2nd YIMC Mediators

2nd 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 Ahuja is an accredited general mediator of the HKIAC and HKMAAL and has completed the Advanced Mediation Masterclass program.
Navin has completed his Master of Laws in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, where he received a moot scholarship. He was selected to participate as an oralist in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in 2014 and since then, remained involved in the moot as the Hong Kong Team Officer of the Moot Alumni Association (MAA).
Navin has undertaken several legal internships and has also assisted his professors with various research projects. He recently interned at the HKIAC and was also a Part-time Research Associate at the City University of Hong Kong.
Navin is currently doing his Doctorate in Law. He is one of the Editorial Assistants for the Asian Dispute Review journal. He is also the Editor of the Vis Moot brochure in Vienna

Delcy Lagones de Anglim  is one of the leading mediators in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. She is a lawyer with extensive experience in Civil law, international trade law and alternative dispute resolution. She has twenty one years’ experience in mediation – international trade, commercial, environment, workplace, international family matters, among others. Delcy worked for the United Nations in Cambodia, from 1992 to 1993. She is currently a consultant with the World Bank. Delcy is a Judge at the Annual ICC, International Chamber of Commerce, International Commercial Mediation Competition in Paris. She is the Foundation Convenor of the ADR/Mediation Committee of the ICC, International Chamber of Commerce, Australia Founder and Managing Director of Third Party Mediation and the Australasian Dispute Resolution Centre. Executive Committee Member of  UNCITRAL Australia, UNCCA,(UN Commission on International Trade Law). Delcy is an accredited Mediator with numerous organizations including IMI, CIArb, LEADR/IAMA, ADC, India International ADR, ICC Australia, ADRC. Educator - designed and delivered training programs in Australia, Peru and Vietnam, university guest lecturer, author of books on mediation and conciliation. Winner of the Australian LEADR 2014 Practitioner Award for Significant Contribution and Excellence in the Practice of Dispute Resolution. Fluent in English, Spanish, and French. Competent in Italian. Basic Portuguese and Khmer

Email:lagonesmediation@gmail.com delcy.lagones@adrcentre.com.au

Dr Choo Kah Lin is a Hospital Authority Consultant Respiratory Physician and Coordinator in Clinical Services working at North District Hospital (NDH). She is an Accredited Mediator with HKIAC and HKMAAL and a Council Member of the newly established Hong Kong Society of Healthcare Mediation. Her involvement as a Patient Voice advocate started when she embarked on a project that filmed patients providing constructive feedback followed by a healthcare professionals’ response survey in 2009. In her capacity as a New Territories East Cluster Patient Relations and Engagement Committee Member and NDH Facilitator for Patient Engagement, she is regularly involved in conducting patient communication training for healthcare professionals. She has also shared her experience in using mediation skills to resolve conflicts at forums and seminars organized by Hospital Authority and Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Dr. James Chiu is the founder of JC Professional Mediation Practice and a full time general mediator. He is on the panel list of HKMAAL, HKIAC. Dr. Chiu is a committee member of the Hong Kong Mediation Council and was chair of its Commercial Mediation Interest Group, 2014 to 2015. He was the first Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Chinese University involved in mediation courses. He is currently an Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor of the University of Hong Kong where he teaches clinical interpersonal skills. He is a former assessor in mediation of the HKIAC and the Law Society of Hong Kong. He is currently an assessor and lead trainer of the HKMAAL general mediation course. Dr. Chiu has numerous articles and seven book chapters on mediation and negotiation. He speaks and chairs regularly at domestic and international medico-legal and mediation events. He holds an LLB (Hons) degree from the University of London.


Mr. Edward Chow graduated from the Law Faculty of HKU and was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 1990.  In recent years, he further obtained two Masters of Laws degrees from HKU in arbitration and dispute resolution and also in corporate financial law.  He actively practices in civil and commercial law before Hong Kong Courts and has been appointed as arbitrator in insurance case.
Edward serves as Chairman of Appeal Tribunal (Building Ordinance), Member of Inland Revenue Board of Review, Member of Greater China Sub-committee of Hong Kong Bar Association and Honorary Secretary of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, East Asia Branch in 2015 and is a current Committee Member.  He is also the head of Century Chambers in Hong Kong.
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 and as moot judge for the major law schools in Hong Kong and Shanghai and is also on the Approved Faculty List of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. His full profile can be obtained from www.centurychambers.hk. Telephone: 2526 8782
Email: Edward@centurychambers.hk

Heather Douglas is a Accredited General And Family Mediator. Heather is also a Solicitor (admitted England & Wales 1989; Hong Kong 1989) LLB (Hons), LLM (Dispute Resolution) and was formerly a Teaching Fellow at the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong.  In July 2011 Heather joined Commercial, Mediation & Arbitration Services Ltd (CMA) as a Consultant and Mediator to focus on mediation and related activities.   Heather was also a mediation trainer with CMA’s sister company, Global Mediation Services Ltd (GMS).  Heather has been involved in mediation for over 20 years having first obtained a certificate in commercial mediation in 1996.  
“Moving towards a mediation mindset”
Asian-Mena Counsel Vol.9 Issue 10 2011/12
“Mediation: The Emerging Option”         
Hong Kong Lawyer April 1998
“Mixed-gender Negotiation: Does Gender Need to Matter?”
ADRJ Vol.8 No.4 November 1997                         
E-mail: hdmediation@hotmail.com.hk

Ms. Grace IP Ping Ting ( 何葉娉婷 ) admitted as the solicitor of the HKSAR in September 1999.  She is now working for the Department of Justice as a Government Counsel serving the Legal Policy Division. 
Ms. IP is a CEDR accredited mediator and fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb).  She is currently a Council member of the HKIArb Committee. She is also a Professional Victim-Offender (VOM) Mediator for 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.   
Ms. IP received her legal education at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and was graduated at HKU in 1997.  She attained master degree in International Economic Law at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2009. 
Ms. IP also received arbitration and mediation skills training at the Faculty of Law, HKU covering the law and practice in international commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, advocacy & negotiation for settlement and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and entertainment law : popular iconography and the celebrity’s right of publicity in US jurisdiction.    

Giovanna Kwong 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

Craig Kersey 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

Atty. Stephen D. Mau
is currently working in Hong Kong as an Assistant Professor & Deputy Coordinator of MSc in Construction Law & Dispute Resolution in the Department of Building & Real Estate of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
His qualification includes Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Panelist for Indian Institute of Arbitration & Mediation Arbitrator (Int'l), Panelist for the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (Hong Kong Office) and Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Ltd Accredited Mediator (General).
Past practice included appellate (both civil and criminal) cases, conveyancing and immigration work. Current practice includes Alternative Dispute Resolution training, advising on arbitrations and arbitration-related matters, serving as arbitrator, and legal corporate training. As a professor, he also lectures in both bachelor and master programs. He published articles in international arbitration journals as well as several books on general Hong Kong legal principles.

Email: stephen.d.mau@polyu.edu.hk

Danny  McFadden worked as a CEDR Director (London) since 2004 and is dually qualified as a lawyer both in Australia and the UK.
Danny speaks Mandarin Chinese fluently and mediates regularly in Hong Kong, China and overseas. Mediates in commercial, employment, construction, succession and trusts, banking, insurance, family and property sectors with a particular expertise in multinational disputes. He is also an expert trainer in conflict management, negotiation and mediation to organisations such as the UN, ADB, IHG, World Bank and MTR
In 2009 he was Director of Mediation for the United Nations in New York. Since 2010 Asian Regional Mediator for the World Bank Group and the United Nations in South East Asia. 
In 2013 his book “Mediation in Greater China” was published by Kluwer Law. He was Editor of “Mediation in Singapore: A practical guide” a Sweet & Maxwell publication which was launched by the Chief Justice of Singapore in March 2015. Currently editing and writing “Business Transactions in China” due to publish 2016.
Member: Hong Kong Government’s Steering Committee on Mediation, HKMAAL Council Member, Chair HKMAAL CPD Committee, Law Society of England and Wales, UK Civil Mediation Council, International Bar Association, World Jurist Association and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Mediator Panels: World Bank, United Nations, CEDR, Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC), CCPIT Mediation Centre Beijing and the International Mediation Institute (IMI). Winner of the International Advisory Experts Mediation Law award for Hong Kong 2016.

James MacKinnon is a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Herbert Smith Freehills’ Greater China International Arbitration Practice in Hong Kong. James specialises in international commercial arbitration, in particular in the renewable energy and upstream oil & gas industries. He also has a wide range of dispute resolution experience in commercial and financial matters. James works on various high value and complex disputes, advising both corporate and individual clients in disputes across Mainland China, Asia, the Middle East and India.
Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills, James worked in the Dubai, London and Hong Kong offices of other leading international law firms. James graduated from the University of Durham in 2006, and subsequently obtained an LLB and a Graduate Diploma in Law from Nottingham Law School. He was admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales in 2011.
 T +852 2101 4118

Eric Ng Barrister-at-Law – Gilt Chambers 

Eric Ng is currently a Barrister-at-law at Gilt Chambers in Hong Kong, developing a practice in commercial litigation and international arbitration.  He has been involved in several complex commercial and construction arbitrations since he was called to the Bar in 2014.
Prior to his call to the Hong Kong Bar, Eric has worked with several senior practitioners in order to develop international arbitration expertise.  This included an internship at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr as part of their London arbitration group, and a pupillage with Ms. Teresa Cheng SC in Hong Kong.
In addition to his professional practice, Eric has also acted as a moot coach for the City University of Hong Kong team since 2012.  He was also a speaker for the 2013 City University team that wound up prevailing at the 2013 Vis Moot in Vienna, and has since worked to train up new teams for both the Vis East and Vis Vienna moot competitions.


Donna Ross Independent Lawyer, Arbitrator And Mediator, The Ross Law Firm
Donna Ross is an international ADR practitioner and U.S. lawyer based in Melbourne, where she is the principal of Donna Ross Dispute Resolution. She holds U.S. and French law degrees and has twenty years’ experience in litigation, transactions and ADR, as well as a broad-based professional background in business and technology from three continents.
Donna is accredited as a mediator in New York and Australia (NMAS) and has served as a neutral and advocate in numerous private mediations and for the New York Commercial Court. She is an accomplished multicultural negotiator who represents clients as settlement counsel and teaches negotiation.  She drafts U.S. and international agreements with particular expertise in import and distribution, private equity investments, franchise, the wine industry, and the CISG and ADR clauses.
Ms. Ross chairs Resolution Institute’s Victorian Arbitration Committee, is a Member of the Victorian Mediation and National Determinative Committees, ICC Australia’s ADR Committee and the ICCA Mediation Moot Working Group, and the New York State Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution (original member) and International Law and Practice Sections. She speaks at and is active in ADR organizations and chambers of commerce and regularly serves as a judge in ADR competitions.

Jody Sin is a solicitor, an accredited mediator of Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Ltd (HKMAAL), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and Hong Kong Law Society.  She has abundant experience in mediating a broad range of disputes, including commercial actions, shareholder disputes, land and property cases, professional negligence claims as well as personal injury actions.  She is also an adjunct lecturer with the University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE), teaching accredited mediator courses, workplace mediation and other courses in relation to the application of mediation.  Jody has been actively promoting the use of mediation in Hong Kong.  She is the chairperson of Hong Kong Mediation Council (a division of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre), and a member of the Public Education and Publicity sub-group under the Mediation Steering Committee of the Secretary for Justice.  She is also a member of Mediators Admission Committee and Mediation Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong.
Email: jody.sin@theresolution.com.hk
Tel: 3796 2655 * Fax: 3743 6263

Kim Wilson is an experienced engagement specialist, mediator, facilitator and ADR practitioner. His experience has provided him with sound and practical judgement and a highly specialised capacity for empathetic engagement and constructive guidance at the personal and as well as institutional level.
Kim is a specialist in Social Development Strategy and able to design and deliver in complex and challenging Stakeholder situations by providing engagement strategies and implementation plans. He is experienced in company to community engagement and in strategic negotiation and agreement making with indigenous interests [See www.sntc.com.au].
Kim has successfully conducted mediations for over 15 years, many involving multiple parties and complex issues and interests.
He is an accomplished speaker. He conducts Workshops on Company to Community Engagement and Negotiation..

Ms. Amarantha YIP Yun-wan is a social worker by profession. She is an Accredited Family Mediator of HKMAAL and HKIAC. She has been involved as a trainer / coach for numerous mediation training programmes run by different organisations in Hong Kong.
Amarantha introduced Peer Mediation in Hong Kong in 2001. She has led her staff team to develop the Peer Mediation Training Manuals for secondary school students and primary school students, trained up more than 3500 Peer Mediators.
Amarantha is currently a member of the Steering Committee on Mediation chaired by the Secretary for Justice and vice-chairperson of its Public Education and Publicity Sub-committee. She is also a member of the Mediator Accreditation Committee of the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Limited (HKMAAL) and Hong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). She is active in the promotion of mediation and peaceful conflict resolution and has been a speaker at international and local conferences.