Caroline Thomas

Arbitratio & Concilium Limited

Swiss, German, Luxembourg

England & Wales, Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Industry sectors I am particularly familiar with include (re)insurance, shipping and trade, energy, telecoms, tech, pharma and construction.

In addition, I have been involved in resolving many other types of commercial disputes including shareholder disputes, property disputes and disputes about how companies and other legal entities are managed.

English, German and French.

I can also speak Spanish and Italian and am learning Mandarin.

LL.M Columbia New York (with honours) focusing on arbitration
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
Law school (GDL and LPC) BPP Law School London
MA Hons. (History minor and Economics major) Trinity College Dublin

I have spoken at many events often on arbitration, insurance and shipping. A full list of speaking engagements and publications is available on request.

Recent arbitration publications include:

• Forthcoming, introduction to Nutshell on Investor-State Arbitration edited by Professors Bermann and Duggal
and Duggal (2022)
• TagTime with Matthew Gearing QC – Appeals on Questions of Law – Worth the Trouble?, March
25, 2021, The American Review of International Arbitration, Columbia University, ( law-worth-there-trouble/)
• Interviewed on China’s One Belt One Road and HK’s role as a dispute resolution centre (2017)

Director of the Hong Kong Insurance Law Association Limited (since 2012)
Member of the Hong Kong Maritime Arbitration Group
Member of the HKIAC List of Arbitrators

An international lawyer and arbitrator, I have an eye for detail and an ability to cut through complex issues.

For over 15 years I have been a commercial litigator and counsel. I have particularly extensive experience (over 50 cases) as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitrations (including HKIAC, ICC, LCIA, LMAA and SIAC arbitrations).

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