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Christopher has extensive experience of virtual hearings involving parties, counsel, and arbitrators in different continents, oral testimony with interpreters, live transcript, and live documents.
Christopher is commended in Legal 500 UK (International Arbitration: Arbitrators- tier 1, Hall of Fame); Legal 500 2022 Private Practice Powerlist – Arbitration and in Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific (International Arbitrators: Most in Demand Arbitrators- band 2; Most in Demand Arbitrators: Hong Kong-seated and International Arbitrations – China)
Party appointed arbitrator in an HKIAC Administered Arbitration in relation to a dispute arising under a share purchase agreement for the acquisition by the Claimant, (a mainland Chinese group) of the shares in a financial technology service company from a Cayman Island company supported by a US guarantor. Fraudulent valuation of the target company is alleged. Hong Kong Seat. Hong Kong Law (with Mr Patrick Norton, and Professor Doug Jones AO).
Party appointed arbitrator in an ICC Arbitration seated in Seoul in relation to a dispute arising out of the purported exercise by the purchaser of shares in a Korean Company of a put option in relation to the shares. Approximately USD 350m claimed. Issues about the validity of the put option and the valuation of the shares arise. Korean Law applies (with Mr Nicolas Wiegand and Ms Juliet Blanch).
Party appointed arbitrator in an ICC arbitration seated in London in relation to a dispute between a Korean Main Contractor and Iraqi subcontractors arising out of the construction of an oil refinery in Iraq (with Ms Anneliese Day KC and Mr Ismail Selim).
Party appointed arbitrator in an ad hoc arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules in relation to the alleged mismanagement of the development of an offshore gas field in the East China Sea and breaches of contract and of good faith in relation to the enforcement of agreements for the sale of gas: PRC law: Hong Kong seat; over US$ 300m involved (with Dr Klaus Sachs and Professor Bernard Hanotiau).
Presiding arbitrator in an ICC Arbitration seated in Singapore relating to the development and licensing of new pharmaceutical products produced in Korea for sale in the EU (with Mr Matthew Gearing KC and Mr Horace Wong S.C.).
Party appointed arbitrator in a patent licence renewal dispute between a PRC distributor of licensed mobile technology and a US patent holder. HKIAC Administered Arbitration with Beijing seat. PRC Law. (with Professor Anselmo Reyes and Mr Zhang Yulin)
President of an ICC Tribunal (with Mr Lee Eng Beng SC and Mr Christopher Lau SC) in a SGD 400m dispute in Singapore involving allegations of fraud in connection to a share purchase agreement for the acquisition of an hotel in Singapore: ICC Rules; Singapore seat.
Presiding Arbitrator in a London arbitration under LCIA rules between a PRC company and a Ghanaian State owned corporation in relation to a project for the development of natural resources in Ghana. English Law (with Mr Ricky Diwan KC and Mr Patrick Zheng).
Party appointed arbitrator in relation to a USD500m dispute between Singapore purchasers and Korean owned Cayman Island vendors of units in a Trade finance Fund. Allegations of illegality and fraudulent misrepresentation. HK Law, seat and HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules (with Professor Michael Pryles and Patrick Norton)
Sole Arbitrator (appointed by HKIAC) in a US$135m dispute between Western (US and German) investors in a PRC joint venture for the provision of internet services in the PRC and the Chinese Founders of the Company about the exercise of put options, termination of the joint venture, non-payment of sums due and damages: HKIAC Rules; Hong Kong Law and seat.
Presiding Arbitrator in a USD 750m dispute between investors in an unregulated Jersey Fund and the Fund itself in which the investors seek orders declaring the suspension of the Fund and of their rights in it initiated by the administrators during the Covid pandemic unlawful. UNCITRAL Rules and HKIAC Procedural Rules. HK seat. (with Sir Bernard Rix and Prof Benjamin Hughes).
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