1 Shaun Z. Wu photo Shaun Z. Wu Lawyer Hong Kong ICBC Tower, 6th Floor 3 Garden Road Central, Hong Kong Shaun Wu is a China outbound disputes lawyer who acts as lead counsel in highstakes joint venture disputes, international arbitration and cross-border litigation proceedings, and internal investigations. He leads on China-related matters and has extensive experience representing clients across Asia. Most recently, Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 recognized that Shaun Wu is praised for his handling of China-related matters and does an excellent job conveying the case across cultural and linguistic barriers. Mr. Wu has acted in a wide range of China-foreign joint venture disputes involving governments, state-owned enterprises, multinational corporations, and individuals, including litigation and arbitration under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and other rules. Such matters include many project, infrastructure, telecommunications, media, technology, energy, oil and gas, financial services, and commercial disputes. Mr. Wu also represents multinational corporations in China in internal investigations. In particular, he focuses on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anticorruption, anti-bribery, and other regulatory enforcement matters in which clients rely on his business knowledge and bilingual language skills in China. In recognition of his achievements, Mr. Wu won an "Individual of the Year" Award for Dispute Resolution at the ALM China Law & Practice Awards 2015 in Beijing, China, and was named one of a select few finalists for Disputes Star of the Year by the Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards Mr. Wu is admitted to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators and is regarded as a thought leader for China-foreign disputes. He is a frequent speaker and panelist at international conferences and has contributed as expert and author to many leading publications on disputes resolution.
2 Prior to joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Wu practiced at King & Spalding LLP, where he focused on international arbitration and cross-border dispute resolution. Mr. Wu is a native Mandarin Chinese speaker and also speaks Cantonese. Admissions Hong Kong, Registered Foreign Lawyer New York Solicitor, England & Wales Solicitor, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, BVI) Education University of Oxford, MA University of Oxford, BA (Philip C. Jessup International Moot (Oralist, Top 8 of Over 500 Team); Open Exhibitioner) Languages Cantonese English Mandarin Accolades China Law & Practice, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Dispute Resolution Asialaw, Asia-Pacific, Disputes Star of the Year China Law & Practice, Individual of the Year Select Engagements Joint Venture & Partnership Disputes: Representation of a Chinese majority shareholder and guarantor subject to Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) arbitration in Hong Kong against an asset management company arising out of a share subscription and shareholders agreement, with US $40 million+ at stake. Representation of a large Chinese conglomerate subject to International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration in Singapore against a large multinational network technology corporation arising out of a supply and licensing agreement. Representation of one of the world's largest multinationals as claimant in an 2
3 HKIAC arbitration in Hong Kong against a publicly traded Chinese joint venture party in the renewable energy sector, with US $300 million+ at stake. Representation of a majority shareholder of a PRC real estate holding company incorporated in the Cayman Islands in a dispute with several U.S. banks over the potential default of a US $500 million credit facility. Representation of an Asian venture capitalist firm, in providing advice relating to inspector and liquidator appointments under Cayman law with respect to the takeover of a Chinese company. Representation of a European industrial company in an ICC arbitration in Zurich against a Korean company concerning a joint venture in China. Representation of a U.S. industrial company in an ICC arbitration in London against a Middle Eastern state-owned enterprise, arising out of a wide-ranging joint venture agreement, with billions of dollars at stake. Representation of China-based communications technologies company in designing and implementing an asset recovery strategy in the Cayman Islands resulting from a contractual dispute under a sale and purchase agreement. International Arbitrations: Representation of a large Chinese conglomerate in an ICC arbitration in London against a sovereign government arising out of a supply and installation agreement, with US $200 million+ in dispute. Successful representation, in a major international arbitration, of a leading international flooring manufacturer headquartered in the U.S. against several Chinese counterparties. The arbitration was seated in Hong Kong and administered by HKIAC under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and related to disputes arising out of multiple contracts involving a range of applicable laws, including Hong Kong law and PRC law. In a final award, the arbitral tribunal awarded our client 100% of its claim for damages plus interest, legal fees, and costs and expenses. Representation of a Chinese real estate corporation in an HKIAC arbitration in Hong Kong against a large Korean bank arising out of financing arrangements for the acquisition of property in China, with US $380 million+ in dispute. Representation of a large Chinese conglomerate in an ICC arbitration in Singapore arising out of an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for the construction of a power plant in Latin America, with US $700 million+ invested in the project. Representation of ConocoPhillips in relation to the enforcement of International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and ICC arbitration claims against the PDVSA and the Republic of Venezuela. Representation of Chevron in the successful enforcement of an investment treaty arbitration award against the Republic of Ecuador for US $100 million+ (with interest). Kobre & Kim s efforts in executing an enforcement strategy, including asset tracing, efforts to identify seizure targets, and the service of numerous discovery requests, culminated in Ecuador s paying Chevron the entirety of the original award plus interest. Representation of DuPont in enforcing a US $920 million judgment against 3
4 Kolon Industries, a South Korean conglomerate operating in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Representation of an oil major in an Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) arbitration in Singapore against a large Asian national oil company concerning the sale and purchase of fuel oil. Representation of a large Russian industrial concern in a London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) arbitration in London against a European investment bank, with US $90 million in dispute. Representation of an Asian production sharing contractor in multiple disputes against a host government all subject to ad hoc arbitration in Asia, with billions of dollars at stake. Investigations & Monitorships: Representation of former China-based senior executive of a multinational pharmaceutical corporation in an U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation regarding possible Foreign Corruptions Practices Act (FCPA) violations in China. Internal investigation of the China office of a leading multinational medical business corporation in connection with noncompliance allegations. Internal investigation of the Hong Kong office of a U.S. commodities trading firm in connection with a money laundering inquiry. Representation of a large multinational in connection with an investigation conducted by the SEC of a Nasdaq-listed Chinese corporation. Representation of a U.S. multinational corporation in connection with certain PRC regulatory and administrative proceedings together with local PRC cocounsel. Professional & Community Involvement Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Member Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, Member London Court of International Arbitration, Asia Pacific Users' Council Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Users Council International Chamber of Commerce, Young Arbitrators Forum International Centre for Dispute Resolution, Young & International International and Domestic Arbitration Centre, Advisory Board Member China International Arbitration Club, Member Hong Kong Mediation Council, Member Law Society of England and Wales, Member American Bar Association, Member New York State Bar Association, Member American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Member American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, Member Publications & Presentations 4
5 Speaker, Managing the Arbitration Process In-House Counsels and Experts Give Their Views, (Wolters Kluwer 2nd Annual International Arbitration Summit, Beijing, November 2016) Co-author, Clampdown on Multinationals in China Continues (Corporate Counsel, November 2016) Author, Trouble ahead for China's joint ventures (FinanceAsia, November 2016) Moderator, "Internal Investigations for MNCs in China," (InnoXcell Annual Symposium, Shanghai, October 2016) Speaker, The Cost of Doing Business: Understanding and Avoiding the Hazards of Internal Investigations in Asia, (Association of Corporate Counsel, Webinar, October 2016) Speaker, "Key Trends and Updates in Managing Cross-Border Disputes" (Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Summit, Hong Kong, September 2016) Co-author, "Miteno Acquires Yahoo s Advertising Partner for US $900 Million" (21st Century Business Herald, August 2016) Speaker, "Advising In-House Counsel in Outbound Disputes" (China: 2nd Annual International Arbitration Summit, Shanghai, July 2016) Co-author, "A Prayer for Prevention" (Asia Business Law Journal, July 2016) Co-author, "Get Ready for Disputes As US-China Deals Multiply" (Law 360, June 2016) Speaker, "How to Keep a Functional Relationship between Compliance and Business" (8th Anti-Corruption Compliance in China Summit, Beijing, May 2016) Author, "Domestic Parties Need to Prepare for Outbound Joint Venture Disputes" (China Business Law Journal, April 2016) Speaker "Tech M&A: Key Issues in Today's Convergence-Driven TMT Market" (11th Annual IFLR Asia M&A Forum, Hong Kong, March 2016) Speaker, "China-U.S. Outbound Joint Ventures Strategies for Dispute Resolution" (U.S.-China Legal Summit, Hong Kong, February 2016) Co-author, "Opportunity Beckons," (Asian Legal Business, January 2016) Speaker, "Outbound Joint Venture and China-Related Disputes" (Korea: 4th Annual International Arbitration Summit, Seoul, November 2015) Speaker, "Managing the Arbitration Process From In-House Counsel Perspective" (Korea: 4th Annual International Arbitration Summit, Seoul, November 2015) Speaker, "China Individual and Corporate Liability Risks: Status Report on Enforcement of Chinese Pricing, Competition and Anti-Corruption Laws" (32nd International Conference on the FCPA Global Anti-Corruption Regulatory and Enforcement Update, Washington DC, November 2015) Speaker, "Strategies for Success: Managing Cross-Border Disputes" (Asialaw Asia- Pacific Dispute Resolution Summit, Hong Kong, September 2015) Co-author, "VIE at Crossroads," (Caijing, August 2015) Co-author, "Managing Cross-Border Legal Risks in Dealing with VIE Structures" (21st Century Business Herald, July 2015) Co-author, "As VIE Returns Upsurge Continues, How to Manage Three Types of Risks?" (China Business News, June 2015) Co-author, "Offshore Chinese Structures in Dispute" (International Financial Law Review, May 2015) Co-author, "Defaults on Overseas Bonds" (Caixin Media, April 2015) 5
6 Speaker, "Outbound Arbitration and Offshore Asset Recovery" (Hong Kong: 5th Annual International Arbitration Summit, Hong Kong, April 2015) Speaker, "Multi-Jurisdictional Disputes" (InnoXcell Asia Symposium, Hong Kong, April 2015) Speaker, "Guarding Against Financial Crimes: Lessons Learned from the Qingdao Metal Scam" (The International Transaction Banking Convention, The Asian Banker Summit, Hong Kong, April 2015) Co-author, "China Outbound Investment Guide: Offshore" (China Law and Practice, April 2015) Co-author, "Real Estate High-Yield Bonds Generally Fall by Nearly 10%" (21st Century Business Herald, January 2015) Author, "More Choice for Resolving Outbound Disputes" (China Business Law Journal, December 2014/January 2015) Speaker, "Outbound Arbitration and Offshore Asset Recovery" (Korea: 3rd Annual International Arbitration Summit, Seoul, November 2014) Speaker, "Changes and Challenges: Main Issues of Recent Arbitration Regimes in Korea and Asia-Pacific" (Ministry of Justice, Republic of Korea, Seoul, November 2014) Speaker, "Enforcement: Ensuring that You Get the Money You re Owed" (Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Summit, Hong Kong, September 2014) Speaker, "Monetizing Large Judgments and Arbitration Awards" (The Association of Corporate Counsel, Webinar, April 2014) Co-author, "Dispute Resolution Expert, Lexis Practical Guidance Asia Dispute Resolution" (LexisNexis, 2014) Co-author, "Arbitration Expert" Lexis PSL UK Arbitration (LexisNexis, 2014) Author, "Arbitration in Hong Kong and China: Recent Developments and Considerations for Asian Parties" (Korean Arbitration Review - 3rd Edition, 2013) Author, "HKIAC Rules: What the New HKIAC Rules Mean for China-Related Arbitration" (China Law and Practice, July/August 2013) Author, "CIETAC Rules 2012: CIETAC Goes Global" (China Law and Practice, April 2012) Author, "International Arbitration for Chinese-Foreign Disputes: Emerging Choices in 2012" (American Bar Association International Law News, Spring 2012) Author, "Enforcement of an Award Rendered Following Arb-Med Proceedings" (Mealey s International Arbitration Report, January 2012) 6
7 Shaun Wu is praised for his handling of China-related matters and does an excellent job conveying the case across cultural and linguistic barriers. - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. 7