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Catherine MUN


Ms. Mun specialises in domestic and international commercial and construction-related arbitration and litigation, particularly disputes with a cross-border or China element. Disputes involved include those arising from commercial contracts, joint venture contracts, cooperation agreements, construction and engineering contracts, sale and purchase of shares, finance and investment transactions, international sale and purchase of goods, telecommunications and heavy industry equipment and production lines, distributorships and enforcement of security.

Since qualifying as a solicitor in 1998, Ms. Mun has advised various multi-national entities, stated-owned entities, public sector bodies, international corporations, developers and contractors in relation to issues associated with her practice areas. She has been involved in various kinds of court cases (including cases in the Supreme People’s Court in Mainland China) and in numerous substantial domestic and international arbitrations in Hong Kong and Mainland China that went through substantive hearings including ad hoc arbitrations and institutional HKIAC, CIETAC and ICC arbitrations under various arbitration rules such as UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules, CIETAC Arbitration Rules and ICC Arbitration Rules, as well as ICSID arbitration. Parties involved in arbitrations include those from Mainland China, Taiwan, the wider Asia Region (Japan, South Korea, Singapore, etc), the US, Britain, Europe (Italy, Germany, Switzerland, etc), the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Australia, Russia and Israel.

Ms. Mun sits as arbitrator and is an accredited mediator. She is on the panels of arbitrators of various arbitration institutions including CIETAC, HKIAC and Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA). She has arbitrated disputes as presiding arbitrator, sole arbitrator or co-arbitrator in HKIAC, CIETAC, ICC, SCIA and ad hoc arbitrations.

Ms. Mun is a solicitor advocate with rights of audience in higher courts. She has acted as expert in Hong Kong law for court and arbitration proceedings in Canada and Mainland China.

She is a Council member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and was a member of its Proceedings Committee.

Ms. Mun has written publications on arbitration and cross-border related topics and has been a contributing co-author of Chitty on Contract: Hong Kong Specific Contracts since 2008 and of The Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance: Commentary and Annotations since 2011. She was also a part-time law tutor for the Department of Law,UniversityofHong Kong.

Ms. Mun is a China-Appointed Attesting Officer appointed by the Ministry of Justice of the PRC. She is currently a member of the Board of Review (Inland Review Ordinance), an adjudicator of the Registration of Persons Tribunal (Registration of Persons Ordinance) and a panel member of the Municipal Services Appeals Board. She is also a committee member of The Law Society of Hong Kong's Standing Committee on Standards and Development, Arbitration Committee, Greater China Legal Affairs Committee and RME Accreditation Sub-Committee.

Ms. Mun is a law graduate from University of Hong Kong (LLB), University of Oxford (BCL) andTsinghuaUniversity(2nd LLB). She is dual qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong (1998) andEngland&Wales(2000). Before joining our firm in September 2015, Ms. Mun had worked at multi-jurisdictional and international law firms (Johnson Stokes & Master from 1996, Baker & McKenzie from 2002 and Bird & Bird from 2012) for more than 19 years.

Ms. Mun is fluent in English, Cantonese and Putonghua.


  • ● LL.B, The University of Hong Kong
  • ● 2nd LL.B (on PRC law), Tsinghua University
  • ● BCL, University of Oxford
  • ● Certificate in PRC Civil and Commercial Law, Tsinghua University and The University of Hong Kong
  • ● P.C.LL., The University of Hong Kong
  • ● Postgraduate Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, Queen Mary, University of London

Professional Qualifications

  • ● Solicitor, Hong Kong
  • ● Solicitor, England & Wales
  • ● China-Appointed Attesting Officer
  • ● Solicitor Advocate, Hong Kong

Honours and Appointments

  • Council Member of the HKIAC’s Council
  • Member of the Proceedings Committee of the HKIAC
  • Committee Member of the ICC-HK Nomination Committee
  • Member of the Board of Review (Inland Review Ordinance)
  • One of the Chairmen of the Appeal Tribunal under Hong Kong Buildings Ordinance
  • Adjudicator of the Registration of Persons Tribunal (Registration of Persons Ordinance)
  • Panel Member of the Municipal Services Appeals Board
  • Member of various committees of Hong Kong Law Society including Standing Committee on Standards and Development and Greater China Legal Affairs Committee

Principal Areas of Practice

Cross-border commercial arbitration, construction arbitration , litigation and alternative dispute resolution, and provision of expert opinion in Hong Kong law for arbitration and litigation proceedings


English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Contact Details

Email: catherinemun@li-partners.com
Tel: (852) 2218 0950