Harneys Counsel Andrew Chin appointed to the British Virgin Islands International Arbitration Centre panel of arbitrators

The British Virgin Islands International Arbitration Centre (BVI IAC) has announced the addition of 10 members to its arbitration panel, including Harneys Counsel Andrew Chin.

The BVI IAC is an independent not-for-profit institution serving the demands for dispute resolution in the international business community. The new arbitrators represent nine countries, further expanding the skillset and diversity of the panel which is composed of more than 200 international arbitrators representing common law and civil law jurisdictions.

As a member of Harneys Litigation and Insolvency team in Hong Kong, Andrew Chin specialises in multi-jurisdictional commercial and shareholder disputes with expertise in obtaining interim measures in aid of arbitration and enforcement of awards in the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands. He has extensive experience acting as counsel under various arbitral institutions, such as the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, International Chambers of Commerce, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Centre. Andrew also sits on the Panel of Arbitrators of the Thailand Arbitration Center and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Partner Peter Ferrer commented: “We are thrilled that Andrew has been appointed to the panel of arbitrators and we congratulate him on this achievement. He is an excellent lawyer and has played a key role in strengthening Harneys’ arbitration capabilities.” Andrew Chin added: “It is a great honour to join all of the talented men and women on the arbitration panel. The BVI’s legal framework, stable political environment and its neutral location have allowed it to grow in popularity as a leading hub for arbitration and I am looking forward to working alongside these leading industry professionals.”

Harneys International Arbitration practice advises a wide range of clients on issues arising under the laws of the British Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, and Luxembourg. With a global arbitration team spanning British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, Latin America, London, Shanghai, and Singapore we are able to support clients wherever they are worldwide and in relation to advice at any stage of the arbitral proceedings on drafting arbitration clauses, strategy, conduct of proceedings, expert evidence, recognition and enforcement of interim and final awards.