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Amy Wen Wei

Amy Wen Wei, 魏文

Senior Associate
LL.M. (US law); Master 2 (French law)

CMS Hasche Sigle, Hong Kong LLP
57/F, One Island East, 18 Westlands Road Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay
Hong Kong S.A.R.
Hong Kong
Languages Chinese, English, French, German

Amy’s practice focuses on international commercial and investment arbitration. She has extensive experience advising and representing multi-national and state-owned enterprises, states, public entities, and international organizations in complex transnational disputes. She has worked on high-stake international arbitration cases under the rules of ICSID, HKIAC, ICC, LCIA, SCC, ICDR, and ad hoc UNCITRAL, as well as enforcement and annulment procedures and other arbitration-related orders in front of domestic courts. Her clients come from a wide range ofjurisdictions and sectors.

Amy is a Registered Foreign Lawyer based in Hong Kong, and is qualified in the state of New York (USA) and Paris (France). She is trained in both common law and civil law jurisdictions - she holds an LL.M, degree from Harvard Law School and a Master in Law degree from the Institut d'etudes politiques de Paris (Sciences Po.), cum laude. She also specialises in public international law disputes and received a Certificate from the Hague Academy of Public International Law.

Amy started her career in Paris and worked at leading international law firms in France and Hong Kong. She publishes and speaks on issues relating to international arbitration. Her native language is Chinese (Mandarin) and she is fluent in English and French.

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Relevant experience

  • A Chinese state-owned-enterprise’s subsidiary in a USD 170 million HKIAC arbitration for a supply contract dispute.
  • A major Hong Kong oil and gas company in a USD 150 million LCIA arbitration for sales and tax disputes.
  • A European state in two separate ICSID investment arbitrations, with damages exceeding USD 600 million.
  • A Russian public entity and a Ministry thereof in a USD 500 million ad hoc PCA investment arbitration.
  • A Russian oil and gas state-owned-enterprise in a USD 300 million ad hoc PCA investment arbitration and Paris court proceedings.
  • A Chinese Belt & Road company in a USD 160 million LCIA commercial arbitration.
  • Two Mongolian clients in a USD 70 million HKIAC arbitration for a PE investment dispute.
  • A BVI investment fund inanUSD 13 million ICC arbitration and related court procedures for a bond dispute.
  • A Mexican state-owned energy company on dispute resolution strategies against U.S. companies in different forum.
  • A Swedish private investor to enforce an ICSID award against Hungary in multiple jurisdictions, and defense against challenge of the award in front of European courts.
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  • 2016 - LL.M., Harvard Law School, US law
  • 2014 - Master ofLaw, Institut d'etudes politiques de Paris (Sciences Po.), cum laude, French law
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  • "Challenges in the Taking of Evidence in Arbitrations Seated in Mainland China", Journal of International Arbitration 36, no. 3 (2019), 315-336.
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Lectures list

  • "Money, Markets, and Morals", Harvard College 2015-2016 Semester, with Prof. M.J. Sandel - the Harvard Teaching
    Excellence Award 2015-2016.
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