History of ADRIL

ADR International Limited (ADRIL) was set up in 2002 to provide neutrals (arbitrators, mediators, experts, adjudicators) and advise clients on the most cost-effective alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process for their particular dispute.  ADRIL also assists companies and governments to train their staff on ADR processes and techniques.

The organisation has successfully organized Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre ("HKIAC") Accredited Mediation Courses in Hong Kong and has trained over 1,000 senior civil servants in Hong Kong on dispute resolution.  ADRIL has been contracted by the Government of Macau (since 2009) to train more than 150 senior civil servants, lawyers, judges and business leaders as mediators.  ADRIL has been voted as "International Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year – Mediation, Arbitration and ADR" (Intercontinental Finance Legal Excellence Awards 2011).


Founder of ADRIL

Mr. Yang has been practicing international commercial law over 30 years and founding ADR International Limited in Year 2002. 

​He has received various negotiation and mediation training from Hong Kong, Canada, United States and Australia.  Mr. Yang has significant experience as a facilitative, evaluative or transformative mediator with complex international commercial disputes.

​He is recognized by Who’s Who Legal as one of twenty-nine “Thought Leaders Global Elite 2022 – Mediation” (since 2017 when this list was first initiated) and one of the world’s leading commercial mediator annually since the list was first compiled in 2011.  He was the first Hong Kong lawyer honoured as a “Distinguished International Neutral” of the CPR Institute, New York and the first Asian Accredited by the IMI (International Mediation Institute, The Hague).

​Mr. Yang was past Chairman of the Hong Kong Mediation Council (2003-2006), Ex-Officio of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC, 2003-2006).  He is presently the Chairman of the Communications and Publicity Committee of HKMAAL (Hong Kong Mediator Accreditation Association Limited) and the Appointment Committee Member of the FDRC (Financial Dispute Resolution Centre).

​Mr. Yang also conducts accredited mediation courses in Hong Kong and Macau (training senior government officials, lawyers, accountants and business executives) and frequently lectures at China, Hong Kong and Macau universities.  Hs is a Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Mr. Norris H.C. YANG – Resume

Mr. Norris H.C. YANG – IMI Profile

Mr. Norris H.C. Yang – Who's Who Legal – Professional Biography