Dr. Christopher To
chris.to@giltchambers.com and chriswto@gmail.com
Office Contact No.: +852 2866 8233
Mobile No.: +852 9839 0980
Fax: +852 2866 7858
Admission: HK (2017)

Professional Qualifications

Chartered Arbitrator
Accredited Mediator
Chartered Engineer
Chartered Information Technology Professional
 

Executive Education – Management

Global Leadership and Public Policy Harvard Kennedy School (2010)
Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University (2011)
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at National University of Singapore (2012)

 

Territory Education

BEng (Hons) in Engineering, Glasgow Caledonian University
Honorary DEng in Engineering, Glasgow Caledonian University
PhD in Law, Stirling University
LLB (Hons) in Law, City University of Hong Kong
LLM in Commercial Law, Northumbria University, UK
MA in Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution, City University of Hong Kong
PCLL, City University of Hong Kong
 

Area of Specialisation

Adjudication, Arbitration and Mediation

Aerospace/Aviation, Banking, Built Environment, Building Information Modeling, Commodities, Computing, Construction, Energy, Employment, Engineering, Environmental, Family, Finance and Investments, Land, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, International Trade, Internet and/Domain Names, Joint Ventures, Manufacturing, Maritime , Minerals & Mining, Natural Resources, Personal Injuries, Power Plants, Professional Services, Property, Technology Transfer, Telecommunications and Sale of Goods.

 

Practice 

Christopher is an independent mediator, adjudicator and arbitrator who is on the panels of various leading global alternative dispute resolution bodies.  He has arbitrated and adjudicated a variety of international cases involving both ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations and adjudications, and has mediated many international and domestic cases to date. After joining the Bar, he has represented clients in a variety of arbitrations as counsel.

Christopher has written a variety of articles and publications in the areas of arbitration, adjudication, mediation, corporate governance and internet domain names and continues to write in these areas.

As former Secretary-General of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, he managed to elevate Hong Kong’s status as the regional dispute resolution hub of Asia by increasing the number of international dispute cases being referred to Hong Kong for amiable resolution as well as creating the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre, a body that has gain international prominence within the dot.com community as a reliable, trustworthy, independent and reputable entity that manages domain name disputes. Prior to joining the Bar, he was the inaugural Executive Director of the Construction Industry Council, a position he held for 8 years, to which a variety of prominent achievements were made, including the renowned “Zero Carbon Building” an icon of the Build Environment that has been recognized globally.

Christopher has a board practice and accepts instructions in all areas of work with emphasis on arbitration, adjudication and mediation.

 

Languages

Cantonese and English.