Louise Barrington, JD, Maitrise (Paris), Chartered Arbitrator, Mediator, Teacher, Administrator
Louise Barrington is a chartered arbitrator and accredited mediator, legally qualified in Ontario, New York and England. A Canadian, she also holds a British passport, and since 2004 is a Permanent Resident of Hong Kong. Combining practice with academic pursuits, she taught international and commercial law in Canada, England, Hong Kong and the USA, and has arbitrated scores of cases under ICC, HKIAC and UNCITRAL Rules, including wrongful dismissal, sales, banking, construction and shareholder disputes.
Ms Barrington founded ICC Asia in Hong Kong, acting as arbitration resource for businesses throughout the region. After teaching international law, arbitration and mediation at both City University and Chinese University's Schools of Law, and at King's College London, in 2009 Ms Barrington returned to full-time practice as principal of Aculex Transnational Inc. Based in Hong Kong but with assignments around the world, she sits as a full-time independent arbitrator.
She continues to teach intensive dispute resolution courses for LLM candidates and runs training courses for both fledgling and experienced arbitrators.
Through Aculex she is also available to provide discreet advice to law firms on international arbitration practice.
Ms Barrington founded and directs the annual Vis East Arbitration Moot (www.cisgmoot.org) and is the founder and past president of ArbitralWomen (www.arbitralwomen.org). She is a member of the ICC Arbitration Commission (Paris) and is active in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, having held elected office for years in Asia and served for six years on the Education and Membership committee in London.
She is Director of the Dispute Resolution module in the new on-line LLM offered by Swiss International Law School (SiLS), being offered for the first time in february 2016.
She is a co-author and editor of "The Danubia Files: Lessons in Award Writing from the Vis Moot", published in 2013.
Ms Barrington speaks English and French fluently, along with conversational Spanish, a little German and very little Mandarin.
In 2011 she received the CPR Award for her contribution to diversity in the field of international dispute resolution.
Professional and Community Service
- Founder and director of the Willem C Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moot
- Founder and co-Chair of arbitralwomen
- Former Chair, Lawasia International Trade and Arbitration Committee
- Member, Arbitration Committees of ICC in Canada and in Hong Kong
- Hong Kong delegate to ICC Arbitration Commission (Paris), and Member of the Task Force on Arbitration of Competition Disputes
- Chaired the ICC Task Force on Small Claims Arbitration
- Former Council Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London) and now member of the Education and Training Committee
- Elected Member of the CIArb's East Asia Branch and chaired the Regional sub-committee
- Formerly elected Member of Hong Kong Mediation Council, now co-opted to Training and Accreditation sub-committee
- Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators
- Member, International Bar Association
- Former President, President of Canadian Club of Hong Kong
- Former Governor, Governor of Canadian International School of Hong Kong
- Former Chair, Y-Dive of Hong Kong
Dispute Resolution Panel Listings
- ICC in Canada
- ICC in Hong Kong
- Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (Arbitrator and General Mediator panels)
- LCIA (London)
- Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration
- Singapore International Arbitration Centre
- International Commercial Arbitration Centre, British Columbia
- Croatian Chamber of Commerce Arbitrator Panel
TDM Special issue with ARBITRALWOMEN - Dealing with Diversity in International Arbitration