THE FIRM This firm is rapidly expanding its dispute resolution practice and is noted as a strong market force in both Beijing and Shanghai. It has key expertise in real estate-related disputes, and in IP, employment, commercial, investment and finance-related matters.
KEY INDIVIDUALS Zhang Decai is a widely recognised player in the dispute resolution practice area. He advises on both arbitration and litigation, and covers a broad range of issues. Peers describe him as "a hard-working and capable lawyer who is highly respected in the market."
With over a decade of experience at CIETAC in Beijing, Cao Lijun is a highly reputable arbitrator with extensive experience in international commercial arbitrations. He is qualified in both the PRC and New York, and is a popular choice for multinational corporations, private equity entities and large state-owned enterprises for complex arbitration in China and overseas.
Shanghai-based litigator Bao Wei advises clients on international trade, shareholder and investment disputes. In addition to contentious matters, he also handles real estate and capital markets transactions.
Wilson Huo, another notable arbitrator in the team, with particular expertise in international arbitration, also serves as an arbitrator for a number of overseas arbitration associations. He also has an active non-contentious practice, handling a mix of FDI and M&A transactions.
Yang Wantao is qualified to practise in both China and the USA and is renowned for his cross-border dispute resolution practice. He also has expertise in M&A, banking, real estate, restructuring and insolvency-related arbitration and litigation.