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Winnie Jo-Mei Ma

Level 2, Building 4, Faculty of Law, Bond University

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Professional biography

Educated in Taiwan and Australia, Dr. Winnie Jo-Mei Ma is a former Vice-Chancellor’s Scholar of Bond University. She has been practising as an academic since September 2000, with teaching appointments including Bond University, Newcastle University, Adelaide University, National Taiwan University, Soochow University, and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Winnie’s SJD thesis, “Public Policy in the Enforcement of Arbitral Awards: Lessons for and from Australia”, has achieved more than 16,000 full-text downloads, and launched her into the practice of international arbitration. She is the former Deputy Secretary-General of the Chinese Arbitration Association, Taipei, as well as the former Convenor of the Chartered Instituted of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch Taiwan Chapter). Apart from joining The Arbitration Chambers (Singapore), Winnie recently became a Council Member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law and a jury member of the 2023 ICC Institute Prize. She was also invited to deliver the Maxwell Lecture on “Harmonising Judicial Approaches to Choice of Law in Arbitration Agreement”.

Winnie was a key member of an international team of experts from Taiwan, Australia and Singapore, which initiated a project and presented a draft convention and submission to the United Nations, culminating in the Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation.

Teaching expertise

International Commercial Arbitration; Private International Law (Conflict of Laws)

Teaching awards

  • Bond University Student Council Teaching Award (2001)

Professional admissions

  • Admitted as Solicitor (Queensland)
  • Member of Bond Law Faculty’s Dispute Resolution Legal Research Team and Centre for Professional Legal Education
  • Member of the Asian Centre for WTO & International Health Law and Policy, National Taiwan University
  • Editor of Contemporary Asia Arbitration Journal, Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs, and Hwakang Law Review
  • Arbitrator of Chinese Arbitration Association, Taipei (CAA), CAA International Arbitration Centre (CAAI), Hainan International Arbitration Court (HIAC), Shanghai International Arbitration Center (SHIAC), and Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA)


  • Doctor of Legal Science (SJD) Bond University
  • Bachelor of Laws (first Class Honours) Bond University
  • Diploma in International Arbitration Chartered Institute of Arbitrators