Ms. Adela M. Mao 毛茅

Professional Qualifications

Call: HK (2016)

MCIArb \ AHKIArb \  PRC Accredited Commercial Mediator

Education

2014   B.ENG (CivE) and LL.B (HKU, dual-program class rank: 1st)

With more than 10 scholarships and prizes and 1 peer-reviewed article (2014).

Practice Profile

Miss Mao specializes in international commercial arbitration (Hong-Kong- and foreign- seated) involving international sale of goods, joint-venture enterprise, equity investment and construction projects. Apart from acting as arbitration counsel, Miss Mao takes up appointments as tribunal secretary in complex and/or large-scale disputes.

Miss Mao has appeared in the Court of Appeal, the Court of First Instance, the Family Court either as sole advocate or led junior.  She has acted in general contractual disputes, construction disputes, corporate governance, and on the crime side white-collar crime (trial and appeal) and industrial summons.

Ms Mao joined Chambers after completing pupillage with Mr Clive Grossman SC, Mr Neal Clough, Mr Jonathan Wong and Mr SW Lee. Before reading at the University of Hong Kong, Ms Mao studied civil engineering at Tsinghua University.

Public appointments, lectures and publications

Miss Mao has been appointed as the Editorial Expert Consultant of bilingual documents to the China International Commercial Court and a Hong Kong mediator to the Shenzhen Qianhai People’s Court. She has been constantly invited as a speaker or trainer in law conferences and trainings, such as (latest first) ICC Hangzhou Training (2019.5), Peking University International Commercial Arbitration Course (2017-18), Chongqing Lawyers’ Association Training (2019.4), Renming University Mingde Lecture (2019.4), 3rd BAC Vis Pre-moot and Seminar (2019.3), 1st GAC Vis Pre-moot and Seminar (2019.3), 1st CIETAC Investment Arbitration Pre-moot (2019.2), Nanjing Lawyers’ Association/SIAC Joint Talk (2019.2), Guangxi Lawyers’ Association’s Foreign-related Lawyers Training (2018.11), Hangzhou Arbitration Commission/Swiss Arbitration Commission Joint Talk (2018.11), ICC-HK/DOJ Mediation Competition (2018.10), China Arbitration Week 2018: CIETAC-HK Day (2018.9) and Young Arbitrator’s Forum (2018.9), Hong Kong Legal Services Forum (2018.9), Guangdong Lawyers’ Association/Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration’s Foreign-related Lawyers’ Training (2018.8), Jiangsu Province Commerce Bureau’s “Going-out Enterprises” Training (2018.4).

Recently, she has co-authored the Mainland China and Hong Kong Regional Chapter of Global Arbitration Review’s Guide to Construction Arbitration, 2nd Ed. (2018).

Languages

English, Cantonese and Mandarin (native)