HKIAC Secretariat welcomes new team members

12 December 2022

HKIAC Secretariat welcomes new team members

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) has announced that three new team members have joined the Secretariat.

HKIAC appointed Dong Long to the position of managing counsel on November 7, 2022. Long is a Chinese national and comes to HKIAC after working at King & Wood Mallesons for four years in its Beijing office and five years in its Hong Kong office. Her work in private practice was mainly focused on international arbitration and related court work in a wide range of disputes relating to private equity, joint venture, trade and construction.

Long obtained her LL.B. from Dalian Maritime University and her LL.M. from Boston University. She is qualified in Hong Kong and in New York and is professionally proficient in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English, and speaks fluent Italian.

On December 1, 2022, Ji Yoon Park commenced her role as counsel and chief representative of the HKIAC’s Seoul office. Park joins HKIAC with substantial experience in the field of international arbitration. She is a South Korean national who has a diverse background in Korea and China. She obtained her LL.M. in Chinese Civil and Commercial Law, her LL.B. in Korean Law and her B.A. in Public Administration. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in IP law. Prior to joining the HKIAC, Park worked as director and chief representative of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB) in Shanghai for several years. She also previously worked in an in-house role and interned at the Shanghai International Arbitration Centre (SHIAC).

Park will manage the HKIAC Seoul Office and will promote HKIAC’s services to the South Korean market and in the region. She is fluent in Korean, Mandarin and English.

HKIAC also appointed Krystal Cheng as events programme manager on November 21, 2022. Prior to joining HKIAC, Cheng worked at international law firms as an event and digital marketing specialist for more than five years. Her experience includes managing corporate events and exhibitions across Asia-Pacific. Cheng’s responsibilities will initially include managing the ICCA Congress, which Hong Kong is hosting from May 5-8 2024.

“HKIAC is extremely proud to have appointed candidates of this calibre to such important roles within HKIAC,” said Mariel Dimsey, secretary-general of HKIAC. “We all look forward to working with Dong, Ji Yoon, and Krystal in their respective capacities and warmly welcome them to the team.”

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