John Beechey, a former president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, recently joined Arbitration Chambers Hong Kong. The chambers will become the principal office of BeecheyArbitration, an international arbitration boutique of which Beechey is a co-founder.
During his term of office as the president of the ICC court, Beechey oversaw the introduction of the new ICC Arbitration and Mediation Rules and new Rules for Experts.
He was once a member of the International Bar Association’s (IBA) working group responsible for drafting the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Commercial Arbitration, and later served as a member of the IBA working Group on Guidelines on Impartiality, Independence and Disclosure in International Commercial Arbitration.
“We are particularly excited that John has chosen Chambers, and therefore Hong Kong, as his principal base, as it adds to the growing stature of Hong Kong as a leading centre for international arbitration,” said Gavin Denton, director of Arbitration Chambers Hong Kong.