Teresa Cheng, GBS, SC, JP
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 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 / investment disputes.
She is the Chairman of the Asian Academy of International Law (AAIL), Past Vice President of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), Past Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, and Past Chairperson of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). In 2008, she became 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 (formerly designated by the Chairman of the ICSID Administrative Council of World Bank and since August 2017 by China), and an external IFC alternate member of the World Bank's Sanctions Board.
Ms. Cheng 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.