gary soo

Mr. Gary Soo is a practising Barrister and Chartered Engineer. He has been practising in areas of civil litigation involving commercial and construction disputes and arbitration for some 20 years. From 2008 to 2010, he took up the position to serve as the Secretary-General of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. Also, he was the President of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, from the year of 2006 to 2008 & 2010 to 2011.

Mr. Soo is a Vice-President of the China Nansha International Arbitration Centre and is also the First Chairman of the Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau Commercial Mediation Alliance. He had through these year been involved in hundreds of local and international arbitration cases. In addition, as arbitrator, he has served in dozens of international cases involving both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations (including HKIAC, ICC, CIETAC, SCIA etc.) as party-appointed arbitrator, sole arbitrator or presiding arbitrator.

Mr. Soo is a CEDR Accredited Mediator as well. He is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and The Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, a Member of the Institution of The American Society of Civil Engineers, The Institution of Structural Engineers, The Institution of Civil Engineers, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and The Chartered Quality Institute.

He is also a listed panelist for domain name disputes of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, the China International Economic Trade and Arbitration Commission, and the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre. He is also on the panel of arbitrators of the World Trade Center Macau Arbitration Center and a number of arbitration commissions in Mainland China.

He is also the editor of the book "Construction Contract Essentials in Hong Kong" and the co-author of the book “Construction Law and Practice in Hong Kong”, a contributing author of “Construction Arbitration in Hong Kong: A Practical Guide” and of “The Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance: Commentary and Annotations”.

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