Mr LAI, Adrian
Des Voeux Chambers
Adrian is a practising barrister in Hong Kong; he is also a Certified Public Accountant of Hong Kong and holds the specialist qualification in insolvency matters. Adrian maintains a predominantly civil practice and has been engaged as Counsel on matters relating to arbitration, banking, commercial, company, construction, professional accountants / auditors’ negligence and professional disciplinary proceedings. Through practice Adrian has developed a wealth of experience and expertise on arbitration matters. He is on the Panel of Arbitrators of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and has been appointed as sole or co-arbitrator on international commercial arbitrations. Apart from sitting as an arbitrator, Adrian has been engaged as Counsel to advise or appear in international or domestic commercial arbitration, investor-State arbitration and State-State arbitration. Insofar as arbitration related litigations are concerned, he appeared as Counsel on important cases such as FG Hemisphere v. Congo, Pacific China Holdings v. Grand Pacific Holdings, Shangdong Hongri v. Petrochina Int’l, S v. B, Re Insigma Technology, Gongbenhai v. HKIAC and TNB v. China National Coal. He is often invited to speak on topical issues of arbitration. Adrian maintains an academic interest in international law. He graduated with a Master’s degree on Public International Law and also attended The Hague Academy of International Law. He also spoke on the topics of “Jurisdictional Immunities and Chinese State-Owned Enterprises” at the Colloquium on International Law and international investment dispute resolution on other occasions.