Thomas SO JP


eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre

Dr Thomas So is a partner of Mayer Brown with experience in advising on shareholders and equity-related disputes, property-related, libel and media-related litigation work, as well as litigation and arbitration in the PRC. Dr So was one of the founder members of eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre (eBRAM) and was appointed Chairman of eBRAM in 2020. Dr So is the past president of The Law Society of Hong Kong, and has been committed to promoting and improving the standard of legal and dispute resolution services in Hong Kong. He is also a member of multiple arbitration and mediation committees in Asia. In January 2018, Dr So was appointed as a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. He was also commissioned as a mediator of Guangdong Court for Cross-border Commercial Dispute Resolution in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area by the High People’s Court of Guangdong Province for three years. He obtained his Doctor of Laws from Tsinghua University, and has been frequently invited to be the lecturer by various universities in the Mainland. Dr So also acted as Deputy Judge at the District Court and Temporary Deputy Registrar at the High Court from 2002 to 2004.