Professor Steve Ngo

Professor Ngo is an international arbitrator, academic and arbitration specialist. He is the founding President of Beihai Asia International Arbitration Centre, Singapore.

As an experienced practitioner, his professional and academic activities focus on Southeast Asia, East Asia and South Asia, the three key global economic growth regions. He has been consulted by both the private and public sectors on arbitration-related matters. He has also been consulted on potential investor-state arbitration, evaluating cases against and for the state party. He previously held independent expert and advisor roles on arbitration and dispute resolution matters for a Southeast Asian government body in relation to the mining & energy sector.

As a seasoned lecturer and speaker, he has delivered numerous lectures on arbitration and dispute resolution in the region throughout the region. He has a wide range of research interests in the area of international arbitration and dispute resolution which includes cultural elements in disputes settlement, arbitration reform, current trends and innovation in dispute resolution. He has authored many publications on arbitration and international dispute resolution, including a book on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration written in the Indonesian language.

He is empanelled as an arbitrator in many arbitration centres in the region. At present, among others, he is an Advisory Board Member of the Centre of Alternative Dispute Resolution, National Law University, Delhi: Member of the Asia Advisory Board of the American Arbitration Association – International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA-ICDR); Member of the Advisory Board of Gujarat International Maritime Arbitration Centre (GIMAC) and Council Member of the Hong Kong International Mediation Centre. He is also a Common Room Member of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford.

He held a number of academic appointments among others, Distinguished Professor (Honorary) of the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law; Honorary Professor, National Law University Delhi; Honorary Professor National Law University, Odisha; Honorary Professor, National University of Management, Phnom Penh; part-time Professor, Changzhou University, Shi Liang School of Law; Senior Visiting Fellow, Tongji Intellectual Property & Competition Law Research Center, Tongji University, School of Law. Previously he was Vice-Chairman, KIIT Arbitration Centre, KIIT School of Law; Visiting Professor, Atmajaya Catholic University Jakarta, School of Law; Visiting Professor, Universitas Padjajaran, Indonesia; International Visiting Professor, KIIT School of Law, Bhubaneswar; part-time Professor, Guangxi University for Nationalities; Visiting Scholar, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences and Adviser of the University of London International Programmes, Postgraduate Law Programmes (International Dispute Resolution).