CHEN Hsi-Chia Helena
Pinsent Masons LLP
Helena H.C. Chen is a partner at Pinsent Masons LLP. She holds two doctorate degrees in law: one from National Taiwan University and the other from Peking University. Helena is qualified to practice law in Mainland China, Taiwan and New York State. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and listed on the panels of arbitrators of CIETAC, SIAC, KLRCA, KCAB, ACICA, SHIAC, SCIA, BAC/BIAC, Chinese Arbitration Association, Taipei (CAA), LCIA-MIAC Arbitration Centre etc. Dr Chen is a member of the SIAC Users Council. She is an accredited adjudicator with KLRCA and listed as one of the Recommended Experts of the Construction Dispute Board of BAC/BIAC. Helena is the Vice-Chairperson of the Mediation Center of CAA, Associate Mediator for the Singapore Mediation Centre and listed on the panel of mediators of CCPIT/CCOIC Mediation Center. She is one of the founding Supervisors of Taiwan Construction Law Society and has served as a director thereof. Dr Chen led the Pinsent Masons team to prepare "PPP Contract Guidelines" on the request of the PPP Center of the Ministry of Finance of the PRC ("PPP Center"). She also prepared PPP case study reports and PPP sample contracts for the PPP Center in the capacity as an international consultant with the Asian Development Bank. Dr Chen has been named to the International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers for many years from 2011 and was featured in the "Roundtable: Construction 2013" discussion by Who's Who Legal.
She writes widely on arbitration, mediation and construction law topics. She authored "Predictability of the 'Public Policy' in Article V of the New York Convention under Mainland China’s Judicial Practice", which is to be published by Kluwer in 2016. Her articles were published on SSCI and TSSCI listed journals. She is often invited to give lectures on international forums, including IBA, ABA conferences.