May Tai is Managing Partner of Herbert Smith Freehills' Asia offices. She specialises in cross-border China-related and regional Asian disputes and contentious regulatory matters. She regularly advises governments, government-owned entities and commercial clients (including financial institutions and energy companies) in Asia, Europe and the United States, including acting as counsel and advocate in arbitrations under various rules and court proceedings. She has acted as arbitrator in SIAC and HKIAC proceedings, and has also sat as an Emergency Arbitrator under the ICC Rules.
May has published several articles on arbitration and dispute resolution, and speaks Bahasa (Malaysian and Indonesian), Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) and English, and is qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales and Hong Kong.
May is a CEDR accredited mediator and an arbitrator in the HKIAC List of Arbitrators.
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