Database of arbitrators

Ms. Grace Cheng


39 Essex Chambers

Gender: Female

Nationality: Hong Konger, New Zealander

Address: London,

Country: United Kingdom

Email Address:

Phone: +4402078321111

Languages: English Native, Cantonese Native, Mandarin Native, French Working knowledge

Experience as sole arbitrator: Yes , 2 cases

Experience as co-arbitrator: No

Experience as presiding arbitrator: No

Experience as counsel in arbitration proceedings: Yes

Legal systems: Common Law

Bar Admission: Hong Kong SAR, 2013 , England and Wales, 2016

Fields of arbitration specialization: Construction & Infrastructure, Energy & Natural Resources, Technologies, Transport


• The Continuing Triumph of ‘Bright Line’ Rules: Rothwell revisited (2017) 25 Tort Law Review 3
• “You’re fired”: The Blacklisting of Workers in the Construction Industry (2017) 33 Construction Law Journal 403
• E-Money: Evolution or revolution? (2018) 33(2) Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation 56
• What’s in a name? (2018) 1 International Family Law Journal 50
• The role of judicial review in the EU’s financial architecture and the development of alternative remedies: The experience of the Board of Appeal of the European Supervisory Authorities (2018) 84 Quaderni di Ricerca Giuridica published by Banca d’Italia 17 (co-authored with Sir William Blair)
• In Code we trust? Trustlessness and smart contracts (co-authored with Mimi Zou and Marta Soria Heredia) originally published by the Society for Computers and Law (April 2019) and in abridged form by the Oxford Business Law Blog (University of Oxford)
• Member of Commercial Bar Association / Chancery Bar Association joint working group responding to the Law Commission’s call for evidence on smart contracts (March 2021)
• Overriding mandatory rules and compliance in international arbitration: national monetary restrictions, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Dossier XIX (co-authored with Sir William Blair)

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