Expert resume of Anselmo Reyes
International Judge, Singapore International Commercial Court; Guest Professor, Doshisha University (Kyoto); Arbitrator; PRIME Finance Expert.
Anselmo Reyes practises as an arbitrator. He is currently an International Judge at the Singapore International Commercial Court and a Guest Professor at Doshisha University (Kyoto). He was Professor of Legal Practice at Hong Kong University from October 2012 to September 2018. Before that, he was a judge of the Hong Kong High Court from 2003-12, when he was in charge of the Construction and Arbitration List (2004-8) and the Commercial and Admiralty Lists (2008-12). He was Representative of the Hague Conference on Private International Law's Regional Office Asia Pacific from April 2013 to July 2017. He became an International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court in January 2015 and an Overseas Bencher of the Inner Temple in October 2015.
International Judge, Singapore International Commercial Court
Jan 2015 – present
Professor of Legal Practice, Hong Kong University
Oct 2012 – September 2018
Representative, Asia Pacific Regional Office, Hague Conference on Private International Law
Apr 2013 – July 2017
High Court Judge (in charge of the Construction and Arbitration List (2004-8), of the Commercial and Admiralty Lists (2008-12)), Hong Kong Judiciary
Sep 2003 – Sep 2012
Barrister (Senior Counsel from May 2001), Temple Chambers (Hong Kong)
June 1989 – Aug 2003
Law Lecturer, Hong Kong University
June 1986 – July 1988
Harvard University, AB (Economics).
Sep 1977 - June 1980
Cambridge University, BA (Law) (admitted to MA status January 1986).
Oct 1980 - June 1982
Cambridge University, LLM.
Oct 1982 - June 1983
Cambridge University, PhD (Law). Dissertation: "English and French Approaches to Hindu and Islamic Law in Southern India: 1700-1850"
Oct 1983 - Dec 1987
淺談新民事司法訴訟 (Reflections on Civil Procedure under Civil Justice Reform) (Sunny Chan, trans.), Joint Publishing (HK) Co. Ltd., March 2012.
淺談香港仲裁法 (How to be an Arbitrator - A Personal View) (Sunny Chan, trans.), Joint Publishing (HK) Co. Ltd, June 2013.
The Practice of International Commercial Arbitration: A Handbook for Hong Kong Arbitrators (Routledge, 2018).
The Developing World of Arbitration: A Comparative Study of Arbitration Reform in the Asia Pacific, co-edited with Weixia Gu (Hart, 2018).
Book review. Sir Orby Mootham, The East India Company's Sadar Courts: 1801 - 1834.  Cambridge Law Journal 311.
Book review. MacKenzie and Phillips, A Practical Approach to Land Law. (1987) 17 Hong Kong Law Journal 269.
Case note. Conflict of Laws. "The ADHIGUNA MERANTI". (1988) 18 Hong Kong Law Journal 141.
Chapter. "Shipping Law" in Halkyard and Smart (eds.), Trade and Investment Law in Hong Kong (Butterworths Asia: 1993).
Book review. Byrnes, Chan and Edwards (eds.), Hong Kong Public Law Reports Vol.1: 1991. (1994) 24 Hong Kong Law Journal 152.
Address. "On Two Suggested Alternatives to the Rule in Hadley v. Baxendale". (2008) 38 Hong Kong Law Journal 347.
Book review. Cameron and Kelly, Principles and Practice of Civil Procedure in Hong Kong. (2009) 28 Civil Justice Quarterly 159.
Address. "From Uncommon Asian Laws to a Ius Commune" (2010) 40 Hong Kong Law Journal 805.
Article. "The application of Hong Kong equitable remedies to contracts governed by Mainland law", Trusts & Trustees (2014) 20 (4): 325-334.
Article. "ASEAN and the Hague Conventions", (2014) 22 Asia Pacific Law Review 25.
Address. "The Future of the Judiciary: Reflections on Present Challenges to the Administration of Justice in Hong Kong", (2014) 44 Hong Kong Law Journal 429.
Article. "The Hague Conference on Private International Law in the Asia Pacific", (2015) 114(1) Kokusaiho Gaiko Zassi (Journal of International Law and Diplomacy) 27.
Article. “Recognition and Enforcement of Interlocutory and Final Judgments of the Singapore International Commercial Court”, (2015) 2 Journal of International and Comparative Law 337.
Chapter. “The Performance Interest in Hong Kong Contract Law” in Chen-Wishart, Loke and Ong (eds), Studies in the Contract Laws of Asia I: Remedies for Breach of Contract (Oxford, 2016).
Article. “Potential and Problems in Hong Kong and the Philippines Acceding to the CISG” in Schwenzer and Spagnolo (eds), Growing the CISG: 6th MAA Schlechtriem CISG Conference” (Eleven International Publishing, The Hague, 2016).
Article. "Cross-Border Insolvency and Shipping Companies",  Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 517.
Address. “The Business of International Dispute Resolution”, (2017) 4 Journal of International and Comparative Law 69.
Chapter. "FDI in the Philippines and the Pitfalls of Economic Nationalism" in Nottage and Chaisse (eds), International Investment Treaties and Arbitration Across Asia (Brill, 2018).
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators since November 1997.
Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators since July 2012.
Overseas Bencher of the Inner Temple since October 2015.