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Ariel Ye is a partner of King & Wood Mallesons. She has over thirty years’ extensive experience in the field of cross-border commercial dispute resolution. In her career, she has successfully handled a great number of complex foreign-related commercial disputes of major importance, especially those involving international arbitration. She has long been recognised as a leading expert in PRC-related dispute resolution in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as one of the most currently respected Chinese lawyers in the field of international arbitration. 

Ariel Ye also acts as committee member, board member, etc. of several international arbitration institutions, and is perennially invited to speak at large professional conferences of the international arbitration community. Further, she is among the drafting experts of the 2010 IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration. 

Ariel Ye has been frequently recognised as a leading lawyer by prestigious legal publications including Chambers China and Asian Legal Business. In 2012, Ariel Ye was ranked as one of the ‘Top 15 Women Lawyers in China’ and one of the ‘Top 75 Lawyers by Client Choice’ in the Asia-Pacific region by ALB. She was selected as one of the outstanding commercial litigation lawyers in the 2013 edition of Who’s Who Legal’s The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers. She has represented domestic and foreign clients at China’s CIETAC, and Chinese clients before the SCC, HKIAC, AAA and ICC. She is also listed on the panel of arbitrators of AAA, CIETAC, HKIAC and SIAC. Clients especially appreciate Ariel’s ‘rich local knowledge with world-class excellence’; ‘easy communication’, and ‘high efficiency and accurate grasp of problems’.

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