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News May 27, 2020

Nils Eliasson Appointed Vice-Chair of the HKIAC

Partner Nils Eliasson was recently appointed Vice-Chair of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). Nils has been involved in the HKIAC for several years, he has been a member of HKIAC’s Council since 2014 and also chairs the HKIAC Proceedings Committee.

This important appointment is testimony to Nils’ outstanding recognition, notably in Asia which is one of the most dynamic regions in international arbitration. Recently, Nils has been named “Lawyer of the Year” for Arbitration and Mediation (International Firms) in Beijing by Best Lawyers in China 1st edition and has been identified as “Litigation Star” in Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2020, he is also ranked Band 1 in Chambers Asia-Pacific and features as a Global Leader in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration. Peers and clients have described Nils as “a ‘very smart’ arbitration specialist who is highly recommended for his impressive experience handling disputes under various arbitral rules from HKIAC to ICC and LCIA.” Clients also praise him for being “the most intelligent and logical lawyer they have ever met, calm and discreet, and more hard-working than younger lawyers.” 

HKIAC is one of the world's leading dispute resolution organizations, specializing in arbitration, mediation, adjudication and domain name dispute resolution. It maintains one of the largest caseloads in the Asia-Pacific region, having handled over 10,500 commercial cases since its establishment in 1985. HKIAC is at the forefront of arbitration innovation and best practice offering users market-leading arbitration rules and state-of-the-art facilities for physical and virtual hearings.

Read the HKIAC’s press release.

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