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Sarah Thomas is a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Hong Kong office. Sarah focuses on arbitration of cross-border disputes with a nexus to the Asia-Pacific region and has a deep and thorough knowledge and understanding of arbitration legislation and institutional rules across the region. She is admitted to practice in New York, England and Wales, and Hong Kong. Sarah represents clients in disputes under a variety of governing laws and has particular experience of disputes governed in whole or in part by mainland China law. She represents clients in the arbitration of complex disputes across a wide range of industries, including technology, engineering, patent licensing, manufacturing, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, automotive, insurance and telecoms.
Sarah is experienced in representing clients in both ad hoc and administered proceedings and under a variety of procedural rules, including those of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and the American Arbitration Association, in addition to the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.
For the past two years, Sarah has taken a leadership role in driving forward the China International Arbitration practice and has secured successful outcomes in a number of important arbitration representations. She is active in the arbitration community and is a frequent speaker at arbitration conferences and events.
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