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Managing Partners: Fei Ning
Number of partners: 16
Number of lawyers: 23
Languages: Chinese, English
Hui Zhong is a China-based boutique law firm specialising in domestic and international dispute resolution. Hui Zhong’s lawyers have successfully handled a significant number of complex domestic and foreign-related commercial disputes on behalf of local and international clients in the Intermediate, High and Supreme People’s Courts throughout the country. Additionally, Hui Zhong is uniquely positioned to act in foreign and multi-jurisdictional proceedings, whether as PRC counsel, co-counsel in conjunction with foreign law firms, or even as independent experts on Chinese law.
Main Areas of Practice:
• Hui Zhong is advising a Chinse citizen against the Republic of Korea for expropriation and FET claims under the China-Korea BIT (2007) with hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars at stake. The case is conducted under the ICSID Convention. Hui Zhong is closely working with King & Spalding on this case.
• Hui Zhong is advising a world renowned athlete in the setting aside procedure before the Swiss Supreme Court. The challenged arbitral award was rendered by an arbitral tribunal under the CAS Rules. Hui Zhong is closely working with the Swiss law firms Schellenberg Wittmer SA and Bonnard Lawson.
•A series of cases arising out of a real estate project; disputed amount exceeds US$ 1 billion - Parties from China, Hong Kong, Korea and Barbados initiated, successively or in parallel, more than 30 arbitrations and litigation proceedings in various jurisdictions. Hui Zhong is the lead counsel representing Beijing Zhongtian Hongye Real Estate Consulting Co. Ltd., in arbitral and judicial proceedings in China, and acting as general coordinator for cases in other jurisdictions.
• A CIETAC arbitration concerning the Grand Lan chain restaurants; amount in dispute exceeds US$ 300 million - Hui Zhong represents a prominent investment company as a co-counsel with Clifford Chance.
•An ICC arbitration case in Hong Kong; disputed amount - US$ 120 million - Hui Zhong represents a Chinese private company in a claim against Egyptian companies.
•A CIETAC arbitration arising out of land use rights transfer; disputed amount - US$ 110 million - Hui Zhong acts as a co-counsel with Lee & Li, representing a Taiwanese company in a claim against a Chinese local government. The case has reached a satisfactory settlement.
•A HKIAC sale of goods arbitration; disputed amount - US$ 33 million - Hui Zhong represents a Chinese private company in a dispute with a Japanese company. The case has reached a satisfactory settlement.
•A HKIAC purchase agreement arbitration; disputed amount- US$ 14 million - Hui Zhong represents a U.S. manufacturer against a Chinese buyer in a dispute arising out of a Purchase Agreement. The arbitral proceedings are administered by HKIAC and conducted in English. Hui Zhong advised to opt for cost-efficient expedited procedure and sole arbitrator tribunal, which helped client to reduce the arbitration costs.
•Enforcement of a CIETAC arbitral award in the Hong Kong courts - Hui Zhong acts as the PRC counsel for a Chinese company in a dispute with a Philippines company. This is a long-running landmark case, destined to become an important precedent, establishing principles applicable to the jurisdiction and powers of the Hong Kong court when enforcing foreign arbitral awards.
•Non-enforcement of an ICC arbitral award in Mainland, China- Hui Zhong represented Hebei Zhongxing Automobile Manufacture Co., Ltd against AGE from its arbitral cases to this enforcement case. This enforcement proceeding concerned complex and parallel proceedings initiated to invalidate and to prevent the enforcement of an ICC arbitral award. Eventually, Hui Zhong won the case launched before the Chinese court, and successfully prevent the enforcement of the ICC arbitral award in Mainland, China.
China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation:
China National Technical Imports & Exports Corporation
Shanghai Hongyan Enterprise Management Partnership
Shanghai SECCO Petrochemical Company Ltd
Thermal Engineering International (USA) Inc.
Trimble Navigation Limited
Emerson Electric Co.
This firm is also ranked in:Global 2021