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Helen H Shi

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Ms. Shi’s practice focuses on dispute resolution, including international commercial arbitration and litigation. Ms. Shi also serves as an ICC court member for china and co-chair of the IBA Asia Pacific arbitration group.


Ms. Shi has acted in more than 100 cases, representing many multinational companies and large domestic enterprises in a breadth of disputes, including equity acquisitions, oil and gas projects, hotel management, aircraft leasing and construction. Ms. Shi represents clients in litigation before Chinese courts and in arbitration before the ICC, the AAA, SIAC, HKIAC, CIETAC and ad hoc arbitrations under UNCITRAL rules.

Ms. Shi has also participated as an arbitrator in over 50 cases. Moreover, being an

experienced legal practitioner, she has also provided Chinese legal opinions and testified as an expert in a number of China-related overseas court cases and arbitrations, including court proceedings in Hong Kong and Canada as well as arbitration conducted before HKIAC and an ad hoc tribunal in London.

Before joining Fangda Partners in 2005, Ms. Shi practiced with an international law firm for sixyears in Beijing and New York City, focusing on dispute resolution. Her previous experience also includes three years as legal counsel at CIETAC in Beijing.