritishHong Kong
Charles Stevens AmericanUSA
Chiann BaoArbitration Chambers Hong KongAmericanHong Kong
Christopher Moger QCArbitration Chambers Hong Kong; 4 Pump Court  TempleBritishUnited Kingdom
Damien LaracyLaracy & Co.New ZealandHong Kong
David Bateson39 Essex ChambersBritishSingapore
David Kreider American/
New Zealander
Hong Kong/
New Zealand
David RivkinDebevoise & Plimpton LLPAmericanUSA
Doak BishopKing & SpaldingAmericanUSA
Doreen Le Pichon BritishHong Kong
Douglas Stephen ClarkRouseAustralianHong Kong
Edna SussmanSussmanADR LLCAmericanUSA
Elliot PolebaumFried FrankAmericanUSA
Gavan Griffith QCEssex Court Chambers; Owen Dixon ChambersAustralianAustralia
Gavin DentonArbitration Chambers Hong Kong; Arbitration AsiaAustralianHong Kong
Hew Dundas BritishUnited Kingdom
Hilary Heilbron QCBrick Court ChambersBritishUnited Kingdom
Hop DangAllensVietnameseVietnam
Jean KalickiArbitration Chambers Hong KongAmericanUSA
Jeffrey WAINCYMERNational University of SingaporeAustraliaSingapore
Jennifer KirbyKirby ArbitrationBritish/AmericanFrance
Jingzhou TaoArbitration Chambers Hong KongFrenchChina
John Tackaberry QC39 Essex ChambersIrishUnited Kingdom
John WrightGoodman Derrick LLP; John Wright ADR LimitedBritishUnited Kingdom
Jose-Antonio MaurelletDes Voeux ChambersFrenchHong Kong
Joseph MatthewsColson Hicks EidsonAmericanUSA
Julian Lew QC20 Essex StreetBritishUnited Kingdom
Kim RooneyGilt ChambersAustralianHong Kong
Kwok Kit CheungDeaconsHong KongHong Kong
Laurent LévyLévy Kaufmann-KohlerBrazilian/SwissSwitzerland
Marc J. GOLDSTEINMJG Arbitration & MediationAmericanUSA
Mary ThomsonPacific ChambersBritishHong Kong
Michael Lee20 Essex CourtBritishSingapore
Michael TonkinHill International, Inc.BritishUAE
Ming Tai Yeung Hong KongHong Kong
Ning FeiHui Zhong Law FirmChineseChina
Patrick NortonArbitration Chambers Hong Kong, Law Offices of Patrick M. NortonAmericanUSA
Paulo FohlinMagnussonSwedishHong Kong
Peter Thorp New ZealanderFrance
Phillip RompotisPrince’s ChambersAustralianHong Kong
Rashda Rana SC6 St James’ Hall ChambersAustralian/BritishAustralia
Raymond LeungC & L Holdings Ltd.Hong KongHong Kong
Robert DavidsonJAMSAmericanUSA
Robert LambertClifford ChanceBritishUnited Kingdom
Robert Merkin QCUniversity of Exeter Law SchoolBritishUnited Kingdom
Sabine KonradMorgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP   GermanGermany
Sandor SchickSchick & Associates LLCSingaporean/AmericanSingapore
Sir Bernard Eder QCEssex Court ChambersBritishUnited Kingdom
Sophie Nappert3 Verulam BuildingsCanadian/BritishUnited Kingdom
Steven Y.H. LIMCMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLPSingaporeanSingapore
Stuart Isaacs QCKing & SpaldingBritishUnited Kingdom
Sumeet KachwahaKachwaha & PartnersIndianIndia
Ted HowesMayer Brown LLPAmericanUSA
Thomas LeeSir Oswald Cheung’s ChambersAustralianHong Kong
Veijo Heiskanen QCLaliveFinnishSwitzerland
Wei Mun ChangRaja Darryl & LohMalaysianMalaysia
William M.F. WongDes Voeux ChambersHong KongHong Kong
William Stone SBS, QC 


Hong Kong
Yas BanifatemiShearman & Sterling LLPFrench/IranianFrance
Yu-Jin TayMayer Brown JSMSingaporeanSingapore
Zachary Douglas QCMatrix ChambersAustralianUnited Kingdom


Application Procedure

An applicant who is not on HKIAC’s Panel or List of Arbitrators and wishes to be considered for inclusion on the Panel of Emergency Arbitrators must submit the following to

  1. Application Form;
  2. latest CV including the applicant’s experience as emergency arbitrator or arbitrator;
  3. at least two written references regarding the applicant’s experience as emergency arbitrator or arbitrator;
  4. copies of at least two sanitised emergency arbitrator decisions or arbitral awards* drafted by the applicant within the last five years;
  5. proposed hourly rate; and
  6. any other materials which the applicant wishes to submit to demonstrate his or her experience as emergency arbitrator or arbitrator.  

In exceptional circumstances, HKIAC may waive the third and fourth requirements for eminent arbitrators or practitioners with substantial experience in arbitration.  

An applicant, who is already on HKIAC’s Panel or List of Arbitrators and wishes to be considered for inclusion on the Panel of Emergency Arbitrators, may email for further information regarding the application process.

All applications will be reviewed by the HKIAC Secretariat to ensure that they meet the application criteria.  If the application satisfies the criteria, it will then be placed before the Appointments Committee for consideration.  

Appointments Committee meetings are held on a quarterly basis.  HKIAC will inform all applicants of the Appointments Committee’s decisions on their applications.

HKIAC has full discretion and reserves the right to admit or reject applications.  HKIAC may also invite persons fulfilling areas of any particular requirement including, inter alia, nationality, place of residence, language ability and experience, to apply for the Panel of Emergency Arbitrators.

HKIAC’s decision of an application for the Panel of Emergency Arbitrators is final.

The panel membership is for a period of three years, ending on 31 December of the third year.

* Arbitral awards “drafted” by the applicant also includes those to which they have contributed as part of a three member arbitral tribunal.


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