Adjunct Associate Professor
Wesley is a partner in the Global Litigation and Dispute Management Group at Eversheds Sutherland. He is based in Hong Kong, where he heads the firms’ international arbitration practice in Asia.
Wesley has nearly a decade and a half of experience in advising private and sovereign clients on commercial and investor-State disputes under various institutional rules. He has particular expertise in energy sector and infrastructure project disputes in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
He worked for nearly a decade with a major US law firm in their New York, Paris and London offices. During this time he worked on some of the largest, most complex commercial and investment disputes in the world. He also worked with the firm’s project development and finance team, advising clients on contentious and non-contentious issues.
Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland, Wesley was Managing Counsel at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). He promoted the use of arbitration and Hong Kong as a venue for dispute resolution across Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. In his role as Managing Counsel, Wesley also oversaw the Secretariat’s handling of the Centre’s caseload under various HKIAC rules, the UNCITRAL Rules and the Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance.
Wesley is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Journal of International Law of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO), a member of the Nominations Commission of the ICC-HK’s Arbitration & ADR Committee, a Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Central/East Asia & China Committee and Steering Group Member of the International Investment & Development Committee of the American Bar Association. He has also authored publications and spoken widely on a range of topics, including cross-border dispute resolution and the role of Hong Kong in relation to China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the Greater Bay Area, as well as trainings to governments, multinational corporations and chambers of commerce in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America.
Wesley is a member of the SIAC Reserve Panel of Arbitrators and the KCAB Panel of International Arbitrators. He has been teaching at The University of Hong Kong in relation to the practice of arbitration since 2020, and is the course convenor for the Arbitration Practice, Procedure & Drafting module (LLAW6157) for the LL.M in Arbitration & Dispute Resolution.