Dr Shahla Ali is a Professor of Law and Deputy Director of the LLM in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Programme in the University of Hong Kong ("HKU"). She is an accredited mediator on the panel of Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited ("HKMAAL") and on the List of Accredited Mediators for the Building Management Cases in the Lands Tribunal. She is also listed as an arbitrator with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority of the USA , the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre, Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration, and World Trade Centre Macau Arbitration Centre.
Prior to joining HKU, she worked as an attorney in the international trade compliance group with Baker & McKenzie LLP San Francisco office. She has consulted with United States Agency for International Development, International Finance Corporation of World Bank and the United Nations Office of Human Resource Management on issues pertaining to access to justice, peace process negotiation training, land use conflict resolution and principle based evaluation of community mediation. She currently serves on the International Bar Association Drafting Committee for Investor-State Mediation Rules.