Ms. Helen Shi
Helen is the director and a partner of the Beijing office of Fangda Partners, and the Vice President of the ICC Court of Arbitration. She used to serve as the co-chair of the IBA Asia Pacific Arbitration Group and a member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC)’s Proceedings Committee. She is also a listed arbitrator at a number of arbitration institutions, including China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC). Having been praised as “an icon of arbitration” by Chambers & Partners, she has handled more than 100 cases in a wide range of industries, including share transfer, mergers and acquisitions, oil and gas, hospitality and construction. As an advocate, she has represented clients under the ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, CIETAC and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Sitting as an arbitrator, she has presided over more than 50 cases. She has also provided legal expert opinion and testified as Chinese legal expert before courts in Hong Kong and Canada and in HKIAC arbitrations and an ad hoc arbitration seated in London. Ms. Shi is admitted to practice in both the PRC and the State of New York.