Benjamin Hughes FCIArb FSIArb FHKIArb is an arbitrator and door tenant of The Arbitration Chambers in Singapore and of Fountain Court Chambers in London, and associate professor of law at Seoul National University.
Ben has been appointed as sole, presiding or co-arbitrator in over 50 arbitrations, under the rules of the AAA/ICDR, ACICA, CIETAC, DIS, HKIAC, ICC, JCAA, KCAB, KLRCA, SCC, SIAC, UNCITRAL (administered and ad hoc) and VIAC, as well as in purely ad hoc arbitrations. He has also served as an emergency arbitrator, and as sole arbitrator under expedited and fast-track proceedings. Ben has been recognised as one of the "most in demand arbitrators" in Chambers Asia-Pacific (2016).
Ben’s experience as arbitrator spans a broad range of commercial disputes, including joint venture and shareholder disputes, construction and infrastructure projects, energy and resources, shipbuilding, intellectual property and licensing disputes, automobile and heavy machinery manufacturing, agency and distributorship agreements, shipping, sale of goods and general contractual disputes. He has heard cases governed by the laws of Australia, Austria, China, England and Wales, Fiji, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Switzerland, the United States and Vietnam, as well as lex mercatoria.
Ben was educated in both the civil law and the common law traditions, having studied first at Seoul National University College of Law (MA Course, all coursework in Korean), and then at NYU School of Law (JD). While at NYU, he spent one semester at La Universidad de Palermo Facultad de Derecho in Buenos Aires, Argentina (all coursework in Spanish). He also studied Chinese (Mandarin) and East Asian history at Harvard University (MA) and in Beijing.
WWL says: Benjamin Hughes is recognised by clients and peers as one of the foremost arbitrators in Asia.
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