WIA Executive Committee Members

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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 2020-2022 term are:

WIA Executive Committee Members (2020 - 2022)

Ling Yang (Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre)

Dr. Ling Yang is Deputy Secretary-General of HKIAC and Chief Representative of the Shanghai Office. Ling Yang graduated from the International Law Institute of Wuhan University with a Ph.D. and a LL.M. degree. Prior to joining HKIAC, Dr. Yang served as an Associate Professor at the East China University of Political Science and Law, where she has taught, practiced, and conducted research in international arbitration for more than eight years. Dr. Yang has published two books and more than 30 papers on commercial arbitration and investment arbitration. She was a visiting scholar at the University of Aix-en-Provence Marseille (2007-2008) as well as Boston University (2016-2017). Dr. Yang also participated as an independent observer in the activities of the UNCITRAL Working Group II and serves as the Executive Editor-in-Chief for the Shanghai International Arbitration Review. 


Yu Li (Senior counsel of TianTong Law Firm)

Ms. Li is a senior counsel of TianTong Law Firm. 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 (China-EU School of Law at the China University of Political Science and Law)

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.


Connie Lee (Des Voeux Chambers)

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. 


Xiaojun Wang (Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre)

Ms. Xiaojun Wang is Deputy Counsel in HKIAC’s arbitration team. She administers cases in English and Chinese. Prior to joining HKIAC, Xiaojun worked as an attorney at international and PRC law firms in Beijing and Hong Kong, specialising in cross-border dispute resolution. She also previously interned at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.


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