David Bateson is a partner in the Hong Kong office of King & Wood Mallesons where he specialises in dispute resolution. His work involves all forms of dispute resolution including arbitration, litigation and alternative dispute resolution, throughout Asia and Europe. He has extensive experience in disputes concerning construction, resources including oil and gas, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, and telecommunications.
David has been practising in Asia for over 30 years. He graduated from Cambridge University in 1976. He is admitted in England, Hong Kong and Australia (New South Wales), and has been a resident of Hong Kong since 1980. David is author of Commercial Arbitration in Hong Kong, and has contributed chapters to Arbitration in Hong Kong: A Practical Guide, Arbitration World and Chitty on Contracts - Hong Kong Volume.
He is a practising arbitrator with experience of over 70 arbitrations across Asia and Europe, in which he has acted variously as sole arbitrator, party-appointed arbitrator and chairman. These have been under the rules of HKIAC, SIAC, CIETAC, ICC, AAA, UNCITRAL, LCIA and PCA.
David is a fellow and former vice president of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators and ex-chairman of the Buildings Appeal Tribunal. He is also on the panels of arbitrators of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, CIETAC (China), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA), the Qingdao Arbitration Commission (China), FACT (India) and APRAG (Asia Pacific).
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David Bateson is a partner in the Hong Kong office of King & Wood Mallesons where he specialises in construction projects and dispute resolution.
He has been recognised as a leading construction expert.
His work involves all forms of project documentation and dispute resolution including arbitration, adjudication, litigation and mediation.
David has been a resident of Hong Kong since 1980. He has extensive experience in acting on major projects in the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East for governments, developers, employers, contractors and sub-contractors.
David is the author of the book Commercial Arbitration in Hong Kong, and contributed to Arbitration in Hong Kong: A Practical Guide; and Chitty on Contracts - Hong Kong Specific Contracts.
He is a practising arbitrator, and is on the panels of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), Arbitration and Conciliation Tribunal (FACT India), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group (APRAG).
King & Wood Mallesons has offices in major business centres in China, Australia, Japan, United Kingdom and the United States. In China, we have 13 offices in Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Ji'nan, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Suzhou and Tianjin.
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