William Stone SBS, QC came to Hong Kong in 1971 to teach at the then-fledgling law school at Hong Kong University before, in 1977, beginning private practice at the Hong Kong Bar, specializing in Commercial Law. In 1997 he accepted appointment as a High Court Judge in Hong Kong, with responsibility for running the Commercial Court, and he remained on the Bench in that capacity until attaining the statutory retirement age of 65 in March 2011. Upon standing down from the High Court Bench he has begun a fourth career as a commercial arbitrator. The paper "Public Policy in the Enforcement of New York Convention Awards: A Hong Kong Perspective" is based upon two papers given in 2008, whilst in post at the High Court, at a Beijing Conference marking the 50th anniversary of the New York Convention. When not arbitrating, and otherwise travelling in China, Mr Stone continues to play extremely bad golf.