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Briana Young

Briana Young

Foreign Legal Consultant (England & Wales)/Professional Support Consultant

Briana is a Professional Support Consultant and practice manager in the Greater China arbitration practice.



Briana has over 15 years' experience in international arbitration, first as counsel and now as a foreign legal consultant and professional support consultant in Herbert Smith Freehills' Greater China international arbitration team. She is also an experienced tribunal secretary, and sits as arbitrator.

Based in Hong Kong, Briana is a senior member of the Herbert Smith Freehills team and an expert in international arbitration law and procedure. She speaks and teaches on a range of arbitration topics, as well as writing articles, legal briefings and other publications.

Briana is Vice Chair of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, and a member of the committee responsible for drafting the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules 2013 and 2018.

She is a member of the Editorial Boards of Practical Law and Practical Law China.

Briana co-chairs the Hong Kong Law Reform Commission's sub-committee on outcome-related fee structures in arbitration.

She also co-chaired HKIAC’s Task Force on Third Party Funding in Arbitration, and writes and speaks frequently on arbitration funding.


Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills in 2011, Briana was China Head of Knowledge and Business Development at another international law firm. Before that, Briana spent a number of years as an Associate and Professional Support Lawyer in the arbitration team of the same firm. She has acted in complex arbitrations under the SCC, ICC and LCIA Rules, involving a range of governing laws and jurisdictions. 

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