William Stone SBS QC
JUDGE OF ADGM COURTS
William Stone SBS QC was appointed to the High Court of Hong Kong in 1997 and was placed in charge of the Commercial List within the High Court. He ran the Commercial Court for 15 years. In 2011, upon achieving the statutory retirement age of 65, Justice Stone left the High Court Bench. Upon his retirement, he was accorded the Silver Bauhinia Star in recognition of his distinguished service in the judiciary, particularly his handling of heavy and complex cases and his contribution in leading the Commercial Court. He remains active as an international arbitrator and mediates in international commercial disputes. Justice Stone holds the degrees of LL.B and LL.M, and was called to the English Bar as a member of Gray's Inn. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is an accredited mediator.