Simon Chapman KC, an HSF lifer who has been at the firm for almost 18 years, was most recently appointed global co-chair of international arbitration following the retirement of veteran partner Paula Hodges earlier this year. He is currently based out in Hong Kong, where he is also regional head of dispute resolution for Asia.

In this Q&A, he shares his Pride story with International, and what it has meant for him, as a gay man, to work in an inclusive, open environment.