Thematic Session
Legal Risk Management: Key to International Trade and Investment

Ms Mary Thomson
Barrister-at-law, Chartered Arbitrator, Accredited Mediator and Adjudicator Chair (also Regional – non-PRC and Institute Communications Chair), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch)

Mary qualified as a barrister, worked in industry and requalified as a solicitor in London. She moved to Hong Kong in 1992 where she practised as a solicitor/partner at Hong Kong and international law firms. In 2013, she joined the Hong Kong Bar and rejoined the English Bar focusing on her Arbitrator and Mediator practice.

Mary specialises in international commercial dispute resolution. She has been appointed arbitrator since 1996 and currently sits as arbitrator in Hong Kong, Singapore and London. She also mediates large international commercial disputes.

Mary is the current Chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch), Member of ICC Commission on Arbitration and Board member of ArbitralWomen.