Brief Bio

Grace Cheng is an English barrister and qualified solicitor in Hong Kong with a valid practicing certificate. She has rights of audience before the AIFC Court (Kazakhstan) and DIFC Courts (Dubai) and has also been granted full registration as a registered foreign lawyer at the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC). In addition to speaking fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin, Grace has a working knowledge of French and Spanish.

Grace is a versatile advocate with experience in many different areas of the law (ranging from commercial and construction to family, employment, IP and sports law) with a particular focus on complex commercial matters involving an international element. She has worked for a wide range of clients including governments, local authorities, FTSE 100 companies and other corporate entities, high net worth individuals, as well as legal aid work. Grace is included on the Legal Services Panel for the Government of the Virgin Islands.

In addition to her practice as counsel, Grace is a sought after arbitrator and adjudicator and has received over 20 appointments as neutral dealing with disputes in a diverse range of areas and involving a range of languages and governing laws, including English law, Hong Kong law and Singapore law. She is a member of the Bar Council’s ADR Panel and has been appointed to the British Horseracing Authority’s Judicial Panel and The Football Association’s Anti-Discrimination Panel. Grace has been a member of the Standing Panels for the Billie Jean King Cup Finals (formerly, the Fed Cup) also known as the World Cup of women’s tennis and the Davis Cup Finals since 2022 and 2023 respectively. She was appointed as a member of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association Disciplinary Commission in the biggest snooker match fixing hearing to-date to determine disciplinary proceedings against 10 professional snooker players.

Grace is included on a large number of panels, registries and databases of arbitrators including AIAC (Malaysia); BAIAC (Singapore); BIAMC (Indonesia); CACM (Mozambique); CAA (Taipei); Delos (Paris); DIAC (Dubai); FINRA (US/Puerto Rico); HIAC (Hainan); HKIAC (Hong Kong); ICC (UK); LCIA (London); LMAA (London); MARC (Mauritius); MIAC (Maldives); PIAC (Vietnam); SCC (Stockholm); SHAC (Shanghai); SHIAC (Shanghai); SIAC (Singapore); THAC (Thailand); WTC Macau Arbitration Center (Macau); Sport Resolutions (International); and the World Intellectual Property Organization. She is also on various panels of adjudicators, including HKA (Hong Kong); HKIAC (Hong Kong); LMAA (London); TECBAR (UK); and UKA (UK).

Grace has taught law at the University of Oxford, King’s College London, the University of Warwick, the National Chengchi University, and the National Taiwan University. She is a member of the AIAC Academy Tutors Panel and the AIFC Academy of Law Academic Pool.

Grace obtained a First Class Honours degree in law from the LSE and the BCL from the University of Oxford. She previously worked at Slaughter and May and was judicial assistant to the Honourable Mr Justice Blair when he was the Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court. She has also assisted Professor Ewan McKendrick with the latest two editions of Goode and McKendrick on Commercial Law.