WIA Announces New Committees 2022-2024
HKIAC’s Women in Arbitration initiative (WIA) is pleased to announce new Committee and Executive Committee (together, Committees) members 2022-2024. The WIA Committees aim to be at the forefront of promoting diversity in the field of arbitration, empowering women by developing their skills and supporting their journey through events, networking opportunities, and mentorship.
The WIA Committees (2022-2024) include practitioners from 18 different firms and chambers, and are led by two Co-Chairs, Sarah Grimmer and Lixia Zhang.
In addition, WIA is happy to welcome the following members:
- Holly Blackwell, International Partner, King &Wood Mallesons
- Helena Chen, Managing Partner, Chen & Chang Attorneys-at-Law
- Heidi Chui, Partner, Stevenson, Wong & Co.
- Yin Ge, Partner, Han Kun Law Offices
- Sarah Grimmer (Co-Chair), Independent Arbitrator, Twenty Essex
- Ling Yang, Deputy Secretary-General, HKIAC
- Weina Ye, International Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills Kewei
- Dr. Xi Zhang, China General Counsel, Olympus China
- Huafang Zhu, Partner, TianTong Law Firm
- Lixia Zhang (Co-Chair), Director & Founding Partner, Beijing Huamao & Guigu Law Firm
Executive Committee Members
- Sylvia Jiang, Partner, Zhong Lun Law Firm
- Connie Lee, Barrister, Des Voeux Chambers
- Yu Li, General Counsel, Shanghai Arbitration Commission
- Monika Prusinowska, Scholar, University of Barcelona
- Mengyun Qiu, Partner, AllBright Law Offices
- Angelia Thng, Partner, Braddell Brothers LLP
- Alice Wang, Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons
- Xi Zhang, Deputy General Manager of Overseas Legal Department of Legal Compliance Department, Sinochem Holdings
Detailed profiles of the Committees members can be found here.
Women in Arbitration (WIA) was launched by Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre in February 2018. The initiative is committed to the promotion and success of female practitioners in arbitration and other related areas.
Since the launch, WIA activities have been organised in Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Activities have included roundtable discussions, debates, and social events covering technical topics relating to arbitration as well as subjects addressing professional and personal development.