The International Arbitration Committee was established in 2011 pursuant to Article 1 of the KCAB International Arbitration Rules.
The Committee is comprised of 19 arbitration experts including distinguished foreign arbitrators. Their expertise is used by the KCAB INTERNATIONAL for consultation on issues relating to the appointment, challenge, replacement, and removal of arbitrators.
Kevin K. Kim
Partner, Peter & Kim
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Kap - You (Kevin) Kim is a senior partner at Peter & Kim in Seoul. He was previously a senior partner at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, where he worked for the past three decades in various roles, including as the co-founder and head of the International Arbitration Practice and the head of the Domestic and International Disputes Group.
Kevin is a Vice President of the ICC Court and was appointed as the first LCIA Court Member from Korea in 2007 and served the position for 5 years. He is now Governing Board Member and Co-chair of Audit Committee of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), President of the ICC Korea Arbitration Committee, President of KCAB International Arbitration Committee.
He has acted as counsel, presiding arbitrator, co-arbitrator or sole arbitrator in many dozens of international arbitrations under various rules including ICSID, ICC, LCIA, AAA (ICDR), SIAC, HKIAC, LMAA, JCAA, UNCITRAL and KCAB. He served as lead counsel in a case that was awarded “Arbitration Win of the Year 2010” by the Global Arbitration Review.
Kevin is serving as lead counsel for Korean government in an ICSID case where Loan Star Funds pursued USD 5 billion dollar claim against Korean government.
Chambers Asia reports that Kevin is "one of the most respected figures in the Asian arbitration space" and "the best Korean lawyer in the field of arbitration in Asia," according to clients. He is recognized by Chambers as a “Star Individual” in dispute resolution (2010-2015) and has also been repeatedly recognized in Who’s Who Legal (2006-2015) and Asia-Pacific Legal 500 (2005-2015).
Managing Partner, KL Partners
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Beomsu Kim is the Managing Partner of the Firm and Chair of the Firm’s International Dispute Resolution Practice Group.
Prior to establishing KL Partners, Mr. Kim led the International Dispute Resolution practice group at Shin & Kim. He also previously served as a judge at the district courts of Korea for nine years before joining private practice.
His main areas of practice are international arbitration and cross-border litigation. He is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)’s International Court of Arbitration and has served as an arbitrator in arbitration proceedings under the auspices of the ICC, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB), among others.
Mr. Kim is the Vice President of the Korean Council of International Arbitration and a member of the Management Committee of the Seoul International Dispute Resolution Center (SIDRC). He also serves as an advisor to the KCAB INTERNATIONAL Committee. He is the former Executive Director of International Relations for the Korean Bar Association.
Mr. Kim has consistently been chosen as a leading lawyer in the fields of international arbitration and corporate matters, and has continuously received favorable reviews in leading foreign legal journals such as Chambers, IFLR1000 and Legal500. Of particular note, Mr. Kim was named by ALB as one of “Asia’s Best 75 Lawyers” in 2013, considering factors such as expertise, visibility, reputation and dedicated client service.
Professor of Law, Yonsei University
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Joongi Kim is Professor of Law at Yonsei Law School in Seoul, Korea.
His research focuses on international arbitration, international trade and investment, corporate governance and good governance. His recent research includes a treatise International Arbitration in Korea (Oxford University Press 2017), for which he received the 11th Simdang International Trade and Business Research Award.
He has acted as a presiding arbitrator, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and annulment committee member in institutional and ad hoc proceedings under the rules of the GGGI, HKIAC, ICC, ICSID, JCAA, KCAB, LMAA, SIAC and UNCITRAL. He also serves on the panel of arbitrators for the ICSID, Korea-EU Free Trade Agreement, Korea-US Free Trade Agreement and Global Green Growth Institute, in addition to AIAC, CAA, CIETAC, CRCICA, DIAC, HKIAC, JCAA, KCAB, PIAC, RIMA, SCCA, SCIA, SHIAC, SIAC and VIAC, and the panel of mediators of SIMC and VMC.
A Vice President of ICC Korea’s International Arbitration Committee and the Korean Council for International Arbitration, and a member of KCAB’s International Arbitration Committee, he sits on the editorial board of International Investment Law and Arbitration (Brill), Asian Journal of Comparative Law (Cambridge University Press) and Korean Arbitration Review. He holds academic degrees from Columbia, Yonsei and Georgetown. He has been a visiting professor at Georgetown, Keio, the National University of Singapore, University of Florida and the University of Hong Kong.
Co-Head of International Dispute Resolution Team, Yulchon LLC
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Yun Jae Baek is a partner in the International Dispute Resolution Team at Yulchon.
Mr. Baek, qualified to practice in both Korea and New York, is considered one of Korea’s top lawyers in the areas of international arbitration, M&A, aviation, and general corporate practice having acquired expert knowledge and experience for over 30 years.
Currently, Mr. Baek serves as arbitrator for many arbitral institutions including the KCAB, KLRCA and ICC. His reputation has allowed him to be selected as a leading lawyer by renowned publications such as Chambers Global and Who’s Who Legal.
Partner, Kim & Chang
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Byung-Chol (B.C.) Yoon is a partner at Kim & Chang and the co-chair of the firm’s International Arbitration and Cross-Border Litigation Practice. He also practices in Litigation as well as Tax Audit and Tax Dispute Resolution Practices.
Mr. Yoon has extensive experience in international arbitration and cross-border disputes. He has represented the firm's clients in a broad range of fields such as mergers and acquisitions, overseas investments, construction and joint venture in more than 200 arbitration cases in various jurisdictions, under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, ICDR, SIAC, LMAA, JCAA and KCAB, as well as ad-hoc arbitration cases including UNCITRAL Arbitration Rule cases.
One of the high-profile cases which he represented as a counsel from 2006 to 2008 was an ICC arbitration worth USD three billion between a Korean conglomerate and foreign companies regarding the acquisition of a life insurance company. This remains one of the largest ever international arbitrations involving a Korean party.
Also, in 2011 and 2012, Mr. Yoon and his team successfully represented an international consortium against a Korean municipality in an ICC arbitration. This is the largest ICC arbitration with the total value of claims and counterclaims exceeding USD one billion and was the first major PPP infrastructure international arbitration in Korea. The team obtained two distinct awards for a total value of USD 750 million with all counterclaims dismissed within 18 months of filing of the arbitration.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Yoon served as a judge at the Seoul District Court of Korea and taught as an adjunct professor at the Seoul National University College of Law. He is currently a court member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration after serving as a member of the SIAC Board from 2009. He currently serves on the arbitration panels of ICSID, SIAC, ICDR, HKIAC and KCAB. In addition to his international career, his arbitration expertise has been highly valued in Korea where he was the President of the Korean Council for International Arbitration (KOCIA), playing a key role in promoting international arbitration and revising the KCAB’s International Arbitration Rules. At the same time, he served as the Secretary General of the Seoul International Dispute Resolution Centre (Seoul IDRC).
Mr. Yoon has been consistently ranked in the top tier as a star individual or leading individual for international arbitration and litigation practices by various notable legal directories including Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, Legal 500, The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration and Euromoney’s Expert Guides. He frequently speaks on international arbitration issues and also has contributed numerous articles in the same field.
Mr. Yoon received an LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 1995, and an LL.M. from the Seoul National University School of law in 1993. He graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 1987, and received an LL.B. from the Seoul National University College of Law in 1985. He is admitted to the New York bar and Korea bar.
Young Seok Lee
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Young Seok LEE is a member of both the ICC Korea international arbitration committee and the executive committee of the Korean Arbitrators’ Association, and serves as the chair of Korean Council for International Arbitration and the secretary-general of Seoul International Dispute Resolution Center. He has handled international arbitration cases in various fields of industry, including international trade, distributorship, insurance, telecommunication, construction, engineering and shipbuilding, under various international arbitration rules such as KCAB Rules, ICC Rules, ICDR Rules, SRIA Rules and UNCITRAL Rules. He is annually selected as a leading lawyer by various publications, including Chambers Global and Asialaw. He regularly speaks on international dispute resolution, including speeches at 2006 ICC/KCAB/KOCIA Conference and 2008 LCIA/KCAB/KOCIA Symposium. He also sits as an arbitrator from time to time.
Partner, Lee & Ko
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Sean (Sungwoo) Lim is co-head of the International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation at Lee & Ko. With decades of experience in leading complex multinational disputes, Mr. Lim has been consistently noted as a leading practitioner in the area of dispute resolution by various legal publications including Legal500 Asia-Pacific, Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific, Asialaw Leading Lawyers and WHO’S WHO LEGAL. He served as an inaugural member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Court of Arbitration amidst the 16 most prestigious arbitration practitioners around the world. Recently, he has been selected as a member of the International Advisory Board of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC).
Mr. Lim also serves as Vice-President of the Korean Arbitrators Association (KAA), Director of ICC Korea and Vice-President of the Korean Council for International Arbitration (KOCIA). He also acts as the Chairperson of Seoul IDRC Foreign Relation Committee and a member of ICC’s Korea National Committee based on its world-wide network in the international arbitration society. He received an award in 2017 from the Ministry of Justice for his long-standing contribution to the development of commercial arbitration in South Korea.
Mr. Lim has extensive experience with high-profile cross-border disputes and has vigorously represented multinational companies such as ExxonMobil, Microsoft and P&G in technology related litigations within Korea. His reputation as a highly efficient litigator together with his deep understanding of the technology gives him an unparalleled edge among practitioners in representing clients’ interest in complex multinational disputes.
Mr. Lim recently published “International Arbitration”, the first and only Korean treatise solely dedicated to international arbitration. International Arbitration has received acclaim from academics and practitioners alike.
Seung Wha Chang
Professor, Seoul National University
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Seung Wha Chang is currently Professor of Law at Seoul National University where he teaches International Trade Law and International Arbitration.
He has served on several WTO dispute settlement panels, including US — FSC, Canada — Aircraft Credits and Guarantees, and EC — Trademarks and Geographical Indications. He has also served as Chairman or Member of several arbitral tribunals dealing with commercial matters. In 2009, he was appointed by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) as a Member of the International Court of Arbitration.
Professor Chang began his professional academic career at the Seoul National University School of Law in 1995, and was awarded professorial tenure in 2002. He has taught international trade law and, in particular WTO dispute settlement, at more than ten foreign law schools, including Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, Stanford Law School, New York University, Duke Law School, and Georgetown University. In 2007, Harvard Law School granted him an endowed visiting professorial chair title, Nomura Visiting Professor of International Financial Systems.
In addition, Professor Chang previously served as a Seoul District Court judge, handling many cases involving international trade disciplines. He also practised as a foreign attorney at an international law firm in Washington D.C., handling international trade matters, including trade remedies and WTO-related disputes.
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Benjamin Hughes is a full time independent arbitrator at the Arbitration Chambers in Singapore and an adjunct professor at the National University of Singapore Law School. Prior to relocating to Singapore in 2019, Professor Hughes was a member of the Faculty of Law at Seoul National University Law School, where he taught courses on international arbitration and comparative law. He previously practiced international arbitration with Shearman & Sterling in the US and Singapore, and was the founding co-chair of the international dispute resolution practice group at Shin & Kim, one of Korea's oldest and largest full-service law firms.
Professor Hughes has been appointed as arbitrator in over 100 arbitrations with billions of US dollars at stake, and is recognized as a “Most in Demand Arbitrator” in the Asia-Pacific Region by Chambers & Partners. His experience as arbitrator spans a broad range of commercial disputes, including joint venture and shareholder disputes, intellectual property and licensing disputes, construction and infrastructure projects, energy and resources, shipping and shipbuilding, automobile and heavy machinery manufacturing, agency and distributorship agreements, sale of goods and general contractual disputes. He has heard cases governed by the CISG and the laws of Australia, Austria, BVI, Cayman Islands, China, England and Wales, Fiji, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia (including Sharia), Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United States (including New York, California and US territories) and Vietnam, as well as lex mercatoria. He has also handled complex conflict of law and jurisdictional issues, joinder and intervention applications, and disputes involving multiple contracts and applicable laws.
Professor Hughes is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration. In addition to his posts at NUS and SNU, he has taught extensively in the field of international dispute resolution, including as visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, the National Taiwan University Law School, Korea University School of Law and the Korean Judicial Research and Training Institute.
Professor Hughes was educated in both the civil law and the common law traditions, having studied first at Seoul National University College of Law (MA, all coursework in Korean), and then at NYU School of Law (JD). While at NYU, he spent one semester at the University of Palermo Law School in Buenos Aires, Argentina (all coursework in Spanish). He also studied Chinese (Mandarin) in Beijing and East Asian history at Harvard University.
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After spending upwards of 40 years as a practising barrister, 26 of them as a QC, and 17 years as a Deputy High Court Judge, Christopher now works as a full time International Commercial Arbitrator and also accepts appointments as a mediator when a commercial approach is required.
During his years at the Bar Christopher was best known as a “heavyweight” in insurance and reinsurance including Bermuda Form Arbitrations. His practice also covered professional negligence, claims by professionals against their insurers and the whole range of commercial disputes. These included financial disputes, shareholder and breach of warranty claims, energy, mining and commodity disputes as well as a large range of building and construction disputes, particularly those involving professionals. He made the decision to cease accepting instructions as Counsel in 2016. At the same time he has also ceased sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge having sat, deciding a variety of disputes, over the past 17 years.
Christopher has sat as an Arbitrator, as well as acting as Counsel in Arbitrations on a regular basis over the past 10 years. By ceasing to accept instructions as a Barrister the problems associated with conflicts of interest have largely disappeared. Over recent years Christopher has accepted appointments as an Arbitrator to deal with Insurance and Reinsurance disputes, including those involving the Bermuda Form, construction disputes, commodity disputes, shareholder breach of warranty claims, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, shipping and other contractual claims. He is a member of the LCIA, ICC, ARIAS and ICCA and on the panel of Arbitrators with the KLRCA.
Christopher was recognised in a recent Global Arbitration Review (GAR) article. The article referred to a $22M arbitration between US aviation company GA Telesis and bankrupt Russian airline Transaero as an example of how the use of a sole arbitrator, in this case, 3VB’s Christopher Symons QC, can speed up the legal process and help to reduce costs. The full GAR article can be read here.
Christopher has mediated a number of difficult commercial cases with a good success rate. He has a commercial approach to facilitating settlement and by helping Parties to understand the weaknesses in their case regularly makes settlement possible where it seemed to be out of reach. Some of the cases have involved the insurance world, one in particular involving some unhappy Lloyd’s names stands out, but his experience goes much wider to embrace all types of commercial disputes most recently (2016) successfully mediating an auditors negligence action, including allegations of fraud, over two days.
Doug Jones AO
International Commercial Arbitrator
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Doug Jones is a leading international commercial and investor/state arbitrator.
Doug has experience in both ad hoc and institutional commercial arbitrations under the AAA, ACICA, AMINZ, DIAC, HKIAC, IAMA, ICC, ICDR, ICSID KLRCA, LCIA, SIAC, UNCITRAL and other international rules. He sits regularly as an arbitrator in London; in addition to many other jurisdictions, from Singapore to California, Dubai to Kuala Lumpur.
Doug Jones has also acted as counsel and mediator in numerous ADR procedures in infrastructure related disputes. He uses a flexible approach as the key to success in ADR procedures.
The arbitrations in which Doug has been involved include infrastructure, energy, commodities, intellectual property, commercial and joint venture, and investor-state disputes spanning over 30 jurisdictions around the world.
Amounts in dispute in arbitrations in which Doug has sat as arbitrator are in excess of some billions $US.
Doug has published and spoken extensively and holds professorial appointments at a London university and two Australian universities.
He has an office in Sydney, Australia and chambers in London, UK and Toronto, Canada.
Chair, International Arbitration Practice Group
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Gary Born is the chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group. Mr. Born is widely regarded as the world's preeminent authority on international commercial arbitration and international litigation. He has been ranked for the past 20 years as one of the world's leading international arbitration practitioners and the leading arbitration practitioner in London.
Mr. Born is an Honorary Professor of Law at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and Tsinghua University, Beijing. He has also taught at Harvard Law School, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Stanford Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, National University of Singapore, Peking University School of Transnational Law, University of Virginia College of Law, University College London and the University of Arizona College of Law.
Mr. Born is a member of the American Law Institute and of the Board of Trustees of the British Institute for International and Comparative Law. He has served on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law, the Advisory Committee of the ALI's Restatement of US International Arbitration Law, the Advisory Committee of the ALI Restatement of US Foreign Relation Law (Fourth) and as co-chair of the ABA International Section, Committee on International Aspects of Litigation. He is also a Vice President of the American Society of International Law.
Mr. Born is President of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Court of Arbitration, a member of the International Advisory Board of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), a member of the Global Advisory Board of the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC), a member of the International Arbitration Committee of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB) and a member of the Jerusalem Arbitration Center's Court of Arbitration.
He is a member of the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, the Advisory Board of African International Legal Awareness, the Advisory Board of the Indian Journal of Arbitration Law and the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of World Investment and Trade.
Mr. Born delivered the inaugural Kwa Geok Choo Distinguished Visitor Lecture at the National University of Singapore and was the Bok International Law Professor at University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Partner, Nishimura & Asahi
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Hiroyuki heads Nishimura & Asahi’s international dispute resolution practice. He specializes in international commercial litigation and arbitration. He has represented many international clients, including manufacturers, banking and securities firms, insurance companies, and news media, in dispute resolutions involving M&A disputes, antitrust laws, corporate governance, insurance laws, intellectual property, defamation, joint ventures, licensing, construction, and other commercial matters, as well as international bankruptcy. He has been involved in a number of international arbitrations as counsel, sole-arbitrator, co-arbitrator, or chairman, including before the ICC, JCAA, AAA-ICDR, VIAC, KCAB, and SIAC.
Hiroyuki serves as an executive director of the Japan Association of Arbitrators, was a vice-chair of the Arbitration Committee of the IBA Legal Practice Division, and was a committee vice-chairperson of the Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee at the IPBA, and Co-Chair from 2016. From 2013 to 2016, he taught international arbitration at the University of Tokyo, School of Law as visiting professor. Since 2013, he has been a member of the SIAC's Court of Arbitration. He is also a member of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC.
Partner, Three Crowns LLP
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Jan Paulsson, a founding partner of Three Crowns LLP, has practiced exclusively as an advocate and arbitrator in international cases since 1975. A member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague and the Court of Arbitration of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, he has notably served as President of the London Court of International Arbitration, President of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, and a Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (Paris). A graduate of the Yale Law School and the University of Paris II (law), he is an avocat honoraire of the Paris Bar and a member of the District of Columbia Bar.
Chambers & Partners have described Jan as “one of the best,” “phenomenal,” and “a leading authority on investment treaty and commercial arbitration matters.”
Professor and Director of the Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore
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Professor Lucy Reed teaches international arbitration and conciliation of public international law disputes. She was a partner from 2000-2016 with the international law firm of Freshfields, where she headed the international arbitration and public international law groups. She has represented private and public clients in more than 100 complex commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, focusing on energy and Asia disputes. She was awarded the 2014 Asia Women in Business Award for Best in Dispute Resolution.
Professor Reed is active as an arbitrator, and served as a Commissioner on the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission (the first Geneva Convention/international humanitarian law tribunal) and as Co-Director of the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland (the first Holocaust claims tribunal). She has focused her pro bono work on gender violence issues.
Her career has also included several years of high-level public service. While with the US State Department, she served as the US Agent to the Iran-US Claims Tribunal in The Hague and a lead adviser on international claims and investment disputes. Later, as the first general counsel of the international organization KEDO (Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization) in New York, she led diplomatic and nuclear energy negotiations with North Korea.
Professor Reed is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the former President of the American Society of International Law. She is a member of many professional bodies, including the ICC Court as Vice President, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre Court, and the Governing Board of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration.
She is author of numerous articles and co-author of three books: A Guide to the SIAC Arbitration Rules (OUP 2014), Guide to ICSID Arbitration (2nd edition, Kluwer 2011) and The Freshfields Guide to Arbitration Clauses in International Contracts (3rd edition, Kluwer 2011). She delivered private international law lectures at the Hague Academy of International Law in 2001.
Professor Reed was educated at the University of Chicago Law School (Juris Doctor 1977) and Brown University (Bachelor of Arts 1974). She is a member of the New York bar.
Independent Arbitrator, 20 Essex Street Chambers, resident Hong Kong
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Michael Moser is an international arbitrator, mediator and attorney-at-law. A member of the New York Bar, he holds degrees from the Harvard Law School (J.D.), Columbia University (Ph.D. with distinction) and Georgetown University (B.S.F.S.).
Mr. Moser acts as arbitrator, mediator and counsel in international business disputes. He has special expertise in disputes between multinational corporations and Asian Parties. He has substantial experience with direct investments, technology licensing, oil and gas transactions, major projects, and mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to his retirement from the firm in 2006, Mr. Moser was China Managing Partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Mr. Moser is currently an arbitrator member of 20 Essex Street Chambers in London and Singapore. He is based in Hong Kong.
Mr. Moser has been advising foreign clients doing business in the Asia-Pacific since 1980. He has resided in Hong Kong and Beijing for more than 30 years. He was the first foreign national to be appointed as an arbitrator in China.
Mr. Moser has acted as arbitrator, mediator or counsel in more than 300 international proceedings conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and institutional rules, including those of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the AAA/ICDR, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), and others.
Dr. Michael Pryles AO PBM
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Dr. Michael Pryles AO PBM is an internationally regarded arbitrator, with extensive experience in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. Chambers Asia-Pacific has consistently rated him as one of the "star individuals" who are most in demand in the Asia-Pacific region.
Michael has sat as an arbitrator in over 400 cases worldwide. He has experience of both ad hoc and institutional commercial arbitrations under the UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, SIAC, HKIAC, CIETAC, SCC, JCAA, KLRCA and Swiss rules; investor-state arbitrations under the ICSID rules the ICSID Additional Facility Rules and the UNCITRAL Rules (BITs, NAFTA, CAFTA and state investor protection laws).
These arbitrations have involved investment, construction, energy, insurance, distribution, commercial, technology-transfer and joint venture disputes, with sums claimed up to USD 18 billion.
Michael has published extensively. Previously he was a partner in a major Australian law firm and before that he held a named chair in Australia's largest law school. He has also held numerous international appointments.
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Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS has been a full-time practising arbitrator since 1995. During this period he has been involved in several hundred arbitrations as co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator or chairman. These arbitrations have included a wide range of commercial, infrastructural and investment treaty disputes under the rules of the ICC, HKIAC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, SIAC, SCC, ICSID and CIETAC. Mr. Kaplan has also presided over ad hoc arbitrations as well as bilateral investment treaty cases administered by the PCA.
Called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1965, Neil has practised as a barrister, Principal Crown Counsel at the Hong Kong Attorney General’s Chambers and served as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong in charge of the Construction and Arbitration List.
In June 2001 Neil was awarded a CBE for services to international arbitration. In 2007 he was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR.
As a result of his contribution to the development and growth of arbitration in Hong Kong, Neil is often described as “the father of Hong Kong arbitration”. (See C. Bao and F. Lautenschlager (eds.), Arbitrators’ Insights – Essays in Honour of Neil Kaplan, Sweet & Maxwell 2012, at p. 17, and V. Chong, “The Father of Hong Kong Arbitration”, The Hong Kong Lawyer, December 2012, at pp. 15-24.)
From 1991 until 2004, he was Chairman of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, and in 1999-2000 he was President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Since 1995, he has been a Council Member and now Governing Board Member of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and in 2012 he became a Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. He is a Chartered Arbitrator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. Additionally, he is a panellist of several other arbitral institutions including CIETAC.
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Mr. Philip Yang has been a full-time arbitrator for well over 15 years, mainly in international trade, shipping and commercial disputes. He has published/issued over 450 arbitration awards as a sole or co-arbitrator. He is also a professor teaching arbitration law and practice in the City University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University. Mr. Yang is a Member of the Documentary Committee, Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), Denmark, the Immediate Past Chairman and Council Member of The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the Immediate Past President of the Asia-Pacific Regional Arbitration Group (APRAG) and current Hong Kong Representative of ICC International Court of Arbitration. Besides, he has published many books and a lot of articles on international trade, shipping and arbitration related topics/matters.