Cameron Sim

Debevoise & Plimpton

Australian; British

Australia, England & Wales, Hong Kong, New York,

Hong Kong

Banking and finance
Private equity



BA, LLB (Hons) University of Melbourne

BCL (Dist) University of Oxford


Emergency Arbitration (Oxford University Press 2021)

'The Role of the Courts Outside the Seat of Arbitration: Achieving the Proper Balance Between Support and Interference' (2022) Asian Dispute Review (co-author)

'Investment treaty arbitration in the Asia-Pacific: the impact of the CPTPP and the RCEP' (2022) Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review (co-author)

'Challenging and Enforcing Arbitration Awards in Hong Kong' (2021) The Guide to Challenging and Enforcing Arbitration Awards (co-author)

'Investment treaty arbitration in the Asia-Pacific' (2021) Asia Pacific Arbitration Review (co-author)

'The application of transparency', chapter in Transparency in International Investment Arbitration: A Guide to the UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration (2015) Cambridge University Press (co-author)

'Choice of Law and Anti-Suit Injunctions: Relocating Comity' (2013) International & Comparative Law Quarterly

'Expert Witness Immunity after Jones v Kaney' (2011) Torts Law Journal

'Non-Justiciability in Australian Private International Law: A Lack of ‘Judicial Restraint’?' (2009) Melbourne Journal of International Law

Recent speaking engagements

'Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies: Increased Regulation and Dispute Risk in Asian Markets' (Hong Kong, February 2022)

'Financing Arbitration in Hong Kong and Singapore: Third Party Funding and Success Fees' (Hong Kong, February 2022)

'Arbitration in Asia: Seats, Institutes and Enforcement Prospects' (Hong Kong, February 2022)

'Procedure & Privilege Pitfalls in International Arbitration' (Level 27 Chambers, November 2021)

'Fraud in Arbitration: Overcoming Limitations on Tribunal Powers' (Hong Kong, October 2021)

'Investment Treaty Protections for the Banking Sector' (Hong Kong, October 2021)

'Evidence in International Arbitration' (ICC YAF Global Forum, September 2021)

'Document Production – Agreeing to Procedural Rules and Implementing Best Practices' (33rd Annual ITA Workshop, June 2021)

'Regional Developments in International Arbitration' (YoungITA, June 2021)

'Private Equity Disputes: Current Trends, Typical Issues and Tactics for Defending Claims' (Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, June 2021)

'Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in Hong Kong, Singapore, and the UK' (Hong Kong, May 2021)

'The Energy Transition and Arbitration – What’s on the Horizon?' (Young ITA Asia/UK, May 2021)

'Hong Kong Arbitration for Russian Parties' (Hong Kong, March 2021)

'Interim Relief in Cross-Border Disputes: From London to Hong Kong' (Hong Kong, November 2020)

'The Future of Investment Arbitration in Asia' (CIArb/YMG 2nd Annual Conference, November 2020)

'Investor-State Arbitration in the Asia Pacific' (Hong Kong, July 2020)

'Third Party Funding of Arbitration in Asia: Reducing Legal Spend and Transferring Risk' (Hong Kong, April 2020)

'Enforcing Judgments and Obtaining Interim Measures: Increased Co-operation Between Hong Kong and Mainland China' (Shanghai, November 2019)

'Emergency and Interim Measures in Commercial and Investor-State Arbitration' (Brisbane, November 2019)

North Asia Regional Representative for the International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF)

Member of the Asia Task Force for the Institute of Transnational Arbitration (the ITA)

Immediate past Asia Chair for the ITA’s under-40 group (the Young ITA)

I am an international counsel at Debevoise & Plimpton, based in Hong Kong. I specialise in international arbitration and complex cross-border disputes, with a focus on Asia-related matters. I am admitted in Hong Kong, New York, England & Wales, and Australia.

I am recommended for international arbitration by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2022), and ranked by Who’s Who Legal (2022) as a national leader for arbitration in Mainland China & Hong Kong, and as a global future leader.

Prior to my career in arbitration, I graduated with first class degrees in law from the University of Melbourne (BA/LLB), and the University of Oxford (BCL), before clerking for the President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and in the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

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