Ms. Winnie Ma

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Dr. Winnie Jo-Mei Ma was the former Deputy Secretary-General of the Chinese Arbitration Association (Taipei) and now serves on the CAA as its Advisor. Qualified and admitted to practise in Australia, Winnie is an established academic with special focus on international arbitration, mediation and conflict of laws. She writes and published extensively and one of her works - “Public Policy in the Enforcement of Arbitral Awards: Lessons for and from Australia”, has achieved more than 16,000 full-text downloads. She now serves on the editorial boards of Contemporary Asia Arbitration Journal and Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs. She has concurrent teaching appointments in numerous institutions since September 2000, including Bond University, Adelaide University, National Taiwan University, Soochow University, Newcastle University, and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch).

Unknown to many, Winnie was a key member of an international team of experts from Taiwan, Australia and Singapore (2012-2016) which initiated a project and presented a draft convention and submission to the United Nations which culminated in the “UN Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation” (Singapore Convention 2019).

Winnie’s academic background and her experience at the CAA launched her into the practice of international arbitration. Apart from the CAA, she is also on the CAA International Arbitration Centre, Hainan International Arbitration Court, Shanghai International Arbitration Center and Japan Commercial Arbitration Association. Winnie became a Council Member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law in November 2021.

Professional Career

  • Resident, The Arbitration Chambers (2021–)
  • Independent Arbitrator(2020–)
  • Deputy Secretary-General of Chinese Arbitration Association, Taipei (CAA) (2017–2019)
  • Convenor of CIArb East Asia Branch Taiwan Chapter (2017–2019)
  • Assistant Professor of Bond University Faculty of Law (2000–2012)
  • Solicitor, Allen Linklaters, Brisbane, Australia (1998–2000)

Educational Background

  • Solicitor, Queensland, Australia (2000)
  • Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD), Bond University, Australia (2006)
  • LLB, (First Class), Bond University, Australia (1998)

Professional Offices & Memberships

  • Solicitor, Queensland, Australia
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • Arbitrator, Chinese Arbitration Association, Taipei (CAA)
  • Arbitrator, Chinese Arbitration Association International Arbitration Centre (CAAI)
  • Arbitrator, Hainan International Arbitration Court
  • Member, Asian Centre for WTO & International Health Law and Policy, National Taiwan University
  • Member (Editorial), Contemporary Asia Arbitration Journal, Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs, and Hwakang Law Review
  • Member, Faculty of Law Dispute Resolution Centre, Bond University, Australia
  • Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

English, Mandarin, Taiwanese

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