Ronald Sum

Ronald Sum is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Hong Kong office and a member of the Firm's Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He concentrates his practice in all areas of dispute resolution, specializing in China related matters, cross border disputes, complex commercial disputes, regulatory bodies investigations, sports related disputes, transportation (maritime, aviation, road and rail), international trade, insurance and reinsurance including export credit insurance, product liability and product recall, including arbitration, litigation, mediation and investigations. Ronald is qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong, England and Wales and Australia. He is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is the immediate past chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce: Arbitration and ADR Sub-Committee. He is also the council and appointments committee member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. In addition to being a member of the panel of arbitrators with various institutions, Ronald has acted both as counsel and arbitrator in administered arbitration proceedings including the ICC, HKIAC, LMAA, CIETAC, SCIA, SIAC, THAC, GAFTA/FOSFA etc. He has conducted arbitration matters in Hong Kong, China, London, United States, Australia and Singapore. Ronald is also an accredited mediator of HKMAAL, CIETAC and the Law Society of Hong Kong. Ronald has recently be appointed as an Investor State Mediator under the Mainland and Hong ‎Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA). Ronald is a council member of the Hong Kong Mediation Council. He also sits on the Hong Kong ‎Government Advisory Committee on the Promotion of Arbitration and the Hong Kong Steering ‎Committee on Mediation. He is a member and chairman of the Public Education and Publicity Sub-committee. ‎ ‎Ronald recently passed the examination for Hong Kong legal practitioners to practise law in the Greater Bay Area in the People’s Republic of China. He has extensive experience in handling commercial disputes before the Supreme People’s Court in Beijing.

In brief On 29 January 2024, the Arrangement on Reciprocal Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters by the Courts of the Mainland and of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“Arrangement”) has taken effect simultaneously in both Hong Kong and the Mainland. The Arrangement establishes the mechanism for the reciprocal recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters between the Mainland and Hong Kong. Certain procedural steps must be taken by…