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Allen & Overy has one of the world’s leading international arbitration practices. The independent legal directories consistently place our practice at the top of their rankings. With 44 offices in 31 countries, our global footprint is the foundation of our practice, allowing us to field teams of lawyers in all of the locations and time zones that are important to our clients, whether the dispute concerns one jurisdiction or many.

Our team members focus exclusively on international arbitration (both investment treaty arbitration and commercial arbitration) and arbitration-related litigation. Our lawyers have in-depth practical knowledge gained from many years of experience in handling a wide range of cases across industries involving dozens of different countries, procedural rules and governing laws. Based on public awards, Allen & Overy’s arbitration team has handled more investment treaty cases than any other international law firm in the APAC region.

Our teams of arbitration specialists in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Perth operate as a single APAC arbitration practice and the majority of our matters are staffed by teams that span multiple offices. By staffing our matters based on our lawyers’ expertise, not location, we can provide clients with the very best that our practice has to offer. The teams represent clients in international arbitrations across the APAC region, as well as beyond. Their recent experience in APAC spans Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Korea, Vietnam and Australia.

Unlike many other practices, our arbitration lawyers conduct their own advocacy in their cases. As well as resulting in cost savings for our clients, this means that our clients’ advocates are, effectively, involved from the very start of the proceedings, rather than being parachuted in as matters reach a conclusion.

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Founded in 1993, Fangda Partners is a full-service law firm headquartered in Shanghai. With over 700 lawyers across five offices in major locations in China, Fangda operates as an integrated partnership, enabling its lawyers to collaborate seamlessly across practice groups and locations to provide clients with exceptional service, sophisticated advice and practical solutions founded on legal expertise, knowledge of market practices, understanding of the industry landscape and proven ability to assist clients with achieving their business objectives.

Fangda’s lawyers are qualified in the PRC, Hong Kong, Canada, Australia, England and Wales, Singapore, U.S., Germany, and Russia. Fangda’s team is lauded for its expertise, experience, and commercial outlook. The diversity of our professionals and our strong local law capabilities enable us to bridge legal, regulatory, language and cultural differences that clients inevitably face in transactions and disputes involving multiple jurisdictions.

Fangda Partners is a law firm of choice for businesses requiring solutions to complex legal issues that thrives on its cross-border capabilities with a China edge.

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Temple Chambers is one of Hong Kong’s leading barristers’ chambers. With a tradition of legal excellence spanning over 40 years, it currently has over 60 members who advise and act in a broad range of litigation, arbitration and non-contentious matters, including numerous landmark cases over the years. 

As well as participating in litigation and arbitration as counsel, members of Chambers also regularly act as Recorders or Deputy Judges in the Hong Kong Courts, as chairmen or members of statutory bodies and tribunals and as arbitrators. A number of members are also qualified mediators.

Chambers has a strong tradition of judicial and public service, the ability and integrity of members having been recognised in appointments to all three branches of government – judiciary, legislature, executive – and international legal bodies.

In addition to judicial and public service, members have also played an active role in arbitration. Our members frequently appear in arbitrations as counsel and Hong Kong law experts, including in many high stakes, multi-national and cross-border disputes. 21 of our members are also qualified as arbitrators, and are regularly appointed in arbitrations such as those administered by the HKIAC. One of our members, Mr Rimsky Yuen SC, has been appointed as Co-Chair of the HKIAC since June 2020.

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Stephenson Harwood is a law firm with over 1100 people worldwide, including more than 180 partners. Our people are committed to achieving the goals of our clients - listed and private companies, institutions and individuals. Stephenson Harwood’s international arbitration team is able to advise and represent you at all stages of the arbitration process, from drafting a valid and effective arbitration agreement, to representing you in arbitration proceedings, to enforcement (or resisting enforcement) of an arbitration award in courts around the world. From our offices and associations in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou, London, Paris, Singapore, Seoul and Dubai, we have dedicated arbitration lawyers with extensive global experience – both representing and sitting as arbitrators – in arbitrations at the world’s leading institutions including the HKIAC, LCIA, ICC, SIAC, and DIFC-LCIA. Please visit https://www.arbitrationhub.com/ to receive our latest update.

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Worldwide companies, investors, State-owned enterprises and States facing increasingly complex international disputes turn to Latham & Watkins for winning strategies and seamless service to prepare for arbitration, resolve high-value issues, and advise on enforcement actions. Recognized among world's elite firms by GAR 30 and Who's Who Legal, Latham provides clients with a sophisticated International Arbitration Practice capable of resolving disputes that straddle borders, corporate structures, commercial contracts, jurisdictions, and treaties. Latham offers particular expertise in international commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, multi-jurisdictional disputes and public international law. In recent years, we have represented clients in cases before every major arbitral institution and under every set of arbitration rules, including the AAA, AIAC, CIETAC, HKIAC, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SIAC and UNCITRAL rules, and in numerous ad hoc proceedings.

Zhong Lun’s international arbitration practice has an established reputation for successfully handling some of the most complex and influential international commercial arbitrations and investment treaty arbitrations.

From 2014 to 2017, Zhong Lun represented the Chinese government as co-counsel in an ICSID case brought by a Korean investor Ansung Housing Co., Ltd. The arbitral tribunal rendered the award in 2017 and dismissed Ansung’s claims in entirety. From 2019, Zhong Lun has been representing Chinese government in a PCA administrated case brought by a UK investor.

Our well-reputed group of practitioners also advises on commercial arbitration proceedings conducted under the rules of major arbitration institutions in several key jurisdictions around the world. Zhong Lun has received numerous awards in the field of dispute resolution and international arbitration, including “Highly Recommended in International Arbitrations” by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific (2019-2021), “PRC Law Firm of the Year - Dispute Resolution” by Chambers (2017&2019) with Mr. Cao Lijun recommended as “Band 1” international arbitration lawyer (2014-2021), and international arbitration Practice PRC Law Firm of the Year by GAR (2015), etc.

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Rouse is a global market leader in intellectual property acting for some of the world's largest companies. Our team have acted in HKIAC, SIAC and ICC arbitrations in high technology, copyright, telecommunications and biotech cases.  Rouse operates a technology hub which provides the expertise of our patent attorneys in all technical fields.  
 
Rouse's global team of over 600 people work out of 18 offices in 13 countries across Asia, Europe, Russia and MEA. We have one of China's largest IP dispute resolution teams - all bilingual in English and Chinese - located in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

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