WIA Executive Committee Members 2022-2024

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The WIA Executive Committee will work with the WIA Committee Members to implement policies and activities.  The incoming WIA Executive Committee members for the 2022-2024 term are:

WIA Executive Committee Members (2022 - 2024)

Sylvia Jiang (Zhong Lun Law Firm, Partner)

In 2011, Sylvia joined Zhong Lun after graduation. Since joining Zhong Lun, Sylvia has been working at the Dispute Resolution Department, focusing on both domestic and overseas commercial arbitration and litigation at courts of different levels in China. Sylvia works in both Chinese and English, and her ability has been widely recognized by clients. She represents clients on arbitrations in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore and other jurisdictions, as well as lawsuits before various people’s courts in China.


Connie Lee (Des Voeux Chambers, Barrister)

Ms. Connie Lee was awarded the Bar Scholarship in 2008 before she joined Des Voeux Chambers to commence her practice as barrister in 2009. She has a broad civil and commercial practice in litigation and arbitration including those with cross-border elements. Her practice also has particular emphasis on company, shareholders’ disputes and insolvency matters. She is fluent in both Chinese and English and regularly handles litigation proceedings conducted in Chinese and provides legal advice on Hong Kong law for parties to litigations in Mainland, China. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand Inc. Since 2016, she has been appointed to the Competition Commission’s Panel of External Counsel. In September 2018 and 2019, she was appointed to sit as a Deputy District Judge. 


Yu Li (Shanghai Arbitration Commission, General Counsel)

Ms. Li is the General Counsel of Shanghai Arbitration Commission, and the Secretary-General of Alternative Dispute Resolution Center. She has a master's degree in law and specializes in commercial dispute resolution. Ms. Li focuses on arbitration research and practice for 20 years. She is well versed in arbitration-related laws and rules and has rich experience in domestic and foreign commercial arbitration, particularly in complex and difficult case. She has handled a large number of commercial arbitration cases in the field of international trade, investment, equity transfer, finance, real estate, construction and engineering.


Monika Prusinowska (University of Barcelona)

Dr. Monika Prusinowska is a specialist on international business law in the Sino-foreign context. Her current area of work and research includes, in particular, dispute resolution and foreign investment law.She has earned her degrees studying both in Europe (University of Lodz and University of Hamburg) and China (Tsinghua University). Her Phd focused on the state participation in international commercial arbitration in China. She has collected her experience working as an academic, as well as a lawyer in one of the largest law firms in China and a lecturer at the Polish embassy’s trade section in Beijing.


Mengyun Qiu (Allbright Law Offices, Partner)

Ms Qiu's main practice areas are export control and sanctions, and cross border dispute resolution. She joined AllBright Law Offices in 2010 and has been deeply engaged in foreign-related cases for more than ten years. She was an international visiting lawyer of a leading U.S. dispute resolution law firm in New York. In her early practice, she has advised listed companies and financial investment institutions on cross border investments assisted companies on issuance of new shares on Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE and Regulation S debt offerings. With her previous compound experience s in cross-border transactions and capital markets, she specializes in solving major and complex cross-border dispute cases involving multiple jurisdictions by diversified dispute resolution mechanisms.


Angelia Thng (Braddell Brothers LLP, Partner)

Angelia is a Partner at Braddell Brothers LLP, Singapore's second-oldest independent law practice founded in 1883. She specialises in civil and commercial litigation and international arbitration, appearing at all levels of the Singapore Court and various major arbitral institutions. Angelia advises clients on all aspects of cross-border disputes (both in litigation and arbitration), including the enforcement of international arbitral awards and/or court judgments. Within her broad practice area, Angelia has specialist expertise in Employment & Labour Law, Corporate Insolvency and Medical Negligence. She also pays special focus on growing areas including the use of technology in the health sector and artificial intelligence in the employment sphere. Angelia has been praised for providing clients with strategic, practical and effective solutions. Angelia received her L.L.B degree from the National University of Singapore and is qualified in Singapore.


Alice Wang (Pinsent Masons, Senior Associate)

Alice is a senior associate in Pinsent Masons’ global international arbitration practice group. Alice is qualified in Queensland Australia and has extensive experience in a wide range of industry sectors. Before joining Pinsent Masons, Alice worked in Australia and Hong Kong with top tier international law firms, as well as with the in-house legal teams of multinational companies. Her practice area focuses on the contentious aspects of projects, acting for main contractors, sub-contractors and employers in arbitration and court proceedings on oil and gas, building and other civil engineering projects. Alice advises large infrastructure and energy projects located in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and South America. In particular, she represents clients in international arbitrations conducted in HKIAC, ICC, SIAC, LCIA, and other major arbitral institutions.


Xi Zhang (Deputy General Manager of Overseas Legal Department, Sinochem Holdings)

Ms. Zhang Xi works in the overseas legal Department of legal Compliance Department of Sinochem Holdings Co., Ltd (Sinochem). Prior to her current position, she served as senior counsel in Business Development Division/International Case Division of Beijing Arbitration Commission/Beijing International Arbitration Center (BAC/BIAC). Ms. Zhang administered over 700 domestic and international arbitration cases, participated in the drafting and publishing of BAC/BIAC Rules for International Investment Arbitration and Interpretation of the Rules, and was appointed as representative of observer in UNCITRAL Working Group II. Ms. Zhang is now responsible for management of Sinochem’s overseas legal disputes and compliance issues, as well as monitoring and researching on overseas legal and policies changes, etc.


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