Ms. Fang Zhao is the managing partner of Hui Zhong’s Shanghai office. Fang started her legal practice two decades ago. Her broad practice encompasses advice and advocacy in the fields of commercial litigation, arbitration (domestic/international), and mediation (as a qualified mediator of ADR-ODR International). Fang is experienced in acting in high value and complex international and domestic disputes on behalf of multinational companies and public bodies. She acted for clients before different arbitration institutions (such as ICC, HKIAC, SIAC, CIETAC, SHIAC, etc) and all levels of PRC courts. Fang has recently appeared before the Supreme People’s Court in a case relating to fraud under a bank demand guarantee issued for an overseas construction project. Her thorough understanding of the gist of the issues and very forensic advocacy skills successfully helped the client to have established the first precedent in this area which not only overturned the first-instance judgment but also is favourable to the client. Besides her extensive experiences in PRC law, Fang is among the very few Chinese practitioners who got the barrister training from the Inner Temple London and called to the bar of England and Wales.
Ms. Zhao sits as an arbitrator before both CIEAC and HKIAC.