4th YIMC Mediators


Meena Agnani is a practising barrister in Hong Kong.  She is an accredited family and general mediator of the HKIAC and HKMAAL as well as a Collaborative Practitioner on the HK Collaborative Practice Group panel.  She is also on the CAT Panel list of the Duty Lawyer Scheme assisting claimants seeking non-refoulement protection in Hong Kong. 
In addition to practising law she has on several occasions given talks on mediation to secondary school students in Hong Kong to create awareness of mediation as an alternative dispute resolution. 

Navin is an in-house legal counsel for Bookazine in Hong Kong. He is also an accredited general mediator of the HKIAC and HKMAAL and has completed the Advanced Mediation Masterclass program.
He has been a Visiting Fellow at City University of Hong Kong and was their team coach for the Vis Moot in 2016-2017.  He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Law focusing on arbitration and has also had several years of legal publishing experience.
Philip Bambagiotti is a barrister, called to the New South Wales bar in 1997.  He practices as arbitration counsel internationally.  His practice focuses on all aspects of building, engineering and construction law, security of payments, and property law (including strata law), commercial law, and insurance.
He authored the leading text on residential building disputes: Building Disputes and the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW), and is the general editor of National Building Service for Thomson Reuters, as well as delivering papers on a wide range of topics in construction and commercial law.  He is a highly regarded speaker and presenter.
Philip, as a member of 10th Floor St James Hall Chambers in Sydney and Landmark Chambers in London, appears as a barrister in courts and tribunals, as well as in arbitrations, mediations, security of payment adjudications and other alternative resolution procedures in Australia, as well as arbitrations internationally.
Peter Scott Caldwell has acted as a mediator, conciliator, arbitrator, dispute resolution advisor and dispute board member since 1985.  He is listed in Who’s Who Legal as one of the world leaders in the field of mediation.
He was Secretary General of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) from 1990 to 1998 and remains a member of HKIAC’s Council.  Whilst at HKIAC, Peter was responsible for setting up the Mediation Council and for promoting the development of mediation in Hong Kong.
Since stepping down as Secretary-General of HKIAC, Peter has acted as a full time neutral and has been a mediator or arbitrator in Hong Kong and in other Asian jurisdictions relating to disputes between parties from Asia, Europe, North America and Australia.
The subject matter of disputes has included construction works, consultancy agreements, loan agreements, insurance, distribution agreements, aviation, integrated circuit manufacturing, shipping, boatbuilding and international trade.
Peter has given many talks at international and local conferences and published numerous papers and commentaries in international and regional journals on dispute resolution.  He is the author of the chapter on Hong Kong in “Practitioner's Handbook on International Arbitration and Mediation” (Juris) which is currently in its third edition.
E-mail: psc@pscaldwell.com
Director of “Mainland – Hong Kong Joint Mediation Center” Vice President of “Hong Kong Mediation Center”
Alfred has been practicing mediation for almost six years. He specialises in commercial, contract, personal injury and cross-border disputes. Alfred is also an accredited International Mediation Trainer and Assessor, he has trained mediation courses in Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China and Thailand; participants are specialists from the commercial, government, legal and healthcare professionals. Alfred hosts seminars, deliver talks and moderates in conference on both mediation and healthcare themes.
Mr. Alfred Chan graduated from the King’s College London, United Kingdom. He received his Master degree, and currently a Doctor of Philosophy researcher in The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has extensive experience in healthcare service quality, public health development and clinical governance work. His research focus specialised in healthcare management, surgical performance and policy making.
Serving as the Director at Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Mediation Center, Mr. Alfred Chan also holds the Vice President position at the Hong Kong Mediation Centre. Both centres play a significant role in shaping the professionalism of the mediation industry in Hong Kong. He also serves in the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited as alternate director and the Expert Juror at the Shenzhen Qinghai Cooperative District People’s court in Mainland China. Alfred is also an Observer at the Working Group 2 in the United National Commission of International Trade Law. Currently he is enlisted professional mediator in multiple institutes Hong Kong, Mainland China, Thailand, Japan and Austria.
Miss Mandy Chan is an arbitrator and mediator. 
Ms Chan obtained her Master of Laws in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution (LLMArbDR) in City University of Hong Kong, during which time she joined the
 Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) thanks to her lecturers/professors Dr Christopher To,  Mr Philip Yang, Dr Nadja Alexander and Mr Michael Beckett who introduced her to the CIArb.
She received her mediation training from Dr Nadja Alexander and Mr Michael Beckett and became an accredited mediator. She has mediated a number of cases throughout her working life.  Through this process she has discovered that active listening and rephrasing are very powerful communication skills to solve disputes whatever the environment.
CHAN Wai Sing is a quantity surveyor and accredited mediator. Having graduated from Law degree and Master degree in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, he worked in Hong Kong, China and Macau and now practises in the Hong Kong Public Body. He shared several occasions in publishing articles on mediation topic and delivering mediation talks to secondary schools in 2014.
Aside from listing in Hong Kong eminent mediation panels, he joined mediation panels of mainland China such as China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and Shenzhen Court  of International Arbitration. He had mediated a lot of cases including commercial, contractual, cross-border commercial, building construction, building management disputes.

Vod is a practising barrister with Chambers of Ronny Wong, Senior Counsel in Hong Kong (HK), and also a practising arbitrator with Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb, London), plus an accredited general and family mediator of the HK International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) as well as HK Mediation Accreditation Association Ltd (HKMAAL).
On the litigation side, he represents clients in a vast array of adversarial matters which focus mainly on civil litigation involving various disputes. Examples are those over a piece of cross-border land, a novel point of property title, a pharmaceutical patent, an international employment, and control of a listed company as well as matters of commercial disputes. He also acts as a mediation advocate in disputes involving various elements, e.g. family and urban renewal.
Also, he mediates a diversity of disputes involving, inter alia, elements of commercial & corporate matters, directors & shareholders, property & land, incorporated owners & building management, international trading & shipping, personal injuries, insurance & subrogation, discrimination, defamation, professional negligence, intellectual property rights and non-profit organizations (NGOs) & governmental departments.
Vod also delivers mediation talks frequently to a broad spectrum of organisations, from NGOs to academic institutions to private sectors.  He is also frequently invited to act as trainer as well as coach in various mediation courses, plus to act as assessor for HKMAAL’s accreditation of general mediators.  He has also written a number of articles for publication.
He is currently Chairperson of HK Mediation Council of HKIAC, and he further sits on the HK Bar Association’s Special Committee on Mediation as well as the Supervisory Board of Journal of Asian Dispute Review. He is also a director on the board of the Joint Mediation Helpline Office. He has been appointed Deputy Adjudicator and Depute Magistrate, respectively, of the HK Judiciary for over 2 years in total.  As teaching fellow, he recently led a City University’s moot team to compete in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria and brought the team to reach the last 64 out of about 360 teams across the globe.
 Edward Chow, Barrister-at-law, FCIArb, FHKIArb, Accredited HKMAAL General Mediator,LLM (ADR) (HKU), LLM (CFL)(HKU),
Mr. Chow Lap San, Edward graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong and was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 1990. 
In recent years, Edward further obtained two Masters of Laws from the University of Hong Kong, namely, LLM on arbitration and dispute resolution and LLM on corporate financial law.
Edward actively practices in arbitration law, company law and commercial law in Hong Kong and has been appointed as party representative and arbitrator.
Edward serves as Chairman of Appeal Tribunal (Buildings Ordinance), and as member of Inland Revenue Board of Review, Greater China Sub-committee of Hong Kong Bar Association, and ICC arbitration sub-committee.   He was the Honorary Secretary of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, East Asia Branch in 2015. 
Edward is a HKIAC List of Arbitrators and SIAC Panel of Arbitrator and an Accredited HKMAAL Mediator.  He frequently acts as arbitrator in Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration in Shanghai and Hong Kong and as moot judge for major law schools in Hong Kong.
Edward is also active in legal education in both Mainland China and Hong Kong and is member of International Dispute Resolution Academy. 
He has published legal articles in Hong Kong Lawyers and Shanghai Lawyers.
More information is available in http://www.gschambers.hk/
 Dr Choo is a Hospital Authority Consultant Physician, a Cluster Coordinator in Drugs and Therapeutics at New Territories East Cluster and Coordinator of Clinical Services at North District Hospital.
 She is an Accredited Mediator with HKIAC and HKMAAL and a Council Member of the Hong Kong Society of Healthcare Mediation (HKSHM). She regularly teaches on certificate courses organised by HKSHM on the use of mediation skills in difficult conversations encountered in the healthcare arena.
She also facilitates at patient communication workshops organized by the Hospital Authority for healthcare professionals.
 Dr. James CHIU, LL.B. (Hons.) London, founder of JC Professional Dispute Resolution Centre, is a full-time professional mediator and collaborative practitioner.
James was the 1st Adjunct Assistant Professor in mediation courses at the Chinese University of HK and a Workshop Instructor of Singapore   Mediation Centre.  He has been an Assessor and a Lead Trainer in general mediation of various organisations. James was a Council Member of the HK Mediation Council and the Chairman of its Commercial Interest Group. He is an Honorary Advisor of the HK Society for Healthcare Mediation. James was a member of the Accreditation Sub-committee and is the Vice-Chairman of the Regulatory Framework Sub-committee of DoJ's Steering Committee on Mediation.
He is the author of 8 book chapters in four textbooks, and of 20 articles on mediation, apologies and negotiation.
James has been invited to participate in nearly 80 medico-legal & mediation talks  for lawyers, mediators and insurers as moderators or speakers.
Mobile: 6770-6890        Fax: 2882-8268         Email: mediators_hk@yahoo.com.hk

José Miguel Figueiredo (ACIArb; CEDR Accredited Mediator), Portuguese, is Graduated (2008), Postgraduated (2008), Master (2010) and PhD candidate in the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra (Portugal).
He is currently Functional Head of the Legal Research Division of the Legal Affairs Bureau of the Macau SAR Government, of the People’s Republic of China, responsible for drafting the new arbitration and mediation acts and for coordinating the revision of the Civil Procedure Code in Macau SAR. Previously he was legal adviser at the Law Reform and International Law Bureau of the Macau SAR Government.
In Portugal, he was Guest Lecturer in the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, where he taught Succession Law and Contract Law and was jury of the written and oral exams of General Theory of Civil Law. He was also trainee lawyer in the leading law firm in Portugal, and investigator in public law and regulatory law.
He is author of many juridical articles and some monographs, and coordinator of a few collective books, namely in the following areas: civil law, civil procedure law, criminal law, criminal procedure law, gaming law, legal drafting, legislative procedure, arbitration, mediation, and dispute resolution in general.
He has participated as speaker and moderator in several conferences in Portugal and Asia and has acted as judge-arbitrator and judge-mediator in numerous international competitions in the Asia-Pacific Region. 
 Grace IP ( 何葉娉婷 ) was admitted as a solicitor of the HKSAR in September 1999  and  is  now working for the Department of Justice, HKSAR Government.
 She is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators and CEDR Accredited Mediator.  She is also a Professional Victim-Offender Mediator under the ‘Restorative Justice’ mediation training programme awarded by the Methodist Centre and Griffith University in Australia.
 Ms. IP received family mediation training at the HK Family Welfare Society.  
 She has a keen interest in the laws and practice of international arbitration and dispute resolution.
 Craig Kersey BSc(Hons)  DipStats  Chartered FCSI  DipIoD  MIoD, MAE  QDR(M)  QDR(ED)  DipICArb  FCIArb
Craig is the principal of Guildhall Corporate Advisers which he founded in 1992.  He draws on experience gained from institutional careers in financial technology and investment banking, and over 100 advisory and dispute resolution assignments.
Since 1994 his firm has operated an independent dispute resolution practice in parallel with its strategic management offering.  Beginning with expert witness services, this now also includes mediation, arbitration and expert determination, with Craig holding formal accreditations in all four disciplines.
Craig has practiced as a commercial mediator since 2003.  Subject experience includes boundaries; business partnerships and joint ventures; defamation; trust and probate; and a broad mix of contractual disputes.  He has also trained as a community mediator.
Email: ck@guildhall.co.uk
Giovanna specializes in dispute resolution and regulatory work. She advises corporates, institutions and individuals in the commercial, financial, pharmaceutical, construction and public sectors.  With over 30 years of legal experience, Giovanna has practiced as a solicitor and has handled a broad range of complex disputes and reported cases both in Hong Kong and in England. She is an accredited mediator, a Chartered Arbitrator and a panel arbitrator of ICC International Court of Arbitration, HKIAC, FDRC and SCIA.
Giovanna received her LLM in Corporate and Commercial Law and Master of Science in Construction Law and International Arbitration from the University of London and her Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Putonghua, Cantonese and English.
Email: Giovanna.kwong@shlegal.com
Ms. Karen Lau was called to the Bar in 2013 and practices in civil and criminal cases. Karen has represented clients in matrimonial, personal injury, commercial and contractual disputes. She is currently a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Karen has a broad mediation practice. She has received her accreditation in both family mediation and general mediation from the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited. In 2018, Karen has also been recognized as an International Accredited Professional Mediator from the Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Mediation Centre for Cross Border Mediation.
Karen is a member of the Hong Kong Family Law Association and the Hong Kong Collaborative Practice Group. She assists the Hong Kong Catholic Marriage Advisory Council on family mediation cases on a pro bono basis.
Mr. Roland Lau commenced his private practice as a Barrister-at-Law in 1998.  He has a broad civil litigation practice ranging from personal injuries claims, commercial transactions disputes as well as various types of property disputes. 
In 2006, he became an Accredited Mediator (General) and started his mediation practice.  He has participated as a Mediator in various Mediation schemes including the Lehman-Brothers related Investment Product Dispute Mediation Scheme, the New Insurance Mediation Pilot Scheme, the Commercial Mediation Scheme and the Surveying Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Scheme. 
He is also a panel mediator at the Financial Dispute Resolution Centre.  In the past, he has participated as a speaker and as a coach in seminars and workshops on Mediation.
Hon. LLD, MBA, MHKMC, SIME, CWPM, IPDRA, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Mediator, Arbitrator, Advocate, Negotiator, Assessor and Trainer
Dr. Law is the President of Hong Kong Mediation Centre, Founding Chairman of Mainland - Hong Kong Joint Mediation Center, International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management Institute, President of the Academy of International Dispute Resolution and Professional Negotiation, Past Chairman of Asian Mediation Association. He is the member of the Steering Committee on Mediation and Accreditation Sub-committee of Hong Kong. 
He is on a number of Mediator Panels in the globe. He is a columnist, Lead Trainer and Lead Assessor of the Dispute Resolution profession and Adjunct Senior Lecturer of Law Schools.  He has trained up thousands of coaches, assessors, trainers and professionals in relation to conflict resolution, negotiation, risk management and advocacy globally. He also assists Arbitration and Mediation Institutions in Asia to set up mediation policy, design mediation training and establish the assessment and disciplinary mechanism.  Dr. Law joined with People’s Court of Qinghai, China and Arbitration Centers of Shenzhen to establish the “Belt & Road International Commercial Court-Connected Mediation Centre of Qianhai which is the first Mediation-Litigation conversion center aimed at effectively resolving the Belt and Road and International commercial disputes. Since 2016, he has been leading delegations to attend the United Nation Commission of International Trade Law Sessions as observers and presented professional comments to the drafting of Mediation Convention. Dr. Law was awarded a Certificate of Commendation by the Secretary of Home Affairs for his outstanding contribution to the promotion of mediation professional services.

Mark Leonard has 30 years’ experience in the IT industry, working with Financial Services organisations in London and with Oracle Corporation in Asia Pacific, based in Australia and Hong Kong.
Mark founded SIGNAL i.t. to provide in-depth knowledge and expertise for companies dealing with software licence and IP related issues, offering mediation as an alternative dispute resolution pathway.  He has recently expanded services to cover cyber-security issues.
Mark gained a Bachelors Degree from Manchester University, membership of the Australian Computer Society, membership of Information Systems Audit and Control Association and qualified as a Certified Information Systems Auditor. He became an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators with his Accreditation to HKIAC’s General Panel of Mediators.
Benson is an accredited mediator of Singapore International Mediation Institute, the Singapore Mediation Centre and Community Conflict Services of Metropolitan St. Louis (U.S.A.). He is also a Court Appointed Volunteer Mediator of the Singapore State Courts / Small Claims Tribunals and he has represented parties in mediation proceedings in Singapore. He has coached at mediation courses held at Singapore Mediation Centre as well as taught mediation to trainee lawyers for the Singapore bar.
His appointments as a mediator in Singapore and U.S.A. include co-mediating in a commercial dispute between a website design company and a client company concerning the latter’s website; mediating in a dispute between 2 construction companies on a contract relating to the supply of labour; and sitting as the lead mediator in a dispute between a school for children with special needs and the parent of the child enrolled in the said school.
Ma Siu Lam, Peter is an experienced mediator accredited at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, the Law Society of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited as general mediator and family mediator.
He has a wide spectrum of mediation experience ranging from civil litigation, family/divorce, building management to neighborhood community mediations.  He has served as co-trainer and coach in various mediation training courses at education institutes including Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, the University of Hong Kong, to name a few.  He has also delivered talks in Hong Kong and Macau on topics related to mediation and the Hong Kong Legal System.  He is currently an assessor of the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited.
Mr. Ma is a solicitor by profession and has been partner of a law firm for more than 30 years.
Iram  Majid has been an advocate in the Delhi High Court for the last 15 years.
She is an accredited mediator from IIAM Kochi and also certified as a commercial negotiator from IIAM Kochi. 
She also holds a certificate of 26 hour's extensive training from Pepperdine University., Straus Institute Of Dispute Resolution, USA.
Ms Majid is also listed on the panel of the Delhi High Court Mediation Centre,
 Ms Majid is a member of the following organisations: :
 •             Chartered Institute of arbitration. UK
•             Member of Young Singapore International Arbitration Centre
•             Member of Dubai International Arbitration Centre
•             Member of International chamber of commerce (ICCYAF)
•             Membership of ASSOCHEM , AIACDR, India
•             Member of Construction Law Society, India
•              Member of Asia International Arbitration Centre (YPG)

ACIArb-London, Director-Chartered Institute of Arbitrators ( CIArb ) - India Branch, Programme Director-CIArb-India
Certified Tutor & Examiner-CIArb-London and Chairman –India Branch-Global Collaborative Law Council-USA
Mediator & Ambassador (India)
Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Mediation Center, Hong Kong
The Mediation Center, Dubai
Fellow  World Mediation Organisation
Sameer is an Advocate in India and an International Arbitrator he has 21 years of active legal practice and experience.  He completed his LL.B. in l994 from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi, India, Standing Second in the University.
 In the year 1994, he started to practise law in Ahmedabad, State of Gujarat, India by enrolling as a member of the Bar Council of Gujarat. He worked for a renowned Solicitor’s firm in Gujarat from 1994 – 2003, after which he established his own proprietary full service law firm at Ahmedabad, State of Gujarat, India, under the name and style of S. U. SHAH & ASSOCIATES. The second Branch opened in Mumbai in 2008 under the name and style of R BASE LEGAL (currently under re-constitution). He has vast experience in arbitration as both counsel and arbitrator.
Saniza was called to the Bar of England and Wales in the 1990s and worked as a barrister in London. Based in Hong Kong since the millennium, she worked as an in-house counsel for US and European investment banks for almost a decade. 
Qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Instituted of Arbitrators, she is a mediator with the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited and the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration and is pursuing interests in alternative dispute resolution. In addition, she is the Managing Director of a family owned company that invests in properties around the world. 
She holds a LL.M (Distinction) in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution from the University of Hong Kong. She received her undergraduate degree in Law from the University of Wales, United Kingdom.
 Law Graduate and past U.N. Country Head of Legal (VNSU), Julian Stargardt’s experience includes the private sector, public sector, civil society, media and academia.
Mr. Stargardt advises on business risks and risk mitigation in Asia Pacific. His clients include leading corporations and start-ups. He is active in ADR, mediating, adjudicating and or advising on commercial, maritime, international law, environment, high-net-worth family, public and public-private matters.
Mr. Stargardt is a member of the HKIAC Mediation Rules Re-write Committee. He is past Chairman of the HKIAC’s Commercial Mediation Group, a past Member of the HKIAC’s Mediation Council board and of the Editorial Board of the Asian Dispute Review
Mr Stargardt holds senior academic positions in Hong Kong and the UK working on climate change and mitigation. Mr Stargardt does pro-bono work with learned societies such as the Royal Geographical Society and with vulnerable persons such as the homeless, asylum seekers, victims of human trafficking and modern slavery.
Mr. Stargardt writes on economic and legal developments in Asia Pacific. He co-authored Butterworth’s Handbook on Hong Kong’s new Companies Ordinance and is the sole author of the 2nd and 3rd editions of “Citizenship”, volume 7 of Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong.
 As Mattereum’s Chief Legal Officer, Christopher is responsible for the design of the legal framework for commercial applications of blockchains and smart contracts, as well as heading the group’s corporate legal function.
Christopher studied physics and philosophy at New College, Oxford, before co-founding ophthalmic lens technology company Adlens. He later attended City Law School and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2011. Christopher’s legal practice focused on company and shareholder litigation, and licensing and joint ventures in respect of technology and intellectual property. He also practices as a commercial mediator, accredited by ADR Group; and he is a director of the Centre for Vision in the Developing World, which has designed and distributed low-cost, self-adjustable glasses for communities lacking access to professional eye care.

Dr. Abraham Wai is a specialist emergency physician serving the University of Hong Kong as a Clinical Assistant Professor. He is medically qualified from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2004.
During his specialty training he obtained his Juris Doctor from CUHK and Master of Business Administration from Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.
 He was the leader of many courses including Certificate Courses in Healthcare Mediation, Difficult Conversation in Healthcare, Complaint Management and Healthcare Mediation Skills Workshop under Hong Kong Society for Healthcare Mediation.
Dr Wai is also the leading author of the only local medical law reference text "Medical Law & Ethics in Hong Kong" (Sweet & Maxwell, 2016).
Mr. Yau Chi Keung is admitted as a Solicitor in Hong Kong in 1998 and became a Partner of Christine M. Koo & Ip in 2004, and now he is the Vice-managing Partner of Yu Sun Yau Mak & Lawyers. He obtained LLB (Honor) in the University of London and finished PCLL in the
University of Hong Kong. He is also the China Appointed Attesting Officer, Civil Celebrant, member of HKIArb and accredited General and Family Mediator of HKIAC/HKLS/HKMAAL.
Mr. Victor Yau has worked extensively in matters involving China Practice, Commercial, Conveyancing, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Trust, Wills, Probate, Civil Celebrant Human Rights and Refugees Case. He is experienced in mediation and arbitration in many Civil disputes, Family, Personal Injury and Commercial cases.
Mr. Victor Yau is a part-time lecturer and guest speaker for HKICPA, Commercial Crime Bureau, Open University (Certificate in PRC Law), Polytechnic University (China Business Centre) and Management Association. He is a committee member of Lawyers' ChristianFellowship from 1997 to 2001, committee member of Continuing Professional Development Committee in the Law Society of Hong Kong from 2001 to 2016.
Dr. Fan Yang, Director, International Dispute Resolution Academy (IDRA)
Dr. Fan Yang was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2005. She specializes in international commercial and investment arbitration, cross-border mediation and dispute resolution, complex commercial contracts (including sale of goods, letter of credits and carriage of goods by sea), and international comparative commercial law, focusing on particularly English law, Hong Kong law and Mainland Chinese law.
Dr. Yang is on the Panels of Arbitrators and Mediators of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA). She is a CEDR and HKMAAL Accredited Mediator. She is a Fellow and an approved faculty member of the CIArb.
She has published widely in a range of leading journals, including International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Cambridge University Press and Arbitration International, Oxford University Press. She is the sole author of a substantial commentary and casebook (Vols.1&2) on Foreign-related Arbitration in China, published by Cambridge University Press. She is the co-editor of a commentary on Mediation and its Impact on Legal Systems in Asia-Pacific, published by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business.
She taught Chinese and international commercial law and dispute resolution at the School of Law of the City University of Hong Kong since 2009.
Dr. Yang currently serves as the Director of the International Dispute Resolution Academy (IDRA): www.idracademy.org