Tom has now stood down as co-chair of HK45 alongside Robert Rhoda (Bird & Bird). Kiran Sanghera (HKIAC) will remain on the committee and take on the role of co-chair together with Duncan Watson (Quinn Emanuel) and Mariel Dimsey (CMS).
Meanwhile, Stella, who is a senior associate at Herbert Smith Freehills, will lead as a committee member for the 2018-2020 term. As part of the committee she will continue to promote Hong Kong as a key arbitration hub and aims to increase connections between institutions, arbitration users and practitioners in the Greater China region. A number of events in the mainland are also already being contemplated.
Simon Chapman, Herbert Smith Freehills Partner Simon Chapman, who is Co- Head of Disputes for Greater China, said: "We are very proud of both Tomas and Stella's involvement with HK45. The organisation helps drive a discussion between users and practitioners about the changing landscape in international arbitration. I want to thank Tomas for all he has done leading the organisation and I wish Stella all the best with promoting Hong Kong as a key arbitration hub."
Commenting on the news, HKIAC Secretary-General Sarah Grimmer, said: “As HK45’s anchor organisation, HKIAC is delighted to have supported the evolution of HK45 to the dynamic and inclusive group for young practitioners it is today. I am pleased that so many members of the community expressed an interest in joining the committee for the 2018 – 2020 term. I would like to thank the outgoing committee for their successful work. HKIAC looks forward to working with the incoming committee to continue to develop opportunities for what is a vibrant and growing arbitration community.”
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