Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
Ms. Teresa Cheng, GBS, SC, JP, FICE, FCIArb Chairperson, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
Ms. Teresa Cheng GBS SC JP FICE FCIArb is a Senior Counsel, Chartered Engineer, Chartered Arbitrator and Accredited Mediator, with a distinguished record of public service in Hong Kong. Ms. Cheng specialises in areas of law in construction and international commercial joint venture contracts and investment arbitration, and is an experienced practitioner in international arbitration and mediation. She is frequently engaged as counsel or arbitrator in complex international commercial disputes.
She is the Chairperson of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), Past Vice President of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), and Past Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. In 2008, she was the first Asian woman elected through a global election as President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). She was appointed as a Recorder in the Court of First Instance of the High Court of Hong Kong in 2014, and is currently a member of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) panel of Arbitrators, designated by the Chairman of the ICSID Administrative Council of World Bank, and an external IFC alternate member of the World Bank's Sanctions Board.
She is a Fellow of King’s College in London, and the Course Director of the International Arbitration and Dispute Settlement Course at the Law School of Tsinghua University in Beijing. She has co-authored numerous books and articles in journals and seminars. Some of her recent publications include “Construction Law and Practice in Hong Kong” and “Arbitration in Hong Kong: A Practical Guide”, published by Sweet & Maxwell, as well as papers in the “International Council for Commercial Arbitration Congress Series”, published by Kluwer Law International.