Hew Dundas has spent 41+ years in the Oil & Gas industry and was formerly Head of Legal, Company Secretary and Group Insurance Manager at the FTSE100-listed Cairn Energy PLC and has, since 1998, been a full-time International Arbitrator, Mediator and Expert Determiner in Oil & Gas, Energy and general commercial disputes.
He is a Chartered Arbitrator (CIArb) and a Panel Arbitrator in England, Scotland, Beijing, Kazakhstan, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, India, Slovenia and the USA and is a member of many leading arbitral institutions. He is Honorary Vice-President, Scottish Arbitration Centre and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Chinese European Arbitration Centre (Hamburg) and is also Presidente Honorario, Centro International de Arbitraje e Mediación (Quito).
He made significant contributions to the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 and co-authored the definitive book on the Act. He has also co-authored the ICCA National Report on Arbitration in Việt Nam and is one of only three such Rapporteurs who are not nationals of the relevant country.
He is also a mediator (CEDR-Accredited), serving on various mediator panels in the UK and abroad (including Beijing), and is a Director of Scottish Mediation Network Limited, the umbrella body for all forms of mediation in Scotland.
He writes and publishes widely (publishing more than 200 articles including in London, New York, Houston, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Moscow and Almaty) on UK and international arbitration law and related topics. He also lectures on International Commercial Arbitration Law at Edinburgh, Aberdeen and other Universities in the UK and abroad.
He served as President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (approx. 12,000 members in 110+ countries) in 2007.