Dr Poomintr Sooksripaisarnkit, FCIArb
Academic lawyer, arbitrator & mediator

Curriculum Vitae

Nationality: Thai / Australian
Date of Birth: 27 January 1979


A dynamic law teacher with over ten years of experience delivering effective lectures on maritime law, private international law (conflict of laws), and general commercial law to students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in a blended learning environment, an active researcher with tracked record of publications in edited book volumes, refereed journals, and research reports and a professionally trained arbitrator and mediator with experiences in moot coaching.


2021 Diploma in International Maritime Arbitration
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

2007 PhD
Faculty of Law, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Thesis title: 
Reform of 'Non-Disclosure' in Marine Insurance Law: Exotic Approach or Original Understanding?
Thesis supervisor: Dr Sarah Dromgoole

2002 LLM (International Commercial Law)
Faculty of Law, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Dissertation title: 
The general principles of general average and how they affect the rights and liabilities of the parties to a marine insurance contract

1999 LLB
Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, Thailand


6 JULY 2016 - PRESENT   
Lecturer in Maritime Law (B6), Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania 

Delivering units on 'maritime law' to both undergraduate and postgraduate students in Maritime and Logistics Management as well as lecturing a more general commercial law unit on 'Commercial and Transport Law' to first-year undergraduate students, all of which in the context of the blended-learning environment, hence with familiarity in on-line learning system and platform, such as Echo360, successfully supervised an HDR student on the topic of foreign maritime liens and supported the student through to her landing of the first publication in Volume 33 of the Australian and New Zealand Maritime Law Journal, completed a probationary training ELT501 Foundations of University Learning and Teaching and completed a voluntary training ELT522 Peer Review of Teaching in Higher Education

2 July 2010 - 10 June 2016
Assistant Professor, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong

Taught units on marine insurance law, admiralty procedure law, and private international law to postgraduate students in Maritime and Transportation Law,  taught undergraduate electives on insurance law and private international law, acted as the Associate Director of the Hong Kong Centre for Maritime and Transportation Law and had an experience as the Deputy Admission Tutor for the LLM in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Programme, experienced in supervising 9 research projects, including independent research papers and dissertations of LLB, JD, and LLM students with one of which was revised and published in Volume 30 of the Australian and New Zealand Maritime Law Journal while the other one of which was revised and submitted for the essay prize competition organised by the Hong Kong Insurance Law Association Limited in 2015 and was awarded a winning prize, assisted at coaching and subsequently became a coach and involved in training teams to compete in the International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot organised by Murdoch University for 5 years

14 January 2008 - 19 June 2010
Head of Legal and Insurance Section, Univan Ship Management Limited, Hong Kong

In charge of the Legal & Insurance Section, procured in-house assistance to Univan Ship Management Limited in drafting and preparing joint venture agreements, documentation for sale and purchase of marine vessels, time and voyage charter parties, vessels' technical management agreements, as well as liaising with hull & machinery underwriters, and protection and indemnity (P & I) clubs in handling cargo and crew claims


1 November 2021-31 October 2024: Senior Research Associate, Research Centre for Private International Law in Emerging Countries, University of Johannesburg

Academic Year 2021 - Academic Year 2025: External Examiner, Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) in Law and Business, Department of Law and Business, Hong Kong Shue Yan University

1 February 2021 - 1 April 2021: External Assessor for LOG305 International Trade Law, Singapore University of Social Sciences


- Subproject D "The Legal Impact of AI in International Maritime Law" under the master project: "Development and Application of Marine Exploration and Ecological Survey Technologies under Climate Change" sponsored by Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology 110-2634-F-019-002 (with Professor Juei-Cheng Jao, College of Ocean Law and Policy, National Taiwan Ocean University) (1 August 2022 - 31 July 2024)


Maritime Law (undergraduate)
Maritime Law (postgraduate)
Commercial and Transport Law (undergraduate)
Private International Law (LLM)
Private International Law (LLB)
Marine Insurance Law (LLM)
Admiralty Law (LLM)
Insurance Law (LLB)
Business Law (Service course - business students)
Legal Method (LLB - tutor)


Ordinary Member, European Association of Private International Law
Member, Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand
Associate Member, Australian Insurance Law Association
Supporting Member, London Maritime Arbitrators Association
Associate Fellow, The Nautical Institute


Member, The Panel of Arbitrator, Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC)
Member, The Panel of Arbitrators and The Panel of Neutrals under eBRAM Apec Rules, eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre
Fellow, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Individual Member, Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration
Accredited Mediator, The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution
Accredited Mediator, The Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited


Thai (native speaker)
English (proficient) 


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