Gavin Denton is the founder and head of Arbitration Chambers. He is a full-time arbitrator with substantial experience in international arbitrations across the Asia-Pacific region, including Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore, India the Philippines and Australia.
Gavin began his legal career working on the Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee in the Australian Federal Parliament, before working for Australia’s largest commercial law firm in Melbourne, Shanghai and Hong Kong. From 2009 to 2010, Gavin was based in Beijing where he completed his Masters in Chinese Law at Peking University, while also working as an independent arbitrator. At the end of 2010 Gavin relocated back to Hong Kong to set up Arbitration Chambers, China’s first set of chambers dedicated to international arbitration. Arbitration Chambers has attracted some of the leading arbitrators in the world and has just opened new premises in the Middle Temple in London.
Gavin has sat in over 40 international arbitrations and has significant experience and expertise in contract, finance, international trade, commodities and China-related disputes. He is on the panel of many of the leading arbitral institutions, including the BIAC, HKIAC, SIAC, CIETAC, KCAB, and the KLRCA. Gavin is also Chairman of ICC Australia’s Arbitration Committee, a member of ICC Hong Kong’s Arbitration Committee, and Founder of the HK Arbitration Charity Ball.