Baker McKenzie has hired veteran arbitrator Ronald Sum as a Hong Kong-based partner, to seize more opportunities in disputes services from the Greater Bay Area (GBA).
Sum brought his team composed of associates Plato Cheung and Beryl Wu from Addleshaw Goddard where he led its arbitration practice in Asia.
His practice covers international arbitration, cross-border disputes, complex commercial disputes, sports-related disputes, insurance and reinsurance, and specialising in relevant China matters.
Sum has acted as both counsel and arbitrator in administered arbitration proceedings in Hong Kong, mainland China, Singapore, London, the US and Australia.
In addition to being an accredited arbitrator and mediator of various institutions, including the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, and the Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, Sum also sits on the Hong Kong Government Advisory Committee on the Promotion of Arbitration and the Hong Kong Steering Committee on Mediation. He is also an Investor-State Mediator under the China and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Agreement.
Sum is qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong, England and Wales, and Australia, and has passed the GBA legal professional exam validating him to practice across this region.