Victor is recognised as one of the leading arbitration practitioners in Thailand.
His scope of qualifications ranges from his Masters in International Commercial Law; Chartered Quantity Surveyor; Chartered Builder and being a Fellow of and on the Panels of Arbitrators for numerous arbitration institutions around the globe and in particular in Asia.
Victor’s experience and qualification, amounting to more than 70 appointments to act as an arbitrator or represent parties in arbitration disputes where the amounts in dispute range from US$0.5 million up to US$92 million means he is regularly approached and appointed to either advise upon or be an arbitrator or Chair of an arbitration tribunal. The subject matter of his appointments are as varied as his qualifications.
Victor is also a well known figure in the global arbitration community, and has devoted time to teaching others and developing their skills. Victor is a direct, thoughtful and analytical person with a clear concise and exceptionally well organised approach to his work.
Varied Work Experience
Victor has worked in the construction industry in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America and Asia. He regularly sits as an arbitrator in both international and domestic arbitrations and assists parties in arbitration proceedings.
Throughout the course of any given year, you may find Victor advising international parties or Thai parties in proceedings in Thailand, or advising international parties in places further afield – Nepal, Vietnam, Hong Kong, or Singapore.
Broad Depth of Experience in Arbitration Matters
Victor has particular experience in construction disputes but has also dealt with international trade disputes, shipping disputes, aviation disputes, joint venture disputes and a variety of general commercial disputes.
Victor has accepted over 70 appointments to act as arbitrator or to represent parties.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Thailand Branch, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators and the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators.
Victor is on the Panel of Arbitrators for a number of arbitral institutions including: APRAG; CIArb; DIAC; HKIAC; ICDR; KCAB; KLRCA; NZDRC; PIAC; SCIA; SIAC; TAI; THAC and VIAC.
Appointments Record (>41 Appointments)
As a party representative / consultant (>33 appointments)
ICC arbitration, Thai law. Construction dispute between Thai parties.
Speaker / Presenter at Arbitration Events
Victor finds time for his passion – the ownership and use of motorbikes to tour including extensively across Thailand. Victor also cycles regularly.
Aside from that, Victor may be ski-ing or enjoying the finer things in Europe in any given year.
(LLM) – International Commercial Law (Distinction) – University of Northumbria
Post Graduate Diploma in Arbitration – Reading College of Estate Management
Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
BSc – Quantity Surveying – Kingston Polytechnic
Current and Past (2004 – 2012) Chair ICC Thailand Arbitration & ADR Committee
Former Member of the London Court of International Arbitration – 2003 – 2013
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Thailand Branch
Lecturer – Arbitration and ADR – LLM Masters of Laws Course – Thammasat University – 2010 – 2014
Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building
Past Chairman of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Thailand 1997 – 1998