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Provided by Yan Zhang

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Yan Zhang is a partner of Sidley Austin’s Hong Kong office, and a member of the Firm’s Global Arbitration, Trade and Advocacy practice group. She is experienced in the resolution of Chinese-foreign business disputes and has advised clients in proceedings conducted under a number of institutional arbitration rules including those of the ICC, HKIAC and CIETAC. She also sits as arbitrator in commercial arbitration cases conducted in English and/or Mandarin Chinese.

Before joining Sidley’s dispute practice in Hong Kong, Yan practiced for about 10 years in New York, Shanghai and Hong Kong as a transactional lawyer, advising private equity funds and multinational companies in mergers and acquisitions, fund formation and other corporate matters. Yan’s diverse practice gives her a unique blend of skills that benefit her clients at all stages of the corporate lifecycle.

Yan is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.

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Columbia University School of Law, LL.M., 2006;

Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, LL.B., 2003

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Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (International Firms) - China
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Zhang Yan regularly represents international corporates in addition to her primary focus on acting for Chinese clients on CIETAC and HKIAC arbitrations. One impressed client says: "She is a detailed person who leaves no stone unturned and is very strong in execution," while another commentator asserts: "Zhang has become one of Sidley Austin's most effective lawyers in its Hong Kong arbitration practice. Her knowledge of Chinese arbitration law and procedure is especially helpful."

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