Appointments Committee

Appointments Committee

The Appointments Committee is mandated by the HKIAC Council primarily to: (1) appoint and confirm arbitrators, emergency arbitrators, mediators and experts; (2) determine the number of arbitrators; (3) fix the costs of the arbitration; and (4) review and admit members to HKIAC’s panels and list of arbitrators. The work of the Appointments Committee is subject to the supervision of the HKIAC Council.

NamePositionExternal Position
Thomas WalshChairpersonPartner, Clifford Chance

Douglas CLARK

Committee MemberPartner, Tanner de Witt
Sheila AHUJACommittee MemberPartner, Allen & Overy 
Chungang DONGCommittee MemberPartner, Jingtian & Gongcheng
Byung-Woo IMCommittee MemberPartner, Kim & Chang
Queenie LAUCommittee MemberBarrister, Temple Chambers
Chie NAKAHARACommittee MemberPartner, Nishimura & Asahi
Robert C. TANG GBM, SBS, KC, SC, JPCommittee MemberArbitrator, Non-Permanent Judge Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal
Wenying WANGCommittee MemberIndependent Arbitrator
Karl HennesseeCommittee MemberSenior Vice-President & Deputy General Counsel, Airbus
Thomas LeeCommittee MemberBarrister, Rede Chambers
David W. RIVKINEx-officio Member 
(HKIAC Chairperson)
Independent Arbitrator, Arbitration Chambers 
Rimsky YUEN GBM, SC, JPEx-officio Member
(HKIAC Chairperson)
Senior Counsel, Temple Chambers

A member of the Appointments Committee may not be appointed by HKIAC as an arbitrator in any arbitration during their term of office. A member’s designation as arbitrator by a party in an arbitration may be confirmed by HKIAC.

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