Matthew Gearing QC 当选新一届 HKIAC 主席


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Matthew Gearing QC 当选新一届 HKIAC 主席

香港国际仲裁中心(HKIAC)宣布 Matthew Gearing QC 已当选下一届的 HKIAC 主席。Gearing 先生将接替 HKIAC 现任主席郑若骅女士,并于2017年上任。

郑主席对 Gearing 先生的当选表示祝贺,并表示:“It is with great confidence that I will hand over the Chairmanship to Matt.  Matt has played a very important role at HKIAC and I cannot think of a better candidate.  He has my warmest support going forward and I have no doubt that he will ensure HKIAC remains an acclaimed powerhouse that serves its users worldwide and pioneers best practices that impact the way the world resolves disputes”。

Gearing 先生从2008年起开始担任 HKIAC 理事会成员。他还是 HKIAC 执行委员会的成员、HKIAC 程序委员会主席。Gearing 先生对自己的当选谈到:“It is a privilege and an honour to be elected Chair of the HKIAC.  To take over from Teresa will be no mean feat, as she has done a fantastic job seeing the HKIAC through to a new level of success over the past three years, with its fantastic staff, excellent rules and a healthily growing case load. Together with the support of my able Council members, I will strive to do justice to the role and its objectives, and in particular to ensure that the HKIAC and Hong Kong continue to have a prominent place on the arbitral globe”。

Gearing 先生位居香港,是 Allen & Overy 国际仲裁部的总负责人。Gearing 先生先于2000年至2003年在香港工作,于2008年重返香港。他在香港获得出庭辩护事务律师资格,在英国获得皇家御用大律师称号,在 LCIA 亚太用户理事会担任副主席,并作为英国仲裁主流教科书 Russell on Arbitration 的主编之一。Gearing 先生多次在国际仲裁案件中出庭辩护,或担任首席、当事人指定或独任仲裁员。HKIAC 荣誉主席 Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS 先生称“Matt has spent his career in arbitration seeing both sides of the table and is uniquely placed to take HKIAC to an even higher level. I have known Matt for many years and I am supremely confident that he will make an excellent Chair. He has my congratulations and continued support”。

HKIAC 另一位荣誉主席 Michael Moser 博士补充道 “I am delighted that Matt has agreed to serve as the next Chair of the HKIAC. Matt is a long-standing member of the HKIAC Council and he spear-headed the revision of the HKIAC Rules in his capacity as head of the drafting committee. His diligence, enthusiasm and high standing in the international arbitration community are assets that will no doubt serve us well. I am confident that with Matt’s hands on the tiller, the Centre will maintain and enhance its position as a premier arbitral institution”。Lalive 律师事务所合伙人 Domitille Baizeau 女士赞同 Moser 博士的说法:“Matt is the perfect candidate for this position. Not only does he have an incredible intellect, he is also very down-to-earth and open-minded, hence also his deep understanding of Asian cultures. The HKIAC is lucky to have him take the lead of the organization”。

HKIAC 秘书长 Sarah Grimmer 女士非常期待与 Gearing 先生共事,她说 “I am excited by the prospect of working with Matt over coming years. His legal skills are renowned the world over. He is an eminent presence in Hong Kong and has made a critical contribution to HKIAC’s success to date. It is an honour and will be a pleasure to help write the next chapter in HKIAC’s success story with him”。

在 Gearing 先生当选的同时,HKIAC 理事会还添加了四名新的成员。他们是 HKIAC 前任秘书长、Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom 亚太区法律顾问鲍其安女士;Herbert Smith Freehills 外国法律顾问 Briana Young 女士;专职海事和商事仲裁员莫世杰先生;以及德辅大律师事务所 Anthony Houghton SC 先生。Kaplan 先生对此表示:“I am delighted that HKIAC has added new blood to its Council. Each brings a different background and experience to Council which will be of great value. ”郑主席也对新理事会成员表示欢迎,她说 “they will bring a new dimension and perspective to the strong, steady and sustainable growth of HKIAC”。



Karen Tan 
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