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HKIAC Shanghai Office Open Day

Aimed at law school students at Shanghai-based universities who are interested in arbitration, this event will provide details on why parties choose to arbitrate in Hong Kong, and in particular why parties use HKIAC as the arbitral institution.



17 June 2019 11:30-13:30

Lei Shi (Partner at Clifford Chance)

Lei Shi's practice focuses on China-related dispute resolution matters, including international arbitration, regulatory compliance and investigation, and commercial litigation.

In the arbitration area, Lei has over 12 years of experiences as counsel in arbitration under HKIAC, ICC, SIAC, CIETAC, LCIA, SCC, AAA and UNCITRAL Rules in relation to M&A, private equity, banking, technology, real property and other commercial disputes.

In the regulatory area, Lei advises clients in daily compliance, due diligence, internal investigation and government investigation in the areas of anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, sanctions and export control.

Lei has worked at our Hong Kong and New York offices. Prior to joining Clifford Chance, he practised at a leading PRC firm for three years.


18 June 2019 11:30-13:30

Wei Sun (Partner at Zhong Lun Law Firm)

Mr. Sun is a renowned dispute resolution lawyer whose expertise includes corporate equity, finance, construction, real estate, and international sale of goods. He has extensive experience in providing legal services to both domestic and multinational enterprises on local and international matters. He frequently acts as presiding, sole, or party-appointed arbitrator before CIETAC and arbitration institutions in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. He is also the Convener of the Construction Dispute Expert Group of CIETAC, Panel Arbitrator of HKIAC and TIAC, Member of the ICC China Commission on Arbitration & ADR, Member of the Supervisory Board of Tashkent International Arbitration Center, List of Practitioner of Vienne International Arbitration Center, Representative of observer of UNCITRAL Working Group II, Adjunct Professor of Law at China University of Political Science and Law, Chief Editor of China Construction Law Review, Secretary General of the Permanent Forum of China Construction Law (PFCCL) and Member of the Youth Federation of Central State Organs.


24 June 2019 11:30-13:30

Yanhua Lin (Partner at Fangda Partners)

Ms. Lin specializes in areas of arbitration, litigation, dispute resolution and compliance.

As a partner at Fangda, Lin has represented a PRC investor in ICC arbitration in Hong Kong in relation to a US$100 million dispute arising from a share purchase agreement and in ancillary court proceedings relating to injunctive orders.

She has also represented several European clients, in relation to the enforcement of an ICC arbitral award in China, a groundbreaking case in which China's Supreme People's Court for the first time invoked the "public policy ground" under the New York Convention to refuse enforcement of a foreign arbitral award.

Furthermore, Ms. Lin has advised the "Big 4" accounting firms in connection with administrative proceedings initiated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission, and various matters concerning cross-border regulatory investigation.

Ms. Lin is also an expert in transnational compliance. She has advised several China-based U.S. listed companies in relation to investigations initiated by U.S. regulators. She also provides valuable input to foreign companies in China on matters related to state secrecy, data privacy and cross-border data production.


25 June 2019 11:30-13:30

Yan Zhang (Partner at Sidley Austin LLP)

Ms. Yan Zhang is a highly skilled lawyer with experience in both adversarial and transactional matters. She represents clients from a broad range of sectors. In her adversarial practice, Yan is experienced in the resolution of Chinese-foreign business disputes and has advised clients in proceedings conducted under a number of institutional arbitration rules including those of the HKIAC, AAA and CIETAC. In Chambers Asia Pacific 2019, Yan is recognized in the International Arbitration category as "Up and Coming," and clients praise Yan as "very commercial," "very responsive," "very diligent" and "suggests sensible ways of solving disputes." Moreover, Yan is recognized as a "Next Generation Lawyer" in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 – International Arbitration. In her transactional practice, Yan represents private equity funds, hedge funds and multinational companies in mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, fund formation and other general corporate matters.

Speakers

  • Lei Shi (Partner at Clifford Chance (17 June 2019 11:30-13:30))

    Lei Shi

    Partner at Clifford Chance (17 June 2019 11:30-13:30)

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  • Wei Sun (Partner at Zhong Lun Law Firm (18 June 2019 11:30-13:30))

    Wei Sun

    Partner at Zhong Lun Law Firm (18 June 2019 11:30-13:30)

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  • Yanhua Lin (Partner at Fangda Partners (24 June 2019 11:30-13:30))

    Yanhua Lin

    Partner at Fangda Partners (24 June 2019 11:30-13:30)

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  • Yan Zhang (Partner at Sidley Austin LLP (25 June 2019 11:30-13:30))

    Yan Zhang

    Partner at Sidley Austin LLP (25 June 2019 11:30-13:30)

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