The ARIAS Asia Panel of Arbitrators (“Panel”) comprises members who have demonstrated significant experience and expertise in resolving disputes arising from the insurance and reinsurance sector.

The current members of the Panel are listed in alphabetical order below:

Name

Nationality

Place of ResidenceJurisdiction of AdmissionCV

Mohan Bharwaney SBS SC
BritishHong Kong
Australia, England & Wales, Hong KongView
Denis BrockBritishHong KongAustralia, England & Wales, Hong Kong, Ireland, New York, New ZealandView

Robert Bright KC

British

United Kingdom

England & Wales

View

Billy Chan

 

Chinese (Hong Kong)

 

Hong Kong

Not Applicable

View

Helena ChenChinese (Taiwan)TaiwanMainland China, New York, TaiwanView
Stephen Chu

 

Chinese (Hong Kong)

 

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

View

Sir Bernard Eder

British

United Kingdom

England & Wales

View

Alec Emmerson

British

United Arab Emirates

 

England & Wales (non-practising), Hong Kong (non-practising)View

Tunku Farik

 

Malaysian

Malaysia

Malaysia, Singapore

 

View

Peter Halprin

American

United States

New York

 

View

 

Chris Howse

British

Hong Kong

Australia (ACT), England & Wales, Hong Kong

 

View

 

Wilson Huo

Chinese (Mainland)

 

Mainland China

Mainland China

View

Giovanna Kwong

 

British, Chinese (Hong Kong)

 

Hong Kong

England & Wales, Hong Kong

 

View

Damien Laracy

New Zealander

Hong Kong

 

England & Wales, Hong Kong, New Zealand

 

View

Fook Choon Lee

 

Singaporean

Hong Kong

 

Hong Kong, Singapore

 

View

Robert Merkin KC (hon)

 

British

United Kingdom  

England & Wales

View

Paul Mitchard KC

British

Hong Kong

 

British Virgin Islands, England & Wales, Hong Kong 

 

View

Eun Young Park

Korean

South Korea

New York, South Korea 

View

 

Nicholas Pirie

British

Hong Kong

England & Wales, Hong Kong

 

View

 

Rashda Rana SC

Australian, British

United Kingdom

 

England & Wales, Australia (NSW)

View

Kay Seto

Chinese (Hong Kong)

 

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

View

 

Sir David Steel

 

British

United Kingdom

England & Wales

View

Nicholas Stone

British, Canadian

Indonesia

 

Canada (British Columbia), England & Wales, Hong Kong

 

View

Caroline ThomasGerman, Luxembourg, SwissHong KongEngland & Wales, Hong Kong, New YorkView

Mary Thomson

British(Hong Kong Permanent Resident)

Hong Kong, United Kingdom

England & Wales, Hong Kong

View

Christopher ToBritish (Hong Kong Permanent Resident)Hong KongHong Kong

View

Application Criteria and Procedure

Applicants who wish to be considered for inclusion on the Panel must submit the following:

  1. Application Form (available here, or downloadable as pdf ARIAS Asia-Application Form for Arbitrators 20220316);
  2. Latest curriculum vitae including the applicant’s experience in arbitration of insurance and reinsurance disputes;
  3. Names and contact details of at least two referees who are able to speak fully to the applicant’s professional integrity and experience in arbitration of insurance and reinsurance disputes;
  4. Copies of at least two sanitised arbitral awards concerning insurance or reinsurance disputes drafted by the applicant within the last five years;
  5. Proposed terms of appointment including a proposed hourly rate; and
  6. Any other materials which the applicant wishes to submit to demonstrate his or her experience in arbitration of insurance and reinsurance disputes.

Connection with Asia is an advantage.

ARIAS Asia has discretion to waive any of the above requirements for eminent arbitrators with substantial experience in insurance and reinsurance disputes.

Applicants shall submit their applications to ARIAS Asia by email to panels@arias-asia.org. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and will be considered and determined by the ARIAS Asia Executive Committee (“Committee”). Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision, once made.

ARIAS Asia has full discretion to admit or reject applications for inclusion on the Panel. ARIAS Asia may also invite individuals with a particular background or qualification to apply for the Panel.

ARIAS Asia’s decision on an application is final.

Membership of the Panel is for a period of three years from the date of admission.