Ms Teresa Cheng, GBM, GBS, SC, JP, Secretary for Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Ms Teresa Cheng, SC, was appointed Secretary for Justice on January 6, 2018. She was a Senior Counsel in private practice before joining the Government. She is also a chartered engineer and chartered arbitrator. She was frequently engaged as arbitrator or counsel in complex international commercial or investment disputes. Ms. Cheng was one of the founders and Chairman of the Asian Academy of International Law. She is a Past Vice President of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration, Past Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and Past Chairperson of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. In 2008, she became the first Asian woman elected through a global election as President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She served as Deputy Judge / Recorder in the Court of First Instance of the High Court of Hong Kong from 2011 to 2017. She is a member of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes Panel of Arbitrators, and was a member of the World Bank's Sanctions Board. Ms. Cheng is a Fellow of King's College in London, and was the Course Director of the International Arbitration and Dispute Settlement Course at the Law School of Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Mr Peter Wong, Deputy Law Officer (Treaties & Law), Department of Justice of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Mr Peter Wong obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Hong Kong (1988), the Master of Law from the University of Cambridge (1990), and the Bachelor of Social Sciences from the Hong Kong Metropolitan University (then Open University of Hong Kong) (2004). He was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong (1992) and in England and Wales (1993).
Mr Wong joined the Department of Justice (then Legal Department) in 1994, after a short stint in the private sector. He was appointed as Senior Assistant Solicitor General (Basic Law) in 2000. Since 2007, Mr Wong has served in various positions in the Department, including Deputy Principal Government Counsel (Treaties and Law), Deputy Solicitor General (Constitutional Affairs) Deputy Solicitor General (Policy Affairs), and Secretary to the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong. He has assumed the position of Deputy Law Officer (Treaties and Law) to take charge of the Treaties and Law Unit in the Department’s International Law Division since 2019.
Mr Wong is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and a CEDR Accredited Mediator.
Mr Eric Ng, Managing Counsel, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
Eric is Managing Counsel at the HKIAC.
Prior to joining the HKIAC, Eric worked for five years as a barrister-at-law in Hong Kong focusing primarily on international commercial and construction arbitrations, as well as general commercial litigation in Hong Kong, and has worked as counsel as well as tribunal secretary in several major international commercial, construction, and financial arbitrations seated around the world.
In addition to his work as a barrister, Eric was previously Adjunct Professor at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, lecturing in advocacy and investor-state arbitration. Eric has also published on issues of international dispute resolution and investor-state arbitration.
Eric holds a BCL from Oxford University, PCLL and JD from City University from Hong Kong, MSc E-commerce from the University of Hong Kong, as well as a BS in Business Administration and Information Systems from Babson College in the USA. He is admitted to practice law in Hong Kong.
Mr Ronald Sum, Partner in Hong Kong Office & Head of Dispute Resolution in Asia, Addleshaw Goddard (Hong Kong) LLP
Ronald Sum is a Partner in the Hong Kong office and Head of Dispute Resolution in Asia of Addleshaw Goddard (Hong Kong) LLP. He concentrates his practice in all areas of dispute resolution, specializing in China related matters, cross border disputes, complex commercial disputes, regulatory bodies investigations, sports related disputes, transportation, international trade, insurance and reinsurance including export credit insurance, product liability and product recall, including arbitration, litigation, mediation and investigations.
Ronald is qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong, England and Wales and Australia. He is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators and the fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also the council and appointments committee member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. He is on the panel of arbitrators of various institutions and has acted both as counsel and arbitrator in administered arbitration proceedings Ronald is also an accredited mediator of HKMAAL, CIETAC and the Law Society of Hong Kong. Ronald has recently been appointed as a council member of the Law Society of Hong Kong and an arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and Shanghai International Arbitration Center (SHIAC). Ronald is also an Investor State Mediator under the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA). Ronald is a council member of the Hong Kong Mediation Council. He also sits on the Hong Kong Government Advisory Committee on the Promotion of Arbitration and the Hong Kong Steering Committee on Mediation. Ronald is also a director of the eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre.