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Leading Arbitrator, Steffen Pedersen, To Join Arbdb Chambers

28 February 2022


ArbDB Chambers is delighted to announce that Steffen Pedersen has accepted an invitation to join this leading chambers of third-party neutrals, arbitrators, mediators, adjudicators and dispute board members, with effect from 1 March 2022.

Steffen is qualified as lawyer in Hong Kong, England & Wales and Nauru. He holds academic qualifications from City University, London; City University, Hong Kong; King’s College, London; and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London (MA, Chinese Studies). He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an Aspiring Full Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association and a Member of the Baltic Exchange.

Steffen has worked in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and most recently in Singapore, where he was a partner in a leading law firm and where he has also been building a practice as an arbitrator and general third party neutral.  His experience extends to the full range of shipping and offshore matters, including commodity disputes, construction disputes (all types of vessels/units), EPC contracts, drilling contracts, sale and purchase disputes, pooling agreements, charterparties, sale and leasebacks and cargo/ bill of lading disputes.  Steffen has conducted nearly 50 arbitration references as arbitrator, including under the rules of the SCMA, SIAC. HKIAC and LMAA, and well over 100 arbitrations as counsel. He is a member of the arbitration panels of many of the leading institutions in the world, including the SCMA, HKIAC, KCAB, AIAC, MIAC, BANI and is on the SIAC Reserve List.

Steffen is a Dane, and his language skills are in Danish and English (both as native speaker), Mandarin, French and other Scandinavian languages. One recent HKIAC appointment was based on a requirement that the arbitrator was able to read Mandarin. He is the author of many publications, including for SCMA Knowledge Sharing, the Swedish Club Magazine and Skuld Offshore Magazine.

Steffen will now be practising as a full time, independent third-party neutral through ArbDB Chambers.

Tony Marks, the Chair of ArbDB Chambers, commented:

“We are delighted to welcome Steffen Pedersen as a Member of ArbDB Chambers. He is already a distinguished arbitrator and well-experienced in East Asia and South-East Asia. We look forward to working with Steffen further to develop his practice there and also through London and elsewhere”

Steffen can be contacted for appointments through the Clerk to ArbDB Chambers, Martin Poulter, and tel: + 44 (0)203 514 9020.

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