Senior Partner

28, 31, 33, 36, 37/F, SK Tower,
6A Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District



Litigation Star



Practice area:

Commercial and transactions

Xiangwen is a senior partner at Zhong Lun Law Firm and co-chair of the firm’s compliance practice. He specializes in litigation, arbitration, and compliance/ regulatory. Prior to Zhong Lun, Xiangwen was a senior partner and member of the Executive Council at King & Wood Mallesons. Xiangwen began his career at the Legislative Affairs Commission of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress. He is also recognized and recommended by international legal rating guides such as Legal Band, Chambers & Partners, and The Legal 500.

Languages: Mandarin, English
Bar admissions: China National Bar, 2006
Association memberships: IADC, IBA, IPBA
Academic Qualifications: BA, LLM, LLM (Common Law)

  • Represented Baoneng Group, a large Chinese property and financial services conglomerate, in a series of disputes against Vanke, a major real estate developer, with respect to a 25% shareholding of Vanke and voting rights valued at RMB 50 billion. It is one of the most influential cases of listed company M&A and control disputes in the Chinese capital market in recent years.
  • Represented Wahaha, China’s largest beverage manufacturer, with respect to a series of cases relating to a joint venture dispute with Danone, a French multi-national food-products company, valued at USD 5 billion. It included more than 50 domestic and international litigation and arbitration cases in seven countries and regions. It is the largest joint venture and corporate control dispute in China’s history and received widespread domestic and international attention.
  • Represented a Chinese listed company with respect to an Italian M&A dispute before an ICC international arbitration seated in Geneva, Switzerland. He also handled related criminal proceedings and civil litigation in Italy.
  • Represented Maxchief Group and its affiliates with respect to its patent dispute arbitration with Lifetime Co. before the American Arbitration Association seated in San Francisco.