Shi Lei is a Consultant at Clifford Chance and based in Hong Kong. He is admitted in New York and Hong Kong and has also passed the PRC bar exam. He has also worked at Clifford Chance' s New York office and prior to joining Clifford Chance, practised as a PRC attorney at Fangda Partners in Beijing. With qualifications and substantial practising experiences in three key jurisdictions, Lei is particularly recognized for his expertise in handling cross-border disputes with Chinese elements, including representing Chinese companies in offshore arbitration seated in Hong Kong, New York, London and Stockholm, and acting for international financial institutions and multinational companies in China-related disputes in both onshore and offshore arbitration proceedings under a variety of arbitration rules (ICC, HKIAC, CIETAC, SIAC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, SCC and AAA/ICDR). Shi Lei is especially experienced in handling arbitration proceedings in the banking & finance and private equity sectors and those relating to M&A and investments.
Shi Lei was the Representative (for China) at the Regional Coordinating Committee of the ICC YAF and a member of the HK45 News Committee. He regularly speaks on international arbitration topics at seminars and conferences, and has also published articles on the Asian Dispute Review and the Kluwer Arbitration Blog. He is also an author for the China section of the Kluwer Arbitration Smart Chart.