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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Ms. Grace Cheng

Barrister & Arbitrator

39 Essex Chambers

Gender: Female

Nationality: Hong Konger, New Zealander

Country: United Kingdom

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

Experience as sole arbitrator: Yes , 10 cases

Experience as co-arbitrator: Yes , 2 cases

Experience as presiding arbitrator: No

Experience as counsel in arbitration proceedings: Yes

Experience as Mediator: No

Legal systems: Common Law

Bar Admission: DIFC – Dubai (2022) and SICC – Singapore (2022) , AIFC – Kazakhstan (2020) , England and Wales (2016) ,  Hong Kong SAR (2013)

Fields of arbitration specialization: Administrative Law, Construction & Infrastructure, Commercial arbitration, Employment law, Energy & Natural Resources, Environment, Entertainment & Media, Finance & Banking, Intellectual Property, Sport, Technologies, Transport


  • Arbitrating financial disputes—are they different and what lies ahead? (2022) Arbitration International 1 (co-authored with Sir William Blair, Gökçe Uyar and Yang Zhao)
  • The Lasting Legacy of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the Construction Industry in the UK (2022) 38(4) Construction Law Journal 199
  • 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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