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Today, we welcome a new member to chambers and our first addition since our inception in 2022. Kim Rooney is a barrister, international arbitrator and mediator, with a practice focused on complex, high-value disputes in the aviation, commercial, construction energy, finance, infrastructure, IPR investment and Information and Communications Technologies sectors. She is regularly appointed as an emergency arbitrator and as an arbitrator in expedited proceedings.
An ICC International Court of Arbitration member, Kim chaired the Hong Kong Law Reform Commission’s Subcommittee on Third Party Funding for Arbitration, co-drafting Part 10A of the Arbitration Ordinance Cap 609 and the Hong Kong Code of Conduct for Third Party Funding for Arbitration which implemented third party funding of arbitration in Hong Kong.
Before moving to become a Hong Kong barrister in late 2009, Kim was a partner of White & Case LLP, heading its Asian dispute resolution practice. She has been practicing in Hong Kong since July 1990, when she worked on contentious insolvency at Baker & McKenzie. Kim is also admitted as a Western Australia Barrister and Solicitor and a Solicitor in England and Wales.
Kim is a board member of eBRAM Online International Online Dispute Resolution Centre (serving on its executive committee), a member of the Rules Steering Committee of the Hague Court of Arbitration for Aviation, a member of the Council of the Hong Kong Bar Association and chair of its Arbitration Committee. She is the editor of the IBA’s “Dispute Resolution International”, co-author of “ICCA’S Guide to the Interpretation of the 1958 New York Convention: A Handbook for Judges” (2012) and ADR Contributing Editor for “Hong Kong Civil Procedure”.
Kim also led an arbitration law reform project in Laos in 1998 (World Bank funded) and a project in the Indonesian public sector reviewing alternatives to litigation and arbitration for investor state disputes from 2013 to 2016 (EU funded).
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