Kim M Rooney

Kim M Rooney
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Kim Rooney is an international arbitrator and barrister and a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. She was previously a partner of White & Case LLP, heading its international dispute resolution practice based in Hong Kong. Kim is regularly appointed as an arbitrator in international arbitrations involving banking and finance, commercial, corporate, construction and infrastructure, energy, power and resources, infrastructure, investment, IT, IP and trade disputes, and is on the panel of multiple arbitral institutions. Since the 1990s, as counsel, Kim has represented clients in a wide range of international banking and finance, commercial, corporate, construction, energy, infrastructure and investment disputes in Asia, Europe and Latin America under the laws of civil and common law jurisdictions and investment treaties.

Kim chaired the Hong Kong Law Reform Commission’s subcommittee on third party funding for arbitration, whose recommendations were implemented by legislation in June 2017. She is a member of the HKSAR government’s committee on provision of space in the Legal Hub, and its advisory committee on promotion of arbitration; also of the Hong Kong Bar Association’s council, chair of its committee on international practice, immediate past chair of the ICC Hong Kong Arbitration & ADR Committee, a member of the ICC Arbitration Commission and the editorial board of the IBA’s Dispute Resolution International. From 2013 to 2016 she was a senior expert in ADR in an EU-funded project in the Indonesian public sector. Kim regularly writes and speaks about international dispute resolution and is
co-author of ICCA’s Guide to the Interpretation of the 1958 New York Convention: A Handbook For Judges, among others.

WWL says: Sources describe Kim Rooney as "an extremely able counsel and arbitrator" thanks to her long-standing experience in the field.

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