Des Voeux Chambers
38/F., Gloucester Tower
In practice since 1989 as a barrister (Senior Counsel since 2008) in Hong Kong in Des Voeux Chambers
Chartered Arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Fellow Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators; Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors; Member of the Society for Construction Law, Hong Kong.
A panel member of many institutional, regional and international bodies including bodies in Hong Kong (HKIAC, HKIS), China (Cietac, BAC), Singapore (SIAC), Malaysia (KLRCA), the Philippines (PDRCI), and Korea (KCAB).
Approximately 20 years of experience as a dispute neutral, primarily as arbitrator (sole and tribunal member), with over 130 appointments having been accepted, and many awards rendered in a wide range of disputes.
Matters in issue have included various commercial disputes including insurance, professional negligence, breaches of licence agreements and deeds of trust, international sale of goods as well as a wide range of construction, engineering, dredging and other infrastructure related disputes.
Procedurally arbitrations have been conducted under a variety of Rules, including those of HKIAC, ICC, CIETAC, DIAC, the Thai Arbitration Institute, UNCITRAL and the KCAB. Several disputes have been “ad-hoc”, without the adoption of sets of rules. Evidence has been taken and various hearings conducted in jurisdictions including (alphabetically) Dubai, England, India, Nepal, Singapore, and Thailand, as well as China and Hong Kong.