Lucy Reed heads Freshfields' global international arbitration group, which is ranked at the top of the GAR 100, Chambers, Legal 500 and the AmLaw Scorecard. Lucy advises private and public clients on high-value commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, and sits selectively as arbitrator. Among her many publications, Lucy is co-author of the 1st and 2nd editions of the Guide to ICSID Arbitration, as well as the 2nd and 3rd editions of the Freshfields Guide to Arbitration Clauses in International Contracts (both published by Wolters Kluwer). Currently directing the Freshfields' international arbitration practice in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo, she has substantial experience in Asia, including as general counsel of the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization, and in Asian-related arbitrations. Lucy is on the SIAC panel of arbitrators and serves on the LCIA Court and the new ICC Governing Body. She is Honorary Vice President of the American Society of International Law.
Mark is a Senior Associate in Freshfields' international arbitration group in London, after having spent five years in Freshfields' Paris office. Mark is an established figure in international arbitration. He has acted as counsel in commercial, investment treaty and sports arbitrations and been appointed arbitrator under the ICC, LCIA, and SCC rules, as well as to the panel of arbitrators for the Court of Arbitration for Sport. He is a fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA), and is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration, the ICC Task Force on arbitration involving states or state entities and the ICC task-force on the Role of Parties and their In-house Counsel in arbitration. Mark has written numerous articles and book chapters, presented at seminars and conferences on international arbitration, and lectured on international arbitration to masters students throughout Europe and in Australia. He is admitted in Australia, England, and Wales.
John Choong is Counsel with Freshfileds' international arbitration group, and has had many years of experience dealing with disputes and arbitrations covering much of Asia (including Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, India, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, and China). He has practised arbitration in both Singapore and Hong Kong, and has been involved in many Singapore arbitrations, including those under the SIAC Rules and the SIAC Domestic Arbitration Rules. John is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, and has been listed as a leading individual for dispute resolution in Chambers Global. He is admitted in Singapore, Hong Kong and England and Wales, and is a Singapore country rapporteur for the ICC Task Force on the New York Convention. He has published with OUP, Kluwer, Juris, Sweet & Maxwell, and others.