Ciarb in conversation with HKIAC

  • April 5, 2023
    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Organised by CIArb in collaboration with the HKIAC, join us for a boardroom lunch with HKIAC Secretary-General, Mariel Dimsey to discuss various topics in the lead up to ICCA 2024 in Hong Kong. The conversation will be open to questions from the audience and address:

  • The increase in case load at HKIAC: reasons and trends
  • Third-party funding of HKIAC-registered proceedings
  • How the Hong Kong-Mainland China arrangement on interim measures operates
  • Diversity: gender and first-time appointees
  • The use of tribunal secretaries

Date and Time:

Wednesday, 05 April 2023 at 12.30pm (Brisbane time)


Clayton Utz

Level 28, Riparian Plaza, 71 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia

Special Guest:

Mariel Dimsey, Secretary-General, HKIAC

Mariel is Secretary-General of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. She is an international commercial and investment arbitration specialist.

Prior to joining the HKIAC, Mariel was a Partner at CMS and Co-Head of the global CMS International Arbitration Group. She has over 15 years’ experience acting as adviser and advocate in numerous international arbitrations. She has extensive experience in both common law and civil law disputes, including disputes involving Chinese parties, and has full professional fluency in German. She also sits regularly as arbitrator and has experience as arbitrator under the HKIAC, ICC, KCAB, and DIS Rules, and in ad hoc disputes. She is on the arbitrator panels of several institutions.

She is a past co-chair of the HK45 Committee, and a member of the WILHK Advisory Board. She is consistently ranked in both the regional and global editions of the leading legal directories.


Ryan Cable, Senior Associate, Clayton Utz

Ryan specialises in international commercial arbitration and investor-State disputes with a focus on the energy and resources sector. Ryan is a member of Clayton Utz’s commercial disputes group having recently joined the group after seven years in London where he was ranked in consecutive years as a recommended lawyer for International Arbitration in the Legal 500 UK.




Erika Williams, Independent Arbitrator, Williams Arbitration

Erika is a leading international arbitration practitioner with over 10 years’ experience acting in some of Australia’s largest disputes resolved through arbitration.  Erika is experienced in commercial, construction and investment arbitration and has acted in arbitrations under various arbitral institutions including ACICA, LCIA, ICC, SIAC, CIETAC and JCAA.

Erika is on the arbitrator panels of leading arbitral institutions including the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Resolution Institute and Queensland Law Society and sits as arbitrator and tribunal secretary.


Melissa Yeo, Partner, Ashurst

Melissa is a Partner in Ashurst’s dispute resolution team in Brisbane.  She specialises in assisting clients to resolve major construction, project and infrastructure disputes as well as commercial disputes using alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as arbitration, expert determination
and dispute resolution boards.

Melissa is a former director of the Society of Construction Law Australia and current Chair of its Communications Sub-Committee, where she produces the Society of Construction Law Australia podcast.  She has also been recognised by the Australian Disputes Centre for her skills in Arbitration.

Jay Tseng, Senior Associate, Enyo Lawyers

Jay is a dispute resolution lawyer based in Brisbane, Queensland.
He has experience in domestic and international arbitrations in the construction, mining and resources industries, seated in London, Singapore, Sydney and Perth administered under the ACICA, ICC, LCIA, SIAC and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.

Jay also advises and acts for clients (high net worth, sophisticated, corporate, incorporated associations) in commercial disputes which include both large-value and small-value claims across industries such as energy, construction, financial services, real estate, property development and
technology industries.


CIArb and HKIAC would like to thank Clayton Utz for hosting this event.


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