HKIAC Appoints New ADR Counsel

15 Dec 2016

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15 Dec 2016
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The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) is pleased to appoint Carrie Shu Shang to the position of ADR Counsel. She commenced the role in December 2016.  

Prior to joining HKIAC, Ms. Shang was an Assistant Professor of Law at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE). She has led the University’s Free Trade and ADR Research and Development Center.

Ms. Shang is qualified in New York, the People’s Republic of China and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese, with a good working knowledge of Spanish. She obtained her J.D from the University of Southern California School of Law and her B.A (Honors) from UC Berkeley. She has also received public interest fellowships from Perkins Coie LLP, the Clinton Global Initiative, and Tata International.

She has acted as a policy advisor for the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce and the British Consulate General in Shanghai.

Sarah Grimmer, Secretary-General of HKIAC says, “I am very excited to have Carrie join our team. In addition to her academic work in China and the United States, she has experience in private practice and in directing ADR research and development initiatives in China. Her dedicated background in dispute resolution processes, including international commercial and investment arbitration, and her language abilities (English, Mandarin, Cantonese), make her an excellent fit for HKIAC. I look forward to working with her, particularly on the new initiatives as regards mediation and domain name dispute resolution that we have planned for 2017.”  

“In the past few years, Carrie has been fantastic in the academic sphere. She has created and directed a highly reputable legal practice program based on common law approach with the Shanghai University of Finance & Economics, which is one of the top universities in China,” said Mingchao Fan, Regional Director of Arbitration and ADR for North Asia at International Chamber of Chamber (ICC). “Her comprehensive understanding and experience in China, a very important and exciting market, will undoubtedly be a great asset for HKIAC.”

Omar Puertas, Managing Partner at Cuatrecasas, Goncalves Pereira (Shanghai) said, “Ms Shang is talented and incredibly hard-working. I have had the pleasure of collaborating with her while she was at the Shanghai University of Finance & Economics and was amazed by her achievements and fast-paced implementation of new plans and ideas. She will contribute greatly to HKIAC’s work."

Ms. Shang will head the ADR team of HKIAC which focuses on mediation and domain name dispute resolution. HKIAC acts as secretariat to the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre which manages one of the largest domain name dispute resolution caseloads in the world (and the largest in Asia).

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Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
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