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01 Dec 2020

Dr Fan Yang joins Stephenson Harwood as partner


Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has strengthened its international arbitration practice with the arrival of partner Dr Fan Yang, who joins the firm in Hong Kong.

“Hong Kong’s reputation as a neutral and leading centre for international commercial arbitration is growing, and becoming increasingly attractive for resolving contract disputes between Chinese and international parties,” said Jamie Stranger, Stephenson Harwood’s Greater China office managing partner. “We already have top tier maritime and trade dispute resolution capabilities in Hong Kong and Greater China; Fan’s arrival is an important step in expanding our commercial arbitration capabilities in the region. Her combined experience of advising clients and managing complex, cross border disputes, alongside her role as a mediator and arbitrator, will be a valuable and complementary addition to our team.”

Dr Yang’s practice focuses on advising clients on a broad range of international arbitration and cross-border dispute resolution. She has substantial experience advising on, and managing, complex commercial and investment disputes arising from joint ventures, shareholders agreements, sale and purchase of shares, sale of goods, letter of credits, carriage of goods by sea, charterparties, and construction including FIDIC and NEC contracts. She has also acted as a mediator and been appointed as an arbitrator under the rules of the ICC, HKIAC, AIAC and SCIA.

“Fan brings a pedigree which is difficult to find; she is well known as an expert in arbitration and highly regarded within the international arbitration community and with the major arbitral institutions,” said Stephenson Harwood partner Andrew Rigden Green, who leads the firm’s arbitration practice in Hong Kong. “Her addition to our practice enables us to enhance the level of support we can offer our clients.”

Dr. Yang obtained her LL.B. from Shanghai International Studies University. She subsequently studied law in France (Comparative Law Certificate) and England (LL.M. and a PhD in Law). She became a barrister in England and Wales in 2005, and was one of the first lawyers from Mainland China to be called to the bar there.

Stephenson Harwood has a recognised market-leading international arbitration practice, known for its expertise in managing complex and substantial arbitrations worldwide. In the past decade, it has handled some of the most high-profile arbitrations and proceedings to enforce, or resist the enforcement of, arbitral awards before the English, Hong Kong and Singapore courts.



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