Ting-kwok Iu is praised as a “key player in the mediation space”, performing strongly in top-tier international mediations. Respondents further highlight his “strong background in domestic mediations” and “active work promoting mediation” as an effective dispute resolution tool.
Ting-kwok IU (TK) is a Hong Kong-based solicitor who has received legal training in England and Singapore. For the past 10 years, TK has had a busy and well-respected mediation practice. He works well with parties, solicitors, barristers and silks in his mediation sessions. He is also the founder of Asia Conflict Resolution Institute.
Academically, TK holds a master’s degree in arbitration and dispute resolution (with credit). He is an adjunct professor of the School of Law at City University of Hong Kong; the Department of Law and Business at Hong Kong Shue Yan University; and Hang Seng University of Hong Kong. He is also the first Hong Kong-based visiting professor of the University of Law in the UK.
Since 2012, TK has been an adviser to the Hong Kong Department of Justice on mediation matters. TK is now one of the most senior non-government members of the secretary for justice’s steering committee, and the chairman of the special committee on evaluative mediation. In May 2020, the secretary for justice appointed TK to be a director of eBRAM Centre, an online platform providing negotiation, mediation and arbitration services locally and internationally.
Despite the outbreak of Covid-19, TK maintains his active mediation practice and runs mediation training classes with the aid of facemasks and modern technology. In June 2020, he carried out 39 hours of mediation training to a group of Mainland Chinese judges via Zoom.
TK is on the panel of regular blog contributors of the Kluwer Mediation blog.
TK believes the key to success in mediation practice is preparation and perseverance.