Samuel Wong is an experienced dispute resolver. He practices as a barrister and adjudicates disputes as an arbitrator. He covers a wide range of commercial disputes in which the governing law of the contract spans from New York law, UK law, Hong Kong law and PRC law. He also practices as an effective mediator.
As a Barrister, a Chartered Arbitrator and an Accredited Mediator, Samuel Wong is a professional in the resolution of disputes whether in Court or by ADR. He has B.A. and M.A. degrees in economics, earned an MBA degree from Harvard in 1978, PCLL from the Hong Kong University and studied dispute resolution at Harvard Negotiation Institute.
He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the current President of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators. He is a member of International Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong, China (ICC) and a member of its Arbitration Committee. He is on the panel of the China International Economic & Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission/Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA), Shanghai International Arbitration Center (SHIAC), the Kuala Lumpur Regional Center for Arbitration (KLRCA), Indian Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators (IIAM), the panels of the Arbitration Commissions of Wuhan, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Weizhou (Guangdong) of the Peoples Republic of China and the Panels of Arbitrators of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC) and the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb). He is also on the list of arbitrators of the Hong Kong Bar Association, the Panel of Experts for Domain Name Disputes of the HKIAC and the Panel of Mediators of CCPIT. President, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators
As to mediation, he is CEDR and HKMAAL accredited, on the Panels of Mediators of HKIAC and the Hong Kong Mediation Center, on the List of Mediators of Hong Kong Bar Association and on the Panel of CEDR Asia Pacific Mediation Practice Group. He is also on the List of Mediators of the Building Management Mediation Coordinator’s Office of the Hong Kong Judiciary, the Land (Compulsory Sale for Redevelopment) Ordinance Pilot Scheme and the Lehman-Brothers related Investment Products Mediation and Arbitration Scheme of the HKIAC. Mr. Wong is also appointed on the panel of mediators of the Peoples’ Court of Qianhai Cooperation Zone of the PRC.
Samuel was involved with various task forces including the working group of the Department of Justice for the drafting of the arbitration bill and the reform of the law of arbitration in Hong Kong and the ICC Taskforce on the Review of the ICC Arbitration Rules in 2009. On Department of Justice’s Advisory Committee on Promotion of Arbitration
He gave lectures widely on arbitration and mediation to professional groups and at Universities. He has also written articles that were published in arbitration reviews, contributed a chapter to Arbitration in China – A Practical Guide by Sweet & Maxwell 2004 and authored Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance 2011- A Guide and Commentary which was published in September 2011. He is on the Editorial Board of Asian Dispute Resolution.
Samuel has extensive litigation experience in civil and commercial matters in the High Court of the Hong Kong SAR. He arbitrates as sole and presiding arbitrator in construction, international sales of goods (commodities and metals), insurance, professional negligence, international trade, shipping and China equity joint venture disputes. He was appointed in numerous ad hoc and institutional arbitrations carried out under the rules of CIETAC, other PRC Arbitration Commissions, ICC, HKIAC and UNCITRAL Arbitration rules and has rendered over 60 arbitral and administrative panel decisions. He has also advocated for parties in Hong Kong in ad hoc arbitrations and in FOSFA, LME and ICC arbitrations.
He has mediated and settled various disputes involving Incorporated Owners and BMO disputes, shareholder disputes, land and right of way disputes, probate disputes, financial product disputes, solicitor and client disputes, charter party and maritime disputes, bank and client disputes and other general contractual disputes.