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President – Mr. KWONG Chi Keung JP.

Home About Us Who We Are Council Members President – Mr. KWONG Chi Keung JP.

President – Mr. KWONG Chi Keung JP.

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Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (University of Hong Kong with Honours).
  • Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London- 2003 awarded the Course Directors Prize for being first in his class in Practice & Procedure).

Professional Qualifications

  • Solicitor of Hong Kong (1979), PRC lawyer )Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (2022), England (1983)*, Victoria, Australia (1984)* and Singapore (1989)* [*qualified, non-practicing].
  • Notary Public.
  • Chartered Arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators London (CIArb).
  • Fellow of the CIArb and Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb).
  • Listed Arbitrator, Panelist on the panels of Adjudicator and Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre, Arbitrator for International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC).
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) appointed (1) Neutral for Arbitration & Mediation and Domain Name Panelist (under UDRP and China cc LTD DRP) and (2) Panelist on the Roster of Panelist for the Legal Rights Objections (LRO) under ICANN’s New gTLD Program.
  • Guangdong Province People’s High Court special appointment as Guangdong Court Mediator for cross border disputes in the Greater Bay Area 2023-2023.
  • Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA) appointed Arbitrator (2022-2025)
  • Zhuhai Court of International Arbitration appointment arbitrator
  • South China International Arbitration Center (HK) (the SCIAHK) appointed arbitrator (2023-2025)

Government Appointments

  • Justice of the Peace.
  • Director of Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI)
  • Member of the Innovation and Technology Venture Fund (ITVF) Advisory Committee
  • Member of Working Group on Intellectual Property Trading (Mar 2013) and Convenor of its sub-group on IP Arbitration and Mediation responsible for proposing Hong Kong’s Arbitration Amendment Ordinance 2017 giving statutory guidance on arbitrability of IP disputes.
  • Member of the Panel of the Inland Revenue Board of Review 2004 to 2006.
  • Member of the Administrative Appeals Board of the Hong Kong SAR (2000-2006).
  • Deputy Chairman of Copyright Tribunal of the Hong Kong SAR (1999/2005).
  • Member of Steering Committee on Review of IP Issues in the Innovation & Technologies Sector (since 2010).
  • Member of Advisory Committee on Patent System Reform (since 2011) and Convenor of its Working Group on Interim Measures.

Other Credentials

  • President of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb)
  • Co-author of the 400 pages casebook “Hong Kong Arbitration Judgments and Commentaries” published by HKIArb in November 2023
  • Special Advisor to the Nationwide Commercial Arbitration Professional Committee of Beijing Jingsh Law Firm
  • Council Member of the Hong Kong Society of Notaries.
  • International President (2012-2015) of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (“APAA”) (members in 26 jurisdictions)

Main Areas of Practice

  • Arbitration, mediation, banking, public and private corporate transactions, China projects, complex commercial litigation, intellectual properties (registration, licensing and enforcement of patent, design, copyright and trade mark), injunction proceedings and mega property transactions.