Database of Arbitrators and Mediators

The MIAC Database features a global pool of both highly experienced and new arbitrators as well as mediators, drawn from civil and common law jurisdictions around the world.

In creating an online Database, MIAC aims to create a useful resource to users, and at the same time bring to the fore the recognized talent of arbitrators and mediators from Africa, Asia, and beyond.

The Database is freely accessible to the public for assistance in identifying appropriate arbitrators for specific cases. Appointments by the MIAC appointing authority may also draw upon, but would not be limited to, the Database. While MIAC encourages qualified individuals to join the Database, inclusion in the Database does not entail an endorsement or certification by MIAC.

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Mr. Christopher Lau

Chartered Arbitrator and Senior Counsel

Christopher Lau

Gender: Male

Nationality: Singaporean

Country: Singapore

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Languages: English (Native)

Experience as sole arbitrator: Yes , 44 cases

Experience as co-arbitrator: Yes , 57 cases

Experience as presiding arbitrator: Yes , 93 cases

Experience as counsel in arbitration proceedings: Yes , 2 cases

Experience as Mediator: No

Legal systems: Common Law

Bar Admission: England and Wales, 1972

Fields of arbitration specialization: Construction & Infrastructure, Commercial arbitration, Corporate law / M&A, Energy & Natural Resources, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Investment law, Maritime law, Procurement


• Early Conflict Resolution and Efficiency in Arbitration: To Germany and Back Again? Liber Amicorum Michael Moser (2020)
• Assignments ‘Mid-Arbitration’: Some Practical Considerations Chapter 2 in Jurisdiction, Admissibility and Choice of Law in International Arbitration, Liber Amicorum Michael Pryles (2018)
• Equality of Arms in International Arbitration: Do Rules and Guidelines Level the Playing Field and Properly Regulate Conduct? – An Arbitrator’s Perspective ICCA Mauritius (2016)
• Obstacles and Opportunities – Whither Summary Dispositions? Festschrift Neil Kaplan (2012)
• Party Autonomy – The Turning Point, Dispute Resolution Int’l, Vol. 4 No. 1 (2010)
• The Asian Perspective on Advocacy Chapter in Doak Bishop’s The Art of Advocacy in International Arbitration (2nd ed., 2010)

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