Character Introduction
Kim M. Rooney
Council Member
Kim M. Rooney
Brief Introduction
Kim Rooney is an international arbitrator and barrister, a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, and admitted to practise in Hong Kong, England & Wales and Australia. Before moving to become an arbitrator and barrister Kim was a partner of White & Case LLP heading its Hong Kong based Asian international dispute resolution practice. She is a member of the Hong Kong Bar Association' s Council and chairs its Standing Committee on International Practice. Kim' s arbitration experience as arbitrator and counsel includes in disputes around the world (including many countries on the Belt & Road) in the banking and financial services, commercial, construction, infrastructure (including energy and power, mining, telecommunications and water), investment, IT and trade sectors, involving investors, state owned enterprises and states under ICSID, institutional and ad hoc arbitration rules. Kim chaired the Hong Kong Law Reform Commission' s Subcommittee on Third Party Funding for Arbitration. Its Final Report on Third Party Funding for Arbitration published in October 2016 annexed draft amendment legislation to the Arbitration Ordinance Cap 609 that formed the basis of the Arbitration and Mediation Legislation (Third Party Funding) (Amendment) Bill 2016 that Hong Kong' s Legislative Council passed in June 2017.
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