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Dr. Fan Yang

Dr. Fan Yang is one of the very few legal academics who has successfully dedicated her career to building bridges between Chinese and other legal systems, and looks forward to continuing to do so particularly in her chosen field of International Commercial Contracts and Arbitration.

She became the first Mainland Chinese to be called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2005. Her areas of expertise include complex commercial contracts, sale of goods, letter of credits and carriage of goods by sea. She has arbitrated in English and Chinese (Putonghua and Cantonese) languages. She has been appointed as an arbitrator under the ICC Rules of Arbitration (2012) and HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules (2013), and has extensive experience in arbitrations under other leading institutional rules, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations in leading international seats including London, Hong Kong and Stockholm.

She has published widely in a range of leading journals, including the International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Cambridge University Press and Arbitration International, Oxford University Press. More recently, she co-authored Contract Law in Hong Kong: A Comparative Analysis, Hong Kong University Press (2016) together with Professor Neil Andrews, Clare College, Cambridge, and is the sole author of a substantial commentary and case book (Vols.1&2) on Foreign-related Arbitration in China, published by Cambridge University Press.

Dr. Yang is a CEDR and HKMAAL Accredited Mediator. She is on the Panels of Arbitrators and Mediators of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) and a listed arbitrator of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). She is a Fellow and an approved faculty member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and an Elected Committee Member and currently Vice Chair of the China Committee of the CIArb East Asia Branch. She is a Fellow of the International Academy of the Belt and Road and a member of the Working Group on Dispute Resolution for the Belt and Road.

She has been teaching at the School of Law of the City University of Hong Kong since 2009. 

Her fuller profile is available here.