Helen Shi is an acclaimed lawyer, recommended for her strong experience as both counsel and arbitrator in international commercial disputes.
Helen H Shi is a partner of Fangda Partners, the appointed ICC Court member for China, and a member of the proceedings committee of the HKIAC. Her expertise in international arbitration proceedings involving China-elements receives particular acclaim.
Helen holds a proven track record of having successfully represented multinational companies and large domestic enterprises in complex and high-profile commercial arbitration cases. Having led over 100 cases, Helen is an experienced counsel and has accumulated considerable expertise in equity acquisition; oil and gas projects; hotel management; aircraft leasing; and construction disputes in arbitrations before the ICC, AAA, SIAC, HKIAC and CIETAC, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL rules.
In addition to her role as counsel, Helen has also sat as arbitrator in HKIAC, LCIA, ICC and CIETAC arbitrations and provided her expert opinion on Chinese commercial law and/or testified as expert in a number of litigation or arbitration cases abroad.
Helen has been recognised for her work and praised as “an icon of arbitration” by Chambers and Partners. Clients have taken notice of the tangible benefits of her familiarity with different roles, as well as her exceptional skillset, stating: “Helen’s experience as an arbitrator has given her an understanding of arbitration procedures, which allows her anticipate issues and react accordingly. In addition, her bilingual communication skills facilitate her clients’ understanding of the arbitration’s procedures. Ms Shi continues to be the counsel of choice for multinationals and domestic companies.”
Helen is qualified in both the PRC and the state of New York. She is a native Mandarin speaker and is fluent in English.