Admission Requirement

HKIE Panel and List of Arbitrators


To be eligible for inclusion on the HKIE List of Arbitrators, the applicant shall be required to:

  • be a HKIE Corporate Member; and
  • be a Fellow of other related professional institution1, eg CIArb or HKIArb, or equivalent; and
  • have relevant professional training; and
  • have relevant experience in arbitration / mediation / other dispute resolution mechanisms within the construction and engineering sectors.

Note #1: In the event that the applicant does not acquire Fellow membership of the related professional body, he / she may instead provide supporting evidence on his / her substantial hands-on experience in arbitration / mediation / other dispute resolution mechanisms.
(Remarks: Members who have high command of respect in the industry and / or the society and / or with judicial qualities may be invited for inclusion on the List.)

A member who is on the HKIE List of Arbitrators and wishes to be considered for inclusion on the HKIE Panel of Arbitrators must:

  • demonstrate substantial experience as an arbitrator; and
    • have drafted three or more arbitral awards in connection with construction disputes within the last five years, with copies of sanitised versions of two to be submitted to the Committee upon application; or
    • have assisted an arbitrator as his / her assistant in two or more substantial proceedings / cases2; and
  • provide two written references.

Note #2: which includes a hearing of the merits of the case of not less than 5 full days, as well as assisting in the drafting of procedural orders/directions; partial / interim / final / costs awards of that particular case. Please note that the proceedings / cases must be of different natures and that a potential candidate cannot be supervised by the same arbitrator for more than one proceeding / case.
(Remarks: The HKIE reserves the right to ask any potential candidate to be called to an interview to assess his / her suitability for admission to the HKIE Panel of Arbitrators. The decision for admission is at the sole discretion of the Committee and such decision is final, nevertheless, a potential candidate is not barred from re-submitting an application should he / she subsequently satisfy the requirements as stipulated.)