Kim Rooney is an international arbitrator and barrister. Before moving to qualify as a Hong Kong barrister in late 2009 she was 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 and technology licensing and trade disputes, and is on the panel of various 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 is the Chair of the Hong Kong Law Reform Commission’s Sub-Committee on Third Party Funding for Arbitration, a member of the Hong Kong Government’s Committee on Provision of Space in the Legal Hub and of its Advisory Committee on Promotion of Arbitration. She is a member of Hong Kong Bar Association’s Council and Chair of its Special Committee on International Practice, Immediate Past Chair of the ICC Hong Kong Arbitration & ADR Committee, a member of the ICC Arbitration Commission and of the editorial board of the IBA’s Dispute Resolution International. She is a senior expert in ADR in an EU-funded Project working with the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board. 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 other works.
WWL says: Kim Rooney is a "very experienced and highly effective arbitrator" who was praised for both her commercial and investor-state work.
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