Norris Yang

Norris Yang
Suite 1701, Level 17, China Building
29 Queen’s Road C
Hong Kong
+852 2526 8191
+852 2869 0862


Who's Who Legal Mediation

Professor Yang has been practising international commercial law in Hong Kong and Canada since 1980. He is a partner of Zhong Lun Law Firm, Hong Kong, and founder of ADR International Limited (a provider of ADR services). He was educated in Hong Kong and Canada and has travelled extensively. He received mediation training from Canada, the United States (Notre Dame Law School, Pepperdine University (Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution)), Australia and Hong Kong.

His diverse background in science, computing, business and law, coupled with his fluency in English and three Chinese dialects (Cantonese, Mandarin, Shanghainese), together enable him to flow between different cultures, languages and subject matters.

Professor Yang has significant experience dealing with international commercial disputes in a variety of disciplines as a facilitative, evaluative or transformative mediator.

He was the first Asian accredited by the International Mediation Institute (The Hague, and the first Hong Kong lawyer to be honoured as a Distinguished International Neutral of the CPR Institute (New York, He is an accredited mediator of the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited (HKMAAL), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and the Law Society of Hong Kong (General and Family). He is also an assessor for HKMAAL.

Professor Yang is presently the chairman of the HKMAAL communications and publicity committee and was a past chairman of the Hong Kong Mediation Council (2003–2006).

Professor Yang teaches mediation for the Chinese University of Hong Kong and independently conducts accredited mediation courses in China, Hong Kong and Macau (training senior government officials, lawyers, accountants and business executives). He is a frequent speaker at universities, conferences and professional associations.

WWL says: Norris Yang is lauded as a "leading mediator in Hong Kong" by peers. His expertise is focused on international commercial disputes across a broad spectrum of sectors.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Commercial Mediation which can be purchased from our Shop.

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