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Arthur (Xiao) Dong

Arthur (Xiao) Dong

AnJie Law Firm19/F, Tower D1Liangmaqiao Diplomatic Office BuildingNo. 19 Dongfangdonglu Chaoyang DistrictBeijingChina100600

Global Leader

Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Arthur Dong is celebrated for his "very strong acumen and perspective", as well as for his "reliable and trustworthy counsel".

Biography

Dr Arthur Dong is one of the founding partners at AnJie Law Firm. He has over 20 years of practice as a PRC lawyer. He focuses on complex matters of international commercial arbitration and cross-border litigation. His expertise covers a wide spectrum, including: international trade, technology transfer and intellectual property protection, cross-border investments, and M&A, as well as distribution and franchise disputes. He has assisted a large number of well-known multinational companies in resolving their commercial disputes through arbitration, litigation, or mediation. Arthur is a panel arbitrator listed for CIETAC, BAC, SHIAC, HKIAC, SIAC, AIAC, KCAB, and WIPO, inter alia. He has acted as legal counsel or arbitrator under various institutional arbitration rules. He has also handled ad hoc arbitrations. Arthur has served as counsel in many cases concerning the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards in different jurisdictions pursuant to the New York Convention. Additionally, Arthur frequently acts as an expert witness for Chinese law, before both international arbitration tribunals and foreign courts. He is a frequent contributor to Kluwer, LexisNexis and other publishers where he covers all aspects of arbitration. Arthur acts as the China reporter for the Institute of Transnational Arbitration. He has also been invited as a research fellow to the Institute of International Arbitration for China's Renmin University.

National Leader

China - Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Arthur (Xiao) Dong is “a highly dependable and reliable lawyer” who “really knows his stuff and can explain the details of proceedings to clients extremely well, and then provide the best practical solutions”.

Biography

Dr Arthur Dong is one of the founding partners at AnJie Law Firm. He has over 20 years of practice as a PRC lawyer. He focuses on complex matters of international commercial arbitration and cross-border litigation. His expertise covers a wide spectrum of dispute matters including, among others, international trade, cross-border transactions, technology transfer, intellectual property, infrastructure, natural resources, distribution and franchise.

Arthur represents clients as legal counsel under all the major institutional arbitration rules, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. He also represents clients before the Chinese courts for arbitration-related court proceedings, such as the confirmation of validity of the arbitration agreement and the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards pursuant to the New York Convention, etc.

As an example of Arthur’s track record, he has recently represented: a renowned Chinese construction group in three related ICC arbitrations involving a series of disputes against a Sri Lankan real estate developer, with the total amount in dispute exceeding US$110 million; a Chinese state-owned company in an HKIAC arbitration arising from a share purchase agreement involving several countries (including mainland China, Hong Kong, Cayman Islands and BVI) and with the amount in dispute exceeding US$45 million; a Chinese home appliance company in an HKIAC arbitration arising from a patent licence agreement with an American high-tech company, with the amount in dispute exceeding US$40 million; a number of Chinese international trading companies in several SIAC arbitrations involving the international trading of bulk cargo; a Chinese agricultural company in an ICC arbitration against a European company for a complex dispute relating to a new plant variety and an agricultural technology transfer; a Chinese company, working together with a British law firm, in an ICC arbitration for an EPC contract dispute against a US conglomerate, with the amount in dispute exceeding US$400 million (a record amount in ICC arbitration involving a Chinese party); and a Chinese company in a CIETAC arbitration for a technology transfer agreement dispute against a multinational technology company, with a sum in dispute exceeding US$25 million.

Arthur has been recognised as one of the leading arbitration practitioners in China by most of the renowned rankings, including but not limited to WWL, Chambers, The Legal 500, Asialaw and Benchmark Litigation. A foreign colleague, quoted in the dispute resolution chapter of Chambers Asia Pacific (2019), described him as “the most informed lawyer on arbitration practice in China”, adding: “He has provided very accurate and practical advice. He is the lawyer that I would choose to work hand-in-hand with in a desert, and in the most critical litigation.”

Arthur is a panel arbitrator of CIETAC, BAC, SHIAC, SCIA, HKIAC, SIAC, AIAC, KCAB, THAC, WIPO, etc. He got his first appointment as an arbitrator in 2005 and since then he has heard more than 300 China-seated arbitrations (about 60 per cent of which are foreign-related). In addition, Arthur has also sat as presiding or co-arbitrator in international arbitrations under various institutional arbitration rules, including ICC, SIAC, HKIAC and ad hoc arbitrations under UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.

Additionally, Arthur regularly acts as an expert witness for Chinese law, before both international arbitration tribunals and foreign courts. The legal issues that Arthur has opined on mainly pertain to the Chinese arbitration, commercial and corporate laws.

Arthur is a committee member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and a member of the SIAC Users Council. He also serves as a country reporter for the Institute of Transnational Arbitration and OGEMID. In addition, he is an adjunct professor at the China University of Political Science and Law.

Arthur is a frequent contributor to Kluwer, LexisNexis and other arbitration journals. He co-authored the China chapter of the Chambers Global Practice Guide for International Arbitration (2020 and 2021). He is also a co-editor of Chinese Arbitration Law, published by LexisNexis in 2015.

Arthur has a PhD in public international law and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the China University of Political Science and Law; and a Master of Laws degree from Temple University in the USA.
China - Competition 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Arthur (Xiao) Dong is very well respected for his meticulous work in unfair competition and antitrust litigation.

Biography

Dr Arthur Dong is one of the founding partners at AnJie Law Firm. He has over 20 years of practice as a PRC lawyer. He focuses on complex matters of international commercial arbitration and cross-border litigation. His expertise covers a wide spectrum of dispute matters including, among others, international trade, cross-border transactions, technology transfer, intellectual property, infrastructure, natural resources, distribution and franchise.

Arthur represents clients as legal counsel under all the major institutional arbitration rules, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. He also represents clients before the Chinese courts for arbitration-related court proceedings, such as the confirmation of validity of the arbitration agreement and the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards pursuant to the New York Convention, etc.

As an example of Arthur’s track record, he has recently represented: a renowned Chinese construction group in three related ICC arbitrations involving a series of disputes against a Sri Lankan real estate developer, with the total amount in dispute exceeding US$110 million; a Chinese state-owned company in an HKIAC arbitration arising from a share purchase agreement involving several countries (including mainland China, Hong Kong, Cayman Islands and BVI) and with the amount in dispute exceeding US$45 million; a Chinese home appliance company in an HKIAC arbitration arising from a patent licence agreement with an American high-tech company, with the amount in dispute exceeding US$40 million; a number of Chinese international trading companies in several SIAC arbitrations involving the international trading of bulk cargo; a Chinese agricultural company in an ICC arbitration against a European company for a complex dispute relating to a new plant variety and an agricultural technology transfer; a Chinese company, working together with a British law firm, in an ICC arbitration for an EPC contract dispute against a US conglomerate, with the amount in dispute exceeding US$400 million (a record amount in ICC arbitration involving a Chinese party); and a Chinese company in a CIETAC arbitration for a technology transfer agreement dispute against a multinational technology company, with a sum in dispute exceeding US$25 million.

Arthur has been recognised as one of the leading arbitration practitioners in China by most of the renowned rankings, including but not limited to WWL, Chambers, The Legal 500, Asialaw and Benchmark Litigation. A foreign colleague, quoted in the dispute resolution chapter of Chambers Asia Pacific (2019), described him as “the most informed lawyer on arbitration practice in China”, adding: “He has provided very accurate and practical advice. He is the lawyer that I would choose to work hand-in-hand with in a desert, and in the most critical litigation.”

Arthur is a panel arbitrator of CIETAC, BAC, SHIAC, SCIA, HKIAC, SIAC, AIAC, KCAB, THAC, WIPO, etc. He got his first appointment as an arbitrator in 2005 and since then he has heard more than 300 China-seated arbitrations (about 60 per cent of which are foreign-related). In addition, Arthur has also sat as presiding or co-arbitrator in international arbitrations under various institutional arbitration rules, including ICC, SIAC, HKIAC and ad hoc arbitrations under UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.

Additionally, Arthur regularly acts as an expert witness for Chinese law, before both international arbitration tribunals and foreign courts. The legal issues that Arthur has opined on mainly pertain to the Chinese arbitration, commercial and corporate laws.

Arthur is a committee member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and a member of the SIAC Users Council. He also serves as a country reporter for the Institute of Transnational Arbitration and OGEMID. In addition, he is an adjunct professor at the China University of Political Science and Law.

Arthur is a frequent contributor to Kluwer, LexisNexis and other arbitration journals. He co-authored the China chapter of the Chambers Global Practice Guide for International Arbitration (2020 and 2021). He is also a co-editor of Chinese Arbitration Law, published by LexisNexis in 2015.

Arthur has a PhD in public international law and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the China University of Political Science and Law; and a Master of Laws degree from Temple University in the USA.
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