Advocacy in International Commercial Arbitration: ASA Special Series No. 36 - Professional Conduct in International Arbitration—A Discipline of Its Own for a Discipline of Its Kind

Matthew Gearing
Sheila Ahuja
September, 2013
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Matthew Gearing is a Partner in Allen & Overy LLP in the Litigation Group, specialising in international arbitration. His experience includes arbitrations under the ICC, UNCITRAL, SIAC, HKIAC, SCC, LCIA and ICSID Rules in Europe, South America, Trinidad, Barbados, Tanzania, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, the former Soviet Union, the Philippines, the People's Republic of China, Korea, Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia as well as Hong Kong. Mr. Gearing often appears as advocate in his cases. He is a past Co-Chair of the LCIA's Young International Arbitration Group, a member of the LCIA's Asia Pacific Users Council and a Council Member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. Mr. Gearing is a joint editor of "Russell on Arbitration" and has written and spoken widely on arbitration.

Sheila Ahuja is an Associate in Allen & Overy's Hong Kong office. She has been involved in a range of arbitrations involving various jurisdictions such as India, England and Wales and the Philippines. She has assisted in court and arbitration proceedings involving disputes relating to derivatives transactions and has also assisted international corporations in relation to regulatory investigations before disciplinary bodies in Hong Kong and England and Wales. Her recent experience includes representing an international oil and gas major and its Indian joint venture partner in arbitration proceedings commenced against the Government of India under the UNCITRAL Rules, representing a European construction and engineering company in an ICSID arbitration against the Government of Philippines, and representing a European investment bank in derivatives arbitration in London under the LCIA Rules.
Ms. Ahuja is admitted to practice in Hong Kong. She studied in London, Hong Kong and Cambridge.