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Jingzhou Tao is the managing partner at Dechert LLP China responsible for developing the firm’s Asian practice. He has more than 30 years of experience advising Fortune 500 companies on China-related matters. He has acted as counsel, chief arbitrator or party-nominated arbitrator in over 100 international arbitration proceedings. International arbitration-related positions currently held by Jingzhou include member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, member of the International Advisory Committee of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, member of the board of trustees of the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy, member of the board of Global Arbitration Review and fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Mr Tao is a frequent speaker in the legal world and has also published many articles in Chinese, international legal and business publications. He is also an adjunct professor at Peking University Law School, East China University of Political Science and Law, China University of Political Science and Law for the MBA programme, and a specially invited professor of law for the International Arbitration Programme at Tsinghua University School of Law.