Penny Martin participated in an interactive virtual roundtable discussion titled ‘“Arbitration is only as good as the arbitrator!” – are practitioners more effective as arbitrators?’ as part of Hong Kong Arbitration Week, hosted by Fangda Partners.

The interactive discussion centred around a fireside chat with Neil Kaplan CBE KC SBS and Peter Thorp, moderated by Olga Boltenko. The discussion explored whether arbitrators should have prior experience in private practice, arbitral institutions or the judiciary, or whether non-practitioner arbitrators with subject-matter expertise can be equally effective. Penny offered perspectives and conclusions as practitioner rapporteur.

The event took place on Monday 24 October from 3:00 to 3:45pm HKT.

To find out more and to register for Hong Kong Arbitration Week, click here.


Penny is dual-qualified as a solicitor in Australia and England and Wales, and is counsel in the Singapore office.  She has over a decade of experience in international commercial arbitration and public international law, in addition to a number of years of experience in academia and human rights. Her primary focus has been on energy-related disputes, including disputes relating to long-term oil and gas agreements, renewable energy, gas pricing, licensing, and intellectual property.

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